Kevin Arbanas
Ferris High School. Spokane, WA – Sponsored Play, Ham on Regal

Ferris High School. Spokane, WA – Sponsored Play, Ham on Regal

Following tradition, Kevin Arbanas was looking for a token of appreciation for all those involved with Ferris High School’s annual production of the play, Ham on Regal. And as a retired Army pilot, he was also familiar with military challenge tradition. He came to us to help him create a memorable piece to blend the two practices. We created two versions of a single design, one in antique bronze with no color and the other in antique nickel with color.

Kevin was so happy with the result, he gave away every coin, saving the last one as a thank-you gift for his sales rep on the project, Russ Wilson.

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California Gold Bars

Northwest Territorial Mint: Did You Know?The California gold rush during the 1850s produced much in the way of nuggets and gold dust.  Because the gold purity varied widely, miners would bring their treasure to one of several private assaying firms to have the gold melted, poured into ingots, and then tested for purity.  The ingots were stamped with their weight, purity and the assayer's mark.  Each assay ingot was unique - sizes varied from very small to very large (the largest assay bar found was a nearly 80 pound ingot found on the S.S. "Central America").  Marked Assay Bars became a convenient way to transport gold and to serve as a store of value.