Ajo Station Border Patrol Arizona shaped challenge coin

Hey everyone Rob here with Spartan Coins. Today I wanted to bring you an inside look at one the challenge coins we recently created for the United States Border Patrol here in Arizona.

As you can tell from the image in the video this border patrol station challenge coin is rather large. This specific challenge coin measures two point seven five inches longest dimension is plated with Antique Gold, has soft enamel paint color on both sides and clear coat epoxy on one side.

Soft enamel paint color does not completely fill the recessed voids on custom coins. This is what makes epoxy so useful. Epoxy is much like the clear coat finish on your car’s paint, as it not only protects but it also creates a flat, smooth surface.

While it’s true you may be able to fill the raised and recessed areas of a coin below epoxy, you will not fill those areas as pronounced as you will on a coin without epoxy.

If you’re in the market for a custom Border Patrol challenge coin or any other custom challenge coin or custom lapel pin then please be sure to check us out here or reach us directly by calling our eight hundred number, 1-855-477-7826.

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Ajo Border Patrol Station challenge coin

Spartan Coins designs and manufactures custom challenge coins, custom lapel pins and custom tee shirts as well as other custom metal promotional products.


Challenge Coin Design – Raster Artwork to Vector Artwork Conversion

Hey everyone Rob here with Spartan Coins dot com and what you’re seeing in this video is raster artwork or pixel based artwork before it is turned into vector or line based artwork. The great thing about vector artwork is that it can be scaled up without losing detail, distorting or pixelating like pixel based raster artwork.

This is obviously an accelerated view your seeing here. I wish I could complete artwork at this pace believe me. This video only covers one side of a coin design and is really an introduction to a more detailed challenge coin design video located on our website which is linked in the description box below.

In the other video located here https://spartancoins.com/blog/custom-coin-design.php I plan to show you multiple ways this specific design can be accomplished on a challenge coin and why I chose to design this specific element the way I did.

Don’t be afraid to like and share this video. Thank you for watching and we hope to see you at https://spartancoins.com/.

challenge coin design

Spartan Coins Offers Unprecedented Value in the Custom Coin Industry

Hey again everyone, Rob here for Spartan Coins. A lot of you may have thought about creating your own custom coins but have found a cost barrier. I know the set up costs can seem a bit daunting when compared to other promotional items such as tee shirts.

However in my own experience I have found custom tee shirts can be quite expensive as well. I think I bought like 7 custom tee shirts in 2014 for like $210 or something ridiculous.

Anyway, what if I told you I could make your entry level pricing concerns a thing of the past? Today that’s exactly what I’m here to tell you. The embedded video below explains the die fee promotion currently going on at SpartanCoins.com.

I will tell you right now, this cost savings promotion is essentially an experiment for 2017. If we can generate enough volume then this promotion could turn into the status quo. We shall see!

If you have ever thought about creating your own custom coins I encourage you to check out Spartan Coins – the best name in custom coins. Seriously, you don’t have anything to lose – except more money if you’re still making coins with someone else.

Police Challenge Coins for sale

Police challenge coins are small medallions that usually carry the emblem or insignia of a specific law enforcement’s unit. Carried by most police officials, the coins are designed to enhance morale and honor those who serve. While the coins exact origins are unconfirmed, it is thought  that challenge coins had military beginnings.

Military records dating back hundreds of years show the coins were given to soldiers as a memento, to mark a person’s service to their country. Several presidents have also received challenge coins, with the most recent being George. W. Bush for his 2007 visit to troops in Iraq.

custom police coins for sale
custom police coins for sale

Police coins come in a variety of different sizes, shapes and designs. Each individual law enforcement unit usually has a coin designed to their own specifications. The coins often have a bronze, silver or gold finish, as well as painted detailing. Why and how the police coins are awarded is usually down to each specific unit. However, it is common practice for an officer to receive a challenge coin after receiving two letters of recommendation following an act of bravery or good deed.

These coins are also issued to commemorate a special occasion or to remember officers who have been killed in the line of duty. The coin is seen by many government officials as being a good way to improve relations between officers and the general public, as well as improve PR between the police agencies and other areas of the community. Special challenge coins have been known to raise important funds for charities linked to improving the lives of police officers injured while working.

Members of the public are also able to purchase police challenge coins, with the proceeds going to one of the many charities associated with the individual law enforcement unit. As well as looking after the families of fallen officers and helping injured officers, these coins also help charities linked to improving the general working life of a serving officer. This may include purchasing essential pieces of uniform, improving office space and funding social events for the officers in their down time. These coins are also given to new officers, as a way of marking the end of their training and introduction into their specific police unit.

People can also purchase police coins, as a way of showing their support for the many individuals who work to keep their city safe. Highly collectible, it is not unusual for these coins to be sold at auctions or kept in a person’s private collection. President Obama placed the Presidential Challenge Coin on the memorials of the soldiers who were killed during the Fort Hood massacre.. The most sought after coin by collectors is the Bulldog coin, which was given to the gunners of the B-52. Law enforcement officers who own a challenge coin are encouraged to carry it at all times. There are several rules associated with owning one of these coins, the most important being it cannot be defaced in any way. Many individuals drill holes into the coins, so they can wear them on necklaces or lanyards. They are often completely unaware that defacing them in this way means they are no longer considered to be challenge coins.