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Help us fund a giant batch of PLA coins for 2018
Help us fund a giant batch of PLA coins for 2018
Help us fund a giant batch of PLA coins for 2018
212 backers pledged $4,176 to help bring this project to life.

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Phone Losers of America 2018 Coins

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This Kickstarter is being used to fund our latest batch of PLA coins.  In 2014 we got our first taste of minting our own currency.  And by that I mean paying a company to make 200 PLA challenge coins.  In 2017 we did it again, this time having 300 coins made.  The coins were awesome, but they could have been better.  

The original 2014 PLA coins
The original 2014 PLA coins

This time around, our coins are going to be amazing.  They're going to have rough edges, just like a quarter, they're going to be available in at least three different kinds of metal (gold, silver, brass, etc.) and they're not going to look like chrome hubcaps.  That was the main problem with our previous two coins, which was my own dumb fault for not understanding all the options when having them produced.

This is Shmanky attempting to pay for a phone call with a 2017 PLA coin
This is Shmanky attempting to pay for a phone call with a 2017 PLA coin

Our 2018 coins will use the same design as 2017, aside from the year being changed.  I loved last year's design, which was done by Don Fickles at Clownsec.  The only problem was that the coins were in that weird 3D chrome format which is going to be completely fixed this time.

A comparison of our old crappy coins vs. Clownsec's awesome coins
A comparison of our old crappy coins vs. Clownsec's awesome coins

If you're a Patreon supporter at $20 or more, you'll be getting a coin for free, so you don't need to support this Kickstarter unless you want multiple coins.  Same goes for if you're a Patreon supporter at any other level but you've still given at least $100 to PLA through that Patreon account over the years, you get a coin.  

More 2014 PLA coins
More 2014 PLA coins

$1,000 will cover the costs of having the coins produced and shipped.  Last year I paid around $750 for 300 coins.  The price this year will be slightly higher because of some small extras I'll be adding to the coins, like rough edges and different metals, but $1,000 will easily cover it all.  My hope is that the Kickstarter will do slightly better than $1,000 so I can order quite a few extra coins.  Every year I run out of them and it'd be nice if I had some left over this time.

If the Kickstarter does extremely well (over $2,000), I'll probably order another batch of completely different coins, most likely themed around The Snow Plow Show instead of Phone Losers of America.  I don't really expect that to happen, but if it did, that would be my plan.

Risks and challenges

There are no risks or challenges for this campaign. I've ordered coins before so I know exactly what to expect. At the very minimum, I'll order enough coins to go out to all the Kickstarter backers and The $20+ backers on Patreon. The $1,000 will easily cover enough to get more than double the amount of coins I'll need. Everything that's left over I'll toss into my Scrooge McDuck vault for me to dive into on the weekends.

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    You won't get any coins for $5, but it'll still help us reach our goal and I'll send you at least 3 PLA stickers and a PLAcon 2015 badge in the mail.

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    For $10 you get one 2018 coin, one PLA sticker, a PLAcon 2015 badge, and a PLA button.

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    For $30 you get three 2018 coins, three PLA stickers, a PLAcon 2015 badge, 2 PLA buttons, and some other button that probably has little to do with PLA.

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    Four Coins

    For $40 you get four 2018 coins, four PLA stickers, a PLAcon 2015 badge, 2 PLA buttons, and two other buttons that probably have little to do with PLA.

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    Eight Coins

    For $50 you get eight 2018 coins, eight PLA stickers, a PLAcon 2015 badge, 2 PLA buttons, and a bunch of other buttons that probably have little to do with PLA.

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