Challenge coins come in a variety of sizes to suit different needs and preferences, and the size of the coin can significantly impact its overall look and feel. The most common sizes range from 1.75 or 2 inches in diameter, which are easy to carry and display. A 1.5-inch coin is compact and ideal for simple designs, often used for mass distribution or for occasions where subtlety is preferred. On the other hand, a 2-inch coin provides a larger canvas for more intricate designs and additional text, making it a popular choice for commemorative events or special achievements. Some organizations even opt for sizes up to 3 inches or more for truly standout pieces meant to be showcased rather than carried.

The size of the challenge coin can also influence its cost, with larger coins generally being more expensive due to the increased material and craftsmanship required. Additionally, the size can affect how the coin is used or displayed. Smaller coins are more convenient for carrying in a pocket or displaying in a case with limited space, while larger coins are better suited for presentation cases or plaques. Ultimately, the choice of size should align with the intended use of the coin, whether it's for personal keepsakes, organizational milestones, or special ceremonies.

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Plating choice is an important part of our challenge coin designs. So what are the options for challenge coin plating? Watch our video to learn more about challenge coin plating options.

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Challenge Coin Materials

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