Custom Minting in Alaska
Oxford offers full-service custom minting in Alaska. We can create custom gold & silver coins and medallions for your special occasions or gifts.
Medallions and minted coins can increase in value over the years and can become lasting mementos or collector’s items. They are used in a variety of ways, including:
- Employee anniversaries and incentives
- Promotional and advertising events
- Visitor souvenirs or Redeemable tokens
- Corporate gifting
- Commemoratives and Keepsakes
- Personal anniversaries
- Religious or inspirational items
Any design can be reduced and used in the creation of your Alaska custom minted products or custom coins. However, a small piece with an intricate design may be challenging to render. Some options to consider for your plan include:
- Business Logos
- Landscapes or Architecture
- Animals, People or Symbols
- Portraits or Landmarks
In addition to the above, options for lettering could be names, slogans, mottos, events, locations, dates, advertising, or a simple message.
These medallions can be made from precious metals, such as silver and gold, or base metals, such as bronze, copper, and nickel silver. We do a beautiful job of antiquing brass, which is especially useful when making key-chains so that they stay looking beautiful even when handled.
Artwork & Design Services
Camera-ready artwork (4” x 6” minimum) is helpful but not required. Business cards, drawings, photographs, or your written concept roughly sketched to give us an idea of the placement of subjects and lettering can also be used. Digital images such as a JPEG or TIFF file should be 6” x 6” minimum with a resolution of at least 300 dpi. However, for greater accuracy, an actual photograph would be best. Since your medallion would be created from an 8” plaster sculpt, any artwork provided should be large enough to fit into this format.
When creating your custom gold & silver coins, you have the choice of several unique surface finishing options which include,
- Complete gold or silver plating
- Select gold plating
- Clear coating
Surface Quality & Finishing
The quality standards of surface finishing for your coins can be:
- Brilliant Un-circulated (BU)
Other custom minting options are available on request and can include serial numbering, edge lettering or edge numbering, and sequential edge marking.
- Clear plastic flips
- Acrylic capsules
- Leatherette boxes
Timeline & Cost
When we receive your design ideas, an account representative will provide you with the exact cost of your dies. Die costs can range from $950 to $1850 per side, dependent on design details. Sculpting of the plaster model begins when you approve the layout artwork, and a minimum of 50% of the total die cost is received. Usually, the timeline for completion of your medallions is 8 to 12 weeks.
Metal for your Custom Gold & Silver Coins
Oxford can obtain the metal necessary for you based on current market prices, or you can supply the metal. Please contact us for details.
Contact us today at (907) 561-5237 for more information on custom minting in Alaska.