One of our biggest selling coins at ChallengeCoins4Less.com is the economically sound die struck coin. They are classic and straightforward, as well as affordable. They also have a slightly faster production time, which certainly adds to the appeal.
One thing we always try to make apparent is the difference in metal styles and the benefits of choosing an antiqued finish as opposed to an ordinary polished one. When there is no color in the die struck coin, the combination of raised polished metal and sandblasted recessed metal can create, in some situations, light tones.
This detail makes text and other small details challenging to read. We recommend moving over to the antique finish, to increase legibility, and to really make those details visible on your coin. We can produce both polished and antique finishes, using a gold, silver, brass, or copper plating style.
A second option is to include color on your custom coins. The combination of polished metal and color filling helps to eliminate the hard to read areas. By filling a darker color around the raised polished metal, this makes for a more precise and more defined look. Color is a great option when considering your own custom design.
As always if you have any questions or concerns with your custom die struck coin design, feel free to contact us. We are always here to help!