For over 30 years, our custom coins have been designed in the United States to strict standards. We manufacture two- and three-dimensional logo coins and challenge coins in all shapes, sizes, and colors.
We’ve designed custom made coins for companies, law enforcement, and the armed forces. As a trusted coin manufacturer, our graphic artists can create quality designs with consecutive numbers, protected with epoxy, or color-filled engraving to bring your vision to life.
Custom Coin Manufacturer
As a coin maker, our custom made coins are manufactured in an endless combination of styles, shapes, and materials. Our creative team will create an art design with and make sure your ideas becomes a reality. Choose from enamel, special shapes, or die-cut edges. If you’re looking for a texture, we can add it to your mold to make you a custom coin that is truly a one-of-a-kind coin.
Creating Quality Logo Coins
Questions About Making Customized Coins
Coins are made using these four metals:
- Bronze: The strongest of base metal used in manufacturing coins.
- Brass: Strong like brass but offer better detailing.
- Copper: This metal is the best option when 3D scultiong is needed.
- Zinc: This alloy can be used when your custom coin requiers small details and cut outs.
All metals allow for enameling, epoxy, engraving and diamond cut edges.
How are coins made?
Custom coins a mostly made using bronze, brass and copper metals. Most coins are made for companies looking to commerate an event or made into challenge coins for the military and for law enforcement. Which metal is the most used? Bronze and brass coins are the most common of all manufactured coins as they are heavier. Brass is a litte softer of a metal and allows for better details of any logo. Coins made from copper, are the best choice for design details that require the best quality and a three dimensional and sculpted look.
casting coins from zinc. Zinc coins are made by filling a mold with molten material. Casting shows off unique detailing and textures, making it a great option for images needing sculpted look. Casted coins tend to be lighter, and as a result, more cost-effective pricing.
The process of making coins:
The process of creating custom made coins starts with your design and our customer service. Our artists will select the best options for your project, including size, shape, color, and engraving. From there, we’ll send you a proof to review and approve before you receive your order. The time to design your artwork normally only takes a day. Start the process today by requesting a detailed quote and we will produce a quality proof in as little a day. Our turnaround time ranges from 10 to 15 business days after digital proof approval.
A variety of techniques tare used in the creation of customized coins
- Minting is a process that hydraulically presses your image into the metal, unlike stamping or die-striking. This approach creates a mirror-like surface without the imperfections of other techniques.
- 2D images have two layers with a background and a raised surface, making them ideal for silhouettes. This style is thinner and lighter, which also means it has a lower price point.
- 3D images look sculpted and include a level of detail that isn’t possible in two-dimensions. This style can accommodate raised and recessed areas and curves that make it perfect for logos with your favorite people, animals, and landscapes.
- Diamond-Cut Edges come in wave cuts and rope styles. We have the largest selection of edge selections.
- Engraving: We can engrave serial numbers, words, or phrases. You can also engrave the rim for a custom service marking.
Coin Sizes: The favorite size coin for most companies is 1.75" Coins can be made into any customized shape and can be minted on one or two side using a standard die striking press or they can be minted using a hydraulic press that allows for a mirror finish. Here are the three most manuftured coin sizes.
Adding Enamel Color
Enameling is the perfect way to enhance your art while still maintaining logos. We offer soft and hard enamel and cloisonne for different types of designs.
Soft Enamel: By filling the recessed areas of your design while leaving the metal edges raised. We have a wide range of colors and textures, so you are only limited by your imagination
Hard Enamel: One of the highest quality options we offer, it's smooth to the touch and has a durable finish.
Plating and epoxy give your coins different finishes and colors. The plating you choose can change the look and feel of your design. Epoxy protects and preserves your product. It can be applied in varied thicknesses, from a thin protective layer to a thick domed layer. Include epoxy finish to help prevent scratching, fading, and tarnish. We feature several different options:
- Antique Plating: Our antique finishes are available in our most popular plating colors, including antique copper, bronze, and silver.
- Shiny plating is a brilliant layer over the base metal and can be done in gold, copper, silver, and black.
Dual Plating: Created by adding a secondary metal finish, dual plated designs are commonly ordered when they require military emblems, three-dimensional areas, and recessed areas. This option is available on any of our products, and although the application of the additional plating adds a few days to the order, the result is extraordinary.
Custom Shaped Coins
Specially shapes follow your design. No matter what shape it is, we can make it, even if it includes cut-out areas. Usually, these minted coins are struck into brass or bronze medal and can be cast if the design is predominantly three-dimensional. We can also adjust the thickness from one side to the other, or even make the outline follow an arch. Create a distinct image by using spot epoxy on individual colors, and leave other areas without epoxy. If you’re looking to create a product that’s handy as well as unique, we can help you design your specialty shaped to be a bottle opener. Just speak to one of our talented and experienced artists to get started on creating your design.
Adding texture is an excellent way to create dimension and contrast. We offer 12 texture options for a variety of backgrounds.
Textures include sandblasting, checkerboard patterns, and more. Work with one of our talented designers to pick which style is best for your artwork.
Customized coin prices vary based on the base metal you choose. Adding elements, like hard or soft enamel, can also impact the pricing of your project. Basic designs are cost around $3.00 each. Mold charges are a one-time fee and are priced by the size.
Pricing includes antique bronze in 2D on two sides.
2D Setup fee: 1.50″ ($100), 1.75″ ($125) and 2.00” ($150)
The Monterey Company has been manufacturing and minting coins for three decades. We create coins for companies looking for superior quality and great service. Our coins can be made domestically or overseas depending on your budget and time frame. Requesting samples is usually the first step so you can see first hand what kind of quality we have to offer.
Low Minimums, Fast Production, & Quick Shipping
We manufacture and mint coins for our customers in just days. Ready to order? Start by requesting a quote and email us today. We offer FedEx shipping, low minimums, and free artwork with every order. We’ll make a proof so you rest assured knowing that your digital proof is just what you were hoping for. Request a free digital proof with unlimited revisions! Request a quote and become one of our many happy customers. Your satisfaction is guaranteed and we will meet your budget and made in days for your business.
Die Struck 3D
We’re Experienced 3D Coin Makers
We’ll work with you hand in hand to get your custom coin made just right. As a coin maker, we can add a three-dimensional surface, recreate insignia, or replicate images from a photograph all in just a few hours. When it’s complete, we will send you a digital color proof at no extra charge.
Custom Logo Coins With Impressive Detail!
Designing customized coins featuring your logo is the perfect way to set yourself apart. We enjoy the creative process in creating your artwork. Get started today.
Mark Important Milestones with Personalized Coins
Personalized coins are often used to mark a moment or celebrate a milestone. The tradition of awarding custom coins has become a tradition over the past few decades. We’re proud to be a leading custom coin maker for every branch of the military, including the Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and more. Police and fire departments also use us to order challenge coins and medallions for their departments. Contact us to make anything from creating dog tags to customizing coin-shaped bottle openers. We also accept purchase orders in advance.
We can make a physical sample before production, so you can confidently sign off on your final design.
Quality Products You Can Count On
Available in both two and 3D styles and our talented team will help you achieve the perfect approach to recreating any image. In addition to quality products, you’ll also experience the highest quality of service when you choose us a your custom coin supplier. We’ll create a logo for you and guarantee you get exactly what you’re looking for in a fast and easy way. Contact us for a free consultation and let us know if you will like a free art proof. See what our customers have to say about having us make their custom coin orders.