Designing Custom Bottle Opener CoinsPosted by All About Challenge Coins | September 12, 2019 at 5:21pm | Topic: Challenge Coins 101
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From the military, police, firefighters, and more, the ability to crack open a cold one with your organization’s custom coin has an undeniable charm. But adding a bottle opener to your challenge coin isn’t as simple as swapping out colors or changing your plating choice. Whether cutting out your coin or shaping the edge into the shape of a bottle opener, bottle opener coins face unique challenges to their design. However, with a little planning and a few of our key pointers, AllAboutChallengeCoins will get you on the way to creating a custom bottle opener coin.
Getting Started With Custom Bottle Opener CoinsNeed a quick primer on how a bottle opener is added to a coin? Hit our product page for a full review. But for the purposes of this blog post, here’s what you need to know:
- A bottle opener can be internally or externally added. External bottle openers are shaped along the edge of a coin as part of its overall shape. Internal challenge coins are cut out from the coin’s center and need to be at least 2” to have enough leverage to catch a bottle cap and comfortably flip it open. Meanwhile, external challenge coins require a very specific shape to the coin’s edge precluding you from some of our customization options for the coin edge.
- Bottle openers change the shape of a coin. Whether you choose an internal or external bottle opener, your coin design will need to accommodate the shape of a lever into its design. How well you integrate your design with that shape decides how well crafted your coin’s going to look.
- Size can matter. You’ll need some leverage on your coin if you want to actually open a bottle with it and going for about 2” is usually the most comfortable size for custom bottle opener coins. Not to mention, it’ll give you more space to make up some of the surface area you lost accommodating the bottle opener in the first place.