South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force/Department of the Interior

Department of the Interior

“I just wanted to thank you for your outstanding services on my coin order for the Everglades Task Force and the Secretary of the Interior. The coins look great and we are very impressed with your work.

I am personally carrying the coins to Washington DC and the Secretary will be presenting the first of several coins to those persons being recognized on Friday December 2, 2016.

Thanks again for the order being delivered on-time as promised.”

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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.