Border Patrol coinUS Border Patrol

Hailing America’s Everyday Heroes

As the mobile uniformed law enforcement arm of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Border Patrol is chiefly responsible for safeguarding Americans from threats that may cross the 4,000-mile U.S.-Canadian border, the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexican border, and the 2,000 miles of coastal waters surrounding the Florida peninsula and Puerto Rico. Charged not only with discovering and thwarting entry into the United States of illegal aliens, drugs, currency, and other contraband, these dedicated men and women are also America’s frontline troops in the Global War on Terrorism, detecting and preventing enemies of the United States and their weapons — including weapons of mass destruction — from crossing into the United States.

As a licensed partner of the U.S. Border Patrol, Northwest Territorial Mint is proud to create coins, medallions, and more featuring the organization’s distinctive logo. The custom products we create are used as awards, tokens of service longevity, retirement gifts, keepsakes for visiting dignitaries, and much more. The coin featured above, which is struck in brass and finished in antique bronze, illustrates our talent for reproducing images in crisp detail. This is our way of hailing the work of America’s everyday heroes.

Northwest Territorial Mint: Insights & Ideas
Hot Topic: Mythology

In ancient mythology, King Neptune ruled the surface and depths of the seas of the world. Mythological gods still hold sway over our imagination and are in high demand as subjects of coins. What was important then, the power of these ancient gods as inspiration for man, remains true today. Look to such myths for inspiration for your own coin and you may find your own god in the details.

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Northwest Territorial Mint: In The News

The Spy Coin

Silver Dollar Spy CoinIn January 2007, the U.S. Department of Defense issued a warning about a new espionage threat: spy coins. After it was suspected that Canadian coins carried across the border by American contractors may have contained tracking devices, Defense Department officials confirmed that this method of spying posed a legitimate threat to U.S. interests. In fact, in an official report related to the investigation, the CIA revealed that it had previously used hollow U.S. silver dollar coins to carry top-secret messages and film. (Photo courtesy CIA).