US Secretary of Defense Gate Honors Soldiers With Custom Challenge Coins

Posted by Signature Coins | June 6, 2011 at 5:28pm | Topic: Challenge Coin Awards

Over the weekend, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates thanked troops for their service at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Walton in Kandaharn. As part of two days worth of farewell visits to remote U.S. troop bases in Afghanistan, the former Director of Central Intelligence under President George H.W. Bush, handed out custom challenge coins bearing his name to military men and women.

Challenge Coins Have Many Benefits and Uses

Being awarded a challenge coin is viewed as being the highest of honors. For service men and women, this is a great way to boost morale, encourage teamwork, and reward exceptional accomplishments. Recipients of these types of rewards are happier, more prone to pitch in, and take more pride in their achievements.

Ways Challenge Coins Stand Out In Regards to Other Types of Awards

There are a number of different features that make custom challenge coins stand out. Here are just a few to take note of:

  • Challenge coins have a distinct look and feel which adds to their perceived value. In addition to appearing a certain way and having raised images, coins are also weighty much like larger pieces of currency.

  • Challenge coins can be customized so that they are rich in sentiment and personal meaning to their recipients. From the size, shape, and colors that you choose for your coins to the message that you decide to include in your design, custom challenge coins are unique and memorable.

  • Challenge coins are double sided which allows ample room for photographs, images, and text. With twice the space to deliver a message, challenge coins are a direct way to make contact with others.

  • Challenge coins can include 3D images which add depth and dimension to a design. If you're wanting a realistic image included on your challenge coin, you can opt to include a 3D mold.

  • Challenge coins can have decorative edges which complement artwork and the item's overall design. Sometimes designs call for something a little more spectacular than the average edge provided on a standard challenge coin.

Custom challenge coins have a number of benefits as mentioned here. You don't have to be the Secretary of Defense to honor someone with one today. All you have to do is contact Signature Coins. Put in your request and we do the rest for you. From a no obligation, free quote to custom artwork at no charge, we do whatever it takes to give you the quality and personalized service that you deserve. Visit today to find out how to get started or call 1-800-953-3607 toll free.

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