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Custom Coins

The Monterey Company has been a coin maker since 1989. Our custom made coins are designed to exact specifications using bronze as the base metal. We manufacture 2D & 3D logo coins with and without color as well as gold and silver plating.

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Hard Enamel

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Transparent Enamel

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Custom Made Coins Designed For Your Event

As a personalized coin manufacturer, and designer we can color fill engraving with consecutive numbers and epoxy can be added for a layer of protection. We have been creating high-quality customized coins for companies, law enforcement, and the armed forces. Send us your sketch and receive a digital proof for your next event.

Custom Coin Manufacturer

As a coin maker, we offer different styles of enameling, special shapes, and die-cut edges. We can add textures that can be added to your mold and can be created from your sketch.

Our custom coins come in more styles, and materials than imaginable, making the designing process a fun, albeit somewhat daunting, task. We have nearly 30 years of experience and understand all of the nuances of manufacturing. Our creative team works side by side with you from start to finish. manufacturer, we specialize in 3D images.

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Freequently Asked Questions

How are coins designed

The process of creating custom made coins starts by creating your artwork followed by deciding on the best product options. Options include choosing the size, shape, color, the adding of epoxy, diamond-cut edges, engraving and deciding if you would rather have a 2d or 3d image. The next step after you approve your digital proof is to start production and to decide if you are going to start with full production or to create samples first, to make sure you are happy with the finished product before manufacture your entire order.

What does it cost to design coins?

Prices vary on the style you choose and the base metal selected. Adding soft or hard enamel will also influence the price of your project. 100 pieces are the normal minimum and prices start around $3.00 for a 1.5" with no color and a 2D mold. For example, adding special edges and a sculpted-look would be on the higher side of pricing. Each design can be created simply or with all the bells and whistles and pricing will really depend on all the options you choose. Mold charges are a one-time cost and are priced by the size and whether or not you have included 3D.

What are coins made out of

  • Bronze and brass are the most common metals requested, as they work well with raised and recessed details. They are easy to mass produce as they are die-struck in production.
  • Casting is another great option, created by filling a mold with molten material. Casting shows off unique detailing and textures on a customized coin, making them a good option for detailed images. They also tend to be lighter, and more cost-effective.

Shapes, Sizes & Finish Options

We feature state of the art equipment, making both the size and the shape totally custom. The most common sizes are 1.5, 1.75 and 2 inches and are generally fashioned into the round, flat shape.

  • Plating & Finish: The finish you choose can drastically change the look, feel, and general aesthetic. We offer many stylistic varieties when it comes to finishing your image.
  • Antique Plating: This finish offers a vintage-look. Our antique finishes are available in the most popular plating colors including antique copper, bronze, and silver.
  • Shiny Metal Finish: Directly contrasting the antique finishes, a shiny plating features the brilliance and layered atop the base metal. This layered effect is called plating and can be achieved in gold, copper, silver, and true black. For additional dimension, and dual-plating.
  • Epoxy Coating: Epoxy finish can protect and preserve your image. An epoxy finish can be applied in a variety of thicknesses, from simply a thin protective layer to a thick, smooth, dome layer, it prevents scratching, fading, and getting tarnished.

Your custom coin design can follow the outline of your sketch and there are no limits to producing the shape you’re after. Because of our stamping or casting process, you can create unique cutout areas, can have a varied thickness, and feature an arched face. You can add function to your image by shaping it into a bottle opener or into a dog tag.

3D Minting and Optional Enhancements

  • Minting: The minting process starts by hydraulically pressing your logo into the base metal, as opposed to stamping or die-striking, which is another option for you to consider. Hydraulically pressed, it leaving an unparalleled mirror-like finish without the imperfections that can occur in the other creation methods. Most logos are typically die-struck, but in some cases, they can be minted, raising the cost and the overall quality of the product.
  • 2D: Two-dimensional images have two layers, a background, and a raised surface, making them an ideal option for a design that features text or silhouettes. They are the thinner and lighter of the two options, and therefore, have the friendlier price point.
  • 3D: Three-dimensional images appear sculpted, achieving a level of detail that isn’t possible in the 2D variety. The raised and recessed areas, curves that make them ideal for adding people, animals, and natural landscapes.
  • Diamond-Cut Edges: We offer a variety of diamond-cut edges including wave cuts and rope edges.
  • Engraving: Engraving can be integrated into your design, adding serial numbers, words, and phrases in a unique and professional way. Engraving is the perfect addition with consecutive or serial numbers and can make your coin trackable by using specific combinations of numbers and letters. Additionally, simply engraving details into your art, instead of featuring one of our many die-options, is an economical way to add flair without some of the fees. We can also engrave the edge and this is called rim marking.
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Adding Enamel Color

Thinking of adding color? It's a great way to maintain your brand's logo and can be used to enhance your artwork. We offer both soft and hard enamel as well as cloisonne. Each variety lends itself to different types of designs, so work with a designer to determine which style is best.

  • Soft Enamel: The most cost-effective option. By filling into the recessed metal ridges, leaving your logo raised above the smooth pool of your desired shades. Like most options, there are unlimited combinations of colors and textures. From robin egg blue to fire engine red, you really are only limited by your imagination
  • Hard Enamel: One of the highest quality options we offer is hard enamel. It is smooth to the touch and has a durable finish.

Adding Texture

We have 12 stock textures to choose from. Adding texture to the background to your custom coins is an excellent way to add dimension and contrast, and lends itself well to most of our varieties. When creating your artwork, consider the diameter and consider making a contrast as an integral aspect of bringing the details of your logo or brand to life.

Textures include sandblasting, checkerboard patterns and more. Work with one of our talented staff to discern which texture would best suit your final logo.

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What kind of metal do we use?

We offer many base metal and finishes. Different metals lend themselves to stylistic enhancements, so working with a designer to discern which is the best option is always a good idea. The three main metals we use when creating a custom bronze, brass, and cast from zinc.

What the difference?

  • Bronze and brass are the most common metals requested metals, as they work well with raised and recessed details. They are easy to mass produce as they are die-struck in production.
  • Casting is another great option, made by filling a mold with molten material. Casting shows off unique detailing and textures, making them a good option for your 3D image. They also tend to be lighter, and consequently more cost-effective.

Creating Personalized Coins in Days

Fast Production & Service

We manufacture custom coins for companies in days! You can include as many colors that will fit in your artwork and include platings like brass, silver, and gold. You can also add special edges, and epoxy on one or both sides. Ready to order? Start by requesting a quote today and see how our service can't be beaten.

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We Are An Experienced 3D Coin Maker

Our sales team will reach out to you the same day. We’ll start on your art right away and work with you hand in hand to get it just right. When your design is complete, we will send you a digital color proof at no charge.

As a manufacturer of custom coins, you can include a three-dimensional surface for companies looking to add a sculpted look. Our styles always make a bold impression! The ordering process both fun and speedy! Send us your sketch and we will turn it into artwork with your order. Recreating an existing insignia or from a photograph can be done in days.

Custom Logo Coins With Impressive Detail!

Designing customized coins with your logo, brand, business, or organization is the perfect way to set yourself apart, creating something not only unique to you but unique to today’s market. 

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Personalized Coins - Designed and Made In Days

Personalized coins have often been used to commemorate a mission, to celebrate a milestone, to build camaraderie within a troop, and to enhance the overall morale of its recipients. Additionally, Government organizations and special interest groups use coins to commemorate holidays like Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and special events such as new memberships and graduations.

This tradition of awarding custom coins has increased in its prevalence in the last few decades, becoming an honored practice for service-based associations around the world. We are so proud to be a leading custom challenge coin maker for every branch of the military, creating proofs for police, firefighters, navy, army, marine corps, air force and more. Contact us and start working with our designer today and we can create anything from dog tags and bottle openers. Made in days!

Experience and Quality You Can Count On!

Available in both 2D and 3D, your insignia should be determined based on what would best represent your business or organization’s insignia. We specialize in all types of customized coin designs, including Canadian coins and other products from around the world!

Beyond the quality of our products, is the quality of the experience you’ll have when working with us to bring your design to life. We can create a proof in a day, collaborating with you to ensure you are getting exactly the product you’re after in a prompt, efficient, and painless manner.

Police and fire departments create customized coins for their divisions or branches highlighted in their image. We can create designs for firefighters, police, border patrol, and SWAT. Purchase orders are accepted and actual samples can be created prior to production so you can get final approval of your proof.

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Free Proof – Low Minimums – Fast Production & Shipping

We have the lowest prices on custom coins, air shipping, low minimums and free design with every order with unlimited revisions. Our art department will create art that will meet your exact specs. Request a digital proof and quote today! Let us create a sample for your approval or feel to request product samples for your review prior to placing an order.