The Mayhew Foundation Releases Peter Mayhew Memorial Challenge Coin, with All Proceeds Benefitting Charitable Causes

The Mayhew Foundation Releases Peter Mayhew Memorial Challenge Coin, with All Proceeds Benefitting Charitable Causes

Yesterday would have been Peter Mayhew’s 75th birthday, and to honor the occasion his family has made available a limited edition Peter Mayhew Memorial Challenge Coin featuring an image of the beloved Star Wars actor. All proceeds from the sale of the coin will go to charities supported by The Peter Mayhew Foundation.

Find out more below:

The Peter Mayhew Memorial Coin

100% of the net proceeds benefit the Peter Mayhew Foundation

Peter Mayhew passed away on April 30th, 2019. The Peter Mayhew Foundation was Peter’s passion for helping others in the form of a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization that helped alleviate suffering in all its forms. From helping families struggling to receive a life saving transplant, to aiding animal rescues with the funds needed to care for abandoned animals and make them ready for adoption. Angie Mayhew, Peter’s wife, now takes up the mantle of Executive Director of the Foundation and will continue to deliver on Peter’s moral imperative to help those in need.

As a Commemorative Memorial Challenge Coin we have produced an individually numbered coin with artwork by Peter’s daughter Katy DeHay, and coin design by Richard Gonzalez. Katy went through hundreds of photos of Peter, from comic convention appearances to Star Wars movie releases to build a portrait of Peter that represented her father at his best. Each step of the coin’s design process was supervised and approved by the Mayhew family, and everyone had input on the final artwork and coin design.

Along the edge of the coin is a quote “If I See Further It Is By Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants” and each coin is 2″ in diameter.

Limited Edition Variant Coin

For every $20 donation made to the Peter Mayhew Foundation you will receive one (1) challenge coin made with an antique bronze face. These coins will be individually numbered with an edition size of 5,000 for the antique bronze coin. For every $100 donation made to the Peter Mayhew Foundation, you will receive four (4) of the standard antique bronze coins and as a bonus one (1) bronze coin will be replaced with a limited coin with a brushed silver face. [NOTE – The above art is the current artistic rendering and may change slightly in production.] Shipping for this Memorial Coin is set to begin on July 15th. Please allow 8-12 weeks from July 15th for your coin to arrive.

Please Note the Limited Edition brushed silver variant is limited to 499 units and is only available while supplies last.

To place your order for the Peter Mayhew Memorial Challenge Coin, please visit

This is a wonderful way to acknowledge the enduring legacy of Peter Mayhew while helping out worthy causes that were near and dear to his enormously kind and generous heart.

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