Multi Tool Challenge Coins: Ready for Anything

If you’re looking for a design that stands apart from the crowd,

multi tool challenge coins

are a great place to start. Custom challenge coins are traditionally round in shape, with either 2D or 3D elements, but multi tool coins have all kinds of custom shapes, intricate cut outs and carefully constructed coin molds that perfectly combine form and function.

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Multi Tool Challenge Coin

When you can’t travel with your toolbox, a multi tool challenge coin can be exactly the savior you need. We’ve created coins with flat and phillips head attachments, wrench slots, hex bits and bottle openers, and we don’t even think those are the only options available. To get your own special multi tool challenge coin, let our sales team know which tool attachments interest you.

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Challenge Coins Custom Made For the Job

Multi tool challenge coins are custom coins designed for tackling a specific set of jobs on the go. The most common functional designs include bottle openers, screwdrivers and socket wrenches, but multi tool challenge coins have the potential to include just about anything a customer needs. If you have an idea for your own challenge coin design, give us a call, and we’ll help you create the perfect set of custom coins for the job.

Making a Multi Tool Challenge Coin

When it comes to designing a multi tool coin, there are a number of different ways to approach the project. Most of the functional designs our team helps create start as custom bottle openers. A socket wrench or screwdriver challenge coin design will also serve as a good starting point, but to make a true multi tool challenge coin, the design needs more than one functional application.

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While a traditional round challenge coin can incorporate a bottle opener cut out, multi tool challenge coins will always require a custom shape to accommodate all the practical tools. This results in some truly unique cut to shape challenge coins that are sure to stand out in anyone’s collection.

Something to consider when ordering a set of multi tool challenge coins is that the turnaround time will be slightly longer than our regular 14-day production window. All of the custom challenge coins we help design go through a mold and setup process where our production team tests the quality of the custom mold before stamping out all the coins. This ensures that we don’t miss any small mistakes or inconsistencies in the final production of the coins.

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For multi tool coins, their practical application needs to be tested as well. It takes special care to get the coin molds just right and to form the finer details of a multi tool coin, like screwdriver tips or the hex bit of a socket wrench. Because multi tool coins will have a more rigorous lifestyle than their traditional medallion coin counterparts, the quality control process takes a little longer.

Every multi tool challenge coin is also made from brass to ensure durability and longevity. Other challenge coin manufacturers might not pay attention to the base material for a challenge coin, but we use the sturdiest metal for the job so you don’t have to worry about a bottle opener challenge coin bending or a screwdriver challenge coin warping as it’s used repeatedly.

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Getting Started on Your Own Custom Coin Design

Here at Signature Coins, we know that there are a lot of choices when trying to pick the right challenge coin maker. That’s why we are so dedicated to customer service and providing the highest quality products on the market.

Our clients receive free artwork and free revisions, so you don’t have to pay a dime until you’re completely satisfied with the design. When you’re ready to create your own challenge coin, we’ve broken down the process into just a few simple steps. Fill out a free quote form to get started and we'll use your ideas to create the first free proof of artwork.

Our art team can work from something as simple as a bullet list of ideas to a hand-drawn sketch. Feel free to download our challenge coin template to help keep your ideas organized, and include it with your quote submission. Whether you have a design already prepared or need our art team to help you create something from scratch, your first proof will be ready within 48 hours.

Working With the Best Coin Maker Online

Our Signature Coins team has been handcrafting custom products since the year 2000. If you’re looking for a free online coin designer with years of experience crafting beautiful coins, you’ve come to the right place. All artwork is free and all revisions are free for each customer. Our products are also backed with a 100% quality guarantee.

In keeping with our quality standards, all multi tool challenge coins will be tested for functionality and durability before going into full production and again once the coins have been completed. This means that many of the multi tool coins we help design take slightly longer than our regular turnaround time of 14 days or fewer. We’re still happy to include free overnight shipping, and our sales team will provide updates and tracking information as it becomes available, keeping you informed on the progress of your order.

Whether you need a set of custom multi tool challenge coins for an award ceremony, to give the service men and women in your life a useful new tool for everyday use, or for any other reason, submit a free quote today and see how we can bring your vision to life.

Custom Challenge Coin Pricing

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

Size 50 100 300 500 1,000 2,000
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)

Size 50 100 300 500 1,000 2,000
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)

Size 50 100 300 500 1,000 2,000
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")

Size 1 Side 2 Sides Order 300+ Coins
1.5" $50.00 $100.00 FREE
1.75" $62.50 $125.00 FREE
2" $75.00 $150.00 FREE
2.25" $87.50 $175.00 FREE
2.5" $100.00 $200.00 FREE
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3" $125.00 $250.00 -
Size 1 Side 2 Sides Order 300+ Coins
1.5" $50.00 $100.00 FREE
1.75" $62.50 $125.00 FREE
2" $75.00 $150.00 FREE
2.25" $87.50 $175.00 FREE
2.5" $100.00 $200.00 FREE
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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.

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Common Challenge Coin Questions

A challenge coin is usually a metal coin or medallion, bearing an organization's insignia, emblem or logo and carried by the organization's members. Traditionally, challenge coins were used by the military and displayed by service men and women to prove exclusive membership when challenged, and to enhance the military units' morale.

Historically, challenge coins were awarded by military unit commanders in recognition of special achievement made by a member of the unit. They are also known to be exchanged and traded during recognition visits to different international organizations, bases and service tours. These coins have been heavily collected by active and retired service members and law enforcement personnel for years.

Modern challenge coins are made in a variety of sizes and often include popular culture references such as superheroes as well as known characters in a parody. Many companies today are using them to build morale in teams, link people with similar interests and even to promote their brand. Challenge coin designs today are pushing the boundary of what a challenge coin could mean or be used for. One thing is for sure, personalized coins further strengthen the sense of bond within people that both give and receive them.

Challenge coins are often used as a physical token or symbol to represent membership to an organization, unit, or team.

Challenge coins also serve as a lasting personal award for anyone that has received one. Since they are custom and long lasting, challenge coins serve well to commemorate the time and experience put in to overcome overwhelming obstacles or the extraordinary effort and sacrifice needed to reach a given achievement. These keepsake coins become a life long reminder of the achievements made.

Challenge coins can also be used as a token to commemorate a special event or anniversary. You can view some of our commemorative coins here.

Our bravest first responder services also have a history of using challenge coins. Whether for fire departments, emergency medical technicians or law enforcement officers, challenge coins have been used to award bravery, acts of heroism and department camaraderie.

Many companies today have been started by veterans, or are veteran owned and are beginning to use the challenge coin tradition to help represent accomplishments in their businesses. This modern approach to awarding challenge coins has garnered some criticism from the traditionalists. Signature Coins has been making challenge coins for 20 plus years, and we see more and more companies joining in on awarding custom challenge coins to customers, staff, and volunteers. They are using them to build morale in teams, link people with similar interests and even to promote their brand or charities.

Generally speaking you give someone a challenge coin when you want to honor them for a good deed or for their hard work.

Challenge coins still play a major role in the military today, much like a "Thank you Plus" or "Great Job Plus". In the armed forces not every action rates an honorable medal or certificate, for those moments when someone is deserving of more than a thank you, awarding them with a challenge coin fills the gap.

As a very simple miltary example. You're out on a 3 day field op. One of your guys or gals busts their butt during a particularly stressful couple hours of it. Shows great attitude, effort, and was overal top notch. If you tried to write it up, it wouldn't "quite" be "award worthy" but definitely deserved "recognition."

Now even if you’re not a veteran or a member of the armed forces, you can still recognize and award someone with custom challenge coins.

You can use challenge coins to reward employees after the completion of a special project or if huge accomplishments have been made company wide. The coin design can be representative of the achievement, the employee or the company goals. Studies show when employees are recognized for a job well done, they feel more satisfied with their job performance, are more likely to reach for higher goals, and are more loyal to their organizations.

Finding the right time and place to give someone a challenge coin can be, well, a bit challenging.

  • Military tradition has a few ways of approaching this honor. One being "The Secret Handshake" where commanding officers, department officials or the president himself would shake a soldiers hand and "slip" them the coin via the handshake. Transferring the coin shouldn’t be dramatic or obvious, like a quiet wink and a nod, this honor is more personal to the people giving and receieving the award and less ceremonial. Although a bit more obvious, another military tradition is to hand them out in front of a formation or during a meeting, but it's more commonly done one on one.

  • As more civilians and businesses use challenge coins, they have taken a more ceremonious and inclusive approach to awarding them. When looking to give a challenge coin to an employee or team member most businesses will do it during a team meeting. Some businesses have even integrated their employee award recognition into their annual and quarterly ceremonies. Awarding their employees in front of others can be a great way to show the rest of the team that you too can be "recognized" if the effort is there.

  • Modern marketers are also finding that custom challenge coins make for great business cards, so many high end service providers, such as lawyers, accountants and commercial developers are now giving their custom coins out as a means of promoting themselves or their business offerings.

Challenge coins typically cost $3.00 -$5.00 per coin for a full production run of 100 coins generally speaking.

More specifically though, it depends. Challenge coin pricing is dependent on a variety of factors including size, quantity, and coloration. Your organization’s insignia or logo, as well as the brand standards surrounding it, will often dictate coloration. The level of complexity, industry standards, and personal preference will dictate the size of the coin.

You can view our challenge coin pricing here.

Designing challenge coins is a lot of fun, but there’s also a ton of things to think about before getting started. Luckily, we have years of experience making custom coins, and we’re happy to help you every step of the way.

We have put together a how-to guide that will tell you everything you need to know about challenge coin design.

Challenge Coin Design 101: A How-To Guide For Creating Challenge Coins