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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