21221Re: [SCA-Archery] coins-1st strike
- Jul 3, 2006Sir Jon,
I think you should charge US$1.00 per coin to make things simple.
Hopefully, the "extra" 40 cents will take care of "shipping and handling"
and still leave you a bit to add to your coining kitty (above the dime you
Any additional accumulation could go to coin donations to the Crown or whatever.
At 11:58 AM 7/3/06 -0700, John edgerton wrote:
>The monyer's guild made the first strike of the archery coins.
>However, they were only able to strike 250 of them. This unfortunately
>means that most of you will not be able to have as many coins as you
>wanted this time. And for that, I am most sorry and offer my
>apologies. The 250 coins divided by 55 people would be only 4.5 each
>maximum. So, I will have to make it only 4 coins per person, at 25
>cents per coin plus postage and an envelope, for this strike. At
>least everyone will be able to see how the coins look.
>The guild master says that they will have a meeting this Friday and he
>will be able, after that, to let me know when they can do the next
>strike and how many they can strike. This time I should be near the
>top of the list for striking and should be able to get a much larger
>number of coins. I have told him that many of you need the coins for
>upcoming events and he is going to try to get them made as soon as
>possible. I should be able to post the information by early next week.
>That was the fairly good news. Now for the somewhat bad news. The
>guild has raised the price on all their future strikes from 25 to 50
>cents each. So, all future archery coins that the guild makes for me
>will cost me 50 cents each. If the next strike should be large, maybe
>1000 coins, I will have to come up with the 500 dollars to cover the
>striking. I was able to manage the 25 cents, but am not sure how I can
>manage the 50 cents for large strikes. I had intended to make the
>coins available as inexpensively as possible and did not expect the
>price to me to double. So ...... as much as I do not like having to
>do this, I am going to have to ask for payment in advance of me
>actually having the coins on hand. I can not guarantee just when and
>how many coins the guild will strike for me at each strike. Therefore
>I will not be accepting money from you for future strikes until the
>guild has given me a projected date and number for each strike. I have
>taken all the email requesting coins and made a hard copy file of them
>and will attempt to fill these existing requests first and in order of
>receipt, from future strikings.
>Since this has now doubled the cost of future coins, some of you may no
>longer want them or may want fewer of them. Please feel free to cancel
>or reduce your original request.
>Now, on top of this ...... I would like to add a small charge per coin
>to build up funds for future making of dies for new coins, such as the
>Saint George/Crossbowman coin, and to be able to sometimes order some
>additional coins to have on hand if someone needs to have some for a
>special presentation and can not wait for the next strike. Would 10
>cents per coin be considered too much?
>Again, my apologies for what I had intended to be a simple project to
>commemorate the Fortieth anniversary of SCA target archery turning
>somewhat more complicated and more expensive.
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