The second set of Domino Medallion collectibles were donated by ASR Group / Domino Sugar to support the Baltimore Museum of Industry’s mission, to preserve and celebrate Maryland’s industrial legacy.
The first set of Domino Medallions sold out within a few hours of the article running in the Baltimore Sun on November 8th. The BMI is so grateful for the overwhelming level of response and support received from the community.
People who filled out the Domino Sign Notification Form to be notified if more Domino Medallions became available are now being contacted with the offer to purchase one from the second collection of Domino Medallions.
The Domino Sign Notification Form was closed on 7/1/22.
The BMI has given each medallion its own Certificate of Authenticity that identifies its origin, material, size and unique number in the set of 138.
Each medallion comes in a clear plastic protective case that nests in a foam lined presentation box.
Each coin-like medallion is approximately 32 mm in diameter and consists of yellow porcelain enamel paint on steel.
The second set of Domino Medallions are each stamped on the back with “Baltimore Sign 1951-2021”.
Each medallion is unique and may have imperfections due to weathering.
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About the Domino Sugars sign
The Domino Sugar South Baltimore refinery has been in operation since 1922. Today, it is the second largest sugar refinery in the U.S.—workers process approximately 6.5 million pounds of raw cane sugar here each day.
The red neon “Domino Sugars” sign has perched 160 feet above Baltimore’s harbor since 1951. The sign measures 120 by 70 feet, with each letter ranging in height from 12 to 20 feet.
The $2 million project to replace the neon with more energy-efficient LED lights began in March 2021 led by the Gable Company, based in Curtis Bay.
The new LED sign now lights up the Baltimore skyline.
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The “D” in the historic sign was most affected by rust and was not salvageable when it was replaced by a more energy efficient LED version that now stands atop of their South Baltimore refinery.
Domino made souvenir medallions out of the “D” to share with the 500 employees of the refinery. They made an additional 355 pieces available to the public for sale at the Baltimore Museum of Industry to help support the museum.
Due to the popularity of the medallions, a second set of 138 was cut from the “D”, and stamped on the back with “Baltimore Sign 1951-2021”.
In addition to cash donations, which can be pledged by check or credit card, the BMI gladly accepts gifts of stock, planned or deferred contributions, and in-kind services. To discuss giving options, please contact the Development Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.727.4808 x129.