Everything About Challenge Coin Materials & the Production Process

What Materials Do You Use to Create Your Challenge Coins?

When making our custom challenge coins, we only use high-quality heavy brass material. One advantage of using only high-quality heavy brass material in our coin-making process is that you don’t have to worry about paying for premium metals since brass is a more affordable material. 

Another advantage of using high-quality heavy brass material is that your challenge coin’s quality or appearance won’t suffer because we aren’t using premium metals in the manufacturing process. You can compare that to the lighter metals used by our competitors such as copper, nickel, and pewter.

What Design Options Do You Offer?

We offer a number of different design options, and the smallest size you can choose is a 1 1/2-inch challenge coin. The next size is 1 3/4 inches. This is followed by a 2-inch size, a 2 1/4-inch size, 2 1/2-inch size, and finally a 3-inch size. 

You can choose to have no color in your challenge coin or get color on just one side of the coin. If you want, you can also choose to get color on both sides of your challenge coin, too. You can even get a three-dimensional mold for your challenge coin if you so choose to further personalize it for your organization, armed forces unit, or yourself with an insignia. 

How Does My Choice of Size, Edge, Plating, and Other Options Affect the Pricing?

The size of your challenge coin and how many challenge coins you want affect the cost of your challenge coin. When it comes to plating, the high polish gold, silver, copper, bronze and black nickel platings are all totally free. Antique gold plating costs an additional $0.60 per coin, and antique silver plating is another $0.35 per coin. If you want to get antique copper or antique bronze plating, either choice costs you $0.30 more per coin. 

Adding an oblique line edge or a flat weave cut edge costs an additional $0.35 per side per coin. A diamond cross cut edge is $0.35 more per side per coin. The price of a 3D mold starts at $50, dual plating is an additional $0.70 per coin, and adding a cut-out costs $0.10 per cut-out. A plastic coin capsule is $0.60 each, and an acrylic coin box is $1 each.

All of the options detailed above provide you with a variety of possibilities when it comes to designing your challenge coins. Explore the rest of our site to create your own piece of the challenge coin tradition today, or contact us for more information!



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