Bountiful, Utah Temple

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Bountiful, Utah, USA Temple

History

In 1897 John Haven Barlow, Sr, purchased a forty-acre plot from the US government. Little could be done with the land due to lack of water and steep hillsides. In 1947 part of the north side of the lot was cleared and an orchard of four hundred apricot trees planted. In 1983 flash flooding from Holbrook Canyon caused much damage in Bountiful. It was decided to build an earthen dam to prevent a repeat occurrence. The city requested permission to dig the dirt from what would become the temple site for the dam. The result was an ideal plateau for a temple. The Bountiful temple site is the only one selected* with the entire First Presidency present, it also the only one personally chosen by President Ezra Taft Benson.** It also holds the record for the most people* to attend a temple dedication. Over two hundred thousand members attended twenty-eight dedicatory sessions beginning on January 8, 1995. Members were able to attend the sessions at the temple or via closed-circuit television in five other locations. Like all temples, symbols abound within the architecture and décor of the Bountiful temple. One unusual feature includes twelve round windows, six can be found in the celestial room and another six in the chapel. These windows represent the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Designed to be literally and symbolically a light on a hill, the Bountiful temple stands prominently on the hill where it can be seen for miles. Under its bright floodlights, it is the most visible landmark in the valley at night. The celestial room is graced by a fifteen-foot-tall chandelier created in the Czech Republic. This spectacular chandelier includes twenty-five hundred pieces of crystal representing the glory and sublimity of heaven.*** Let this temple remind you to always let the love of the Lord shine from within your soul.

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.

*Currently.
**Source note: Barlow, “Bountiful Utah Temple Site History”, 52-53.
***Parkinson, “Newly Completed Temple”.