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This is my first coin design attempt for a minted coin. I'm working on figuring out which metals and finishes it would look good in and thought I'd take some input, if anyone even likes it at all :laughing:

 

The quote is a J.R.R. Tolkien quote and the script/writing is simplified Tengwar, a written and spoken language created by Tolkien as well. Flip sides of the coins are direct translations of the opposite side.

 

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Beautiful Design, Cant wait to see these up and close. I think a chrome would look great or a black nickel with white lettering would look awesome.

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OOOH Scavok!

 

I really, really like it!!

 

I think it's beautiful!!

 

Can't wait to see it in reality!

 

Naomi :laughing:

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Way cool, can't wait to see the finished product! (you've gotten any required permissions, right?)

 

This is still just a design, nothing more yet. Glad you like it so far though (:

I've sent an email seeking approval, but I think I'm going to move ahead with a minter if all is well. I've just never done this before, but hey, the first few people like it :laughing:

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Roger, that's a GREAT design!! I agree with Joni...choose an antique metal and it will look 'amazing'!

 

I agree with both of them. Go with an antique metal and let the metal do the talking!!!!

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Everything is perfect. One of our favorite sayings :laughing: as a person and as a cacher.

 

I hope this drawing becomes a reality so we can buy one.

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Hey there, beautiful design, love the saying, would be awesome to see this one be minted. We would be interested in the buying a coin when they are ready. Count us in for one.

 

 

Barry and Val

 

sweetlife

 

Mountain, WI.

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Great looking coin. I bet a antique finish would look great. :laughing:

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Love it. I think it would look great in any antique metal.

 

I agree. I'm already imagining AB or AS...

Great design, Scavok! I can't wait to see how a sample looks (patience,,, patience) :laughing:

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I think there are a number of ways you could make this coin look wonderful. It's a neat design, especially with the 2nd level you have going. Good luck with choosing.

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It appears that antique finishes are in order (:

 

Is anyone interested in ant. copper?

 

I'm thinking

 

1. standard antique finishes (we all love those)

 

2. In my mind I see it as an all metal two-tone coin. The background pattern is pressed into a recessed gritty gold surface and the text, designs and circular perimeter are raised polished silver. The design parts with bolder lines and the text are at the full height of the perimeter and the thin lined parts are at a height in between the recessed background and the other raised surfaces.

 

The perimeter band is the polished silver, and the dark arrow points are recessed gold. The light arrow points (behind the lettering) is gritty silver. The lettering on the perimeter is slightly raised gold.

 

3. Number 2 but with translucent color with the gritty and scroll work underneath and the raised metal scroll above the translucent.

 

Ideas?

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Thats an awesome looking design! I'll keep a look out for this one! I do agree with the antique metals as they tend to show off a design a little better. Love the quote too....its always a favorite!

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Fantastic! And PLEASE make at least one for the derschlings in antique copper... pleeeeeeeezzz

I have this quote from JRRT on a T-shirt... it's one of my favorites.

I agree about maybe a map of middle earth on one side... maybe 3D like OshnDoc's Antarctica...

in any case, I'm definitely in for this coin!

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Fantastic! And PLEASE make at least one for the derschlings in antique copper... pleeeeeeeezzz

I have this quote from JRRT on a T-shirt... it's one of my favorites.

I agree about maybe a map of middle earth on one side... maybe 3D like OshnDoc's Antarctica...

in any case, I'm definitely in for this coin!

 

Well there's 2 votes for copper anyway (I like it too :mad: )

 

I had thought about a map on one side of it, but I didn't want it to be a LOTR coin, just one applying the quote as a concept to geocaching and life in general.

 

I don't know the legal aspects of using those pics either, with the popularity of the movies I'd probably have to pay or something! Who knows, maybe a LOTR coin in the future. After all, there were an awful lot of pirate coins over the past year... :mad:

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Love it. I think it would look great in any antique metal.

Ditto this sentiment! Antiqued finishes and no enamel would be awesome!

 

Antique Copper is my fav! :mad:

 

CF30

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Sweet idea for a coin! I love coins in antique finishes so any of them would look just awesome! :mad:

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This is my first coin design attempt for a minted coin. I'm working on figuring out which metals and finishes it would look good in and thought I'd take some input, if anyone even likes it at all :D

 

The quote is a J.R.R. Tolkien quote and the script/writing is simplified Tengwar, a written and spoken language created by Tolkien as well. Flip sides of the coins are direct translations of the opposite side.

 

NAWWAL.jpg

 

I really like the design...very Nice! :mad: If you want my opinion or suggestion, all that i see that I myself would want different is the design on one side. I do like the design, but at my first thought is that both sides look too similar. They are clearly different so 2 different dies will be made, I would like to see a different design on either side...but thats just me :mad:

 

If i was to suggest anything, it would be to use one side, such as the Tengwar side as is. Then maybe provide a variation in the design on the translated side, although I do see the opposing differences.

 

Just my 2 cents...I really do like it and will get one regardless! Hope that helps!

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First off, I'm really happy to see so many great designs being unveiled here in the forums as of late. This is most certainly one of 'em, and will look excellent in any antique finish chosen. I agree with 007BigD in expressing the hope that maybe one side could be altered, if only slightly, so as to not wholly repeat that excellent weave-working. It's a unique look that deserves to be "featured". But regardless of your ultimate choice in design, you've got a winner here.

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Wow!!! Two of my favorite things: Tolkien and Geocoins!!!!

Beautiful design. Antique gold would be my choice.

Definitely would be a "gotta have" for me.

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Wow, what a gorgeous design. I have to go with the majority about the antique metals, I think the antiquing shows off a really beautiful design in a coin.

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I really like the design...very Nice! ;) If you want my opinion or suggestion, all that i see that I myself would want different is the design on one side. I do like the design, but at my first thought is that both sides look too similar. They are clearly different so 2 different dies will be made, I would like to see a different design on either side...but thats just me ;)

 

If i was to suggest anything, it would be to use one side, such as the Tengwar side as is. Then maybe provide a variation in the design on the translated side, although I do see the opposing differences.

 

Just my 2 cents...I really do like it and will get one regardless! Hope that helps!

 

The two sides are actually mirror images, so when placed on a coin back-to-back (if the mint can get them lined up properly and the differences in raised/recessed parts of the scrollwork), it would be as if the weaving goes right through the coin.

 

Good point though, on any future ones, I'll keep that in mind.

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OOOH Scavok!

 

I really, really like it!!

 

I think it's beautiful!!

 

Can't wait to see it in reality!

 

Naomi ;)

 

What did I tell you, ? She Always says the right things :lol: I'm in for ant. copper, too ;)

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"The two sides are actually mirror images, so when placed on a coin back-to-back (if the mint can get them lined up properly and the differences in raised/recessed parts of the scrollwork), it would be as if the weaving goes right through the coin."

Good luck . . . It is going to be AWESOME ;) !

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First off, I'm really happy to see so many great designs being unveiled here in the forums as of late. This is most certainly one of 'em, and will look excellent in any antique finish chosen. I agree with 007BigD in expressing the hope that maybe one side could be altered, if only slightly, so as to not wholly repeat that excellent weave-working. It's a unique look that deserves to be "featured". But regardless of your ultimate choice in design, you've got a winner here.

 

Totally agree with the Yime here.

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Yime's right and there are so many great sources to draw on there. Just look at the designs on the round hobbit doors and the lattice work in the elfin designs. You've got a chance to make a great coin a truly extraordinary coin so don't hold back. Jump in with both feet! ;)

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I just wanted to let everyone know that I've gone ahead with a minter. No time line yet (I have no idea how long this takes), but it looks like its going to happen.

 

I'll get some samples, take pictures and keep the thread updated.

 

Thanks for your input/support! :unsure:

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Well some die art has come in :ph34r::(

 

I made a few suggestions but was overall very happy with the outcome.

 

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OK I am probably way too late to get one of those "the Hunt" Geocoins.... if not i would like to buy 2.

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I love both the theme and the design of this coin. I usually have a personal preference for the silver/nickel finish, but in this case I think any of the antique choices would be beautiful. It would be awesome to see this coin offered in a green/blue color variant as well... Thanks for sharing some of the process with the rest of us!

 

:)

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I just got the final die art from the minter and it is awesome! (But I'm not going to show it just yet :lol: )

 

The hopeful wait for samples begins...

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Wohoo, samples are in! Here are some runs testing different metals and enamel colors. Let me know what you think!!!

 

Antique Bronze:

tengwar-abrz-500.jpg

 

Antique Silver:

tengwar-asil-500.jpg

 

Gold with Orange Enamel (not my choice!):

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Gold with Red Enamel:

tengwar-gldred-500.jpg

 

Copper with Peachy-Orange Enamel:

tengwar-pcop-500.jpg

 

Silver with Turquoise Enamel (not the best photo, sorry!):

tengwar-pnic-500.JPG

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I think they turned out excellent. Nice job, Roger!

 

ETA: I just noticed that the center design is submerged on the flip side, and that's a very nice touch.

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OMG!!! B) I gotta get one of each on the two with no enamel!!! Those are... WOW! I'm speechless! :)

 

And if you should do a no enamel one in Antique Copper, well... that would be AWESOME! :)

 

CF30

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