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Colleges are updating their old ceremonial chains of office

ceremonial chains of officeMedalcraft Mint is an American designer of ceremonial chains of office

Prep schools, colleges and universities across the USA are looking to update their ceremonial chains of office in time for spring commencement events that are only a few months away. Wisconsin-based Medalcraft Mint specializes in producing custom-designed chains of office that reflect an institution’s commitment to excellence.

Ceremonial chains of office, along with an ornate staff known as a collegiate mace, are traditions at official academic events that go back hundreds of years in Europe. Such items are enjoying a rebirth in popularity across every level of academia in the United States.

“Many of our academic customers are finding that their chains of office no longer provide a quality representation of their institution,” notes Jerry Moran, owner and chief executive officer at Medalcraft Mint. “Either that, or ceremonial chains of office have never had a role in their official events and institutions wish to fill that gap.”

Medalcraft Mint works collaboratively on ceremonial chains of office designs

Medalcraft Mint is one of only a handful of American-based manufacturers that produce ceremonial chains of office. The company’s design team works collaboratively with academic institutional representatives to create pieces that accurately depict imagery and tone.

“It is very important to capture the essence of the institution in the design process, because schools typically take only one shot at creating chains of office every decade or so,” Moran explains. “Our team works closely with school representatives to ensure the final product stands the test of time.”

Medalcraft Mint has crafted a niche within the commemorative industry as a leader in die-striking of superior imagery. Its skilled craftsmen hand-sculpt or engrave customer-approved designs into steel die blocks for custom medallions that typically are included in ceremonial chains of office.

Find out how Medalcraft Mint can help update or create new ceremonial chains of office for your institution.

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 40,000-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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