+ElliPirelli Posted November 14, 2014 Share Posted November 14, 2014 (edited) Proudly presenting: My first personal coin. Both squirrels are drawn by yours truely and have been my avatars at several social networks. The front at first was designed for a pathtag for the milestone of my 1000th find. The one on the back is inspired by those drawings, where the artists use a single line to draw a face or animal. As the drawing with one line wasn't what I wanted to achive, I've used several. Now both squirrels have been combined and put onto a coin. Why squirrels? Well, I just fancy those rats with their bushy tails, they're lively and cute. Also they hide caches, as they collect their winter forage of nuts. As they are also forgetful, quite a number of trees was planted by quirrels. The overwhelming use of green in the background is not only a symbol for my occupation of horticulturist, but also the one colour Ireland is renown for. As I used to live there for over 6 years, the clover (shamrock) just had to be part of the design. There are 100 coins made, 70 in copper and 30 in antique gold. They are trackable on geocaching.com and have their own icon. They're 30mm square, 3,5mm thick and both sides are covered with epoxy, which gives them a nice smoth feeling. A hole makes it easy to attach them to anything you like. These coins are not for sale, but for trade. edit: to add the size of the coins. Edited November 14, 2014 by ElliPirelli Quote Link to comment
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