About Unit Coins

We got into the challenge coin business in a very roundabout way. After 9-11 my wife and I were very distraught. Because of our ages we could no longer serve and that simply added to the helpless feelings of not being able to assist our country in her time of need.

Then one day Heather found a way to help. We contacted “Operation AC” and adopted a soldier. The soldier we adopted was a 1LT who was serving in Kuwait in a Maintenance Company armoring vehicles. While he was deployed we sent numerous care packages. He was promoted to CPT and when his deployment was up he was sent to Captain’s school at Ft. Lee Virginia, which is only 3 hours from our home.

As soon as we could, we arranged for him to spend the weekend with us. It was during this visit that he “introduced” me to his Challenge Coin collection. He was extremely proud of these coins and had a story to tell for each coin, who gave it to him, why he received it, and where he received it.

With a 20 year background in promotional advertising I immediately knew that this was a part of the promotional advertising market I had never considered. However, my curiosity was peaked enough to take a closer look.

Once custom-challenge-coins-guidethe Challenge Coin seed was planted we began to research the market. We interviewed manufacturers of coins, studied the companies that sold coins, determined how we would enter the market and who would make the coins for us, did a cost/profit analysis and designed a website which would be our primary method of contact with our potential customers. Unit Coins was launched Memorial Day 2006

I knew this would be the business for my wife and I the moment I realized that our customers would, for the most part, be active duty military and first responders. The product we would be selling to them would be used to award or recognize them for a task well done. It gave us the feeling that, in some small way, we were supporting our country.

Frank’s Years of Service and Description of Duty

unit-coins-custom-challenge-coins-logoDate of Entry: 5 September 1958
Date of Discharge: 16 June 1961

I enlisted in the US Army 5 September 1958 in Philadelphia PA and was sent to Ft Dix NJ for basic and advanced training. My advanced training was for a 2nd Echelon Wheeled vehicle mechanic.

The Army, in its infinite wisdom, assigned me to a tank outfit in Munich Germany and changed my MOS to track vehicle mechanic. I had never seen a tank, let alone knew how they ran. I was very happy to discover that the company had two ¼ tons, two 2 ½ tons and three trailers all of which had wheels and none of the other mechanics in the motor pool wanted anything to do with them. They also had an APC which was powered by two Chevy six cylinder engines. This was assigned to me.

I spent two years, two months in the motor pool based in Munich Germany caring for my wheeled vehicles.

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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

Heather,
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

Heather,
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

Heather,
I received the coins today. They look great.
Thanks!

– 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

Heather,
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

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

– SGT, US Army

Heather,
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

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

– FOP