New London Bridge Commemorative Coin set for unveiling
The Havasu Dollar hits the streets again this month. The dollar, more accurately known as the London Bridge Rotary Commemorative Coin, will be unveiled at the London Bridge Days Parade on Saturday, Oct. 27.
The theme of this year’s coin is “Liberty and Justice For All”
Heather Kaino is the local designer of this year’s coin. Now in its 48th year, the London Bridge Commemorative Coin series was once known as the Havasu Dollar and could once be exchanged like money at local stores, according to Rotary members. Today, it’s a collector’s item sought by London Bridge fans both locally and around the nation.
The front of this year’s coin depicts the Liberty Bell that is on display in Philadelphia. The back of the coin displays the London Bridge.
The London Bridge Rotary Club presents Heather $500 each year in recognition of her design, which she uses for her charitable organization, Heather’s Closet.
The coin will be offered in four different configurations: a standard coin, a colorized coin, a 1-ounce solid silver coin and a 1-ounce solid silver coin with a gold overlay.
The standard coin is copper plated and sells for $10. The colorized coin is a bright silver-plated coin that is digitally colorized to accent the various feathers of the coin. It sells for $20. The silver and silver-gold overlay coins are only available in three coin sets with standard or colorized coins included. These sets sell for $90 and $120, respectively.
Funds from the sale of the coins have allowed the London Bridge Rotary Club to donate more than $1.5 million to organizations in Lake Havasu City.
The new coins and sets will be on sale during the London Bridge Days Parade and at www.londonbridgeroyary.com. During the year, coins can be purchased at Lake Havasu Visitor’s Center in the English Village.”