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Cia Challenge Coin

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), known for its clandestine operations and covert missions, has a fascinating tradition of challenge coins. These custom challenge coins commemorate various events within the agency, but unlike typical promotional items, CIA challenge coins are shrouded in secrecy. The symbols and text adorning these coins are coded, making them enigmatic and highly sought after by collectors.

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cia challenge coins

Significance of CIA Challenge Coins

Challenge coins are super important in the CIA and similar groups. They’re given to say thanks or recognize great work or bravery. They show teamwork, fitting in, and having a common goal among the people who get them. 

CIA challenge coins stand out because they’re designed in a mysterious way. The symbols and words on them are like a secret code, not giving much away about where they’re from or what they mean unless you know. This mysterious vibe makes CIA challenge coins really attractive to people who collect or are really into them.

Challenge Coins From Custom Medals And Pins

At Custom Medals and Pins, we take great pride in crafting exquisite challenge coins that embody the spirit of honor, camaraderie, and achievement. Our challenge coins serve as enduring mementos, recognizing the exceptional dedication and accomplishments of individuals and organizations alike. With meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to quality craftsmanship, we create unique challenge coins that are cherished symbols of pride and distinction.

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Soft Enamel Challenge Coins Cost

Pricing includes everything except taxes – even expedited shipping. No hidden fees.

Color on One Side 20% OFF    (Up to 7 Colors)    Original (3.5mm thickness)

25 50 100 150 200 250 300 500 1000 2000
1.5" $7.64 $4.21 $2.55 $2.46 $2.38 $2.29 $2.20 $2.16 $2.12 $2.08
1.75" $8.34 $4.68 $2.81 $2.73 $2.66 $2.59 $2.52 $2.47 $2.42 $2.38
2" $9.17 $5.14 $3.16 $3.08 $3.00 $2.92 $2.85 $2.79 $2.74 $2.70
2.25" $10.34 $5.79 $3.72 $3.63 $3.55 $3.47 $3.38 $3.36 $3.32 $3.28
2.5" $12.36 $6.61 $4.54 $4.45 $4.36 $4.27 $4.18 $3.78 $3.52 $3.48
2.75" $14.93 $7.19 $4.90 $4.84 $4.77 $4.70 $4.64 $4.34 $4.14 $4.10
3" $16.46 $7.98 $5.18 $5.16 $5.14 $5.12 $5.10 $4.89 $4.74 $4.70
3.25" $18.06 $10.21 $5.80 $5.75 $5.71 $5.66 $5.62 $5.39 $5.24 $4.59
3.5" $19.66 $11.23 $6.38 $6.33 6.28 $6.23 $6.18 $5.94 $5.76 $5.06
3.75" $21.50 $12.35 $7.02 $6.69 $6.90 $6.85 $6.79 $6.53 $6.34 $5.56
4" $23.51 $13.58 $7.72 $7.66 $7.60 $7.53 $7.47 $7.18 $6.97 $6.11

Soft Enamel Challenge Coins Cost

Pricing includes everything except taxes – even expedited shipping. No hidden fees.

Color on Both Side 20% OFF    (Up to 7 Colors per Side)    Original (3.5mm thickness)

25 50 100 150 200 250 300 500 1000 2000
1.5" $8.16 $4.46 $2.71 $2.63 $2.56 $2.50 $2.40 $2.34 $2.28 $2.24
1.75" $9.00 $5.06 $3.08 $3.00 $2.92 $2.85 $2.77 $2.74 $2.70 $2.66
2" $9.41 $5.64 $3.43 $3.38 $3.30 $3.24 $3.18 $3.14 $3.10 $3.06
2.25" $10.74 $6.14 $3.88 $3.81 $3.74 $3.68 $3.61 $3.56 $3.50 $3.46
2.5" $13.16 $6.89 $4.60 $4.53 $4.46 $4.40 $4.33 $4.23 $4.22 $4.18
2.75" $15.23 $7.61 $5.06 $4.99 $4.93 $4.86 $4.80 $4.62 $4.50 $4.46
3" $18.02 $8.45 $5.50 $5.45 $5.39 $5.33 $5.27 $4.98 $4.78 $4.74
3.25" $18.46 $11.22 $6.07 $6.01 $5.94 $5.87 $5.81 $5.50 $5.27 $4.98
3.5" $20.06 $12.34 $6.68 $6.61 6.54 $6.46 $6.39 $6.05 $5.80 $5.47
3.75" $21.90 $13.58 $7.34 $7.26 $7.18 $7.10 $7.02 $6.66 $6.38 $6.02
4" $23.92 $14.94 $8.08 $7.99 $7.90 $7.82 $7.73 $7.32 $7.02 $6.62

Soft Enamel Challenge Coins Cost

Pricing includes everything except taxes – even expedited shipping. No hidden fees.

No Color! 20% OFF    (Metal Only)    Original (3.5mm thickness)

25 50 100 150 200 250 300 500 1000 2000
1.5" $6.96 $3.90 $2.39 $2.30 $2.21 $2.12 $2.02 $1.98 $1.94 $1.90
1.75" $7.89 $4.30 $2.60 $2.51 $2.43 $2.34 $2.26 $2.20 $2.18 $2.14
2" $8.26 $4.66 $2.84 $2.75 $2.66 $2.56 $2.47 $2.40 $2.37 $2.33
2.25" $9.67 $5.51 $3.52 $3.38 $3.24 $3.11 $2.97 $2.81 $2.76 $2.72
2.5" $10.75 $5.83 $3.98 $3.78 $3.58 $3.38 $3.18 $3.15 $3.02 $2.98
2.75" $13.97 $6.65 $4.54 $4.43 $4.32 $4.21 $4.10 $3.92 $3.74 $3.70
3" $15.50 $7.37 $5.11 $5.09 $5.06 $5.04 $5.02 $4.70 $4.44 $4.40
3.25" $17.09 $9.73 $5.63 $5.61 $5.58 $5.55 $5.53 $5.18 $4.90 $4.36
3.5" $18.45 $10.70 $6.19 $6.16 6.14 $6.11 $6.08 $5.70 $5.39 $4.79
3.75" $19.93 $11.77 $6.82 $6.78 $6.75 $6.72 $6.69 $6.27 $5.93 $5.27
4" $21.52 $12.94 $7.50 $7.46 $7.42 $7.39 $7.35 $6.90 $6.53 $5.80

Soft Enamel Challenge Coins Cost

Pricing includes everything except taxes – even expedited shipping. No hidden fees.

Mold Setup Fees    Molds are FREE on all orders over 300 pieces    (on coins up to 2.5″)

1 Side 2 Sides Order 300+ Coins
1.5" $45.00 $95.00 FREE
1.75" $58.50 $115.00 FREE
2" $70.00 $135.00 FREE
2.25" $80.00 $160.00 FREE
2.5" $90.00 $180.00 FREE
2.75" $105.00 $200.00 -
3" $115.00 $225.00 -
3.25" 115 225 -
3.5" 125 250 -
3.75" 125 250 -
4" 150 300 -

Challenge Coin Plating Options

gold-plating

Gold-Plating

Nickel-Plating

Nickel Plating

Sliver-plating

Sliver Plating

Antique-Gold

Antique Gold

Antique-Nickel

Antique Nickel

Antique-Silver

Antique Silver

Antique-Copper

Antique Copper

Antique- bronze

Antique Bronze

copper-plating

Copper Plating

Additional Challenge Coin Options

Standard-Flat-Edge

Standard Flat Edge

Rope-Edge

Rope Edge

Oblique-Edge

Oblique Edge

Spur Edge

Spur Edge

Flat-Weave-Bevel-Edge

Flat Weave Bevel Edge

Cross-Cut-Edge

Cross Cut Edge

Options & Accessories

velvet-bag

Velvet Bag

PVC-Pouch

PVC Pouch

Velvet-Case-Coin

Velvet Case Coin

Acrylic Case

Acrylic Case

Coin-Capsule

Coin Capsule

Plastic-Stand-Coin

Plastic Stand Coin

CIA Challenge Coin Designs

The design of CIA challenge coins varies greatly, allowing for customization and creativity.
1. The Material and Durability:
CIA challenge coins are predominantly made of metal, which adds to their durability and provides a substantial weight that makes them feel prestigious in the recipient’s hand.
2. Customization:
One of the most fascinating aspects of CIA challenge coin designs is the ability to customize them according to the occasion or the recipient’s role. These custom enamel pins often feature engravings, unique emblem designs, and personalized messages that commemorate significant events or achievements within the CIA community.
3. Manufacturing Process:
The manufacturing of CIA challenge coins is a meticulous process that requires precision and attention to detail. The process typically involves metal casting, die-striking, or etching, depending on the intricacy of the design. Each step is executed with precision to ensure the final product meets the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship.
4. Painted vs. Unpainted Designs:
CIA challenge coins come in both painted and unpainted variations. Painted coins offer an opportunity to infuse vibrant colors into the design, enhancing its visual appeal. On the other hand, unpainted coins showcase the raw beauty of the metal, exuding a sense of elegance and sophistication. The choice between painted and unpainted designs often depends on the specific preferences of the CIA unit or the significance of the event being commemorated.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can we get our company's logo engraved on the product?

Of course, customers can order additional logo engraving services for our metal and PVC materials items.

Can I receive my products more quickly than the usual turnaround time?

We provide accelerated services; customers who wish to have their orders produced more quickly need just pay an expedited cost in order to do so.

How do I send you my original artwork?

Vector artwork in Illustrator or.eps file with all fonts converted to outlines or curves is the most desired format. Additionally, we accept files with the extensions.jpg,.pdf,.tiff,.png,.psd, or.bmp (please enlarge artwork four times larger than the pin size). To accurately recreate the colors you need, we strongly advise using PMS Matching System colors in your artwork. Artwork for our digital pins must be 300 dpi or greater.

I don't have any art. Can you help?

Absolutely, yes! With every order, we provide FREE art and design services!

When will I get my stuff when I place my order?

After receiving an order and receiving approval for the artwork, our delivery timeframes typically take between one and four weeks (please refer to the relevant item on this website for the indicated typical delivery times). Nevertheless, depending on the amount, production techniques, or originality of your design needs, some delivery times may change.

What Sets Hard Enamel Challenge Coins Apart from Soft Enamel Coins?

To create distinct design stylings, challenge coins use a variety of methods and coin kinds. Simply described, Hard Enamel are smooth, with the overfilled enamel polished smooth against the metal, whereas Soft Enamel are textured, with the enamel filled below the metal ridges. You can have a coin with soft enamel on one side and hard enamel on the other.

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