One question customers ask constantly is, “How do I get Challenge Coins?”. Whether you want a single coin to give as a gift or several coins to complete a collection, Pitch and Rudder has you covered with thousands of options to choose from, all conveniently located on the retail section of our website. To receive custom-made challenge coins for yourself or your organization, the first step is to request a quote on the GO Custom of our website. After determining your quote, we will be with you every step of the way, from design to delivery, to ensure your complete satisfaction with the final product. Without further ado, let’s get started on creating your next coin!
of our website. After determining your quote, we will be with you every step of the way, from design to delivery, to ensure your complete satisfaction with the final product. Without further ado, let’s get started on creating your next coin!
Step 1: Get A Quote
First, as stated above, you will want to reach out to us for a quote to ensure that you are getting the perfect coin that catches your eye and satisfies your budget. To create an accurate quote for your order, we’ll first need to know what size, finishes, and color schemes you want your coin(s) to have. Next, we’ll need to know how many coins to include in your order, whether you want a 2-or-3-D product, and if you want any additional features added to the final product. Here are some helpful tips to consider when talking to us about these details.
Size: The most common size for a coin is a diameter of 1.75,” but 1.5” and 2” are also common sizes. We may need an extra day to calculate a quote for other sizes.
Finish: The most common finishes you can choose from are Antique Brass, Nickel, Antique Silver, Antique Copper, Antique Gold, Shiny Gold, and Black Nickel. An antique finish makes it easier to read the coin’s text and see 3-D detail. A Shiny finish gives your coin a regal, high-value appearance. You can also combine different finishes on the same coin for a two-tone finish. Police and sheriff’s offices often request two-toned coins with the badge highlighted in gold and the rest of the coin finished in silver.
Colors: Pitch and Rudder offers a flat rate of $.35 per side to add any number and combination of colors to your coin. This is one of the best deals in the industry. Ask us for advice about which colors look the best together if you are unsure about what you want!
Quantity: The price of each coin drops significantly as you increase your order size. We can fulfill orders for a single coin, but the best price will be for orders of at least 100 coins. If you are unsure of how many coins you will need, please tell us the quantity you want to be quoted for in the notes section of the quote request form.
2-D or 3-D Design: If you want images on your coin to “pop out,” then you will want to request a 3-D design. Some designs require it and your coin sales representative will suggest it in that case. Some 3-D effects will increase the price of the die-mold, but this usually does not change the order’s total cost per coin.
Step 2: Deposit
After the quote is agreed upon your order will be charged a $150 deposit fee. The artwork is free, so this deposit is applied to your total order. The remaining balance of your order, total minus the deposit, is due before your finished coin can be shipped.
Step 3: Design
You will get unlimited design edits on your coin, and we will accept artwork in any format. You can send us your desired design electronically in standard formats like .pdf, .ai, or .jpg, or mail or fax us your hand-drawings. Our experienced staff and designers have processed 40,000 different coin orders, so you can feel confident that you will be receiving a top-quality coin!
Production and Delivery:
Once we have received your approved artwork, production takes between 14 to 18 days to complete. We will then deliver your order right to your doorstep.
We make ordering challenge coins easy by doing all the hard work for you. We will take your vision and turn it into a coin that will last for centuries to come! Please take the simple first step of filling out the Go Custom and we will do the rest.
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