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Municipal Coins & Medallions

Forreston city coinWhether for township, city, county or state government, a custom designed medallion has become an excellent way to help develop civic pride. Custom medallions have also become a tradition in many small governments to honor special occasions, such as anniversaries of founding, other significant events, in honor of historic figures and much more. In addition, medallions can be a valued gift for volunteers and civic visitors, or be a popular and worthy fundraising item. Such a coin can be a timeless source of pride.

Galva, Illinois coinWhy Coins?
Soldiers in active combat originally popularized the tradition of the challenge coin, which served as an identifying token signifying membership in an elite combat or flying unit. Now, nearly every squadron or unit possess such coins and each member receives one. That tradition spread to civilian and civic life as an expression of pride and belonging. Unlike other types of gifts, a coin is a permanent and valuable object that will remain prized for generations. It can appreciate in value and be sought by collectors.

Historical Landmarks
Every fire department has a number of things in which they take extreme pride. Often those are landmark events associated with a date that the department will choose to commemorate with an anniversary coin. Northwest Territorial Mint has a stock die depicting every common anniversary year, which greatly simplifies minting such a coin.


Please visit our gallery of coins to see a wide variety of Municipal coins. See a sampling of what other Municipal districts have created through Northwest Territorial Mint. Coins have much small and fine detail. All gallery images are enlarged from the actual coin size to allow for better viewing of coin detail and quality.

Please browse through the site to see a wealth of added information concerning all aspects of Firehouse coins:

Bishop California coinHow a municipal coin is minted
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