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About

The intricate detail of Kerry's art is brought to life by our time honored tradition of coin making. Her illustrations are handcrafted then sculpted by some of the worlds 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.

Rare Elements is a set of 60 coins & has been designed for RPGs & tabletop board games, 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. Below are more details on these substantial coins. 

Qty    Denomination     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"

The set will have a variety of shapes, designs & materials to give a more realistic feel to the currency. 

Please see the illustrations below for more specific details.

We've finished production on the first coin in the set; Fire Dragon, represents 100 & is made of Antique Nickel Silver. But we need your help to create the rest!

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

Fire Dragon, 100/denom coin
Fire Dragon, 100/denom coin
Back die for the 100 Denom/Fire Dragon Coin - Featuring Dethek Runes
Back die for the 100 Denom/Fire Dragon Coin - Featuring Dethek Runes
Fire Dragon, back.
Fire Dragon, back.
Designs for the Back of each denomination --Please note this illustration does not show the "shape" only the design.
Designs for the Back of each denomination --Please note this illustration does not show the "shape" only the design.
1.54" Fire Dragon coin, featuring dethek runes & irregular edge
1.54" Fire Dragon coin, featuring dethek runes & irregular edge
Artists Initial concept sketch next to the engravers sculpt, before cutting the die.
Artists Initial concept sketch next to the engravers sculpt, before cutting the die.
Detail of the irregular edge on the Fire Dragon coin
Detail of the irregular edge on the Fire Dragon coin

 In the next image you'll find examples of the Metals each denomination will be made of. Ranging from Nickel Silver, Brass, Copper plated zinc & the only bright coin, (20 denom)  Bi-metal (similar to the euro) Nickel Silver & brass. 

**Please note this image is for your reference only, these are NOT examples of the future designs - they are representative of the METAL &  SIZE only.

Examples of metals - please note, the coin shapes & designs are NOT present in this image, it is for METAL reference only. Also, the finished coin, will have a different 'finish' once they have been struck.  The Bi-metal 20 denom, will be the only bright
Examples of metals - please note, the coin shapes & designs are NOT present in this image, it is for METAL reference only. Also, the finished coin, will have a different 'finish' once they have been struck. The Bi-metal 20 denom, will be the only bright
Detail of the 11 sided (10 denom) PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS NOT THE DESIGN FOR THIS COIN - This image is for your reference & ONLY illustrates the 11-sided Edge of the 10 denom.
Detail of the 11 sided (10 denom) PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS NOT THE DESIGN FOR THIS COIN - This image is for your reference & ONLY illustrates the 11-sided Edge of the 10 denom.
Detail of the 11 sided (10 denom) PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS NOT THE DESIGN FOR THIS COIN - This image is for your reference & ONLY illustrates the 11-sided Edge of the 10 denom.
Detail of the 11 sided (10 denom) PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS NOT THE DESIGN FOR THIS COIN - This image is for your reference & ONLY illustrates the 11-sided Edge of the 10 denom.

Kerry's latest illustration, Water Naga will represent 50 & be made of Antique Brass. 

Initial concept sketches, Water Naga
Initial concept sketches, Water Naga
Initial concept sketches for Water Naga, 50 Denomination, 1.34"
Initial concept sketches for Water Naga, 50 Denomination, 1.34"

As the campaign continues & hopefully grows we want to involve YOU in our process. Soon we'll be posting polls (for backers) to pick the next concept for the 20 denomination, representing the element, Earth.

 A lot goes into making a coin & our process is very similar to that of the United States Mint,  check out this link to see the steps involved. 

http://www.usmint.gov/faqs/circulating_coins/index.cfm?action=coins

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. 

We're working on a few unique add ons & enhancements,  as well as minting a few of these in .999 fine silver. Check out the Pledge Levels for Fine Silver & other options!

One of the enhancements is a full color coin!

The Fire Dragon color coin will only be available during this Kickstarter!! (More photos to come!)

Full Color Dragon Coin
Full Color Dragon Coin

Another is a Limited Edition Fire Dragon Keychain!

Fire Dragon Keychain
Fire Dragon Keychain

In addition to these handcrafted coins, each set will include beautifully illustrated cards. 7 cards, one for each element & a unique "mystery" card. (Watch for updates on the art in the coming days & weeks!)

UPDATE (10/2/13)  Here is the first concept sketch for the Water Naga card!! 

First concept sketch for the Water Naga (50 Denom) Card
First concept sketch for the Water Naga (50 Denom) Card

Update (10/7/13) Final Line artwork for the 50 denom - Water Naga coin - is below! 
This illustration has been turned over to our sculptor who will add in the textures & render the image to cut the die. 


You can see in the image Kerry laid out partial textures to give him a guide where the scales will be. It looks great & we couldn't be happier! This coin will be minted in antiques brass, 34mm. 

Line work illustrations for Water Naga coin - 50 denom - 34mm
Line work illustrations for Water Naga coin - 50 denom - 34mm


As we move forward, all sketches, illustrations & concepts will be posted here as well as on our Facebook page, so you will be able to watch this project unfold. We want to make this process as engaging & exciting for you as it is for us. So stay tuned & check out the awesome pledge packages we put together! 

Onward to Glory!!

Risks and challenges

There are always challenges but we are confident & passionate about creating coins & have been doing so since 1835!

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

Regular status updates on the designs & our production process will be posted here & on our social media. Check out our bio & links to stay up to date & learn more about us.

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    GRAND TOUR OF THE MINT!!!! Come see how your coins are made!

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