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Military personnel get special collectible Halo 5 Coin when purchasing game from U.S. bases

A limited edition coin for Halo 5: Guardians comes with the game when purchased from a U.S. military base.

With Halo 5: Guardians officially launching last week, gamers are finding all the goodies that came along with the highly anticipated game. One of the most remarkable discoveries is the limited edition coin that came along with copies of the game purchased from a U.S. military base.

To acquire this game coin, Halo 5: Guardians had to be purchased from a military base as either a veteran, active service member, or a dependent of military personnel.

Details on the Fabled Coin

The Halo 5: Guardians coin is twice the size of the U.S. quarter, and has the image of Spartan Locke and Master Chief on one side. The opposite side of the coin features the emblems of the five armed services of the United States. 

Microsoft has confirmed that this coin is legit and that they worked together with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service to bring this to their gamers.

"Our U.S. retail team worked with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service on this,"

"We've done this in the past for big title launches as a gift with purchase (while supplies last)."

-Microsoft Spokesperson

This isn't the first time these game coins, commonly known as "challenge coins", have shown up from military bases. Other games have included similar special coins, like:

  • Dead Rising 3
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Destiny
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Halo 5: Guardians and these military coins launched on October 27th, 2015 exclusively for the Xbox One. For more Halo, check out our review of the game and our beginner's guide

What do you think of these challenge coins? Did you get one? Share your thoughts with me below!

Published Nov. 2nd 2015
  • D_3687
    It is great that so many comments are made about being able to get this coin on a military base when you purchase the game; however, what is missing is the fact that some bases only received two dozen (24 coins); so it is NOT as lucky as one would think. You could only imagine how many of these coins would sale "if" they were produced at a price of $20 per coin. Oh! then they wouldn't be collector's items would they? My brother (Served honorably in the Army, medically discharged after Iraq); I am still serving and trying to obtain a coin for him.....So! Since our BX is sold out of their 24 coins; where else can you obtain one of these?
  • topher339
    If I had known about this I would have picked up the game at the BX. I may have to do that from now on. Was this at all dependent on a pre-order? Is the challenge coin still being offered?

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