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LDove
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:51 am Reply with quote Back to top

I am considering getting a geocoin minted. I have a design in mind, but was wondering how much the whole process starts - do I need to hire a designer or do they do that at the factory with just my rough sketch? We recently got our pathtags minted and we were so excited about that I would love to do the same with some coins. So my basic questions are:

How much $$ from start to finish
Is there a pretty good market for selling them
How long does it take

Thanks for any advice/help Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:06 am Reply with quote Back to top

You can submit your own art, but the coin will be more 'accurate' if you have final art completed PRIOR to minting. (in other words, if I wasn't an artist I dont think I would rely on the mint for my artwork - they are all over the place)

Start to finish - depending on number of coins - it varies. Is the coin round? 2D or 3D, how many colors will it have? Etc, etc...

I would EXPECT to spend around $1500 for your coins (Could be more, could be less) The market is good for a well-designed coin, and personal coins usually do fairly well. (As long as the coin is done well)

The time it takes depends on the mints art usually! Sometimes when you send over art, they just cannot get the blueprint right. I had one coin take 12 tries to get correct. After THAT is done, it takes about a month.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:09 pm Reply with quote Back to top

How many coins is that? Question

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Minimum for your own icon is 250
 
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