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Shellback Challenge Coins

Shellback Challenge Coin is a type of commemorative coin that recognizes and honors the naval tradition of crossing the equator and becoming a “Trusty Shellback.” 

Shellback Challenge Coin typically features a design that represents the ceremony, such as King Neptune and his court or a depiction of the Royal Bath.

Shellback Challenge Coin are often given as a token of appreciation or recognition to those who have completed the crossing of the equator for the first time and have become a Shellback. They can also be used as a way to show pride in one’s naval service or to commemorate a particular naval event or milestone.

Highly valued by military personnel and collectors alike, Shellback Challenge Coins serve as a symbol of pride and membership in an ancient order of the deep.

Shellback Challenge Coins Gallery

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Shellback Challenge Coins Pricing

5 25 50 100 150 200 250 300 Mold Fee
1.5" $15.5 $9.18 $5.56 $3.48 $3.43 $3.21 $3.17 $2.94 $90
1.75" $15.5 $10.13 $6.10 $3.95 $3.90 $3.77 $3.73 $3.39 $115
2" $16.5 $10.58 $6.38 $4.31 $4.26 $4.13 $4.09 $3.85 $140
2.25" $16.5 $12.08 $7.25 $4.87 $4.80 $4.71 $4.66 $4.34 $165
2.5" $17.5 $14.81 $8.86 $5.66 $5.62 $5.46 $5.41 $5.17 $190

Custom Challenge Coin Plating Options

Custom coin plating is a process of applying a layer of metal coating onto a coin or medal to enhance its appearance, durability, and value. This technique involves electroplating a thin layer of gold, silver, copper, or other precious metals onto the surface of the coin to create a unique design and color. 

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Dual Plating

Custom Challenge Coin Process

Custom coin coloring is a process of adding color to a coin or medal to create a unique and personalized design. This technique involves using special paints, enamels, or inks to add color to specific areas of the coin, such as the text, image, or border. The coloring process involves several steps, including applying a base coat, adding the desired colors, and finishing with a protective layer. The result is a vibrant and eye-catching coin that is both attractive and valuable.

 

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Glitter Coin

Custom Challenge Coin Edge Options

The custom coin edge refers to the raised or recessed outer edge of a coin that surrounds the main design. This area is often used to add text, numbers, or other decorative elements that enhance the overall appearance of the coin. Custom coin edges can be plain, reeded, or decorated with various patterns or designs. They can also include a smooth or serrated texture or be shaped in a unique way to match the theme or purpose of the coin.

Standard Edge

Standard Edge

Rope Edge

Rope Edge

Chain Edge

Chain Edge

Reeded Edge

Reeded Edge

Engraving Edge

Engraving Edge

Spur Edge

Spur Edge

Bevel Edge

Bevel Edge

Cross Cut Edge

Cross Cut Edge

Diamond Edge

Diamond Edge

Packaging Options

Presentation options refer to the various ways in which custom coins, medals, and other commemorative items can be displayed or packaged. These options can include custom packaging such as velvet boxes, wooden or acrylic displays, or custom inserts to hold the item in place. Presentation options can also include accessories such as lanyards, keychains, or lapel pins that complement the design of the coin or medal.

PVC Pouch

PVC Pouch

Round plastic case

Round Plastic Case

Velvet Case

Velvet Case

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Black Plastic Holder

Rectangular plastic case

Rectangular plastic case

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Wooden Holder

Custom Pantone Colors

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Since different monitors and screens show colors in different ways, we use Pantone colors to show colors. These are industry standards that don’t change depending on the screen.

The classic style of custom challenge coins gives them a formal look that works for any event or occasion. Add color to your design, especially for corporate coins, if you want it to stand out even more. We don’t charge extra for up to five different colors.

Not sure what color you want exactly? Just name a professional or college sports team or a Fortune 500 company that uses a color you like, and we can look up the Pantone color for you.

The design and symbolism of Shellback Challenge Coins

Shellback Challenge Coins are a popular way to commemorate the Shellback tradition in the United States Navy. These coins feature a wide range of designs and symbols that reflect the rich history and traditions of the Navy, as well as the significance of the Shellback ceremony.

The most common designs found on Shellback Challenge Coins is the image of King Neptune. King Neptune is a mythical figure who is said to rule over the seas, and he is a central figure in the Shellback tradition. On many Shellback Challenge Coins, King Neptune is depicted wearing his crown and holding a trident, surrounded by waves and other nautical imagery. The inclusion of King Neptune on these Shellback Challenge Coins serves as a reminder of the important role that the sea plays in the lives of sailors, and it reflects the deep respect and admiration that sailors have for the ocean.

Many Shellback Challenge Coins feature text that commemorates the occasion. This text may include the name of the ship or squadron, the date of the crossing, and the words “Trusty Shellback” or “Order of the Deep.”

The design and symbolism of Shellback Challenge Coins reflect the deep respect and admiration that sailors have for the Navy and for the Shellback tradition. These coins are an important way to commemorate this tradition and to honor the sailors who have crossed the equator and become Trusty Shellbacks. Whether featuring King Neptune, a turtle, or other nautical symbols, these coins serve as a lasting reminder of the significance of the Shellback tradition in the Navy.

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