Canada is a great nation with ten provinces and three territories. Each province has its own unique culture, history, and landscape. The people of Canada are proud of their country and enjoy celebrating its diversity. There are many events throughout the year that bring Canadians together to celebrate their shared values and traditions.
Custom Coins made for corporate, community and private occasions often reflect the spirit of this nation and its people. Challenge coins come from a military tradition that goes back all the way to WWI. The challenge coin is given by one soldier to another, and it represents their unit or service branch.
What is a Challenge Coin?
If you have never seen a challenge coin before, it is very unique in appearance with different designs on each side of it. These coins look like any other ordinary coin except for one detail - there is an emblem of some sort stamped onto either side of these coins which makes them very special.
Provincial Custom Coins
Challenge coins have been popular with the Canadian Forces, Police and Fire Departments for years. Many provinces and municipalities have their own unique coins. If you've never designed custom challenge coins, you can always get inspired by the symbols of the following Canadian Provinces:
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
Custom Coins in 21 Century
Nowadays, more and more people and organizations order corporate coins, recognition coins and custom medallions because of their uniqueness. You can put any text, picture or logo on either coin side. Canadian challenge coins are a great way to show pride for your nation, community, work, or cause and they make great gifts as well!
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The Strike Your Coin Difference
Strike Your Coin has been creating custom challenge coins for almost a decade. We have shipped thousands of custom coins of various sizes and shapes to our customers all over the world. Our team of professional designers makes a unique custom coin artwork that reflects patriotic pride, team spirit, and honor. When created in honor of our great nation, these coins represent inclusion and belonging not only among fellow citizens but all humanity as well. Canadian hospitality brings together people from every walk of life under one roof - the greatest gathering space on earth!
Get Started with Canada Coins
Do you need custom coins to commemorate your service or show off your pride in being a Canadian? Please feel free to fill out the below form on this page today to get your quote.
We'd love to help you create a unique and memorable challenge coin that celebrates Canada!
Being a Canadian company ourselves, making custom challenge coins for other Canadian organizations is always a unique and rewarding experience. We've had the privilege of working with the Canadian Forces, Police and Fire Departments on several occasions, and each time it's been an honor to help create a coin that reflects their team spirit and country heritage.
Our design team is experienced in creating coins that are both unique and memorable. If you're looking to get a set of Canada-themed challenge coins, we would be more than happy to help! Contact us today to learn more.
Custom Challenge Coins inspired by famous Cities of Canada
One of Canada's most important symbols is the Parliament building in Ottawa, which commemorates Canada's confederation. The CN Tower in Toronto depicts Canada's success in architecture and engineering by being one of the tallest freestanding structures in the world. Niagara Falls on the border with New York State reminds us that Canada has an international responsibility to protect its natural beauty while also providing hydroelectricity for millions across North America.
Creating Canada Challenge coins inspired by Canadian cities and their famous landmarks creates a more tight bond with the citizens who are awarded these commemorative coins.
Here is a list of famous city landmarks in Canada that may serve as inspiration for your Custom Challenge Coin:
Parliament Hill, Ottawa
CN Tower, Toronto
Lake Louise at Banff National Park, Alberta
Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick
Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City
Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal
Stanley Park, Vancouver
Calgary Tower, Calgary
Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
Dundurn Castle, Hamilton
Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria
Canada is rich in famous landmarks and you can always search for another symbol that would be more meaningful for your coin project.
Honoring Canadian Armed Forces Brave Defenders
Canadian Armed Forces men and women are brave defenders of our country and its citizens, ensuring Canadian sovereignty. Canada and NATO have a long history of working together. Canada is one of the founding members of the Alliance, and today Canada's commitment to collective defense remains just as strong as it ever has been. Canada may not be a large military power like its allies in Western Europe, but Canada punches above its weight by contributing troops and expertise where needed most: Afghanistan, Libya, Ukraine.
The Canadian Armed Forces have issued a variety of challenge coins, which are designed for members of each branch of the Canadian military:
The Royal Canadian Navy
The Royal Canadian Air Force
The Canadian Army
Canadian Special Operations Forces Command
What is the minimum quantity for a custom coin project?
We have a team of experts who work quickly and efficiently to ensure that you get a quick response with a free custom coin mockup and price quote. You can count on us for any size order, no matter how large or small the project may be! There is no maximum or minimum quantity that we cannot handle.
We have worked with hundreds of complex designs and you will have unlimited revisions before final artwork approval of your coin project.
Get in touch today to learn more about military challenge coins.
Police and firefighters are the first line of defense when it comes to public safety. They put their lives on the line every day to protect us, and we owe them a debt of gratitude. Challenge police and firefighter coins and badges can be used as gratitude for what first responders do every day on the job.
Firefighters and police have used challenge coins to commemorate promotions, transfers to new units, retirements, and a slew of other instances of outstanding service.
It's difficult to overstate the importance of first responders. Even though every city relies on them, it's frequently a tough job. Any first responder would be honored to be awarded a challenge coin as a thanks-for-your-service gesture.
Strike Your Coin would be happy to work with any Canadian law enforcement agency to create unique and memorable custom Canada Canada Challenge Coins and Badges including:
Canadian National Police
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Ontario Provincial Police
Halifax Regional Municipality
Quebec provincial police
The North Bay Police Service
The Canadian National Police Service
Parks Canada Park Wardens
First Nations Police
York Regional Police
British Columbia Sheriff Service
Toronto Transit Commission Transit Enforcement Unit
Alberta Sheriffs Branch
Contact Strike Your Coin today and share your coin ideas. We'll message you back within 24 hours with free coin artwork and a price quote.
Custom Coin Customization Options
All our coins are made to last a lifetime because they're designed to withstand the test of time. One side may include your unit logo or slogan, while the other can contain a short thank you message that is easily customizable. Each completed custom challenge coin might have a laser engraving of an employee's name or a sequencing number for an added personal touch.
To give it a more premium feel and look, each challenge coin can be placed into a velvet presentation box. Such challenge coin awards will be kept for ages.
We make it easy to create Custom Challenge Coins
And here is what our customers say:
I had very short notice to design and mint some coins during the holiday season. When I gave them my desired delivery date, they clearly explained the latest that we could submit the design. They also helped me flesh out some ideas before finally deciding on a final one. They were very responsive even throughout the holidays, and were able to help design, mint, and deliver the coins just in time for Christmas. Thanks for all the help!
Daniel de Sao Jose - Google Cloud Team
Strike Your Coin was a fantastic help to the Terry Fox Secondary after-grad committee in creating a special momento for the Grad Class of 2020 during the disappointing cancellation of all of the usual grad celebrations due to Covid 19. Artur designed a fantastic coin using the input we had given him and went above and beyond to ensure they were manufactured and delivered in time for the schools alternate drive thru commencement. Not a simple task considering the short turn-around time! The coins are stunning and will be a meaningful keepsake that the grads will have for years to come. Thank you Artur for your hard work and contribution to what will turn our to be a very memorable grad after all!
Tricia Fung - Terry Fox Secondary School
Brief History of Canadian Police
The police have always been an important part of Canadian society. They play a crucial role in keeping our communities safe and secure. The history of the police in Canada is fascinating, and their role in the country has evolved over time.
The Toronto Police Service was founded in 1835, and Quebec city and Montreal followed suit in 1838 and 1840, respectively, based on the Metropolitan Police Act of England. The creation of provincial police forces throughout eastern Canada occurred in 1867.
Over the years, the police force grew and changed dramatically. In 1868, the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) was formed. This national police force played a key role in safeguarding our borders and enforcing laws across Canada.
Commander Coins for Canadian Police Leadership
Challenge coins are a great way to show appreciation for police leadership. The tradition of challenge coins is one that has been adopted from U.S. militaries, and it is a common facet in virtually every military organization. Challenge coins can represent specific units within military organizations or law enforcement teams, and they can be quite unique. However, the most valued type of challenge coin is known as the “commander coin”. These personalized coins are one-of-a-kind since they frequently include unofficial emblems, mottos, and mascots that aren't part of the official regalia.
A commander's coin is a great honor that most people will never experience. These medallions are awarded to military and police leaders for going above and beyond in the line of duty. On rare occasions, such police challenge coins are commissioned to an entire group or unit for completing an important mission.
A commander's coin is a wonderful gesture for military senior leadership to show their appreciation for a spectacular job on the spot. It's more than a simple thank you or pat on the back; it's something tangible to remember the moment by. Some veterans keep a collection of challenge coins in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Every coin has a unique significance for them, whether it's to commemorate a particular mission or honor a personal milestone.
Why order coins from Strike Your Coin?
Strike Your Coin is located in Ottawa, ON, and has been making custom challenge coins for nearly a decade. We have minted thousands of military coins as well as corporate coins, and we can't wait to hear your coin ideas. Every custom coin undergoes manual quality control and we're confident that you will be happy with our product.
Our customer satisfaction team is ready to assist you throughout the whole coin production process.