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National Police Week Challenge Coins

February 28th, 2013

National Police Week takes place May 12th-18th.  That gives you plenty of time to start thinking about your custom challenge coin design.  If you want to commemorate those in your police department with a special gift, challenge coins are ideal.  Attractive, meaningful, and rich with sentimental value, custom coins are perfect for National Police Week activities.

Custom challenge coins can be created in a variety of sizes, shapes, and styles to meet your needs. In fact, did you know that we make specialty coins which are cut-to-shape to resemble a police shield or badge?  Well, we do.  Any vision you have for your National Police Week challenge coins is possible when you work with Signature Coins.  We work with you to come up with a design that meets your needs.

Select add-ons that help make your order of challenge coins stand out.  For example, a decorative edge or cut out might be just what it takes to get others to take notice of your police department, officers, and the services that you provide to your community.  A 3D emblem can help images pop.  Sequential numbering adds to the coins by making them limited edition and therefore have higher perceived value to their recipients.

Honor police officers in your department during National Police Week with custom challenge coins.  Visit to request a no obligation, free price quote and full color digital proof.  Email your ideas to one of our sales representatives.  Submit your request to  You can also call 1-800-953-3607 toll-free.  We offer free price quotes, free artwork and design services, and free shipping to your US address.

Black Enamel and Gold Plating Make Outstanding Custom Challenge Coins

December 13th, 2010

When the New York State Police contacted us with their custom challenge coin request, we knew we had to exceed their expectations.  Not only did we want their order to reflect their design ideas, we also wanted each item to be rich in detail and easily readable.  That is why we suggested using black enamel paint on gold plating because we knew that it enhanced the appearance of custom artwork and made an attractive and collectible challenge coin.

Black and Gold Have a High Contrast

Black and gold look good together.  That is because there is such a high contrast between the two colors.  Governmental agencies, military groups, and academic institutes often use darker colors with gold plating. Details like these make challenge coins look distinguishable and professional.

Text Is Easy to Read and Stands Out

One of the main reasons why our customers choose black enamel with gold plating is because it makes the text easy to read.  Words stand out rather than blend in with the background. This makes it easy to identify the business or organization that created the coins.  For example, New York State Police is bold and recognizable against a dark blue background.  The words “Gun Investigation Unit” also look good in gold against the black enamel of the coin.

Secondary Colors Add Depth to the Design

Other colors can add depth to the design.  The way that we created the New York State Police coins demonstrates just that.  A ring of black circles the navy blue coin on one side.  This helps the gold lettering to shine through.

Minor details like these can make a noticeable difference in your challenge coin’s appearance.  You can create a remarkable design easily by choosing black enamel with gold plating. The different options that we offer can be seen by visiting

What We Mean By Custom Challenge Coins

When it comes to the word custom, we mean truly unique.  We can take any design idea and turn it into an enviable challenge coin. We can also create these in any size or shape that you desire. Although the New York State Police coins are round and traditional, their message is anything but.  The images on the front and back of the coin represent the customer, the department that he represents, and the type of work that is accomplished.  This type of challenge coins makes for an interesting conversation piece.

To learn more about our products call 1-800-953-3607 toll free.

Pittsburgh Police Creates Their Own Unique Custom Challenge Coins

December 6th, 2010

When it comes to promoting your local police department or precinct there are few better ways to do so than through the creation of custom challenge coins.  These items embody the qualities of resilience and dependability which make them ideal representations for any law enforcement or security organization.

Pittsburgh Police contacted Signature Coins to have their custom coin needs met.  The protectors of “a most livable city” recognized police coins as a unique and creative way to show pride in their unit. Because of this, we gladly fulfilled their request to create law enforcement coins for one of their many divisions.

Law Enforcement Coins Offer Police Officers Valuable Usage

Presentations and award ceremonies held by or for the police division benefit from having challenge coins created  to distribute as a reminder that the time and effort officers put in is genuinely appreciated.

When officers visit neighborhood schools or community events, the custom challenge coins help students and members of the community identify and remember their local precinct. This can be extremely helpful during times of need because people are more likely to ask for help when they are acquainted with the local police department.

Small enough to fit in your pocket, challenge coins can easily be taken everywhere officers go and used as a show piece during off duty times.

The Right Challenge Coin Manufacturer Makes All the Difference

When it comes to producing challenge coins, we have the years of industry knowledge and experience that guarantees our clients always receive a coin that lives up to their expectations and reputation.

The Pittsburgh Police coin was designed to include our dual plating option.  Using two types of metal in the design gives the coin a layered and unique look.  In addition to the dual plating, we also gave the customer their choice of:

  • Custom Artwork and graphics along with a digital proof of the finished coin.  You can either rely on one of our talented graphic artists or provide your own artwork. We will incorporate the design elements you request, furnish a digital proof via email, and make as many revisions as you want at no additional cost.
  • Text and Phrases that can be tailored to the coin’s purpose. Customized challenge coins give their creators the freedom to say what they want to say in any manner that they choose.  Including relevant dates, phone numbers, or mottos on the coin will engage recipients and add meaning.
  • Shape and Colors to ensure the coin was one-of-a-kind. Custom coins do not have to be round.  They are available in a wide assortment of shapes including be square, triangle or rectangle shapes.  Backgrounds, text and accents can all be done in any combination our clients choose.

The reason behind your custom coin creation is just as important as working with the right challenge coin company.  Which manufacturer you choose makes all the difference in designing and producing high quality coins that you and the recipients are proud of.

Contact us today for your Free Quote or call our toll free number at 1-800-953-3607. Feel free to send us an email with your ideas or questions at