Here’s a fun idea: make personalized custom coins for a special event, a gift, or a personal anniversary!
Or, you might be interested in buying or collecting custom coins and adding them to your coin collection.
What is a custom coin?
A custom coin is one that is made with your choice of:
- Some other feature(s)
Once you’ve decided what you want your coin to look like, you simply place the order with the special mint, pay the fee, and you will receive your custom coin(s) in the mail.
Why would you want a custom coin?
Custom coins are popular for companies and organizations to give to employees, customers, inductees, and others.
Custom coins also make fun gifts for any occasion — whether the person collects coins or not.
Are Custom Coins Valuable?
Custom coins fall into a category of coin collecting called exonumia — novelty coins and coin-like objects which are not legal tender.
This is one example:
Here is another example — a personalized wedding coin to celebrate the marriage of two people.
My love for coins began when I was 11 years old. I primarily collect and study U.S. coins produced during the 20th century. I'm a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) and have won multiple awards from the NLG for my work as a coin journalist. I'm also the editor at CDN Publishing (a trusted source for the price of U.S. rare coins), editor at the Florida United Numismatists Club (FUN Topics magazine), and author of Images of America: The United States Mint in Philadelphia (a book that explores the colorful history of the Philadelphia Mint). I've contributed hundreds of articles for various coin publications including COINage, The Numismatist, Numismatic News, Coin Dealer Newsletter, Coin Values, and CoinWeek. I've also authored nearly 1,000 articles here at The Fun Times Guide to Coins — and I welcome your coin questions in the comments below!