A challenge coin is a small coin or medallion, bearing the insignia or logo of an organisation and normally carried by members of that organisation.
There are several stories regarding the origin of challenge coins and their intended use. It is known that since World War I, challenge coins have been used widely by the military to reward individuals for their achievements and to also identify an individual as part of an organisation.
Today, the use of challenge coins extends well beyond the military and are often highly sought after. Some organisations hand out challenge coins almost like business cards, with some coins considered to be a collectors item. Challenge coins are often sold as a fund raising tool.
Typically, challenge coins are around 35mm to 48mm in diameter, and about 3mm thick. The styles, sizes and designs vary dramatically. Highly valued, these keepsakes are admired by military units, clubs, academic institutes, corporations and many not for profit organisations.
If you are seeking a unique and quality gift for a presentation, awards ceremony, club membership or as a gift to employees for a job well done, consider having your custom challenge coin designed and manufactured by Unique Models and Collectables. Our graphic designers are able to assist you in designing a truly amazing customised coin. Our custom coin service includes:
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If you’re not looking to design your own coin, be sure to check out our range of challenge coins for sale.