Snowflake, Arizona Temple


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Snowflake, Arizona, USA Temple


In February 1880, then apostle Wilford Woodruff prophesied while visiting Snowflake that someday a temple “would be erected here.”* From that time forward, the faithful Saints prayed for their temple to be built. For decades stake presidents made formal appeals to the First Presidency. In March 2000, Stake President Stephen A. Reidhead picked up President Gordon B. Hinckley at the airport. He was to travel with him to the Albuquerque, New Mexico, temple dedication. The prophet wanted to look at a few sites in Snowflake. At one he asked to get out of the car. Joining him, President Reidhead was asked by the prophet, “Is there enough room up on top?” Reidhead said he didn’t know. President Hinckley said, “Why don’t you find out if we can cut that hill down, and I’ll find out how much room we actually need.”* Shortly thereafter it was discovered there was enough room for a small temple and the property was promptly donated to the Church. Finally, one hundred twenty-two years later, on March 3, 2002, the Snowflake temple was dedicated. Honoring lessons learned from the pioneers, nothing was wasted. As excavation commenced on the hill, the rocks removed were saved and used to design a fountain at the entrance to the temple. To accommodate the winds that sweep through the area, granite was used instead of marble. The Chinese rose-tinted granite blends beautifully into the native landscape. Stained-glass windows featuring the Savior instructing a circle of children and adults that once resided in a Boston Catholic church were later sold at auction. The Deseret Foundation purchased them and donated them to the Church. After being cleaned and restored they have found a new home in the Snowflake temple. Honoring the area’s pioneer heritage and their patience as they waited for the temple, the dedicatory prayer includes, “We are thankful for those who laid the foundations of this and other nearby communities. They struggled so desperately for so long against adversities of many kinds. Now their posterity enjoy the sweet fruits of their efforts, and crowning all is this magnificent and beautiful temple.” Let the Snowflake temple help you look ahead to your posterity as you strive to provide a solid foundation in the gospel for them to build upon.

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”

Additional information

Weight 0.68 oz
Dimensions 1.5 × 1.5 × .25 in
Metal Type

Pewter, Brass, Silver, Gold


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