Challenge Coins Do Not Have to Be Double Sided

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When you think of a challenge coin, you normally assume that it has two sides.  That doesn’t have to be the case.  A growing trend we have seen a lot lately is to manufacture single sided challenge coins.  These custom items are utilized in various scenarios which we have decided to highlight below.

Here are some examples of how single sided challenge coins can be incorporated into another object’s design:

Plaques- They can be used in plaques for awards and retirement ceremonies where only one side of the challenge coin is displayed at a time.  Some of our customers opt to create to single sided challenge coins based off a double sided coin they have made.  Using the two single sided coins, they mount them on the plaque so that people can see both sides of the coin as it would appear in its original form.

Knives and Furniture- Another popular use is to create a custom shape single side challenge coin as an emblem to use on another product.  Some examples of what our customers have used them for are on knives or furniture as a way of displaying the company’s name and other important information.  This extremely inventive way of branding stays fresh in the mind of the people that purchase these items.

All About Coins can manufacture the other side of the challenge coin using a mesh pattern.  This option allows you to create a better bond when applying an adhesive to your one sided challenge coin.

Examples of Ways to Customize Your Challenge Coins

Here are just a few of the ways that you can further customize your one sided challenge coins:

  • Choose a unique size or shape. Challenge coins do not have to be round nor do they have to be small.  They can be any size and shape that you want them.
  • Select a decorative edge. A finishing touch to any challenge coin design, a decorative edge makes a bold statement.  Some of the different styles you can choose from include oblique line edge, cross cut edge, bezel edge, and rope edge.
  • Add a 3D emblem. A realistic looking image can enhance a single sided challenge coin and make it stand out against a plaque or piece of furniture.

These are just a few of the suggestions that we have in mind.  If you are looking for something a little more different, contact us right away.  We can be reached by phone by dialing 1-800-667-5931, emailing or visiting our website at  You can view examples of the different styles of challenge coins that we offer by viewing our gallery.  As always, we offer a no obligation free quote and complimentary shipping to our customers.  That’s just one more reason why ordering from All About Coins has its benefits.

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Matt Duncan has 11 articles online

Matt Duncan is the go-to-guy for custom challenge coins. As a manager and driving force behind All About Coins, and years of experience under his belt, he brings the knowledge and unique perspective necessary to perfect an amazing custom challenge coin.


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This article was published on 2011/02/23