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SymbolArts is the leading producer of jewelry, custom race medals, and insignia. When it comes to providing custom awards or medals, SymbolArts offers a variety of options to really make a unique design that no one will forget. We pride ourselves on providing the best product, creative design and competitive pricing. With 25 years of experience, we will be sure to make your running medals something everyone will be proud to wear.
Looking for a more inexpensive custom race medal? Ask about how we can do PVC race medals with a ribbon. Let us help you decide on the perfect race medals for your event. Whether you are trying to create a series of medals or just trying to find an affordable option, there are many details to consider. We have a lot of experience and are ready to help answer any questions or offer suggestions to help you create the ideal medal for your race.
All of our products are custom designed to meet your individual needs.
Due to the custom nature of every individual order, we do not include pricing on our website. Instead we ask that you give us a call at 801-475-6000 to ensure you get the best pricing available.
History of Dog Tags
During the Civil War, soldiers used various methods of tagging themselves for purposes of identification in the event of death on the battle field. Many wrote their names on paper tags and pinned them to their clothing. Some made tags out of wood with carved holes at the end to be worn as a necklace. Coins were also smoothed over and engraved with their name and unit number.
Metal military dog tags originated during World War I. Tags manufactured between 1941 and the early 1970’s had a notch in one end. It is a myth that the notch was used to wedge between the teeth of fallen soldiers. The notch was actually needed to keep the tag in place on the machine that was used to stamp the military personel’s surname (follwed by initials), service number, branch of service, blood type and religion (if desired by the individual). The process for stamping the tags has changed, and the notch is no longer needed.