21223RE: [SCA-Archery] coins-1st strike
- Jul 3 9:13 PMI will be more then happy with 4 coins to begin with. I too feel the cost
should be at least $1.00 per coin but will give what you ask. Looking
forward to seeing these first hand. Is there a particular address we can
send the funds to?
Domingos de Leon
Kingdom of Meridies
Shire of Arenal
From: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of John edgerton
Sent: Monday, July 03, 2006 1:58 PM
To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com; SCA-MissileCombat@yahoogroups.com; West
Subject: [SCA-Archery] coins-1st strike
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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