About this project
Multiple-Usage Fantasy Coins for Board Games, RP, LARP, Film Sets
or Any and Every other Occasion you can think of...
I'm Tim from Fantasy Coin, LLC. We design and create exclusive fantasy currencies for use in many different applications. Being a huge gamer myself, my company and I are dedicated to providing a high quality, true-to-game experience at an affordable price. We understand how important lore and storyline are to gaming fans and we do everything we can to support and enhance the enjoyment of their game of choice. Which brings me to our latest project...
Over the last year and a half, we've been creating 15 new coin sets for use in board games, RPG's, LARP and as costume props. Each set has 3 different designs based on the fantasy currency system of copper, silver, and gold. Every coin we make takes about a month of research and development; we set our own high standards and only the very best coins make it to production.
Making coins is our specialty and we take it very seriously. We don't do flimsy - our smallest coin has a 25mm diameter, about the size of a U.S. quarter. Struck from high quality zinc then electroplated with colored nickel, we add an antiquated finish that simulates actual aging. With an average thickness of 2.5mm, our coins are heavy in the hand, they even sound and smell genuine, and each one is a little different from the next - just like real coins that have been in circulation for a while.
Please let us know your thoughts and help us make this the best fantasy coin Kickstarter project ever! As always, all comments are welcome...
Fantasy Coin, LLC
'Bringing Your Fantasy to Reality'
With the addition of the UK based warehouse, there have been some changes to the shipping costs. For USA backers, USPS Flat Rate shipping charges still apply.
1-10 sets (includes coins and bars("10 Packs" count as 1/3 set)) to UK and surrounding area: $15 total (including pledge shipping amount)
Canada: $15 total (not including pledge shipping amount)
10+ sets to UK and surrounding area: $20
Canada: $15 total (not including pledge shipping amount)
Asia and Australia: Original Kickstarter shipping rates apply.
If your calculations of off slightly, you can always add more funds in BackerKit to get more add-on items.
Specifications for all coins:
All coins are made of Zinc, plated with colored Nickle, covered with an antique finish, and hand brushed to bring out the detail and shine. They get better with use!
Gold/Silver: 30mm x 2.5mm
Copper: 25mm x 2mm
Exceptions*: The Japan and Barbarian set are uniquely shaped therefore measure differently.
3rd Party Review of a few of our coins in this project
True Silver reward level and above; UNLIMITED add-on items; NO additional shipping beyond the reward price!
Add-on Menu Clarification (graphics were giving some issues)
$10 Mixed Set of 30 coins from 1 theme of your choice (10 Copper, 10 Silver, and 10 Gold; for example from the Dwarven set)
$10 30 Coins of the same design (for example, 30 Sci Fi Copper)
$15 Coin Sample Pack (one of every coin made for a total of 45 coins)
$2 Cotton Drawstring Pouch (Holds 3 regular sets)
$4 Faux Leather Drawstring Pouch (Holds 3 regular sets)
$3 24k Gold Plated Dwarven Gold Coin
$5 Large Metal Bar (currently only Dwarven design)
$10 Small Metal Bar Pack of 10 bars (currently only Dwarven design)
$5 Antique 8-bit Coin Necklace (shiny version not up to quality standards)
You will be able to select your add-on items after the project has ended through our pledge manager (BackerKit).
Based on the element of fire, the obverse (front) of this fantasy set depicts a full Dragon (gold), a Wyvern (silver), and a Sea Serpent (copper). The writings are taken from ancient Celtic runes and a Sanskrit flare has been added to defy translation. The reverse (back) of the coins carry versions of the alchemist symbols for gold, silver, and copper worked into a Celtic motif with ‘magical’ etchings added for extra detail.
This set is a re-working of the classic Greek designs of Athens and Thebes. The historical artwork has been modernized and a border added for greater clarity. The gold commemorates Archimedes on its front with Archimedes’ circles on the back. With so many different city-states issuing their own coins, almost any combination is possible.
Based on Feudal Japan, this fantasy coin set gets its inspiration from many eras, including Tokugawa and Meiji. The set consists of the gold Koban, the silver Ichibubon and the copper/bronze Mon. For anti-counterfeit purposes, each piece is larger than real coinage and the Kanji has been modified.
Representing the element of water, this fantasy set has the bust of a Sea God on the front of the gold, a Sea Goddess on the silver and a Hippocamp on the copper. Each coin has a border and mint mark with water symbols on the reverse.
Inspired by Druids, this Fantasy Coin set is based on the Earth element. The gold has a Tree of Life with symbolic images of the four seasons on the front, the silver a Druid with a Bear Helm and the copper depicts an image of Stonehenge. The backs have Druid symbols in a complex range of symmetrical designs.
Based on the magic/spirit element, the front of this set has detailed images of a Dragon for the gold, a Phoenix for silver and various magic symbols on the copper. The reverse is adorned with Celtic knots and complicated magical designs.
This Fantasy Coin Set is based on an Elven race. The backs have Celtic knots worked into images of a Stag (Copper), Tree (Silver), and an Owl (Gold). The fronts have counterpart images to match the theme. The edge is a Celtic knot design and the “Elven” writing is of our own creation which was influenced by calligraphic Arabic, Thai, and Japanese Kanji; arranged in English.
This set is based on the element of air. The fronts have a Djinn for gold, Pegasus for silver and a Gryphon for copper and the backs display elements of air with directional compass runes. The writing is based on numbers from our own original 'elven system.'
If there is one set that needs to be full of symbolism, it’s this one! Many symbols from Egyptian creation myths were carefully crafted into a highly detailed and complex coin set which only the diligent may decipher.
The Victorian era collides with high technology in this Steampunk based fantasy coin set. The Dram, Scruple, and Grain add a "face value" (i.e. weight in precious metals) that can be used in any Steampunk universe. It's left to the individual to assign value and decide how much each weight of metal can purchase, allowing as much freedom as possible for the use of this coin set in your application of choice.
This Historical re-imagining is based on ancient Roman designs. The artwork has been updated, adding a border and clarity.
No eye-patches or wooden legs here! Our Pirate set uses images with a significant meaning for adventurers of the Seven Seas. Stars, ropes, knots, ships, and Anguistralobe etc… Any Pirate would be proud to possess such fine treasure, especially if they’d plundered it from your hold!
A uniquely shaped set of Fantasy Coins! The gold is the shape of a double-sided axe and decorated with tribal symbols, helm, and axes. The silver is oval in shape and depicts swords and shield. The copper is round and has clubs on the front and a shield design on the back.
The Sci Fi set was designed to give the feel of currency of another world or perhaps time. AS always, the story is left open to allow you to incorporate it into any game or role-play experience. The usual high quality of image and sound are incorporated here. The alien language and circuitry make this one of our most unique designs.
You may also choose a set of Small Dwarven Bars for every 10 sets.
Risks and challenges
We've been making coins for over 3 years now and we'd like to think that we are qualified to bring this project to life; however, there is always the risk of unexpected challenges. We have done our best to reduce the chance that anything unexpected will pop up by doing the following:
We're using our long trusted supplier which has proven themselves on quality and timeline adherence.
We've done the artwork well in advance and have made prototypes before launching the project. What you see is what you get!
We are remaining in our field of expertise...making coins. We are outsourcing shipping and order fulfillment to other experts so everyone will get their rewards as soon as possible.
There is no way to sugar-coat it; coins take a while to make, especially high quality ones such as these. We have taken out at least 3 months of work from the process by completing art and samples in advance, but the manufacturing and shipping process will take another 3 months. Not bad actually.
Everything is ready to go and we can move directly into production the moment we are funded. Keep in mind that Amazon holds onto the funds for 2 weeks after the end of the project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The $46 charge for International shipping is because the majority of destinations with over 4 lbs of coins will cost $60. We reduced it to $46 because partial shipping is already added to the initial reward level.
Canadian backers can pledge as if they were US based and add $15 for shipping.
The Bronze/Iron reward levels were added for those who wanted only a few sets. The cost increase for the higher tiers has the added cost of shipping a larger box. We have two methods of shipping via USPS:
Small Flat Rate Box (up to 4 lbs International): $7 domestic; $25 Int'l (Canada $20)
Medium Flat Rate Box (up to 20 lbs International): $14; $60 Int'l (Canada $40)
If you order more coin sets than will fit into the Flat Rate Box at the larger tiers, we will pick up the cost of the extra box.
Of course some stretch goals may only be available to backers at a certain level so the extra $10 for the shipping may be worth the investment.
No. We have set everything in place to be able to handle any quantity of coins ordered without delaying our shipping timeline. Our manufacturer has 5 lines of production with an average lead time of 25 days. We have allotted 45 days for production and 45 for ocean freight.
Actually, the more coins ordered the more efficiently we can use freight and import costs which open the possibility for stretch goals.
Each coin is hand polished which makes the effect slightly different for each coin. If one set looks darker than others, it was not intentional and more likely a result of the 3D design. Some coins have more negative space than others.
The coins are held against a brush/buffing wheel to remove the coating and let the shine through. You can use a hand-held brush from a hardware store to do the same unless you have a shop where you can do it; you’ll need some thick gloves though. Also, handling the coin will naturally polish it so they get better with use! The coating not only acts to bring out the details and add age but also to protect the coins surface (which is plated) from rubbing away over time.
Yes, you can get any set of any type in multiples of 30, including the base pledge set. 30 coins is 30 coins. Whether it's your initial coin set or an add-on item, it's up to you which items you want.
While you are certainly welcome to do this, you should be aware of the costs involved to do so. Here is a breakdown of the costs to create 1 coin design.
Artwork: $200 (free if you can supply your own)
Mold Fee from Manufacturer: $175
MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity): 10,000 (with up to 3 different designs)
Cost per coin: Depends on materials used, size, plating, coloring, and extras like containers and boxes. $0.20 - $0.80
Time involved: 1 - 1.5 months
We use two (2) methods of shipping in most cases; Small Flat Rate with the USPS, and Medium Flat Rate also with the USPS. In rare cases, we will use First Class Mail if the package is light enough not to require flat rate.
Check out Update #6 for a Quick Reference Guide
The Diamond reward tier is variable in that the shipping method used will depend on how many sets are ordered. A Small Flat Rate box will hold about 7 regular sets which happen to be less than 4 lbs. (the International limit for this box). International locations other than Canada will cost $25 for this box. If your reward level says that you have a limit of 10 for International such as the Iron level, that offer still stands. International locations other than Canada using a Medium Flat Rate box will cost $60. The Medium box has a limit of 20 lbs; however, if you go over that amount, we ship the next box(s) for free!
The $60 shipping for Medium boxes on the higher tiers is why you see a $46 Int’l fee ($14 + $46). The lower tiers having an $18 ($7 + $18) will equal the $25 shipping cost for the Small boxes.
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