Custom Military Challenge Coins

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The value of our nation's military is unmatched. These men and women work around the clock to keep the peace and ensure that we stay free. We have produced coins for the Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, Army, and Navy. Custom Military keychains.

At Lapel Pins and Coins, we are proud to offer our services to honor the sacrifices of the brave.

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Army Challenge Coins

The US Army has a rich history with challenge coins. At the beginning of the Vietnam war, the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) was in clandestine missions against the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong with the assistance of the CIA. Because of the secretive nature of these operations, formal awards for outstanding soldiers were not an option. Custom Military keychains. Instead, the special forces group's commander created a custom military coin to provide to these soldiers as an alternative way to recognize their achievements.

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Air Force Challenge Coins

At the Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, each graduate of basic training receives an "Airman's coin" to mark their transition from trainee to Airman. This challenge coin becomes the cornerstone of each Airman's challenge coin collection - a timeless tradition. Custom Military keychains. The tradition is so strong that Jon Favreau, director of Iron Man 2, gifted coins to unit members who were involved with the film. Those who keep our airspace safe deserve the highest quality coins, which we have produced for over twenty years.

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Coast Guard Challenge Coins

As in other military branches, custom coins are a common way to celebrate a coast guard enlistee's graduation from basic training. Members of the Coast Guard often collect many different challenge coins throughout their service. Custom Military keychains. Special coins are presented to exceptional students of the Coast Guard Academy. From protecting our coastlines to helping citizens, Coast Guard Challenge Coins are a perfect way to commemorate an officer.

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Marine Challenge Coins

Among the Marine Corps, challenge coins are a symbol of belonging. They are provided to soldiers to prove their allegiance to a particular unit or to reward exemplary work.

Custom Military keychains. Several United States presidents have exchanged military challenge coins with Marine Corps soldiers.

The most notable of these exchanges was between President Barack Obama and Sergeant Kristie Ness outside of the Marine One helicopter in 2012. During the acceptance, she accidentally dropped it on the ground, making challenge coin history.

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Navy Challenge Coins

Admiral Scott Swift, former commander of the United States Pacific Fleet, has stated that Navy coins began to catch on in the early 1990s. He believes that these coins began as a way to reward soldiers on the battlefield in real-time. Today, Naval soldiers continue to collect challenge coins presented by their superiors.

Our design options for your military challenge coins are endless. Our artists can adapt your existing insignia to a striking coin design, or create an entirely new design with your ideas. We don't limit you to a traditional coin shape, either.

Your coins can be cut out into the shape of your rank, a shield, or any other shape you desire. Your coins may feature functional design elements such as bottle openers, holes for chains or ribbons, and more.

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Colorless Coin Pricing

Size 50 100 300 500 1000 2000
1.5" $4.85 $2.96 $2.50 $2.44 $2.40 $2.35
1.75" $5.35 $3.22 $2.80 $2.73 $2.70 $2.64
2.0" $5.80 $3.52 $3.06 $2.97 $2.94 $2.88
2.25" $6.85 $4.37 $3.69 $3.49 $3.42 $3.37
2.5" $7.26 $4.95 $3.95 $3.91 $3.75 $3.70
2.75" $8.29 $5.66 $5.10 $4.88 $4.66 $4.61
3.0" $9.19 $6.37 $6.25 $5.86 $5.53 $5.48

Single Side Color

Size 50 100 300 500 1000 2000
1.5" $5.25 $3.17 $2.73 $2.68 $2.63 $2.58
1.75" $5.83 $3.49 $3.13 $3.07 $3.03 $2.97
2.0" $6.40 $3.93 $3.54 $3.49 $3.40 $3.37
2.25" $7.22 $4.63 $4.21 $4.18 $4.13 $4.08
2.5" $8.24 $5.66 $5.20 $4.70 $4.45 $4.33
2.75" $8.97 $6.11 $5.78 $5.41 $5.15 $5.10
3.0" $9.95 $6.45 $6.34 $6.09 $5.90 $5.85

Double Sided Color

Size 50 100 300 500 1000 2000
1.5" $5.58 $3.39 $3.00 $2.93 $2.85 $2.80
1.75" $6.32 $3.85 $3.46 $3.42 $3.37 $3.32
2.0" $7.05 $4.29 $3.97 $3.92 $3.87 $3.82
2.25" $7.67 $4.85 $4.51 $4.45 $4.38 $4.33
2.5" $8.61 $5.75 $5.41 $5.29 $5.28 $5.23
2.75" $9.51 $6.32 $6.00 $5.77 $5.62 $5.57
3.0" $10.56 $6.88 $6.59 $6.22 $5.98 $5.93

3D Mold Fees

Size Single Sided Coin Double Sided Coin 300+ Order Quantity
1.5" $50.00 $100.00 Free
1.75" $62.50 $125.00 Free
2.0" $75.00 $150.00 Free
2.25" $87.50 $175.00 Free
2.5" $100.00 $200.00 Free
2.75" $112.50 $225.00 Free
3.0" $125.00 $250.00 Free