Challenge Coins Custom Made With Your Team In Mind
The information included on military issued ID tags is limited to name, social security number, blood type and religious preference. Dog tag challenge coins, on the other hand, have limitless potential for unique artwork and information. While including personal information like social security numbers is not advisable for any sort of challenge coin, creating a design with key information that identifies a unit goes a long way in making a meaningful and memorable coin. Artwork centered around emblems, mascots and team names are perfect for celebrating what brings a team together and makes them unique.
Making a Coin Design That Captures the Spirit of Your Team
Custom shaped challenge coins can take the form of pretty much anything you can think of. If your idea is to create a dog tag challenge coin that looks as close as possible to the real thing, our team can make it happen.
The current ID tags issued to soldiers in the U.S. Armed Forces are made from steel alloy, have a familiar rectangular shape with rounded corners and are about 2” long and 2mm thick. While it’s easy to create a coin with these dimensions, most of our dog tag challenge coins are made from brass, zinc or steel and are usually about 2.5” long and 3mm thick. This is because a majority of the custom dog tag coins we help design incorporate a bottle opener cut out which calls for a larger, thicker coin design.
Custom bottle openers are perfect for award ceremonies, military birthday balls or just as special gifts awarded as a sign of gratitude. Not only can a design incorporate team colors and emblems, but the functional bottle opener encourages soldiers to unwind and share a cold drink together during their time off.
Even with a bottle opener cut out, dog tag challenge coins still have plenty of room for unique artwork and designs. A traditional set of military ID tags have the matt silver appearance of steel, but we offer all kinds of custom metal plating options that can change up the look of your dog tag design. Anything from high polish gold plating to black metal is available, and if you’re considering adding serial numbers similar to the ID numbers found on real life dog tags, consider including laser engraving and sequential numbering in the artwork.
Our intricate coin molding process makes it easy to recreate team emblems and mottos in coin design, and using the Pantone Color Matching System ensures that the emblems and logos included in the artwork are a perfect match to a squad’s existing brand.
Creating Your Own Custom Dog Tag Challenge Coins
Customers getting ready to create a coin for their team should always start out by taking a look at our custom challenge coin template. The coin template has space for you to sketch out ideas, take notes and choose custom options you think will work best with your coin design. We offer keychain attachments as well as ball chain necklaces, so be sure to let us know if you would like either included with your order.
The coin template is not required, but it helps keep your ideas organized and helps our art team get a clear idea of what kind of custom coin you need. When you’re ready for us to get started, fill out a free quote form on our website. Our sales team will put together a free pricing quote based on your design and send it along with your first free proof of artwork in 48 hours or fewer.
Working With the Industry’s Premier Challenge Coin Maker
Our Signature Coins team has been in the business of creating custom coins since the year 2000. The dog tag challenge coins we help create represent team heritage and character, and are just as much a mark of identity as the military issued ID tags worn around soldiers’ necks across every branch of service. If you have an idea for the perfect dog tag challenge coin design for your team, give us a call, and we’ll help bring that idea to life.
All of our customers receive free artwork and revisions, as well as free overnight shipping. Whether you need your coins for an award ceremony or a going away ceremony before deployment, our team will take all the necessary steps to meet your deadline. Fill out a free quote form today, and see what makes us the number one free online coin designer on the market.