The custom challenge coins are minted in several different materials which include expensive metals like gold, silver, platinum, etc. It is very important for these coin owners keep them safely and enjoy the appreciation of others for owning such beautiful collection of coins that have been awarded them for their acts of bravery at different occasions. The expensive material coins are definitely not used for advertisement of any product.

Many people are crazy about collecting different kinds of coins. Most of the coins are a part of the different historic periods which remind of different cultures. Many achievements and historical things are depicted on the coins. Most of the coins relay the achievements and heroism of many people.

It is very important to keep the custom challenge coins in a safe environment. Most of the custom coins are kept in albums that are specially made in coins. The special albums help in keeping the coins in such a way that both their sides can be seen without having to take them out of the album all the time. This helps in saving the coins from being scratched, rusted or ruining their surface. All those people who have a way of saving their precious coins collect all kinds of special albums that are made of the coins and then they keep the albums in special boxes to maintain their preciousness. These albums are flimsy sheets of paper that have clear pockets on both sides. This way the coins can be easily viewed from the front and back without having to take them out of the pocket.

The challenge coins have been a part of the history of the world since the World War I. Most of the people who love to collect coins know about the history of these coins. These coins were used by the officers to challenge each other after the First World War at the bars.

An officer challenged the other to produce custom challenge coins or a single coin from his pocket or he would have to buy a round of drinks for all, in case he could show a coin then the challenger would have to buy the round of drinks for all.

These coins proved to be an identification mark during the World War II. Most of the officers who lost their way and came upon the border showed the custom challenge coins to prove their identity as the officers on the border could not prove by looking at them if they belonged to their country or not.

The coins were kept in a soft leather pouch that was worn around the neck for safety and these coins were to be kept by the officers at all times so that they could serve the purpose whenever needed. The custom challenge coins could not be spoiled in any way by trying to alter the shape or boring a hole in it to tie it around the neck. They had to be kept in their original form at all times because they lost their importance if they were altered.