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 have a question. Why is it so hard from non vip members to lvl up in the game? I’m not able to spend real money. So wish it could be easy for us non vip members to to go far in the game. And also if I want to become vip member I have to spend loads of real money that’s crazy. Wish it was done differently. 😡

  2. Hi
    I buy chest all time get same cards over and over .how suppose complete level same cards not fair.once complete no one shouldn’t able attack you .it getting hard .

  3. I invited a friend I didn’t get to spend am I supposed to go through today I was supposed to have over 80 spins And what my friend sent to me since I don’t receive them

  4. Hello, for the past 2 days it won’t let me spin it freezes up, so i can’t play anymore, please help, my village is probably getting destroyed and i can’t do anything, i have spins but it’s not working.

    1. Still having trouble, been stuck on a tournament that i can not collect and still having problems with my spin and collect my spins and coins,

  5. When i saw you were a military officer i have donated over well 2,000.00 dollar’s towards this game. I feel like its almost not so true. Coming from a military background I’m a little disappointed. So sad.

  6. Hi this is mickie Mick I love playing coin master but I was wondering if us players can get more ids for free spins and why is there a limit on getting them i always need spins and its hard playing when our out of spins and waiting a hour just to get 5 spins can u please let me know if u will let us add more ids thank u so much
    Mickie Mick

  7. I am completing three card sets CM sending spins but pet potion are not sending me why I am giving complaint with screenshot about it but no response

  8. I’m also very upset because I play this game and I buy mostly chests since is difficult to build a village with 6 spins an hour and they changed it only to me and now to buy magical chests I need 750000000..this is not fair..

  9. I’d really think it’s highly illegal to profit fron our monies and not receive our paid for spins. Ridiculous. You prolly should hide ur money. I can smell a class action lawsuit.

  10. I have noticed extra charges to my account now and then, but now I haven’t made any purchases for about 2 weeks and when I put money on my card. They charged me with like 25 dollars of charges, some of them even for yesterday when I loaded the card. I’m reporting them this time.


  12. Please unlock events like joker tournament, diamond tournament etc and Viking quest.I am a regular player.I complained many times but no respond.That harassing me.please kindly solve my problems.

  13. I have spent my own personal money and time playing your game, it’s a great game but I feel it purposely rips people off..I have took a break come back..missing spins..than when you have promotions going on the attacks change to a lower amount you win if you bet more..and I am very disappointed that.I have reached out and get no response back other than we are experiencing high volume we will be back to you shortly and still not a response back..not have I got my spins..or money back for packages I didn’t get after buying. You free spins of 50 every 5 hours is insane and prices to complete villiages after about 50 are beyond insane…you really need to work on development and better incentive for consumers to continue to plah..better games out there that don’t rip you off.from looks of complainants..maybe this should be looked into at a higher level.

  14. Hi can I ask why I have had problems with coinmaster double money out account money that goes in u lose as game freezes I lose spins coins and real money…..dont get me wrong it’s a great game that a lot of us enjoy but seriously what is the problem with you or your staff helping correct and solve issues

  15. I really love playing this game it’s so addictive but it’s just a rip off. Please you should reevaluate this game. Waiting hours for 50 spins is a joke and the card collection is not working for anyone. Your game is great but if you don’t fix this problem your game will end up being deleted from your players devices. Please don’t let the game end.

  16. I would like to know why i can’t get my spins when the video comes up and shared and I go collect and it takes me somewhere to download something to buy something we shouldn’t have to do that and when I didn’t download a game I still didn’t get to spend I wanted so what’s going on with that?

  17. Hey I really enjoy playing this game but this is the third time I’ve been ripped off payed for spins and coins packages and received nothing I also had 3000 spins logged off at work and when I returned I had nothing what is going on here just about to delete all of it

  18. I have tried to contact someone about my coin master it has been almost a week now I had 2000 spins and I went to work and when I got home I didn’t have any and now my game will not load for 2 days thanks for the game I love it

  19. For a few months now I have not got any new cards or gold cards I need. I get all the same cards over and over again . I buy chest all the time never a new card. Why

  20. I think it sucks ass that u created something that jips people’s out there money by getting us addicted spending our money and then u stop giving us gold cards to complete the set

    1. You are a legend packing all this fun it to one game. When spins run out I use Facebook groups to then have more fun trading cards entering raffles. Just wanted to say thank you Oooo and the best part is collecting rare cards

  21. I have been playing coin master for a long time I have invested a lot of money buying spins and cards etc. Coin master now has been taking my spins when it stops on “raids” or “attacks” I am playing this game on a ipad. I am more than upset because you are taking my money and the enjoyment out of this game. Coin master is the only game I have played that kicks you out of the system when you get to Raids or Attacks. There is no one on the site to contact to get back what I have lost

  22. Hello my Friend.
    I’m so in love with
    COIN MASTER, the mist awesome game I’ve ever played.
    I enjoy doing card raffles, and games. Is it allowed 2 use images to promote them ?
    Tyvm. Mary Jo Alsup

  23. I have been screwed several times out of alot of coins I should of won. For instance I win 13 Mill one time and 23 mill another time and I was bidding 10 and only got x 2. What the heck. These are only 2 examples. It has happened several times.
    Jennifer gannon

  24. Hello.
    Mr.brett Lynch
    I have many ideas about new villages and new Event. So you give me a chance. Do not let my thoughts appear.

  25. Hi, I am a member of Coin Master.It’s a great game! Such as Reward Points But they do not get a Golden Card or normal card. Which card The same goes again and again. Can you please give me a sanitation that what can I do for the Golden Card? And what I have to do to get a Golden CardAnd what I have to do to get a Golden Card So please help me so that I get to get a Golden Card and to do my Level Complex. Let me tell you some things.

  26. Why I am not play Viking because my friend are always played 3 to 4 time in every month but I am not playing because my phone not shown Viking
    Please reply

    1. Yes i also not playing Viking. This game is not compatible in phone 6 and may be other ios devices. Not able to play Special events due to compatibility and crash issue. we raise many complaint to support team but they are not able to fixed it..we loose game interest and valuable users.

  27. Why can’t you let us get more gold cards to finish card sets. I have not had new cards I can use in months. Why is it so hard to get gold cards.
    Why do people sell cards on eBay. You need to help us get cards in a better way.

  28. Your game is awesome.. I and my wife have competition .. I love the way u have designed the game.. after pirates and subway surffer it was difficult fore to move to some other game.. but Coin Master did..

  29. Hi sir
    Please help I do uninstall coin master for network problem and after some time I an install coin master now coin master is opened now getting first village when I got 75 village please sir reply me what can I do?

  30. Please help I have my second phone and I install coin master second phone but some time network problem so I uninstall coin master after some time I install coin master so problem is coin master opened 1 village and I reached 76 village so what can I do? Please answer me

  31. sir please help me i m facing very big problem in my coin master game from a month my all freind star is above 3k but in my id its showing 0 even my 2nd id star is also above 3k but its showing 0 plz help me sir

    1. HI Matt, We do have American manufacturers that we can use but because of customer price demands, most of our coins are manufactured outside the US.

      1. Hi, i am having serious problems with your game and I’m getting angry. Its taken too much money out of my account without my permission and now its taken all my spins. I had 600 and when it glitched i was left with just 6. Thanks a lot this game sucks. Your messenger and email do not respond to issues and our problems don’t get resolved. Why make a game to scam people for their money its ridiculous.

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