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Akili's MLP Coins FAQ -updated July 2013

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 4, 2012, 12:09 PM


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First Coin: Celestia's Side by Akili-AmethystFirst Coin: Luna's Side by Akili-Amethyst
These two pictures are of ONE coin! One side is gold-colored, featuring Celestia, and the other side is silver-colored featuring Luna.
The pictures above are from the first run.
Here's a VIDEO for proof of the two sides!www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HB9HO…
(He pronounces my name, wrong, but that's understandable.)

Run 2 is featured below. The difference is the edge text. In the first run, there's no side text.
Celestia-Luna Coin -second run- by Akili-Amethyst


:bulletorange: These are gorgeous! How big are they?/What are they made of?

The coin is 2 inches in diameter, and approximately 3.5mm thick. It's a nice and heavy 2.2 oz brass coin plated on one side with nickel and (A finite amount of) 14kt gold on the other.

:bulletorange: Why is Luna's side nickel and not actual silver?
Because actual silver is only available in antique finish. It was either have both sides be shiny, or both sides be made of precious metal with antique finish. The shiny finish seemed more like the celestial bodies to me.

:bulletorange: How are they made?
I send my art to www.CoinsForAnything.com and talk a bit about what I have in mind. They make a 3-D-ish render and mint the medallions.

:bulletorange:SHUT UP AND TAKE MY BITS! Can I buy one?
Not online. I will be featuring them whenever I get a table at a con, but I have no way of selling these coins online.
Keep an eye on my journal for other announcements.

:bulletred:Why can't you sell them online?
As part of Hasbro's mass culling of fan-made MLP stuff, they have asked Etsy etc to take down all my pony-related listings. I assume they saw the large amount of money that was raised to make them happen in the first place, and they thought it was pure profit (It SO wasn't). I'm exploring my options at this point. Nothing is official as of yet. It has been the biggest setback of my life.

:bulletorange: I saw these coins on WeLoveFine....
Yep! I was able to make a deal with WeLoveFine for one promotion; for the first 1,500 sales for the Nightmare Moon vinyl figure, you would also get one of these coins! (With different "We Love Fine" edge text.) Pretty cool huh?

:bulletorange:I heard of another project that had Fausticorn on a coin.
The Kickstarter project for that one is now finished, and the coins are made! But, same as the Celestia/Luna coins, I cannot sell them online. These will also be available when I go to cons.
FiM-Fausticorn Coin -angles- by Akili-Amethyst

:bulletorange:OMG This is exciting! Are you doing all the other pony stained glass designs as coins?
It all depend on Bronies and Pegasisters like you. The other designs as coins will only happen if the interest is great enough. That doesn't mean interest as in you want to see it happen. That means interest as in you will buy them. I was only able to complete this Celestia/Luna Coin project because of people like you that were amazing and pre-ordered one before even seeing what the finished coin would look like.

Another reason the project was a success was because of Bronies like you telling all your Brony friends about it. I can't afford advertising, so word-of-mouth is the best chance of success these projects will have. When I do get the next project started, please post about it everywhere there might be Bronies!


First Coin: Celestia's Side: HiDef by Akili-AmethystFirst Coin: Luna's Side: HiDef by Akili-Amethyst

:bulletorange:I heard of another pony coin; the 'One Bit' Coin.
That's not my project nor my design. Check out BronyCoin.com



Thank you

-Akili



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AnArt1st Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
What cons are you planning on attending?... I'm a coin collector, and I LOVE coins :3
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Akili-Amethyst Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The only one I'm really planning on for this coming year is BronyCon 2015.
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Hunternif Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is unbelievable! Way beyond anything I imagined a brony artist сould produce. Fantastic designs, exquisite rendering, and such minute detail!
If I may ask how such coins are made? I honestly have very little idea. If it's not too much to ask, I'd be really interested to know the whole production process.
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Akili-Amethyst Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You can submit art to CoinsForAnything.com. They do the 3-D rendering and minting.
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VocaloidFanatic Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
You could make an ebay store and sell them on there.
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Akili-Amethyst Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Tried that. EBay charges a ridiculous amount for over-seas shipping. Besides, it's not the place to sell that's stopping me. I need at least $500 just to get a small batch of them made. And I'm all but broke.
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VocaloidFanatic Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
PLEASE make more coins
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Akili-Amethyst Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Would if I could
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wallacethe5 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Please, please. I am staying in Malaysia. Can you please find some mercy in your heart to sell these coins to me? 

I won't breath a word about this to anybody.
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14bux Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
What's your table # at BronyCon?
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