Posts Tagged ‘Navy challenge coins’

Custom Military Challenge Coins are Always in Demand

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Custom challenge coins are highly regarded and recognized as a symbol of honor, strength, and excellence. For decades, military units in all branches of the military have been creating and ordering the unique mementos to hand out to their members. To receive a custom coin is truly an honor and one that few men and women forget.

The practice is so widespread that businesses, organizations, schools, and clubs follow suit by creating their own custom keepsake items to reward, thank, encourage, educate, and promote. We pride ourselves on being the type of company that people use year after year, order after order. Knowledge, expertise, and creativity all fuel our fire and make us ideal for tending to your military coin needs.

There are a number of different ways to make military challenge coins exceptional. Here are some of the suggestions we think may appeal to you:

  • Custom Edges (Bezel Edge, Oblique Line Edge, Cross Cut Edge, Rope Edge)
  • 3D Mold
  • Epoxy Dome
  • Sequential Numbering (Coin Face)
  • Sequential Number (Edge)
  • Dual Plating
  • Offset Printed Image
  • Silk Screen
  • Cut Outs
  • Antique Gold
  • Antique Silver
  • Antique Copper

Each option is designed to enhance the quality of the artwork that we create for you. A look at our online gallery can help familiarize you with the different extras that we offer. If you have any questions, please feel free to direct them to a Challenge Coins Plus representative right away.

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To learn more about challenge coins history or about Challenge Coins Plus as a company, please visit We can create army challenge coins, navy challenge coins, air force challenge coins, and marine challenge coins to fit your military unit’s needs. Let us know what size, shape, and style of coins are most appropriate for your order.

Email your ideas to If you’d rather speak to a representative directly, you can call 1-800-252-0904 toll-free. We’re here to help you in whatever way that we can. Our complimentary services are designed to take the guesswork out of the ordering process.

Take advantage of our free artwork and design services as well as free shipping. We want you to be 100% satisfied with the military challenge coins that we create for you and your military members. Submit your inquiry to us today to get the design process started.

US Navy Challenge Coins

Monday, March 12th, 2012

There is no question that custom challenge coins have distinct military ties.  Since World War I, these items have been highly regarded as a symbol of strength, honor, and determination.  Challenge coins are commonly used in awards ceremonies and at banquets and galas as a way of rewarding those members of the military with excellent character.

The United States Navy is a naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.  It makes up one of seven uniformed services of the U.S.  It is the largest in the world with a battle fleet tonnage greater than that of the next 13 largest navies combined.

The U.S. Navy also has the world’s largest carrier fleet. It has eleven in service, one in construction, two planned, and one in reserve.  There are 328,516 personnel on active duty and 101,689 in the Navy Reserve.  It also operates 286 ships and more than 3,700 aircraft.

The US Navy is one branch of the military that likes to honor its members with custom challenge coins.  Their motto, “Honor, Courage, Commitment” can be found along with the Navy’s emblem on either the front or back of a challenge coin.  This helps identify the branch of the military that the recipient belongs to and also goes as far as making the coin more valuable to collectors.

People like the history involved with custom US Navy challenge coins.  That’s why receiving one has become such a distinct honor.  Very few award items make the type of impression that custom challenge coins make.  You can work with a Challenge Coins Plus representative to create a design that fits your department of the Navy.

Submit your inquiries to  You can also call 1-800-252-0904 toll-free.  We’ll be more than happy to answer your questions and listen to your specifications for your custom Navy challenge coins.

Norfolk Naval Shipyard Challenge Coins

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

The NAVAL security team in charge of protecting the Norfolk Naval Shipyard contacted us for a coin design.  The shipyard is one the biggest in America and therefore protection is of the upmost importance.  The security team wanted both their badge and the OPSEC logo on the coin. Our graphics team was able to create a coin that is unique to this security team and this team only.  That’s one of the most appealing things about custom coins.  They can be made in a way to reflect the groups, businesses, and organizations that they have come to represent.

The challenge coin that we created was rich in color and detail.  One side shows the team’s affiliation with the Navy.  The other side features a fierce looking dragon along with “OPSEC” and “Protecting Information”.  Details like these make it easy to know who the coins were created for and what they will be used to promote.  Incorporating a design on both sides of the coin allows teams to dually identify themselves.  It is something that many customers appreciate because they are able to select two images and sets of text to represent their event or special department.

Custom challenge coins can be handed out as a way to help boost morale.  Members of security teams feel valued when given a token of appreciation.  These small recognition items help Naval security officers feel important which leads to satisfactory results within the team.  Items like a challenge coin go a long way in recognizing the day-to-day sacrifices made by team members.

Presentation options like velvet boxes and acrylic coin cases add a level of professionalism to the awards.  They also make it easier to store and protect the coins from damage.  We offer a variety of presentation options to our challenge coin customers.  You can visit to see samples of them.

Whenever you’re ready to order your own challenge coins, call or email us.  The number to reach us at is 1-800-252-0904 and the email address is  We can assist you with your request and create custom challenge coins that you and your team can be proud of.

Navy Challenge Coins Are Rich In Tradition and Design

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

The U.S. Navy was founded on 13 October 1775, and the Department of the Navy was established on 30 April 1798. The Department of the Navy has three principal components: The Navy Department, consisting of executive offices mostly in Washington, D.C.; the operating forces, including the Marine Corps, the reserve components, and, in time of war, the U.S. Coast Guard.

Mission of the Navy

The mission of the Navy is “To maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression, and maintaining freedom on the seas.  The 21st century United States Navy maintains a sizable global presence, deploying in such areas as East Asia, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East. It engages in forward areas during peacetime, and rapidly responds to regional crises, making it an active player in U.S. foreign and defense policy.”

3D Images Increase the Appearance and Value of Custom Coins

Navy coins are some of the most beautiful coins that we produce.  Often, we include 3D images on Navy challenge coins.  Images of anchors, ships, and department seals make for great focal points and details.  Recipients of the coins can run their fingers along the raised images and know what type of detail has gone into creating them.

Custom Challenge Coins Are Never the Same Because They Are Unique

With so many units within the Navy, no two coins are the same. Although most include common elements, the arrangement of these elements and the use of accompanying text is what sets each coin apart from one another.  That’s what makes custom coins so popular.  People know that they are getting a truly unique and memorable gift.

Coins Serve As a Visual Reminder of the Time Spent Serving Our Country

While sailors are off on duty, they become part of smaller regiments, squadrons, and specialty teams alike.  It is in these tight knit groups that that the bonds of war are formed.  Navy coins capture this snapshot in the life of the sailor and will serve as a constant and everlasting visual reminder of the time spent serving our great country.

The coin you see here has a 3D mold of the dolphins that serve as the attendants to the Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea and patron deity of sailors.  They are symbolic of a calm sea. The insignia of the U.S. Navy’s Submarine Service is a Submarine flanked by two dolphins.  This helps the coin retain an important part of military history.

The great part of the 3D mold for this coin was the scaling that we did on the dolphins tails.  You could see every last detail in each of the dolphins which made the coin truly come to life.  3D molding is one of the many options we offer to our customers as ways to enhance the appearance and value of challenge coins.

Visit to learn more about the different features we can incorporate into your challenge coin design.  You can also contact us by email at or call 1-800-252-0904 toll-free.