B/GEN ROBIN OLDS
The design of the coin took some time as Robin did so much in one lifetime, that it was difficult to narrow down the elements onto a 2-inch coin. The Kentuckiana River Rat Pack worked in conjunction with Christina Olds to come up with the design you see here. The coin is two-inches in diameter, finished in antique silver and each coin is sequentially numbered. Currently, coins are only available from Christina Olds and are very limited in quantities. So send your email to Christina to let her know how many coins you need. If you have any questions or comments on the coin or the ordering of it, please send Christina an email at
Not a River Rat? If you like the camaraderie that goes with being part of the culture that included those like Robin, then you will love being a part of the Rats. For more information on the River Rats and to see how you can join, click the River Rats logo below or visit their website at River-Rats.org. As a "one time good deal, G.I.", anyone who joins the River Rats will receive a free River Rats challenge coin. Just let them know that you are joining from the Robin Olds Challenge Coin site. See the River Rat challenge coin here, River Rat Challenge Coin.
The website that you are on is hosted by the Billy Sparks Kentuckiana Pack website (billysparkspack.com). Feel free to look at the different sections as there are TINS, photos, newsletter updates and even other challenge coins that can be purchased. If you are interested in getting on the Kentuckiana Pack newsletter email list, there are links for that on the site. Of special note, check out the "River Rat Museum" link to learn more about the upcoming Museum. The River Rats have started the initial steps to begin the museum project by teaming up with the Aviation Heritage Parkin Bowling Green, KY, (https://www.aviationheritagepark.com) as they start the construction of their new museum.
Front of the coin
The Fighter Pilots' Fighter Pilot. That pretty much sums it up. Just a few of Robin's major accomplishments are listed.
Back of the coin
The back covers Robin's major accomplishments in the air. From the fighters he flew, to his air-to-air credits in both WWII and Vietnam, to being one of the founding fathers of the River Rats. We understand that there is so much more, but we felt a 5 inch coin might be pushing it.
Obtaining Your Coin
Currenttly, this "Official " Robin Olds Challenge Coin is available only from Robin's daughter, Christina Olds, and qualities are very limited. So email Christina to see if there are any remaining at:
The cost of one coin is $15 (US Mail). Your cost covers shipping and handling.
Additional coins can be purchased for $10.00 per coin in the same order. If you are outside the U.S., please email Christina at before you order, and let her know how many coins you want to order, your exact overseas address and she will find out postage on a case by case basis. If you have any questions or comments on the coin or the ordering of it, please send her an email at:
If you have any additional questions,
Craig “Pontiff” Pope