What is a challenge coin, how did it start, and why a duck?
To learn the full history behind a challenge coin, check out Wikipedia.
To summarize, challenge coins started as a military tradition for service members when they join a unit to
represent them being a part of that team. Anyone with a coin can challenge those around them to show their
coin. Should someone not have a coin for the challenge, then they need purchase a drink for everyone who
does have a coin.
Why do the SpiceBuddies have a coin? Besides a few buddies being the life of the party in the after-hours
events, it started from the
unofficial Spiceworks challenge coin
created by Jimmy T. It started as a fan
project for Spiceheads and Spiceworkers to show we're all apart of the Spiceworks community. This
created a lot of interest for more coins and different design. Since Jimmy T. was part of the SpiceBuddies
when the first coin was created, a design was created for the 2019 SpiceWorld.
Why a duck? It all started when Spiceworks revealed their new logo in 2017. Huw3481 thought the logo was
in the shape of a duck and posted this gif.
Spiceworks never confirmed or denied the existing of the hidden duck in the logo. Since Spiceworks already
has SpiceRex as their mascot, the SpiceBuddies offered a home to this duck with the name SpiceDuck! To see
more hijinks this humble duck has brought, check
Adding the extra Spice to SpiceWorld since 2016!