Custom Army Challenge Coins


Custom Army coins made for your United States Army unit. We take great pride in crafting custom challenge coins for our heroes. Celebrate your valor, service, and sacrifice with a custom-designed challenge coin by Unit Coins.  Accept nothing but the best!  We will gladly help you create any type of Army challenge coins you need with FREE design services and unlimited revisions. We also provide free shipping to your APO and each custom coin is individually wrapped for quality assurance.

Custom Coins for Your Unit

When deciding on your custom Army military challenge coin, keep in mind: a challenge coin is supposed to represent the deep traditions of your unit. Research the historical origins of your unit for inspiration. Obvious elements, such as your unit’s traditional set of logos and seals, should be included.   

Your custom military challenge coin is also supposed to highlight your unit’s unique personality, so use our resources to help you design a coin that has a shape, size, and look that tells the whole world your unit’s story. If you have questions about custom military challenge coin design, feel free to contact our team of talented custom military challenge coin designers. They will help you find the design that is right for your unit.

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Designing Your Custom Army Challenge Coin

A Brief History of Army Challenge Coins

The tradition of challenge coins is believed to have begun in WW2 in the United States Army Air Service.  One particular unit of pilots decided to have small brass coins struck to commemorate their time together.  As it turns out, one of those pilots ended up using one of those coins to help identify him to friendly forces after he was shot down over Europe.  Once the story got out, pilots started challenging each other to produce their unit’s coin on demand.  Like many things in the military, this evolved into a game that involved buying drinks or performing silly stunts for a lost challenge.   Check out more of the history of challenge coins here.

Today, custom challenge coins are presented to unit members and special visiting officials to show appreciation for their support, a job well done, boost morale, and to reward service members for going above and beyond their peers.  Create your own custom challenge coin that will tell your unit’s story for generations to come!

Building a Custom Army Challenge Coin

When deciding on how to build a custom army coin you should concentrate on what size, shape, plating, and general options you would like. We can build any coin from 1.5” on up. The most common coin is the 2” because it fits into the pocket and can be carried around easily. Nearly 40% of all the custom military coins we produce are 2″.

Army challenge coins 3” or more look great on display and are becoming more and more popular. We have seen an 18.5% growth over the last 3 years for the larger coins. If you are looking to produce a very unique Army unit coin having a custom shaped coin might be the way to go. Common ideas are having it shaped as your Army unit logo or in the shape of the country of your tour. One of most popular custom Army coin shape ordered are Dog Tag shaped coins.

Custom Army Coin Edging, Plating and Special Options

Army units are as unique as its members and so are their choices in edging and plating options. The majority of Army coins we produce feature our straight edge, but we have several unique edging options unavailable at other coin companies. We recently introduced a Tank Tread edge option that has become very popular, and also feature Barb Wire Edge and Concertina Wire Edging options for MP units. We have many different plating options to get the right look and feel you are going for with your unit coin (including copper, silver, nickel, and gold), but the most popular for Army coins by far is Brass Plating. If you are looking for a First Sergeants challenge coin take a look at some of the coins we have produced with cutouts in our Army coin gallery.

In terms of special options, we would recommend Dual Plating. This technique blends two different plating options on the same coin to make a very striking coin and is the most popular special option for custom Army coins. Some Army units like to have their coins numbered and we provide this service as well. If you want to improve the visibility of the designs on your challenge coins, consider getting them sandblasted. Sandblasting a challenge coin, especially one with a naturally bright metal, tones down the plating’s brightness, which allows you to see a coin’s text and images more clearly. If you are going for something truly unique and special ask us about our Spinner coins. These coins are fun to play with and impressive to display. We recently made a grenade shaped coin with a removable pin which we were very proud of and one of the more interesting coins we have ever produced. If you can dream, we want to build it for you.

Custom Military Coins for Your Unit

We want to be your custom military coin maker and promise you will find our custom army coins have the best possible quality with the best possible price. We offer FREE design services and will not charge extra for additional proofs. We do provide FREE shipping and take great pride in our customer service. Give us a call or send us an email we would love to hear from you!

Custom Army Challenge Coin Quote

We can build any type of Army challenge coin you need or desire. It all starts with filling out the form below and we will get back to you within 48 hours to help you design the challenge coin you want.

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Comments from the Troops:

Ms. Heather,
I want to inform you that I received the coins 100ea today. In behalf of our enlisted association I want to extend our appreciation for a wonderful job by your company.

– CPO, US Navy

Hi Heather, Thank you for the coins, We really like them, ya’ll did a great job, We are out of here in 28 more days.

– 1stSGT, US Army

Ms. Cassidy,
The coins came in today. Everything looks great.

– CPT, US Army

Good Morning,
I just want to let you know that we have received our coins and are very pleased. Thank you and we will be sure to pass on your company information to the next group in hopes they will come to you as well. Again, thank you!

– MSgt, US Air Force

We received the coins today and wanted to thank you for your business and great quality of work!

– SSgt, US Air Force

Hey Guys,
“I wanted to tell you that the coins look absolutely perfect and I recommended you to other campuses. Thank you for your excellent coins! You guys rock!

– Veteran

I got the coins this morning. Thank you very much!! They are AWESOME!

– SSgt, US Marine Corps

Got the coins this evening and my son-in-law has sent me photos. Even in his out of focus photos I am impressed. You all did a fantastic job re-creating our symbol. Thanks so much for working with me and thanks for your service!

– SFC Retired, US Army

The coins just got here. They are FANTASTIC!!!!!!!. Thanks for all your help with these> I was wondering, if someone sees them and wants some of their own, can they just order them up?
THANKS again for your work with these, I really appreciate it.

– MAJ, US Army

I received the coins on Monday and they look great. Everyone that has seen them also agree that they came out better than what they thought from the drawing I showed them. Thanks for the great work again.

– Fire Investigator

Thank you. I have received the order yesterday and they look great. I
appreciate your work.

– MAJ, US Army

I received the coins today. They look great.

– Civilian Account

Good morning Heather, thank you very much for the coins they look perfect. Thank you for everything.

– Civilian Account

I have received the two boxes. I thank you very much for the quick turn around and support. The coin is outstanding and will be of great personal value to all that receive it.

– Civilian Account

Thank you Heather very much for the coins. I was home on leave and brought those with me forward so I can hand them our during a formal sit down with the unit once we are home soon in the near future going through demob station. They are incredible.

– CPT, US Marine Corps

Ma’am, today 29 September I received the coins that you shipped to us. I just want to tell you that they look AWESEOME! Everyone loves them…they are a little smaller than we wanted which was my fault since I changed it but they still look great. I also want to take this opportunity to thank you guys for all the patience and quick progression that you all performed. I am going home this Sunday so I will def pass on your company to the new personnel coming in. Thanks again for all your help. I’m sure we will do business in the future. Have a great day and ill talk with you soon.

– SrA, US Air Force

I received the coins today! This is awesome! Thank you so much!

– SGT, US Army

We received the coins and they look great!! Thank you.

– MAJ, US Army

Thank you Heather I much appreciate your continuous efforts on this for me. It has been a pleasure using your company to do these coins for me. Truly with sincerity your customer service, rates highly on my account and I will pass on to other fellow friends your information so they too may use your services.

– CPT, US Army

The coins are a awesome. Thank you and your company so much for being so quick and professional but personable.