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Petrified Wood Compass

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I am proud to announce my second coin design, the

"Petrified Wood Compass"

A joint project of GO_JayBee and OshnDoc, a project in the making for a few months now.

The coins are available for preorder in two different finishes. The samples turned out stunning, better then I had hoped when I started this coin. JayBee and I will both get a few of these as traders (JayBee will have some in Antique Gold and myself in Antique Copper), once the prorder is over and the coin is going into full production.

 

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This coin portrays a slice of petrified wood, on which on one side a compass had been added a long time ago. This compass is now starting to weather away showing again the underlying features of the beautifully colored silicified wood, with the embedded colored minerals, which replaced the original wood during a slow process over many millions of years. During a process called Permineralization all pores within the wood were replaced by minerals and elements. The texture and coloration of the wood grain is extended through the slice of wood and shows on both sides where not covered by the compass. This coin was inspired by my first profession and ultimate hobby – Geology, combining the ultimate tool in geology, the compass, with the object of interest the rock.

 

The coin design is based on a picture of a petrified log I had taken many years ago in the Petrified Forest National Park (Holbrook, AZ), while driving across the US to deliver research equipment to Port Hueneme for shipment to Antarctica. I think Jamie form MadHattersNeverland did an excellent job helping me with this design.

 

The mixture of hard and soft translucent enamel on top of a textured background, as well as bare metal surfaces, is giving this coin a multi-level effect, with a lot of surface facets catching the light, trying to mimic the natural beauty of petrified wood.

  • They are 2" in diameter, and trackable on Geocaching.com, with a slice of petrified wood as the icon
  • Translucent imitation hard and soft enamel colors, with different granulations in the metal

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Well the coin is very beautiful but I really like the element of nature that has been incorporated into the coin. Congrat's to both of you on a project well done!

 

~tsun :D

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Just preordered mine. Very nice looking coin, and I can't wait to see it in person. Looks like it will be stunning.

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Absolutely stunning design!! Blast being an ex-geologist! :huh:

 

Thanks for the opportunity to trade Arne. :huh:

 

 

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Thank you for all the great compliments !!!

:huh:

Here is a picture of the antique copper coin I will have for trade.

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Verrrrrry nice looking trade edition of the coin! Hopefully I have something trade-worthy on my list that you're looking for! :huh:

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OOoouuuuu!!!! SHINEY. Happened to have seen them last night. Woke from the trace hours later and poorer.

Yeah! That happens to me too! Frightening isn't it? :blink:

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These are beautiful coins, Hats off Arnie and Paul on a great design, and Coins And Pins on the final product. :blink:

 

I have been cutting back on coin buys and mostly trading, will have to make a exception and buy a couple, hope for a special trade for the copper down the road :huh:

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Yes these look really nice ...the more I look at the pictures of them the more I want to see one in person and check out all the detail for myself. :blink:

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Pre-Order for these coins will close Thursday night.

So if you had planned on waiting a little bit before you aquire one or two of these. ---- Don't wait too long. :laughing:

Thanks for all the nice comments about these coins. :lol:

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What an awesome design!

 

 

I just had to buy some for myself...really, I did. :anicute::laughing::yikes:

 

:anicute: Is that like cooking the books?... inflating the numbers? :yikes:

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Would love to make a trade for one of these beauties!!!

 

 

:laughing: email sent :yikes:

 

Me too!

:yikes: email sent :anicute:

 

Me three! :anicute:

 

:anicute: email sent :drama:

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What an awesome design!

 

 

I just had to buy some for myself...really, I did. :yikes::yikes::anicute:

 

:anicute: Is that like cooking the books?... inflating the numbers? :laughing:

 

 

Well, it was the only way I would be able to get the Polished versions.

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when i will get it ?

 

Hi Daniel - it was a pre order, so they were not made when you ordered and paid.

 

They are being made now, and you should get them about 4 to 6 weeks after the pre-order closed. So you still have about 5 weeks to wait. Patience :laughing:

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Looks like I missed this one, but just wanted to comment on their beauty.

 

They're amazing. Just beautiful! :)

 

Sending you an email :laughing:

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That's beautiful! I'd love one!

 

:laughing: I trade you an antique copper PWC for one of your personals, what ya think? B)B)

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Received a notice from C & P the other day- projected start on shipping is Nov.2. Can't wait to see how they turned out. For anybody interested I'll have one of each for trade.

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The copper one looks great I did not know that you were having a seperate finish for trade. I'm behind I should read more. LOL

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:D The polished gold and polished silver coins have started shipping from C&P.

 

Hope everyone likes them (as much as I do). ;)

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:D The polished gold and polished silver coins have started shipping from C&P.

 

Hope everyone likes them (as much as I do). ;)

Great coin! I hope someone has stocked a few away for trades with the slow and uninformed!

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I have a few of these up for trade.

They turned out great, better then these samples!

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Everyone who had set up trades, I will get those shipped in the next couple of days to you.

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