What are challenge coins?

Military Challenge Coins

The question: What are Challenge Coins ?


Challenge coin negative dieCan be answered most simply like this. Challenge coins are custom designed limited edition coins that are generally given for participation in operations, as recognition of achievement, and award for qualifying for an elite team or squad.

Military challenge coin history had there beginnings in world war one when a wealthily US military airman had coins made for his fellow aircrew. The coin challenge was started when at the pub these airmen would challenge each other to show they had their coins in possession, if the did not they bought the beer. If all the members had their coins the one who challenged buys the round of cheer.

We use custom made die molds to strike our challenge coins. A die struck coin has superior detail to a die cast coin. Generally we use bronze coin blanks for our coin production. When needed or special ordered we can use copper, brass, and iron coin blanks depending on the clients specifications.

US Iraqi military challenge coinWe offer numerous styles of finish and plating options making the design possibilities endless. Our commitment to customer satisfaction and quality of product is long established. Having been involved in designing and making military coins and jewelry since 1975.

Our coins are collected and traded around the world. We proudly make coins for special operations, and special forces like 1st Group, Navy SEAL Team One and others.

We have made coins for veterans organizations and retired veterans still working in military operations around the world from Japan to Afghanistan.

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