View Full Version : SWC Motto and Coin

09-24-2006, 08:29 PM
I am exploring the options available in producing a Small Wars Council coin. One idea I am toying with right now is inscribing a motto for the Council (in Latin) on the coin. Here are several I’ve been thinking about – let me know what you think and by all means post alternatives.

If there is enough interest here I’ll narrow down the choices to the top two and post a ‘vote-off’. I am also requesting any information you might have on quality (and reasonably priced) coins – who makes good stuff and does not charge an arm and a leg. Thanks...

Steve Blair
09-24-2006, 08:34 PM
I'll check and see where the AFROTC Det I work for got their coins. They charge $6 each and they're of pretty good quality. They got them about a year before I took over the civilian side, otherwise I'd have the answer at my fingertips.:cool:

Correction - the Det charges $6 per coin. Still...they can't really do it to make a profit.

09-24-2006, 08:37 PM
Much appreciated Steve.

09-24-2006, 11:28 PM
When I read the thread title, I thought "coin" meant COIN. LOL !

09-24-2006, 11:58 PM
Since I received some response from this. Boots on the ground-Eyes on the Population-Mind on the Mission.

09-25-2006, 12:40 AM
"Exempoator est melior quam praecepio"

Example is better than Precept.

09-25-2006, 06:14 AM
Nota Bene: Note well.

09-25-2006, 12:01 PM
If any of the members are in Korea, they would be able to get coins dirt cheap in Itaewon...

Steve Blair
09-25-2006, 01:41 PM
We got ours from MTM Coins.


Tom Odom
09-25-2006, 01:53 PM
How about, "Do you know what assume really means?"

Seriously, I favor the history logo...big surprise, I know.


09-25-2006, 04:14 PM
I think the "Boots on the ground..." quote would be an excellent choice, even if a penchant for Latin means it would need to be translated.

09-25-2006, 10:03 PM
Boots on the ground-Eyes on the Population-Mind on the Mission, "Tabernus in humus Eyes in Populatio - Mens in Absentis"


09-25-2006, 10:50 PM
My roommate from college teaches Latin at a private high school. He was kind enough to translate "B is a good grade" for my Command & Staff conference group's logo. He works for beer. Fortunately, I have some.

So the message, not the Latin, is the key.

Love Slapout's BOG and the history one.... If only we were talking about a giant rodeo belt buckle and could have it all.

09-25-2006, 11:11 PM
Got to agree. I voted for history is our teacher.

09-25-2006, 11:16 PM
If it was printed around the circumference of the coin, it might fit?

09-26-2006, 01:18 PM
My first unit coin had the motto: "When it was too hard for others" inscribed around the edge. A slightly longer inscription is not a hard feat.

10-05-2006, 02:47 PM
Having reviewed the work done here I keep thinking that a quote from Ovid "It is good to learn, even from one's enemies" would be a good fit for a coin motto.

We review our actions, and the actions of our enemy to develope new tactics and techniques to accomplish our mission. So learning from our own experiences / actions AND those of our foes seems to be the focus of the SWC.

10-05-2006, 06:31 PM
We are moving on the coin (lower case;-). Will let this thread linger for about one more week then post a "top two" poll for the final motto. Thanks again for the response...