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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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6 Facts About Military Challenge Coins

Military challenge coins vary widely in their rarity and value. Every challenge coin has it's own unique story and they are often tied to the history of a particular mission, unit, or organization.

Can You Rise to the Challenge of a Coin Check?

Wondering what a coin check is and what the rules are? We'll explain it all in this guide. The actual history of challenge coins is widely debated amongst military scholars. But one thing is clear: the coin check. In this article, we'll discuss the "coin check," and some of the origins of it. We'll also discuss some […]

Sizing Guide: How to Choose the Right Custom Challenge Coin Size

When choosing a custom challenge coin size, it's important to have the right one for your needs. Learn more about choosing the perfect one with our guide. The tradition of challenge coins dates back almost a century during World War I. The true origin is not known for sure, but it's said that a lieutenant gifted bronze coins […]

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 […]

4 Cool Challenge Coins Ideas to Enhance Your Event

Challenge coins have a long history of promoting a sense of community and showing support for fellow service members within the military. However, as the popularity of challenge coins continues to grow, many companies, industries, and even non-profits have started to embrace the promotional and morale-boosting aspects of creating challenge coins. Whether you want to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Your Guide to Cleaning Your Military Coins

How do you clean your military coins? Keeping your coins clean and polished may seem like a no-brainer, but there are certain tricks you can adopt for best results. Read this guide on cleaning custom challenge coins to ensure they are cleaned without sustaining any damage. Keeping your military coins clean and polished may seem […]

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