Gold coin commemorates Port St. Joe’s 100th birthday

commemorative centennial coin

The commemorative centennial coin will be available for purchase for $15.

Special to The Star
Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 09:08 AM.

A commemorative coin, die-struck in brass and gold-plating will soon be available for purchase to serve as a reminder for the upcoming 100th birthday of Port St. Joe.

To honor the July 1 birthday, a week-long celebration full of activities and events will be held across the town.

In October, Mayor Mel Magidson appointed several committees to brainstorm and coordinate the events.

He sought out people whose families were steeped in the history, background and culture of the town.

“They’re all hard workers and familiar with the area,” Magidson said.

One of the committees, headed by City Auditor and Clerk, Charlotte Pierce was asked to come up with the perfect memento that locals could buy and pass down through future generations to remember the birthday.

Other coins have been donated to the city which served as inspiration for the centennial token.

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