Bromley Printing Donates Sesquicentennial Coin Die to Anoka County Historical Society

Scott Bromley and Todd Mahon
Scott Bromley and Todd Mahon

Coon Rapids, MN – 12 June 2007 – On Tuesday, June 12, Scott Bromley of Bromley Printing presented the die used to cast the limited edition Anoka County sesquicentennial coins to Todd Mahon, Executive Director of the Anoka County Historical Society. The coins, produced in May to commemorate Anoka County’s 150th anniversary, are being distributed as mementos of appreciation to individuals and organizations that helped to organize and support this year’s celebration.

“This is a wonderful gift that Scott and his company are giving to the Historical Society,” said Mahon, “it will make a great addition to the items we have already collected from this year’s celebration.” The coin features the official sesquicentennial logo (designed and donated by Bromley Printing) on the front side and a list of sponsors on the back. The die itself was created at Bromley’s expense and the sponsors (including ABC Newspapers, Avalon Fortress Security, Bromley Printing, Central Bank, John Roberts Company, Little Bighorn, M & I Bank, QP Marketing, Select Eye Care/Marsh Optical, Shortstop, United Roofing, Village Bank, Ward & Company, Wendell’s, and Your Exchange) chipped in to cover the cost of the production of the bronze coins.

Formed by an act of the Minnesota Territorial Legislature on May 24, 1857, Anoka County is celebrating its 150th anniversary throughout 2007. The highlight of the year has been the four-day wagon train tour across the county and the subsequent weekend-long celebration at the Anoka County Fairgrounds. The celebration continues with Anoka County Heritage Home and Garden Tour on Sunday, July 15 and a traveling exhibition that is visiting all 21 cities and townships in Anoka County.

The Anoka County Historical Society, organized in 1934, is headquartered in the Anoka County History Center and Library at 2135 Third Avenue North in Anoka. For more information on its programs and activities please visit

Sesquicentennial Coin Die

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