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2017

June

Northwest Territorial Mint’s Reorganization Complete
With new management, we operate under a philosophy carved from integrity and transparency. Read more.

February

Awarding the Good Fight
We’re privileged to be a part of Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice by producing their prestigious Lantos Human Rights Prize. This year they honored the heroic Vian Dakhil for her efforts against ISIS. Read more.

January

Ripples of Rewarding
Read updates about our latest minted award - Reginald Petty Service Award, see photos from the black-tie ceremony where it was presented, and catch an article written in the founder’s online magazine. Read more.
   

2016

December

Reginald Petty Service Award
We’re proud to have been chosen to produce yet another distinguished award. Read more.

November

Another Grand Award
We are proud to have accepted our duty to successfully produce another esteemed medal. Read more.

June

Northwest Territorial Mint’s Reorganization Shines
Northwest Territorial Mint has reorganized under new management. Read more.
   

2014

August

Navy OKs Buying Coins
The U.S. Navy recently lifted their suspension on the use of appropriated funds to purchase command coins, plaques, and other minted items for recognitions. Read more.
   

2011

December

White House’s Official Christmas Tree Decorated with Military Medals
The White House chose Shine, Give, Share as its holiday theme, and designated the official tree to honor our men and women in uniform. Read more.

January

Nevada Governor Sandoval Visits Dayton Plant
January, 2011 – The Governor was introduced to the process of minting coins, medals, and medallions. Read more.
   

2010

 

Medallic Art Company now part of the Northwest Territorial Mint family.
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Northwest Territorial Mint Acquires Coin Business of Military Service Company. Read more.
   

2009

April

Northwest Territorial Mint’s Custom Medallions Cause TV Buzz
April 7, 2009 – Northwest Territorial Mint’s commemorative coin success caught the attention of Seattle’s KING 5 news. Read more.
Washington Congressman Adam Smith Tours The Mint
April 7, 2009 – Washington state congressman witnesses thriving company on visit to the minting industry leader. Read more.
   

2008

November

Northwest Territorial Mint Supplies Veterans Medal
November 6, 2008 – Veterans of Oregon offer a free Honorable Service Medal struck by Northwest Territorial Mint to all veterans, as described at Military.com. Read more.

September

Northwest Territorial Mint Strikes Medals for The Kavli Foundation
On September 9, 2008, the first Kavli Prizes were awarded in Oslo, Norway to the world’s greatest thinkers in the most cutting-edge scientific fields. Minted by Northwest Territorial Mint, each medallion is fashioned from 10 ounces of pure gold. Read more.

June

Coast Guard Academy Graduation Coin Tradition
Northwest Territorial Mint created a coin on behalf of U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney to award to this year’s graduates of the Coast Guard Academy, upholding a tradition that began with President George W. Bush in 2007. Read more.

March

Northwest Territorial Mint Supplies Tour Coins for Cheerleaders Visiting Soldiers
March 7, 2008 – Sweethearts for soldiers, an organization of former NFL cheerleaders, strike their own souvenir challenge coins as a special forget-me-not to the deserving soldiers they meet on their tour of the front lines from March 14 through March 23. Read More.

February

Northwest Territorial Mint Featured in Seattle Business Monthly
February 13, 2008 – Northwest Territorial Mint's success and rapid growth as a full-featured mint is profiled in a feature article written by Manny Frischberg. One of the largest reasons for the growth is the exceptional quality of the products produced. Read More.
   

2007

October

Northwest Territorial Mint Wins Governor’s Award for Hiring of Employees with Disabilities
October 22, 2007 – Northwest Territorial Mint was named Medium Private Employer of the Year by the Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment and the Washington State Business Leadership Network for demonstrating leadership in recruiting, hiring and promoting persons with disabilities. Read More.

September

New Medallions Honor Military Installations
September 18, 2007 -- Northwest Territorial Mint, a private mint near Seattle and a leading producer of coins for the U.S. Military, recently produced a series of medallions honoring a number of major military installations. These designs exhibit the company's expertise in rendering intricate detail in deep relief using splash dies. Unlike standard coining dies, splash dies are positioned in the coin press without a collar device, permitting the flow of metal outward toward the edges of the medallion during the striking process. Read More.

March

Boy Scouts of America Select Northwest Territorial Mint for New Coins and Coin Knives
The Boy Scouts of America - the nation's oldest and largest youth enrichment program - has chosen Northwest Territorial Mint to create a series of die-struck coins and coin knives dedicated to scouting ranks and programs. Read More.
  New Coin Captures Lasting Legacy of USS JFK
Northwest Territorial Mint, a private mint near Seattle and a leading producer of coins for the U.S. Military, has just created a coin to salute the decommissioning of the USS John F. Kennedy. Read More.

February

Washington Governor Awards Prestigious Medals to Honored Few
Governor Christine Gregoire recently awarded medals for valor and merit to a select group of Washingtonians. The prestigious medals, created by Northwest Territorial Mint, were presented in a special joint legislative held at the sate capitol on February 20. Read More.
  425-Ounce Gold Bar Covered in Oil at New York Art Gallery
Northwest Territorial Mint created a 425-ounce pure gold bar for world renowned artist Gary Hill for use in his acclaimed exhibit Frustrum. Read More.

Northwest Territorial Mint: Insights & Ideas
America Unites Firefighters NY
Hot Topic: Historic Moments

Often we find that customers desire to depict historic moments on their coins. One such moment, the famous flag-raising by firefighters on ground zero after 9/11, is a copyrighted image. Northwest Territorial Mint has the right to use this image on our customer’s coins with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the North Jersey Media Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund and the Bravest Fund.

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Northwest Territorial Mint: In The News

First Steam-Powered Coin Press

Northwest Territorial Mint: Did You Know?Devised and built in France in 1833, the first steam-powered coin press was operated at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia on March 22, 1836. It quickly replaced the screw press in striking all copper coins and was gradually used to mint half dollars as well. In his report to President Andrew Jackson the following year, the Mint's Director, Robert Maskell Patterson, wrote: "As [other steam presses] are completed, the coining by human labor could be abandoned, and the work that can be executed. in the Mint will be greatly increased."