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

Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 09:08 AM.

One historic coin celebrated 100 years since the signing of the Florida Constitution, marked 1838 to 1938. Another commemorated Florida’s sesquicentennial of 75 years in 1988.

Pierce noticed that both historic designs featured the Constitution Monument seen in the Constitution Convention Museum State Park and decided to keep with tradition.

Bids were taken from designers and ultimately The Pin Center was awarded the project.

Seven ideas were sent over for the committee to review and they were whittled down until just one remained.

“The colors went well together and complimented one another,” said Pierce of the final design.

The two-inch gold coin highlighted with blue, features the constitution landmark on one side and the state of Florida on the reverse. A star marks the location of Port St. Joe.

Magidson explained that the purpose of the coin was two-fold. It would help raise funds for the upcoming centennial celebration and would serve as a memento to commemorate the important event.

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