Designing custom coins is no easy task. It takes a lot of planning to make sure that these coins will be unique representations of your company or organization. Customizing these coins deserve nothing short of commitment and careful planning. From style and design to make and material, creating these coins to perfection is a responsibility not to be handled by the faint-hearted and the impatient.
Since the very first production of these coins (back then, they were called “challenge coins”), a lot of companies have ventured in this business and pride themselves as the “best”. However, just like every production company out there, the genuine best is the one with a long list of satisfied clients and knows what real quality is all about. After all, if designing custom coins is difficult, imagine how more challenging it is to actually make them. Both processes of making these coin require a keen eye so you have to be sure that your chosen manufacturer understands the art behind customizing coins. This will guarantee you that they will be able to meet your coin specifications, down to the smallest detail.
Remember, it is not only the design imprinted on the coin that makes it valuable. To make your custom coins unique, you have to take into consideration other essential elements that make it. Minting your coins also means choosing a unique metal style, edge cut, 3D design, cutout and shape. For instance, if you are looking to have coins minted for company use, you can opt to have it made with brass for a durable, antique-looking finish. But if you are going for a more elegant and sophisticated feel, you can use gold or enamel as your metal of choice. As you can see, the final outcome of your coins will ultimately depend on your specifications as the main designer.
With design potential being almost limitless, it is not only the two sides of the coin that you can customize. With these custom coins, you also have the liberty to let your imagination go wild with the rims and edges to make things even more unique.
Now, if you have decided to have challenge coins minted for personal or business use, there are a few notes on style and design that you might want to familiarize yourself with:
• Metal Style: This is the first decision you have to make when you already have your design. The metal style is the material that makes the entire coin and with so many appealing options, you will surely enjoy the process of choosing the metal for your coin. Some of the most common metal styles are gold, brass, silver, and copper, which also comes in antique version.
• Edge Cut: Diamond cut edges are a great way to add a touch of personality and elegance to your coins. You can choose from the standard edge, rope-cut, cross-cut, wave-cut and oblique-cut edges. Standard edges do not come with additional fees but with other styles, you’ll have to spend a little (very little, custom cut edges usually cost around $0.30) bit more than usual.
Aside from these two, other additional custom coin options include:
• Epoxy coating
• 3D Designs
• Coin Cutout
• Custom Shapes
• Engraved Text
• Keychain Attachment
• Offset Print
• Sequential Numbering
• Bottle Opener
• Translucent Enamel
You can also have your custom coins presented in custom packages such as standard PVC pouches, velvet bags, coin capsules, velvet boxes or custom pouch inserts. These options allow you to fully-customize your coins from start to finish before handing them out to employees and clients, as tokens of recognition and appreciation.