Fire Proof Silver Coins
How we got started with our new adventure in commemorative bullion coins.
I have also always had a fascination and appreciation of precious metals. My parents gave me a 5-ounce silver bar for Christmas when I was 12. My brother and I collected coins, and proof coin sets growing up.
As a firefighter in the Air Force, I was introduced to challenge coins. Challenge coins are prevalent in all branches of the Armed Forces as well as in the emergency response world. I have acquired quite a collection of these challenge coins over my 20+ years in the fire service.
Created with brass, iron, aluminum, or other such inexpensive allows makes the specific coins that I was collecting not hold any real value. They are symbolic and sentimental and matched only by the pride of the members and units that sport them.
I wanted to combine my love of the rarity, value, and purity of precious metals with my admiration of the concept of the tradition and honor of the challenge coins. It was quite a process as the primary challenge coin processing companies only had the lesser valued metals to create a new coin.
With that, I had to reach out to an actual mint with the experience and resources to work with investment grade bullion silver! I’m proud to have partnered up with the Regency Mint for this project. In June of 2018, we received our first order of 80 Fire Service Commemorative Proof Coin sets!
Belle and I have started up our own family business we have named “Fire Proof Silver.” This name was chosen to trap both the Fire service culture (Fire Proof) as well as the appreciation of having the grade of the highest possible quality of a coin rating comprised of pure .999 bullion Silver (Proof Silver).
We are very proud and excited to share with you, our Fire Service Commemorative Proof Coin set by Fire Proof Silver, LLC and we hope you like it as much as we do!