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Custom 3D Challenge Coins

3D challenge coins can allow a greater amount of detail in your challenge coin designs. With multiple layers available, different shapes, physical textures, visual details stand out more clearly than they can on a 2D coin design.

3D Challenge Coins

Add layers of detail that a standard challenge coin cannot. For a more realistic feel on a custom 3D Challenge Coin the levels of height add shadow and detail.


What is 2D vs 3D challenge coin?

The difference is that 2D challenge coins have two levels of metal, the raised and recessed areas (striked and non-striked). While traditional 2D challenge coins offer plenty of room for intricate artwork, a 3D Challenge Coin allows for realistic detail.

Factors to Consider When Designing a 3D Challenge Coin

3D coins allow a greater amount of detail in certain designs. With multiple layers available, different shapes, physical textures and visual details stand out more clearly than they can on a 2D coin design. And with the 3D option, certain design elements such as landscapes can be produced with a higher level of fidelity to the original.

What you gain in these 3D designs, however, can sometimes be lost in color options available in your coin design. And considering the increased amount of materials that go into the creation of these All About Challenge Coins, the cost is also slightly increased. But what you get in return for that slightly increased cost is more than worth it as your custom coin will be able to stand out even more from the crowd.


Another consideration to keep in mind is that these coins will sometimes take a little more time to create than 2D challenge coins. 3D coins require a more elaborate mold, which can take longer to create and more time to perfect before coins go into full production. While many of the 3D challenge coins we help design go over our normal production window of 18 days or fewer, the slightly longer wait gives you a set of coins with an unrivaled amount of depth and detail.


Since the year 2006, our All About Challenge Coins team has been developing custom coin designs for clients all over the world. In that time, we’ve been able to streamline the design process, and have even created a challenge coin design template that our customers can use to keep their ideas organized and ensure we can give you exactly what you want out of your perfect custom coin. Place an order with us today and see for yourself why 3D coins have become such a popular option with our customers.

What to Expect Working With the Best Custom Coin Maker on the Market

We pride ourselves on being the premier free online coin designer, providing the best quality 3D challenge coins on the market. Our All About Challenge Coins team knows you’ve got multiple options to choose from when ordering your custom coins. That’s why we go out of our way to provide the best custom options, 100% quality guarantee and free overnight shipping on all orders.


Couple this with our world-class customer service, and you’ll easily see why All About Challenge Coins has consistently carried an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. If you’re ready to design your own coin, contact us and let one of our specialists get to work bringing your custom 3D coin design to life.

Custom 3D Challenge Coins

We’ve made all kinds of beautiful 2D challenge coins, but if you’re looking for something that will push your design to the next level, 3D is the way to go. While writing down your ideas on our free quote form, be sure to let us know which parts of the design should be crafted in full 3D. You’ll quickly see how this one small change opens the door to a world of possibilities in design.


3D Challenge Coins

One of the best ways to create a lasting keepsake is to invest in 3D challenge coins. These innovative coins are perfect for a wide range of occasions, whether you are honoring new graduates, recognizing the hard work of employees, or welcoming a new member of your organization. You can also customize these coins in an almost countless number of ways to create a unique design. Crafting top-quality coins and meeting the expectations of our customers are just a few reasons why All About Challenge Coins is one of the leaders in the challenge coin industry.



Understanding the Difference Between 2D and 3D Challenge Coins

The vast majority of traditional challenge coins use two levels of metal, which includes raised and recessed areas. However, a 3D challenge coin differentiates itself from 2D challenge coins by allowing for an unlimited number of levels to create ultra-realistic details. A custom designer can easily round edges and create smooth gradations within the raised and recessed areas to create a one-of-a-kind 3D challenge coin.


Which Designs are Best for 3D Challenge Coins?

3D challenge coins are an excellent option to create more depth and layered texture. These 3D challenge coins look best for creating emblems, statues, mascots, or buildings. You can easily create a realistic design with these challenge coins, and they will always remain a long-lasting keepsake.

Here are a few more popular design options for 3D challenge coins.



Antique Coin Plating

One way to highlight the small details and create visual depth is to use antique coin plating for your challenge coins. Antique coin plating is especially visually appealing for 3D coins due to the amount of sculpted edges and sculpted depth.

Complex Logos

Highly-detailed logos are also an excellent option for 3D challenge coins. These challenge coins perfectly bring out visual complexities that look fantastic on sculpted 3D coins. You can easily create a mascot with carved elements for a unique design.

Cut-to-Shape Challenge Coins

Another popular design choice for 3D challenge coins is to use cut-to-shape for a truly unique design. Clients can choose their own design options to create a unique coin that's not available anywhere else. Creating unique 3D challenge coins is a great way to create a valuable memento that will always bring back many memories.



Larger Challenge Coin Sizes

Using larger coin sizes is another popular design option for creating 3D challenge coins. These bigger coins give you the flexibility to highlight small details while also fully taking advantage of the sculpted elements and rounded areas of a 3D challenge coin.

All About Challenge Coins​ offers a wide of challenge coins for individuals, schools, businesses, and much more. We can help you design a 3D challenge coin with ultra-realistic details that will stand the test of time. Our goal is to always offer the best customer service available, as free designs and revisions are available to ensure you are more than satisfied with the results. You can also track your challenge coins at any time to know the exact arrival date of your shipment.

All our coins and medals come with a 100% satisfaction and lowest price guarantee. For more information or to get a free quote contact All About Challenge Coins today at 1-800-667-5931 or send complete our online quote form to learn more about 3D challenge coins!

See What Real Customers are Saying

Fast efficient and beautiful work!

Date of experience: November 10, 2022

Got our proofs and revisions done…

Got our proofs and revisions done quickly! Every single step was super easy and my rep was so nice!

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Seamless process

Team was quick to respond and responsive to feedback on the proof

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I haven't received the pins yet,

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Every order of custom coins includes

Free Artwork

Free Artwork and Design with Unlimited Revisions

Free Proof

Free Full-color Proof Delivered via Email

Fast Production

FAST Production
Shipping in 10-14 Days

Free Shipping

FREE UPS Air Shipping
To US Addresses
(APO Deliveries Extra)

Challenge Coin Plating Options







Black Nickel


Black Metal


Antique Gold

$0.60 Per Coin

Antique Copper

$0.35 Per Coin

Antique Silver

$0.35 Per Coin

Dual Plating

+$0.70 Per Side

Challenge Coin Upgrades

Edge Numbering

Edge Numbering

$0.65 Per Coin

Sequential #

Sequential #

$0.25 Per Side

Cut Outs

Cut Outs

$0.15 Per Cut Out

Epoxy Dome

Epoxy Dome

$0.35 Per Side

Offset Printing

Offset Printing

$100.00 Per Image

Glow in the Dark

Glow in the Dark

$0.25 Per Side

Cloisonné (Hard)

Cloisonné (Hard)

$1.00 Per Coin



Price Size Dependent

Silk Screen

Silk Screen

$19.00 Per Color

3D Mold

3D Mold

$150.00 Per Side
+ $0.15 Per Coin

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