Royal Mint Honors 150 Years of Salvation Army History with New Coin

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Royal Mint Honors 150 Years of Salvation Army History with New Coin
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A security and law enforcement professional with over 25 years of experience, Emblez Longoria serves as a senior security consultant for Verizon Communications in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Outside of his professional pursuits, Emblez Longoria works to give back to the community through his support of organizations like The Salvation Army.

In a recent press release, The Salvation Army announced that Great Britain’s Royal Mint is issuing a special commemorative £5 coin in celebration of The Salvation Army’s sesquicentennial anniversary. Designed by Royal Mint designer Laura Clancy, the coin will feature the Army’s well-known shield and laurel wreath logo and will be minted in two metals: cupro-nickel and sterling silver.

Collectors and other interested individuals will soon be able to purchase both forms of the coin on the Royal Mint’s website. The cupro-nickel version will cost £13 and the sterling silver version, which will be released in a limited run of 1,500 coins, will sell for £80. More information about the coin can be found at http://www.thesalvationarmy.org and www.royalmint.com.

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Emblez Longoria

A Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP), Emblez Longoria claims more than two decades of experience in the security field. In 1988, Mr. Longoria enlisted with the New Jersey State Police, working his way up to Senior Trooper before retiring in 2003. In this role, Mr. Longoria served as an advanced crash investigator, a crime- and loss-prevention officer, and undercover agent, in addition to handling complex cases. He also was named a Squad Leader, supervising eight other officers. From 2002 to 2008, Emblez Longoria acted as a Certification Board Member, Vice Chairman, and Chairman of the Alexandria, Virginia-based Crime and Loss Prevention Council of ASIS International. While with the council, Mr. Longoria established a number of committees tasked with outlining security guidelines and best practices, among other contributions. In 2004, Mr. Longoria joined Verizon Communications Inc. as a Senior Security Consultant. He now assists with the protection of corporate assets and participates in a number of special security projects. Emblez Longoria graduated summa cum laude from Rosemont College with a Bachelor's degree in Management in 2003 and expects to receive his Master’s degree in Management in December 2011. An outdoorsman, Emblez Longoria enjoys backpacking, hiking, hunting, and fishing in his leisure time. He also frequently tests and reviews outdoor equipment. Mr. Longoria resides in Pennsylvania. Mr. Longoria has supported a number of nonprofit organizations, including The Salvation Army, Goodwill Industries International, Inc., and The Hunger Project.

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