Collect A Sweet Piece of Baltimore History

Collect a piece of Baltimore history and help preserve the city’s industrial past

This is your chance to purchase up to two keepsake medallions cut from the letter ‘D’ of the recently dismantled, iconic Domino Sugars neon sign that graced the Baltimore City skyline from 1951 to 2021.

These one of a kind 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 and show how innovation fuels ongoing progress. The keepsake medallions are available exclusively from the Baltimore Museum of Industry.

To order your piece of Baltimore history, complete this contact and payment form.

Order My Domino Sugar Medallion

Starting September 1, and while supplies last, the BMI is offering these collectors’ medallions for $125 each. Purchases are limited to two medallions per person. Fulfillment is by mail only and is included in the price. MEDALLIONS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE IN THE BMI GIFT SHOP.

The BMI has given each medallion its own Certificate of Authenticity that identifies its origin, material, size and unique number in the set of 355.


Each medallion comes in a clear plastic protective case that nests in a foam lined presentation box.

Each medallion is unique and may have imperfections due to weathering.

Each coin-like medallion is approximately 32 mm in diameter and consists of yellow porcelain enamel paint on steel.

Justin Tsucalas/Plaid Photo

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.

Justin Tsucalas/Plaid Photo

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.


Domino Sugar Medallion Order Forms

Starting September 1, and while supplies last, the BMI is offering these collectors’ medallions for $125 each. Purchases are limited to two medallions per person. Fulfillment is by mail only and is included in the price. MEDALLIONS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE IN THE BMI GIFT SHOP.

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