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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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For Your Hero: Firefighter Gifts

You breathe a sigh of relief because he's home safe again. It feels like you've been holding your breath since he left—hours ago. You thought it might get easier as time went on but it didn't. Every time he gets called to a fire, you worry he might not come back. And how could you […]

What is a Challenge Coin? And How it all Began

What is a Challenge Coin? And How it all Began Did you know those non-monetary incentives are as effective as monetary incentives when it comes to employee motivation? For a long time, challenge coins have been a popular way of motivating teams and developing a sense of camaraderie. This tradition is deeply rooted in the military […]

Coins for the Brave: A Background of the Prestigious Firefighter Challenge Coin

A Background of the Prestigious Firefighter Challenge Coin Firefighter challenge coins are reserved for a special kind of brave - learn everything you need to about earning one of these prestigious coins, here. There's an old saying that goes "All men are created equal, then a few become firemen". It hails firemen as a cut […]

The Airman's Coin: 8 Interesting Facts About the Air Force Challenge Coin

The airman's coin has a rich history. Given to airmen at their Air Force graduation, it signifies their accomplishments. Learn more here. Military challenge coins are an object of honor and tradition. To receive a challenge coin is a recognition for the merit of something you've done. From military to civilian organizations, a typical challenge coin has […]

What's the Purpose of the Prestigious Military Challenge Coin?

The military challenge coin has become one of the most prestigious military and first responder markers of rank and camaraderie. Did you know that more than 20% of veterans who served in either Afghanistan or Iraq suffer from severe PTSD and/or depression?  What about the fact that, when many veterans return from their service, they […]

5 Army Challenge Coin Design Tips that Make a Statement

The right army challenge coin design can make a lasting impression. Discover our top tips for creating a design you'll be proud to show off. Challenge coins have a rich history dating back to Ancient Rome. They are often associated with the military and commemorate big events, units, special accomplishments, and more. Even though most […]

Challenge Coin Discount - Thankful for Upgrades in November

** Promotion Expired**Challenge Coin Discount - Thankful for Upgrades For the entire month of November we are offering a free upgrade when you order 100 or more custom challenge coins.  We are thankful for our customers, which is why this thankful November we want to say thank you with a free upgrade! Choose between: a. […]

6 Unique Custom Challenge Coin Designs to Take Inspiration From

Challenge coins are a great way to memorialize your service in a unique way. Here are 6 custom challenge coin designs you take inspiration from today! Military challenge coins have a unique and long-lived history, and over the years countless designs have been created. Whether you're currently serving in the armed forces or you plan […]

8 Great Gifts for Veterans They'll Be Sure to Love

If the veteran in your life is in need of a pick-me-up or a birthday present, click here to check out these 8 great gifts for veterans that'll make them smile. Veterans Day is just around the corner. And that means trying to come up with the perfect gift for the veteran in your life. […]

How to Practice Proper Military Challenge Coin Etiquette

As of 2016, there were about 20.4 million American veterans. The amount of veterans in the United States is sure to rise, and with that comes an increase in military challenge coins. The challenge coin's history originates in the armed forces--they're meant to boost morale in the military. In fact, military challenge coins are often […]

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