The Arizona Territorial Mint, producer of the Phoenix Coin Club’s 2012 medals commemorating the Arizona Centennial, will give demonstrations at the club’s third annual show, set for Oct. 28 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Don Crowder, owner of the Arizona Territorial Mint, will be on hand with live demonstrations of a vintage U.S. Mint coining press every half hour. He will also have unique medals on display and for sale.
The club’s initial trial medals were produced by an 1861 screw press, and the rest were minted with a 1898 500-pound drop hammer press.
The obverse design features the club logo: a phoenix bird rising above flames from behind adobe buildings in the old city of Phoenix. “Phoenix Coin Club” is arched over the top with “Est. 1944 Phoenix, Arizona” curved under the design.
The reverse design was developed by the Arizona Territorial Mint to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the state of Arizona.
It features a raised outline of the state with the Arizona flag represented by a star in the center of the state from which rays radiate outward. The year “1912” is to the left of the state, and “2012” is to the right. Below the state border, an inscription reads “February, 14th – 48th State.” “Arizona” is inscribed above the state with “Centennial” below.
A limited edition, boxed, three-medal set is available from the club. It consists of a proof silver medal made of 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver, a copper medal composed of .999 fine copper mined in Arizona and an antiqued copper medal also composed of .999 Arizona copper. Just 75 sets were produced. They cost $56 each at the show or $63 each via mail.
Limited numbers of individual silver and copper medals are also for sale. The silver costs $41 at the show or $45 via mail. The copper is $9 at the show or $13 by mail. The individual antiqued copper medals have sold out and are only available in the set.
Send mail orders to Phoenix Coin Club, P.O. Box 3406, Phoenix, AZ 85030-3406.
The show will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Scottsdale Elks Lodge, located at 6398 E. Oak St. Scottsdale, Arizona.
More than 40 dealers will be there. Admission and parking are free.