Trade Shows

October 2017
AUSA Annual Meeting

AUSA Annual Meeting
October 9th-11th, 2017

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.
USA

Northwest Territorial Mint: Insights & Ideas
Shot Show coin
Hot Topic: The Trade Show Coin

A few trade show regulars have found a new way to make an impression when greeting visitors to their booth. Instead of a business card and throw-away brochure, they offer a real custom coin made specifically for the show, with their contact particulars minted on the reverse. Those coins are kept as souvenirs and definitely do not get thrown away.

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Northwest Territorial Mint: In The News

The Tin Star

Northwest Territorial Mint: Did You Know?As the cattle industry and mining expanded into the American West, so too did the number of people on the frontier. A means of marking the local Peace Officer soon became necessary. Lack of local badge-makers meant such lawmen had to make their badges from materials at hand. The tin star evolved as a star cutout from the top or bottom of a tin can. Another popular method of making a badge was to use a coin and cut out a star from the center. The Texas Rangers cut a star shape from a coin: the 1800s Mexican Ocho Reales (pieces of eight). In 1962 the Rangers resumed this practice using the 1940s Mexican Cinco Peso coins.