A new online store now features fire department coins. Visit it HERE.
Whether for Fire Department forces large or small, volunteer units or emergency service groups, commissioned coins or medallions have become a traditional way to help develop cohesiveness and pride. Coins are also a tradition in many departments to honor special occasions, such as VIP arrivals, promotions, retirements and anniversaries of landmark dates. In addition, many departments have found coins to be a valued gift for volunteers and department visitors, as well as an ideal fundraising item. Such a coin is a timeless source of pride for both the officer and the unit.
Soldiers in active combat originally popularized the tradition of the challenge coin, which served as an identifying token signifying membership in an elite combat or flying unit. Now, nearly every squadron or unit possess such coins and each member receives one. That tradition spread to many police departments and elsewhere as a natural extension to express pride and belonging. Unlike other types of gifts, a coin is a permanent and valuable object that will remain prized for generations. It can appreciate in value and be sought by collectors.
Please visit our gallery of coins to see the wide variety of Firehouse coins. See a sampling of what other fire departments have created through Northwest Territorial Mint. Coins have much small and fine detail. All gallery images are enlarged from the actual coin size to allow for better viewing of the coin detail and quality.
Please browse through the site to see a wealth of added information concerning all aspects of Firehouse coins. Many frequently asked questions are addressed in the links below:
• How is a firehouse coin minted?
• What are stock dies?
• What metals and finishes are available?
• What sizes & shapes are available?
• Glossary of coin terms
• How are coins displayed?
• How to order custom coins
• Shop online retail coin store
Firehouse Coins is a part of Northwest Territorial Mint, one of the Country’s largest and most respected minters of fine custom coins and medallions.