A Challenge Coin is small two sided coin or medallion that bears a logo or insignia of a particular organization. The purpose of a challenge coin is to show affiliation or membership with an entity such a military unit, club, law enforcement, fire department, and so on. Coins also make for a perfect commemorative item or gift that can be displayed in many ways.
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Show your affiliation or membership to a military unit, club, or team, or reward accomplishments with custom challenge coins. With their origins commonly traced back to World War I, custom challenge coins were first given to members of the U.S. Army Air Service volunteers. Their history lives on today, as challenge coins are still collected by active duty and retired service members, as well as veterans and government personnel.
But organizations beyond the military also award challenge coins. Fraternal organizations, advocacy groups, sports teams, and many other organizations create custom challenge coins to strengthen the bond between members and their commitment to the organization. In fact, some of the most well-known challenge coins today are the recovery coins awarded to members of Alcoholics Anonymous to remind them of their successes and their commitment to sobriety.
Our custom challenge coins are made from high-quality, durable materials, so you can carry them with you or display your coins for years to come. You design your custom challenge coins -- with the help of our expert design team -- so you can get the exact look you need. Choose up to eight enamel colors and various plating options like bronze, copper, nickel, and more. Pick your edge and size to get your ideal look and feel. Upload your group's logo or insignia, and our expert custom coin makers will send you a proof of your coin to review. Once your design is perfect, we will begin production and ship you custom coins right to your door for free.
All of our custom challenge coin orders include:
- Free custom coin artwork with revisions
- Free vinyl coin pouch
- Free UPS ground shipping
- Up to 8 enamel colors
- Your choice of 6 plating finishes
Custom challenge coin mold fees vary based on the size of the coin, the complexity of design, and the number of sides. Please request a quote for complete details. All custom challenge coins are priced with a plain edge and 3mm thickness, and include PVC pouches. Additional edge and packaging options are available.
How to Make a Custom Challenge Coin?
Just upload your challenge coin design artwork and choose options for size, plating, edge, and packaging, and we’ll send you a quote to make your custom challenge coins. PinMart has been a custom challenge coin maker for over 40 years with five-star ratings from happy customers.
How Much Do Custom Challenge Coins Cost?
PinMart’s custom challenge coins can cost as little as $1.95 each. While the cost of each custom challenge coin varies by the size of your order, we can accommodate a wide range of budgets by working with you on the size, thickness, plating, colors, and other options. We have no minimum order size, but the more you order, the lower the price per custom challenge coin will be.
What Is the Origin of Military Challenge Coins?
The term challenge coin has multiple origin stories, all filled with rich military history. In addition to the U.S. Army Air Service story, another backstory dictates who picks up the tab. Military lore indicates the individuals would need to show a challenge coin to prove their association with the military. If you were challenged and did not have a coin to show your membership, you would have to buy the challenger a drink. This practice led to the term challenge coin, as members were challenged to prove their affiliation. The tradition of military challenge coins persists widely today and has even led some units to create their own custom challenge coins.
Can Civilians Make Custom Challenge Coins?
Yes! While they may trace their history to the military, custom challenge coins aren't exclusive to military units; they've made their way into the business world as custom coins bearing a corporate logo and message. Many businesses and volunteer organizations now use custom challenge coins to commemorate anniversaries, recognize an achievement, or as trade show giveaways. Coins are a sign of membership and unity, and creating a custom challenge coin design for your organization makes them unique tokens.
Give us a call today at 1-877-PINMART, and our customer service team will be happy to help you create an exquisite custom challenge coin. If you are in rush, we also carry a wide selection of in-stock challenge coins ready for immediate shipment that represent all the branches of the military and many specialties.