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The Final Touches

Though the medallion is a finished work of art in itself, we offer many alternative finishing options. A medallion can be antiqued, or our enameling artists can hand-paint it into a one-of-a-kind original. We have also developed proprietary techniques in the process of applying 24K gold-plate on selected areas of silver medallions, an option we call "GoldSelect".

Northwest Territorial mint also offers a number of packaging and display options.

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Northwest Territorial Mint: Insights & Ideas
Sacagawea Coin
Hot Topic: Unusual Finishing Ideas

The Sacagawea Dollar was fastened to this 3.5 inch medallion designed especially to hold it, resulting in an elegant contrast in metals with a reinforcing message. Other ideas have included fastening a gold nugget, and even inserting into a coin opening, a miniature glass crosshair as found in a rifle scope.

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The Touchstone

Northwest Territorial Mint: Did You Know?A touchstone is a small tablet of dark stone such as fieldstone, slate or lydite, used for probing of precious metal alloys. It has a finely grained surface on which soft metals leave a visible trace. Because it aided in the identification of gold and silver, the touchstone revolutionized the concept of money. Use of the touchstone in Ancient Greece and Anatolia dates to circa 500 BC. The fourth century philosopher Theophrastus in the tract de lapidibus (On Stones) described the testing of gold by fire or by the touchstone.