When you hear the word coin, what shape comes to mind? How about color? The designs and styles may widely vary but coins are mostly circular in shape and made of a metallic material like copper, silver or gold which gives the coins their color.
The first custom military coins were shaped that way and were made with solid bronze. First crafted during World War I as ordered by a wealthy military officer, they were presented to his unit members in recognition of their courage and bravery, as well as loyalty to the armed forces.
Modern day custom coin manufacturers can present you with a lot more options than plain metal color and circular design.
Available Metal Styles
Choose from the following available metal styles that will fit your design, organization, or even the individuals that will receive them:
- Gold Metal (Polished)
- Gold Metal (Antique)
- Silver Metal (Polished)
- Silver Metal (Antique)
- Black Nickel Metal
- Brass Metal (Polished)
- Brass Metal (Antique)
- Copper Metal (Polished)
- Copper Metal (Antique)
- Duo-Tone Metal
The polished metal look usually comes free as standard option for most coin manufacturers. Special options like that antique feel and also for duo-tone metal comes with a minimal additional fee per coin.
Diamond Cut Edges
Your custom military coins will surely look more elegant with diamond cut edges. Most custom coin manufacturers offer you a few edge designs that add aesthetic value to your coins:
- Rope Cut
- Cross Cut
- Wave Cut
- Oblique Cut
The standard edge design usually comes free as standard option. If you want even better look for your custom coins, you may want to opt for the other designs that are available at an additional price.
Other Coin Options
And when you think metal styles and edge designs are the only options you have for your custom military coins, custom coin manufacturers offer you even more – from adding more individuality to protection, these options add value to the coins. They can manufacture coins of custom shapes and cutouts, for more personalization. They can also engrave text to the coins for added dramatic effect. Coatings made of epoxy can also be added to ensure longevity. Some of the better custom coin manufacturers can also do offset printing to add photographic images to your coins. Here are the other coin options available:
Epoxy Coating for added protection and gloss
3D Designs for that embossed look and feel – Additional fee for the mold
Custom Shapes for even more individuality – Usually comes free as standard option.
Engraved Text to make your messages stand out – additional fee per coin
Keychain Attachment for military coins that you carry and show off – additional fee per coin
Offset Printing if you want to add pictures to your coins – usually priced based on image complexity and size
Sequential Numbering to let your members feel they are part of a unique group – additional fee per coin
Bottler Opener adds purpose to the coins – Additional fee for 3D Mold and Coin Cutout
Translucent Enamel adds even more glimmer
There are also other design options that are available only from some manufacturers but not from others.
The standard packaging option for custom coins is clear PVC pouch but some manufacturers can also package them in these options:
- Velvet Bag
- Coin Capsule
- Velvet Box
- Custom Pouch Insert
With all the options mentioned, the look and feel of your custom military coins will only be limited by your imagination. To help you with the design process and also get an initial quote, you can call or email your local custom coins manufacturer and let their sales and design professionals help you.