Patriot Challenge Coins was recently interviewed by VoyageATL magazine under local small businesses in the Atlanta, GA area.  Here is the story of our challenge coin company.


Today we’d like to introduce you to Brett Lynch.

Brett Lynch - Owner of Patriot Challenge Coins

Brett, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.

What started out as way to make supplemental income has turned out to be a satisfying business venture. I am a Navy Veteran with over 12 years of military service. During my time in service, I collected challenge coins from various military units and personnel that I served with. After a parachute accident, I was medically retired and proceeded to find a new career outside the military.

While going to film school, with my experience as a Navy SEAL, I found acting on television to be both beneficial and therapeutic. I got to work on some of the biggest television shows like Cold Case, Bones, Jericho, NCIS, and Criminal Minds. In addition to acting, I also lended my military expertise as an advisor to both NCIS and Criminal Minds. While working in film and television I always carried a challenge coin with me to hand out to individuals I had worked with and admired. Some of those people include Michael Bay, Tom Cruise, Josh Duhamel, Christopher McDonald, Esai Morales, and David Boreanaz.

In 2014, my wife and I had our first child and decided to move somewhere more cost-effective and conducive to raising a family. While still having the opportunity to work in film and television, we chose Atlanta, GA. Although my wife was able to find work pretty quickly, getting into the Georgia film scene was not so easy; to tell you the truth, I enjoyed being able to stay home and raise my son too. The next goal was to find something I could do to supplement income.

One day a talk with a veteran friend of mine suggested I design challenge coins. I immediately fell in love with the idea and began reaching out to my military friends and family to see who was interested. A little over 2 years later we are growing and continue to make challenge coins for not only military personnel, but for non-profit companies, weddings, retirements, memorials, and sporting events/races.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?

Running a challenge coin business is a continual struggle and challenge. Like any retail business, you are continually trying to get your name out there and find new customers and clients. Challenge coins are a small niche and some companies out there have been making coins for many more years than us. Most of our business comes from custom orders, but to be competitive you need to have your own coins to sell as well. We are always thinking of new and unique coins to bring to the market that will help separate us from others in our industry. This means that I have to continually research big events and centennial type celebration ideas that are coming up in the future. Being the first to present an exclusive challenge coin to the market is the difference in being successful or not. Like all ideas, some work out great while others are flops; it’s a continuous gamble and as a small business we don’t have a lot of money to afford losses.

Patriot Challenge Coins – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?

What makes our company work well is that I get to do what I love and that is be an artist and design. My business partner handles the financial side of the house; he is great to talk with and bounce ideas off of. I am proud of the fact that we are able to help companies and individuals create something that they can be proud to hand to someone. I like to say that our challenge coins are more effective than a business card and more meaningful than a greeting card.

There are a few qualities that set our company apart from other challenge coin companies. First, we offer 100% satisfaction of our product, after all what good is a memory if it doesn’t last. Secondly, we are the only company that offers 3d artwork to our customers, giving them a better idea of what their finished coin will actually look like. All other challenge coin companies give their clients 2d, one-dimensional artwork that visually fails to show what is raised and recessed on the coin. Although this process takes a little longer and more work, we have found that our artwork is pivotal to landing sales.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?

We have had some great successes with exclusive coins that we have released to the market. Our company has continually grown and established long-term clients since our company formed in 2015. What am most proud of is that we have been able to give back and pay forward our success, no matter how small Patriot Challenge Coins has helped multiple non-profit companies raise money for their causes. Most non-profit companies that are starting up don’t have the money to spend on gifts for their donors. Custom coins are a great tool to give away for donations and help spread the word beyond fundraising events.

Recently, we donated some custom coins to non-profit company, Active Valor, a company who supports a cause that is close to my heart. Active Valor raises money and holds events to give new purpose to the lives of those who have served by redirecting their passion towards making a positive change in their local communities. They also support and hold events for Gold Star Families (Immediate relatives of U.S. Armed Forces members who died in battle or in support of certain military activities). I grew up in a military family and I am personally aware of the sacrifices these families make to our country.

Contact Info:

VoyageATL (2017, Nov 8). Meet Brett Lynch of Patriot Challenge Coins in Powder Springs. Retrieved from http://www.buzzle.com

88 Responses

  1. I’m very disappointed I’ve been playing coin master for so long and enjoyed every minute quite recently I’ve had problems with signal loss tried uninstalling then installing to no avail sent emails to so called help lines for the game with no response shame I can’t play anymore I me 71 and was on village 115 such a shame

  2. coin master team sucks . i have been invite.share,watching lives for free spine.asked for help from help desk .they all lie no free spin when you join your friends in{ bs}. nothing you get nothing surprise !!!!! uninstall

  3. Hi my name is david mccreary. My email is I play coin master alot! Me and my wife and kids do. I pay real money on the game for stuff… I won a viking quest and it showed me my prizes I had won.. I logged off and posted then to my favorite social media pages.. came back and I didnt get any of my prizes!! I have been in contact with your team but they have not back to me! I’m missing my prizes!!! This was my biggest win so far! But didnt get anything!!! I do not get the daily log in gifts aswell! What’s going on?? This is my #1 game! I feel like I’m getting taken advantage of! Missing 10k spins! Alot of pet potions! Coins! And my unicorn gold card!! Please help! Idk where else to look to get this fixed!

    1. No surprisethat i dont see any help here.
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      Get a customer responsw team (tjat actually DOES SOMETHING W YOUR EMAIL. – JUST YOURS! NOT A FORM RESPONSE!?)
      This will help you keep your high level players who pay real money -@alot of it!
      Otherwise,well imsorry because ido truly love this game but icant support a company withNO SUPPORT FOR US!

  4. I am greatly moved by your story that makes the game more appreciated. I love coin master it is fun and challenging. Thank you for your service to our country. Keep up the great work. I can’t wait to see if you put Paris in coin master, it has always been my dream to go there, one day I will get to go.

  5. Imi vreau inapoi recompensele pe care mi le luati cand atac si toate premiile pe care mi lea anulat jocul toti banii si toate spins inapoi !!

  6. I love game. But it will not work! Closes out constantly!
    Can’t attack anything! Can’t get cards. Can’t do Nothing!!
    I’m truly aggravated!! I’ve contacted you several times!
    I’ve lost coins spins everything
    Please fix this game. Plus I’m upset because iPhones cannot receive the free coin/spins from other apps. It’s just a crock

  7. Hi you must be able to fix this game as can’t raid or attack most of the time also where are the free spins and money daily rewards this is ridiculous no other game does this it’s such an annoying game as it would be awesome otherwise such a shame seems like a scam to me 😔

  8. We are having issues with the game and not getting rewards that are suppose be giving out when completed things and not being addressed. And free gifts are not being giving out on daily basis and not being taking care of..I know alot of people very unhappy with the game

  9. Why am im not getting my free daily spins and coins, can you help me please. Every day i was getting them but the past couple of days it isn’t giving them to me.

  10. Hi Sir ,

    I love this game ,recently I found a hack in this game from that I can get any number of coin and spins ,I can play whole day without worry of coin or spin .I think this is a loop whole of this game if I can see it from owner’s point of view .I enjoyed this game .
    Thank you so much for a such a interesting and awesome game.

  11. Hi my name is jeff horabik and I was playing this game every day till recently my Facebook account got messed up and I can’t sing on to my Facebook so I cant get my coinmaster how can I get my save game back if I cant log on. To my Facebook please help I love this game lol. My email is

  12. I genuinely love the game but know better than to pay anymoney on technology programmed games all technology is based on percentages of how well it works and there isnt one i havent found that doesnt have its so called issues. You can try and sue all you want but he never made you pay for anything you did that on your own will. Ill just say this its a game nothing is ever perfect i have also felt disappointed but ya know what i got over it if you know it has issues stop paying and win free you will be less disappointed

  13. I just paid $20 to get spins and was using them and playing was in the middle of a Raid came back with 1002 spins left and spun and they were gone !! This happens a lot in this game. You need to fix this problem. Plus I have had a ticket out that has never been answered either. Love the game but hate the issues !

  14. Great game. One of the best. But customer support is the worst. You all never address anyone issues. I have had an open tickets since November 8. And still waiting.

  15. I’m sick of paying cash for spins on this game. I have lost out on thousands of spins on this game. It’s even worse that I’ve lost spins after spending my own money on it. This game is run by crooks. And he’s the biggest one. This game should seriously be investigated. As it is simply robbing people, and getting away with it. THIEVES!

  16. I thank God that he gave you the idea to come up with this game it really helps you not think about what your going through and it allow you to be clear headed and enjoy the game and it’s very addictive and I enjoy playing it thanks!!! God bless you and your family!!!

  17. On November 24th 2019 I won 8.6k spins never used any an all disappeared I was left with 60/60+97 spins how do I get back my 8.6k spins. I no its just a game but I’ve never felt so disappointed and cheated.

  18. I have spent hundreds of dollars playing this game recently every time I get close to having 10,000 spins or more it disconnects me and start me out at a lesser spend them out this time I went from 10,000 spins and never got credit for them and then turned around and restarted my game letting me get 40 spinsTo say I’m disappointed is an understatement

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