Custom Oversized Challenge Coins

When an oversized achievement needs to be commemorated, only an

oversized challenge coin

will do. It’s fine to create a standard 1.75” coin to celebrate graduating from boot camp, but becoming an officer, or overcoming an otherwise exceptional obstacle, is the sort of thing that can best be honored with a challenge coin that symbolizes the size of the accomplishment. As

the best challenge coin maker

in the industry, Signature Coins is uniquely positioned to create the best oversized challenge coins you’ve ever seen.

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Oversized Challenge Coins

Oversized Coins

It may not sound like it, but the difference between a 2” and a 2.5” coin is considerable. The feeling of holding an oversized coin in hand is nothing short of impressive. That’s why larger than life achievements demand oversized challenge coins. Honor the exceptional team in your life with challenge coins that match their dedication.

Oversized Challenge Coin Gallery

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Oversized Coin Customer Reviews

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Go Big or Go Home With Oversized Challenge Coins

While simply making the coin larger sounds like a great idea, the truth is that creating custom coins will always come with its fair share of concerns. Moving away from the standard challenge coin size is doable, and quite rewarding, but making sure you’ve partnered with a company that knows the ins and outs of coin design is the best way to ensure you get a final product you’ll be happy with. Knowing the rules is the only way to be sure you know how to expertly break them.

Custom minting large coins is not something every coin design company is capable of achieving. When partnering with a new company, you’re forced to ask how big is too big for a challenge coin? Luckily, with Signature Coins, the only limits to your challenge coin design are those of your imagination and your budget.

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Moving Beyond the Average Challenge Coin Size

On average, custom coins range in size from 1.5” to 2”, however even the 1.5” size is on its way out. The most common size for a challenge coin is 1.75”. These ranges in average size mean that any coins smaller than 1.5” are considered small, while any coin over 2” is considered to be oversized.

All coins over 2” are considered oversized, but that doesn’t factor in the ranges possible in your coin design. When we say that the size of your coin is only limited by your imagination, what does that realistically look like? The largest coin we’ve created thus far was 9”.

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When designing an oversized custom coin, there are a couple factors to keep in mind:

  • Cost - The larger the coin, the more materials needed to create it. For this reason, larger coins cost a little more to produce.
  • Thickness - The average challenge coin is 3mm thick. When you choose an oversized coin design, the thickness also has to increase in order to make sure there’s enough metal to accept the details of the large design.
  • Shape and Surface Area - A custom shaped coin can do a lot to differentiate your coins from others, but remember that certain shapes will always give you more surface area to work with than others. A square 2.5” coin will always give you more design space to work with than a round or cut to shape coin of the same size.
  • Presentation - Custom coins are mostly intended to be displayed somewhere, and we offer a number of different presentation options. However, if you want your coins to be carried around, or if you have an intention for a specific presentation option, keep in mind that the size of your coins can drastically affect that.
  • Production Time - Depending on which other design elements you use, oversized challenge coins weighing in at 3” should not change your production time. However, exceptionally large coins will take longer to produce.
As long as you keep these things in mind when placing your order for larger coins, your final product is sure to impress. Signaturecoins-Oversized-size-challengecoin-reference5

Who Orders Large Challenge Coins?

Oversized custom challenge coins aren’t simply ordered by customers looking to commemorate a big event. Competition is another motivating factor in these coins being ordered. As such, military units who come into contact with the coins earned by soldiers in other units or in other branches of the armed forces will often increase the size of the coins in their next order to one-up each other. Military coins from any branch are likely to be oversized for this reason.

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However, if one type of customer is more likely to consistently order large coins, it’s Officer Candidate School graduates. Soldiers in OCS typically get together with the others graduating with them, or form a committee among graduates, and design their class’ unique challenge coin. These coins are almost never smaller than 2.5”.

Military challenge coins might be the most frequent to show up larger than your average challenge coin size, but that doesn’t mean they’re the only customers capable of creating such a coin. Corporate challenge coins can also benefit from being bigger than usual. While company coins are often reserved for occasions such as promotions or years of service, the successful completion of an oversized project is the kind of event that perfectly lends itself to the presentation of oversized corporate coins.

Ordering Large Custom Made Coins Today

Even if your industry doesn’t regularly order large coins, that doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t supersize your next order. Simply give us a call or fill out the quote request form on any page on our website to get started today. Our design a coin template even has an area where you can specify a coin size up to 3”, or where you can write in your preferred size.

Our custom coin template is a great tool for organizing your thoughts, and it’s exceptionally useful for customers who need to sketch to get their best ideas flowing, but it isn’t a necessity to place an order. Our art team is just as capable of creating amazing designs with nothing more than a bulleted list of ideas. If you’re thinking of requesting an order of oversized coins, just let our sales team know and we’ll get to work.

An order of oversized coins might take a little longer to complete, but all orders with Signature Coins come with free shipping within the continental U.S. via UPS next day air. So while our industry leading 14 day turnaround time might not be a given, we’ll still get your coin order to you faster than any other custom coin company in the industry.

In addition to our amazing customer service, you’ll also benefit from our 100% quality guarantee. If any of your coins arrive with a production defect, simply let us know, and we’ll replace them free of charge.

A lot of work goes into minting coins larger than average, but we love a challenge. So the next time you go to order a set of custom coins, consider supersizing your coin design.

Custom Challenge Coin Pricing

Color on Both Sides
(Up to 7 Colors per Side)

Size501003005001,0002,000
1.5"$5.58$3.39$3.00$2.93$2.85$2.80
1.75"$6.32$3.85$3.46$3.42$3.37$3.32
2"$7.05$4.29$3.97$3.92$3.87$3.82
2.25"$7.67$4.85$4.51$4.45$4.38$4.33
2.5"$8.61$5.75$5.41$5.29$5.28$5.23
2.75"$9.51$6.32$6.00$5.77$5.62$5.57
3"$10.56$6.88$6.59$6.22$5.98$5.93

Color on One Side
(Up to 7 Colors)

Size501003005001,0002,000
1.5"$5.27$3.19$2.75$2.70$2.65$2.60
1.75"$5.85$3.51$3.15$3.09$3.03$2.98
2"$6.42$3.95$3.56$3.49$3.42$3.37
2.25"$7.24$4.65$4.23$4.20$4.15$4.10
2.5"$8.26$5.68$5.23$4.73$4.40$4.35
2.75"$8.99$6.13$5.80$5.43$5.17$5.12
3"$9.97$6.48$6.37$6.11$5.93$5.87

No Color!
(Metal Only)

Size501003005001,0002,000
1.5"$4.87$2.99$2.53$2.47$2.42$2.37
1.75"$5.37$3.25$2.82$2.75$2.72$2.67
2"$5.82$3.55$3.09$3.00$2.96$2.91
2.25"$6.89$4.40$3.71$3.51$3.45$3.40
2.5"$7.29$4.98$3.98$3.94$3.78$3.73
2.75"$8.31$5.68$5.12$4.90$4.68$4.63
3"$9.21$6.39$6.27$5.88$5.55$5.50

Mold Setup Fees

Molds are FREE on all orders over 300 pieces

(on coins up to 2.5")

Size1 Side2 SidesOrder 300+ Coins
1.5"$50.00$100.00FREE
1.75"$62.50$125.00FREE
2"$75.00$150.00FREE
2.25"$87.50$175.00FREE
2.5"$100.00$200.00FREE
2.75"$112.50$225.00-
3"$125.00$250.00-
Size1 Side2 SidesOrder 300+ Coins
1.5"$50.00$100.00FREE
1.75"$62.50$125.00FREE
2"$75.00$150.00FREE
2.25"$87.50$175.00FREE
2.5"$100.00$200.00FREE
2.75"$112.50$225.00-
3"$125.00$250.00-

Custom Challenge Coin Edge Options

Choose the Edge Style that fits your needs

Standard Flat Edge

Standard Flat Edge

Rope Edge

Rope Edge

Spur Edge

Spur Edge

Flat Weave Bevel Edge

Flat Weave Bevel Edge

Oblique Edge

Oblique Edge

Cross Cut Edge

Cross Cut Edge

Challenge Coin Plating Options

Antique Gold

Antique Gold

Antique Silver

Antique Silver

Antique Copper

Antique Copper

High Polish Gold

High Polish Gold

High Polish Silver

High Polish Silver

Dual-Plating

Dual-Plating

Additional Challenge Coin Options

Select from a wide array of custom coin options

Spinner Challenge Coins

Interactive coins where part of the coin is designed to spin or rotate freely.

Cutouts

Challenge Coin Cut Outs

Not only can the outer shape of the coin be customized, but the interior areas can be “cut out” as well

3D Challenge Coins

3D coins have an unlimited number of sculpted levels. We can round edges and create smooth gradations.

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Sequential Numbering

The perfect option for anyone looking for trackable coins or just a fun way to make every coin a little more special.

Glow in the Dark

Choosing from our selection of glow enamels ensures your design will continue to shine even when the lights go out.

Edge-engraving

Edge Engraving

Not only can you design the front and back of your coins, but the true edge can be engraved with messages as well.