Cardston, Alberta Temple


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Cardston, Alberta, Canada Temple


The first temple built in another country, the Cardston Temple was announced June 27, 1913, just over ten years later, (progress was significantly slowed by World War I) on August 26, 1923, it was dedicated. The Saints in Cardston had long seen visions of a temple, in 1887, just two weeks after a group of Saints from Logan, Utah, USA had settled there, Brother Jonathan E. Layne prophesied that a temple would one day be found in Alberta. A year later, Elder John W. Taylor of the Quorum of the Twelve prophesied, while visiting Cardston, that a temple would be erected where he stood. This is the first temple designed without spires, the Laie, Hawaii, USA temple was modeled after it, but built and dedicated first. The Cardston Temple’s ordinance rooms are built so that as you progress from one room to the next you are spiritually and physically lifted. Each room is just a few steps higher in elevation than the previous and, as you progress, the design and ornamentation of each room becomes richer and more beautiful. Arranged in a circle, you finally enter the celestial room at the center of the temple, a room filled with beauty and spirit. The dedicatory prayer quotes Doctrine and Covenants 110:5-6 “…lift up your heads and rejoice. Let the hearts of your brethren rejoice, and let the hearts of all my people rejoice…”. Those who attend this temple do feel their hearts filled with rejoicing.

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.