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  1. crake

    Coins by Crake

    Hey guys! Unfortunately I don't have a complete list of coins online anywhere, as several designs were for personal coins, including several nomads - one of which was for folks in NZ. The list on my site is fairly complete of all of the "crake" coins though. Folks have already mentioned a few of my designs, but I can give a little more history.... I started fairly early in the Geocoin days with the Bluebonnet coin. Then I followed up with Tracking Time and Navstar. The first Suncatcher coin and Monarch butterfly came after that along with 12 Days of Caching, and Astrolabe - one of which went into orbit, which spawned the "First Geocoin in Orbit" coin The wildflower, mimbres, butterfly, and suncatcher coins are annual releases now, and that reminds me - time to do some designs!
  2. So I have 10 boxes of Bicycle and Motorcycle Nomads sitting on my floor! Bad news they were all made incorrectly. A portion of the coin was not colored properly and the whole job is being remade as result. I'm waiting for an ETA from the factory but it should be about 2 weeks. Not my day. We'll keep ya posted!
  3. Preorders should open this weekend.
  4. crake

    Suncatcher 2008

    All open orders have shipped, but don't worry, we have more! You can see the details and place your order at http://crakephoto.com/store/preorder Enjoy!
  5. 2 finishes (no LE). Details and reservation form at http://crakephoto.com/reserve - They are schedule to ship in the very early part of December.
  6. crake

    Mimbres Geocoin

    Color list - LE's were polished nickel with 1 of the following translucent enamel fills: Purple Green Yellow Gray (some people see it as a brownish color) Blue Red All had black text. The yellow and red are VERY yellow and red. The other 4 colors are more earthy in appearance. So - when this all settles down I'd love feedback on whether this was a good idea or not - the hope was this would encourage trading!
  7. crake

    Mimbres Geocoin

    International is $3-$10 depending on the number of coins. Three 1.75" coins comes to around $6. Oh how I miss the days of the small flat rate
  8. crake

    Mimbres Geocoin

    Black Nickel Antiqued Bronze Polished Nickel with 6 different hard enamel fills Yes - coins will be available for a while, though LE's are on a wait list. You can place your (non-binding) reservation at http://crakephoto.com/reserve
  9. crake

    Mimbres Geocoin

    Oh wow - that's really quite something. You have a far superior display than mine even!
  10. crake

    Mimbres Geocoin

    I didn't get the email. Please resend at chris@crakephoto.com, but do hurry I have a floor full of packages and they're about to go to the post office.
  11. crake

    Mimbres Geocoin

    So the mystery finish was just that - a mystery. The finish is different in several ways - one being the coloring, and 6 flavors exist. The distribution is in a sequence, so if someone ordered 2 sets, they'll get 2 different flavors. Think of it as foil wrapped trading cards. You never know what you'll get.
  12. crake

    Mimbres Geocoin

    Mimbres had a LE finish, which is limited to 6 sets of 50 "flavors" randomly distributed in the combo orders. LE's are indeed limited, but the black and antiqued bronze will be standard-issue which means a 2-4 month lifecycle in the store. The LE's are wait-listed, and once I'm through the existing orders I'll work through the wait list. Which will happen late next week.
  13. crake

    Mimbres Geocoin

    Update - coins are scheduled to ship from the factory today. If all goes as planned pre-orders will be packed and shipped over the weekend.
  14. crake

    Mimbres Geocoin

    True, there were some brown/red's as well. Interesting thing (to me) is this variation in color was due to the differing amounts of oxygen present during the firing. Whether accidental or not, the effect is quite stunning.
  15. crake

    Mimbres Geocoin

    I don't understand this comment. The coin comes in a black nickel finished with white hard enamel which was carefully selected to reflect the black and white beauty of Mimbres pottery. The other finishes are secondary in my opinion.
  16. crake

    Mimbres Geocoin

    Est ship by Sept 6
  17. crake

    Mimbres Geocoin

    Yes, but you have to find me in person
  18. crake

    Mimbres Geocoin

    Its been awhile since I've posted about a new coin. But here's one that I really enjoyed making, and thought others might enjoy it too I recently discovered the wonderful artwork of Mimbres pottery while researching various artwork styles of the southwest United States. I was immediately fascinated by the complex geometric patterns painted into the interior of white bowls, and was amazed at the similarities between this ancient style and my own. So I had to learn more. My research lead me to learn of the long-lost civilization of the people of the Mimbres Valley in southern New Mexico and their evolution of artwork from plain pottery in AD 500 to complex designs full of sophisticated patterns during their "Classic" period of AD 1000-1150. Throughout this period the Mimbres people developed methods of painting and firing clay that produced stunning black and white designs (along with the occasional red variants). Then, sometime around AD 1200, the people of the Mimbres Valley suddenly vanished, leaving behind just a few thousand bowls scattered across less than a couple dozen sites. Inspired by the artwork of the Mimbres Valley, I created the Mimbres Geocoin. This original piece incorporates several design elements from various "Style III" bowls including a feather motif, a Sonoran mud turtle, and various spiral and zigzag features. The geocoin is available in a polished black nickel finish with white hard enamel which mimics the black and white painted bowls. It is also available in an antiqued bronze finish as well as a special limited edition finish. Reservations can be made at http://www.crakephoto.com/reserve/
  19. And you can't mention 10 while leaving some out, like crakeproductions.com for example.
  20. That's correct. There's a 3:1 ratio (approx) between v1 and v2.
  21. crake

    FGIO Geocoin

    That's cool. We probably won't get an official NASA statement, but I will try to get a statement from Dr. Love and, hopefully, a photo of him with the coin that went up.
  22. crake

    FGIO Geocoin

    I forgot to mention that the 3D relief is from a photo of the actual launch.... but they all look alike
  23. crake

    FGIO Geocoin

    On Feb 7 an Astrolabe geocoin was launched into orbit and traveled over 200 orbits for 5 million miles. In celebration of this event I've created a special Astrolabe which will be made available in May. I have a few die tweaks to make, including some additional texture in the background on the front, but in the meantime, here are some pretty pictures 2", Antiqued Silver, Bronze, and Copper Trackable (of course) More details to follow soon...
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