Custom Navy Challenge Coins

Challenge coin history might begin with a set of Army coins, but

Navy challenge coins

take on a life all their own. Sailors spend a lot of time on ships and submarines deployed around the world. These vessels become their homes away from home, and the other men and women in their unit become extended family. And the custom Navy coins they all carry bind them together and represent their strength and courage during maritime adventures.

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Custom Navy Challenge Coins

Custom Navy Challenge Coins

No two Navy challenge coins are ever the same. Whether you’re an officer looking for a set of personal coins, a member of a team looking to design a set of unit coins, or just a person looking to honor the service members in your life, our team has everything you need to create the perfect design. Send us a few of your ideas, and we will have your first free proof of artwork ready in 24 to 48 hours.

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Celebrating Naval Pride With Custom Navy Challenge Coins

Sailors in the United States Navy have the chance to explore the world on a scale few others are able to experience in their lives. Navy ships patrol every ocean across the globe, and sailors become well traveled after only a few years of service. When it comes to Navy challenge coins, the designs are often inspired by the different places sailors visit and the ships they call home during their time overseas.

Members of the USS Ronald Regan often receive custom unit coins with oriental designs inspired by the Sea of Japan where they patrol, while other teams prefer to create more personal designs inspired by their own unit emblems and mascots. Every Navy coin has a unique personality that honors the brave men and women serving our country.

If you’re looking for a custom coin company to help create Navy challenge coins for your team, you’ve come to the right place. We have experience handcrafting coins, custom Navy belt buckles and custom bottle openers for different teams across every ocean of the world. Just send us a few of your ideas, and we’ll be happy to get started.

The process of creating custom challenge coins is quick and easy, and all you need to get started are a few ideas. You can either fill out one of our free quote forms or give our sales team a call, and we will set to work on your first free proof of artwork.

Who Orders Custom Navy Coins?

Custom military coins are made for teams all throughout the armed forces. They celebrate team heritage, identity and camaraderie, and each one tells a different story. Officers create personal coins and use them to recognize excellent service and to honor the men and women in their command. Designs usually incorporate an officer’s name and rank and have a strong sense of individual personality.

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Commanding officers award custom Navy coins like these to the sailors and soldiers they meet during their travels as a sign of respect and honor. When it comes to creating special unit coins for a group of sailors, the designs often incorporate emblems and mottos unique to a team. The designs honor the heritage and character of the Navy while also celebrating what makes a team unique. Sailors exchange unit coins as they work alongside different teams, and slowly build a collection of different military challenge coins over time.

Military Birthday Balls are annual events where sailors usually receive a new Navy challenge coin. A popular idea is to design military ball challenge coins in the shape of tickets, but they come in all sorts of different shapes, sizes and colors. If there’s one thing most birthday ball coins have in common, it’s the inclusion of dates and event names so sailors will always have something to remember the experience.

No two Navy challenge coins are ever the same. Whether you’re an officer looking for a set of personal coins, a member of a team looking to design a set of unit coins, or just a person looking to honor the service members in your life, our team has everything you need to create the perfect design. Send us a few of your ideas, and we will have your first free proof of artwork ready in 24 to 48 hours.

Custom Navy Belt Buckles

The Navy features some of the most distinct uniforms among each of the service branches. Along with their recognizable white jackets and different hats, Navy belt buckles are one of the most notable elements of the uniform.

Belt buckles from Signature Coins are always created to the required specifications of the U.S. Navy. These custom belt buckles create a way to add a little personality to a unit’s uniform while remaining within the established parameters, and they’re all created with the same high quality materials and superior processes we use to create all of our Navy coins.

Send us any reference materials you may have, including sketches and stock photos that inspired your design. We also have a military coin design template that you can use to sketch your ideas. This helps our art team get a clear picture of your vision, and makes it possible to create your artwork faster. But if you’re not sure what kind of design you need, our art team is happy to help come up with some ideas with you; a simple bullet list is enough to begin with.

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Choosing the Right Custom Coin Company for Your Navy Challenge Coins

Challenge coins custom made for the Navy often make use of our free rope edge design option. However, there are no rules for creating custom challenge coins, and all of our design options are available to all of our customers.

Just like the ships and sailors of the United States Navy, custom Navy challenge coins are diverse and well traveled. They come in all kinds of different shapes, sizes and colors and are used in different places all over the world. Each is a symbol of honor, accomplishment and camaraderie, so it’s important to choose the right challenge coin maker to help bring your ideas to life.

Our Signature Coins team is committed to quality and customer satisfaction. Our experienced art team will provide free artwork and unlimited revisions on every project, and our friendly sales team will prepare free pricing quotes for any style coins you need. Our free shipping, industry-leading turnaround time of 14 days or fewer, and 100% quality guarantee all make it easy to create the perfect coins and receive them with time to spare. If you’re ready to get started on your own set of custom Navy challenge coins, contact us today!

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
2.75" $112.50 $225.00 -
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
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