Sometimes, many buyers have questions when customizing challenge coins. Which plating should I choose? They all look the same and how to distinguish them? Here I’ve selected some popular plating colors that are quite similar to me. For those people who have a hard time differentiating the colors, they can follow this guide of different plating colors.
1) Gold / Fake Gold / Matte Gold / Foggy-painted Gold / Antique Gold
Gold: It is pure gold color without any other color. An elegant color that can be used in many upgraded gatherings!
Fake Gold: Most buyers will choose it because it is shinier. It is sometimes called rose gold as well. A little mosaic gold color in Jewelry. (Note: Rose Gold can be plated with yellowish or reddish colors)
Matte Gold: It is a yellow color without a shiny surface. An unobtrusive way to show off your custom coins!
Foggy-painted Gold: It has fine particles on the surface so the surface of challenge coins with foggy- painted gold is not smooth!
Antique Gold: It is a vintage color, making your custom challenge coins look like a true relic.
2) Bronze / Matte Bronze / Antique Bronze
Bronze: It is a kind of green color with a shiny appearance.
NOTES: it is easy to be mixed with gold.
Matte Bronze: It is slightly green without a shiny appearance.
Antique Bronze: It is a vintage green color like rust.
3) Silver / Matte Silver / Foggy-painted Silver/ Antique Silver
Silver: It is a gray color with a shiny appearance, making you challenge coins more delicate.
Matte Silver: It is a pewter color without a shiny appearance.
Foggy-painted Silver: It has some fine particles on the surface. When you touch it with your finger, you will feel slight friction.
Antique Silver: It looks like the color of dust. Antique silver is a deeper tone color than the other three.
4) Nickel / Matte Nickel / Antique Nickel / Black Nickel
Nickel: Its color is deeper than silver. The color is bright white with a slight yellow. It is shiny.
Matte Nickel: It is gray with a little white. NOT SHINY!
Antique Nickel: It is black with shiny on the surface.
Black Nickel: It is deep dark with shiny on the surface.
5) Copper / Matte Copper / Antique Copper
Copper: It is orange with a shiny surface. Like red-hot iron!
Matte Copper: It is orange without a shiny surface.
Antique Copper: The colors are red and black, and the effect is old.
Chrome: It is light white with a little blue color. It is much white than a shiny nickel.
Different plating can be used in your custom made coins to get the perfect effect. You have known the different color of plating, come to order challenge coins!