External Resources


Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for the Complete Beginner

Six Free Alternatives to Adobe Illustrator

What is Illustrator?



Understanding the Significance of the Gold Star

From Lapel Pins to Coffee Cups: Links Between Corporate and Material Culture

The Badge and Other Forms of Identification in the U.S. Marshals Service

Commemorative World Trade Center Pin

Oakland U - Unity in Diversity Pin

Make room on your lapel - UC Davis


State & National Awards:

Katmai 2021 Bear Pin Contest

Virginia State Parks Pride

Illinois Conservation Foundation Pins

New York Angler Achievement Awards Program

Georgia Faithful Service Awards Program

Silver Snoopy Award - NASA

Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament

California State Parks Color Lapel Pin

Indiana Pin and Patch Program



Secretary Pate, Hy-Vee joining forces to honor veterans

Vietnam Veterans, families honored, thanked through program

Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin - Senator Mike Rounds (SD)

Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin - Senator Gary Peters (MI)

Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin - Congresswoman Haley Stevens (MI)

Army & Air Force Exchange Service recognizing Vietnam veterans with lapel pins

The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration Commemorative Parter Program 


Challenge Coins:

History of the Challenge Coin

Baylor's Military Legacy and Tradition

The COIN Project

Veterans Honored at Coining Ceremony

Evergreen Veterans Celebrated with Challenge Coin

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Challenge Coins

The Currency of Challenge Coins

101st Airborne Challenge Coin

Honoring our CAS Vets

Sam Spooner's Challenge Coins

Intelligence Studies recognizes graduates with challenges coins

Battalion Coin - BYU

Graduating Veterans, SALUTE Inductees Honored

Keeping the Tradition Alive

UTSA Collections Blog - Coins

Veterans Services rolls out new challenge coins for their graduates

The Dating of the Coinage of Alexander the Great

Uncommon Coinage

UH Professor Frank Holt Decodes Ancient Coins to Reconstruct History

WVU Values Coin Program