What is a challenge coin

A challenge coin is a custom made coin designed to represent an organization or team. The people in a team are given challenge coins as proof of membership, and as a mark of respect and honor. Read more "What is a Challenge Coin".

What is a 2D challenge coin 2D by Signature Coins Military Challenge Coins

The purpose of many military coins is to build camaraderie, celebrate team history, and honor service.

Corporate Challenge Coins

Fortune 500 companies have custom coins made for branding purposes. Corporate coins are sometimes given to employees for recognition and appreciation.

Other Purposes

Challenge coins are also made to commemorate special events and in honor of important achievements. For more custom coin uses click here.

What does a challenge coin look like?

Traditional custom coins are round, and feature custom artwork. Thanks to advancements in the molding and minting process, today's coins are more intricate with 3D art, dual plating, engraving and have dual functions.

Challenge Coin History

There are several origin stories regarding the history of challenge coins, but the first recorded use of challenge coins custom made for a unit came from the United States Army during the Korean War (17th Infantry) and the Vietnam War (10th Special Forces Group-A).

Challenge Coin Customer Reviews

Extremely Impressive / best Customer Service!!!


I have rarely worked with a company that was so willing and able to go above and beyond to provide a product - they worked with me through changes and last minute requests - and did it all with a willing, can do, happy attitude. Once of the best companies I have ever done business with. Additionally, EXCELLENT product. The coin was exactly as ordered, quality product, impressive!!

Linda P.

Date of experience: February 28, 2023

Great Job Signature Coins!!!


I can't thank you all enough for doing such a great job on our challenge coins! They are perfect! The delivery was here on time…I know I will be ordering many more from Signature Coins! I can't thank you enough for the outstanding job and in such a hurry! You guys are amazing!!! 😊 Lori

Lori C.

Date of experience: January 23, 2023