Monterey Company Blog Posts

monterey team logo

Monterey Home » Resources

fake disney pin video

Fake Disney Pins

Here’s are a collection of favorite videos on scrapper pins and how to spot them. Everyone loves Disney, but there are a lot of hidden secrets that not very many people know. One of these special “company secrets” is that they give their valued employees their very own die-cast years of service pins. The other […]

Read More

What’s The Difference Between Hard Enamel and Soft Enamel Lapel Pins

What’s the difference between soft enamel and hard enamel lapel pins The difference between soft enamel and hard enamel pins is in the enamel color fill. Soft enamel pins are color filled only 75% of the way up the walls of the pin. Hard enamel color fill is filled all the way to the surface […]

Read More
walking stick medallion

What Is A Hiking Stick Medallion?

Hiking Stick Medallions are the perfect design adventure for any creative outdoorsy type. While fishing on the Metolius River in Oregon, I noticed a hiker walking by with this walking stick. He was out Geocaching and I had to ask him if he would be okay If I took a picture of his hiking stick […]

Read More
custom cufflinks

Custom Emblematic Jewelry & Logo Cufflinks

Emblematic jewelry takes expressing your style to a whole new level! Emblematic jewelry has been worn for many years as a way of expressing yourself or representing a group you believe in or belong to. They are used as a way to tell the world who you are and what’s important to you. These fine pieces […]

Read More
custom medals

The Difference Between Medals and Medallions

Although the names may sound alike, medals and medallions are less similar than you may think. Here at the Monterey Company, we make massive amounts of unique and gorgeous custom medals and custom medallions. It never fails however that when we get a call from a potential client seeking their free consultation with one of […]

Read More
customized pins

History Behind the Flag Lapel Pin

The American flag lapel pin is a common sight in the USA. It can be seen on nearly every politician across the country, and often even on people who have no involvement in politics. The exact origin of the flag lapel pin is somewhat difficult to pinpoint, as it has gone through peaks in popularity at different points in time and does not appear to have been introduced until long after standard lapel pins were already in use.

Read More
christmas holiday ornamental pin

Top 5 Corporate Gifts For The Holiday Season

This gift list for the holiday season is pretty metal. In fact, it begins with a custom pin. The holiday season rings in a plethora of company parties that range from the massive and elaborate to the most intimate. Whatever the size the truth is they are quite fun and have become part of the […]

Read More
King James II Shilling circa 1685 | Image Credit: Roy-MacLeod

The Oldest Coin in the World

There is still plenty of mystery revolving around the Lydian Lion. There is no certainty of the value, or even the purpose of the coin. But as it stands, it holds the record for being the oldest coin, having been created over 2,700 years ago.

Read More
Custom liberty coins

The Most Expensive Coin In The World

This custom coin from the 1850’s is the most expensive coin in the world. From 1850 the twenty-dollar Gold Double Eagle coin was issued publicly. In 1907 the gold piece was radically altered by the well-known American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The Gold Double Eagle coin continued to be issued until 1933 when, in an attempt to […]

Read More
25th anniversay coin

Commemorating 150 Years Of Elevating Life Experience

Express your motto in a custom souvenir coin Glen Ivy Hot Springs’ motto of “Elevating Life Experience” seems to relate quite well with that of  The Monterey Company’s which is a “Dedication to Excellence and Recognition”. I think it is the fact that each of our companies has a similar attitude toward business and its […]

Read More