I am no longer offering roll-your-owns of the same metallic coin that goes into my real coins.
I introduced new roll-your-owns at the conference that are markedly different - they are aluminum and non-denominated. They are lighter and bigger - both in an obvious manner - than my regular fare of coins.
Chances are pretty good I will be able to offer these as a sort of business card! That seemed to be the overwhelming interest in them at the conference. They could be loaded with 0.01 BTC as well.
Also, I'm going to be offering them in bags of 500. I initially was thinking I'd do 5000, but the sentiment I got was that's just too high a quantity for most people.
The only issue I see by making the coins different is you are not allowing an industryd'standard' to go across the coin offerings that you have made. Plus having offered blanks out already means they are already out there. From a counterfeiting view- thats already a possibility right there. The hologram and verification program seems to be the main security here, not just the simple disk of Brass?
I saw that you once said in a post that you dont mind people using the design- even offering up the dies at one point- as long as they did not put 'casascius' anywhere on the coin. Does that offer still hold?
I would have hoped that the euro-zone approach would have been taken here- 1 design for the coins, and then issuers in charge of their own holographics etc, just like the 1 and 2 euro coins have a standard side and then the states do their own thing with the front.
I was hoping to secure some from you to enamel them and offer them as fun, maybe even loaded with bitcoin if possible to have some collectors editions.
I've been offered a few hundred from someone who says he has some blanks but at a lot higher price than I really would like to pay for them