The first coin company I called, who seemed good enough online, was staffed by a salesperson who acted as if I was reading her the weather in Moonbeam, Ontario; uninterested and not overly prone to at least answering questions. I worked overnight to create some sketches of the coin, and then didn’t hear from them the next day. Or the day after that. I don’t work with places that run this way, so I looked up another coin company. The person who answered the phone at this new place was personable, helpful, answered all sorts of crazy pictures and asked for more information about the project itself, to understand the coin’s context in all of it.
I mailed along my rough sketch, and a few days later, their art department mailed me the following proof:
I’ve approved this artwork, and this is what the coin will look like.
People who’ve seen this and asked if they can buy the coin separately (I would like to think to have a second coin, but maybe they just want a coin?) have been told that yes, I am open to that.
It’s all getting closer!