University Coins

Recognize students, faculty, alumni, or donors to your College or University with a University 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.

University Coins

College challenge coins are an excellent way to show support for your university and will always bring back many great memories. These university challenge coins are available in a ​diverse range of styles​ to help you create a truly unique design that is not available anywhere else. Custom Challenge Coins has crafted countless coins since 2003 and is one of the leading companies in the industry. Free artwork design and revisions are available with each order of college challenge coins. Matching your vision and providing the best customer service is always the top priority at Custom Challenge Coins.
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What are the Benefits of University Alumni Coins?

Here are a few reasons why university alumni coins are such a favorite accessory at Custom Challenge Coins.

University Coins

#1 Represent Special Milestones

University challenge coins are a great way to represent special milestones throughout college. You can customize each coin to display your graduation year, academic accomplishments, and various organizations. These coins can be customized in countless different ways, whether you love the all-metal finish of a die struck coin or if you prefer the classic appearance of antique silver. Many other coin options are also possible, such as antique gold, epoxy dome, translucent enamel, and two-tone metal. Numerous presentation options are also available, as an acrylic case or a velvet coin box makes a university challenge coin the perfect gift.

#2 Proudly Show Support for Your Alma Mater

University alumni coins are also a fantastic way to proudly show support for your college. These university challenge coins can be displayed easily in your office and will always be a topic of conversation. You can also customize both sides of the coin. Whether you prefer to add your school's mascot on one side while displaying academic achievements on the other side. You can choose from an unlimited number of color styles, whether you need one or both sides to be in color for your university challenge coin.

#3 Enduring Keepsake

University alumni coins will always be an enduring keepsake that continues to grow in sentimental value over time. A college challenge coin is a popular accessory that is often passed down throughout generations of family members. University challenge coins are especially a valuable item to future generations that will attend the same university. The design experts at Custom Challenge Coins will walk you through each step of the process to ensure that you are 100% satisfied with your challenge coin.

College challenge coins are always a popular way to show support for your school and will always be an enduring keepsake. ​Custom Challenge Coins​ has many years of experience in developing a top-quality coin that will last a lifetime. You will also have the opportunity to review a detailed proof of your challenge coin to ensure that our artists perfectly match your vision.

Free shipping is available with each order, and each challenge coin is individually packaged to remain in mint condition

Contact Custom Challenge Coins today at 1-877-514-8484 or send an email to to learn even more about college 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.

Coin FAQs

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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5 Tips for Designing a Great Challenge Coin

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