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Antique Finishes on Challenge Coins Are Distinct and Attractive

September 16th, 2011

Do you want a distinctive way to tell your custom challenge coins apart from others’ in the crowd?  Are you impressed by items that look worn or aged?  If you answered, “Yes,” than we have a technique that you’ll want to apply to your custom coins.  It’s called antiquing and it allows for greater contrast on no color challenge coins.  Applying an antique finish on a coin gives it a “vintage” look and feel.  This helps draw attention to the design and the meaning behind the coin.

Choose From Antique Gold, Antique Silver, and Antique Copper

Antique gold, antique silver, and antique copper are all the choices a person has when ordering custom challenge coins from us.  The process requires some time and extra effort put into it.  That’s why the finished product looks as incredible as it does.  When you look at an antiqued challenge coin, you know that you are getting a really special gift.

Years of Service Award Coins and Medallions Are Often Antiqued

Years of service award coins and medallions often are antiqued.  This helps give the appearance that they are old and therefore honorable.  Recipients of these items enjoy being able to look at their gift and know where it came from.  This helps add to the coin or medallion’s perceived value.  People will be more inclined to hold onto it if they think that it make be collectible someday.

You’ll want to explore the different effects antiquing will have on your custom challenge coin design.  Visit today to request a free quote.  You can also call 1-800-953-3607 or email and speak to a trained sales professional.  This will allow you to get a better idea as to how much your custom coins will cost and what they will look like once they are sent out for production.

How to Get Your Quality Custom Challenge Coins Faster

April 5th, 2011

It is not uncommon for customers to request that we complete a challenge coin order faster than our guaranteed delivery time of 14 days or less.  Signature Coins has no problem fulfilling requests like this because it is possible, on an occasion, to have coins manufactured in less time.

Quality Coins in Less Time

If your main goal is to have great looking high quality custom product on hand to distribute at meetings, ceremonies, or other functions, we have one industry trick that may help speed up your production time. Keep in mind, however, that certain sacrifices will have to be made in order to get your challenge coins that much faster.

To help speed up and simplify the production process, we often suggest eliminating the use of colors in your challenge coin design. What this means is your challenge coin will have a finish that consists entirely of the metal plating you choose.

All Metal Coins Are Quite Popular

Though this may seem to be a conservative and somewhat uninteresting design idea for your keepsake challenge coin, we can assure you that it is not. As a matter of fact, they have become very popular because of the following reasons:

  • Choosing no colors reduces production time
  • Coins without color fills cost less
  • The option of taking full advantage of antique plating
  • Coins are given a classic and traditional look
  • Due to the reduced production time, you may receive coins faster

Removing the color fills option from your challenge coin actually creates opportunities to use some of our other design options, like antique plating.

Our antique finishes are available in gold, silver and copper. These very classy and attention getting design choices are a great replacement to coloring your challenge coin. With the antiquing option, the overall background is stressed to make the coin appear older while the text and graphics stand out giving the coin a deeper appearance

Now that you know creating an all metal challenge coin is not an unreasonable compromise we hope you consider them the next time you need to put a rush on your customized coins.

Contact one of our knowledgeable representatives at to find out more ways to save time and money on your custom coin order. Or, call us at 1-800-953-3607 the next time you need challenge coins and need them fast.