Las Vegas, Nevada Temple


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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Temple


In 1987, President Gordon B. Hinckley, first counselor in the First Presidency, spoke to the Saints in the first multiregional conference held in Nevada. He challenged them, “As the years pass, you will never miss a dollar you have contributed to the construction of the temple. And, as the years pass, there will grow in your heart a sense of gratitude that you were able to do so.”* The members accepted his challenge and soon the Las Vegas temple was built and dedicated on December 16, 1989. Located near the mountains, on the outskirts of a city filled with lights the temple shines above them all. At night its lights can be seen from almost every part of the Las Vegas Valley, reminding everyone that, as James K. Seastrand, vice-president of the temple committee said, there are “…many God-loving people who live apart from the lifestyle that many tourists engage in when they come here for entertainment. They accept the temple here as a strong religious testimony of God.”** The interior of the temple, just as the exterior, radiates peace. A depth of colors, light and dark, bring the restful peace of a desert evening to the cool interior. In the celestial room, prism glass windows cast small rainbows upon the walls, gently shifting location as the earth rotates through the day. Throughout the temple you can discover images of the desert lily, a symbol unique to the Las Vegas temple. The temple’s architect, George Tate, explains, “When our children were small, we used to explore the desert. One thing that I remember noticing is that in the valleys along the sides of the roads there were dark green leafy plants with a beautiful large white lily flower. I was impressed that even in such an arid climate, the plant was able to produce a beautiful blossom. We used the desert lily on the temple because just as the beautiful lily stood out amidst the barren desert, the temple stands out with great contrast from the world.”*** When we make the temple a part of our hearts and souls, we will also stand out in great contrast from the world.

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: “Fifteen Thousand Attend”, 74.
**”November Open House”
***Tate, interview.