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"Thank You, Soldiers!"
Tribute Song From The
3rd Grade Class
Tussing Elementary,
Colonial Heights, VA

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Custom Challenge Coin Pricing

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How to price out your coin
Follow these 3 Steps to price out your coin.

Step 1. How many coins do you need?

Orders over 1000 coins
$ 2.70 ea.
$ 2.30 ea.
$ 2.00 ea.
$ 1.80 ea
Must Be Quoted
$ 3.00 ea.
$ 2.60 ea.
$ 2.30 ea.
$2.10 ea
Must Be Quoted
$ 3.30 ea.
$ 2.90 ea.
$ 2.60 ea.
$ 2.40 ea
Must Be Quoted
Special Size or Shape Coins Must Be Quoted

Special shape coins or sizes not shown above must be quoted.
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Minimum Quantity: 100 coins on all orders

Custom Challenge Coin Options


Challenge Coin Edge Options

Custom Challenge Plating Options

Step 2. What type of options does your coin have?
Artwork Services
FREE - with confirmed order
Artwork Changes FREE
Shipping FREE
Cut-Outs FREE
Physical Sample FREE - may add up to 2 weeks to final ship date
Finish Type
FREE - Many Choices available - See Samples
Epoxy Coating FREE
Special Shapes Price and Die Fee Must Be Quoted - See Samples
Silk Screen Image
Full Color Image Must Be Quoted See Sample
Offset Printing Image Full Color Image Must Be Quoted See Sample
Ribbed Edge $ 0.50 per coin - Ribbed edged like U.S. Quarter See Sample
Special Edges
$ 0.35 per side - See Samples
3-D Mold
Add $75.00 per side with 3D
Dual Plating $ 0.50 per coin
Glitter or Glow paint $ 0.30 per coin
$ 0.30 per coin
Rush Service
Rush Order - 10 Working Day Production Time (after final artwork approval) add 25% of coin cost plus shipping (Details)

Step 3. Die fee
Coin Size
Die Fee

Why do we charge die fees?

Die fees cover the cost of the artwork preparation and making the physical die that is used in making high quality Die Struck Challenge Coins. Some companies do not charge die fees because their coins are made using a spin cast method which is the same way sports medals are made. This method does not give a high quality impression that is needed in most challenge coin designs. Other companies build the cost of the die fee into the price per coin which only hides the cost and then makes the cost of re-ordering additional coins more expensive.

Special Shapes
Die Fee Must be Quoted

Shipping Charges

Due to the weight of our products we ship all orders USPS Flat Rate

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History of the Challenge Coin

During World War 1, American volunteers from all parts of the country filled the newly formed flying squadrons. Some were wealthy scion attending colleges such as Yale and Harvard who quit in mid-term to join the war.

In one squadron, a wealthy lieutenant ordered medallions struck in solid bronze and presented them to his unit. One young pilot placed the medallion in a small leather pouch that he wore about his neck. Shortly after acquiring the medallions, the pilot`s aircraft was severely damaged by ground fire. He was forced to land behind enemy lines and was immediately captured by a German patrol. In order to discourage his escape, the Germans took all of his personal identification except for the small pouch around his neck.

In the meantime, he was taken to a small French town near the front. Taking advantage of a bombardment that night, he escaped. However, he was without personal identification. He succeeded in avoiding German patrols by donning civilian attire and reached the front lines. With great difficulty, he crossed no man`s land. Eventually, he stumbled onto a French outpost. Unfortunately, saboteurs has plagued the French in the sector. They sometimes masqueraded as civilians and wore civilian clothes. Not recognizing the young pilot`s American accent, the French thought him to be a saboteur and made ready to execute him. He had no identification to prove his allegiance, but he did have his leather pouch containing the medallion. They delayed his execution long enough for him to confirm his identity. Instead of shooting him they gave him a bottle of wine.

Back at his squadron, it became tradition to ensure that all members carried their medallion or coin at all times. This was accomplished through challenge in the following manner- a challenger would ask to see the medallion. If the challenged could not produce a medallion, they were required to buy a drink of choice for the member who challenged them. If the challenged member produced a medallion, then the challenging member was required to pay for the drink.

This tradition continued on throughout the war and for many years after the war while surviving members of the squadron were still alive.

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