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How to Design Your Very Own Fire Department Challenge Coins

Fire departments house the brave men and women that help save lives all across America. Here's how you can design fire department challenge coins today.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brief History of Challenge Coins

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A Brief History of Challenge Coin Tradition. You may not be familiar with challenge coins as a historic tradition. It’s also a possibility that you have come across challenge coins but were not aware that the coins were in fact challenge coins. If you are a civilian who grew up with no direct contact with […]

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