No matter who you decide to have make your coins we strongly suggest
that you get to know a little about the company
you are dealing with.
Here are some simple facts about our company:
We have been producing
challenge coins for over 23 years!
We have over thousands of satisfied challenge coin customers!
We have produced well over one million coins over
the years which includes orders of over 200,000 coins for a single
We have two retail location; The Award Shop, Inc.
in Colonial Heights, VA since 1995 and The Fort Lee Specialty Shop
at the Fort Lee Post Exchange Mall (AAFES) which we have had since
The company founder, LTC Robert J. Oldmixon (1942
- 2009) retired in 1988 as a Lieutenant Colonel US Army!
We stand behind our products 100%, if you are not satisfied we will do whatever it takes until you are!
We have over 6000 sq ft. of retail and production space to offer some of the most unique products on the market. Most of our work is done in house insuring fast prodution time and lower prices.
YOU should know about some of our competitors!
MOST challenge coin companies are Internet based companies
only, they have no "brick and mortar" location which makes
them a higher risk to deal with because they may be gone tomorrow.
MOST challenge coin companies on the Internet have
been in business less than 2 years, again making you wonder if they
will be around next time you want to reorder your coin.
MOST owners of challenge coin companies have little
or no real business experience. Most people think that with a website
and a product you can have a great business - not true. It takes
a lot more that a good idea to last long in this market.
You get what you pay for. Many "Low Cost"
coins are actually spin cast coins made the same way sports medals
are made. This production method gives the customer a "cheap"
alternative to the High Quality Die Struck coins that our customer
demand. Don't let them fool you, ask questions about the production
Many overseas manufacturers have recently
set up shop on U.S. soil offering good coins at "Dirt Cheap"
prices. These companies have no ties to the military and do not
understand the honor and dedication that the men and women of our
Armed Services have and the true meaning of what it is to earn a
Before you deal with any company online ask questions,
make calls and get the information so that you know who it is YOU
are doing business with.