Creating Your Own Custom Challenge Coins: A Step-by-Step Guide

Creating your own custom challenge coins is a great way to show off your organization's pride, recognize achievement, or even promote your business. Challenge coins are a unique and meaningful way to commemorate an event, honor a member, or commemorate a special occasion. The process of creating a custom challenge coin can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. In this article, we'll provide a step-by-step guide to help you create your own custom challenge coins.


Getting Started:

Step 1: Choose the size and shape of your coin. Challenge coins come in a variety of sizes and shapes, from round to rectangular, and even custom shapes. Consider the purpose of the coin and the message you want to convey when choosing the size and shape.

Step 2: Decide on the design of your coin. This is where you can get creative and show off your organization's logo, emblem or message. You can work with a professional designer to create a custom design, or use an online coin design tool to create your own.

Step 3: Choose the metal and finish for your coin. Challenge coins are typically made from metal such as brass, copper, nickel, or silver. You can also choose from different finishes like antique, shiny, or matte.

Step 4: Decide on the enamel or paint for your coin. Enamel is a glass-like coating that is applied to the coin to add color and protect the design. You can choose from a variety of colors and shades, and even use multiple colors to create a more dynamic design.

Step 5: Choose the packaging for your coin. Challenge coins can be packaged in a variety of ways, such as a velvet pouch, a plastic coin capsule, or even a custom-designed box.

Note: We can help you with any of these steps and give advice or provide examples.

The Production Process:

Step 6: After you have the artwork and specs settled we'll provide you with an example specification sheet like this.

Step 7: Once the mock up is approved a mold of the coin is made and the factory will create a proof.

Step 8:  The coins will now go through plating and painting.


Step 9:  The coins are then polished and ready to get shipped to the customer.


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