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NEW COIN: Water Otter

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I've been working on my next coin, Water Otter! (That is really fun to say!)

 

It is two inches tall, and features a gem on one side.

 

I grew up on the central coast of California, and I always think of sea otters when I think of this area. They are adorable, playful animals, and just a joy to watch. They are endangered, but it is still possible to see them floating on their backs, munching on their lunch near the kelp beds in the Monterey Bay. I wanted to capture their graceful water acrobatics in this coin, but with a playful style to the artwork.

 

The back features the kelp forests that they call home, along with a Garibaldi fish (not to be confused with the Babylon 5 character </geek>), another native to this area. If you look closely, you will also see a shark in the background.

 

The coin is trackable and will have a unique icon.

 

Here are the three sample versions (the samples should get to me on Monday, and I will try to take better pictures):

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It otter sell real well...great coin!

 

ILYK

 

edited to add, the green on copper is my favorite!

 

ILYK
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You store them in water of course! ;)

 

The cost will likely be $10/each.

I need to get the samples in hand to see if I want to make any changes, but other than tweaking gem colors, I'm pretty happy with them from the photos, so it will likely be about 3-4 weeks for them to arrive after I put in the order.

 

They will be available for sale on my website:

http://www.asdesigned.com/shop/

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What a pretty coin!!!!! :D

 

Lovely animal and now a lovely coin for them!!! :D

 

I like the silver one a lot I also like the green in the 3rd! nice!!!

 

The shark is beautiful! Just like when you can see him from.... above the water.... in some movies or documentaries they show that.... they are flying with a helicopter or something and they can see a shark shadow close to the beach... in the sandy sea bottom....

 

I love the detail of the otter holding the gem stone! :D That's her food or the rock she uses to break the oysters! :D

 

Lovely coins anne!!! :D

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They turned out GREAT! (including the Garibaldi! :lol: ) I've only been lucky enough to visit CA once but otters are one of the standout memories of that trip. Can't wait for the coins.

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These look really good Anne. Having just spent time kayaking with your California otters, you know I will need at least one. :)

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I so Love the White Sea Otter, Please save one for me. Great Looking Geocoin. Love any geocoins with animals on it. We just rescued a doxie puppy

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I love the silver one - what a great idea and a great coin! You are right "Water Otter" is fun to say! :D I cant wait till these go on sale! Otters are one of my favorite animals.

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oooohhhhh.....i likey this

i am so glad there are such creative people here making coins for me to spend money on

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What a coincidence!!!

Today we were out caching on a frozen river here in WI. What do you suppose we found? Otter tracks! No kidding... At least that's what we think they were. River Otter! Pics Here

Now I really can't wait for the coins!!!

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Love these! Will definitely like one of the copper versions. We have river otters in our neck of the woods in Oregon - I've run into several while fishing and they are always so curious as to what you are doing on "their river." .

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I received the sample coins this evening! I will take better pictures this weekend or if I manage to get home before the sun sets. :)

 

For now, here is the black nickel version, front and back.

 

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And of course, what would a coin post from me be without a gratuitous "flourescing under black light" shot?! (Please note, this is not glow-in-the-dark, some of the translucent enamels just happen to light up under UV light)

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:wub: :wub: :wub:

 

That is soooo cooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Loved seeing the otters at the Wellington Zoo - I could have spent hours watching them play.

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Thanks everyone for the nice remarks!

I got home early enough to snap some photos with actual sunlight *gasp* so you can see the colors better. :) I've also tried capturing the pearlescent finish on the white one.

 

I think I'm going to alter the color on the front of the black nickel one quite a bit as I'm not sure it makes sense to have two brown versions. The back will stay the same.

 

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I'd leave the two browns, they are totally different, due to translucent and the metals.

 

Those otters look soooo cute. :anicute:

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Wow - they're beautiful. That pearl white and the texture under the finish on the copper are fabulous!

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WOW!!! The more I see the copper one... the more I like it!!! All 3 are amazing!!!!

it is so difficult to choose one that you like more... now I think I like the copper more! :laughing: Not that I do not like the others.... each one has its own beauty!!! :D

 

All look so playfull... just like otters! :lol:

 

I didn't know that about some of the Trans colours!!! so some look bright under UV light?? WOW!!! that's amazing!

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Anne, these turned out to be really spectacular! I think you may be selling them at the time when I am in between addresses again. I could be in Hawaii or Saskatchewan..who knows!~ In any case I for sure want a set.

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