+anne.and.eli Posted March 6, 2011 Share Posted March 6, 2011 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): Quote Link to comment
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