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Concept to Coin: Santa Claus

Do you know Santa? We do.  Below is a walk through the creative process and design elements of our Around the World with Santa Claus Limited Edition Collectors Coin.

Theme:  Around the World with Santa Claus
When one thinks of Santa Claus one of the most amazing thoughts is the global journey he makes each Christmas Eve to spread cheer and the spirit of giving. To honor Santa and his efforts we wanted to design a coin that reflected who Santa is in various cultures and how he is able to make his annual trek.

Concept Art: Once we pin down the theme of our coins, we create the concept art as a visual representation of the coin.  This is adjusted until it is an accurate example of how we envision the coin.

3D Model: When the concept art is completed it is used to create a 3D model. This model goes through various adjustments to ensure that key features are not only visually accurate, but also to ensure that they meet technical specifications for the minting process.

Finished Coin: Upon final approval of the 3D model, a die is cut and used to strike the coins into solid heavy brass.  This process is followed by a series of finishing procedures resulting in the finished high quality coins that we pride ourselves on at Icon Coins.

Fun Fact:  One of the things Santa does in the “off season” is preside over weddings. He is known to present the newly married couples with The Marriage Coin as a gift!  If you would like to have Santa perform your wedding, visit Weddings by Santa!

Design:  Front
The “Heads” side of the coin features a high relief 3D portrait of the man himself, Santa Claus.  As you can see, he is reviewing his list to determine who has been naughty and who has been nice!  In order to create the portrait, we had to make sure we knew what Santa looked like, right?  Red suit, fuzzy hat, white beard….  Sort of….  We all have a basic idea of what Santa looks like. At the same time, we also know he has a lot of helpers.  We wanted the coin to look like Santa.  The real deal.  Truth be told, we have known Santa personally for quite some time, so we asked him to send us some reference photos.

Surrounding the portrait are twelve names that Santa goes by around the world:

English (UK): Father Christmas
Danish: Julemanden
Chilean Spanish: Viejo Pascuero
Chinese: Dun Che Lao Ren
French: Père Noël
German: Weihnachtsmann
Hungarian: Mikulas
Italian: Babbo Natale
Japanese: Hoteiosho
Romanian: Mos Craciun
Russian:Ded Moroz
Dutch: Sinterklaas

Fun Fact: The brass used to strike these beautiful coins was provided by Santa’s Workshop, and is the very same brass the elves use to create the reindeer’s sleigh bells. A special thanks to Smitty, the Workshop Blacksmith, for all his help!

Design: Back
The “Tails” side of the coin features a magical recreation of the compass Santa uses to travel the world on Christmas Eve!  Although lots of technological advances and upgrades have been made to Santa’s sleigh over the years, this trusty compass is the driving force to keep Santa on course.  While usually under tight wraps, Santa allowed us unprecedented access to the compass in order to accurately portray the finest details.  Thanks, Santa!

Surrounding the compass is a variety of languages from around the world proclaiming “Merry Christmas”:

English: Merry Christmas
Spanish: Feliz Navidad
Irish: Nollaig  Chridheil
Albanian: Gëzuar Krishtlindjet
Italian: Buon Natale
French: Joyeux Noël
Hawaiian: Mele Kalikimaka
Finish: Hyvää Joulua
German: Fröhliche Weihnachten
Samoan: Manuia le Kirisimasi

Fun Fact: Ever wonder where Santa gets his belly? There is a good chance that it comes from one of his other “off season” activities, Santa’s BBQ Catering!  Check out all the goodies Santa whips up here.

Only 500 Around the World with Santa Claus Collectors Coins are available worldwide.

Click Here to Order Yours Today!

And of course, everyone here at Icon Coins would like to thank Santa Claus for sharing with us in this very special way, and for all that he does to spread joy, happiness, and the spirit of giving around the globe! 

Merry Christmas, Santa.
You are the truest of ICONS!!

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Thanksgiving Special at Icon Coins

Happy Thanksgiving from Icon Coins!  To help usher in the holiday shopping season we are offering a great Thanksgiving Special.  Simply buy 2 of our beautiful collectors coins and get one FREE!!

Here’s how it works…

Step 1: Choose the three coins you would like to purchase and add them to your shopping cart.

Step 2: Enter coupon code: TURKEY

We will deduct the full price of the third coin from your total giving you three awesome coins for the price of two!!

This offer is available from 11/20-11/23/2017.  One free coin per order. Cannot be combined with other offers or coupons.

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Thank You Oregon Bigfoot Festival

We would like to thank JC Mercer, Jr. and his entire event staff for putting on a great event this past weekend.  We at Icon Coins were very happy to sponsor this event!  The festival drew close to 4000 Bigfoot enthusiasts who enjoyed a host of activities throughout the day!!

The festivities included a special appearance by Finding Bigfoot star, Cliff Barackman, who treated fans to a special VIP Conference and Meet & Greet!

Keep up to date on info for next years event at the Oregon Bigfoot Festival website! Click Here!

If you would like to order a Bigfoot Collectors Coin, visit our store here!

Star of Animal Planet’s hit show Finding Bigfoot, Cliff Barackman and Shane Corson from Monster X Radio showing off their Bigfoot Collectors Coins from Icon Coins!
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Icon Coins Announces Santa Claus Coin

We are happy to announce that next addition to our line of high quality collectible coins is the one and only Santa Claus!  Stay tuned to for updates and availability as we prepare to unveil the design of the coin in the coming weeks along with special announcements and information.

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The Roswell Incident Coin Now Available

We are happy to announce that our brand new The Roswell Incident Collectors Coin is now available!  These awesome new coins come just in time for the 70th anniversary of the infamous 1947 event that some call the most important happening in human history! The Roswell Incident Collectors Coin is limited to only 500 coins worldwide. Each coin includes a signed and numbered C.O.A. and an alien grey velvet coin pouch.

Stop by the Icon Coins shop page to order yours today!  Click Here
All orders ship within 24 hours except on Sunday!

Special thank you to everyone who pre-ordered The Roswell Incident Collectors Coin!  All pre-orders have shipped and will arrive to you shortly!


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Introducing The Roswell Incident Limited Edition Coin

Icon Coins Announces The Roswell Incident as its Next Limited Edition Collectible announced today that it will be releasing a limited edition collectors coin on May 20th, 2017 in honor of the 70th anniversary of The Roswell Incident. An icon in popular culture, The Roswell Incident has been the subject of various conspiracy theories, literature, television and film productions, and scientific debate since July, 1947 when a local rancher reported a crash on his land. While official word claims a simple weather balloon crashed in Roswell, New Mexico, witness accounts tell a very different story of out-of-this-world technology, extra-terrestrial beings, and a massive conspiracy & cover-up.

“The Roswell Incident fits in perfectly with what we do here at Icon Coins and it’s a perfect candidate for a high quality collectible.” said Ralph Asbury, lead designer and founder of Icon Coins. “There are so many different facets to The Roswell Incident and that’s why it has become such a phenomenon in popular culture.”

Design and Inspiration

The Roswell Incident Limited Edition Collectors Coin is not only inspired by the incident itself, but also by society’s enormous interest is extra-terrestrial life, space exploration, and very idea of whether or not we are alone in the universe. The design of the coin was inspired by the Pioneer Plaques and the Voyager Gold Records compiled by Carl Sagan as the first physical messages sent into space in the 1970s. In similar presentation, The Roswell Incident coin depicts various aspects of the incident including a classic alien face, crash site indicator, hieroglyphics found on some of the debris, a crashed flying saucer, and more.


The Roswell Incident Limited Edition Collectors Coin is a high quality die struck coin measuring 1.75″ in diameter minted in heavy solid brass with an antique silver finish. The coin is strictly limited to 500 coins worldwide. Each coin includes a signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity and an alien grey velvet coin pouch.

Pricing and Availability

The Roswell Incident Limited Edition Collectors Coins is available exclusively at Advance orders can be placed now at a discounted price of $14.99 (regular price $19.99). All advance orders will be shipped on or before May 20th, 2017. Certificate numbers are assigned on a first come first serve basis.

About Icon Coins

Icon Coins is a branch of Lunar Moth Entertainment specializing in high quality collectible coins inspired by the icons of pop culture. Previous coins have included Jaws, Eddie Munster, The Wizard of Oz, and Bigfoot. For more information visit

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Icon Coins Sponsors Giveaway on Live Oz Collectors Broadcast Tonight!

Icon Coins is happy to be sponsoring a trivia based giveaway during a live broadcast on Wizard of Oz Collectors United tonight at 8PM Central.  The giveaway will be hosted by renowned Oz collector, Walter Krueger.  Walter is the creator and head administrator of Wizard of Oz Collectors United, an online community and indispensable resource for Oz collectors. Two lucky winners will receive an Icon Coins Limited Edition Wizard of Oz Collectors Coin!

Good luck everyone!


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Icon Coins Sponsors 2017 Oregon Bigfoot Festival

We are happy to announce that Icon Coins has teamed up with the Oregon Bigfoot Festival.   The festival takes place on Saturday August 19, 2017 at Glenn Otto Park in Troutdale Oregon. Come enjoy, Bigfoot exhibits, special presentations, guest speakers, food carts, merchandise vendors, carnival-style games and more.


Visit the Oregon Bigfoot Festival on Facebook: Click Here

Official Oregon Bigfoot Festival website: Click Here

Order your Limited Edition Bigfoot Collectors Coin