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#64300
Rare Elements Fantasy Coins KS2 6 Months ago  
Osborne Coinage has started their new Kickstarter of fantasy 'Alignment' coins. They are America's oldest private mint, having been minting coins since 1835. Their coins are absolutely beutiful works of art. You can see more here:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/654503844/rare-elements-rpg-fantasy-currency
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#64623
Re:Rare Elements Fantasy Coins KS2 5 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
The Kickstarter has been funded and already reached it's first stretch goal.

Anyone who loves collecting coins and is interested in getting the highest quality coins for gaming should check this Kickstarter out. I was a backer in the first one and I can attest that these coins are indeed of the highest quality.

Unlike other fantasy coin Kickstarters (there have been three total that I could find) these coins are actually struck and not cast.

Not only that but the artwork is of the highest quality. As an artist myself the artwork for these coins and the craftsmanship that has gone into translating that art into metal is absolutely amazing.
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#65255
Re:Rare Elements Fantasy Coins KS2 5 Months ago  
The Rare Elements Fantasy Coins KS2 is in it's last days of funding and they've

To get an idea of how amazing the artwork is for these coins, here's a sample of the newest KS exclusive artwork, the Ice Hydra for the True Neutral coin:



Here are some pics of the other coins:














They've doubled their funding goal, so now it's all gravy. The more money backed, the more unlocked goodies so even if you are interested in a coin or two as nice D2's ;-) or display pieces, to add to your coin collection or to even add into your current fantasy currency set as nice complimentary pieces, then pledge. They're one of the few companies to deliver their rewards on time.
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#65283
Re:Rare Elements Fantasy Coins KS2 5 Months ago  
My biggest quibble with all these fantasy coin sets are the coins are all too perfect. If you look at ancient coins, they are all not perfectly round (far from it). They look like if you were to take a ball of metal and a die and hit the die with a hammer. Some times the artwork was centered well, other times it's off a bit while many times the coins aren't even close to be perfectly circular. I would love to see a campaign to get a set of coins made that looked more like what ancient coins really looked like vs the perfect pieces of art that these KS campaigns have been.
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#65284
Re:Rare Elements Fantasy Coins KS2 5 Months ago  
Alarian wrote:
My biggest quibble with all these fantasy coin sets are the coins are all too perfect. If you look at ancient coins, they are all not perfectly round (far from it). They look like if you were to take a ball of metal and a die and hit the die with a hammer. Some times the artwork was centered well, other times it's off a bit while many times the coins aren't even close to be perfectly circular. I would love to see a campaign to get a set of coins made that looked more like what ancient coins really looked like vs the perfect pieces of art that these KS campaigns have been.

You make a good point. It would be interesting to see if it's possible to create a more authentic piece as you describe.
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#65289
Re:Rare Elements Fantasy Coins KS2 5 Months ago  
A quick Google search for replica roman coins or replica medieval coins will find several companies that make historical reproduction coins with the kind of authenticity described, but they get pricey pretty quick.
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#65291
Re:Rare Elements Fantasy Coins KS2 5 Months ago  
jackattack wrote:
A quick Google search for replica roman coins or replica medieval coins will find all sorts of companies that make historical reproduction coins with the kind of authenticity described, but they get pricey pretty quick.
Years ago, a girlfriend at the time got me a replica Roman coin and a real one (which was cheap as it was very corroded) when she went to visit her grandmother in the UK. Here grandma lived right beside the Hadrian wall and villagers in the town were constantly digging up Roman coins and the like. I would imagine that the replica coins are cast and not struck.
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Re:Rare Elements Fantasy Coins KS2 5 Months ago  
Very likely. But they have the off center, imprecisely shaped, imperfect appearance of ancient coins. (Minus the centuries of tarnish.)
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