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Custom Challenge Coins has been making custom coins for over 15 years and counting. We have written a lot about topics that you may find helpful as your begin your custom challenge coin project. Our articles range from challenge coin history, coin design best practices, challenge coin tips, customer showcases, as well as other useful challenge coin information. If you are a customer and want to be showcased on our blog, we would love to hear from you.
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How much do custom challenge coins cost

How Much Do Custom Challenge Coins Cost?

Are you buying challenge coins for your station, business, or agency? Learn how to estimate your costs in this complete guide.

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Everything You Need to Know About Receiving a Challenge Coin

Challenge Coin Etiquette 101: Everything You Need to Know About Receiving a Challenge Coin

Receiving a challenge coin is a big deal! It's essential that you respond accordingly. Learn all about challenge coin etiquette in this comprehensive guide.

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Why should I care about custom challenge coins

Why Should I Care About Custom Challenge Coins?

If you've heard about custom challenge coins but don't know exactly what they are, this article is for you. Continue reading to learn why you should care.

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Difference between enamels challenge coins, die struck, and photo insert coin options

Difference Between Enamel Challenge Coins, Die Struck, and Photo Insert Coin Options

One of the first decisions that you’ll make when designing your custom challenge coin is how you want the image or design to be represented on the coin. This will impact the size of your coin, the colors, and the amount of detail that you’re able to see.  At Custom Challenge Coins, we offer a […]

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What is a Battalion Coin

Representing Your Unit: What Is a Battalion Coin?

many of units will mint and distribute a battalion coin for every soldier in the unit. But, do you know what a battalion coin is, and why it is a popular symbol of U.S. military identity?

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How do I Create a Custom Coin?

How Do I Create a Custom Coin? A Step-by-Step Guide

Creating a custom challenge coin can be easy. You don’t even need to know how to use graphic design programs to create your designs, as we can help. In this blog post, learn how to create a custom coin with Custom Challenge Coins. 1. Identify the Purpose of Your Custom Challenge Coin Challenge coins can […]

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When Metal Eclipses Coin Design

When Metal Plating Eclipses Coin Design: Key Tips

Did you know that humans are naturally attracted to shiny things, according to research? If you're designing challenge coins, it can be tempting to choose the shiniest metal plating. However, if you do, you might run into issues where the metal plating outshines the rest of the coin design. Is high polish plating eclipsing your […]

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Designing Challenge Coins for a Fire Department

The Secret Behind Designing Fire Department Challenge Coins

Want to show your appreciation for your hard working firefighter team? Show them you care by designing memorable challenge coins. Are you on a mission to design a range of custom challenge coins for your fire department? Coming up with a meaningful design can be challenging, especially if you want it to be unique and […]

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Importance of Masonic Challenge Coins

The Importance of Masonic Challenge Coins, Explained

The Importance of Masonic Challenge Coins, Explained What are masonic challenge coins, what do they mean, and why do they matter? We explain the answers in this insightful guide. Mary's Chapel in Edinburgh, Scotland is recognized as the oldest proven Masonic lodge that exists anywhere in the world. While the practice may extend back that […]

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How Do You Get Commemorative Coins

How Do You Get Commemorative Coins

Limited edition coins are in high demand due to their limited availability. How do you get one? Read to learn more about commemorative coins here.

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