Central Ohio Fire Museum Coin Spotlight

Central Ohio Fire Museum Coin Spotlight

Honoring the firefighters of Central Ohio

Firefighter challenge coins have become a popular tradition for departments across the country. These unique tokens are a remarkable way to commemorate the heroism of firefighters everywhere. Challenge coins are personalized, boasting images and symbols representing the courage, dedication, and bravery it takes to be a firefighter. 

At ChallengeCoins4Less.com, we have created and produced firefighter challenge coins of all kinds. We have designed custom challenge coins for fire departments nationwide for nearly twenty years, and we understand their meaning. We recently worked with the Central Ohio Fire Museum to create a custom challenge coin for guests. 

This particular challenge coin has a classic aesthetic and features a great example of contrasting colors. The coin's design is simple, informative, and concise, boasting a clean layout with well-defined features. The design is an ideal thank-you item offered to patrons and supporters. 

The Central Ohio Fire Museum is located in Columbus, Ohio, honoring firefighter history and firefighte’s past and present. The museum was founded in 1983 by a group of Columbus firefighters to preserve the history of firefighting. The museum includes a collection that retraces the steps of firefighters, providing insight and information about the day-to-day lives in the firehouse. Exhibits include examples of hand-drawn, horse-drawn, and motorized fire equipment, providing guests with a look into the past of firefighting. 

Honoring The Past

Custom challenge coins are detailed with information and have a specific purpose. This outstanding coin is a simple, sharp design representing the Central Ohio Fire Museum flawlessly. The coin features a standard round shape with a vastly different look from front to back. The antique gold plating on the coin contrasts the color used on the front while accenting the text that adorns the back of the coin. The use of color makes the logos and symbols stand out on the front, while the back features sharp, legible text.

The front of the coin includes the Central Ohio Fire Museum logo in the center over a dark blue backdrop. The logo consists of various vintage fire equipment in white and red, while a bold red border contrasts the central design. The border includes text that reads "Central Ohio Fire Museum.” The imagery and text are balanced and sized perfectly to fit the coin.

Round challenge coin with fire signal devices in center. Signals red, gold, white on blue background. Red border wih Central Ohio Fire Museum letters in gold.

The reverse side of the coin features a much simpler approach and aesthetic. The back features no color, letting the antique gold base accent the text. The text reads, "Thank you for supporting the Central Ohio Fire Museum." The embossed text adds texture to the coin, contrasted by a flat background that makes it stand out. The coin's reverse side also incorporates a thin border along the edge that encircles the text.

Antique gold coin featuring text: "Thank You for Supporting the Central Ohio Fire Museum"

​​The Central Ohio Fire Museum challenge coin is a timeless-looking coin with detailed elements with a purpose.  The design is precise and informative, representing the museum and serving as an excellent gift for donors, supporters, and guests. We take pride in creating challenge coins that honor the history of firefighters and their role in keeping our communities safe.

Jesse Daugherty

Jesse Daugherty


Hello, I'm Jesse Daugherty, a music enthusiast, sports aficionado, and an avid supporter of the arts. I'm a writer and content creator. For the past 5 years, I've shared my knowledge of custom challenge coins and other promotional products, exploring their designs, meaning, and purpose.