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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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5 tips for designing a great challenge coin

5 Tips for Designing a Great Challenge Coin 

Challenge coins have become an important part of the military culture. They are small tokens that can be earned by members of the armed forces to mark a specific achievement or moment in time with a unit or organization. Additionally, challenge coins are used as a token of recognition that signify membership, loyalty, and allegiance. […]

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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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How Do You Make a Challenge Coin?

How Do You Make a Challenge Coin?

Companies and organizations around the world like to give challenge coins to their members in the way of commemorating special events. Each coin is a symbol of achievement, belonging, and camaraderie within a group. Because challenge coins mean so much to so many people, people often ask how they're made. The process for making the […]

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Our Favorite Military Coin Designs

Over the years, Custom Challenge Coins has had the privilege of working on some truly amazing military coin designs. While every coin we create holds deep meaning, there are a few that have really resonated with us or stuck in our memories. We’ve selected a few of our absolute favorite designs to share with you.  […]

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Designing Challenge Coins

The Top Tips For Designing Challenge Coins For Your Military Celebration

Diving into some of the top advice and strategies for designing challenge coins to help commemorate your special military heroes. Click to learn more.

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Can You Make Your Own Coins?

“It’s just a coin, right? How hard could it really be?” We’re often contacted by people who want to know more about what it takes to actually make a challenge coin. After all, they’re fairly small, they fit in your pocket, and some of them don’t have an insane amount of detail. Sounds like they’d […]

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5 Unique Design Tips for Military Challenge Coins

5 Unique Design Tips for Military Challenge Coins

Have you been wondering how military challenge coin came to existence? Here are five amazing design tips for military challenge coins.

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Tips for Designing a Masonic Challenge Coin

Tips for Designing a Masonic Challenge Coin

A masonic challenge coin brings your fraternity together. Here's ho

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