Challenge coins hold a unique value of their own. While their worth may not be measured in monetary terms, they carry a significant historical significance.
These coins are employed to acknowledge and commemorate special accomplishments, promotions, and membership within the American military.
The presentation of challenge coins can take various forms, but it should always be done with the intention of showcasing the aesthetic beauty of your collection of challenge coins.
Selecting the perfect display for your challenge coin collection depends on your personal preferences, the number of coins you have, and the intended location of the display.
Etsy.com is an online marketplace where users can both sell and purchase various products, including different types of challenge coin displays. The price range for these displays can vary significantly, starting from a few dollars and going up to $600 or more, depending on the design and materials used.
While not all challenge coins are military-oriented, the majority of them do have military significance. Many online businesses specialize in providing displays for challenge coins and poker chips, making it easier for collectors to find suitable options.
If you have the patience and the willpower, you can build your own display for your challenge coins. You can find this DIY tutorial on Youtube.com
by the channel “HonestWork Designs”.
Here are the instructions on building what they call a “ply-spangled” coin display, shaped like the American flag.
• Cut three different size strips of wood to use as the flag’s stripes.
• Joint and plane all three strips of wood
• Take the wider strips, and cut about a quarter-inch trough about 3/8 inch away from its edge
• Using a router, round the lower edge of the same side of the strip
• Begin to stack and glue your strips of wood. Alternate the sizes of wood to create the illusion of alternating stripe colors
• As you stack and glue, keep in mind that this is also where your challenge coins will be held
• Cut a square gap in the top left corner using a band saw. Imagine that this is where the stars if the flag will be
• Cut 3/8-inch wood into 5/8 strips, to stack and glue onto each other in the square gap
• Trim the uneven edge and round the edges
• Glue the wooden flag to the backing
• After sanding the entire flag, seal the display using a semi-gloss of your choice.
For a more detailed explanation on how to build this display, click here to watch the video demonstration. Be sure to comment on how you achieved your own collection of challenge coins, and how you display them.