Commemorative & Events

  • Silver Dollar Fair Coins

    Silver Dollar Fair Promotes $1 Off Admission with Custom Coins

    Silver Dollar Fair Lives Up to Its Name (Cincinnati, OH) – Current residents of Chico, California can’t imagine a year without their beloved Silver Dollar Fair anymore than they can imagine it going by any other name. Turns out, the notoriety of the fair and its name go hand in hand— and it all comes down to the silver dollar. The fair hasn’t always enjoyed such support from the community. For decades, the fair was on again off again—canceled due to gambling, financial issues, or general lack of interest. In the 1950’s, local merchants began pulling their support once and for all, noting a lack of business generated by the […]

  • Western Fair Celebrates Anniversary with Custom Coins

    Sometimes the best new ideas are old ideas that have been updated and tweaked.  That’s what the planning team for the 130th Anniversary of the Western Fair in London, Ontario found when they selected a commemorative coin to celebrate this momentous event. “Fifty years ago, the city of London gave away wooden nickels to celebrate the city’s Centennial” says Vic Soga, Purchasing Manager of the Western Fair Association.  So the Fair borrowed the idea, and had their logo and 130th Anniversary imprinted on a hefty custom brass coin.  “We wanted them to be as large as we could make them – ours is similar to the $2 dollar coin, but […]