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Coins in five different sizes and finishes, covering many themes. Completely interchangeable, and perfect for hundreds of games!
Coins in five different sizes and finishes, covering many themes. Completely interchangeable, and perfect for hundreds of games!
1,609 backers pledged $154,753 to help bring this project to life.

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After the campaign get information on this project: www.cqgames.com

The below art is what was completed as of the end of the Kickstarter campaign. To get updates on the latest art find the goods via www.cqgames.com 

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The first time we did metal gaming coins on Kickstarter they were universally lauded. Including at conventions around the world we've sold thousands of sets. Our Spanish doubloons are gorgeous, thematic and always draw a crowd. Check 'em out again:

Mmm...doubloons!
Mmm...doubloons!
Yay doubloons!
Yay doubloons!

OK, so. How do we go from that great product to something better, something that moves away from the "one-off" accessory and becomes an affordable system you can use again and again? Before we give you the big picture, here's a little skin to get you excited:

The goddess Nike
The goddess Nike

And see a set of our new "Ancient Greek"-era coins next to our super-deluxe doubloons:

Our doubloons, next to modern U.S. currency, next to our Ancient Greek set
Our doubloons, next to modern U.S. currency, next to our Ancient Greek set

These are a real set of the coins we're making, already struck and produced, that will be the first set in our series. Notice that they are all:

- Different sizes

- Different metal finishes (electroplated)

- Non-denominational

This allows them to be used for ANY game. It also allows them to mix-and-match with our easy-to-reach super-deluxe STRETCH GOALS...

This campaign is going to be dead simple:

- If we hit our $5,000 goal, we'll make an entire 51 coin set of Greek coins

- At $10,000, and again at every $10,000 thereafter ($20,000, $30,000, etc.), we'll make a new 50 coin set of a different theme that you can purchase

- At $15,000, and at every $10,000 thereafter ($25,000, $35,000), we'll make the giant golden 51st coin for the set from the previous stretch goal, to be included for free each time someone buys one of that corresponding set

Each set will fit ideally for a variety of games that have coins in their genre or timeframe. Our starter Greek set is perfect for a great Ancients game like Cyclades, or if you cheat a little something like Spartacus. Heck, you can really use them for any game: they are just beautiful art pieces! But they can also mix-and-match with the other sets we produce - depending on the success of this campaign.

The coolest thing? They can ALL mix together! If we end up doing 10 sets, each set will have up to five different sizes. Each different size is also the same colour. So, the smallest from each set can mix with the smallest from all the other sets. As such, for each denomination you have in your game you can have a bunch of different coins that all clearly represent that denomination. Not all of us will want to mix a bunch of different thematic coins to be used for the same game, but for those who do it is a unique opportunity to integrate beautiful works of tangible art into your games.

So finally, here's a look at all of these rockin' Greek coins!

The "Aegina" (quantity 20). Inspired by coined money from the isle of Aegina, the earliest Greek city-state to use coined money.
The "Aegina" (quantity 20). Inspired by coined money from the isle of Aegina, the earliest Greek city-state to use coined money.
The "Ephesos" (quantity 15). The coin represents the goddess Artemis, patron of Ephesos where the legendary Temple of Artemis was built.
The "Ephesos" (quantity 15). The coin represents the goddess Artemis, patron of Ephesos where the legendary Temple of Artemis was built.
"Reflections" (quantity 10). This brings together the iconic dolphins from the beautiful isle of Santorini with the two boys' opposing faces design that was common in the period, including in Thrace.
"Reflections" (quantity 10). This brings together the iconic dolphins from the beautiful isle of Santorini with the two boys' opposing faces design that was common in the period, including in Thrace.
The "Athena" (quantity 5). A bust of the patron goddess of Athens, along with her iconic owl. This is the exemplar coin of antiquity.
The "Athena" (quantity 5). A bust of the patron goddess of Athens, along with her iconic owl. This is the exemplar coin of antiquity.
The "Alexander" (quantity 1). This is a replica of his gold "stater", struck shortly after his death.
The "Alexander" (quantity 1). This is a replica of his gold "stater", struck shortly after his death.

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Risks and challenges

We have run four successful Kickstarter campaigns thus far. The first two shipped within two months of their promised date. The third is produced and being loaded onto the boat to America, also to ship within two months of its promised date. The fourth had problems with one of the designers but we took proactive charge of the process and, while one of the packages will be some six months later than we planned, the other will be closer to two months and we have been commended for our leadership and communication through the process.

For this project, we are working with the manufacturer who produced our previous coins. We've already run a set and thus can prove what we have in mind will work. We have a contract with a fine artist to produce all of the coins we are designing.

Combining our past successes with the challenges we faced on our last campaign, we have both proven able to meet and exceed expectations, and bounce back from adversity. We've learned from all of these experiences, and you can feel confident in trusting us with your support.

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    One coin, just for fun! Pick any one coin that we produce and we'll send it to you anywhere in the world!

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    Two is better than one! Choose two of any one set we produce or two different sets: the choice is yours!

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    Thrive with Five! Choose five of any one set we produce or mix em however you'd like!

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    All in... Ten sets. Yes, ten. 500 gorgeous metal coins, dirt cheap. As always, combine sets however you'd like. Overpledge by $10 for each set beyond 10 that you want.

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