Custom Challenge Coins
Challenge coins are used in different branches of the military. They are used for everything from fire academies and law enforcement to athletic associations and more. These coins have a sentimental value that is much higher than the actual cost. Request a quote from our team today and experience the value for yourself.
Challenge Coin Company
Why work with us? For nearly thirty years, The Monterey Company has been a challenge coin maker and industry leader. We provide coins for the armed forces, law enforcement, and fire academy. We have years of experience, a skilled team of designers, and the best equipment and materials available. As a result, we produce quality, professional products that you can’t find anywhere else. Like all of our products, our custom challenge coins can be made with many different materials and styles. This allows you to create a coin that is even better than what you imagined.
Quality Military Coin Designs
Don't have much skill when it comes to coin design? No problem! Work with our artists to request a quote and begin your digital proof. First, send us your artwork or use an existing logo. Then, we will send you a free proof made to your exact specifications. Our customer service team is available to walk you through the entire process. We will provide recommendations to bring your design to life.
What does it mean to get one?
How can custom challenge coins benefit your business? These medals commemorate the achievement and special events. They also encourage camaraderie and promote the togetherness within their respective communities. And although they have been around for many years, they have evolved in recent years. Now, they are taking on nuanced social relevance. That is what has turned them into the special, and highly-valued coin they are today.
Usually, challenge coins are small and ornate medallions or tokens. First, they are decorated with the insignia or logo of the organization that designed them. Then, they are gifted to members when they join to promote camaraderie and boost morale. These quality coins are also used to mark special occasions and to build a bond between people in different communities. They have existed for many years, but the tradition has evolved. They’ve recently become much more popular.
At the Monterey Company, we offer a quote and free proofs for your approval. All we need to get started is your idea. Got a big project? No problem. We’ve worked with every branch of the armed forces. This includes the police, firefighters, Navy, Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps. As leaders in the industry, we have the skills needed to help you develop your quality product.
We offer free design proofs. All we need is your insignia and any design ideas you may have. We receive new and repeat orders for challenge coins from every branch of the armed forces. This includes orders for the police, firefighters, navy, army, air force, and marine corps.
Designing Military Challenge Coins
Personalized For The Armed Forces
The armed forces and law enforcement have been using challenge coins for years. In the military, they award military coins for things that deserve special recognition. Many companies use them to boost morale or to mark special events. We provide a variety of different shapes to choose from. Shapes can range from traditional styles, like circular or rectangular. Or you can choose more specialized shapes, like bottle openers or dog tags.
Challenge Coin Maker
Are you looking for the best challenge coin maker? We have three decades of experience working with countless companies. We can help you develop the perfect custom challenge coins for your business needs. That’s why we have every type of finish you may need for your logo. This includes antique, glossy, or epoxy finishes. We also have textured patterns for base metals and edges. Because we have so many options, we encourage you to work with our team of designers. They help make this process simple and easy. They know the best styles, materials, and combinations to use to give you the best quality final product.
Our process makes it easy for our customers to order
Once you’ve approved the design, we’ll create the mold. The coins are die-struck on both sides at the same time. Then, they are electroplated, sandblasted, and polished to complete the coin. It takes about two and three weeks for the production process and shipping before you get your final proof. If you need your order sooner, let us know and we will try our best to accommodate a rush order.
Need More Information?
Request a quote or speak to your dedicated Account Manager. We offer free art design and unlimited revisions.
What Are Used For?
Challenge coins are used to:
- To commemorate a mission or to celebrate a milestone.
- To build camaraderie in a troop.
- To create a collectible commemorative award.
Honoring Achievements For Nearly 100 years
Government organizations and special interest groups also use coins to commemorate holidays and occasions. This includes Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, graduations, accomplishments, and more. During the Vietnam War, the tradition grew tremendously. This happened as more members of the special forces were rewarded for acts of honor. They become even more popular during the Persian Gulf War in 1990. President Bill Clinton was given challenge coins as a symbol of respect. He kept his growing collection on display in the Oval Office. Because of the added attention, the popularity of custom made coins skyrocketed. President Clinton’s historic collection is now on display at the Clinton Library in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Soft and Hard Enamel
What does it mean to be given a challenge coin?
Custom Military Coins
Air Force challenge coins usually feature the icon of a specific squadron. Based on the tradition, members of that squadron carry the coin to prove their membership if needed. We can help you create a unique coin with your squadron’s artwork or with impressive three-dimensional detailing. All you need to get started is a photograph of the aircraft you want to feature, and our artists can bring it to life. Do you need inspiration for your challenge coin design? Check out our gallery for examples of our past work.
Army coins showcase the insignia or emblem of a squadron or unit of the U.S. Army. When did the tradition of army coins begin? The significance of challenge coins dates back to a legend from World War I. This created a strong tradition. So strong, that even a century later military members still carry their coins with them every day!
Navy members or Navy Seals can memorialize their vessel or unit with a unique custom-crafted challenge coin. The small token can also feature mottos, emblems, or insignia. This helps remind you of your company, your service, and your Navy experience.
We have been making a design for the Coast Guard for nearly 30 years. Along with our knowledgeable and friendly team, we make sure we offer only the highest quality products.
Challenge Coin History
Start Today with Your Free Proof
- Artwork & Design: Use your organization’s logo or a special piece of art to represent your shared bond.
- Digital Proof: Once you’ve decided on your final design, we will share with you a digital proof. You can make updates and revisions as you see fit to make sure it’s exactly what you’re looking for.
- Production and Shipping: First, you will receive your sample. Second, you'll approve of your proof. Lastly, we will start the production process for your customized order, and ship it right to you.