Joe Abodeely
Arizona Department of Veterans / Arizona Military Museum

Arizona Department of Veterans

Not being impressed with another company’s coins he had purchased in the past, Joe Abodeely came to us for a higher-quality, better-looking coin. So happy with his coins, Joe reordered his original coins and is getting ready to begin a new project with us.

Northwest Territorial Mint: Insights & Ideas
Founder Coin
Hot Topic: Honoring the Founder

Often an organization will want to honor its founder by including his or her likeness on a coin. For such a coin to be genuinely successful, the likeness must be true. Getting that result on a coin requires the highest level of skill and craftsmanship in coin creation. Northwest Territorial Mint is proud to be able to work with the finest artisans available to achieve such results.

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Northwest Territorial Mint: In The News

Electrum

Coins from ElectrumThe earliest known coins were struck in Lydia and Ionia (modern western Turkey) from electrum, a naturally occurring alloy of gold and silver. Each coin blank was cast to a predetermined weight. Then the blank was heated to a malleable temperature and struck with a hammer between two engraved dies. These archaic coins usually depict a symbol of the city or ruler on the obverse and a crude punch mark on the reverse. They were the world's first true coins because they were composed of a scarce metal, of a consistent weight, and guaranteed by a government.