Police Coins & Medallions
for police or sheriff's departments, SWAT units or emergency service
groups, a custom-designed medallion has become a favorite way to help
develop cohesiveness and pride. Custom medallions have also become a
tradition in many departments to honor special occasions, such as VIP
arrivals, promotions, retirements and anniversaries of landmark dates.
In addition, many departments have found medallions to be a valued gift
for volunteers and department visitors. Such a coin is a timeless
source of pride for both the officer and the unit.
The use of custom medallions as a badge of honor for a group originated through
the military’s tradition of the challenge coin,
which nearly every squadron or unit possesses and gives to its members.
That tradition spread to many police departments and elsewhere as a
natural extension to express pride and belonging. Unlike many other
types of gifts, a coin is a permanent and valuable object that will
remain prized for generations. It can appreciate in value and be sought
Every police department has a number of things in which it takes
extreme pride. Often those are landmark events associated with a date
that the department will choose to commemorate with an anniversary
coin. Northwest Territorial Mint has a stock die depicting every common anniversary year, which greatly simplifies minting such a coin.
Please visit our gallery of coins to see a wide variety of police
coins. See a sampling of what other police departments have created
through Northwest Territorial Mint. Coins have much small and fine
detail. All gallery images are enlarged from the actual coin size to
allow for better viewing of coin detail and quality.
Please browse through the site to see a wealth of added information concerning all aspects of Firehouse coins:
• How is a police coin minted?
• What are stock dies?
• What metals and finishes are available?
• What sizes & shapes are available?
• Glossary of coin terms
• How are coins displayed?
• How are custom coins ordered?
We are a part of Northwest Territorial Mint, one of the Country’s largest and most respected minters of fine custom coins and medallions.