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Chains of Office Are Treasured Educational Symbols of Leadership

Medalcraft Chains of OfficeMedalcraft Mint Works with Schools to Create an Enduring Ornamental Legacy

Commencement ceremonies are among the most elaborate events on the scholastic calendar, and chains of office have been a featured part of the celebration for centuries. Medalcraft Mint, a trusted producer of custom collegiate medals, offers its American-based design services for creating custom chains of office for educational institutions across North America.

Chains of office are worn by institutional leaders such as the college president and academic dean to signify their status at official celebrations. They are comprised of multiple custom-designed medals bound by an ornamental chain and anchored at the bottom by a large, custom medallion.

“Our team’s design expertise is a perfect fit for chains of office that likely will remain part of an institution’s collection for many years,” says Jerry Moran, owner and chief executive officer of Medalcraft Mint. “The combination of engraved elements, ornamental components and custom medallions provides ample opportunity for creative expression.”

Chains of Office Become Part of a School’s History

Medalcraft Mint’s Green Bay, Wisconsin, manufacturing plant serves as the hub of activity for the entire design and production process. The company’s skilled artisans hand-sculpt or engrave customer-approved designs into steel die blocks for the custom medallion portion of the project.

Die striking is a process that creates superior images and overall better finished products than cast pieces. Medalcraft Mint is a recognized leader in the metal striking industry, earning more awards over the past three decades than any other company.

“Chains of office become part of the school’s permanent symbolic legacy,” Moran says. “Our customers trust us to produce premium quality and unmatched craftsmanship in producing an exquisite work of art.”

Medalcraft Mint’s track record for quality has led to its selection to mint the official inauguration medals for numerous U.S. presidents as well as items for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics and the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.

A Reputation for Quality Craftsmanship

Medalcraft Mint has been a Wisconsin-based company since its founding in 1948. The company produces a wide selection of challenge coins, badges, recognition awards, ceremonial maces and other commemoratives in its 32,000-square-foot facility in Green Bay, Wisconsin. For more information about Medalcraft Mint’s products or to request a quote, please go to or call 800-558-6348.

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