The respected and rich history of challenge coins has made them a must have among numerous armed forces members and supporters. Customizing them to show one’s pride, relay important information, pay tribute to special people and of course “presenting the challenge” at get-togethers are the most common uses.
Merging Uniformity with Honors
However, when we talk about displaying pride and affiliation, your challenge coin design must not only speak volumes but also be able to leave a legacy behind. This is why we suggest making your own series of custom challenge coins.
Honoring different battalions or units within a main military branch is easy using theme challenge coins. With a themed coin, you can a high level uniformity and still single out and identify the smaller groups from within the branch. All of your challenge coins will have a similar primary coin design with small distinctions made for each specific unit.
Subtle Differences in the Design
Our designers can create an authentic or incorporate your own design ideas for the coin. Once this is done, you will choose how to differentiate each sub-group from our wide assortment of add options. Some the options most commonly used to achieve this goal are:
- Multiple Plating- Rather than fashioning coins strictly in gold or silver, you can have them made in antique gold, silver and copper. You can utilize this option in a single coin order as well.
- Dual Plating – If you really want all of your coins to be finished in the same metal, you can take advantage of our dual plating option. This allows, for instance, a gold coin to be edged in silver or vice versa.
- Text/Mottos – Including the unit’s name and well-known motto will make it obvious whom the coin was designed for. This is an effective and somewhat subtle way of maintaining your theme and honoring each group.
The value of custom challenge coins is always the same whether you are honoring a single person or an entire group. Creating coins that have a theme of their own and including minor distinctions will add to their value both in the eyes of their recipients and anyone else that gets the opportunity to see them.