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Our mission here at (SS) Challenge Coins is to provide those who have served in the United States Navy and their families with quality, American made coins to commemorate the decommissioned and active subs of the submarine service. (SS) Challenge Coins is owned and operated by Navy brat, Shelly Saxton, who has made a business out of something close to her heart. What began as a gift to her father, RMCS(SS) Curtiss Gardner USN (Ret.), blossomed into a company that allows her to give back to those who have served our country.

If you don't see your boat here please contact us at . We have many boats that are currently in our request file and we will gladly add yours to our list and will let you know when we get to her.

Our Return Policy:
Our commitment to customer satisfaction remains unwavering with our Return Policy. If you find yourself unsatisfied with any purchase, simply return it to us, no questions asked, and we guarantee a replacement or a complete refund of the purchase price (shipping costs are non-refundable). Please note that personalized and custom-made items are non-returnable, unless they arrive damaged or defective (not due to shipping), in which case we will gladly replace the item you ordered.

Damaged or Lost Packages:
All damaged packages must be reported to us within one (1) business day of receipt. These packages will be reported to the carrier for a damage claim. Please do not discard any packaging or product until all shipping issues have been resolved.

If your package is lost, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can work with you to resolve the issue. We recommend contacting us immediately, but you must contact us no later than 60 days from the date of mailing.

Our contact information:

(SS) Challenge Coins
31889 Marshall Rd
Jacksonville MO 65260-2011

By email:

By phone:
(816) 261-7784 (between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST)


What submarines did Shelly's dad serve on?
Shelly's dad served on five boats during his twenty years in the silent service. They were the USS Trumpetfish SS-425, USS Nathanael Greene SSBN-636, USS Jallao SS-368, USS Pollack SSN-603 and the USS Haddo SSN-604.

What are challenge coins?
History of the Challenge Coin

What is a Bar Room Challenge or Coin Check?
Bar Room Challenge Rules

Do you make custom coins?
Yes, we have made many custom coins for the US Navy, USSVI bases, conventions, boat reunions, museums, fire departments, a few schools, family reunions and even a wedding.

If you're looking for a highly detailed coin of excellent quality, then you've come to the right place. All our custom coins are die cast and not die struck allowing for much greater detail and 3-D effect in your custom coins. You will not find a better made custom coin anywhere. Shipping and handling will vary depending on the quantity ordered.

  • No die cast fees
  • No per color charges
  • 7-9 weeks turn around

  • What do you need from me to start the process?
    All you need to do is send us a simple design via email, and we will do the rest. We just need to know the following when you contact us for a quote request before we begin.

  • Quantity (100 coins is the minimum order)
  • Type of finish (brass, silver or gold)
  • Size of coin (1.5", 1.75" or 2")
  • Color preference (none, one side or both sides)