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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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Aurichalcum

Northwest Territorial Mint: Did You Know?A brass alloy containing copper and zinc, used in ancient coins; also called aurichalcum, and orichalcum. Its name literally means gold-copper (aurum is Latin for gold, chalcum is Latin for copper). In Roman times Aurichalcum was used for coins and was made with the following ratio: 75% copper, 20% zinc, 5% tin. These aurichalcum coins were less valuable than silver coins. To read more about alloys used in coin making, click on the link below.

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