Brad Tower

Ben "The Bear" Tower

Brad Tower came to us to have these designed and minted to honor his young son, Ben, who died in a house fire along with his two siblings. Ben’s football team will use the coin for their opening coin toss.

Brad wrote:

“I'm so excited - just received the coins! I think they turned out very nicely… I'm just happy to be able to share these coins with the league!

Thank you again - I'm excited to share this memorial of my son.”

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Roman Coin Sizes, Metals, and Language

Northwest Territorial Mint: Did You Know?Roman legends are in Latin which uses our usual alphabet. Many of the words will remind you of English words. The coins were minted in silver, copper, or gold. Of course, the lower denominations in copper and silver are more common. Most range in size from that of a dime to the size of a half dollar, but thicker. Because the coin was stamped by mallet between dies with no collar, the shapes are irregular and the edges rough.