Cedar City, Utah Temple

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Cedar City, Utah, USA Temple

History

Cedar City was not an easy place to settle. Water was unstable, the soil filled with rocks and there weren’t many trees to provide wood. Surviving here gave new definitions to hard work. John Yardley, temple committee chairman said the pioneer values of these settlers have been passed through the generations. The people here, “know something about working the earth, and they know something about people. The climate is not the best to grow something in. They grew something that mattered—children.”* Many of the residents in the Cedar City temple district are third- and fourth-generation southern Utahns. The temple has been built to honor the pioneers, incorporating native flowers such as the Columbine as well as juniper berries and branches into the décor. Feathers invite one’s mind to remember the Native Americans of the area. The colors and textures of the building, outside and in, reflect southern Utah’s unforgettable landscapes as original pieces of art depicting the local landscape mingle with those the Bible.** Elder Jeffrey R. Holland commented, “It looks like a pioneer temple. They’ve had a pioneer’s touch on some of the wood and the craftsmanship.”* In the true pioneer spirit that taught to reuse items, stained glass windows were created from glass recovered from the Astoria Presbyterian Church in Queens, New York, when the building was razed in 2008.** Dedicated December 10, 2017, the dedicatory prayer remembers the pioneers of the area. “We thank Thee for the mighty faith and marvelous works of the pioneers who preceded us in building Thy kingdom in this area. Help us to be worthy of their heritage.” Let this temple give you the strength of the pioneers, to press forward and persevere even when your dreams seem impossible.

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.

*Source note: LDS Church News, December 11, 2017
**The Spectrum, October 23, 2017