|General Description||AAFES POGS The Army and Air Force Exchange Service, distributes pog-like coinage as change at its stores in contingency areas. The reason for adopting pogs as currency was that supply flights overseas had limited capacity and high costs. Metal coinage weighs significantly more than the paper pogs, which are also much thinner than stardard pogs. However, since only Congress can order US currency made and the pogs stay within the AAFES system, they are ”gift certificates”; instead of currency. While they are only issued in contingency areas, they are redeemable at any AAFES store worldwide.|
|Front Description||The AAFES POGs are polystyrene discs, 23 mm (1.58 inches) in diameter. They have a medal turn. There are multiple printings of POGs. Once a printing is completed, it will never be reissued.
The first printing has ”Gift Certificate„; across the top, ”AAFES”; across the bottom and the denomination in the center on one side of the POG. On the other side the denomination is located at the top, ”AAFES”; on the bottom and three lines of text in the middle which state:”This gift certificate has a retail" (line 1) "value of (5, 10 or 25) cents and is redeemable” (line 2) ”only at your BX/PX”; (line 3). The background is white/grey on the 5 cents, brown on the 10 cents and red/brown on the 25 cents.
|Material||Hybrid (paper and polymer)|
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