Colonel Anthony Bolante
WA State National Guard Aviation Unit

WA State National Guard Aviation Unit

Wanting a unit coin to hand out to his soldiers as awards and thank-yous, Colonel Anthony Bolante asked us to design a coin expressing his personality, love of surfing, and a scene from Apocalypse Now involving a helicopter commander obsessed with surfing.

The surfboard-shaped coin is a combination of the surfboard in the movie and COL Bolante’s personal board. The shark-bite bottle opener feature we implemented particularly delighted him. The final result pleased him so much, he picked them up in person in order to be able to hand them out at his weekend Army drill.

Northwest Territorial Mint: Insights & Ideas
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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Northwest Territorial Mint: In The News

Hobby of Kings

Northwest Territorial Mint: Did You Know?Collecting coins is called the "Hobby of Kings" and rightfully so due to its most esteemed founders.

Roman Emperors Augustus and Julius Ceasar collected Greek coins. Other collectors of coins were Pontif Boniface VIII, Italian poet Petrarch, Emperor Maximilian of the Holy Roman Empire, Louis XIV of France, Ferdinand I, Elector Joachim II of Brandenburg who started the Berlin coin cabinet and Henry IV of France to name a few.

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