While the vast majority of our competitors use zinc alloy castings, we specialize in the production of die struck cartridge brass. This is the same process used by mints who produce numismatic coins (currency). The net result is a far superior product with incredible detail and a substantially higher unit weight.
SGS offers specialty hand-cut and distinctive edges. If you're going to get a custom coin, get one that speaks quality when you hold it in your hand. Get one designed by our professionally trained and highly skilled veteran artists. Our coins get noticed and are carried with honour.
There are two universally accepted sizes of challenge coins - 38mm for a pocket coin or 45mm for a presentation coin. About 98% of our business is 45mm presentation coins. We also offer a selection of display products (Velvet Presentation & Showcase Frames) that fit the 45mm format. See our shop. Please note that when we run your order, we also run (at our cost) a set of 15 coins for sample and archival purposes. The archival coins are all numbered 000 to indicate they are samples - we also buy 5 blank coins as security for you, our client, should you require a replacement down the road.
Using brass as the base metal, we are able to finish the coin in a number of complimentary patinas - with up to 2 finishes on the same coin. Nickel, silver, antique, and 24k gold electroplate.
FREE! Most of our DND and RCMP clients have their custom coins sequentially numbered for accounting and tracking purposes while others engrave regimentals. If you take a coin to a local engraver, the cost is usually between $10-$!2 per coin.
We can produce a basic 'no frills' coin for about 9.97 (38 mm based on 100 pieces). Our 45 mm start @ 10.97 per piece. Economies of scale can dramatically reduce the per unit cost on a large order. Our foundry offers a number of fabulous options to enhance the coin - hand-cut edges, stunning finishes, enamel, printed insets and more - your coin should be a real show-stopper that stands out above the rest!
Minimum initial order is 100 pieces. Re-orders can be in quantities as low as 50 however, the per unit price will be increases as the run set-up costs must be spread over a smaller number of pieces. Dies are made of steel and subject to corrosion after about 3 years if not used and re-greased. Dies can be reconditioned for a nominal fee to extend their life. With regular use (ordering), dies are kept in good working condition.
Please note SGS Marketing designs and produces coins and accoutrements for the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND). Any items shown on this site involving Canadian Forces crests & logos were created specifically for DND. These items are not available for sale to others.
SGS will not ever retail our client's custom-made products .
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