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Latest revision as of 18:04, 13 January 2020

The obverse and reverse of the Prime Minister's challenge coin
The Prime Minister challenge coin is a type of special recognition that is bestowed at the sole discretion of the Prime Minister of Westarctica, much in the same way that chivalric orders are by the Grand Duke of Westarctica. These coins were designed, ordered and purchased in the spring of 2019 by then Prime Minister Jordan Farmer.

Origins of the coins

Challenge coins have a long history within military culture, possibly going back as far as World War I. In recent years, they have branched out to non-military businesses and offices, including that of Presidents, Prime Ministers, even the Catholic Pope. Given Jordan's military background and desire to have a physical, on-the-spot method of recognition at his sole discretion, the creation of challenge coins for the office of the Prime Minister seemed appropriate. The coins were funded by Farmer using his own private money.

Features of the coin

The coin is 2.25 inches (57 mm) in diameter. The coins were produced using a die-casting process, with enamel coloring. The outside edge of both faces features an oblique lining. Each coin is individually numbered, with the sequence running from 1-100. The obverse of each coin features the lesser arms of Westarctica, with the words "PRESENTED WITH GRATITUDE. OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER." The reverse of each coin features an image of the continent of Antarctica, with Westarctica represented by its flag coloring its territory, the sequence number of the coin, along with the words "GRAND DUCHY OF WESTARCTICA. ESTABLISHED 2001."

Coin Recipients

This table identifies the recipients/holders of coins, and the reason for bestowing it.

Number Name Date Reason
001 Flag of Westarctica.jpg Jordan Farmer 25 April 2019 Retained for private collection
002 Flag of Westarctica.jpg Grand Duke Travis 29 April 2019 Appreciation for guidance during transition into role as Prime Minister
003 link={{{2}}} President Kevin Baugh of Molossia 27 April 2019 Given as a token of friendship during diplomatic exchange
004 Flag of Westarctica.jpg Duke August of Fox Grove 2 May 2019 Appreciation for stepping into Prime Minister's previous role as Minister of Citizenship & Immigration
005 Flag of Westarctica.jpg Jessica Barton 4 May 2019 Appreciation for stepping into Prime Minister's previous role as Commissioner of the Civilian Corps
006 link={{{2}}} Joe Farmer 11 May 2019 For service of a personal nature
007 link={{{2}}} Baroness Alexandra of Slabovia 19 July 2019 For serving as an excellent guide and host during MicroCon 2019
008 link={{{2}}} Minister Alexia Blackston of Kaz 20 July 2019 For excellence in role as a young micronationalist during MicroCon 2019
009 link={{{2}}} Prime Minister Zachary Blackston of Kaz 20 July 2019 For excellence in role as a young micronationalist during MicroCon 2019
010 link={{{2}}} Ambassador Katharine Reeves of Kaz 20 July 2019 For excellence in role as a young micronationalist during MicroCon 2019
011 link={{{2}}} President Kwon Minsung of the Jusin Republic 20 July 2019 As a personal token of friendship between micronations at MicroCon 2019
012 link={{{2}}} Emperor Austin of Iustus 20 July 2019 As a personal token of friendship between micronations at MicroCon 2019
013 link={{{2}}} President John Farr of West Who 20 July 2019 As a personal token of friendship between micronations at MicroCon 2019
014 link={{{2}}} Foreign Minister Michael Farr of West Who 20 July 2019 As a personal token of friendship between micronations at MicroCon 2019
015 link={{{2}}} Emperor Lis of the Aerican Empire 20 July 2019 As a personal token of friendship between micronations at MicroCon 2019
016 link={{{2}}} Queen Carolyn of Ladonia 20 July 2019 As a personal token of friendship between micronations at MicroCon 2019
017 link={{{2}}} Grand Duke Joshua of Danduros 20 July 2019 As a personal token of friendship between micronations at MicroCon 2019
018 link={{{2}}} King George II of Slabovia 20 July 2019 In gratitude for hosting MicroCon 2019
019 link={{{2}}} Prince Phillip of Pibocip 20 July 2019 As a personal token of friendship between micronations at MicroCon 2019
020 link={{{2}}} Vice Admiral Patrick Goddard of Slabovia 20 July 2019 In gratitude for serving as the Master of Ceremonies for MicroCon 2019
021 link={{{2}}} Chancellor Rankin MacGillivray of Slabovia 21 July 2019 In gratitude for his role in organizing MicroCon 2019
022 link={{{2}}} Queen Anastasia of Ruritania 21 July 2019 As a personal token of friendship between micronations at MicroCon 2019
023 Flag of Westarctica.jpg Kristina Sullivan 6 August 2019 In gratitude for serving as Captain of Westarctica's official GISH team in the 2019 iteration
024 link={{{2}}} Prince-Abbot James of Inselwald 9 August 2019 As a token of friendship and in gratitude for his work with the Noble Chapter of the Grand Hunt
025 Flag of Westarctica.jpg Duke Wolf of Waesche 10 September 2019 In gratitude for serving on the First Constitutional Convention
026 Flag of Westarctica.jpg Princess Rebecca, Duchess of Rockefeller 10 September 2019 In gratitude for serving on the First Constitutional Convention
027 Flag of Westarctica.jpg Duchess Dany-el of Hanessian 10 September 2019 In gratitude for serving on the First Constitutional Convention
028 Flag of Westarctica.jpg Baron Christian of Hadley 10 September 2019 In gratitude for serving on the First Constitutional Convention
029 Flag of Westarctica.jpg Christine Wood 10 September 2019 In gratitude for serving on the First Constitutional Convention
030 Dracul flag.jpg Vice President Stephen Luke of Dracul 20 October 2019 In recognition of partnership between nations
031 Flag of Shiloh.jpg King Timothy of Shiloh 6 January 2020 As a personal token of friendship between micronations