A couple of weeks ago, I sent the check to the coin company and they cashed it and we’re off to the races on that front – the mint is running and I’ll be getting the first few thousand coins in the mail (well, you know, via some mailing-like thing) and storing them until the other critical pieces are ready to be mailed out.
The coins have numbering, from 0001 and heading upwards, and I’m already getting specific “requests” for individual numbers. I just don’t think this is the way things are going to go down – some people have waited years for these coins and someone jumping in line as regards the numbers wouldn’t be a very nice way to thank these believers.
Here is, roughly, how coins are going out.
The first 10 are being reserved, either for charity auctions or to go to specific people, like Don Woods, who were so critical to production there wouldn’t be one without them.
The next 150 are going to the Adventurers’ Club who invested in the movie so long ago, and are now going to see dividends on it. The coins will be done 11-61 to each person, then 62-111 to each person, and so on, so each member gets a sub-0100 coin.
The next set of 80 or so go to people who were interviewed, who all get a free copy of the movie.
The next come in the order in which people bought the documentary. Straight through. Order #5 is before Order #6, and so on. And so on.
While I realize people would like to be able to offer more cash and get lower numbers, again, I just don’t think that’s fair. People who ordered the movie and who helped with production should not be shoved to the back of the line by people waving money.
So there’s the setup. Thanks to everyone being so interested in the coin.