Boost Morale with Military Challenge Coins
Leaders in the military and emergency services give custom military coins to their squadrons, units and battalions for a myriad of reasons. They may want to commemorate a particular event or tour, build camaraderie in a group, create a piece of collectible commemorative art, celebrate milestones in the military or signify affiliation or membership in a unit or squadron.
The U.S. Navy, Air Force, Marines, Army and Coast Guard have been ordering military challenge coins from The Monterey Company for years. We have created coins for EMS, fire and police departments from around the country, as well as for many agencies abroad. Used to boost morale and give rewards and awards, personalized military coins are treasured by those who receive them. We manufacture the highest quality military challenge coins to ensure that the recipients will value and cherish their momentos for the rest of their lives.
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Types of Custom Military Coins
Air Force Coins
Air Force challenge coins are custom-made coins that bear the logo or emblem of a particular squadron. As custom commands, affiliates of a particular squadron carry the coin in order to prove membership when challenged.
We can help you create a unique Air Force Squadron coin with impressive 3D detailing. All you need to do is provide us with a photograph of the aircraft you want to represent on your air force challenge coin and our artists will bring it to life. Be sure to check out our gallery to see examples of our past work for Air Force challenge coins.
Army challenge coins are specialized custom-made coins bearing the insignia or emblem of a particular squadron or unit of the U.S. Army. The significance of the coins pertains to a legend dating back to World War I. So strong is the resulting tradition that, nearly a century later, military personnel habitually carry their military challenge coins with them.
Marine Corps Coins
When you want to recognize a member of the United States Marine Corps, a USMC challenge coin is a commemorative way to do it. This sophisticated message of pride and commendation is communicated through an ornate and well-crafted custom military coin that will be treasured for a lifetime.
Our challenge coins are custom made for the Marines and are the highest caliber available. We tirelessly keep to this standard because we know that superior quality is the only way to honor the achievements of an enlistee or officer of the Marine Corps.
National Guard and Coast Guard Coins
Just like the National Guard and Coast Guard of the United States, The Monterey Company is “always ready, always there,” to serve your custom challenge coin minting needs. The dedication of the servicemen and women of the National Guard, Air National Guard and Coast Guard is far-reaching and courageous. We take great pride in providing a small service to those who live their daily lives in service.
We offer the highest quality products and a knowledgeable and friendly sales team. Call us at (877) 290-9290 or request a free quote online for National Guard and Coast Guard challenge coins. Let us help you create your unique custom National Guard challenge coin.
Navy and Navy Seal Coins
Memorialize your vessel and your unit by creating a uniquely designed and crafted custom navy challenge coin. By creating a small sculptural token containing the mottos and insignia that remind you of your company and your dedication, you can memorialize your navy experience. We make both navy challenge coins and navy seal challenge coins.
How Do I Determine What Type of Military Challenge Coin Design to Make?
Designs on military challenge coins have become increasingly extraordinary as designers are employing methods like splash minting. Splash minting can create scenes that look life-like. This type of military challenge coin even appears to show movement.
The method of splash minting enlists the use of special dies. These dies allow excess metal to splash out in a sideways direction when the coin is struck. Once this is done, the excess metal left behind by the strike is shaved off, leaving a relief that is elegant, striking and memorable.
When you order personalized military coins from The Monterey Company, we’ll work with you to make sure you receive the type, style and design of coin that you want. Our process is designed to work with your needs. We’ll guide you in creating the initial design or we can work with you to customize a pre-existing design idea you may have. Our experienced staff can give you suggestions to enhance or modify your design as need in order to ensure that your design is perfectly suited for production.
There are several factors to consider when you order a custom military coin. We’re here to help you every step of the way. Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about ordering personalized military coins: