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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 4, January 27, 2008, Article 37

SUPER BOWL COIN MAKER HIGHLAND MINT PROFILED

[A central Florida television station profiled the Highland
Mint, a local firm responsible for making the ceremonial
"coin" tossed to decide the opening kickoff of the Super Bowl,
American football's championship game. -Editor]

The Super Bowl was set Sunday night, with the wild-card New
York Giants meeting the 18-0 New England Patriots in the big
game in Arizona Feb. 3, but the Super Bowl cannot even start
without a company in Central Florida.

Highland Mint, based in Indian Harbour Beach, makes the coin
that referees toss to start the game.

It is the 18th year the Space Coast business has made the
super coin.

The process was more than a month long, and included making
four possible Super Bowl coins -- one for every scenario that
could come out of the AFC and NFC championship games.

With the Patriots and Giants in, the official coin was ready
to be sent to the NFL.

The three alternate Super Bowl coins would be destroyed to
prevent them from ending up on the collector's market.

After the big game, the coin toss coin will be sent to the
NFL Hall of Fame, where it will be on display with the 17
others made here in Central Florida.

Replica coins are already being sold by Highland Mint.

To read the complete article, see:
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To visit the Highland Mint web site, see:
Highland Mint web site

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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