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Fantasy coins made by hand using ancient technique!
Fantasy coins made by hand using ancient technique!
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 Need a stack of fat hand minted fantasy coins or game tokens? I have them here! Made from raw ingots smelted down, forged, shaped, and minted all by hand using ancient techniques to add authentic realism to your LARP, RP, Table Game, Cosplay, or whatever else you want big chunky coins for!

The set of 76 coins!
The set of 76 coins!

   All made by hand like the old days for an effect that cant be replicated by mechanized minting processes as each individual coin is unique. All made of zinc, like most U.S. coin currency, so it has a familiar "money" sound when jingling together but much more satisfying as they are quite thick and heavy. 

  Check it out! A cool review! 

  They average just a bit over twice as thick as a quarter excepting the small ones that are usually just under that.

Thickness comparison to quarters, nickles and dimes.
Thickness comparison to quarters, nickles and dimes.
Large coin size comparison to a quarter.
Large coin size comparison to a quarter.
Medium coin comparison to a nickle.
Medium coin comparison to a nickle.
Small coin comparison to a dime.
Small coin comparison to a dime.

 As you can see in the above images all the individual coins are unique given to the archaic traditional methods used in minting them. I kept the designs on front and back ambiguous so you can use them in a variety of ways. 

The set of 25 coins.
The set of 25 coins.

 The set of 25, makes a nice little pile of coins and weighs about a half pound.

The set of 37 coins.
The set of 37 coins.
The set of 76 coins!
The set of 76 coins!
The set of 230 coins!
The set of 230 coins!

 A full moneybox and then some! its the best deal out of all of them. the box measures about 6"x5"x6" and can hold about 200 coins. Made of Spruce, banded with steel and lined with cloth on the inside. Has a latch and can fit a small lock. Like everything else in this project, each one will be hand made so they will all be a little different and have an appealing, stout, handmade look and feel. Would make an awesome prize for a LARP event! 

Back of moneybox.
Back of moneybox.

 Hope you like my project! I'm looking forward to spending some time in the forge minting coins and hope you can appreciate the antiquated minting process. I'm doing everything by hand, from smelting the metals to minting the faces using an anvil and big hammer to give you the most authentic and realistic look to your treasure! Such is the charm of this project for me and hopefully yourself! 

 Now shipping internationally! 

It took a bit of figuring out how international shipping works on here but now its all in shape. There are basically two of each reward now with one of each having the ability to ship worldwide. I couldn't change the shipping after project launch but i could add same reward again but worldwide, so i did. The rewards panel seems a bit cluttered now but hopefully you can find the one you need without too much trouble. Enjoy!

Update! 

  Hi again! I've been getting questions about just what color the coins are sense they show up somewhat gold-ish in some of the pictures but more silver in others. They are silver, but also super shiny so they reflect whatever is around them and take on that color. The gold-ish color came from reflecting the wood paneling at my place. Take them outside to reflect the sky and they will take on a blue ish hue on a clear day. Over time they will of course tarnish a bit and take on more of a dull silver color and loose some of there reflective attributes but a quick polish every few months or so would keep them sparkling if you like the super glittery look. 

  I took a few pictures to illustrate

Reflecting some red felt.
Reflecting some red felt.
Reflecting some green felt.
Reflecting some green felt.

    The color is silver, but shiny, so they also take on whatever color they happen to be reflecting! If you dont like that sort of thing, no worries, they will turn a matte silver as they tarnish with age. If you do like them glittery a quick polish is all it takes! 

  Update #4! 

One of my gracious backers wanted to know what my starting materials look like so i thought i would write up the update here too. The coins, 99.8% pure zinc, basically start out as big bricks of metal in various sizes and shapes depending on who i buy from. Sadly, it is not cost effective to get a truck load of zinc ore and mine it with pickaxes made from two sticks and three cobblestone.

Ingots!
Ingots!

Risks and challenges

I have done my best to factor in any risks or bumps i may encounter from finding a reliable supply of metal and coal for the forge to upgrading my tools. I'm experienced with blacksmithing and metalworking and feel confident i can complete the project on time. Be assured that if anything catastrophic does arise i will post about it and in what way i am overcoming the obstacle. Thankfully, simple tools with simple methods almost always require but simple fixes!

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