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Bitcoin => Project Development => Topic started by: Coinographic on July 13, 2014, 09:50:51 PM



Title: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on July 13, 2014, 09:50:51 PM
Thank you for taking the time to read the details of our fantastic competition!


ABOUT US

We are Coinographic.com (http://www.coinographic.com). Our company has been formed for the sole purpose of creating high quality, exquisite, Physical coins of eminence.

We hosted a similar competition to this on Litecointalk for our limited edition Litecoin and we are currently hosting a competition on Reddit for our limited edition Dogecoin.  You can find more details about these competitions from our News Page (http://www.coinographic.com/news) on our website.

It's now time for us to break into the Bitcoin world and create something truly unique for the worlds most established crypto-currency.


THE COMPETITION

This competition offers a huge bounty of 6 Bitcoins and 2 ounces of fine gold for a physical Bitcoin design.  As with our other coins, it’s extremely important to us that the design of our coins come right from within the heart of the communities that drive them.

If you are interested in claiming this bounty, simply post your design right here on this forum post.  Please be sure to clearly watermark any designs that you post with your copyright.

To give you some specifications of exactly what we are looking for...

Firstly the coin will be a limited edition of just 100 coins, minted in 2 ounces of .9999 solid gold.  The diameter of the coin will be 41mm.  The BTC value of the coin will be 5 Bitcoins.  You will need to leave space on the back of the coin for a 33mm hologram.  The front coin should have a space for the limited edition number of the coin to be hand engraved.

You should design all aspects of the coin from the coin itself to the hologram and the packaging it will be supplied in.  

We are looking for people to be as creative as possible.  It is our intention to create the most luxurious & exquisite physical Bitcoin ever minted. We believe with the help of the community here we can do that!


HOW IT WILL WORK

We will select the top 5 designs submitted to this thread and then post those 5 designs to a further thread and let the community vote for the design they like best.  The bounty will be split as follows;

1st Place: Limited Edition number 1 of the coin (2 ounces of .9999 gold), fully loaded with 5 Bitcoins
2nd-5th Place: Will each receive 0.25 BTC each for their efforts


PROMOTION

We will be going to a lot of effort over the coming weeks to promote this forum post via press releases and social media.  We hope that this help raise the awareness of digital currency and prick the interest of talent currently outside the world of digital currency and bring them to Bitcointalk.  We would encourage all users of Bitcointalk that read this thread and know any graphic designers to help draw more people into this community and point them towards this thread.


GOOD LUCK!

I wish everyone the best and look forward to seeing some original designs and hearing some of your ideas as to anything you think we can do to make this coin special.

If anyone has any questions at all about this competition please contact us via our website or post your question directly in this thread – Thank you


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: jonald_fyookball on July 13, 2014, 10:24:17 PM
deadline?


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on July 13, 2014, 10:26:38 PM
deadline?

The deadline is the 31st August 2014 - Thank you


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: S4VV4S on July 13, 2014, 10:29:22 PM
When you say 33mm hologram at the back, you mean square right?
33x33mm?



Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on July 13, 2014, 10:35:33 PM
When you say 33mm hologram at the back, you mean square right?
33x33mm?



i mean diameter circle - take a look at our LTC coin for an example - http://www.coinographic.com/25ltc-limited-silver (http://www.coinographic.com/25ltc-limited-silver)


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: keithers on July 13, 2014, 10:40:00 PM
When you say 33mm hologram at the back, you mean square right?
33x33mm?



I know you didnt mean this, but i actually think a square coin would look cool. Definitely uncommon...


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on July 13, 2014, 10:41:38 PM
I know you didnt mean this, but i actually think a square coin would look cool. Definitely uncommon...

Great idea! why not? These are the kind of ideas we are looking for.  Cant wait to see some submissions start coming in...


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: S4VV4S on July 13, 2014, 10:42:30 PM
When you say 33mm hologram at the back, you mean square right?
33x33mm?



i mean diameter circle - take a look at our LTC coin for an example - http://www.coinographic.com/25ltc-limited-silver (http://www.coinographic.com/25ltc-limited-silver)

OK, got it.



Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: S4VV4S on July 13, 2014, 10:43:30 PM
When you say 33mm hologram at the back, you mean square right?
33x33mm?



I know you didnt mean this, but i actually think a square coin would look cool. Definitely uncommon...

I know you are not a designer just by making this comment....



Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: thejewelrytech on July 13, 2014, 11:02:07 PM
Whatever design you choose to use? make sure it's legal theirs laws on making coin that can be used as a currency make sure you read up on The laws about  these things? and also seek Professional Legal Advice about doing something like this. http://www.communitycurrencieslaw.org/currency-laws/

U.S. Code › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 25 › § 489
18 U.S. Code § 489 - Making or possessing likeness of coins

Current through Pub. L. 113-121. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.)

Whoever, within the United States, makes or brings therein from any foreign country, or possesses with intent to sell, give away, or in any other manner uses the same, except under authority of the Secretary of the Treasury or other proper officer of the United States, any token, disk, or device in the likeness or similitude as to design, color, or the inscription thereon of any of the coins of the United States or of any foreign country issued as money, either under the authority of the United States or under the authority of any foreign government shall be fined under this title.


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: S4VV4S on July 13, 2014, 11:08:55 PM
Whatever design you choose to use? make sure it's legal theirs laws on making coin that can be used as a currency make sure you read up on The laws about  these things? and also seek Professional Legal Advice about doing something like this. http://www.communitycurrencieslaw.org/currency-laws/

U.S. Code › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 25 › § 489
18 U.S. Code § 489 - Making or possessing likeness of coins

Current through Pub. L. 113-121. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.)

Whoever, within the United States, makes or brings therein from any foreign country, or possesses with intent to sell, give away, or in any other manner uses the same, except under authority of the Secretary of the Treasury or other proper officer of the United States, any token, disk, or device in the likeness or similitude as to design, color, or the inscription thereon of any of the coins of the United States or of any foreign country issued as money, either under the authority of the United States or under the authority of any foreign government shall be fined under this title.


What if he/she is not in the U.S.?


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: thejewelrytech on July 13, 2014, 11:32:23 PM
Whatever design you choose to use? make sure it's legal theirs laws on making coin that can be used as a currency make sure you read up on The laws about  these things? and also seek Professional Legal Advice about doing something like this. http://www.communitycurrencieslaw.org/currency-laws/

U.S. Code › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 25 › § 489
18 U.S. Code § 489 - Making or possessing likeness of coins

Current through Pub. L. 113-121. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.)

Whoever, within the United States, makes or brings therein from any foreign country, or possesses with intent to sell, give away, or in any other manner uses the same, except under authority of the Secretary of the Treasury or other proper officer of the United States, any token, disk, or device in the likeness or similitude as to design, color, or the inscription thereon of any of the coins of the United States or of any foreign country issued as money, either under the authority of the United States or under the authority of any foreign government shall be fined under this title.


What if he/she is not in the U.S.?
I'm sure other countries have similar laws .Again seek professional legal advice wherever you may reside as Laws vary everywhere.I'm by no means a professional.But there was a case not too long ago where a company created a COLD WALLET for Bitcoin embedded into a coin and they were shutdown by the U.S government because only government can print coins for Legal tender. I can't remember the name of the company though? It's a very thin line when it comes to making any type of coin unless it's commemorative with no value Especially if it can be used for trade or buy things there very well can be trouble with making it.Governments don't like their monopoly infringed on.That's why I say seek Professional Legal advise don't just take my advice nor anybody Else's for that matter wherever you may be because it's better to know in advance for sure? Then before it's too late and you get a unwelcome knock on the door................


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on July 13, 2014, 11:36:46 PM
Whatever design you choose to use? make sure it's legal theirs laws on making coin that can be used as a currency make sure you read up on The laws about  these things? and also seek Professional Legal Advice about doing something like this. http://www.communitycurrencieslaw.org/currency-laws/

U.S. Code › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 25 › § 489
18 U.S. Code § 489 - Making or possessing likeness of coins

Current through Pub. L. 113-121. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.)

Whoever, within the United States, makes or brings therein from any foreign country, or possesses with intent to sell, give away, or in any other manner uses the same, except under authority of the Secretary of the Treasury or other proper officer of the United States, any token, disk, or device in the likeness or similitude as to design, color, or the inscription thereon of any of the coins of the United States or of any foreign country issued as money, either under the authority of the United States or under the authority of any foreign government shall be fined under this title.


Thank you for the heads up but we are actually very aware of all these laws... 

As a company we are based within the UK so they don't apply to us.  We are also producing our coins as souvenirs and they will not to be used as "current money".

We will also not select any designs that bare a resemblance in design to any other current money in circulation.

Thank you


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: smoothie on July 14, 2014, 12:34:08 AM
I would like to suggest the following given past bounties that were never paid by previous contests (i.e. Coinhoarder's Bitcoin design contest):

Send the 6 Bitcoins to an escrow so entrants are assured they (the winners) will receive the prize

I believe you have sent bounty monies to moderators on the Litecointalk forum for your previous contests. You should do the same here. Use an escrow person like say user/moderator Saltyspitoon who (last time I checked) did not charge any escrow fees.

Good luck to all of the entrants!


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Cranky4u on July 14, 2014, 12:51:42 AM
Great product line concept!

I am looking forward to putting my product engineering hat on and jumping into some fun.

Questions;

1. Do you requrie a costing estimate to manufacture the coin? e.g. are we restricted to machining, forging, 3d prinitng / sintering?

2. Do you need a list of material used for the case? e.g. injection molding, vacum formed plastic, suede felt, etc...

3. Do you require a costing estimate for the boxing material? e.g. platinium case is luxurious yet not commercially viable...

4. Do you have a target cost for manufacturing the coin?

5. Do you have a target cost for manufacturing the case?

Regards,

Cranky - An Engineering


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on July 14, 2014, 12:55:01 AM
I would like to suggest the following given past bounties that were never paid by previous contests (i.e. Coinhoarder's Bitcoin design contest):

Send the 6 Bitcoins to an escrow so entrants are assured they (the winners) will receive the prize

I believe you have sent bounty monies to moderators on the Litecointalk forum for your previous contests. You should do the same here. Use an escrow person like say user/moderator Saltyspitoon who (last time I checked) did not charge any escrow fees.

Good luck to all of the entrants!

We are more then happy to send the coins into escrow if the community feel its necessary.  It does create a small problem for us though...  

The first place prize is for a fully loaded coin and not the BTC directly.  If we sent the 5 BTC into escrow then it is not where it should be (on the coin).  We as a company feel that we have already done more then enough to establish our trust.  We have paid 100's of Litecoin in bounty (as you know) for our many contests on Litecointalk.  We have many people within the community who will also vouch for us.  We have always paid every single bounty or service provider we have ever used.

That being said if the community would prefer the BTC in escrow, then it is no problem for us.  I guess the 5btc could be sent to the coin address once it is received by the winner.  From our point of view as long as we can verify the 5 BTC is put onto the verified assembled coin then there would be no issue for us.

We are genuine registered company in the UK with a fixed office address.  We would also be more then willing to meet any bitcointalk member at our offices for any verification the community feel is necessary.  We are in this business for the long term and have no interest in ruining our reputation by not paying a competition bounty.  We have already invested a huge amount of money into the company - Thank you



Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on July 14, 2014, 01:02:18 AM
Great product line concept!

I am looking forward to putting my product engineering hat on and jumping into some fun.

Questions;

1. Do you requrie a costing estimate to manufacture the coin? e.g. are we restricted to machining, forging, 3d prinitng / sintering?

2. Do you need a list of material used for the case? e.g. injection molding, vacum formed plastic, suede felt, etc...

3. Do you require a costing estimate for the boxing material? e.g. platinium case is luxurious yet not commercially viable...

4. Do you have a target cost for manufacturing the coin?

5. Do you have a target cost for manufacturing the case?

Regards,

Cranky - An Engineering


Thank you for your questions;

1. We do not require a costing estimate to manufacture the coin.  You have no restrictions in your design.  We will source the appropriate suppliers from our existing lists

2. We do not need a list of materials for the case.  Feel free to design the case in any way you wish

3. We do not require a costing estimate for the boxing material.  Please use any material you like in your design.  If it is not commercially viable then we might choose to modify the material whilist keeping the same look/feel

4. We have no target cost at this stage.  We are purely interested in what the community would like to see in a physical representation of Bitcoin

5. As with point 4, we have no target costs as yet.  Purely interested in the design phase at this stage


Thank you


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: smoothie on July 14, 2014, 01:03:17 AM
I would like to suggest the following given past bounties that were never paid by previous contests (i.e. Coinhoarder's Bitcoin design contest):

Send the 6 Bitcoins to an escrow so entrants are assured they (the winners) will receive the prize

I believe you have sent bounty monies to moderators on the Litecointalk forum for your previous contests. You should do the same here. Use an escrow person like say user/moderator Saltyspitoon who (last time I checked) did not charge any escrow fees.

Good luck to all of the entrants!

We are more then happy to send the coins into escrow if the community feel its necessary.  It does create a small problem for us though...  

The first place prize is for a fully loaded coin and not the BTC directly.  If we sent the 5 BTC into escrow then it is not where it should be (on the coin).  We as a company feel that we have already done more then enough to establish our trust.  We have paid 100's of Litecoin in bounty (as you know) for our many contests on Litecointalk.  We have many people within the community who will also vouch for us.  We have always paid every single bounty or service provider we have ever used.

That being said if the community would prefer the BTC in escrow, then it is no problem for us.  I guess the 5btc could be sent to the coin address once it is received by the winner.  From our point of view as long as we can verify the 5 BTC is put onto the verified assembled coin then there would be no issue for us.

We are genuine registered company in the UK with a fixed office address.  We would also be more then willing to meet any bitcointalk member at our offices for any verification the community feel is necessary.  We are in this business for the long term and have no interest in ruining our reputation by not paying a competition bounty.  We have already invested a huge amount of money into the company - Thank you



The coin funding can easily be done by either the escrowing party or they can return the funds to you for you to personally fund the coin. There shouldn't be a problem on that front. If escrow ends up being used this should be part of the terms of them holding the bounty (where the coins will end up ultimately).


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Experenza on July 14, 2014, 06:00:24 AM
Guess I will start things off with my design:

http://i.imgur.com/KUspoP5.jpg?1


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on July 14, 2014, 08:58:03 AM
Guess I will start things off with my design:

http://i.imgur.com/KUspoP5.jpg?1

Thank you for your submission ;)


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: losh11 on July 14, 2014, 09:08:46 PM
Going on holiday tomorrow, so I haven't been able to spend much time on it like I usually would.
I guess some of you guys might get the general gist.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2916/14469219860_e18c6b64a6_b#

That's meant to be a fingerprint, still not fixed yet. I may or may not be able to finish this until near the deadline.


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: jonald_fyookball on July 14, 2014, 09:23:24 PM
I think escrow would be a good idea.

Also, another question:  are public key, address, or private key
supposed to be on the coin? 


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on July 15, 2014, 11:58:29 AM
Going on holiday tomorrow, so I haven't been able to spend much time on it like I usually would.
I guess some of you guys might get the general gist.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2916/14469219860_e18c6b64a6_b.jpg

That's meant to be a fingerprint, still not fixed yet. I may or may not be able to finish this until near the deadline.

Thank you for your submission.  Looking forward to seeing the finished final version :)


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on July 15, 2014, 12:15:50 PM
are public key, address, or private key
supposed to be on the coin? 

the private key will be under the hologram on the reverse of the coin.  If you choose to in your design you can put the public wallet address directly on the coin.  We would have to get those hand engraved.  Entirely up to you.  Be as creative as you like

Thank you


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on July 15, 2014, 11:21:16 PM
Sorry for hijacking my own thread but we have just received the proto-type of our solid oak box for the 25 LTC coin.  We have just approved this proto-type and all 500 boxes will be with us in around 3 weeks.  The box is hand made in England. I think it looks amazing.  Thought you might all like to see some pictures :).  In the back will be a booklet about the coin, the design and litecoin in general.  The certificate of authenticity will also be there.  Again i apologize but i simply had to share.  Enjoy!

http://i62.tinypic.com/28227bo.jpg

http://i58.tinypic.com/21epzdg.jpg

http://i61.tinypic.com/244vfvs.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/n521z8.jpg


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Cranky4u on July 15, 2014, 11:25:28 PM
Nice box...I recommend you go with that supplier for all your future boxes to give a standardised feel to them. Also rules out another variable in the design process so your another step closer to a final product.


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on July 16, 2014, 09:08:47 AM
Nice box...I recommend you go with that supplier for all your future boxes to give a standardised feel to them. Also rules out another variable in the design process so your another step closer to a final product.

We will be using this supplier for all our boxes from this point on - very happy


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on July 17, 2014, 10:36:18 AM
Press release about this competition will be submitted tomorrow

Thank you


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: petestheman on July 18, 2014, 08:37:05 AM
Can the design be handrawn


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on July 18, 2014, 11:34:07 AM
Can the design be handrawn

Of course.  You can submit the design in any format you like

Thank you


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: MadeInUkraine on July 18, 2014, 03:06:47 PM
Hi. World Cup 2014 Brasil Version

http://www.wallpapershosting.com/5-bitcoins.jpg


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on July 18, 2014, 04:13:33 PM
Hi. World Cup 2014 Brasil Version

http://www.wallpapershosting.com/5-bitcoins.jpg

Nice idea! Thank you very much for your submission


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on July 18, 2014, 04:15:41 PM
I will need to do some research into if we can use the world cup logo


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: MadeInUkraine on July 18, 2014, 06:37:07 PM
Another version, without official cup logo ...

http://www.wallpapershosting.com/5-bitcoins-02.jpg


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on July 18, 2014, 09:21:42 PM
Another version, without official cup logo ...

http://www.wallpapershosting.com/5-bitcoins-02.jpg

Great! We love the idea of using the coin to commemorate an event - Good Job! 


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: MadeInUkraine on July 19, 2014, 10:46:31 AM
Coinographic, Thanks!


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: losh11 on July 20, 2014, 06:26:09 AM
Is there anyone here that hasn't put up a new design but will post an entry soon?


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: elianite on July 20, 2014, 06:55:21 AM
Is there anyone here that hasn't put up a new design but will post an entry soon?

Me; I will be posting something soon. still working on it.


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Cranky4u on July 20, 2014, 08:41:08 AM
Putting DRAFT stuff out tonight...just need to figure out how to insert a jpg into a thread post (not done it here before)...


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Cranky4u on July 20, 2014, 08:53:06 AM
Another version, without official cup logo ...

http://www.wallpapershosting.com/5-bitcoins-02.jpg

Nice work. What software did you use to produce? I am using sketchup8 to develop my design but it is proving to be, shall we say, less than helpful in the rendering stages...

Any advice would be appreciated.


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: MadeInUkraine on July 20, 2014, 09:17:43 AM
Cranky4u, Photoshop.


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Cranky4u on July 20, 2014, 09:36:49 AM
Another version, without official cup logo ...


Nice work. What software did you use to produce? I am using sketchup8 to develop my design but it is proving to be, shall we say, less than helpful in the rendering stages...

Any advice would be appreciated.

Here are some examples of my current draft. All items on the coin have a meaning...so no nicking the current ideas I am outlining, this is to provide proof of original thought that needs a polished rendering.  :)

http://i57.tinypic.com/2cp88sk.jpg

Meanings for coin front:
1. Hydra represents crypto-currency, in particular BTC which started it all. Cut of one head, or block chain, and another two shall take it's place.
2. The Latin around the edge loosely translates as 'Remove a block chain and another shall arise'. This re-enforces the Hydra like persistence of crypto-currencies.
3. The coin rim spells out a word in binary if converted to ASCII. The word is 'sataoshi'.

http://i59.tinypic.com/1zlb2tk.jpg
1. In a depression, the hologram will reside, keeping it safe from accidental damage.


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Cranky4u on July 20, 2014, 09:38:19 AM
Cranky4u, Photoshop.

thnks...might have a play in there too using the current draft versions of my coin submission


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: elianite on July 20, 2014, 09:50:35 AM
Cranky4u, Photoshop.

thnks...might have a play in there too using the current draft versions of my coin submission

I think I will submit a hand drawn version, atleast initially


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on July 20, 2014, 11:32:49 AM
Here are some examples of my current draft. All items on the coin have a meaning...so no nicking the current ideas I am outlining, this is to provide proof of original thought that needs a polished rendering.  :)

http://i57.tinypic.com/2cp88sk.jpg

Meanings for coin front:
1. Hydra represents crypto-currency, in particular BTC which started it all. Cut of one head, or block chain, and another two shall take it's place.
2. The Latin around the edge loosely translates as 'Remove a block chain and another shall arise'. This re-enforces the Hydra like persistence of crypto-currencies.
3. The coin rim spells out a word in binary if converted to ASCII. The word is 'sataoshi'.

http://i59.tinypic.com/1zlb2tk.jpg
1. In a depression, the hologram will reside, keeping it safe from accidental damage.


Nice concept! Looking forward to seeing the final version!


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on July 21, 2014, 09:39:44 AM
I think I will submit a hand drawn version, atleast initially

Hand Drawn is fine ;)


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: losh11 on July 21, 2014, 05:31:30 PM
I'm sure other countries have similar laws .Again seek professional legal advice wherever you may reside as Laws vary everywhere.I'm by no means a professional.But there was a case not too long ago where a company created a COLD WALLET for Bitcoin embedded into a coin and they were shutdown by the U.S government because only government can print coins for Legal tender. I can't remember the name of the company though? It's a very thin line when it comes to making any type of coin unless it's commemorative with no value Especially if it can be used for trade or buy things there very well can be trouble with making it.Governments don't like their monopoly infringed on.That's why I say seek Professional Legal advise don't just take my advice nor anybody Else's for that matter wherever you may be because it's better to know in advance for sure? Then before it's too late and you get a unwelcome knock on the door................

If someone has a gold coin, which is commonly used in jewellery shops than the coin does has value.

Also since we are designing the hologram as well, how small can the smallest thing that can be printed on to the hologram be?


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: elianite on July 21, 2014, 05:50:42 PM
I present to you the most secure physical Bitcoin ever designed: The Double Universal.

It is Luxury. It is Power. It is Symbol.

The Double Universal has it all.



http://i.imgur.com/mJfch3Q.jpg

The rim (A) is normal, shiny gold, encircling the work of art. The outer rim has an unseen binary code spelling out “January 3rd, 2009”, the date of the Genesis Block. A matte gold base highlights the shiny raised Latin text, “Strength in Numbers”(B), in between which is a number: Five.  5 BTC.(C) Four arrows on the coin appear as those of a compass leading the way for universal adoption, but also hold a greater significance. This arrow containing the Bitcoin amount is the highest, pointing to the astronomical trend of it and other digital currencies, figuratively all the way up to the North Star. Contrasted with it is the downward arrow (D), which has the text “2 ozt 999 Au”. Though having near equal value to its sky-high counterpart at the time of the coins inception, the arrow signifies the declining importance of gold in the future of wealth, pointing it back towards the ground from which it was dug out.
In the Center of the coin is a beautiful scene; the incorruptible bitcoin is shown amidst the Earth, Moon, and stars. To the left (E), is an arrow as if a rewind button with the year ‘2009’. A small triangle symbolized the initial idea of, the completion of, and the presenting of the Bitcoin Whitepaper by Satoshi Nakamoto while the year signifies the beginning of the Bitcoin Era as the first block was mined. Next, one can imagine pressing the opposing fast-forward button (F) to visit the year 2140 when the last block will be mined. The great Bitcoin transition will be complete, with all 21 million Bitcoin remaining for eternity as signified by the infinity symbol following the year.
Now we zoom out to view the entire face, where three major constellations each bearing seven stars poke out as intrusions to the mirror-like gold surface. They add up to 21, with each star symbolizing 1 million Bitcoins. As the stars, the incorruptible code will outlive this planet. As such the meaning of the lower text (H) becomes apparent: Universal Currency.

http://i.imgur.com/mUd26Be.jpg

On the BACK of the coin, you will find the standard information of year; hand engraved serial number, company name and ‘5 BITCOIN’ denomination, all separated by circuits to symbolize computers and mining which power Bitcoin. The hologram is where things start to get special:
The Hologram itself is the most secure ever created. It contains the popular safety feature of having a private key ‘window’, but it goes much farther than that. There are two more windows, showing both the Denomination AND serial number so they can be compared to those written on the coin. This takes away the possibility of someone somehow obtaining another hologram and using it. The hologram also features LASER RIMMING which has been utilized by Casascius and Lealana for some of the most premium coins. The Hologram features a prominent chain to symbolize the blockchain which holds everything together and protects private keys and balances within it.
Hologram colors: B is pure gold, and private key windows are gold-like. The area inside the Blockchain is mostly black, with gold sparkles and purple and red/yellow undertones. The Laser rimming is golden and blends in with the metal.

There is also an EASTER EGG under the hologram. If one redeems the coin they may find under hologram two circles of currency symbols. In the outer circles every major world currency; Dollar, Yen, Euro, Pound, Ruble is represented, and another circle with the signs of various alt-coins. A Bitcoin symbol reigns supreme in the middle. None compare with Bitcoin, and are buried underneath it's private key.

FRONT
Gold in text section is MATTE, with text being raised and POLISHED.
The face is POLISHED, with the B, Earth, and Moon in MATTE.
Compass arrows are POLISHED
BACK
POLISHED, except for raised MATTE letters and under the hologram for grip.

Presentation:
The coin will be presented in the standard Coinographic box, but with a twist! There will be a certificate card which will have an identical hologram attached in the middle, so as to make it visible when the box is open (so one can admire both the art and the hologram). The first bits are blank on the hologram, so it cannot be used for fraud. The denomination and serial number however are visible in the windows of the 2nd hologram, as to confirm the certificate belongs to the coin and is original. There is also a gold thread placed inside the hologram so it wraps around the card. For extra luxury, this could be replaced by a real gold chain!
In the box, the coin arrives in a classy black slab that can be opened by the buyer.

http://i.imgur.com/cCsooaS.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/vbAetDK.jpg

*There are many smaller features and prints that can be added to the hologram, but are impractical to do by hand. I envision much more smaller things in it in practice. I may also decide to change the binary text on the outer rim. also lastly; don't be stealing my ideas ;)


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on July 25, 2014, 02:58:48 AM
I present to you the most secure physical Bitcoin ever designed: The Double Universal.

It is Luxury. It is Power. It is Symbol.

The Double Universal has it all.



http://i.imgur.com/mJfch3Q.jpg

The rim (A) is normal, shiny gold, encircling the work of art. The outer rim has an unseen binary code spelling out “January 3rd, 2009”, the date of the Genesis Block. A matte gold base highlights the shiny raised Latin text, “Strength in Numbers”(B), in between which is a number: Five.  5 BTC.(C) Four arrows on the coin appear as those of a compass leading the way for universal adoption, but also hold a greater significance. This arrow containing the Bitcoin amount is the highest, pointing to the astronomical trend of it and other digital currencies, figuratively all the way up to the North Star. Contrasted with it is the downward arrow (D), which has the text “2 ozt 999 Au”. Though having near equal value to its sky-high counterpart at the time of the coins inception, the arrow signifies the declining importance of gold in the future of wealth, pointing it back towards the ground from which it was dug out.
In the Center of the coin is a beautiful scene; the incorruptible bitcoin is shown amidst the Earth, Moon, and stars. To the left (E), is an arrow as if a rewind button with the year ‘2009’. A small triangle symbolized the initial idea of, the completion of, and the presenting of the Bitcoin Whitepaper by Satoshi Nakamoto while the year signifies the beginning of the Bitcoin Era as the first block was mined. Next, one can imagine pressing the opposing fast-forward button (F) to visit the year 2140 when the last block will be mined. The great Bitcoin transition will be complete, with all 21 million Bitcoin remaining for eternity as signified by the infinity symbol following the year.
Now we zoom out to view the entire face, where three major constellations each bearing seven stars poke out as intrusions to the mirror-like gold surface. They add up to 21, with each star symbolizing 1 million Bitcoins. As the stars, the incorruptible code will outlive this planet. As such the meaning of the lower text (H) becomes apparent: Universal Currency.

http://i.imgur.com/mUd26Be.jpg

On the BACK of the coin, you will find the standard information of year; hand engraved serial number, company name and ‘5 BITCOIN’ denomination, all separated by circuits to symbolize computers and mining which power Bitcoin. The hologram is where things start to get special:
The Hologram itself is the most secure ever created. It contains the popular safety feature of having a private key ‘window’, but it goes much farther than that. There are two more windows, showing both the Denomination AND serial number so they can be compared to those written on the coin. This takes away the possibility of someone somehow obtaining another hologram and using it. The hologram also features LASER RIMMING which has been utilized by Casascius and Lealana for some of the most premium coins. The Hologram features a prominent chain to symbolize the blockchain which holds everything together and protects private keys and balances within it.
Hologram colors: B is pure gold, and private key windows are gold-like. The area inside the Blockchain is mostly black, with gold sparkles and purple and red/yellow undertones. The Laser rimming is golden and blends in with the metal.

There is also an EASTER EGG under the hologram. If one redeems the coin they may find under hologram two circles of currency symbols. In the outer circles every major world currency; Dollar, Yen, Euro, Pound, Ruble is represented, and another circle with the signs of various alt-coins. A Bitcoin symbol reigns supreme in the middle. None compare with Bitcoin, and are buried underneath it's private key.

FRONT
Gold in text section is MATTE, with text being raised and POLISHED.
The face is POLISHED, with the B, Earth, and Moon in MATTE.
Compass arrows are POLISHED
BACK
POLISHED, except for raised MATTE letters and under the hologram for grip.

Presentation:
The coin will be presented in the standard Coinographic box, but with a twist! There will be a certificate card which will have an identical hologram attached in the middle, so as to make it visible when the box is open (so one can admire both the art and the hologram). The first bits are blank on the hologram, so it cannot be used for fraud. The denomination and serial number however are visible in the windows of the 2nd hologram, as to confirm the certificate belongs to the coin and is original. There is also a gold thread placed inside the hologram so it wraps around the card. For extra luxury, this could be replaced by a real gold chain!
In the box, the coin arrives in a classy black slab that can be opened by the buyer.

http://i.imgur.com/cCsooaS.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/vbAetDK.jpg

*There are many smaller features and prints that can be added to the hologram, but are impractical to do by hand. I envision much more smaller things in it in practice. I may also decide to change the binary text on the outer rim. also lastly; don't be stealing my ideas ;)

Very nice! Thank you


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: snarlpill on July 25, 2014, 08:05:39 AM

^ What the hell is that dude?


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: elianite on July 25, 2014, 09:29:13 AM

I messaged him pretty quick to stop spamming he had posted the same in like 4 other random threads. looks like he deleted them all.


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: worldtreasurefinders on July 29, 2014, 07:44:47 PM
As a lifetime coin collector and numismatist, I am happy to present my submission.  The first step in working out a design is understanding the size of the coin we will be working with, for scale and proportion issues.  Two ounces of gold will not be the same size as two ounces of silver, or other common coin sizes minted out of base metals.  As this coin will be minted from 9999 fine gold, a diameter of 41 mm results in a thickness of approximately 3.9 mm. 

My design will utilize an incuse strike, which means that the devices and lettering on the coin are sunken below the field of the coin. Most coins today are relief-strikes, where the devices and designs rise above the field of the coin.  Here's an example of an incuse-struck coin: the pre-33 gold quarter eagle, note how the letters and design are pressed into the gold, and are not proud of the surface:

http://www.usrarecoininvestments.com/images/coin_info/quarter_eagles/1910_$2.5_Indian/1910_$2.5_indian.jpg

One of the downsides to incuse struck coins is that they tend to collect dirt and grime in the recesses, however since this coin will not be a circulating coin, and will be housed in a plastic airtite, the risk for dirt and grime build-up is pretty much non-existent.

For the obverse (front), I wanted to stick with a minimalist design, showcasing the classic BTC symbol.  Right now these illustrations are flat, but I will work on a 3D representation a little later.

http://s7.postimg.org/gs86591tn/Obverse_Rev_5.jpg

The reverse is pretty much just an open field for the hologram with a recess for the private key.  Due to the elevated risk for dishonest folks to try and redeem the coin by tampering with the hologram sticker (it was previously shown that soaking a Casascius bitcoin in paint thinner or something, it was possible to remove and replace the sticker), I highly recommend you grind the perimeter of the seal between the edge of the hologram sticker and the coin.  Smoothie did this on his 25 LTC silver coins, which makes it near impossible to replace the sticker, if tampered with to remove it by any means.

http://s17.postimg.org/41ogfx5rz/Reverse_Rev_5.jpg

The edge I feel can be done two ways.  First is the classic reeded edge, which is easiest to manufacture.  Preferred would be to have the public address engraved on the edge (3.9 mm is thick enough to engrave text on the edge), unless the firstbits will be on the hologram on the reverse.  I believe this is important because, without firstbits or the address on the coin itself, nobody will be able to independently verify the balance of the coin.

http://s18.postimg.org/42fni31k9/Edges_Rev_3.jpg

I drew the coin designs in autocad, colored with photoshp, and will be using Sketchup for a 3D illustration.


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on August 02, 2014, 04:50:32 PM
As a lifetime coin collector and numismatist, I am happy to present my submission.  The first step in working out a design is understanding the size of the coin we will be working with, for scale and proportion issues.  Two ounces of gold will not be the same size as two ounces of silver, or other common coin sizes minted out of base metals.  As this coin will be minted from 9999 fine gold, a diameter of 41 mm results in a thickness of approximately 3.9 mm. 

My design will utilize an incuse strike, which means that the devices and lettering on the coin are sunken below the field of the coin. Most coins today are relief-strikes, where the devices and designs rise above the field of the coin.  Here's an example of an incuse-struck coin: the pre-33 gold quarter eagle, note how the letters and design are pressed into the gold, and are not proud of the surface:

http://www.usrarecoininvestments.com/images/coin_info/quarter_eagles/1910_$2.5_Indian/1910_$2.5_indian.jpg

One of the downsides to incuse struck coins is that they tend to collect dirt and grime in the recesses, however since this coin will not be a circulating coin, and will be housed in a plastic airtite, the risk for dirt and grime build-up is pretty much non-existent.

For the obverse (front), I wanted to stick with a minimalist design, showcasing the classic BTC symbol.  Right now these illustrations are flat, but I will work on a 3D representation a little later.

http://s7.postimg.org/gs86591tn/Obverse_Rev_5.jpg

The reverse is pretty much just an open field for the hologram with a recess for the private key.  Due to the elevated risk for dishonest folks to try and redeem the coin by tampering with the hologram sticker (it was previously shown that soaking a Casascius bitcoin in paint thinner or something, it was possible to remove and replace the sticker), I highly recommend you grind the perimeter of the seal between the edge of the hologram sticker and the coin.  Smoothie did this on his 25 LTC silver coins, which makes it near impossible to replace the sticker, if tampered with to remove it by any means.

http://s17.postimg.org/41ogfx5rz/Reverse_Rev_5.jpg

The edge I feel can be done two ways.  First is the classic reeded edge, which is easiest to manufacture.  Preferred would be to have the public address engraved on the edge (3.9 mm is thick enough to engrave text on the edge), unless the firstbits will be on the hologram on the reverse.  I believe this is important because, without firstbits or the address on the coin itself, nobody will be able to independently verify the balance of the coin.

http://s18.postimg.org/42fni31k9/Edges_Rev_3.jpg

I drew the coin designs in autocad, colored with photoshp, and will be using Sketchup for a 3D illustration.

Very nice - thank you for your submission


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: MagicSnow on August 04, 2014, 05:04:29 PM
My idea, i don't have time to do 3D, hope you understand):

https://i.imgur.com/RyWZp5O.png


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Jazkal on August 04, 2014, 05:33:33 PM
Look at all these designs, some look good some just spamming the good thread.


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on August 08, 2014, 01:24:32 AM
My idea, i don't have time to do 3D, hope you understand):

https://i.imgur.com/RyWZp5O.png

Thank you for your submission


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Chemist-for-hire on August 08, 2014, 12:02:09 PM
Hi Coinographic, I have a question:

Is it possible for a coindesigner to post 2 or 3 coindesigns for this competition?


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on August 08, 2014, 12:12:24 PM
Hi Coinographic, I have a question:

Is it possible for a coindesigner to post 2 or 3 coindesigns for this competition?

Yes absolutely!  We would not choose more then one design though for the final vote

Regards


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: BTC-Graphicdesigns on August 10, 2014, 07:17:36 PM
Will be posting my coin design soon  8)


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: worldtreasurefinders on August 10, 2014, 09:04:02 PM
Hi Coinographic, I have a question:

Is it possible for a coindesigner to post 2 or 3 coindesigns for this competition?

Yes absolutely!  We would not choose more then one design though for the final vote

Regards

I was feeling inspired today, so I would like to submit this as a revised design to my first.  The reverse and edges are the same, and the coin will still utilize an incuse strike, but here is the new obverse design:

http://s22.postimg.org/fj3w46l8h/Obverse_Rev_6.jpg

Here is the reverse and the two options for the edge design:

http://s4.postimg.org/5lb54wm5p/Reverse_Rev_6.jpg

http://s27.postimg.org/y5ein9o6r/Edges_Rev_3.jpg


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Cranky4u on August 11, 2014, 12:16:45 AM
Look at all these designs, some look good some just spamming the good thread.

care to point out your thoughts about want is SPAM?

Looks to me like all designs put up have had some thought & effort put into them...


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: elianite on August 11, 2014, 02:17:33 AM
Look at all these designs, some look good some just spamming the good thread.

care to point out your thoughts about want is SPAM?

Looks to me like all designs put up have had some thought & effort put into them...

Agreed; no spam coins here :). I'd say all coins have been well thought out


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: bonksnp2 on August 12, 2014, 05:18:21 AM
Edit. oops forgot to watermark


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: bonksnp2 on August 12, 2014, 05:28:46 AM
http://i.imgur.com/mZx7KVM.png
http://i.imgur.com/oLPwmLF.png
http://i.imgur.com/aVxfkhl.png


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: SacredLight on August 12, 2014, 02:42:14 PM
http://i.imgur.com/LHcYiMc.png

Just a rough draft. Need to work on the hologram a little bit more, but figured I'd throw in what I've got so far. Any opinions?

Edit: Fixed a typo.


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on August 16, 2014, 12:01:20 AM
Some great submissions! Choosing the final five is going to be a tough one... 


Keep them coming!


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Chemist-for-hire on August 18, 2014, 08:11:45 AM
Well here you have my design. I would like to call it a chemical physical Bitcoin.
On this coin Bitcoin is referred to as "absentis elementum" which is latein and translated into english means the missing element.
The rest of the abbreviations are the most precious metals from the chemical periodictable that are known to mankind.
Au = gold
Ag = silver
Pt = platinum
Hg = mercury
Pd = palladium
Ir = Iridium
Ti = Thallium
Ru = Ruthenium
Rh = Rhodium

All the metals are linked together by chemical bonds. The Bitcoin symbol is the biggest and thus represent its superior status above all the other precious metals.

http://s14.directupload.net/images/140818/lcrqghjw.jpg (http://www.directupload.net)

http://s14.directupload.net/images/140818/ym3drvbg.jpg (http://www.directupload.net)

http://s14.directupload.net/images/140818/hw52ljh4.jpg (http://www.directupload.net)

The reverse side contains the holographic image. Here the bitcoin symbol can be seen hanging high above a colosseum image. The bitcoin symbol is representing the power and family prestige over all the other metals.


http://s14.directupload.net/images/140818/gjf6ui89.jpg (http://www.directupload.net)

This is my idea for the packaging. I was thinking the packaging will be made out of metal. Probably gold plated silver with the same 3d graphic design like on the front side of my coin design.


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on August 21, 2014, 11:07:00 AM
Some really nice designs! 10 days left to submit! BUMP!


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on August 21, 2014, 11:08:25 AM
http://i.imgur.com/cCErsnm.png
This is my design, it needs more work on it, maybe I will upload a fix soon.

edit: added watermark

please can you submit a version of this in gold?


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: worldtreasurefinders on August 21, 2014, 06:13:35 PM
http://i.imgur.com/cCErsnm.png
This is my design, it needs more work on it, maybe I will upload a fix soon.

edit: added watermark

please can you submit a version of this in gold?

FYI, all those small gears are going to be very difficult to engrave into a working die.  And all the teeth in the gears will wear down exceptionally fast when the die is striking the coins.  The first few coins will have sharp strikes but very quick the die will wear and the final coins will be dull. 

Not to be a jerk, but I have a friend who owns a private mint and while I'm not an expert I know a thing or two about the process.


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on August 22, 2014, 10:55:19 PM
http://i.imgur.com/cCErsnm.png
This is my design, it needs more work on it, maybe I will upload a fix soon.

edit: added watermark

please can you submit a version of this in gold?

FYI, all those small gears are going to be very difficult to engrave into a working die.  And all the teeth in the gears will wear down exceptionally fast when the die is striking the coins.  The first few coins will have sharp strikes but very quick the die will wear and the final coins will be dull. 

Not to be a jerk, but I have a friend who owns a private mint and while I'm not an expert I know a thing or two about the process.

Thanks for the heads up!


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: BIToBIT3086 on August 23, 2014, 03:58:56 AM
Hello, here is my entry. This first image shows the outside of the box, which I see as a brushed metal cube, with a magnetic Bitcoin closure.

http://i.imgur.com/KQ4jlc9.jpg

The back would carry the Coinographic company name.

http://i.imgur.com/NInr6Lo.jpg

This is the box open with the coin inside. Black velvet would support the coin, and a metal plate would present details. The interior sides of the box would resemble computer circuitry as a green background with the metallic color showing through.

http://i.imgur.com/UZE3n5x.jpg

And this is the front of the coin. I haven't gotten to the back yet, but it is coming!

http://i.imgur.com/J4d7iAd.jpg



Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: elianite on August 23, 2014, 07:50:48 AM
for clarification, does the contest include box design or not?
I understood earlier that Coinographic had already decided upon using the similar wooden boxes made in the UK for all coins, thus taking that part off. just wanting to make sure we are on the same page.


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: cDefender on August 23, 2014, 02:12:07 PM
Hi,

I was wondering how much will cost an coin egravement made from brass keeping the same aspect size as this chikun coin?

http://www.coinographic.com/chickun-litecoin

Lets say an order of 20!

Pm me if this post is not in the right thread!

Thanks


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on August 23, 2014, 07:29:08 PM

Should I still work on the design? I had no idea that there was a problem making this.

yes please


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: bit0 on August 23, 2014, 09:58:50 PM
Clean design based on a paper wallet design I made.
http://i.imgur.com/cNYUsgk.png



I seen you mention square coins. Not sure if this doable.

Introducing bullion block cube.  Imagine holding one of these blocks and rolling it around in your hand while sitting in your executive leather office chair and smoking a expensive imported hand rolled cigar. I know you can.  ;D

 Features the bitcoin symbol on two sides. The symbols connect making it look like a wrapped box. The amount and edition is on the back. Perfect gift. The box that holds it would look the same.

There are 3 options for this design.
http://i.imgur.com/8wOVDDD.jpg


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: cameltoe on August 26, 2014, 06:57:52 AM

This is my favorite design so far. Good luck I think you have a very good chance at winning this.


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: BTC-Graphicdesigns on August 26, 2014, 12:19:15 PM
Ok guys and girls. it's time to introduce my luxury coindesign.

Firstly I would like to present the front side of the coin. To start off, we have the binary code around the outer side of the coin. When translating the binary code you get the words: "Satoshi Nakamoto".
On the US 1$ fiat note you will find the pyramid with the eye of providence. I wanted to show that Bitcoin or the virtual currencies in a common sense are the opposite to fiat money. That is why I turned around the pyramid and instead of the eye of providence, I used the Bitcoinsymbol BTC. I also included the rays of light around the reflected pyramid. These rays of light should symbolise the glory that Bitcoin will bring to humankind (divine providence). Above the pyramid you will see the word: " REFLECTERE" spelt backwords. This is latin for reflected and symbolises the pyramid which is turned around. Also by using the word "REFLECTERE" the coin gets a touch of a little bit of conspiracy theory.
So summarised in one sentence: Bitcoin will "turn around - REFLECTERE" the world of fiat money as we know it.
Finally I decided to put the lions head as the main symbol on this coindesign. The lion is the king of all animals. And I wanted to show that Bitcoin is the king of all virtual currencies and has a superior stand above the fiat money currencies. "MMXIV" is greek and can be translated into 2014:

http://s14.directupload.net/images/140826/gb5yhjnz.jpg (http://www.directupload.net)


Comming to the back side of the coin. I decided to use the lion's head and the reflected pyramide with the Bitcoinsymbol again. Here you can see the lion's head with the holographic background:

http://s14.directupload.net/images/140826/6stysp79.jpg (http://www.directupload.net)


And finally my idea for the packaging. I was thinking the packaging will be made out of the same wood like the current packagings that coinographic is using. However, the packaging for my coin would be covered in a high gloss black finish varnish:

http://s7.directupload.net/images/140826/25imghsf.jpg (http://www.directupload.net)


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty–Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Iynx on August 28, 2014, 03:21:41 AM
Very cool designs so far!  I would like to enter my submission as well.  With all the merchant adoption happening this year, I thought it would be appropriate to do a design that commemorates merchants, naming the coin, "Year of the Merchant". 

The front of the coin features a young merchant peddling her wares. The series of dots and dashes around the inner edge are actually morse code, spelling out "Vires in Numeris".

The back hologram continues the merchant theme by featuring a merchant's stall with the public key. That's pretty much it in a nutshell. :)

http://i.imgur.com/ePYxgjy.jpg?1


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: LitcoinCollector on August 28, 2014, 09:21:32 PM
I think this is a great project and I am happy to contribute.

http://i.imgur.com/yyRFRAU.jpg




Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: LitcoinCollector on August 28, 2014, 09:30:15 PM
Putting DRAFT stuff out tonight...just need to figure out how to insert a jpg into a thread post (not done it here before)...


Upload your file to imgur.com. Copy the url and insert image in your post, paste url inbetween img - http://your url

Hope this helps


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: LitcoinCollector on August 28, 2014, 09:34:12 PM
Putting DRAFT stuff out tonight...just need to figure out how to insert a jpg into a thread post (not done it here before)...


Upload your file to imgur.com. Copy the url and insert image in your post, paste url inbetween img

Hope this helps

Never mind, I saw that you already uploaded


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: LitcoinCollector on August 28, 2014, 10:02:37 PM
I think this is a great project and I am happy to contribute.

The 5 in the design is prominent because it is a tribute to Bitcoin and its 5 year aniversary in 2014.
I am going to intergrate the sentence - A tribute to 5 years of Bitcoin - into the design aswell.

Let me know what you think

http://i.imgur.com/yyRFRAU.jpg



Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on August 29, 2014, 01:01:53 PM
2 days left! Keep them coming!


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: S4VV4S on August 29, 2014, 03:50:15 PM
2 days left! Keep them coming!

Hi Coinographic,
can I ask what time and timezone this competition ends on Sunday?

Just got back from holidays and would like to know if I have time to work on this or not.

Thanks :)


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on August 29, 2014, 05:40:59 PM
2 days left! Keep them coming!

Hi Coinographic,
can I ask what time and timezone this competition ends on Sunday?

Just got back from holidays and would like to know if I have time to work on this or not.

Thanks :)

GMT - Thank you


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: LitcoinCollector on August 30, 2014, 01:38:10 PM
Hey guys, the final version. I made two versions for the front.

Celebrating 5 years of Bitcoin!

Cheers

http://i.imgur.com/kvuMZXx.jpg


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: iawgoM on August 30, 2014, 04:37:07 PM
Here is my submission. Working on another one and hope I'll catch the deadline before posting it :)

http://i.imgur.com/dtMSJYe.png


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: losh11 on August 30, 2014, 10:38:25 PM
Here's the front, I couldn't render it in 3D to show it in proper detail like I wished - but I will do if I win.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3896/15084273281_0bef985778_b.jpg

The back including the hologram.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3890/14900596849_99c01e1231_b.jpg

On its side - the litecoin address and the mark from the assay office.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3859/15087283055_7764cbde47_b.jpg

Just the hologram.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5553/14900720177_a7e625f402_b.jpg

If I win I will obviously be able to make adjustment if anyone wishes.


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: elianite on August 31, 2014, 12:06:13 AM
I present to you the most secure physical Bitcoin ever designed: The Double Universal.

It is Luxury. It is Power. It is Symbol.

The Double Universal has it all.


http://i.imgur.com/ZTHSJnr.jpg

Description of symbolism:
The rim is normal, shiny gold, encircling the work of art. The outer side rim has a binary code spelling out “January 3rd, 2009”, the date of the Genesis Block. A matte gold base highlights the shiny raised Latin text, “Strength in Numbers”, in between which is a number: Five.  5 BTC. Four arrows on the coin appear as those of a compass leading the way for universal adoption, but also hold a greater significance. This arrow containing the Bitcoin amount is the highest, pointing to the astronomical upward trend of it and other digital currencies, figuratively all the way up to the North Star. Contrasted with it is the downward arrow, which has the text “2 ozt 999 Au”. Though having near equal value to its sky-high counterpart at the time of the coins inception, the arrow signifies the declining importance of gold in the future of wealth, pointing it back towards the ground from which it was mined. Physical value is the past, Digital value is the future.
In the Center of the coin is a beautiful scene; the incorruptible bitcoin is shown amidst the Earth, Moon, and stars. To the left, is an arrow, as if a rewind button with the year ‘2009’. A small triangle symbolized the initial idea of, the completion of, and the presenting of the Bitcoin Whitepaper by Satoshi Nakamoto while the year signifies the beginning of the Bitcoin Era as the first block was mined. Next, one can imagine pressing the opposing fast-forward button to visit the year 2140 when the last block will be mined. The great Bitcoin transition will be complete, with all 21 million Bitcoin remaining for eternity as signified by the infinity symbol following the year.
Now we zoom out to view the entire face, where three major constellations each bearing seven stars poke out as intrusions to the mirror-like gold surface. 3 constellations of 7 stars each add up to 21, with each star symbolizing 1 million Bitcoins. As the stars, the incorruptible code will outlive this planet. As such the meaning of the lower text (H) becomes apparent: Universal Currency.

The Star Constellations displayed:
-Great Bear (Big Dipper)
-Little Bear (Little Dipper)
-Cassiopeia


http://i.imgur.com/BXdIjFu.jpg

More Description
On the BACK of the coin, you will find the standard information of year; hand engraved serial number, company name and ‘5 BITCOIN’ denomination, all separated by circuits to symbolize computers and mining which power Bitcoin. The hologram is where things start to get special:
The Hologram itself is the most secure ever created. It contains the popular safety feature of having a private key ‘window’, but it goes much farther than that. There are two more windows, showing both the Denomination AND serial number so they can be compared to those written on the coin. This takes away the possibility of someone somehow obtaining another hologram and using it. The hologram also features LASER RIMMING which has been utilized by Casascius for some of the most premium coins. The Hologram features a swirl-like chain to symbolize the blockchain which holds everything together and protects private keys and balances within it. The hologram is mostly black with gold and rainbow sparkles shining through, contrasting perfectly with the gold. there are also two smaller swirls and they key logo, both demonstrating the Cryptolator brand.


Hologram colors: B is bright gold, and private key windows are gold-like. The 'empty space' is mostly black, with gold sparkles and purple and red/yellow undertones. The Laser rimming is golden and blends in with the metal.

There is also an EASTER EGG under the hologram: If one redeems the coin they may find under hologram two circles of currency symbols that is otherwise hidden. In the outer circles every major world currency; Dollar, Yen, Euro, Pound, Ruble is represented, and another circle with the signs of various alt-coins. A Bitcoin symbol reigns supreme in the middle. None compare with Bitcoin, and are buried underneath it's private key.

FRONT
Gold in text section is MATTE, with text being raised and POLISHED.
The face is POLISHED, with the B, Earth, and Moon in MATTE.
Compass arrows are POLISHED
BACK
POLISHED, except for raised MATTE letters and under the hologram for grip.

Presentation:
The coin will be presented in the standard Coinographic box, but with a twist! The front will indicate that the coin is to commemorate 5 years of bitcoin, and showing the 'Bitcoin Era' of 2009-2140, and onwards to Infinity.

There will be a certificate card which will have an identical hologram attached in the middle, so as to make it visible when the box is open (so one can admire both the art and the hologram). The first bits are BLANK on the hologram, so it cannot be used for fraud. The denomination and serial number however are visible in the windows of the 2nd hologram, as to confirm the certificate belongs to the coin and is original. There is also a gold thread placed inside the hologram so it wraps around the card. For extra luxury, this could be replaced by a real gold chain!
In the box, the coin arrives in a classy black slab that can be opened by the buyer. (alternatively, it can be in a standard coin capsule)

http://i.imgur.com/ylOko1u.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/fITbnq7.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/7tvOyH3.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/vhaWuey.jpg

About the artist: I am the author of a 30 page ebook about Casascius coins, and am working on a 150+ page book detailing all physical cryptos made to-date. To arrive at this design, I looked at dozens of coins by various makers, drawing inspiration. I humbly present you this coin, which I hope the community will find to be most symbolic, touching, and representative of Bitcoin; demonstrating both the past, present, and future hopes of all Bitcoin supporters.


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: campycoin on August 31, 2014, 02:10:36 AM
Hello to all-

Here is my design. I wish I had more time. Would love to render a 3D spinning image such as the beautiful coins on Coinographic.com. If I am selected in the top 5, I will spend lots of time perfecting my design.

The Basics:  Less is More. I wanted to make something different and with a striking visual appeal. 
The Presentation: The coin comes in an all black sphere. When opened it reveals a sharp black box (think iPhone box but not as fat) Opening that reveals a first of its kind....

A square coin.  Designed with the large V it will look incredibly clean and engravings will look striking in the polished gold.

The binary code on the hologram says, "In Bitcoin We Trust"

Left room on the coin back for the Public Key if that needs to be added.


The front & Back of the square coin.
http://www.clicknhost.com/u/310814/jzmc7kygf.png

The Box Design. From sphere to square black box.[/size]
http://www.clicknhost.com/u/310814/03o32vdga.png

The coin in its black box in the sphere.

http://www.clicknhost.com/u/310814/mv1ty1iga.png


Thanks kindly.  Awesome contest and I really hope to move on!


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: bit0 on August 31, 2014, 03:25:50 AM
http://i.imgur.com/jCN4VoV.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/NGhxfrN.jpg


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Cryptopus on August 31, 2014, 03:34:12 AM
Midnight submission...

The lower-right graphic on the coin is supposed to be a hand receiving a coin, but I am horrible at drawing hands, so you will have to use your imagination.

The back of the coin will have the holographic insert, and say "Coinographic, 2014, etc." around the edge.

http://i.imgur.com/MW7u3ig.png?1


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: S4VV4S on August 31, 2014, 07:14:08 AM
Coinographic,

Is there a specific time when the competition ends today or should we assume that submissions will be accepted till midnight GMT?



Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: iawgoM on August 31, 2014, 11:26:43 AM
And another entry :)

http://i.imgur.com/ncN5vyr.png


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: cDefender on August 31, 2014, 12:25:53 PM

I this design a lot!


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on August 31, 2014, 01:42:01 PM
9 hours and 20 mins left before the submissions close!


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: SacredLight on August 31, 2014, 03:30:01 PM
I figured I'd try to get one more submission in before the deadline.

Edit: Final version. The bottom right is showing underneath the hologram. It can be modified to fit whatever you need underneath it.
http://i.imgur.com/CucRXjM.png


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Conqueror on August 31, 2014, 05:26:06 PM
Here is my submission. Working on another one and hope I'll catch the deadline before posting it :)

http://i.imgur.com/dtMSJYe.png

I love this ^^


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: bonksnp2 on August 31, 2014, 06:11:16 PM
Here's an another version of my previous submission, plus the box to go with it.  I apologize for the graininess but I tried to illustrate how the engraved lines should look.  I'm unfortunately out of time so this is as pretty as it's gonna get.   This is what I was originally going for anyways, so I guess make this my official submission.  ;D

http://i.imgur.com/hAJpcol.png

http://i.imgur.com/GGgGmDN.png

The back is almost the same as previous except I added a little black gloss to match the front.
http://i.imgur.com/gGaehlQ.png

The box is gloss black with a "BTC" window to look in and see the coin.  Engraved gold lettering on the front and sides help match the coin.
http://i.imgur.com/YLxSuGA.png


BTW, There have been some AWESOME submissions!  I think whatever design gets chosen, it's going to look amazing.

Best of luck to everyone!


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: PolyCoin-Team on August 31, 2014, 07:44:10 PM
I hope the coinographic guy disqualifies the idiots that are trying to push their coindesign while using another username. Obvious is obvious!


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Kickstart4 on August 31, 2014, 07:57:22 PM
I hope to see it live soon.It's deadline has crossed already otherwise I would have participated as well.Good Luck


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: S4VV4S on August 31, 2014, 08:01:44 PM
Ok guys, here is my submissions.
First I would like to say good job to everyone.
There is some very nice designs made.
Well done!

Secondly, it has been a long weekend for me as I had to turn the rough sketches I have done while on holidays to something presentable.

I have taken into serious consideration what Coinographic requested as it was exactly what I wanted too.
Quote
We are looking for people to be as creative as possible.  It is our intention to create the most luxurious & exquisite physical Bitcoin ever minted.


So having that in mind while I was creating my coin designs, I present to you my ideas:
(Apologies for the large image size)

PHYSICAL BITCOIN DESIGN #1
OCTAGON COIN

http://www.good2gosolutions.com/btc/COIN_v1_1.jpg

http://www.good2gosolutions.com/btc/COIN_v1_2.jpg

http://www.good2gosolutions.com/btc/COIN_v1_3.jpg

http://www.good2gosolutions.com/btc/COIN_v1_4.jpg

http://www.good2gosolutions.com/btc/COIN_v1_5.jpg

http://www.good2gosolutions.com/btc/COIN_v1_6.jpg

http://www.good2gosolutions.com/btc/COIN_v1_7.jpg

My idea is to create the coin using both yellow and white gold as to give attention to detail (yellow gold only version also included). I wanted something that truly stands out in terms of design, material, craftsmanship and presentation. A true luxurious coin that would make any coin collector proud to own one.

Design Details:
FRONT:
First as you have probably noticed, the Bitcoin logo is placed on top of an image of the moon (TO THE MOON!!!!) which is escorted by another 7 circles (or planets) giving a total of 8 planets – as much as the planets in our Solar system – as to state that Bitcoin is Universal currency.
The moon behind the Bitcoin logo also resembles the earth.
The circle containing the number 5 is earth – 5 continents - and the number 5 also symbolizes the years of Bitcoin and how fast it has been widely adopted.
The stars are also symbolic as there can be as many (maybe more) Bitcoin addresses as there is stars.
(Total number of Bitcoin addresses is: 1,461,501,637,330,902,918,203,684,832,716,283,019,655,932,542,976)
The two circles containing stars have a trail which is also a simplified version of open wings, symbolizing freedom – monetary freedom without any third party or middle man involved (banks, etc).
Around the edges the binary code translates to “five btc”.
On the sides of the coin (rim) the word Coinographic is engraved going all the way around.
BACK:
The hologram contains all the important information and has a geometric pattern (the one right after the bitcoin keys) that symbolizes the use of the net and the blockchain which is the basis of Bitcoin’s success. The trustless distributed consensus.

PACKAGE:
For the package I wanted to create something unique that will accompany the coin and give it the class and projection it deserves. It allows the coin to be displayed in all sides and provide protection at the same time. No need to open a box to view the coin. A coin like this should not be enclosed in a box.
The base will be plastic and the coin itself will be placed in between two, hard plastic sheets (plexiglass?)
The shape of the coin will be laser engraved on the sheets as to allow the coin to fit in properly.
The sheets will then slide in to the side of the base.

PHYSICAL BITCOIN DESIGN #2
ROUND COIN

http://www.good2gosolutions.com/btc/COIN_v2_1.jpg

http://www.good2gosolutions.com/btc/COIN_v2_2.jpg

http://www.good2gosolutions.com/btc/COIN_v2_3.jpg

http://www.good2gosolutions.com/btc/COIN_v2_4.jpg

http://www.good2gosolutions.com/btc/COIN_v2_5.jpg

http://www.good2gosolutions.com/btc/COIN_v2_6.jpg

http://www.good2gosolutions.com/btc/COIN_v2_7.jpg

The details are more or less the same as the Octagon version but on a different design.

So what do you guys think?


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: bonksnp2 on August 31, 2014, 08:47:04 PM
Edit: Never mind. I believe I misread what PolyCoin-Team was saying.

I hope to see it live soon.It's deadline has crossed already otherwise I would have participated as well.Good Luck
The deadline isn't for a few more hours (just over 3 hours at the time of this posting)


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: bit0 on August 31, 2014, 10:54:52 PM
http://i.imgur.com/5ZkAjve.jpg


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on August 31, 2014, 11:26:28 PM
submissions closed - thank you.  We will choose the final five shortly.  Stay tuned....


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: bit0 on September 01, 2014, 12:00:11 AM
could combine my last two designs

http://i.imgur.com/RbYE6ey.jpg


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: bit0 on September 01, 2014, 12:02:21 AM
submissions closed - thank you.  We will choose the final five shortly.  Stay tuned....
Awesome.

Good luck everyone!


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on September 01, 2014, 12:25:44 AM
We have now selected the 5 designs to go through to the final phase of the competition.  You can view the results here - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=765337.0

For those of you that didn't get selected, we want to thank you for the time and effort that you put into your designs - It really means a lot to us!  We will be starting another competition very soon for a lower denomination coin.  We would welcome you all to enter that contest when it goes live. There were so many great designs, it was a really tough choice.

Thank you once again to the community for their support in this project.

Best of luck to the finalists


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: campycoin on September 01, 2014, 07:50:54 AM
We have now selected the 5 designs to go through to the final phase of the competition.  You can view the results here - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=764623.0

For those of you that didn't get selected, we want to thank you for the time and effort that you put into your designs - It really means a lot to us!  We will be starting another competition very soon for a lower denomination coin.  We would welcome you all to enter that contest when it goes live. There were so many great designs, it was a really tough choice.

Thank you once again to the community for their support in this project.

Best of luck to the finalists

Coinographic did the most terrible job selecting the winners of this.

They selected 5 round coins, nothing unique, nothing special (don't get me wrong, nice submissions for the most part) but why even vote now.  It will be round with a design. Cool.  What was so terrible is the contest rules required basically 2 things.

a. design the SOLID GOLD COIN and
b. design the hologram and the Box it will come in...

Yet, out of 5 winners...  one winner did not submit a box...  shouldn't even be in the conversation if you can't read the rules.

And another of the 5 winners designed this...

http://www.clicknhost.com/u/010914/tk81l09zn.png

Does this look like solid gold to you?  He even states that it will have solid gold lines.  Yeah that makes sense.  So cool that you guys selected your 5 winners and all 5 are bout the same and 2/5 can't follow directions. Pathetic


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: shogdite on September 01, 2014, 01:43:28 PM
Completely missed this thread, will be entering the next competition for the lower denomination coin.

Good luck to the finalists


Title: Re: 6 Bitcoins & 2 Ounces of fine Gold in Bounty – Submission Deadline 31st August
Post by: Coinographic on September 01, 2014, 02:11:06 PM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=765337.0 - Vote your favorite design from this thread - All designs active!