Last year I introduced The ImpeachMint Project right here on Kickstarter. I got a lot of love from people all over the world and within just a few days we reached our goal to realize the first coin in the series, The Trump Tower Commemorative Coin (aka "I Love It"). Additional coins dedicated to Paul Manafort and Sarah Huckabee Sanders were also released last year, and the project has been featured in The Guardian, Vice's Garage, and BoingBoing.
This Kickstarter campaign is to cover production costs for the second installment of the project, three coins inspired by the latest news of corruption and election interference.
This time I'm making coins dedicated to:
the July 25th phone call to Zelensky in which Trump solicited a foreign power for help in digging up dirt on Biden,
Rudy Giuliani's public (possibly criminal) claims of his involvement in dealing with Ukraine on behalf of the President and State Department,
and Gordon Sondland, the ambassador who was tasked with arranging a meeting with Zelensky at the White House in exchange for "the deliverable."
Early Bird pledge levels for single coins start at $19 (compared to the $99 post-Kickstarter price per coin). And all Kickstarter supporters will get their coins before they are made available to the general public.
All coin designs are works in progress and designs, text, and titles may change before production begins. During the course of this Kickstarter campaign it's very possible that additional information will emerge. The production process also may bring about small changes necessary for correctly casting the coins. The images posted here are the current digital mockups. I will be posting updates throughout the design, production, and casting process to let everyone know how the coins are shaping up.
A Sweet New Addition
This time around I'll be offering a special pledge level for collectors, one that includes a set of custom made ImpeachMint chocolates along with a full set of the three new "Ukraine Saga" coins.
My constraints for The ImpeachMint Project have and always will be to only represent the truth. Any text used is either a direct quote of the person(s) depicted, or the location or date of an event. No added commentary or outside opinion, just reported, provable facts.
I'm truly honored share that The ImpeachMint Project has been featured in The Guardian (Critical canvas: behind the year's most political art show) and Vice's Garage (These 7 Artists Are Redefining Patriotism).
Above is a view of previously designed and released, actual ImpeachMint coins. These past coins are not being offered as rewards for this Kickstarter but show the quality and detail to expect for future coins in the series.
How it Began
Inspired by the White House's decision in May of 2018 to release a coin commemorating peace talks with North Korea, I started my own series of commemorative coins: The ImpeachMint Project. The goal of the project is to highlight the abnormal nature of this administration while also asserting a record of factual events.
With the constant onslaught of breaking news, the American public is at risk of becoming numb to events and situations that with any other president would have been unacceptable. Many Americans are already past that point, having mentally recalibrated themselves to cope with the reality of the daily news cycle. Even worse, we have an administration that continues to attack our most important check to power — a free press — and with it, truth.
Risks and challenges
All coins already have preliminary designs, but those designs may change slightly throughout the month to more accurately reflect information as it is released. I will posting updates throughout the process so everyone knows what stage we're at.
Once the funding goal is reached, designs will be proofed to check for quality standards, which will take 3-5 weeks. After finalization of the design, 6-8 weeks will be needed to produce, package and ship the final coins. I anticipate shipments to go out in February 2020, but I will make every effort to ship coins out earlier if possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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