Michael Wass
Chief cook & dixie basher

Here's a few files and downloads that will help you come up with design, finishes and packaging options for your own memorabilia

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What's the history behind challenge coins?

Challenge coins have a rich history dating back to ancient times, but their modern origin is traced back to the military practices of the early 20th century.

It is believed that challenge coins originated during World War I, when American soldiers were stationed in France.

The story goes that a wealthy lieutenant had bronze medallions created for members of his unit as a token of their camaraderie and to commemorate their service together. One of the soldiers carried his medallion in a leather pouch around his neck, and it saved his life when he was captured by the enemy and later escaped to find friendly forces.

Upon returning to his unit, the soldier showed his coin as proof of his identity, and the tradition of carrying a coin as a sign of loyalty and camaraderie was born.

Over time, challenge coins became a way for military units to identify and recognize their members, as well as to boost morale and strengthen bonds between soldiers.

Coins were typically designed with the unit's emblem or insignia on one side and a personal message or motto on the other.

Coins were often presented to soldiers as a reward for excellence or bravery, and they were also used as a way to settle disputes or "challenge" one another.

Today, challenge coins are widely used by military units, law enforcement agencies, companies, and other organisations to recognise and reward members for their service and achievements.

They are also used as a way to raise awareness and funds for charitable causes, and they have become highly collectible items among enthusiasts.

The tradition of challenge coins continues to evolve and adapt to modern times, but its roots in military service and camaraderie remain strong.


Template for Your Ideas

Download this outline and then add your own ideas for images and words to create the ideal coin you're looking for. Once you've roughy laid out your ideas for both the front (obverse) and back (reverse) side of your coin, our Designers can then help you knock it into shape. No skill necessary, just draw away.


Grab Your Free Guide

Organising custom-made coins to your own design. How easy is it? We utilise a simple 4 step process; design, quote, payment. deliver. We kind of wrote the book on fast action when it comes to challenge coins. It's a quick read and it's free. You can click the download link to grab a copy.


Pantone Colour Chart

The Pantone matching system is largely a standardised colour reproduction system, within the bounds of various processes. By standardising colours, different manufacturers in different locations can all refer to PMS charts to make sure colours match as closely as possible.


Get Your Complete Info Pack

This set of zip files includes the design idea form, the PMS chart, the guide book, plus information on metal finishes, sizes and more. Everything you need to get your project started without undue delay. The file is regularly updated, so keep an eye out for newer versions.


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- Ralph Marston

If you can dream up the ideas for your unique coin or piece of memorabilia to recognise or reward people; we can help you turn those ideas into a museum-quality pristine piece you’ll be proud to both award and share!



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