Archive for May, 2012

Challenge Coins – All Shapes and Sizes

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

There are practically no limitations on the possibilities available for creating your custom challenge coins. All too often we are contacted by a customer saying,” I have an idea for challenge coins, but I don’t  think it can be done”. Our answer is always the same,” please send over the idea no matter how far-fetched you think it might be and we can turn into a beautiful challenge coin”.

Custom Challenge Coins Can Be a Number of Different Shapes

The aspect most people think is the limiting factor for the coin is the shape. However, challenge coins are not limited to the traditional round shape of a coin. We have created coins that look like knives, hammers, stage coaches (yes stage coaches!) just to name a few. These custom shaped challenge coins have been as small as 1.25” all the way up to 4.0”.

Custom Challenge Coins Are Unique and Memorable

Custom challenge coins are unique and memorable.  They are weighted so people associate them with precious metals.  They have a higher perceived value than other types of gift and award items.  They can be easily transformed into a bottle opener or medallion.  Just specify your intent when you contact us for a free price quote.  This will allow us to deliver the type of custom challenge coin design that best meets your needs.

Let us be your challenge coin company of choice.  Visit  You can also email today or call 1-800-252-0904 toll-free.  Our design services and the artwork we create for your custom challenge coins are free.  We also pay the cost of shipping your order to you in the United States as a way of thanking you for your business.  You get the best when you work with Challenge Coins Plus for your custom challenge coin needs.

June Kicks Off Men’s Health Month: Do You Have Your Challenge Coins Ordered?

Monday, May 28th, 2012

June is Men’s Health Month.  The annual initiative is celebrated each year on the week leading up to Father’s Day.  This year’s celebration takes place from June 11 to the 17th.  Health providers and advocates are getting ready for the weeklong event by scheduling a variety of screenings, workshops, and demonstrations.   The goal of the initiative is to promote good health and encourage early detection and treatment of disease in men and boys.

If you happen to be among those planning Men’s Health Month events, you’ll definitely want to have custom challenge coins on hand to include with packets of information and catalogs of products and supplements.

There are a number of reasons why custom challenge coins make the perfect handout:

  • They’re durable and heavier than plastic mementos.  The higher perceived value of custom challenge coins makes them one of the most sought-after promotional items around.
  • They’re personal and meaningful.  The customization process makes each design unique and memorable.  No two groups will have identical challenge coins.  That’s because each design is created from scratch using the customer’s ideas.
  • Add-ons make them stand out in a crowd.  People love receiving unique gifts and challenge coins are just that.  With add-ons like decorative edges, 3D molded images, and dual plating, you can make your order of challenge coins stand out.

Prepare for Men’s Health Month by ordering your custom challenge coins today.  Visit to request a no obligation, free price quote and full color digital proof.  You can also email or call 1-800-252-0904 to speak to a representative.  We’ll be more than happy to listen to your ideas, make suggestions based on the artwork that we create for you, and offer courteous support to you from

Challenge Coins Plus Wishes You a Safe and Fun Memorial Day Weekend

Friday, May 25th, 2012

It’s Memorial Day weekend and because we know so many of you travel, we wanted to take a moment to wish you a safe and fun holiday.  While you’re out on the lake or at the beach enjoying your family time, make safety your number one concern.  We’re keeping you in our thoughts this weekend while you travel to and from your destination.

Memorial Day means a lot to us at Challenge Coins Plus because of our ties with the military.  We salute those that served their country and are no longer with us.  It is an honor to work with the different branches of the military each and every day.  The service these men and women provide to our country is invaluable.  We love being a part of their lives by creating custom challenge coins that commend their work, show off their character, and reward their heroic deeds.

Challenge coins are much more than a token of appreciation.  They are a heartfelt and meaningful memento.  They commemorate a time in a military man or woman’s life and give them a sense of pride, membership, and hope.  Since World War I, challenge coins have been handed out to members of the military as a way of thanking them for their hard work and determination.  Today, they are used to reward ordinary citizens and to highlight the lives that they have lived.

Again, be safe and enjoy your time with your friends and your family this weekend.  We look forward to working with you as always to create custom challenge coins worthy of the businesses that you promote, the events that you sponsor, and the people that you love and want to memorialize.

Shooting Sports Challenge Coins

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

One of the fastest growing sports and activities in recent years has been shooting sports. America loves its guns and being able to compete with a live firearm is as exhilarating as it gets. From clay shooting sports to defensive pistol matches, using challenge coins to commemorate the event is very cost effective and popular.

We have been able to produce challenge coins for a wide variety of shooting events. One of the most memorable challenge coins we have produced was a 3D coin made to look like an exploding clay. The reverse side of the coin listed the event name and date.  Unusual challenge coins like the one pictured here grab people’s attention. They’re attractive and memorable which help others get to know shooting sports.

Challenge coins put lesser known sports in the spotlight.  The custom nature of coins impresses people and gets them interested in shooting.  Some will venture to try the sport while others enjoy being a spectator at an event.  Either way, they’ll walk away from the experience knowing more about the sport.

Shooting sports challenge coins can be small or large, round, square or cut to shape.  They can be dual plated, sequentially numbered or antiqued.  Whatever idea or concept you envision, we can make reality. We work with you to come up with a design that meets your needs.

Don’t forget to order a velvet box or acrylic coin case for each member of your shooting club or team.  This will give them a place to store and display their challenge coins.  It also makes presenting the coins easier.

Get your own shooting sport challenge coins.  Visit to request a no obligation, free price quote and full color digital proof.  You can also email or call 1-800-252-0904 toll-free.  We honor your request by creating quality, custom challenge coins that you’re proud to hand out.




Custom Challenge Coins Help You Launch Your New Project or Business

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Launching a new project or business is exciting.  The probability of success banks on your ability to advertise effectively.  More and more businesses and organizations have turned to us for help in this area.  That’s because custom challenge coins serve many purposes.  They’re the type of versatile items business and organizations love using.

Custom challenge coins can be created in advance and handed out to potential customers as a way of getting them interested in what you have to offer.  This is a great way to reach out to people who may have never heard of your business before.  It also gives them something to tell their family members, friends, neighbors, and co-workers about.  Word-of-mouth advertising is very effective.  It can help make even the most obscure business become successful very quickly.

Make your next project or business launch a success.  Visit today.  You can also email or call 1-800-252-0904 toll-free.  We’ll send you a price quote and full color digital proof to examine free of charge.  This will give you an opportunity to look things over, make sure they’re just the way you want them to be, and submit changes as you feel necessary.

Once you’ve approved your design, we submit it to our production department for manufacturing.  Your order of custom challenge coins are then sent to your doorstep.  We pay the price of shipping them to you as a way of thanking you for your business.  We know you’ll love the products we create for you and that they exceed your expectations.  Contact us with your ideas and we’ll turn them into marketing challenge coins for you today!  We’ll even pay the price of shipping your order to you as a way of thanking you for your valuable business.


Charleston, South Carolina Challenge Coins

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Charleston, South Carolina challenge coins are unique and rich in history.  Designed to highlight the different businesses, museums, landmarks, and attractions located throughout the city, the meaningful mementos are fun to collect and great to take home to others as gifts.  If you find yourself in Charleston on business or on a leisurely trip with your family, make sure you pick up a few custom coins along the way.

Custom challenge coins from Charleston, SC are memorable and attractive.  They’re the type of item that people value and hold onto for years.  If you want the type of keepsake that is durable and long lasting, custom coins is the perfect item for you to buy.

Challenge coins come in a variety of different size, shapes, and styles.  For example, did you know that you can buy Charleston challenge coins with bottle opener mechanisms inside of them?  What better way to open those frosty beverages this summer than with one of these handy souvenirs?  Challenge coins can also be made into medallions and worn around the neck or carried on a key ring.  Your children will be so proud to wear their Charleston, SC challenge coins to school in the fall.

Keep an eye out for Charleston challenge coins while visiting South Carolina this year.  You’ll find them in a number of different establishments including restaurants, theaters, arenas, and shops.  Carry a few back with you in your suitcase to display in your home or office.  This makes it easy for you to share your experience with others.  They’ll want to know how your trip to Charleston, SC turned out and you can show them all the different things you got to see or do.

For a real conversation starter, collect custom challenge coins.  They’re easy to store, display, and are unique enough for others to really appreciate and value them.  Visit to find out how you can create your own coins to hand out on your trip.  Get your free price quote today!

Atlanta, Georgia Challenge Coins Highlight the Stone Mountain Park Area

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

The Stone Mountain Park area of Atlanta, Georgia is desirable. People of all ages travel to this area of the country on vacation each year. In addition to thrills and adventure, they get to form lifelong memories with their loved ones. What could be better than that?

Atlanta, Georgia challenge coins are a great way to preserve the memories of a trip. Attractive, portable, and durable, they can be carried from one location to the next with ease. In fact, all custom challenge coins come poly bagged to prevent damage. Some are even sold in coin capsules or velvet cases for safekeeping. This makes it possible for travelers to pack their Atlanta challenge coins with ease.

Bringing home more than one to share with family members and friends is a given for most visitors to the Stone Mountain Park area of Georgia. A great thank you gift for housesitters, neighbors, and co-workers, custom coins can be purchased for all the important people in a visitor’s life. This allows them to share their experience staying in Atlanta, Georgia with others.

Custom Atlanta challenge coins are distinctly different than other types of souvenirs. Let’s take a look at what makes them so great:

  • They’re made from quality materials which make them last longer than t-shirts, posters, and banners.
  • They can be customized on one side and mounted to another object or customized on both sides and sold that way.
  • They can include information about a business, organization or attraction making them personal and meaningful.
  • They can include a website URL which is helpful in driving future business to Atlanta, Georgia.

See how custom challenge coins can increase tourism in your area. Visit You can also email or call 1-800-252-0904 toll-free. We’ll share your ideas with our design team so they can come up with custom artwork that fits your needs. Help your customers remember their trip to Atlanta, GA with custom challenge coins. Contact us today for a free price quote and full color digital proof.

Observe Global Employee Health and Fitness Month with Custom Challenge Coins

Monday, May 14th, 2012

If physical fitness is an important initiative in your workplace, you probably already know about Global Employee Health and Fitness Month. In addition to promoting exercise and health screenings, your business may even arrange for a nutritionist to come in and speak to your employees. Workshops regarding portion size, the importance of eating a well-balanced diet and ways to minimize stress and increase happiness may be of interest of you this May.

You’ll also probably want to create some visual aids to hand out to your employees. An attractive challenge coin can be used as an educational tool as well as a thank you gift for your workers that signed up to be willing participants. Custom challenge coins are great for this reason. They’re the type of award item that people cherish and want to display in their homes and offices.

You can set up challenges and at the end of them reward custom challenge coins to participants meeting set goals. This gives each employee something to strive for. As they learn new ways to take better care of their health and increase their physical fitness, they change their lives. Custom challenge coins can be designed to encourage this type of positive behavior.

We offer a number of different presentation options for your challenge coins. Here are just a few that you can order from us:

  • PVC Coin Envelopes (FREE with every order!)
  • Coin Capsules
  • Velvet Bags
  • Acrylic Coin Cases
  • Velvet Coin Cases
  • Plastic Stands

Change the climate in your workplace by adopting a physical fitness and health program. Award custom challenge coins to your employees for their achievements. We can help guide you through the design and ordering process. Email your ideas to or call 1-800-252-0904 toll-free. Our team of talented artists can help you come up with a design that reflects your needs and values.

Using Challenge Coins for Branding and Decorating

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Challenge coins are now very popular and the uses for them vary from morale boosters, business cards to service and safety awards. Every day, our customers present new ideas to us as to what they want to use their order of custom challenge coins for.

One of our customers makes picture frames that are used for displaying graduation diplomas. Universities from around the country order these frames to sell before, during, and after graduation ceremonies. He now labels each frame with a one sided challenge coin that features the universities crest or logo. The one sided challenge coin is then applied with epoxy onto the face of the frame.

Custom challenge coins can also be displayed in a shadow box along with a picture of a graduate. This is a great way to pay tribute to a person and the accomplishments that he or she achieved. Challenge coins are noble awards. People that receive them know about their historic and honorable background. That’s why they’re pleased to display them in their homes and offices.

There are a number of different ways to make your order of custom challenge coins. Here are just a few to consider:

  • Decorative Edges
  • 3D Molded Images
  • Dual Plating
  • Sequential Numbering
  • Cut Outs
  • Antiqued Finishes

Share your unique ideas with us. Visit today to request a no obligation free price quote and full color digital proof. You can also email or call 1-800-252-0904 toll-free to speak to a representative. Once we hear your design ideas, we can get started creating custom artwork for your unique challenge coins. Approve your proof, pay for your order, and we submit it to the production department for manufacturing. Your item is then shipped to your doorstep and we pay the price of shipping. It’s one of the many ways we thank you for your business.

Graduation Challenge Coins for JROTC

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is a college-based program that trains commissioned officers of the United States armed forces.  ROTC officers serve in all branches of the U.S. armed forces. The ROTC program is college based; however, it begins at the High School level as a JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps). As with all other forms of military involvement, challenge coins are a highly treasured item among the JROTC members.

Intrerlachen High School recognized the importance the challenge coins have to its JROTC and ask us to help create a coin it can award its 2011-2012 school year ROTC graduates.  After hearing their design ideas, we were able to create an award rich in detail and sentimental value.

As you can see from the picture posted here, a lot of effort went into designing this attractive coin.  The use of color plays a big role.  Black and yellow are often used in Army-themed merchandise.  You’ll also see a distinct and memorable mascot along with bold text.  This helps others get to know the groups affiliated with the coins easily.

Custom challenge coins boost esteem.  They encourage individuals in group settings to be leaders.  Since World War I, challenge coins have been used to reward the efforts of worthy individuals.  That’s why ROTC programs love creating their own custom challenge coins to giveaway to their graduates.

Don’t let another opportunity pass you by.  Create custom challenge coins for your ROTC program today.  Visit, email or call 1-800-252-0904 toll-free.  We can’t wait to get started on your design and bring recognition to your officers.