Ok here's the final production art:
There's 2 Mario images on the bottom there to show how the coin will look before and after the black printing is applied to the jar.
Unfortunately to do this they had to remove the smaller detail from the jar on the regular coin, or it was going to cost an extra $65 to stamp a separate die.
Orders are now open!
Also please note that the cost per coin has been raised this year by $2 USD each:
- Regular Coins now cost $7 USD each.
- Colour Coins now cost $8 USD each.
It sucks, but production costs have going up at the factory apparently.
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Gonna see if I can get them to make the vegemite jar on the colour coin look like vegemite and not peanut butter, but otherwise I'm pretty happy with that.
Please check it for typos/correct dates/any other issues you can find. The size/thickness/type of metal all seem correct and match last years coin.
I think Luna Park would be appropriate as they actually have a "Penny Arcade" inside of it:
And I can now reveal that @Sammy.Sam
of Dino Timecop Force
has illustrated the art for the gaming side this year; "Mario Discovers A New Power Up
Question, do we prefer a red or green mushroom?
I think the green 1up looks better myself.
Let me know what you guys think.
Also I've personally paid @Sammy.Sam
a small sum for his work, but if you like his art feel free to chuck a few dollarydoos towards his paypal at: [email protected]
OP content here:
Gotta get this going, and unlike last year I don't have many ideas for either side, so if you have a photo you'd like to submit or a suggestion let's hear them!
We need something gaming related for the face side, and an image representing Melbourne for the back.
Here's a couple of photos I've taken that we could potentially use for the location side:
AMCI building (if you've taken a better photo of this building please submit it).
What's this artwork called again?
As usual we need to get moving on this, so please suggest ideas and submit any photos you have sooner rather than later.