Morden commemorative coins now available!

Coin collectors and geocaching enthusiasts will welcome Friends of Morden Mine’s new commemorative coins. The attractive custom artwork is stamped into metal then paint-filled in green, black, silver and grey on either polished gold or nickel plated coins. The designs show an abstraction of Morden’s head frame and tipple still standing at Morden Colliery Historic Provincial Park after 99 years, as well as of PCCM’s locomotive no. 3 which loaded coal at Morden Colliery when the mine was active.

The polished gold plated geocaching coin is engraved with an individual tracking number traceable on geocaching.com. The polished nickel plated collector’s coin has no tracking number. Also available are coin display boxes as well as 5/8” x 1” rectangular lapel pins. The silver structure on the lapel pin is an abstraction of Morden’s head frame against a background of green trees, grass and grey sky.


Prices:Gold plated geocaching coin$15.00 each
Silver (polished nickel plated) coin$10.00 each
Coin display box$5.00 each
Lapel pins$3.00 each



Availability:Nanaimo Tourism Visitor Centre, 2450 Northfield Road (Highway 19 at Northfield Road: Parkway Trail Rest area)
Open 7 days a week: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Saturday; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Sunday.

Ladysmith Museum Gift Shop, 721 First Avenue. Phone: 250-245-0423.
2014 Hours: April 19, April 22 to Nov 27, 12:00 to 4:00 pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Open Mondays on long weekends only. NOW FULLY WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE!

Those unable to access these locations in Nanaimo and Ladysmith should contact info@mordenmine.com for alternative arrangements.


Note Cards for Sale

This beautiful panoramic view of Morden's headframe and tipple is now available in a 5" x 7" card designed to publicize Morden's unique structure. The photo is reproduced in colour, with fall foliage very apparent. The inside of the card is blank. On the back there is a brief description of headframe and tipple functions.

Card price including tax: $3.25

All proceeds go towards Friends of Morden Mine's goal of preservation of Morden, but the primary intent of geocaching coins and lapel pins is to increase awareness of Morden's above-ground reinforced concrete headframe and tipple: the oldest of only two such similar structures in North America.

To order, e-mail info@mordenmine.com