Laie, Hawaii Temple


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Laie, Hawaii, USA Temple


The Hawaiian Saints dreamed of having a temple of their own ever since the gospel was first proclaimed to them in 1850. Their faith was rewarded when the Laie Temple was announced October 3, 1915, on November 27, 1919 it was dedicated. The grounds upon which the temple stands created an obstacle as they were filled with coral and sand, making the land unstable. Large machinery that would have made it easy to excavate was unavailable in such a remote, but they went forward using picks, shovels and blasting powder. The Saints proved themselves determined yet again when faced with building material shortages. They incorporated easily available crushed lava rock and coral into the building’s exterior. When progress was later halted due to lack of lumber, the temple contractor, Ralph Woolley prayed for help. Two days later a storm stranded a freight ship on a nearby coral reef. In exchange for their assistance, the captain gave the Saints his load of lumber. One of only a handful of temples built without spires, the Laie Temple suggests the ancient temples of South America. The Temple is graced with four unique friezes, each illustrates one of four gospel time periods. The north one depicts Hagoth and those who traveled with him leaving the Book of Mormon lands in ships. They are believed to be some of the ancestors of the Polynesians. In the dedicatory prayer thanks is given “…for the integrity and devotion of Thy servants…” This temple shows that with integrity and devotion even that which seems to be impossible can be achieved.

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.

Additional information

Weight 0.68 oz
Dimensions 1.5 × 1.5 × 0.25 in
Metal Type

Pewter, Brass, Silver, Gold


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