Custom coins represent the bonds between the members of the same unit. The unit may be the navy, air force, or the military.
The PVC or polyvinyl chloride pouch and the velvet presentation box are the 2 packaging options for custom coins. The other 2 packaging options are the coin capsule and the velvet drawstring bag.
The PVC pouch can undergo sterilization methods to prevent transferring infection to you. Radiation, steam, and ethylene oxide are the 3 sterilization methods that you can use. The pouch’s transparency allows the coin to be continuously monitored.
The velvet presentation box has an inner foam ring insert. The foam ring insert is where the coin can be placed.
The coin capsule has a snap-together holder that is manufactured from mylar or acrylic. The coin will fit snugly in the holder.
The velvet drawstring bag allows you to quickly take out the coin by losing the drawstring. It also allows you to quickly store the coin by pulling the drawstring. The bag can be cleansed with water and can withstand prolonged usage.
Shapes or Forms
The first 2 shapes that custom coins may have are the square shape and the polygon shape. The other 2 shapes are the round shape and the dog tag shape.
The 2 types of manufacturing processes are the die struck process and the die cast process.
In the die struck process, an industrial hydraulic pressure will be used. The hydraulic pressure will stamp the coin before cutting it out of a coil of metal.
In the die cast process, a coining press, a metal sheet, and a blanking press will be used. The coining press will stamp the design onto a coin. The metal sheet will separate the right-sized coins from the odd-sized ones. The blanking press will cut out the shape of the coin.
Diamond Cut Edges
The standard cut edge, oblique cut edge, and the rope cut edge are the first 3 kinds of diamond cut edges that custom coins may have. The last 2 diamond cut edges are the beveled cut edge and the spur cut edge.
A coin with a plain circumferential border has a standard cut edge. A coin with a circumferential border that looks like the slanted rays of the sun has an oblique cut edge. A coin with a rope cut edge has a circumferential border with a braided effect. A coin with a beveled cut edge has a circumferential border with a wave’s effect. The spur cut edge can be found on a coin that has star-bursts.
The two-tone metal style, polished silver metal style, and the antique copper metal style are the first 3 types of metal styles. The polished brass metal style and the black nickel metal style are the last 2 kinds of metal styles.
A coin with a two-tone metal style has a discolored surface that will thicken overtime. The coin can be used as a mirror and can take a long time for its color to be darker.
A coin with a polished silver metal style has copper, iron, or steel as its constituent. The constituents maintain the shape of the coin. The constituents can also make the coin air-resistant or water-resistant. The coin does not leave smudges on your skin as you rub your finger on it.
A coin with an antique copper metal style has been treated with a toilet cleaner, liver of sulfur, or bleach.
A coin with a polished brass metal style is layered in lacquer to prevent tarnishing overtime.
A coin with a black nickel metal style has an anti-corrosive property like nickel, cadmium, or zinc. An electroplating technique is used to apply the anti-corrosive property onto the coin.