Oxford offers full service custom minting in Alaska. We can create custom coins and medallions for your special occasions or gifts.
Creating Custom Coins in Alaska
Medallions and minted coins can increase in value over the years and can become lasting mementos or collectors items. They can be used in a variety of ways.
- Fund raisers
- Employee anniversaries and incentives
- Promotional and advertising events
- Visitor souvenirs or Redeemable tokens
- Corporate gifting
- Commemoratives and Keepsakes
- Personal anniversaries and Religious or inspirational items
Any design can be reduced and used in the creation of your minted product or custom coins. However a small piece with an intricate design may be difficult to render. Options for your design may include but not limited to:
- Business Logos
- Landscapes or Architecture
- Animals, People or Symbols
- Portraits or Landmarks
In addition to the above, options for lettering could be names, slogans, mottos, events, locations, dates, advertising or a simple message.
These medallions can be made from precious metals, such as minted silver and gold, or base metals, such as bronze, copper and nickel silver. We do a beautiful job of antiquing brass, which is especially helpful when making key chains so that they stay looking beautiful even when handled.
Artwork & Design Services
Camera ready artwork (4” X 6” minimum) is helpful but not necessary. Business cards, drawings, photographs, or your written concept roughly sketched to give us an idea of placement of subjects and lettering can also be used. Digital images such as a JPEG TIFF file should be 6” X 6” minimum with a resolution of at least 300 dpi. However for greater accuracy an actual photograph would be best. Since your medallion would be created from an 8” plaster sculpt, any artwork provided should be large enough to fit into this format.
When creating your custom coins, you have the choice of several special surface finishing options which include,
- Complete gold or silver plating
- Select gold plating
- Clear coating
Surface Quality & Finishing of Mint Coins
The quality standards of surface finishing which can be requested are
- Brilliant Un-circulated (BU)
Other options are available on request and can include serial numbering, edge lettering or edge numbering, and sequential marking on the edge or face of the piece.
Packaging of Custom Coins
We offer a range of packaging presentation items designed to enhance and display your precious metal, gold or silver minted product. Some of which are:
- Clear plastic flips
- Acrylic capsules
- Leatherette boxes
Mint Coins Timeline & Cost
When we receive your design ideas, an account representative will provide you with the exact cost of your dies. Die costs range from $250 to $1350 per side and is dependant on design details. Sculpting of the plaster model begins when you approve the layout artwork and a minimum of 50% of the total die cost is received. Usually the timeline for completion of your medallions is 4 to 6 weeks.
Terms and conditions with regard to metal supply depend on current market prices or alternatively metal can be supplied by the customer. Please contact us for details.
Contact us today at (800) 693-6740 for more information on custom coins.