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What Kind of Edges Can I Select For My Custom Challenge Coin?

July 21st, 2011

Appearances are everything and so is the case with custom challenge coins.  The more ornate and detailed these objects are, the higher their perceived value will be.  If you’re looking for a way to make your custom coins stand out in the crowd, you may want to think about selecting a decorative edge to incorporate into your design. Certain styles of edges have the ability to accentuate the artwork featured on your custom challenge coins by giving them a distinguished and regal look.

Styles of Challenge Coin Edges That You Can Choose From

Here are the options that we offer all of our challenge coin customers:

  • Flat Edge (Free)
  • Rope Edge (Free)
  • Spur Edge (Free)
  • Oblique Line Edge ($0.35 per side)
  • Flat Weave/Bevel Edge ($0.35 per side)
  • Cross Cut Edge ($0.35 per side)

You can see samples of the different styles of challenge coin edges by visiting,  The pictures that we have on the site will give you a better idea of what your coin will look like. You can also speak to one our sales representatives by phone toll free 1-800-953-3607 or via email with any questions you might have.  This will help you better determine whether or not a particular style of decorative edging will work well with your challenge coin design.

Why Select a Decorative Edge?

There are a number of reasons why a decorative edge is beneficial. First and foremost, it complements your design. For example, say that you feature a 3D image on your coins. You can further the visual appeal of the object by selecting a cross cut edge or oblique line edge because they are highly defined and attractive. A person can rub their finger over the edge and feel how the coin was created.

Second, a decorative edge gives the appearance that the coin is worth a lot monetarily. This allows the perceived value of the item to go up and gives others something to look forward to when they receive a coin. What has become a cherished keepsake for many will also be seen as a collector’s item.

Last but not least, a decorative edge on a coin gives off an air of professionalism. Businesses and organizations that opt to use challenge coins to promote their products and services can do so effectively. By handing out a coin that looks as attractive as the ones Signature Coins creates, these professional men and women are making a name for themselves in their community. Recipients of the coin know that they are valuable and as a result see the business or organization in a favorable light.

2011 Is the Perfect Time to Order Custom Challenge Coins

January 6th, 2011

Ordering custom challenge coins from Signature Coins is a great way to start the new year.  In addition to be durable and versatile, these items make the perfect gift for military units, schools and universities, charitable organizations, and businesses of all sizes.  Due to their luxurious appearance and weightiness, challenge coins have a higher perceived value than other types of awards and gifts.  People that receive a challenge coin can look at it and know that their efforts are appreciated.

Features That You Can Add to Your Challenge Coin Design

Here are a few of the features that we offer to our customers:

  • Unique shapes and sizes
  • Choice of colors
  • Single or double sided challenge coins
  • Decorative edges
  • Glow-in-the-Dark enamel
  • Sequential numbering
  • 3D emblems

You can take any number of these options and include them in your custom challenge coin order.  Each add-on has its own list of advantages and can make the artwork that we create for you stand out in a crowd.  The more unique you want your challenge coins to be the more features you should add to your coin design.  To see what additional options we offer, visit  You will be able to see a more comprehensive list than the one we included above.

Why Order Custom Challenge Coins?

There are many ways to use custom challenge coins in everyday settings.  Here are a few that we feel are the most popular:

  • To reward a good deed or accomplishment
  • To honor a loved one that has passed
  • To educate the public about a product, service or organization
  • To use at fundraisers
  • To recruit talent at job fairs
  • To thank customers for their business

As you can see, there is no reason not to order custom challenge coins this year. To find out how, visit