Bern, Switzerland Temple


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Bern, Switzerland, Switzerland Temple


The Bern, Switzerland Temple in Zollikofen, a suburb of Bern, is filled with firsts: the first temple built in Europe, the first temple that used the filmed endowment ceremony instead of live actors (making it easy to accommodate numerous languages) and the first to have a primary language other than English. Announced in Glasgow, Scotland by President David O. McKay on July 1, 1952, ground was broken just over a year later and it was dedicated on September 11, 1955. In the dedicatory prayer, President McKay noted the blessing of the freedom enjoyed in Switzerland saying, “We are grateful for the freedom-loving government of Switzerland, which through the centuries has held inviolate man’s free agency and his inalienable right to worship Thee without dictation from any man or group of men whatsoever.” When the temple was rededicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley on October 23, 1992 after a two-year closure to add more endowment and sealing rooms, freedom was again mentioned, “May it [Switzerland] continue to be a land of peace, a land of freedom, a land of opportunity and an example to other nations of the world.” Both dedicatory prayers ask that our Eternal Father might “help us to free our minds from idle thoughts and our souls from selfish and envious feelings…” This is a temple of freedom.

How Temple Coins are Made

Dave started creating jewelry using metals in 1992, ten years later he had worked with nearly every metal in the jewelry industry! Moving to Thailand, he spent the next nine years perfecting his skills with various metals, 3D models and 3D printers. He dreamed of producing something that would bring delight to purchasers and carry with it positive feelings that would touch the souls of those who owned them. In 2014 he was able to realize his dream. Returning to the US, he uses Lost-wax casting to create a metal master from brass alloy for each temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, depicting, in the highest degree of definition possible, a coin with a 3D image of a temple. The reverse of each coin is cast with the words “Stand ye in holy places.”

Purchase one or two of the temples that hold special meaning to you. Commemorate your visit to a temple by picking up the corresponding coin. Celebrate a milestone in a loved one’s life by gifting them a temple coin to inspire them. Collect them all or just a few. Some are cast in precious metals, making each coin an investment that will be a treasure in every sense of the word.

Additional Information

  • Free Shipping on orders over $35.
  • All coins are 1 1/4 in.
  • Pewter Coins are cast from lead free alloys.
  • Brass Coins cast from a silicone, brass alloy.  Giving our brass coins a rich yellow gold color for a fraction of the cost of gold coins.
  • Silver Coins are cast from an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper.
  • Gold Coins cast in 14K Gold are 58.5% pure gold.  The remaining alloy consists of a copper and silver mix.
  • All of our coins are developed, cast, and finished locally in our facility in Logan, UT, U.S.A.