Military Challenge Coins

From the Army to the Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard, our meticulously crafted military coins embody the essence of strength, excellence, and valor. Designed to honor the unwavering dedication of our servicemen and women, these custom-made coins and medals exude exceptional quality and significance. Whatever the motivation behind your coin project, we stand ready to assist. Our commitment to satisfaction is underscored by our glowing  customer reviews. Allow us the privilege of co-creating a military coin that reflects your individuality.

Military Challenge Coins

Explore the essence of tradition, history, and tailored craftsmanship within military challenge coins. These artifacts transcend mere keepsakes, embodying a profound higher purpose. With a legacy of years crafting military challenge coins, our seasoned designers adeptly transform your vision into a reality. Partner with us to create your flawless military coin.

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Military Branch Coins

Air Force Challenge Coins

Air Force Coins

Explore the Legacy of Air Force Coins: Delve into the storied heritage of Air Force challenge coins within the U.S. military. Discover an array of boundless styles that capture their timeless essence.

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Army Challenge Coins

Army Challenge Coins

Discover the Significance of Army Challenge Coins: Unveil the enduring tradition of army challenge coins. These coins epitomize the fearless essence of every soldier, reflecting their unwavering valor.

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Coast Guard Challenge Coins

Coast Guard Coins

Explore Coast Guard Coins: Discover these meaningful tokens of gratitude, honoring the courageous individuals safeguarding U.S. shores through daring rescue operations

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Marine Challenge Coins

Marine Challenge Coin

Marine Corps Coins are a longstanding tradition in the military, as these challenge coins originated back in World War I. Marine unit coins are available in many different styles.

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Military Academy Coins

Military Academy Coins

Celebrate academy achievements with military academy coins. Create custom academy coins to make your class or unit in the academy standout among others.

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National Guard Coins

Boost morale and acknoledge your unit at the army national guard. Celebrate memorable moments with a custom made national guard challenge coin.

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Featured Navy Challenge Coin

Navy Challenge Coins

Navy challenge coins are a perfect way to honor the courageous men and women that serve in the United States Navy.

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What are Military Challenge Coins?

Rich in tradition, history, and artistry, military challenge coins hold profound significance. Beyond being mere keepsakes, these coins embody a deeper ethos — a testament to dedicated service and the readiness to make unparalleled sacrifices for our nation. Our skilled designers bring a wealth of expertise to craft designs that honor tradition while radiating contemporary appeal.

Military Coins

Types of Military Challenge Coins

Military challenge coins come in a wide variety of types, each with its own unique design, purpose, and significance. Here are some common types of military challenge coins:

  1. Unit Coins: These are often the most basic type of military challenge coin. They are typically given to members of a particular military unit to foster a sense of camaraderie and belonging.
  2. Commander's Coins: Commanders may give these coins to their subordinates as tokens of appreciation or recognition for outstanding service. They often feature the commander's insignia or emblem.
  3. Deployment Coins: These coins are given to service members who have been deployed to specific regions or operations. They serve as a commemoration of the deployment and the challenges faced during that time.
  4. Achievement Coins: These coins are awarded for exceptional performance, achievement, or completion of specific tasks or training. They can be given for actions ranging from successful completion of a difficult mission to outstanding marksmanship.
  5. Memento Coins: These are often given to commemorate a special event, such as a change of command, retirement, or anniversary. They serve as a lasting reminder of the occasion.
  6. Challenge Coins: These are the traditional "challenge" coins, exchanged as a part of a game where members of a group attempt to "challenge" others by showing their coin. If someone can't produce their coin, they might owe a drink or some other consequence.
  7. Morale Coins: Distributed to boost morale within a unit, these coins might feature uplifting slogans, symbols of unity, or images that represent the group's values.
  8. Recognition Coins: Similar to achievement coins, these are given to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional qualities, whether it's leadership, teamwork, or innovation.
  9. Commemorative Coins: Issued to honor significant events or anniversaries related to a military unit or organization. They may celebrate historical milestones or pay tribute to fallen comrades.
  10. Special Operations Coins: Units within the special operations forces often have their own unique coins, representing their specialized skills and elite status.
  11. Foreign Partner Coins: These coins are exchanged with members of allied foreign military units as a gesture of friendship, cooperation, and mutual respect.
  12. VIP Coins: Given to high-ranking officials or visitors, these coins serve as tokens of appreciation for their support or as a symbol of the partnership between units or nations.
  13. Inter-Service Coins: These are sometimes used to foster cooperation between different branches of the military. They are often exchanged when members of different branches meet.

These are just a few examples of the many types of military challenge coins and their uses. Each coin type carries its own meaning and significance, contributing to the rich tradition and culture surrounding challenge coins within the military and beyond.

Why Military Coins Remain a Lasting Tradition

Military coins have a rich history in honoring the brave men and women serving their country throughout the entire world. These coins are widely used in all, branches of the military, whether you are in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or Space Force. ​Custom Challenge Coins​ uses the latest technology in the industry to craft a top-quality coin that will last for an entire lifetime.

Create a Challenge Coin Design

Custom military coins are available in a diverse range of styles to help you create a unique design that's not available anywhere else. You can choose a custom artwork design while also choosing various types of plating, edging, and sizes. These countless combinations can help you create a one of a kind military coin that represents the sacrifice of each soldier in the United States military. All of the artwork designs and revisions are free, as Custom Challenge Coins takes pride in providing top-quality customer service.

Proudly Support Our Veterans

Challenge coins have a rich history in all branches of the military. These coins will remain a lasting keepsake product that will represent the bravery and sacrifice of each soldier. These military challenge coins can easily be passed down throughout each generation in a family and will always be a valuable memento. You can also purchase these coins in a variety of designs to proudly support the United States military.

Contact Custom Challenge Coins for Your Military Challenge Coins

Our production methods also use centuries old techniques of pressing and enamelling to produce high quality coins and medals with an intrinsic value that stands the test of time and will be carried, exchanged and passed on with pride.

Ordering from us is smooth and hassle-free as we run our business like a military operation. We keep you informed at every stage from artwork and proof approval, through to production and delivery.

A circle is traditional for military challenge coins, but we can create any shape or color you wish, including metal colors gold, silver, copper, black nickel and brass. Color can be on one side or both, and edge options include bevel, rope-cut and cross cut. Designs can incorporate an accurate reproduction of your insignia, special wording or dates and there is no charge for color matching to your regimental colors.

All our custom military challenge coins and medals come with a 100% satisfaction and lowest price guarantee. For more information or to get a free quote, Get started here or call 1-877-514-8484.

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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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What is a challenge coin and what do they represent

What is a Challenge Coin and What Do They Represent?

In the unit commander's palm, before he clasps hands, you notice a glint of metal. Wondering what that is? Well, you've seen your first challenge coin.

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Military Stories: The Good Deeds Behind Military Challenge Coins

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