The challenge coin originated during World War I when an American lieutenant general distributed a coin to each of his soldiers, and one of the pilot soldiers put the coin in a leather pouch around his neck. During a mission, the pilot-soldier was shot down and captured, and he was used as a spy. A French soldier recognized the coin with the American flag around his neck, thus saving his life, and the challenge coin became popular in the army from then on.
Challenge coins are not only used in the military, but now more departments like challenge coins, such as: various enterprises, travel companies, governments, schools, team organizations will customize a unique challenge coin of their own, distributed to team members who have made efforts or contributions, members who get challenge coins will also feel honored by it, which is a very good way to reward and commemorate.
Challenge coins come in a variety of styles, you just need to have a logo or slogan, traditional challenge coins are round, now using the latest technology, can be customized to any shape, edge, size, and then choose plating color, baking paint color, which will help you complete a unique work of art.
Common used processes for modern coins are printing, stamping and die casting. Material can be stainless steel, iron, brass and zinc alloy and so on. In general, zinc alloy die casting is the most widely used nowadays as flexible design, cheap price and better lines and 3D effects, can meet requirements of most people. Surface treatments can be bright metal, matte metal and antique or a combination of two of these. Common size of the challenge coin is 2 inches, can make it bigger or smaller according to the personal requirements.
If you need to customized a challenge coin, then you need to know the following information:
During the production of challenge coins, the process chosen is different, and the effects presented are also different. The process effects are generally divided into 2D soft enamel, 3D,enamel, printing, and all these processes can be combined
Logo is relatively simple, and the thickness requirements are not high can choose the practice of iron or copper stamping, stamping process thickness can be achieved 3.0mm, logo is more complex, 3D effect is obvious, thickness requirements can choose to do zinc alloy die-casting, zinc alloy is made of Front and Back die casting, thickness can be customized according to your needs, the cost of the stamping process is relatively low