What are Challenge Coins

Challenge coins are usually small, metal coins that fit in the palm of your hand. They are made of metal. Each challenge coin has a unique design that belongs to the organization it represents. The emblem or insignia of the organization is etched directly into the coin. 

Though they are usually round, some challenge coins come in other shapes. Special designs even include cutouts or unique features, like a bottle opener tool. Challenge coins are made out of a variety of metals. Some are made of zinc, bronze, and brass. 

Challenge coins represent organizations, units, and teams. They can also represent an achievement, an anniversary or a special event. They build close-knit, lasting bonds between people who receive them and represent unity. They have a long-standing tradition in military history. But the military isn't the only service that uses them.

Government agencies, law enforcement and first responder services also have a history of using challenge coins, too. Civilian groups are starting to use challenge coins to represent accomplishments in their businesses. This is a new way to represent challenge coins. They are using them to build morale in teams, link people with similar interests and even to promote their brand.

Challenge coins also make great gifts that are memorable and unique. Whether you want to honor a service member, a first responder or add to your collection challenge coins make the moment special and memorable.