Condor Creations Lapel Pins

All of our Custom Coins are of high quality Brass, and plated with either Gold or Silver metal color.

Coins are custom created with your logo or design
Basic Price includes up to 7 colors PER SIDE.
Each Coin is stamped and colored on both sides
Colors can be different on each side
Reeded Edge (similar to a U.S. quarter) at just 20¢ additional, per coin.
Average delivery is about 26-28 calendar days
The most common sizes are 1 1/2" and 1 3/4"

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Antique Gold Plating

Antique Gold Plating

Antique Gold Plating
Epola Coins
coin with reeded edge

Free Beveled Recessed Edge included on all coins produced by Condor Creations.

Coins are produced with a standard smooth edge (similar to a U.S. nickel), however a "reeded edge" (similar to a U.S. quarter) is available for just 20¢ additional per coin.

Coin Options

Individual Plastic Containers are available
Coins can be Individually numbered
Antique Metal is available
Epoxy covering is offered as an option, but not recommended


During World War 1, American volunteers from all parts of the country filled the newly formed flying squadrons. Some were wealthy scions attending colleges such as Yale and Harvard who quit school in mid-term to join the war. In one squadron, a wealthy lieutenant ordered medallions struck in solid bronze and presented them to his unit. One young pilot placed the medallion in a small leather pouch that he wore about his neck.

Shortly after acquiring the medallions, the particular pilot's aircraft was severely damaged by ground fire. He was forced to land behind enemy lines and was immediately captured by a German patrol. In order to discourage his escape, the Germans took all of his personal identification except for the small leather pouch around his neck. In the meantime, he was taken to a small French town near the front. Taking advantage of a bombardment that night, he escaped. However, he was without personal identification.

He succeeded in avoiding German patrols by donning civilian attire and reached the front lines. With great difficulty, he crossed no-man's land. Eventually, he stumbled onto a French outpost. Unfortunately, saboteurs had plagued the French in the sector. They sometimes masqueraded as civilians and wore civilian clothes. Not recognizing the young pilot's American accent, the French thought him to be a saboteur and made ready to execute him. He had no identification to prove his allegiance, but he did have his leather pouch containing the medallion. He showed the medallion to his would-be executioners and one of his French captors recognized the squadron insignia on the medallion. They delayed his execution long enough for him to confirm his identity. Instead of shooting him they gave him a bottle of wine.

Back at his squadron, it became tradition to ensure that all members carried their medallion or coin at all times. This was accomplished through challenge in the following manner - a challenger would ask to see the medallion. If the challenged could not produce a medallion, they were required to buy a drink of choice for the member who challenged them. If the challenged member produced a medallion, then the challenging member was required to pay for the drink. This tradition continued on throughout the war and for many years after the war while surviving members of the squadron were still alive.

We proudly continue this tradition today with the challenge coin.

Reprinted from a Kelly AFB Dining Out Presentation

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