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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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Can Civilians Have Challenge Coins?

From presidents to soldiers, challenge coins have been an important military tradition for well over a hundred years. Click here to learn more.

What's the Purpose of a Challenge Coin?

Challenge coins are a unique medallion given to someone to show that they are part of a group. That's not the only thing behind the challenge coin meaning.

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.

What Do You Do With A Challenge Coin?

Though challenge coins started out as a military-specific practice, they’ve since extended to the general public. Families, groups, clubs, and even some businesses are getting in on the challenge coin action and it’s a fun tradition to partake in.

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 […]

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 […]

A Look at Challenge Coin History and Why They're Still Cool Today

Challenge coins are an excellent morale booster for teams. Part of the reason lies in challenge coin history and traditions. Find out more about where challenge coins originated and how they've stayed popular all this time. Are you looking for an original, unique marker of membership for your team or club? Challenge coins are special […]

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 […]

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