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The US Military Challenge Coin
The collectability of the US military challenge coin is growing. Made from the highest quality materials commanders coins and challenge coins are now mainstream. Our top quality die struck coins are highly detailed and finished in many styles making the possibilities endless. Our art department in unrivaled in the industry our laser cut dies are cost effective and create better detail than with any other method.
From a sketch on a napkin we can create any design even custom shapes and sizes are not a problem. Challenge coins such as what we created for SEAL Team One are valued as collectable memorabilia. First we have a CNC laser cut negative die cut from soft iron, Then the die is flame heat hardened and placed into a 5 ton press. Die struck in bronze, copper or brass creating the coin in positive.
Depending on finish and design requirements sand blasting of backgrounds can be done as well.. The finished die struck coin is highly detailed and crisp and superior to die cast coins. Finishes come in many styles here we show an antiqued bronze finish. Also available are Gold and Nickel plating finishes that can vary the look greatly Enamels in soft and imitation hard enamel can be added and even clear coating and epoxy can be used.
The gold plated US Army coin from the Big Red 1 has a revered lettering design around the edge on the backside, with a recessed background that is sand blasted with imitation hard enamel or a type of epoxy resin that is filled to the top of the recessed area creating a smooth rich look. Here also we have an example of a die struck coin with highly detailed front side Army logo design.
This is too complex to cut into the die so instead a simplified version is made into the die and the details like the red hat are pad printed on after finishing is completed. Still a very durable finish even though portions are printed on.
JDRC has been in existence since 1975 but recent they were called upon to create some very special coins for SEAL Team One. Among the most elite military units in the world they asked JDRC to take their cherished challenge coins to a new level of design and quality. This is a huge honor for JDRC and they are very proud to be working with the national€™s finest special operations unit.
The highest quality materials like bronze and brass are used along with a combination of high tech and old world quality are applied producing the most detailed and finely finished custom designed coins in the world. They are highly sought collectable in all branches of the military.
Many sailors and soldiers are trading these coins and creating heirloom style collections. Challenge coin collecting and collectors are a huge subculture in the military services; they are becoming a valued item even outside the military itself. Civilian organizations are adopting the challenge coin as their symbol of achievement as well.