This uncirculated coin has been pressed on a copper penny.
This stunning “I Love Lighthouses Collector” coin by designer, engraver and roller James Kilcoyne comes from a Private Roll located in Cadiz, Kentucky.
A lighthouse1 is a tower, building, or other type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and used as a navigational aid for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways.
Lighthouses mark dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, reefs, safe entries to harbors, and can also assist in aerial navigation. Once widely used, the number of operational lighthouses has declined due to the expense of maintenance and replacement by modern electronic navigational systems such as strobes.
And did you know? August 7 each year is officially designated as National Lighthouse Day.2
The celebration provides recognition for the important role which lighthouses played in the history of our country, and the values of safety, heroism, and American ingenuity which they represent. It is a day for communities and citizens groups around the country to rededicate themselves to the protection and restoration of these historic structures.