3D Challenge Coins

Add curvature and layers of great detail for a more realistic feel on a custom 3D Challenge Coin. We aim to please and our customer reviews prove it. We would be honored to help you create a coin that is uniquely you.

3D Challenge Coins

One of the best ways to create a lasting keepsake is to invest in 3D challenge coins. These innovative coins are perfect for a wide range of occasions, whether you are honoring new graduates, recognizing the hard work of employees, or welcoming a new member of your organization. You can also customize these coins in an almost countless number of ways to create a unique design. Crafting top-quality coins and meeting the expectations of our customers are just a few reasons why Custom Challenge Coins is one of the leaders in the challenge coin industry.

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What are 3D Challenge Coins?

3D Challenge Coins

Understanding the Difference Between 2D and 3D Challenge Coins

Traditional challenge coins typically feature two levels of metal, including raised and recessed areas, giving them a classic appearance. In contrast, a 3D challenge coin offers a more intricate design, allowing for an unlimited number of levels to create ultra-realistic details. Custom designers can craft a one-of-a-kind 3D challenge coin with rounded edges and smooth gradations. While 2D Challenge Coins have two flat layers for a simple look, 3D Challenge Coins provide a three-dimensional effect with complex shapes, curves, and textures. The lifelike appearance of a 3D challenge coin sets it apart from 2D coins, which are often preferred for their traditional appeal and lower cost. The 3D challenge coin is chosen for its ability to capture nuanced details, offering a more visually engaging and tactile experience.

Which Designs are Best for 3D Challenge Coins?

3D challenge coins are an excellent option to create more depth and layered texture. These 3D challenge coins look best for creating emblems, statues, mascots, or buildings. You can easily create a realistic design with these challenge coins, and they will always remain a long-lasting keepsake.

Here are a few more popular design options for 3D challenge coins.

Antique Coin Plating

One way to highlight the small details and create visual depth is to use antique coin plating for your challenge coins. Antique coin plating is especially visually appealing for 3D coins due to the amount of sculpted edges and sculpted depth.

Complex Logos

Highly-detailed logos are also an excellent option for 3D challenge coins. These challenge coins perfectly bring out visual complexities that look fantastic on sculpted 3D coins. You can easily create a mascot with carved elements for a unique design.

Cut-to-Shape Challenge Coins

Another popular design choice for 3D challenge coins is to use cut-to-shape for a truly unique design. Clients can choose their own design options to create a unique coin that's not available anywhere else. Creating unique 3D challenge coins is a great way to create a valuable memento that will always bring back many memories.

Larger Challenge Coin Sizes

Using larger coin sizes is another popular design option for creating 3D challenge coins. These bigger coins give you the flexibility to highlight small details while also fully taking advantage of the sculpted elements and rounded areas of a 3D challenge coin.

Custom Challenge Coins​ offers a wide of challenge coins for individuals, schools, businesses, and much more. We can help you design a 3D challenge coin with ultra-realistic details that will stand the test of time. Our goal is to always offer the best customer service available, as free designs and revisions are available to ensure you are more than satisfied with the results. You can also track your challenge coins at any time to know the exact arrival date of your shipment.

All our coins and medals come with a 100% satisfaction and lowest price guarantee. For more information or to get a free quote contact Custom Challenge Coins today at 1-877-514-8484 or send complete our online quote form to learn more about 3D challenge coins!

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Shipping + Returns

Once an order is sent to production the standard production and delivery turnaround time is 3 – 3.5 weeks. Our customer care team will advise you of specific timelines based on your custom order prior to order completion.
Yes! We do offer shipping to APO / FPO addresses at no extra charge to our service men and women for the 1st 100 of any product. After the first 100 product items we charge $0.24 per coin after that. Please keep in mind that shipping to an APO / FPO address will add 1-3 weeks to the order production and shipping timelines.
All sales on custom products are final. We do not have to provide a refund if you have changed your mind about a particular purchase, so please choose carefully. Many of our custom products are hand-made or involve hand processing and as a result will differ slightly from piece to piece and are not capable of matching the print 100%. Slight variations, as defined as aesthetic differences on 5% or less of any product are considered normal and therefore acceptable If the goods are faulty, please let us know within 7 days of receipt and we will meet our obligations under the applicable laws to rectify the situation.

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General Coin Questions

Q. What is the Process from Submission to Receiving?

We have worked with thousands of clients and make the process EASY from start to finish, fast, and pain free.

+ The 1st step is to submit your coin design ideas and details through our website here or by contacting our customer care team.
+ We’ll provide you an initial estimate and coin design proof within 24 hours of your submission.
+ If needed, we offer free revisions until we get the design exactly how you envisioned it.
+ Lastly, once you approve your final proof and complete the final invoice payment we will send your project to production.

Q. Refund Policy

Please note that all purchases of custom products are considered final. As custom orders are specifically tailored, we cannot offer refunds for changes of mind, so we encourage you to make your selections carefully. Given the hand-made nature or hand-processed elements of many of our custom products, slight variations between items are to be expected. Slight variations, as defined as aesthetic differences on 5% or less of the product are deemed normal and are not typically grounds for a refund.

However, if your items are defective or do not meet a reasonable level of quality, please inform us within 7 days of receiving your order. We are committed to upholding our responsibilities under the relevant consumer laws to address and resolve any issues with faulty goods.

Q. Our Guarantee

Your complete satisfaction with your coins is our top priority. While it's uncommon, if you encounter any issues with craftsmanship, quality, or your delivery, please contact us within 7 days. We are committed to going above and beyond to resolve any concerns swiftly and to your total satisfaction.

Design Coin Questions

Q. What's the Difference Between Soft Enamel and Hard Enamel Challenge Coins?

Challenge coins have various processes and types of coins to achieve different design stylings. Simply put, Soft Enamel are textured, with the enamel filled below the metal ridges, while Hard Enamel are smooth, the overfilled enamel polished smooth against the metal. You can have one side of your coin be soft enamel and the other side be hard enamel.

Q. What is the Typical Size of a Challenge Coin?

Challenge coins can come in a variety of sizes and shapes but the most common coin size is 2.0”, followed by 1.75” and then 1.5”. If we have concerns about your selection our team will let you know the optimal size of your coin based on your design.

Q. What Are My Challenge Coins Made From?

The majority of our coins are die struck into brass. Large, custom shaped, or designs with large cutout areas will be cast from a zinc alloy. We made a video that goes into further details here.

Q. Difference Between Die Struck and Die Cast Challenge Coin?

Die struck coins have the designs transferred to a front & back mold, the raw brass being struck by each mold with enough force to transfer both the raised & recessed areas of the design into the brass. Die Cast molds are fit together and molten zinc metal is injected into the die to create the coin blank. You can also read our article in our resources section here!

Shipping Coin Questions

Q. How Long Does it Take to Receive My Coins?

After your order proceeds to production, the typical timeframe for production and delivery is between 3 to 3.5 weeks. Our customer care team will provide you with detailed timelines tailored to your custom order before finalizing your purchase.

Q. Do You Offer Any Rush Options?

Yes! Expedited service is available for an extra charge. For inquiries about rush option availability and details, please connect with our customer support team. Please note that rush delivery cannot be extended to APO/FPO or international addresses.

Product Type Coin Questions

Production Coin Questions

Q. Challenge Coin Options

There are a variety of options you can choose when deciding to make your own custom challenge coin. Options can vary depending on your coin design and can be as simple or as complex as your desire. Between coins sizes, plating type, and additional add-on options, the options are plentiful. To learn more about the options available please watch our video here.

Q. What is Your Minimum Order Quantity?

The minimum coin order quantity is 25. You can order any quantity as long as it meets our minimum. There are various price point breaks based on quantity that provide some great savings.

If you have additional questions please visit our FAQ Page

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