The coins have arrived from the Monterey Company. These are the custom GET LAMP coins that will be included with each and every copy sold.
I could only afford to order enough for half the GET LAMP run (2,000 coins), but as soon as I can afford it, the second 2,000 will be ordered.
In case you’re wondering how big or small a pile of 2000 coins is, here’s some photos.
Sent Fed Ex, the coins came in 5 boxes, each with a few smaller boxes inside them:
Written on the top of the box is the number series that’s inside, like 0200-0300 and so on.
Inside each of these smaller boxes, to my surprise, was a bag:
There’s something kind of cool about getting a bag of coins. And as we were taught from childhood, if you get 100 coins, you get an extra life. I currently have 20 extra lives.
The bag contains a clear plastic bag with stacks of the coins:
They almost look like teabags inside this thing. I split apart the 0001-0100 series and put them into the box, so I could sort through them:
So, for the record, here is coin 0001:
Coin 0001 is about to be shipped to Don Woods.
And here is coin 0042:
As per the request of quite a few people, both privately and publicly, Coin #0042 is going to be given to Steve Meretzky.
If I wasn’t already committed with the pre-orders and the duplication payment to have the packaging made, having thousands of coins in my room would seal the deal. This is quite a lot of coinage in one place, and it will never be in the same place again.
So there you go, the coins are a reality, and waiting to be paired with the packages in the future. Great stuff.