I believe, when you want to hold a race, choosing medals or challenge coins is quite a poser! Reading on, weighing the pros and cons and you will make a wise decision. I will show you by some tables.

1) Design

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Design-About-Medals-and-Challenge-Coins

Notes: Medals can be designed with dual side at GS-JJ. However, this option is chosen by less buyers. Sometimes, engraving in the back side is a way for buyers who want to add extra information.

2) Side

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side-about-medals-and-challenge-coins

3) Shape

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shape-about-medals-and-challenge-coins

Notes: Although side is different, you can still choose different size in custom medals. The shape of custom medals has many styles like streamline, shield type and so on. However, custom challenge coins are chosen to design with round shape in most occasions. With personalization era, the different shape of challenge coins is tried gradually.

4) Price

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Price-about-medals-and-challenge-coins

Notes: If you choose dual side medals, dual side tooling charge is necessary. Because of crafts complexity, challenge coins is a little expensive than medals.

In addition, due to the cheaper labor and stronger cooperation, many buyers will choose Korea manufacturers. So, costs of challenge coins and medals are cheaper than those made in the US.

5) Usage

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Usage-about-medals-and-challenge-coins

6) Size

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Size-about-medals-and-challenge-coins

Notes: That’s not to say, you can’t make custom medals or custom challenge coins in smaller size or bigger size.Those sizes mentioned in the chart are favored by most buyers. After all, customization is up to you!

7) Accessory

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Ancessory-about-medals-and-challenge-coins

Notes: In most cases, ribbon is free at GS-JJ. But if you need to more complex ribbon, you need to pay extra fees.

All in all, choosing medals or challenge coins is up to you. You need to consider purpose, time, design, and budget with your activity. Wish you to choose one for your activity.

 

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