.US Medallions understand that our customers are very passionate about how their coin ideas will be converted into a beautifully crafted coin. Our goal is to produce coins that you will cherish and be proud to possess for many years. We have worked hard to achieve these desires by employing highly artistic staff who will spend the time collectively with you to create the coin that you envision. We have also partnered with one of the finest custom coin manufacturers in the world. They use the best metal alloys and have a very high standard of craftsmanship and attention to detail that is unmatched in the industry. As the owner of US Medallions and shared by many within the industry, I am confident that you will not find a more beautifully crafted coin than with US Medallions.
Who We Are
My name is Bret Kragerud owner and creator of US Medallions. I started creating coins for the souvenir industry in 2011. Our coins can be found in many of the top souvenir shops in Las Vegas and many resort hotels including The Four Seasons, The Marriott and The Ritz Carlton to name a few.
I am also a golfer and have been using the souvenir coins as a ball marker. Many of my golfing colleagues thought the coins were a great ball marker and that I should start offering them to the golf industry. I considered the idea but thought other well established ball marker companies could do the same since it was just a ball marker. Until I was reading a golf magazine which had an article on Tiger Woods who uses a line on his ball to help align his putts. At that time my ball marker coin idea now had a usefulness. Place a line on the ball marker so that the golfer can line up his putt using his ball marker. Now the coin is not only a ball marker but an alignment aid. In 2012 I launched Red Arrow Markers and today we have sold our markers to over 300 golf shops and are in many of the top courses in the country including Torry Pines, Kapalua, Balia High and KoOlina to name a few.
The coins have opened many doors within my business and have enlightened many people with their beauty and characteristics . My brother Tore Kragerud has also been an integral part in the success of my business by creating the first beverage industry challenge coin. Like the military challenge coin, the Beverage coin works the same. Carry your coin at all times or risk being challenged by a fellow member. If you can not produce your coin then that member owes the challenger a drink. Produce the coin and you will be owed the drink. A perfect fit for the beverage industry! In 2012 Tore' Introduced the first Fernet Branca challenge coin to mixologist in Las Vegas . The challenge coin idea was a huge hit and the coin demand went crazy. Tore and I were being hit up for coins continuously as many of the industry members were being challenged and buying many drinks. Ferent Branca, known for its underground colt like following likened the idea and soon the coins were represented throughout the country and now the world with challenges going on daily.
The challenge coins have been a great marketing and promotional success for the beverage industry and we have produced many coins for the top industry suppliers including Beam Suntory, William Grant, Wilson Daniels , Four Roses, Wirtz Beverage and the United States Bartenders Guild to name a few.
US Medallions continues to create and innovate new products into the highly collective coin world. Our most recent coin design is our patent pending spinning coin bottle. Lay the coin flat, spin the bottle and where it points you drink, buy or simply win. We are soon to launch many more coin ideas into other markets and are very excited about new technology that will create even more stunning coins. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date on all of our new coins and innovations.
US Medallions / Red Arrow Markers
Red Arrow Markers