Did You Know? The U.S. Mint

It’s no secret that at The Monterey Company we love coins. So of course we try to stay up to date on all news coins. This means that we pay especially close attention to what’s going on with the U.S. Mint. The purpose of this organization is to produce all of the coins that go […]

New Trend: Custom Trading Pins!

While they have been around for many years, trading pins are quickly becoming a popular item amongst many groups. It is rare these days to find someone who hasn’t heard of pin collecting and trading. With massive worldwide organizations and societies, such as Disney and their trading pin groups, this pastime is becoming so huge […]

Customize Your Medallion or Coin with a Marked Rim

A great way to further customize the unique look of your coin or medallion is by adding marks to the rim. The rim is the raised edge on both sides of the coin, created by the upsetting mill, which helps protect the coin’s design from regular wear and tear. This actually helps to prevent the […]

Raise Awareness for Lou Gehrig’s Disease, or ALS

In 1939, the famous American baseball player for the New York Yankees, Lou Gehrig, was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), forever making the disease known as Lou Gehrig’s disease in the United States. Recently this disease has seen a resurgence of support with the #icebucketchallenge. Millions of people all over the country and a […]

Custom Lanyards for Photographers and Show Badges

Lanyards, even though they have been around for years, are fast becoming the photographer’s new best friend. With all of the custom options that are now available they have become a useful tool while on the job. Custom designing lanyards with a variety of hooks to hang lens caps from is becoming an amazing support […]

Embroidered Patches for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts


For most of us, when we hear Girl Scouts we automatically think of cookies, right? Well, the Boys and Girl Scouts of America have been an integral part of our country’s history for over 100 years. Thousands of young and impressionable boys and girls have taken part in this tradition and grown into fine young […]

Custom Thank You Lapel Pins for Customers

How do you tell the world about your business or your cause? The most effective answer: marketing! This is a business tool that has been around for centuries, but in the growing and competitive marketplaces that we face today it has become essential and extremely innovative. Research has proven that using marketing and advertising techniques is […]

Student Trading Pin Projects

Collecting, sharing, and trading items is a popular pastime for students all around the world. Whether it is rocks, sports cards and memorabilia, or custom pins and patches, it is always exciting and invigorating to finally obtain just the one you have been looking for. This is a phenomenon that we have seen at The […]

A Rare Coin: The Double Eagle Twenty-Dollar Gold Piece

The 1933 Double Eagle.

  On July 30, 2002 one of the most rare coins in the world, the 1933 Double Eagle twenty-dollar gold piece, was sold for an incredibly $6.6 million. On top of that price was a buyer’s fee of 15% and a $20 fee for the Mint to balance their books. This brought the final sale […]

Customized Card Guards and Poker Chips for the Real Player

Have you ever watched a professional Poker Game and were wowed at how cool and unflappable the intimidating players seemed? Well, part of this mystique is the serious overall look that they sport. Sure, this includes their clothes and sunglasses, but it is also a reflection of the small details like their card guards. Creating […]