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Custom Ceremonial Chains

For centuries, ceremonial Chains of Office have honored the highest officials of educational institutions. Chains of office are worn as part of the pomp and ceremony at official public celebrations of the college or university, such as the inauguration of a new president and at commencement events. Along with the academic mace, the official chain of office is highly regarded as part of the enduring legacy and permanent symbology of the institution.

Be recognized as your institution’s highest authority at academic ceremonies, fraternal organization celebrations and other prestigious events by wearing your Medallic Art & Mint chain of office – handcrafted by our artisans to your exact design and specifications, using our century-old expertise and dedication to create a one-of-a-kind, unique product that shows your legacy to the world.

Established in 1903, Medallic Art & Mint quickly achieved a reputation as the leading provider and manufacturer for art medals and award medals. For over 100 years we have been creating medallions, chains of office, maces and other products for the educational market, supplying our customer base of over 3000 institutions.

The tradition of recording honor and success in metal has been practiced since ancient Greek and Roman times. We have updated the traditional ancient customs with state of the art manufacturing and production to create truly timeless pieces that celebrate your important events and commemorate achievement.

How to Build Your Chain:

A history of American-made excellence, superior design, superb craftsmanship, attention to detail, and use of only the finest materials are all attributes of Medallic Art & Mint that assure you of the finest custom ceremonial chain.

Step 1: Select One or More Shapes

We offer 5 basic shapes to choose from: round, oval, square, rectangle and shield.

Step 2: Choose Your Metal

Your metal choice will reflect your school's mission and heritage just as your seal does. You may choose gold because your instiution is celbrating a centennial or choose copper or silver because it's your state mineral.

Step 3: Choose Your Chain Link Style

Even the style of the chain itself can reinforce your school's identity.

Step 4: Create Your Medallion

The centerpiece of every chain we make is the medallion. We take great care in representing your seal, logo, historic buildings, or founders in exquisite detail and relief.

Step 5: Choose Your Components

Your chain may contain traditional elements like the oranmental components below, or you may add customized elements including words, university symbols, a mascot, the motto of your institution, names of previous presidents, and image of significance in your area of expertise/study/academic discipline, or any other item unique to you.

Ornamental Components

These components can be added to enhance the symbolism of your chain.

Engravable Components

These components allow you to engrave the names of current and past leaders, areas of study, diploma offerings, or core values.

Create a Custom Shape

We can design a new component to create a one-of-a-kind look for your chain.

Minted with Pride in the United States of America

Our craftspeople work with you on every detail to help you create a medal that is unique and special to your organization.

If you can imagine it, Medallic Art's artisans can create it.

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