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Help Improve Employee Productivity and Relations

Rewarding employees for a job well done isn’t just good for morale. It’s good for business! Everyone knows happy employees make happy customers. So reward your employees with a custom employee recognition challenge coin that serves as a constant reminder of your appreciation!

Employee recognition programs drive employee engagement, build trust and respect with management, and create positive workplace environments. All that equates to better employee retention and productivity, leading to increased profitability. Help strengthen your team and improve their performance with employee recognition challenge coins.

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What are Employee Recognition Challenge Coins?

It has become customary for military leaders such as platoon leaders and company commanders to reward their team members for extraordinary performance. They’ve found that rewarding excellence positively impacts a team’s overall performance and sense of unity. Like many other traditions, employee recognition coins emerged from military veterans transitioning back to civilian life.

As military personnel transition back into civilian life, they often get jobs with corporations or create their own businesses. Here, they lead teams and reward their employees or team members with employee recognition coins. In the military, challenge coins strengthen teams by rewarding individual members and creating a sense of unity. It should come as no surprise then, that the tradition of challenge coins would have a similar positive impact with corporate teams as there are many parallels between the two. 


Some Appropriate Occasions for Employee Recognition Challenge Coins:

In the military, soldiers are often awarded a challenge coin for things such as important milestones and going above and beyond the call of duty. It’s very much the same in a corporate environment. Here is a list of typical occasions when employees are awarded with a recognition coin:

  • Employee or company anniversaries
  • Acquiring a significant business account
  • In recognition of a raise or promotion
  • Completing a training program
  • Acquiring a new skillset
  • Completing an important project
  • Being recognized as “Employee of the Month”
  • Achieving an important sales or production goal
  • Going above and beyond

Design Your Own Custom Corporate Coin

Our design process was created with our customers in mind. We made it as easy, and straightforward as possible. If you aren’t sure about the design, and would like some professional advice, just mention it in your inquiry and our art and sales teams will help you build your custom challenge coin.

STEP 1: Submit Your Inquiry
There are several different ways to do this. You can submit your inquiry on our website’s quote page, send us an email directly or via one of our website contact forms, or you can simply call us. When you submit an inquiry we will need your personal contact information, a description of the design, and any reference materials you may have. If you just have a rough idea, that’s fine! Let us know and we can work with you on transforming it into a finished product.

STEP 2: The Design Process
Once you get your project idea to us, our talented design team works on mocking up a design for you, and the sales team puts together a quote. It usually takes less than 24 hours to do this, but sometimes it can take up to 48 hours if we’re super busy. Once we’re done, we send the design and quote to your email for your consideration.

STEP 3: Revising and Ordering Your Design
If you would like to see any changes simply reply to your email with the changes you’d like to see and we’ll get started on revising your artwork. If the changes affect the price of your challenge coin, we’ll send you an updated quote as well. Once everything looks good, and you’d like to purchase the design, simply email us and we will send you a link to submit payment.

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Why Partner with Lone Star Challenge Coins?

There are plenty of reasons to partner up with Lone Star Challenge Coins. Not only are we Texas’ #1 challenge coin manufacturer with over 10 years of industry experience, but we understand our customers and know the products we design and create are a source of pride and honor to those who receive them. 

We understand this because we have either lived it ourselves or have people close to us that have. Our sales manager is a USCG veteran, and our art director has a brother who has been serving in the Army for over 12 years. Whether your coin is meant to reward excellence in the line of duty, or to show employee appreciation, we will always work diligently to make sure that its significance shines through in your design.

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J and jarren
J and jarren
10 November 2023
My class spent well over $9,000 on our class coins. First issue, they didn't get them to us in a timely manner. We received them barely in time for graduation. Second, they sent us coins with a misspelled word (brave) as seen in the picture. Third issue, a lot of the spinners came broken, also as seen in the picture. When I reached out to the company, they claim sending replacement coins out at a later date is rectifying of this situation. Very empathetic to the situation at hand overall. Not very professional at all, terrible business practices and they definitely will not receive future business from me nor any recommendations either. Zero stars
M. Wong
M. Wong
27 October 2023
I found this company last year after a recommendation from a friend and I've ordered several times now. What keeps me coming back is the high level of customer service and responsiveness in the projects that have been created. The work product is also great and the quality of the coins, detail and just overall, I am very pleased with. This is my GO TO shop now for coins. Please check them out, you will not be disappointed! PS. Big shout to Corbin for his amazing guest service!
Stephen Ryan
Stephen Ryan
25 October 2023
This company is fantastic! I reached out to them to create a custom shaped coin with custom artwork that they had put together for me. The coins are a Veteran's Day thank you token for those who served at our company. We will definitely be returning for future orders. From start to finish, they were very open with communication, extremely fast to respond to concerns and questions, and lastly delivered something that blew us out of the water. Thank you so much!
Alejandra O'Connor
Alejandra O'Connor
25 October 2023
I ordered challenge coins on behalf of my government agency. Lone Star was easy to work with and did amazing things with the graphics I sent. They turned the artwork around quickly and each time it was better than what we had hoped for. We did have several back and forth messages to get the coin exactly as we wanted it. Our representative was so patient with us and had excellent customer service. We also got the coins in the mail quickly. Working with Lone Star was a wonderful experience end-to-end.
Italy Mair
Italy Mair
18 October 2023
Great service, great communication, and great products! Would definitely recommend them.
Rafael Moronta
Rafael Moronta
13 October 2023
Amazing artwork.. aside from the product what I loved most of our experience was the flexibility to create a coin that’s exceeds your own expectations. Thank you guys so much for making the process seamless and affordable!
5 October 2023
Absolutely fantastic company to work with. Communication was always quick, and the final product looked even better than the proof did. 10/10 would recommend!
26 September 2023
I engaged with Lone star challenge coins to make coins for my fiancé's celebration of life. I was pretty clueless about design, and they provided the perfect design. The coins arrived in time, and we were more than satisfied with the outcome. Their customer service was excellent as well. They guided me (held my hand) throughout the process, and were quick to respond. I cannot say enough about their product and company.
Debbie Avinger
Debbie Avinger
26 September 2023
We are so grateful for the work Lone Star Challenge Coins did for our nonprofit fundraising event! They worked with our budget and gave us medals with ribbons and challenge coins that were better than we expected.
Dan Kiser
Dan Kiser
22 September 2023
Corbin was very combative when I explained that the design provided was not at all reflective of the requests that I provided on the Inquiry form. Based on the customer service alone during that 1 phone call, I am not inclined to pursue any business with this company. EDIT: I spoke to the owner, Mike, and he helped rectify the situation and framed it as a learning opportunity for his team. This is a good reminder that people make mistakes but first impressions matter.
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