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Gold, silver, and copper coins with medieval heraldry inspired art to upgrade your tabletop games.

Hi, our names are Michelle and Matt.  We started this project because we are both gamers, and we've always wanted shiny metal coins to play with in our games.  We set about trying to determine what design would be best.  Eventually we concluded a heraldry design would go along with any game that is medieval or fantasy orientated.  Ancient or pirate coins will have to wait for a later time.

We wanted the coins to be affordable, but who would have guessed that metal is expensive to make and ship.  Instead of holding the coins in a boring plastic bag we figured leather pouches and treasure chests were the only way to go.  Since the coins needed to be ordered in bulk anyway, that allowed us to order bags and chests in bulk, making the costs very reasonable.  We really want this project to succeed so there is almost no profit margin on the minimum order from the manufacturer.  Don't worry, we have spreadsheets making sure we don't lose money.  If everyone contributes we should make enough so we can keep making even more awesome stuff.

Here are some detailed renderings of the coins:

We have many more games and gaming accessories we want to make.  We've spent the last few months finishing our first games for publication.  Funding from this project and our upcoming projects will hopefully allow us to do this for a living.

We feel strongly about free culture and copyleft.  That's why everything we make will be under a Creative Commons: Attribution - Share Alike license.  That includes these coins.  After this project is complete, we will share the coin artwork so anyone can include it in their projects as long as they share what they make too.

The parchment texture is CC: BY - SA from: http://teeth-man.deviantart.com/art/old-crackly-parchment-texture-62016461 by Teeth-Man

Thanks,

Michelle and Matt

FAQ

Q: How heavy are the coins?

A:  They weigh almost the same as a US Quarter and are made entirely of metal.  These are some real coins and won't be cheap, bendy, or fragile.

Q:  Can I see a more detailed picture of the bags or chests?

A:  Sure.  These are images supplied by the manufacturers.

Q:  Why don't you offer the ability to mix and match the amount of different kinds of coins.

A:  In order to make the coins we need to purchase expensive metal dies to stamp the coins and we also have to order 5000 coins as a minimum of each.  We might end up in a situation where we might lose money if people buy a lot more of one kind of coin.  We could increase the goal amount but that risks having the whole project fail.  It's also much simpler to understand and much simpler to package and ship if there are preset packages.

Q:  Can I see a picture of the coin sample you have?

A:  Sure.  Here is a picture of them close up.  Remember these are the samples so they don't have our artwork yet.  Getting the steel dies made to stamp the designs is a large part of this project.

Q: Are faux leather bags available?

A: Yes!

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