+ECplus3 Posted August 9, 2011 Share Posted August 9, 2011 (edited) My wife loves amber. It is probably her favourite gemstone. So of course I've always got my eye out for something amber-y whenever we go antiquing or hit the yard sales. Just before Christmas last year I was at an estate sale when I found a beautiful brooch with a piece of amber nearly an inch across as the centrepiece. In the amber was an inclusion of an insect wing. It was just the wing but it was perfectly preserved so that you could see every tiny line. Of course, it went for way more than I could afford. But it gave me the idea for a coin... It has taken me a long time to find a mint that could produce this coin for me, but I have finally found one that I have confidence in to do the job. The production of this coin will take several steps and require no less than 6 moulds! I'm not revealing the whole design yet, but here is what the top will look like: The coin will be 50mm in diameter and 5mm thick (8mm including the amber dome). It will be available in Antique Bronze, Antique Nickel, Antique Copper, and Satin Gold. There may be some special editions as well. The coin will be trackable and have a unique icon. It should be available this Fall. Edited August 9, 2011 by E&Cplus3 Quote Link to comment
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