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Custom Minted Coins & Silver Coins

With minted coins, the possibilities are practically limitless! Let us help you put a unique spin on your design with intricate diamond-cut edges that draw attention to each detail. At The Monterey Company, you can have your custom minted coins personalized by having sequential numbers or names engraved - perfect for giving as individualized gifts. Or take it up a notch and sandblast patterns into the background of your coin which will create incredible visuals akin to an oasis in the desert or depths of the ocean floor!

Designing coins and the best options

When designing a minted coin, the possibilities are seemingly endless! To create a truly extraordinary piece consider using dual plating with different finishes to make it stand out from the crowd. Adding texture in and around the logo can give an extra layer of dimension which will surely be admired. Additionally, silver is often recommended for logos that feature white prominently–but whatever choice you decide on should capture its unique personality perfectly!

Minting a coins vs. stamped coins

What is the definition of minted coins? A mint has normally been known as a facility that makes coins that could be made into currency. And now, it refers to stamping coins or to get them made along with the original definition. As a manufacturer of customized coins, to us means having them hydraulically pressed. Hydraulically pressed coins have a mirror-like finish with almost no imperfections. Stamping normally do have imperfections in the metal because of the die used to strike them. Normally are struck but in some cases, they are created and the price per piece is substantially higher than die stamping or striking.

How are hydraulic presses used in coin minting?

    Minting coins gives custom creations a luxurious, glass-like finish with lasting density and durability. With the power of hydraulic pressure comes detailed designs that are blemish free - it's no wonder minted coins have become such a high-end option. But what is the process behind this impressive result? Here’s how we use our powerful presses to bring your ideas to life:
  • Begin with a base metal or the material. Popular metal varieties include bronze, copper, or silver
  • The surface of the metal is heated and hardened in preparation for the introduction of the hydraulic press. 30 to 100 metric tons of pressure is used to strike the coins.
  • The material is inserted into the hydraulic press, wherein the blank round metal is pressed out of the base metal, through extreme force.
  • The metal is pressed again, with each side being imprinted into the metal.
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Four Uses for Event Coins

Commemorative Coins: When events are worth being commemorated, custom coins act as the perfect memorabilia, inciting the emotion and gravity of the event when carried by the recipients. Graduations, fundraisers, galas, grand openings, and more can be remembered for a lifetime when commemorated with a custom-minted coin.

Award or Incentive Coins are the perfect items for encouraging employees or members within your organization to do their best work. They can be awarded for jobs well done, exceptional performances, perfect attendance, and more, or can be used to accumulate and “cash in” for other incentive prizes and experiences.

Membership Coins: To celebrate new membership within a group, department, or company, custom minted coins are perfect for encouraging camaraderie and for representing the overarching principles, values, and expectations that membership entails. Designed with the logo or insignia of the group, these pieces can be used to recognize other members or to demonstrate pride of affiliation.

Milestone Coins: Anniversaries, promotions, tenure, and other important milestones can be celebrated through a minted coin. These pieces can act in place of a trophy while achieving the same effect. Dedications of years, time, and energy are best recognized with unique and thoughtful pieces that can be cherished for a lifetime.

  • To commemorate an event
  • As awards or incentives
  • To acknowledge membership
  • To celebrate important milestones

Minted & Hydraulically Pressed Coins

Our Three Most Requested Finishes

Antique Copper Coins

Law Enforcement Coins

Custom Silver Coins

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Bronze Coins

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2D vs 3D coins

One of the most frequently asked questions we hear is about the difference between two-dimensional and three-dimensional coins. Two-dimensional images really have two layers, a background and a raised surface which makes it perfect for a text-only or silhouette piece.

Three-dimensional images have a sculpted look and can include details that just aren’t possible with 2D. We recommend using 3D to depict nature scenes, humans and animal figures as it can provide the kind of detail that makes it look almost real.

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Minting Coins With Your Logo

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Adding Texture to Your Design

Make your logo stand out by adding texture! You don't need a lot of space to create great contrast and depth; textures are an affordable way to give any small image, such as on a minted coin, added dimension. Particularly with visuals depicting natural scenes like landscapes or seascapes - textured designs really make them pop!

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From plain to patterned, sandblasting is the perfect way to add dimension and texture when designing an emblem with no color. Whether you opt for a subtle finish or something more eye-catching like checkerboard style - our range of textures gives your logo that extra touch it needs! Check out our Texture Wheel today – discover the perfect fit in just one spin!.

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Minting Your Design

Give your insignia an eye-catching edge with a uniquely shaped coin. We can custom forge brass or bronze coins in whatever form you desire, including dimensions that vary from one side to the other and curved shapes for extra impact. Your logo will truly stand out when spot epoxy adds luminous color accents on select areas of its design!

Ever dreamt of creating a custom coin that stands out from the rest? With us, you can bring that vision to life! Our artists specialize in crafting unique designs with shapes such as bottle openers or intricate cut-outs. To create this artwork, we utilize an impressive hydraulic press to stamp your design seamlessly and precisely into metal – making for much more than just another ordinary give-a-way coin.

Silver & Gold Plated Coins

Shiny Gold Plating

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Shiny Silver Plating


Silver Coins Minting

Our custom silver coins can also be made with a sandblasting or a texture can be added to create a dimensional look and making the foreground stand out. We offer real silver plating as well as nickel silver and antique silver.

Gold Coins Minting

Gold coins are normally die struck just like our silver coins. Plating is how we create our finishes and we double plated so the gold plating is thick and will last. We currently do not make solid gold coins as the cost of gold changes hourly and a solid gold coin is normally made by mints.

Sandblasting The Background

Sandblasting is a great option when you are looking to create a two-tone effect. Adding sandblasting to the recessed areas can add an amazing dimensionality to your design. This will give your design the contrast and an inexpensive way to add complexity to your image. It works especially well with landscapes that depict nature.

Minted Coins Options

Transparent Enamel

Custom Coins

Special Shapes

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3D Sculpted

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Epoxy Coating

Epoxy gives your piece a smooth glass-like coating that can be applied at varying thicknesses. It makes a coin durable, clean, smooth, protecting the color and metal from fading, scratching, and tarnishing. We love it because whether it's a super thin tight fitting layer or piled on thick to create almost a dome over your coin or medallion, it always makes the design look GOOD. Really good!

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Engraving Your Coins

Give your coins a unique and unforgettable flair with custom engraving! Whether it be names, phrases or numbers - you can give them all the extra personal touch they need to make sure yours is truly one-of-a-kind. And at no added cost (or even hundreds of dollars in savings!), there's no reason not to explore creative possibilities. Get started now – get in contact with us for pricing options today!

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Add Color By Printing Your Coins

With vibrant and eye-catching visuals, we can take your coin design to the next level! From one Pantone color all the way up to multiple colors, our offset or screen printing methods will give you results like no other. Plus if gradation or an image is part of your brand identity - don't worry; with us they can be incorporated directly onto the face of your coins so that it really stands out from standard designs.