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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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What is a Challenge Coin and What Do They Represent?

What is a Challenge Coin and What Do They Represent? You're at a military ceremony. A soldier is being honored for service above and beyond the call of duty. As he approaches the unit commander to receive his award, he salutes and then reaches out to shake hands. In the unit commander's palm, before he […]

The History and Rules of the Challenge Coin

The challenge coin is something few people know about, but those who do, these coins are very symbolic and meaningful. Learn more about the history of challenge coins and the rules of giving/receiving them in our article. Never heard of a challenge coin? Don't worry -- you're not the only one. The reality, though, is […]

8 Designs You Can Create for Your Custom Commemorative Coins

How to Design Custom Commemorative Coins Have you thought about the perfect design for your custom commemorative coins? Before you make a decision take a look at these excellent designs! Looking for memorable designs for your custom commemorative coins? Whether you need a unique emblem, a catchy bar challenge coin, or a serious memorial coin […]

When Is It Appropriate To Give A Custom Challenge Coin?

Want to give away your own coins or award custom challenge coins? Learn about when it's appropriate to bestow such an honor. Custom challenge coins have a long history in the United States. Once relegated to the military as a reward for a service member's hard work, these coins are becoming popular items to award […]

Your Guide to Challenge Custom Coins

Challenge coins have a lot of value. If you're unfamiliar with the tradition of custom coins, read all about challenge coins here. An estimated 30% of war veterans will experience PTSD at least once in their lives. Every year, nearly 45,000 Americans take their own lives. More than 50% of people are deeply unhappy with […]

6 Facts About Military Challenge Coins You Didn't Know

Military challenge coins have an interesting history and can be used as reminders of special events or friends. Here are some facts you need to know about them. A majority of military veterans report missing the camaraderie and special social network that enlisted service members leave behind after their tour. One of the special ways […]

The 411 on Police Challenge Coins

A Quick Guide on Police Challenge Coins Police challenge coins have a long history behind them. Here, we'll talk a bit about what they are, how popular they are, and why you may want to give one. Police challenge coins have a long, storied history. Challenge coins were first used by the Romans to reward […]

Reward Excellence With a Custom Challenge Coin

A custom challenge coin is the perfect way to reward hard work and excellence. Like trophies and medals, challenge coins have a long history of being used to reward excellence. The legend of these coins is often traced back to World War I. Now, exchanging coins is a symbolic way of honoring an accomplishment. It's […]

How to Design a Custom Challenge Coin

Challenge coins are honorable mentions that help signify unity. Learn how you can design a custom challenge coin to bring your team together! Challenge coins are more than just tokens with an insignia. They are invaluable relics that signify your part of a whole, your leg of the journey on a mission. They represent a […]

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