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The Advantages of Having Custom Challenge Coins on Hand This Year

July 25th, 2014

Custom challenge coins are among the most versatile and attractive promotional products around.  Crafted from quality materials and created in a way that is distinct and memorable, they’re the type of item that people can’t help but notice.  Businesses small and large create custom coins to use as advertising tools.  The attractive mementos make great gift with purchase items which are meant to drive sales.

The Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines use military challenge coins to instill a sense of pride in their troops.  This tradition is one that has sparked a movement of coin lovers.  Organizations, schools, clubs, and even sports team have followed the military’s decision to reward individuals with custom coins.

Custom Challenge Coins are Perfect For

Challenge coins are personal, memorable, and meaningful.  They’re perfect for:

  • Giveaways and Special Promotions
  • Employee Recognition, Perfect Attendance, and Sales Awards
  • In Place of Paper Business Cards
  • VIP Programs

You’re likely to have an idea or two to add to the list.  Let us know what we can do to make your custom challenge coins extra special.  After all, you’re the one we’re creating them for!  You get say over the design process.  Our team of talented challenge coin artists work with you to make sure that your coins are exceptional in every single way.

We offer free revisions as part of the design process.  Don’t hesitate to ask for a change if needed.  We want you to be satisfied with your order.  We help guide you through all the necessary steps to create and order custom coins for your special events, programs or promotions.  Let us know what we can do to make things as easy as possible for you.

Find Out More About the Ordering Process by Contacting Us Today!

There are numerous reasons to keep custom challenge coins on hand this year.  Let us help you discover even more.  Contact Signature Coins with your request for a no obligation, FREE price quote and digital file containing the custom artwork that our challenge coin design team created for you.

Email your request to us at  If you’d rather speak to us directly, you can call 1-800-953-3607 toll-free.  A Signature Coins sales representative will ask about your needs and help you determine the right number of coins to accommodate your business, organization, school or club.  We offer free artwork and design services as a courtesy to you.

Custom Challenge Coins Help Establish “Home Base Pride”

August 20th, 2012

Custom challenge coins can be used to evoke pride in specific military base regions in the United States.  Camaraderie among members of these units and bases remains high because of the thoughtful award items.  Unlike other types of gifts, custom challenge coins resonate with members of the military for years.

Military coins complete with information about a specific home base gives other units an idea of where their fellow soldiers are located.  These custom coins are given and traded with other members of the military.  This practice helps establish goodwill and boosts morale among units.  Soldiers that are given custom challenge coins feel honored to receive such an award.

Custom challenge coins can be created into medallions which can be worn around the neck or created as bottle openers and attached to a keychain.  Whatever item you feel fits your military unit the best is what we will create for you.  Just let us know what your intentions for the home base challenge coins will be and we’ll get started on custom artwork for you.

Challenge coins can also have:

  • Decorative Edges
  • Sequential Numbering
  • 3D Images
  • Cut Outs
  • Antiqued Metal

Show off your own “Home Base Pride” by creating custom challenge coins today.  Visit to see the different styles offered by Signature Coins.  You can also email your ideas to or call 1-800-953-3607 toll-free.  We will honor your request by sending you a complimentary price quote and full color digital proof.

The US Army Drill Sergeant School Creates a Unique Challenge Coin

July 26th, 2012

The US Army Drill Sergeant School shared its new DSS coin created by DSL Kirven on its Facebook page.  The unique, cut-to-shape challenge coin is rich in color and detail.  In addition to using familiar symbols like drill sergeant hats and the US Army insignia, the coins include a powerful message.  They read, “Presented for Excellence”.  Considering the strong military ties that custom challenge coins have, the US Army Drill Sergeant School is likely to evoke all types of emotions from fellow drill sergeant by handing them this coin.  These awards must be earned.  They are given out to drill sergeants that show excellence.

Custom challenge coins are long lasting and durable making them the perfect award item for your military unit.  You can have one of your members come up with a design or you can submit a rough idea to us and we’ll make suggestions on ways to set your custom challenge coins apart from others.  We offer things like cut outs, bottle opener mechanisms, 3D molds, decorative edges, and sequential numbering to accentuate your challenge coin design and make the rewards visually appealing to others.

Don’t forget presentation options like velvet boxes and acrylic coin capsules.  These items help protect and store your custom challenge coins so that they can be looked at and enjoyed for years.  Enhance your awards ceremony or banquet with things like velvet bags and acrylic cases.  Just let a representative know that you’re interested in these items when you call or email Signature Coins.  We’ll include the cost of these items in the quote that we provide to you.

Reward excellence with custom challenge coins.  Visit to see what we’re talking about.  Submit your request for a free price quote and full color digital proof by emailing or by calling 1-800-953-3607 toll-free.

Celebrating the Army’s 237th Birthday Today with Custom Challenge Coins

June 14th, 2012

Today marks the 237th birthday of the United States Army.  To celebrate the occasion, we wanted to take a moment to salute the men and women of this branch of the military and the work that they do day in and day out.  According to the Army’s website, the occasion “commemorates America’s Army-Soldiers, families, and civilians-who are achieving a level of excellence that is truly Army Strong.”

Custom challenge coins have long been a part of military history.  We have had the distinct honor of working with army units from around the world to capture moments in time, reward heroic efforts, and provide them with a keepsake from their tours overseas.  Being able to work alongside these heroic men and women has been pivotal for us and that’s why we wanted to take a moment to wish the US Army a happy 237th birthday.  We look forward to being a part of many celebrations following this one.

A custom challenge coins is a notable award to receive for a number of different reasons.  First and foremost, it is personal and distinct.  No two military units have the exact same challenge coins created.  Next, the keepsakes are weighted and made of metal.  This gives people the impression that they are worth more than other types of award items.  Last but not least, the coins are easy to transport, store, and display.  Recipients of a custom challenge coin can share them with others.

Celebrate your milestone event by contacting Signature Coins.  We’ll be more than happy to help you come up with a design that is worthy of your celebration.  Visit today.  You can also submit your inquiries to or call 1-800-953-3607 toll-free.

Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) Creates Challenge Coins for Graduation

January 2nd, 2012

The Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) was founded in 1948.  Its mission is to Fly, Fight, and Win in air, space, and cyberspace.  Consisting of 33 flying wings, 12 flying groups, and 1 space wing, the AFRC has several core values including “Integrity First,” “Service Before Self,” and “Excellence in All We Do”.

We were recently contact by the AFRC.  They wanted a special challenge coin created that reflected their rich history and values.  Using their design ideas, we were able to come up with a design featuring custom artwork that was unique and memorable.  This gives recipients of the custom coins something to look back on and remember the time that they spent with the Air Force Reserve Command.

Honoring Graduates with a Meaningful Gift

Military challenge coins make meaningful graduation gifts.  They are custom made which adds to their relevance and uniqueness.  No two customers will ever have the exact same design.  This is one of the biggest advantages of using a company like Signature Coins to create your commencement ceremony challenge coins.  Your custom products will be exactly the way you want them to be.

Recognizing Specific Accomplishments Like Levels of Flight

Air Force challenge coins can be created to signify different accomplishments.  Students that reach a certain level of training are awarded a custom coin highlighting their performance.  A new coin can be offered at each level of flight.  This is a great way to keep students motivated and working toward their goals.

Presentation Options for Your Luncheon, Banquet or Ceremony

Military members that receive multiple challenge coins can be honored at a luncheon, banquet or awards ceremony.  Their custom coins can be presented in a velvet box or acrylic coin case.  We offer both presentation options for sale on our website.  In fact, here are a few of the options you have to choose from:

  • PVC Envelopes (FREE with every order)
  • Plastic Coin Capsules
  • Velvet Bags
  • Acrylic Coin Cases
  • Velvet Coin Boxes
  • Plastic Stands

You can view a picture of each challenge coin presentation option by visiting  This will give you a better idea as to the price and benefit of each item.

If you want a special way to recognize your students or comrades, consider the positive impact custom challenge coins make on their recipients.  We work with you to create designs that reflect your values as a group, unit or organization.  Visit to learn more about the customization process.  You can also email or call 1-800-953-3607 toll-free.  We’ll be more than happy to give you a price quote and full color digital proof featuring your design free of charge.

Ty Pennington Gets Challenge Coin on The Great Big American Auction

December 12th, 2011

Ty Pennington is best known for the spectacular homes he helps build on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.  Now, he’s sharing his love for “picking” by scouting out some of the finest antiques and collectibles in the United States and bringing them to auction.  The new TV program, The Great Big American Auction, recently featured a seller that had a signed copy of the Warren Commission that he wanted to make some money on.  The man was dressed in Army fatigues and told the audience that the book was a gift from his aunt who worked in the office and obtained the signatures of everyone involved on the commission.

As a member of the military, the man presented Ty with a challenge coin after his auction was over.  An honor dating back to World War I, the TV host was incredibly touched by being given such an amazing gift.  We liked the fact that the clip was included in the show.  It gave us a great idea for our blog today.  Custom challenge coins are very much a part of our culture.  Still popular with the military, they also are used by businesses, real estate agencies, hospitals, non-profits, sports teams, and colleges and universities.

Challenge coins are intriguing because they are custom made.  That means that every order is unique.  The individual or group ordering the custom coins know that they will never see someone else with their design.  This adds to the perceived value of the items by making them significant and meaningful for the people they are presented to.

As a challenge coin manufacturer, we know how important it is to honor worthy people throughout the year. That’s why we love seeing challenge coins being given out at political events, military ceremonies, and on TV.  It gives us great pride to know that a cherished military tradition from decades ago still thrives today.

Visit to learn more about the types of challenge coins that we offer and the different services that we provide free of charge.  As always, we listen to your design ideas, provide feedback in regards to size and shape, and send a full color digital proof to you via email.  This allows you to look over your design and see if it looks the way you want it to.

Once we have your approval and payment, we submit your order to our manufacturing department.  Your custom challenge coins then arrive to you before your special event or ceremony.  Give us a call at 1-800-953-3607 toll-free or email to request a complimentary price quote.

Custom Challenge Coins Are For More Than Just Military Units

October 31st, 2011

Custom challenge coins are great for businesses, groups, and organizations.  They’re attractive, unique, and memorable.  They can be used in a number of different settings and are great for promotional purposes.  If you want a tool that educates, informs, announces, promotes, and rewards, challenge coins are the perfect item for you to order.

Despite having strong military ties, challenge coins are no longer limited to the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines.  They are ordered by people from all corners of the globe and all occupations.  Challenge coins serve as the ultimate marketing tool.  They draw interest in the products and services that you offer and increase your sales, customer base, and membership.  This can help you succeed in far more ways than you ever imagined.

Challenge coins can be designed in a number of different ways.  Because they are custom, you get greater flexibility in terms of design and appearance.  This allows you to really hone in on the message that you’re trying to deliver.  If you want your coins to be memorable, you’ll choose a bold image or statement to include on them.  Challenge coins are double sided so this gives you ample space to include both if you wish.

You can use custom coins in a number of different ways.  You can create them as incentives for an employee recognition program.  You can give them to your best customers as a way of thanking them for their business.  You can also use challenge coins to reward new members for joining your organization.  These items are so versatile that you can come up with new uses for them each and every day.

Visit today to request a no obligation, free quote.  You can also email or call 1-800-953-3607 toll-free.  We’re ready to take your business or organization to the next level with custom challenge coins.

Custom Challenge Coins to Honor Specific Members of the Military

October 3rd, 2011

A recent article in the Post-Standard sheds light on a popular tradition.  Members of the military from different ethnic groups are being rewarded for their efforts on US soil as well as abroad.  The group mentioned in the article are Native Americans and Veterans which goes to show our country’s diverse population.  They were acknowledged at a special event held a few weeks ago for past members of the military.

In addition to the honor they received for their service, each was given their very own challenge coin.  The small tokens of appreciation were designed in a way to celebrate their heritage as well their military background.  Custom coins are great for this reason.  Because they are designed using your unique ideas, photographs, and emblems, they are a direct representation of you, your unit, and the ideas that best represent it.

We can accomplish this in a number of different ways.  We offer a variety of different sizes of challenge coins for our customers to choose from.  We also can create them in a number of shapes and colors.  Designs can be featured on one side of the coin or both depending on your preference.  We can also include 3D images, sequential numbering, and even glow-in-the-dark enamel as ways to set your custom coins apart.

Groups of all types contact us with their requests for custom challenge coins.  Although the tradition started with the military, it carries on today with sports teams, academic clubs, businesses, and different departments of the government.  Everyone wants to have their very own custom challenge coins to award to others.

Order your own challenge coins today.  Visit, email or call 1-800-953-3607 toll-free.  After hearing your design ideas, we’ll get started creating custom artwork for your coins.  This will allow you to see what your items will look like before we manufacture them.

Challenge Coins Used to Commemorate Fallen Soldiers

September 13th, 2011

The New York Post just reported that a soldier killed in Baghdad’s family decided to honor their lost loved one by creating something he loved in honor of his service to the military.  They decided to contact a challenge coin company with their request for a custom challenge coin commemorating the 27 year old’s life. Army Staff Sgt. James McNaughton was the first NYPD officer killed in Iraq.

The coins were stamped with the soldier’s photograph and date of death.  Details like these are important in preserving a family’s personal history.  More often than expected, new customers come to us because they can’t think of a better way to pay tribute to their lost loved one.

Memorial coins are growing in popularity for a number of reasons.  Here are a few for you to think about:

  • Custom coins are portable. They can be carried around in a pocket or purse where they are easily accessible. This allows them to be shown to others quickly and easily.
  • Custom coins are durable. The challenge coins are made out of quality materials which make them last a long time.  When stored in a presentation bag or case, they are protected from dust, dirt, and grime.
  • Custom coins are personal. Like the example listed above, custom challenge coins are rich in meaning.  They are designed with a group or individual in mind.  In the case of the example listed above, the coins contained a picture and an important date.

Custom challenge coins can be made in any size, shape, color or style.  They can have custom edges, 3D emblems, and even be dual plated.  Coins can be single or double sided.  Some customers prefer to have their design on one side and leave the other side blank.  Others like to extend their message to both sides of the coin.

Whatever your preference may be, we can create memorial challenge coins to fit your needs.  Visit today.  You can also call 1-800-953-3607 toll-free or email  We’ll be more than happy to honor your request for memorial coins.

Custom Challenge Coins for Female Soldiers and Veterans

August 12th, 2011

Females make up a large population of the U.S. military.  That means that many soldiers and Veterans are women.  Creating special challenge coins to honor these brave individuals is something that many branches of the military have become accustomed to doing in the past few years.  This allows them to recognize the commitment and service that females have made to their units and our country as a whole.

Women leaders are predominant in the armed forces.  Their knowledge and skill set helps them complete their duties with bravery and honor.  Custom challenge coins acknowledging their service and commitment are necessary to keep morale high.  When a female member of military receives an award, it encourages others in their unit to work hard and put in that extra effort.  The small tokens of appreciation also encourage women to help others in need.

Custom challenge coins help build relationships.  When a woman is stationed overseas, she can hand out coins to local people as a way to build trust.  This allows them to know that she is there to help and that she can be approached whenever necessary.  The double sided coins serve as unique souvenirs for people who have gotten to know the female soldier.

Whenever a female retires or is discharged honorably, she can receive a custom challenge coin as a thank you gift.  An awards ceremony or luncheon is often held in her honor to showcase her military career.  It is during that time that she receives her personalized coin.  She then can find a place to store or display it in her home or office.