Leaders in the military give custom coins to their squadrons, units and battalions for a myriad of reasons. They may want to commemorate a particular event or tour, build camaraderie in a group, create a piece of collectible commemorative art, celebrate milestones or signify affiliation or membership in a unit or squadron.
The U.S. Navy, Air Force, Marines, Army and Coast Guard have been ordering military coins from The Monterey Company for years. We have created coins for EMS, fire and police departments from around the country, as well as for many agencies abroad. Used to boost morale and give rewards and awards, personalized coins are treasured by those who receive them. We manufacture the highest quality challenge coins to ensure that the recipients will value and cherish their momentos for the rest of their lives.
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Types of Custom Military Coins
Air Force Coins
Air Force coins are custom-made coins that bear the logo or emblem of a particular squadron. As custom commands, affiliates of a particular squadron carry the coin in order to prove membership when challenged.
We can help you create a unique Air Force Squadron coin with impressive 3D detailing. All you need to do is provide us with a photograph of the aircraft you want to represent on your air force coin and our artists will bring it to life. Be sure to check out our gallery to see examples of our past work for Air Force challenge coins.
Army coins are specialized custom-made coins bearing the insignia or emblem of a particular squadron or unit of the U.S. Army. The significance of the coins pertains to a legend dating back to World War I. So strong is the resulting tradition that, nearly a century later, military personnel habitually carry their military coins with them.
Marine Corps Coins
When you want to recognize a member of the United States Marine Corps, a USMC coin is a commemorative way to do it. This sophisticated message of pride and commendation is communicated through an ornate and well-crafted custom military coin that will be treasured for a lifetime.
Our custom coins are custom made for the Marines and are the highest caliber available. We tirelessly keep to this standard because we know that superior quality is the only way to honor the achievements of an enlistee or officer of the Marine Corps.
National Guard and Coast Guard Coins
Just like the National Guard and Coast Guard of the United States, The Monterey Company is “always ready, always there,” to serve your custom military coin minting needs. The dedication of the servicemen and women of the National Guard, Air National Guard and Coast Guard is far-reaching and courageous. We take great pride in providing a small service to those who live their daily lives in service.
We offer the highest quality products and a knowledgeable and friendly sales team. Call us at (877) 290-9290 or request a free quote online for National Guard and Coast Guard coins. Let us help you create your unique custom National Guard coin.
Navy and Navy Seal Coins
Memorialize your vessel and your unit by creating a uniquely designed and crafted custom navy coin. By creating a small sculptural token containing the mottos and insignia that remind you of your company and your dedication, you can memorialize your navy experience. We also make navy navy seal coins.
How Do I Determine What Type of Military Coin Design to Make?
Designs on custom made coins have become increasingly extraordinary as designers are employing methods like splash minting. Splash minting can create scenes that look life-like. This type of military challenge coin even appears to show movement.
The method of splash minting enlists the use of special dies. These dies allow excess metal to splash out in a sideways direction when the coin is struck. Once this is done, the excess metal left behind by the strike is shaved off, leaving a relief that is elegant, striking and memorable.
When you order personalized military coins from The Monterey Company, we’ll work with you to make sure you receive the type, style and design of coin that you want. Our process is designed to work with your needs. We’ll guide you in creating the initial design 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.
There are several factors to consider when you order a custom military coin. We’re here to help you every step of the way. Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about ordering personalized coins:
Can I Engrave My Custom Military Coin?
Yes, for an additional charge, we can engrave your military challenge coin with a small logo, message or date.
How Much Time Does it Take to Make Personalized Military Coins?
Production time varies depending on the style of coin you choose. It normally takes between two to three weeks to make custom military coins, after they’ve been designed. Rush jobs can usually be accommodated for an additional charge.
How Are Military Challenge Coins Made?
After the design stage, the custom military coin is die-struck into thick bronze or copper. Both sides of the coin are struck at the same time. The coin is then electroplated, sandblasted and polished. From there, hard enamel color is added before polishing the coin and soft enamel is added after polishing. All color is applied by hand.
Order Custom Military Coins with The Monterey Company
We provide all designs and artwork for personalized military coins at no charge and we have low minimum order quantities. We give our customers the best quality and the best prices on custom made coins. Our services include fast production times and top-notch customer service.
Request your free quote online or call us at (877) 290-9290 to speak with one of our coin experts. We’ll provide you with an estimate for your customized coins and we’ll create a proof for your approval.