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A Perfect Match for Dog Tags and Challenge Coins

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Did you know that challenge coins can be designed to look like dog tags? Dog tags were originally used in the military to provide vital information about a soldier, such as a name, blood type, religion, and so on. They've become something of a novelty for both soldiers and civilians over the years. With the new challenge coin design options, dog tags can now display a variety of creative images and symbols. Knowing the design options available to you will assist you in creating the ideal challenge coin dog tag.

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Service in the military Dog tags is used by people all over the world. Every country's dog tags have one thing in common: they are used to provide vital information to each soldier.

Going back to the American Civil War, soldiers realized they needed some kind of identification if they were mortally wounded in battle. This way, their family members could bury them. Because they did not have personalized dog tags, soldiers would attach a piece of paper with their names and addresses to the back of their coats. Others would etch their personal information on the back of a belt buckle.

Following the Civil War, it became evident that there was a need to give soldiers a means of identification. Dog tags became regular military gear at that time. Dog tags have been issued in every major American conflict since then, including:

• World War I

• World War II

• Vietnam


When looking for challenge coins in the shape of a dog tag, there are various factors to consider. One of the first things you should consider is how you want to carry your dog tag. Dog tag-shaped challenge coins can be attached to a key chain, worn around your neck, or just carried in your pocket. A fun new trend is to have your challenge coin dog tag made like a bottle opener. It all comes down to personal preference.

The shape of your tag is also very essential. You may want to explore the following classic shapes of dog tag challenge coins:

• Rectangular

• Oblong

• Octagon

• Hexagon

After you've decided on its purpose and shape, think about how you want to exhibit your chosen design. There are two ways to display designs on dog tag challenge coins:

• Horizontal

• Vertical

The horizontal display is ideal for tags with large images or emblems, whereas the vertical design has a teardrop shape that many collectors appreciate. To determine which one is best for you, consider the imagery you want to appear on your dog tag. There are numerous styles to choose from.

Classic Symbols

Dog tag challenge coins can be designed in the same way that traditionally shaped challenge coins are. Among the classic designs are: Click here for Sublimation Metal Souvenir Engraved Military Challenge Coin.

• Military branch seals (e.g. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Joint Chief of Staff)

• American Eagle

• Business card with owner’s signature and business address

• Engraving a special date in history to honor heroics, hard work, and accomplishments

Dog tag challenge coins are frequently used to commemorate a special occasion or to recognize unity and friendship among members of an organization. Whatever the purpose of your dog tag, make sure it incorporates the moment's unique elements.


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