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Challenge Coins Aren’t Just for the Military

Did you know that challenge coins have historical significance?  That’s right, they do!  Since World War I, military units have used custom challenge coins to reward honorable acts and exceptional people.  These symbolic tokens of appreciation are not just for members of the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines.  Businesses, organizations, sports teams, academic institutes, and clubs love challenge coins because of their attractive appearance and solid design.  In fact, when it comes to award items, custom challenge coins are often the first item to be considered.

Custom challenge coins are great for rewards programs and awards ceremonies.  They are designed by the customer and reflect the values, interests, and mission of the companies, groups, and organizations that they’re made to represent.  What this means is this.  No two challenge coin designs are exactly alike.  That’s because they’re customized in a variety of different ways.

In addition to using a company or group’s logo, mascot or photographic image along with text, challenge coins can be created in a variety of size, shapes, and styles.  This helps accentuate the artwork on the coin and also make it easier for others to recognize them from a distance.  If your logo or mascot is on a custom challenge coin, it helps others associate your product, services, employees, players or students with the message on the coin.

Other things like 3D molded images, decorative edges, and sequential numbering play a part in making custom challenge coins extra special.  For example, imagine the mascot of a college basketball team coming to life on the front of a custom coin.  This is a great way to gain fans and to promote the team’s upcoming season.  It also helps sell coins at fundraisers.  Small details like these help business, organization, sports team, college and university, and club challenge coins stand out.

Visit to request a no obligation, free price quote and full color digital proof.  In addition to free artwork and design services, we provide you with free shipping.  Call a representative today by dialing 1-800-480-6822 toll-free or emailing  We can’t wait to get started on your custom challenge coin design.

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