Prior to 2011, Notre Dame student managers would spray paint the helmets prior to each game with, legend has it, paint infused with gold flakes from the iconic campus dome. Tokens & Icons works exclusively with these older helmets, setting in sterling to commemorate one of the great collegiate traditions.
Each game used Notre Dame helmet is received with a letter from the Notre Dame-Steiner Sports Team Partnership that states its authenticity as game used. To view an example of a signed letter, please visit Collegiate Authentication. Until 2011, Notre Dame student managers sprayed the used helmets with fresh gold paint and real 23.9 karat gold particles from the Golden Dome, a campus administrative building. The image to the right is an example of one of these game used Notre Dame helmets that Tokens & Icons has received and used in the production of Notre Dame Game Used Helmet items.