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A sampling of the many custom challenge coins made by challenge coin nation

Challenge Coin Nation Custom Challenge Coins

A challenge coin is a small coin or medallion with an insignia or emblem from an organization and was initially used by the military as a way for servicemen and women to prove membership in a branch or unit of the military when challenged. They were also used to recognize service members and supporters or celebrate events that had significant meaning. They are also used by law enforcement personnel for many of the same reasons. Unit commanders or leaders presented challenge coins in recognition of exceptional achievement by a member of the unit. They could also be given out to recognize visits by special guests or commemorate significant events. The use of challenge coins has grown and are now used by all kinds of different organizations, groups, companies, and others to commemorate and celebrate significant events or achievements of members.

Challenge coins can be made in various sizes, shapes, and many different materials. Common designs popular today can also include cultural and entertainment references like superheroes and characters. Challenge coins are now commonly used by anyone looking for a unique and personalized way to acknowledge and strengthen bonds between the people that give and receive them. They have also become collectibles, with the older or more rare coins becoming valuable to collectors.

Our customers come from a wide variety of backgrounds having us create designs for:

  • Custom military coins and military coin designs for all branches of service including Army Challenge Coins, Navy Challenge Coins, Air Forse Challenge Coins, Marine Challenge Coins, and Coast Guard Challenge Coins
  • Custom law enforcement challenge coins for police as well as firefighters, EMT's and other select units
  • Custom challenge coins for businesses, labor unions, and individuals

At  Challenge Coin Nation, we create custom challenge coins that reflect your interests and commemorate the people and events that are important to you at affordable prices. Our goal was to create unique custom gift by carefully curating unique pieces perfectly suited for those looking for memorable keepsakes.

Creating your own custom Challenge Coin

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If you are looking to create your own custom challenge coin for a group or special event, Challenge Coin Nation can help bring your creative vision to life. Having created countless challenge coins over the years, we can provide feedback and suggestions to ensure yours is one to remember. Have put a quick and straightforward process in place to help you through the design process.  If you are not artistic or creative, don't let that deter you, we have a team in place to take your ideas and turn them into a unique challenge coin you are sure to be happy with. We have an online system that will walk you step by step through all the available options, including:

  • The type of product (traditional coin or other custom options)
  • Free custom artwork or use your own
  • A variety of materials and finishes
  • Various sizes
  • Custom packaging

If you are considering what kind of design you want for your challenge coin, we have a wide variety of styles available. Including the following that can all be customized to your design and creative specifications:

  • 3D Challenge Coins
  • Cust to shape Challenge Coins
  • Traditional Round Challenge Coins
  • Bottle opener Challenge Coin designs
  • Oversized Challenge Coins
  • Dog Tag Challenge Coins

Other custom products available from Challenge Coin Nation

We know that sometimes you are looking for different and unique memorabilia and, as a result, have developed additional products for you to purchase.

Morale Patches
Morale patches are patches that can be worn on uniforms, clothes, or other gear. Like challenge coins, they are designed to commemorate people or events, inside jokes, and more. They can be a colorful, inexpensive way to show your creativity and support.

Like morale patches, stickers can be designed and used to commemorate people or events, inside jokes, and more. They can be a colorful, inexpensive way to show your creativity and support.

At Challenge Coin Nation, we also have unique military flag products that are a creative way to display your military pride. Everyone that sees your Challenge CoinNation flag will be asking where you got it so that they can get one of their own!

How to give a challenge coin

You don't have to be in the military to use challenge coins, but you should learn the rules of giving challenge coins. There's a certain historical etiquette you should abide by when using challenge coins. Whether you're giving someone a coin or initiating a coin check, these are some of the traditional military challenge coin rules.

Coin Checks
Traditionally, when a service member or veteran initiates a coin check, they're looking to connect with other veterans and military members. When someone yells out that they're starting a coin check, they will often loudly slam their coin on a hard surface. Everyone who owns a coin shows it during coin checks sou always carry your coin with you.

Challenge With Caution
If you're thinking about starting a coin challenge the next time you're at the bar, make sure you understand there are some consequences. The most important being that you will be buying a round of drinks for everyone who's challenged and pulls out a coin!

Don't Hand Over Coins
If you put your coin in someone else's hand during a challenge, it means you're giving it to them. Instead, showcase the coin on a table, in your hand, or hold it up. Anyone who wants to take a closer look is then obligated to give it back.

Many groups outside the military now use challenge coins

Challenge coins can be a great way to honor someone for a good deed or their hard work. There's no more memorable reward than a challenge coin. You don't have to be a veteran or a member of the armed forces to use custom challenge coins. Challenge coins are used by firefighters, police, businesses, trade unions, fraternal organizations, and many others. Some even use them as business cards; they are unique and much less likely to be thrown out. Challenge coins can also be sold to raise money for a charity or other cause.

Many people now use custom challenge coins in the business world to reward employees after the completion of a project or if a significant goal was met. When you reward an employee with a customized challenge coin, they will always have something to commemorate that day or accomplishment.

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