When you design your own challenge coin and you’re wondering what edging options are out there. You can read below to learn more abouteach one. You should also know that your edging options can be done in both; 2D edging on one or both sides of your coin, 3D custom coin cut edge, or a 3D custom designed edging using your own design
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The twisted diamond cut edge on your custom military coins edge is cut by a special machine which provides the ‘twisted appearance’ to the outer edge of your challenge coin. This type of cut edge can have some sharp burrs, points and ridges to the design. As a result it can scratch and damage other coins if not kept in a protective challenge coin display pouch or hard acrylic case.
A flat wave diamond cut edge on a custom commemorative coin design is named like this because it resembles the waves in the ocean. It has sharp ridges that rise vertically off the coin edge. This type of edge can be machine cut or sculpted into a custom military coin mold.
This type of Criss Cross pattern is cut by our specialized machines into the side edge of your military challenge coins edge. As you can see from the picture above it creates a diamond style grid pattern on the outside edge of your custom challenge coin.
One interesting thing about this type of edging is that it is often mistakenly called a petal cut edge. Some of our competitors will tell clients that they are the same thing. Unfortunately this is as a of their lack of knowledge of their own industry and often because they don’t make your custom challenge coins ‘in house’. As you can see the scalloped cut edge is done with a machine and on a bevel. Supposedly there is supposed to be a similarity to a ‘scallop’ shell, but we just don’t see that….Maybe you do?
If you read our little bit above about scalloped edging you know there is in fact a difference between this type of cut edge and a scalloped cut edge. They do in fact look similar but they are different in the fact that a petal cut edge leave a small thin raised metal line on the outside diameter and side edge of the challenge coin. It’s quite pronounced and easily recognizable and an easy way to tell the difference between a scalloped coin edge and a petal cut challeng coin edge.