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USA Made Military Coin Update

US Made Challenge Coins are a Hit!   When we started the push to feature US Made Military Coins we were not sure of the response.  We felt that the additional expense and design limitations would be an issue.  We had not a thing to worry about.  They are going great.  Here is why:  … Read more »

Military Coins as Sports Medals

This is a great way to reward your fine athletes.   Give them a reward that they can carry around.  Challenge coins can be both awards and rewards.   USA Made Sports Medals   No need to go overseas for these anymore.  We are able to offer US made sports medals in addition to our US… Read more »

Our New Promotional Products Link

D & R is Not Just About Challenge Coins   Of course we are best known for our military coins.  No doubt about it.  At the risk of being bold, we are really good at making them.   Shortly after we founded the company nearly 18 years ago, our customers began to ask us about… Read more »

Challenge Coins for Ham Radio

Ok so this is  a stretch.  Right?   Not really.   This weekend is the annual amateur radio field day.  It is, perhaps, the premier event in all of Amateur radio.  (Also known as Ham Radio.)  Sponsored by the ARRL, on this weekend amateur radio operators from across the USA and around the world will exercise… Read more »

Respnse to US Made Challenge Coins

I could not be happier about the response to our US Made Military Coins and Challenge Coins.  We are seeing considerable interest in this option.  We have had the opportunity to provide coins for Vetstock which is a great honor.  We recently did a memorial coin for a soldier killed in Afghanistan.  How can I… Read more »

Challenge Coin Design part two

Knowing the Terms Military Coin Makers Use   It occurred to me the other day that we in the custom coin business used some terms that are not really that common and could bear some explanation.  No doubt some people will correct me on some of this but someone always does.  I’ll give it a… Read more »

Challenge Coins for Elected Officials

Nobody Needs Challenge Coins More   Who doesn’t get excited when we meet our elected officials?  I recall one consulting trip to DC when I and a friend found ourselves with a few hours to spend.  We went to the mall in front of the capital.  It was a beautiful day and there was an… Read more »

Made in the USA RPIs and Gift Items

RPIs  (Recruiting Publicity Items)   For those who do not know already this post will be pretty esoteric I think.  RPI stands for Recruiting Publicity Items.  These are a mainstay of not only the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps recruiting but also of retention NCOs in the US Army.   As a practical… Read more »

Name Brand Quality in Clothing

We do more than Military Coins Although we are best known for our challenge coins and military coins D & R does much more.  As a full-service advertising specialty company we offer the full range of specialty items and promotional products.  Over the years we have learned a great deal about this service and I… Read more »

Challenge Coins on the Golf Course?

Well I thought this was a pretty unusual place to find challenge coins but who knew?   Just when I thought I had seen everything…  My late business partner, Dave, was an ardent golfer.  He lived for golf, was active in his local golf course, and played to a very low handicap.  In addition to being… Read more »