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Concept to Coin: The Jaws of Bruce

Below is a walk through the process of creating The Jaws of Bruce Limited Edition Collectors Coin.

Theme: The Jaws of Bruce
This coin was designed to honor the mechanical shark, Bruce, who has gone on to become a legend in his own right outside the blockbuster success of Steven Spielberg’s 1975 smash hit, Jaws!  Although it is well documented that Bruce was not easy to work with on the set, his film debut terrified a generation and then some.

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.

Design: Front
The “Heads” side of The Jaws of Bruce coin features a high relief closeup of Bruce as would be seen by the actors who filmed their final scene with Bruce.  Although Bruce was not a real great white shark, I could only imaging how scary it must have been to be in the water with him!!

Design: Back
The “Tails” features a high relief full view of Bruce perched upon his rig that was used to maneuver and control this mechanical menace, along with a set of familiar barrels, some spare teeth, and an iconic vessel.

Only 750 of these Jawsome coins are available worldwide!

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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.

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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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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.

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Visit the Oregon Bigfoot Festival on Facebook: Click Here

Official Oregon Bigfoot Festival website: Click Here

Order your Limited Edition Bigfoot Collectors Coin

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Bigfoot Collectors Coin Testimonials

Below is a small sampling of what people are saying about our new
Bigfoot Collectors Coin!

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“I purchased 38/500 on this coin. VERY PLEASED. I encourage all who collect this type of souvenirs to buy one. This coin will be featured in the November issue of the newsletter Bigfoot Times.” – Daniel Perez, publisher of the Bigfoot Times Newsletter (www.BigfootTimes.net)

“I just received the Bigfoot Collectors Coin, and I am delighted. Such detail was put into the designs.  Thank you for your beautiful work!” – Janice K.

“Just wanted to share my Bigfoot collectors coin I ordered from Icon Coins. Its very beautiful and maybe a bit bigger than a silver dollar and has great thickness and weight to it. If you guys haven’t I would recommend getting one definitely worth the asking price.” – Adam B.

“I collect all things Bigfoot, and this coin is easily the best collectible to come out in a long time!  Great size, weight, and quality!” – Phil S.

Order Yours Today!

Bigfoot Collectors Coin – Limited Edition
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$19.99 plus s&h

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Limited Edition Bigfoot Collectors Coin

bigfootpreorderIcon Coins Bigfoot Collectors Coin Now Available for Pre-Order!

Icon Coins is happy to announce our brand new collectors coin honoring Bigfoot!  Each Limited Edition 1.75″ coin will be die struck with a highly detailed 3D rendering of our favorite hairy icon and his unmistakable footprint!  Each coin is struck in heavy brass with an antique gold finish.

Only 500 Limited Edition Bigfoot Coins will  be available!

Bigfoot is one of the most iconic figures in American folklore with history dating well back into Native American legends and beyond.  Today, Bigfoot has become a pop culture phenomenon having found his/her way into almost every facet of media including television, movies, books, documentaries, and more.

Each Collector Will Receive:

  • 1.75″ Die Struck Bigfoot Coin w/Antique Gold Finish
  • Velvet Coin Pouch
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

Pre-Orders are now open for you to reserve your coin!

Pre-Orders will receive the lowest numbered coins in the limited edition and are assigned on a first come first serve basis.  The official release date for this coin is Sept 25, 2016.  Pre-Orders will ship on or around the release date.

Limited Edition Bigfoot Collectors Coin Pre-Order
$19.99 plus s&h

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Icon Coins Supports Shark Research with New Coin

New Shark Research Collectors Coin Available for Pre- Order!!

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Click image for a larger view of the Shark Research Collectors Coin design.

Icon Coins is happy to announce that we have designed a new collectors coin to raise awareness for the importance of shark research and conservation, with proceeds going to help fund ground breaking work in this area.

With the success of our 40 Years of Fear collectors coin in 2015, which celebrated the 40th anniversary of JAWS, we heard from a lot of people around the world who were also interested in real life sharks.  One of the most common requests we received during that time was to do a special coin for shark research. We have selected Ralph S. Collier’s Shark Research Committee to receive funding from this project to help the continuation of their ongoing work and dedication to the field of shark education and discovery.  Mr. Collier is a well known contributor to the field having founded the Shark Research Committee over 50 years ago.  His contributions have been consistent and plentiful in furthering the understanding of shark behavior and ecology.  Currently, the Shark Research Committee is developing a unique method of shark DNA research that will broaden the boundaries of various aspects of shark conservation.  Like many organizations, the Shark Research Committee relies on independent fundraising efforts to continue its work and we are happy to help!

Each 1.75 inch Limited Edition Collectors Coin is die struck in heavy solid brass with an antique silver finish and features a highly detailed 3D sculpt.  Only a limited number of these special coins will be minted worldwide.  Along with the coin itself, each shark enthusiast will also receive a numbered Certificate of Authenticity and a velvet coin pouch.

Pre-Orders are now open for you to reserve your coin!

Pre-Order your Shark Research Collectors Coin today to show your support for shark research and conservation efforts!  Pre-Orders will receive the lowest numbered coins in the limited edition and are assigned on a first come first serve basis. Pre-Orders will ship on or before the release date of August 28, 2016.

UPDATE! Randomly selected pre-orders will be selected to receive a special FREE BONUS with their order!! If you have already reserved your Shark Research Collectors Coin, you are already eligible!

Shark Research Collectors Coin
$24.99 plus s&h

Now Available!  Click Here to Order!

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Stay tuned to www.IconCoins.com for more announcements!

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Icon Coins Meets a Munster

Eddie Munster CoinCelebrate over 50 years of television icon Butch Patrick’s portrayal of the lovable Eddie on the classic television show, The Munsters!  Icon Coins has teamed up with Butch Patrick himself to bring you the “Forever Eddie” collectors coin.  Each high quality coin is die struck in solid heavy brass and finished with an antique silver tone.  Limited strictly to 1313 coins minted, these are sure to become a sought after collectors item.

In addition to the Limited Edition Forever Eddie Coin, we also have a very special Signed Edition available.  This one features an exclusive coffin shaped C.O.A. autographed by Eddie Munster himself, Butch Patrick!  Only 350 Signed Editions are available.

Forever Eddie Collectors Coin Limited Edition Features:

  • 1.75″ Die Struck “Forever Eddie” Collectors Coin
  • Black Velvet Coin Pouch
  • Standard Certificate of Authenticity Numbered and Signed by Icon Coins

Signed Edition Also Includes:

  • Edition Number from the First 350 Coins
  • Exclusive Coffin Shaped Certificate of Authenticity Autographed by Butch Patrick!

Visit Our Shop and Order Yours Today! Click Here

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