Salt Lake City, Utah Temple

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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Temple

History

Four days after entering the Salt Lake Valley, on July 28, 1847, President Brigham Young chose the site for the temple. Groundbreaking commenced almost six years later on February 14, 1853 and forty years later, after many starts and stops, the Salt Lake Temple was dedicated on April 6, 1893 by President Wilford Woodruff. A true monument to what can be achieved if you set your heart on the goal and continue pressing forward little by little! The Salt Lake City Temple is recognized worldwide for its architectural beauty. Architect Truman O. Angell was sent to Europe by President Brigham Young to study classic architectural styles. Later, John Hafen, Lorus Pratt and John B. Fairbanks were called to enroll in the Julian Academy in Paris where their artistic talents were honed before their return to Salt Lake where they painted the murals in the endowment rooms of the temple. President Young’s vision was that the Salt Lake Temple be “built in a manner that will endure through the Millennium.”* Over 40,000 Saints gathered together for the temple dedication, joining their voices together in the “Hosanna” shout and in singing “The Spirit of God Like a Fire is Burning”. This temple is a testimony to each of us to watch carefully, making any repairs to our lives along the way, even if it seems to slow us down, so that we, too, may endure through the Millennium.

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: Young, “Journal of Discourses” volume 10, page 254