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An Update on US Made Challenge Coins

New Features on USA Made Coins   I have good news to offer our loyal Made in USA Challenge coin customers.  We can now offer them with numerous colors at a very affordable price.  In the past the number of colors on a coin were a major consideration.  No longer.  The price of color fill… Read more »

More on Military Coin Ceremonies

I had an interesting discussion the other day with a colonel who was looking to do something different with his challenge coins.  He considered using them as trading coins.  Here is how his idea would work:   Coining People Doing Something Good   He proposes to give out several examples of the same challenge coin. … Read more »

Military Coin Appraisals

I am getting more and more calls from people asking for appraisals on their military coins and challenge coins.  I am more than happy to take these calls.  Let me say, up front, that I am not an expert in Military Coin values nor do I represent myself as one.   I am a designer and… Read more »

HOW TO DESIGN A NEW MILITARY COIN

We are often asked for ideas about coin designs.  As the competition heats up for more and more unique coins many commanders are running out of ideas.  Here are some thoughts on the subject.   GLOW IN THE DARK MILITARY COINS   Yup.  We have done them.  They were actually pretty cool.  They are real… Read more »

WHY CELEBRITIES SHOULD HAVE PERSONAL CHALLENGE COINS

CELEBRITIES FACE SPECIAL CHALLENGES   I had a nice discussion with one of our celebrity clients.  He had seen military coins and thought they would be a great solution for himself.   It caused me to think about these challenges and put together some thoughts for high-profile individuals and celebrities.   EVERYTHING CELEBRITIES TOUCH TURNS TO GOLD  … Read more »

MILITARY COINS OR CHALLENGE COINS

So what is the difference?  We have been over this a couple of times but what is the difference between a Challenge Coin and a Military Coin?   Well to start with all Military Coins are not Challenge coins.  The coin challenge is something quite distinct.  Most frequently Commander Coins are the challenge coin in… Read more »

CHALLENGE COIN BAN LIFTED

    Well wonderful news.  If the memo of which I received a copy yesterday is real (and I am pretty sure it is) the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff have reauthorized the purchase of military coins.   MILITARY COINS ARE GOOD NEWS FOR COMMANDERS   It is a credit to commanders… Read more »

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES NEED CHALLENGE COINS

    There is probably no better place to use challenge coins and on campus.  An institution could take a lesson from military coins.  Why use them.   CHALLENGE COINS ARE HIGHLY PRIZED BY RECIPIENTS   Better than a plaque?  Of course.  Challenge coins are something that any student instantly recognizes.  Sports teams have been… Read more »

CHALLENGE COINS MADE IN THE USA

One of the most frequent question that we are asked is whether we can produce  Military Coins  made in the United States.  The answer is that we not only offer US made challenge coins but that they can be an affordable alternative to overseas made custom coins.    HOW CAN MILITARY COINS MADE IN THE USA… Read more »