Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2019.177.4
Dimensions: 1.75 in diameter
Dimensions (Metric): 4.445 cm diameter
Credit Line: Gift of London Metropolitan Police Service and M15 and M16 UK Security Services
MI6 Secret Intelligence Service challenge coin. The coin is gold-colored with a green border and features the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom in the center. "SECRET INTELLIGENCE SERVICE" and six golden stars are printed around the border. The reverse side of the coin also has a green border with golden stars, and in its center is the SIS Building, or MI6 Building, at Vauxhall Cross.
After 9/11, the U.S. government mobilized intelligence and federal law enforcement agencies to share data and expertise with each other, U.S. military partners, international allies, and local informants to combat vast terrorist networks. The influx and analysis of recovered items increased dramatically.
The Secret Intelligence Service, commonly known as MI6, is the foreign intelligence service of the United Kingdom.