With the advent of technology, the possibilities of customizing coins are now almost limitless. Coin enthusiasts now have a wide variety of options to make their coins unique.
However, coming up with the right choices for your customized coins can be quite a dauntless task. Thus, it is important that you understand your options before coming up with a decision.
Having said that, we listed down the most common options our customers decide to help choose the right custom coins for you.
Antique vs. Polished Finishing
One aspect that makes a big difference in your custom coins is the finishing. At Challenge Coins 4 Less, we offer two finishing styles for your coins: antique and polished.
The two finishing styles we offer differ from one another. Each has different advantages and disadvantages depending on your preference. Choosing the right finishing can make a different result to your coins.
For instance, if you combine sandblasted and raised polished metals on a no-color coin, these can sometimes create light tones. These light tones can make small details and texts less visible. If this is the case, we recommend the antique finishing as it makes the details and texts stand out.
On the other hand, polished finishing works best on colored coins. The colors on the coins can prevent the light tones issue from happening.
2D vs. 3D Style
Choosing between 2D and 3D styles can be confusing for customers, so it is important to note the differences between these two before making the important decision.
There are raised and recessed areas on die struck custom coins in both styles. However, in 2D coins, these basically have two levels of metals. In 3D, there are unlimited levels. With multiple planes or levels on raised and recessed area, the 3D mold can be created.
The 3D coins work best for buildings, images of people, statues and other real life 3D objects. However, because of the process in making 3D molds, it is impossible to fill any part of the 3D image with colors. We can only add colors around the coins’ surface.
On the other hand, customers tend to choose 2D for the coloring options.
Colored vs. Not Colored
Another factor that can make or break your coin is the option to put or not put color on it. While some people prefer coloring their coins, others stick with the traditional look for some reasons.
As stated before, colors eliminate the invisible and hard to read areas of polished coins. Filling darker colors around raised polished metals can make the details more visible and the text more readable. A splash of color also highlights some areas of the design. Putting colors on a coin generally increases its visual appeal.
On the contrary, people opting for a traditional look do not want colors on their customized coins. They prefer the antique finishing as it makes the details and texts more visible and easier to read.
Round vs. Custom Shape Cuts
One of the most overlooked aspects of custom coins is their shape. Here at Challenge Coin 4 Less, you can stick with the traditional round coins or get creative with custom shaped designs.
The traditional round coins is good, but custom shaped coins provide a unique and different experience to our customers. Whether you prefer dog tags, emblems or polygons, our modern technology can mold the shape of your desire.
From round coins, we cut away the excesses to create a custom shape. Custom shaped cuts work best for complicated company logos and designs.
Keychain vs. Bottle Opener
With the ability to customize shapes, these coins are now handier than ever. The wonders of modern technology now bring us more useful coins: the bottle openers and the keychain coins.
Bottle openers make great gifts to your drinking buddies. With exquisite designs, these can also make a good keepsake for anyone.
On the other hand, choosing keychain coins as birthday presents is another great idea. These are ideal to attach on your bags as these come with beautiful details suitable for display purposes.
Whatever your choice is, both can be good options for either personal or marketing purposes. You can even engrave your name or the company details to promote anything.
Standard vs. Special Packaging
Packaging is also one of the most overlooked aspects of custom coin designing. Here at Challenge Coin 4 Less, we value how your coins are packaged.
Your special coin deserves an equally special packaging. With that in mind, we offer both our standard and special packaging for your needs. In our standard packaging, your coin will come in a strong yet flexible PVC pouch with no additional cost.
On the other hand, you can choose from the 4 special packaging we offer if you want to make your coins extra special. We have a coin capsule, which is a hard plastic shell, velvet coin pouch with a classic soft velvet feel, acrylic coin case with see-through lid to display your coin and velvet presentation box for a fashionable, high-quality packaging.
Now that you are familiar with the above options, it is time to decide the right choices to make the best custom coins you desire. We promise that whatever choice you come up, we will only do our best to deliver what you need.