Posted on Jun 19, 2020 by Calder Dougherty
When it comes to customizing your challenge coins, the possibilities are almost endless. Our factories produce every order from scratch to your exact specifications, down to the tiniest detail. We don’t stamp from pre-cut blank coin molds – we are craftsmen that take time and pride in making sure your design is flawless, and that means crafting a custom mold for every order. In doing so, we afford you the opportunity to explore a world of different options and elements to construct your very own perfect coin.
One of the best ways to make sure your coin stands apart is through a custom diamond-cut edge. Below are some of the most popular patterns we offer:
Arguably the most common diamond-cut edge design, the rope cut is popular among the Navy, Coast Guard, and other government agencies. The clean diagonal impressions mimic the pattern and feel of braided rope and make any design look classy and professional.
When we say ‘diamond-cut edges,’ we’re referring to the process by which the coin’s edge is engraved. Many people confuse this with the cross cut edge, and it’s easy to see why! The cross cut turns your coin’s edge into a ring of diamonds encircling your design, making for a stunning custom finish.
The wave cut is another popular pattern, and can sometimes be deceptive. The edge is scalloped out to resemble the crests and troughs of a wave, resulting in an undulating, unique finish.
The petal cut, otherwise commonly known as the slash cut, is a beautiful and underrated edge we offer. Semicircular divots are carved just beneath the rolling edge of the coin to give depth and character to otherwise plain designs.
Almost everyone knows what a reeded edge is – they just don’t know what to call it! Our very own currency employs a reeded edge, most famously along the rolling edge of the quarter. While this option isn’t as immediately apparent as the others, it gives your coin an understated, classy, and patriotic finish.
While diamond-cut edges are an easy way to spruce up a regular round coin, the options don’t stop there. When we say custom, we mean it! Your coin doesn’t have to adhere to a standard shape or dimensions. Just let us know what you have in mind for your design and we’ll find the best way to accommodate you!
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