Draper, Utah Temple


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Draper, Utah, USA Temple


In Salt Lake Valley’s foothills there is a nature preserve located in Corner Canyon. Over one thousand acres serve as home to native wildlife. On a hillside overlooking this canyon stands the majestic Draper temple, watching over the nature preserve and bringing it inside through architecture, painting and décor. Throughout the temple you find Utah’s state flower, the sego lily. It is carved into paneling, ceilings, into the carpet and more. This flower’s bulb was harvested by pioneers as a life-saving food source and suggests the life-saving ordinances of the temple. Keith Bond, a talented artist from Colorado, was initially asked to produce a sketch for the Twin Falls, Idaho, temple. While hiking through the area he came upon an aspen grove blazing with color and featured it in his design. The temple committee was impressed, but thought it would be more appropriate in the Draper temple. He reports, “To prepare my mural for the Draper temple I slightly changed the composition, but eighty percent remained the same. I opened up the grove and added a lake in the distance.”* The temple also features a colorful, thirty-thousand-piece glass puzzle that required over two years of teamwork to plan, style, cut, join and mount the windows. They incorporate a pattern well-known to pioneer quilters, the Log Cabin. Eighteen months into the windows’ creation the warehouse where they were stored caught on fire. Tom Holdman, head of the team working on the windows, was on the scene watching in horror as the work was about to be destroyed. He pleaded with the firemen to allow him to rescue the windows. Together they ran into the warehouse, containing bottles of flammable liquids, and were able to drag the windows to safety. None of the bottles ignited.* On March 20, 2009, during the dedicatory prayer, President Thomas S. Monson blessed, “Today when the family unit is under attack and things long held sacred are often ridiculed by the world, we seek Thy help to make us equal to our tasks, that our homes may be havens of peace and happiness. In our families, may we pause to pray and think to thank.” Let the Draper temple remind us to make our homes a preserve, a haven of peace, happiness, prayer and gratitude.

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: Hawkins, “Temples of the New Millennium”