Are you looking to design custom coins?

custom coins

Custom made coins are our specialty!  We have over 20 years experience and understand all of the nuances of manufacturing. Our creative team works side by side with each customer from start to finish.

We specialize in 3D coins for companies looking to add dimension to their coin design!

Finding a coin maker can be a challenge!

At The Monterey Company, we make the custom coin design process simple. When you request a free quote, one of our coin experts will reach out to you the same day. We’ll start on your design right away and work with you hand in hand to get it just right. When your design is complete, we will send you a free proof. Then if you wish, we can send samples of the kinds of enamel coins we have made for other clients. Finally, once you approve of your design, we can even send you samples of your finished coin. This will give you a chance to review your design prior to full production.

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Our coins always make a bold impression, regardless of the event or occasion. And when you hold one of your samples in your hand, you will find our quality to be top notch. From fire department challenge coins to company coins, we make the coin design process both fun and speedy!

We design military challenge coins for:

  • U.S. Navy
  • Air Force
  • Marines
  • Army
  • Coast Guard
  • Squadrons, battalions and their units.

Our team of experts will make sure that your minted coins are both unique and precious. With world-class design and quality, your coins will be cherished by all who get one.

Styles we design:

  • Corporate
  • Geocoins for Geocachers
  • Commemorative
  • Challenge coins
  • Military
  • Police Departments
  • Border Patrol
  • Fire Fighter Challenge Coins

All come with our quality guaranty!

How To Order Your Custom Coins

Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about ordering:

Yes, for an additional charge, we can engrave the logo coin, challenge coin, or geocoin with a small logo, message or date.
We have lots of options for our clients to choose from, all of which can make your custom coin unique and stunning, including:

  • Shiny gold coins made by sandblasting
  • 15 different metal plating options including dual plated coins
  • 12 different texture options
  • Custom shaped coins
  • 3D coins
  • Brass base metal or upgrade to bronze
  • Gemstones or Printed Coins
  • Coins with cut outs
  • Splash minting
Splash minting is used to make coin designs extraordinary, creating scenes that look almost real, and even seem to show movement. Special dies are used that allow excess metal to splash out in a sideways direction when the coin is struck. This excess metal is shaved off, leaving a relief that is elegant, distinctive and memorable.
Custom made coins can have a selection of color options to accentuate your design, including:

  • Hard or soft enamel
  • Soft enamel with epoxy
  • Color added to engraving
  • PMS color matching
Our process is designed to work with your needs. We guide you in creating the initial design, if needed 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. Once you approve a final design, it is die-struck into thick bronze or copper, both sides being struck at the same time, then electroplated, sandblasted and polished. Hard enamel color is added before polishing, and soft enamel added after polishing, but all color is applied by hand.
Production time varies depending on the style of coin you choose, but it normally takes between 2 to 3 weeks. Rush jobs can usually be accommodated for an additional charge.
Because we provide all design and artwork at no charge and have low minimum quantities. We give all of our customers the best quality and the best prices, with fast production times and top-notch customer service.

custom-company-coinsHow long does my die last?
We keep dies for three years from the time you order and after that, your die or mold will be recycled. However, you will not be charged for dies if you reorder within 3 years.

The $40.00 insurance might not be for everyone but in some cases it just makes sense. If you plan on placing future orders for the same product, we recommend die & mold insurance.

Step one is to contact us and we will provide you with a quote for your custom coins and we will also create a proof for your approval!

Who Uses Customized Coins?

Here’s a short list of some of the many organizations that order from us frequently:

  • The military
  • Law enforcement
  • Businesses and corporations
  • Volunteer organizations, non-profits & fundraisers
  • Geocaching enthusiasts
  • State and national parks and theme parks
  • Museums, zoos, aquariums and botanical gardens
  • Universities, colleges, and schools
  • Poker players and enthusiasts
  • Associations and societies
  • Sporting clubs and athletic groups

Why Order A Custom Made Coin?

  • To memorialize a particular person, place or occasion
  • To build brand loyalty for a corporation
  • To spread awareness for a particular cause or concept
  • To give as a fundraising gift
  •  To mark a geocache with a geocoin
  • To award or recognize special achievements or accomplishments by an employee or personnel
  • To boost morale through a challenge coin
  • To celebrate an event or anniversary
  • To celebrate graduations, anniversaries and company milestones
  • To signify affiliation or membership in a group, unit or club