Commemorative & Events

  • “Thank You” Coins for First Responders and Essential Employees

    Can You See the Light at the End of the Tunnel?  That is the question everyone here at Osborne Mint and Osborne Coinage is asking.  Is it time to return to our offices, time we go out and grab a lunch or is it time to just visit with friends and family?  The past two plus months have certainly been interesting, who would have ever predicted it?  I can speak from my experience that when the news of coronavirus first came out, I did not believe we would be sheltered in place for more than sixty days, that we would be teaching and working only from home and that it […]

  • Political Coins

    How Best to Decide the Next Democratic Presidential Candidate.

    How Best To Decide the Democratic Presidential Nominee – Flip a COIN! Osborne Coin has commissioned a series of politically charged coins to help conclude what party, what side of the issue and who to vote for – making the decision process as easy as flipping a coin or in this case “spinning a coin.” Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — With more than 184 years of minting history, Osborne Coinage is the oldest privately owned and operated mint in America.  Over the years, Osborne Coinage has crafted political campaign buttons for Abraham Lincoln, and eight other presidential candidates, including Ulysses S. Grant and Franklin D. Roosevelt, and celebratory “challenge coins” […]

  • MacCoins

    Big Mac MacCoins Anniversary Campaign Wins a Prestigious Golden Lion Award

    Big Mac 50th Anniversary Campaign Wins a 2019 Golden Lion for Excellence in PR Why is this work relevant for PR? When was the last time a branded product anniversary became a global phenomenon AND drove sales? Just like the Big Mac had become a part of culture, so did the MacCoin. And we did it with an earned media-only program. We didn’t have new news, celebrities, commercials or print ads. Zero paid media. With the Big Mac coin promotion, we created something unique and so original that people across the globe carried our story for us. Background Story In 2018, McDonald’s most iconic sandwich, the Big Mac, was turning […]

  • Armstrong Space Museum commemorative coin

    Amstrong Air & Space Museum Commemorates 50th Moon Landing Anniversary with Custom Silver Coins

    Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Coins Minted The 2019 Celebration Committee has commissioned a one ounce fine silver coin to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission to the moon. The front of the coin shows Neil Armstrong stepping onto the lunar surface and the reverse shows the Armstrong Air & Space Museum in Wapakoneta. “Among the series of 50th Anniversary collectibles, this will be the premium item,” explained Rachel Barber, co-chair of the Celebration Committee. The silver commemorative coin is packaged in a blue velour case with the 50th Anniversary logo printed on the interior of the lid. “We believe this is the special item people will want […]

  • Custom Coins Commemorate New Bridge Opening

    Cincinnati, OH – The opening of the new William R. Bennet Bridge which connects the city of Kelowna with the newly formed municipality of Westside was a major event for the citizens of British Columbia.   Described as the centerpiece of a revitalized road network in the Okanagan Lake region, the new 5-lane bridge relieves congestion along Highway 97 and accommodates an average of 46,000 vehicles a day.  The 2 additional lanes will fuel further growth in the regional economy – especially the signature tourism industry – so that by 2017 the bridge is expected to carry an average of 69,000 vehicles per day.  Naturally, city planners wanted to commemorate the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Columbus Crew Celebrates MLS Championship with Some Serious Coin

    Cincinnati, OH – Championship seasons are rare and need to be celebrated.  That is true from the pee-wee leagues all the way through the professional ranks.  And when a major league team wins the championship for the first time ever – well, then the celebration is really something special. So as the Columbus Crew claimed Major League Soccer’s highest prize – the MLS Cup – Tim Macy with one of the Crew’s MLS licensees, On Target Brand Merchandise, was already thinking ahead to the next season.  More specifically, he was planning on how the Crew could commemorate this momentous event and reward loyal fans for their season-long patronage. “The team […]

  • Custom Coins An Ideal Memento and Souvenir for Parks & Recreational Facilities

    (Cincinnati, OH)   Custom coins from Osborne Coinage Company are an ideal way to commemorate an anniversary for parks and recreational facilities of all sorts and sizes.  With a high perceived value, these unique souvenir coins are high on the “wow” factor. They are sure to be appreciated by partners, vendors, associates and others associated with the operations and maintenance of the facilities.  The coins can also be sold as souvenirs in gift shops and online, thus generating cash flow to assist the operating budget.  In addition to anniversaries, custom coins can commemorate momentous events like the opening of new areas, trails, pavilions, attractions, exhibits, and more.  Custom coins can also […]

  • Cypress Cove Celebrates Golden Anniversary with Custom Coins…Naturally

    A thirty-minute drive south of Walt Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios, a different world altogether awaits vacationers looking to relax “just as nature intended.” Cypress Cove Nudist Resort & Spa offers 300 acres of protected wetland, a lake, a residential community, campground and R.V. park, as well as 84 hotel rooms for clothes-free vacationers from around the world.  Recently, Cypress Cove celebrated their 50th Anniversary. In order to properly commemorate 50 years of “enjoying life naturally,” the owners ordered 1,000 custom minted coins from Mark Vaughan of their “go-to” advertising specialty supplier Match-Up Promotions. Cypress Cove officials wanted to do something unique to celebrate the individuality of the […]

  • TANKS for the Memories – Transit Authority Celebrates Opening of 143 Year Old Bridge with New Lightweight Trolleys

    Cincinnati, OH – Long term maintenance of roadways can be a real nuisance – causing routes to be diverted and schedules changed.  When that roadway is bridge – and the maintenance work is accompanied by weight restrictions, well the headache can get worse.  But officials at the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky saw this as an opportunity to re-christen the route with better service at a lower price – in new distinctive vehicles.  And they topped it off with a bridge re-opening – a momentous event for all to remember – complete with commemorative coins to remember the occasion (which were as unique as the project itself). To help kick […]

  • 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 […]