Jim Nehez
Panama Canal Locks Manufacturers

Panama Canal Locks Manufacturers

Jim Nehez wanted coins to hand out to those involved in manufacturing the locks for the Panama Canal expansion project. The coin features a clean and simple design with just enough color to enhance the artwork. He distributed 150 coins, 20 of which were encapsulated and presented in a leatherette case.

After receiving his coins, Nehez emailed his sales rep, Russ Wilson, and had this to say: “I just wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how perfect our order turned out. Congratulations to you and the mint for producing truly an extraordinary keepsake. We have received nothing but raves and accolades from every recipient! Our heartfelt thanks to you for helping us to create a lifelong reminder of our accomplishment here.”

Northwest Territorial Mint: Insights & Ideas
Founder Coin
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The Tin Star

Northwest Territorial Mint: Did You Know?As the cattle industry and mining expanded into the American West, so too did the number of people on the frontier. A means of marking the local Peace Officer soon became necessary. Lack of local badge-makers meant such lawmen had to make their badges from materials at hand. The tin star evolved as a star cutout from the top or bottom of a tin can. Another popular method of making a badge was to use a coin and cut out a star from the center. The Texas Rangers cut a star shape from a coin: the 1800s Mexican Ocho Reales (pieces of eight). In 1962 the Rangers resumed this practice using the 1940s Mexican Cinco Peso coins.