I 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

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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.

Jon

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