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Enhance your game play with realistic fantasy coins. Hand illustrated fantasy art, immortalized in die struck RPG coins.

The intricate detail of Kerry Bodenbender's art is brought to life by our time honored tradition of coin making. Her illustrations are handcrafted then sculpted by some of the world’s finest engravers, to bring you beautiful three dimensional struck medallions. Osborne Coinage has a 178 year history of striking coins & medallions with incredibly fine detail out of materials that will endure the test of time.

Our Elemental based set is made up of 60 hand crafted coins designed to enhance your game play & create a sense of reality in your favorite fantasy realm. Each unique denomination will feature artwork representing one of 6+ elements. 

All 6 Denominations - Fire Water Earth Air Magic Time
All 6 Denominations - Fire Water Earth Air Magic Time

1st Stretch Goal UNLOCKED - See Update #12 for details!!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/654503844/rare-elements-elemental-fantasy-currency-set-relau/posts/695086

Rarelement Coins VS. US Currency
Rarelement Coins VS. US Currency

In September we launched our first KS to fund production. Even though we missed the mark with our first campaign – we weren’t discouraged, instead we were determined to forge ahead & encouraged by all the support & positive feedback we received from the community. 

(Thank you!)

It was clear we simply couldn’t let the project die. So we took a long hard look at our first campaign & made a few changes. 

First we decided to take on the risk of investing in the artwork & tooling upfront, which made it possible to lower the funding goal by half. We know how important it is for you to see the completed set before you pledge.

We’ve also created an add on menu & a few stretch goals to unlock. The only change to the actual set is that the cards are now listed as a stretch goal, once unlocked they will be included at all reward tiers $10 & up.

All of our coins are proudly made in the USA in our Cincinnati Ohio facility - Below are more details on these substantial coins.   

The backs will have a consistent design, featuring Dethek Runes, the denomination & one of 6 elements; Fire, Water, Earth, Air, Magic & Time.

Fire 100 Denom and Time 1 Denom Obverse Side
Fire 100 Denom and Time 1 Denom Obverse Side
Artwork for the back of the coins, featuring Dethek Runes
Artwork for the back of the coins, featuring Dethek Runes

Qty    Denom     Element      Size         Weight        Thickness

2        100          FIRE          1.54"      26.50 Grams         .115"

3          50         WATER      1.34"      13 Grams              .075"

5          20         EARTH       1.073"     6 Grams              .061" 

10        10         AIR             1.073"     8.15 Grams         .110"

15          5         MAGIC         .984"     4.04 Grams          .061"

25          1         TIME            .984"     4.17 Grams         .055"

Full Set of 60 coins - Air coins are represented by blanks & an un-sculpted die.
Full Set of 60 coins - Air coins are represented by blanks & an un-sculpted die.

 ** See images of the finished Air Element, Harpy coin & artwork progress

2 Fire Dragon Coins, 100 Denom
2 Fire Dragon Coins, 100 Denom
3 Water Naga Coins, 50 Denom
3 Water Naga Coins, 50 Denom
5 Manticore (Earth) Coins, 20 Denom
5 Manticore (Earth) Coins, 20 Denom
25 Time (abstract concept), 1 Denom
25 Time (abstract concept), 1 Denom

As of our launch all but 1 coin is complete. The Harpy illustration for the air element/10 denomination coin is shown below. We’ll post continuous updates on the progress of this coin, each step of the way so you can watch the process unfold. Our Instagram feed shows the progression of the project from our initial concept sketches earlier this year, through first proofs. Follow us there to get up daily photographic updates!!

Harpy, Air Coin, 20 Denom Final Line Art
Harpy, Air Coin, 20 Denom Final Line Art
Fire Dragon Coin & original art.
Fire Dragon Coin & original art.
Water Naga coin, with original art.
Water Naga coin, with original art.
Water Naga Die
Water Naga Die
Time Coin, front & back dies with first proof before the antiquing process.
Time Coin, front & back dies with first proof before the antiquing process.
Time Coin first proof
Time Coin first proof

Here you can see the transformation from a brass blank to a finished antiqued coin. 

Water Naga Antiquing process.
Water Naga Antiquing process.

The process from initial sketch to finished coin, requires a lot of work & a great deal of precision to meet our high standards. We have a great team from our Designers & Engravers to our Coining Experts & it takes all of us to bring you quality, die struck, realistic currency. We hope there is enough enthusiasm for Kerry's amazing art & this awesome concept to bring it to life. 

The only Add on item not listed in this menu are the Vintage Filigree Bezels, which we have a limited quantity of, (3) so they have been listed in the reward menu. Please use the same process, but select that reward tier. Add on items be they available immediately or as a stretch goal to unlock can be added to your pledge by clicking the “Manage Pledge” button on the top right of the project page. Simply add your initial pledge & your add on items together & increase your pledge accordingly. Once the Campaign concludes we will send out a survey so you can indicate which Add on items (and the quantities) you would like.

 **UPDATE** Monday November 18th 8:34pm EST!

Additional Add on item Available - with all pledges $60+

ONE .999 FINE SILVER 1.54" Fire Dragon Coin - $60 

(No photo available. These will not be minted until the Kickstarter ends.) The metal will be .999 Troy Ounce of Sterling Silver. The finish will be BRIGHT & SHINY, silver.  
**Please note there IS a reward tier for 1 Fine Silver coin & 1 full set, already listed. This option is if you chose a high reward tier but would like to ADD ON 1 (or more) of the ONE .999 FINE SILVER - Fire Dragon Coins!

Thanks!

Vintage Filigree Bezel Setting, shown with Fire Dragon Coin. (not included.)
Vintage Filigree Bezel Setting, shown with Fire Dragon Coin. (not included.)
Filigree Bezel add on item shown on the left -- Fire Dragon in setting shown on the right
Filigree Bezel add on item shown on the left -- Fire Dragon in setting shown on the right
Sterling Silver Bezel, add on - Shown with the Fire Dragon Coin (not included)
Sterling Silver Bezel, add on - Shown with the Fire Dragon Coin (not included)
Color Fire Dragon Coin - Add On Item
Color Fire Dragon Coin - Add On Item
Fire Dragon Keychain - Add On Item
Fire Dragon Keychain - Add On Item
Water Naga - Card Artwork. Hand illustrated & painted
Water Naga - Card Artwork. Hand illustrated & painted

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

There are always challenges but we are confident & passionate about creating coins & have been doing so since 1835!
Since our last campaign we've completed all artwork & tooling for the coins & only need you to create the rest.

As a private mint the challenges & risks associated with producing coins & medallions are minimal for us (& you).

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