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Commemorative Coin Program

To honor the reconstruction of the London Bridge in Lake Havasu and provide a fund raising vehicle for the many charitable and community projects of the London Bridge Rotary Club, the club sponsored the release of the first "Havasu Dollar" in October, 1971.  The coin was so well received by the community, the Club decided to continue the project.  A new London Bridge Rotary Commemorative Coin has been released every October since that time to coincide with the annual anniversary celebration of the dedication of the London Bridge in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.


This year our London Bridge Rotary Club is featuring our 47th edition of its long-running Commemorative Coin Series.  As always, on the front of the coin, the famous London Bridge is the special focus.  The flip side of the coin reflects the 2017-18 coin theme, "Havasu Lighthouses of America."  This coin represents all the Lighthouses on Lake Havasu that are replicas of famous lighthouses on the East and West coat of the continental USA.  The standard coin is antiqued Bronze, and sells for $10.  The silver plated and colorized coin sells for $20.  The silver set includes a standard coin, a solid one ounce fine silver coin, and a colorized coin in a display box.  It sells for $90.  The gold set, which includes a solid one ounce fine silver coin, a solid one ounce fine silver coin with gold overlay, and a silver plated colorized coin in a display box sells for $150.  A very limited number of the one ounce fine silver coin only, is available in a velvet display box.  The price is $60.  Pre-orders for the new coins in the series will begin to be filled November 1, 2017.


When a new coin is released each year, that coin becomes a part of the very popular collector "Framed Complete Set."  As the coins age and the available quantities diminish, the trading price begins to increase.  Many coins have appreciated significantly over the years.  The current "street price" of our most sought after #2 (1972-73) coin is $156.00!  However, many of the more recently issued coins can still be purchased for as little as $6.00 to $10.00.  


The Rotarian's of the London Bridge Rotary Club make their coins available through the visitors center in the bridge area for visitors to the London Bridge who wish to have a souvenir of their visit.  Club members volunteer their time to make the coins available at large community events throughout the year.  The internationally collected Commemorative Coin has been increasing in value each year.  They are highly sought after as popular and legitimate collector's items and used as gifts and awards.  This very successful project has allowed the London Bridge Rotary Club to contribute close to two million dollars to many community projects as well as support humanitarian projects throughout the world.


Rotarian's worldwide work to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty.



London Bridge Rotary Charities is a 501(c)(3) public charity - taxpayer identification number 86-0448536