The Armor of God coin, was originally designed to be given to Christian Chaplains, to boost their spirits for their efforts within military affairs. As the coins were given out their popularity quickly spread throughout the world. Now the Armor of God coin is purchased and used by various types of individuals and organizations who consider themselves warriors belonging to the Army of God. Be sure to look at our Armor of God products in our online store.
The Armor of God is based on a scripture found in the New Testament. The Apostle Paul states in Ephesians 6:12-13, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”
Paul then describes the individual pieces of armor in verses 14-17. “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with the truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Finally, in verse 18, Paul admonishes us to pray always.
On the front side of the coin are two shields bearing the letters “RWH,” which stand for “Return With Honor.” This reminds us of the importance of not just serving, but serving honorably.
Due to the popularity and demand of the Armor of God coin, an Armor of God Pin, Armor of God Key chain, and Armor of God Pendant have also been developed. Each of these products can be used by:
The “Put on the Whole Armor of God” three-dimensional commemorative coin, pin, key chain, ring and pendant depicting the design shown above is a registered copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office. Each product should include the “©2004 Frank Clawson” trademark. In addition the above Armor of God products are exclusively manufactured by SymbolArts.
History of Dog Tags
During the Civil War, soldiers used various methods of tagging themselves for purposes of identification in the event of death on the battle field. Many wrote their names on paper tags and pinned them to their clothing. Some made tags out of wood with carved holes at the end to be worn as a necklace. Coins were also smoothed over and engraved with their name and unit number.
Metal military dog tags originated during World War I. Tags manufactured between 1941 and the early 1970’s had a notch in one end. It is a myth that the notch was used to wedge between the teeth of fallen soldiers. The notch was actually needed to keep the tag in place on the machine that was used to stamp the military personel’s surname (follwed by initials), service number, branch of service, blood type and religion (if desired by the individual). The process for stamping the tags has changed, and the notch is no longer needed.