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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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:iconheartwarm:
Heartwarm Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Pinkie Crazy Meh gawd, why are we not funding this?Fluttershy squee 
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Heartwarm Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
BTW, if you can get these made at a store or something. Then i was thinking: if you make this template-order on one of these, the store who creates the coin itself can ship them to us (buyers)? idea?Christmas hat (Request) 
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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 Digital 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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:iconakili-amethyst:
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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Akili-Amethyst Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
#622 :D
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Mendelian Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Is there any chance to see you at the Galacon. I would love to buy some.

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Akili-Amethyst Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
When is it? I haven't signed up for any cons besides BronyCon yet.
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Mendelian Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is next weekend, it is in Germany and it is sold out. www.galacon.eu
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I hope it will be possible to order some in future.
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Akili-Amethyst Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ah. I'm going to BronyCon this coming weekend anyway. :hmm:
Not even sure I could ever afford going over seas! lol
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TwilightStar Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student General Artist
The etsy shop doesnt show any items. Are they all gone?
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Akili-Amethyst Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Read my journals please.
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Nejirush Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Just asking, Can you make the side my name? If not, It's okay.
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Akili-Amethyst Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Not really. It would take it's own mold, and you'd have to buy 100 of them.
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NEREVAR117 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Oh my god, I -need- one of these! The Celestia and Luna one, I mean. Are there none left available? Maybe I'm stupid, but I can't find an actual 'buy' link anywhere.
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Akili-Amethyst Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
They're sold out for the moment. Don't worry, I'm listing more real soon!
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NEREVAR117 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Oh, good. It's just that I've always wanted to buy -something- to hold onto and remember this amazing show and fandom by, but I never found a particular merchandise that struck me -- until now. I felt things like shirts and posters were just flamboyant and not really my style. But a coin, much less such a lovely coin, something that can last years and look good? Nice!
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vBeta Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
I suppose I'm too late and dead out of luck on the Luna coins, seeing the last comment on the Etsy page was over two months old. Is there any chance at all of still getting one? Or am I just going to have to wait for someone to part with theirs?
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foxgirlKira Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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WOW! This is truly AMAZING!
This is what I love about MLP:FIM! All the cool stuff fans make so I can buy stuff! :3
I would totally save my money for a coin with Vinyl Scratch and Octavia on it!
I can't wait until it's available to buy!

My money is waiting...
It will be worth it, I'm sure of that! XD
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glittering-pony Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
I have money burning a hole in my pocket. I want a Celestia/Luna coin so terribly bad.
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Akili-Amethyst Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Stay tuned this weekend then! ;)
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glittering-pony Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Oh boy!
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1magus Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
I want one so badly my wallet hurts! And I would definitely buy stained glass coin designs of your other pieces.
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Akili-Amethyst Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Keep an eye out this weekend! ;)
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andaverde Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
want,want,want,wantWANT! :D
seriouls i am dieing so get my hands on this! X3
hope to see you other glass windows made into coins too! id defentatly pay for a Discord coin! X3
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Akili-Amethyst Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Keep an eye on my journal this weekend! ;)
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Psybreon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah, I'm still waiting for the other coins and whatever else you can come up with! :D By the way, when is that contest ending?
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Akili-Amethyst Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
March 8th. :)
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Psybreon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Ok, thanks. I hope I can finish it by then!
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Berrynitas Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Do you have a twitter to follow? unfortunately i dont get on Dart often enough but i will purchase 1 of every style of coin you have :) especially the bits
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Akili-Amethyst Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I don't have a twitter, but I have a tumblr [link] and a facebook [link].
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YuioBrightside Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
how were these actualy made? did you smelt the metal yourself and have a metal press or what o.o
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Akili-Amethyst Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
There's a company in VA that will make your art into coins. Coins For Anything.
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YuioBrightside Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
oooh cools ty for info :D
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BobtheHuman Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
"Please buy via the website I post them for sale on."
No link or name of said website in view though...
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Akili-Amethyst Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I haven't been able to set one up yet.
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Dragnmastralex Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope Hasbro doesn't find out about these... your stuff is too good to get a C&D
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BluexXHorizon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Dis Coin, So buying it when it comes out! It will be perfect for when I play poker. I ALWAYS keep a good luck coin on my cards.
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AnonymousAlicorn Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
So excited, I missed out at the last moment when the kickstarter for the celly/luna ones were up.
I'm so buying one or two when you put them up!
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DJSeras Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well done, I want one, but money
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Mickey103 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
how did you made this stained glass into a coin?
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Akili-Amethyst Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
There's a company online that will make any art into coins for you if you have the money. They're called Coins For Anything. :) Pretty awesome, huh?
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Mickey103 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Cool.so what the name of the company?
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