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Vote results for Numista token's design

Vote results for Numista token's design

1073 voters took part in the vote to select the design for the Numista token. The big winner is bam777's design, which got one quarter of the votes.

All the other designs also got good scores. Here are the complete results. Figures are the number of votes for each design:

The selected design is the following one:

Le dessin sélectionné

The token will be available around mid-December. It will be issued in two versions: a half ounce 0.999 silver version and a copper version. Both diameters are 30 mm.

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derf
Joined: 11-Mar-2012
Posts: 1507
That's only about 3.5% of membership.  Seems as though there might be a few inactive members… ya think..!!!

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Pcoetzee5
Joined: 19-Jul-2012
Posts: 132
Hi Xavier

Any idea on the cost?

Philip

Ex-South African now living in Germany

Xavier Site admin
Joined: 16-Jan-2007
Posts: 3397
The silver one will be about 16 USD and the copper one will be about 2.5 USD.
Definitive costs will be calculated after the exact transport fees are known.
atupr
Joined: 2-Oct-2011
Posts: 88
What's the mintage?
dptashny
Joined: 25-Dec-2011
Posts: 3543
I found a mint that can do it cheaper:

http://www.hoffmanmint.com/custom-tokens.php ($0.90 for base metal, if we get 1,000)
torontokuba
Joined: 8-May-2011
Posts: 1255
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Berries it is. Congrats!

Quote: derfThat's only about 3.5% of membership.  Seems as though there might be a few inactive members… ya think..!!!
That's weak, very weak.

Was the contest available on the French side of the forum?
lidianb
Joined: 29-Apr-2011
Posts: 625
Congratulations to Ben for the nice design, I voted for that design, without knowing who designed it. The price looks reasonable as well. I hope the shipping will be as well. Will they be made in China?

Check my coins for sale:
http://www.ebay.com/usr/lidianb
https://www.facebook.com/lidianbcoins/  

Xavier Site admin
Joined: 16-Jan-2007
Posts: 3397
Quote: dptashnyI found a mint that can do it cheaper:

http://www.hoffmanmint.com/custom-tokens.php ($0.90 for base metal, if we get 1,000)
I but the base metal at about the same price (even for smaller mintage), but this includes the dies fee. The mint you quote requires 150 USD for a new token and 195 USD for the dies. In calculating the final price you should also include transportation.

Torontokuba, the vote was also open on the French side.
el182592
Joined: 20-Feb-2013
Posts: 180
Quote: XavierThe silver one will be about 16 USD and the copper one will be about 2.5 USD.
Definitive costs will be calculated after the exact transport fees are known.
Payable by PayPal available too?

With regards.
Bert.
Netherlands.

torontokuba
Joined: 8-May-2011
Posts: 1255
Quote: XavierTorontokuba, the vote was also open on the French side.
I knew it probably was. There are only about 20 of us here on the English side. :snif:
dptashny
Joined: 25-Dec-2011
Posts: 3543
Quote: Xavier
Quote: dptashnyI found a mint that can do it cheaper:

http://www.hoffmanmint.com/custom-tokens.php ($0.90 for base metal, if we get 1,000)
I but the base metal at about the same price (even for smaller mintage), but this includes the dies fee. The mint you quote requires 150 USD for a new token and 195 USD for the dies. In calculating the final price you should also include transportation.

Torontokuba, the vote was also open on the French side.
It is about $900 with the die price and the new token fee.
alexsynthetic
Joined: 25-Sep-2012
Posts: 6
Perfectly!
I also voted for this design and was pleasantly happy when he won. About release and price is clear but what need to do to get the token?
torontokuba
Joined: 8-May-2011
Posts: 1255
Quote: alexsyntheticAbout release and price is clear but what need to do to get the token?
You can either wait for further developments, or, for the impatient, I've seen the practice of starting several new topics criticizing Xavier for not having the coin ready prior to the vote being completed. ;) The choice is yours. 8)
alexsynthetic
Joined: 25-Sep-2012
Posts: 6
Quote: torontokuba
Quote: alexsyntheticAbout release and price is clear but what need to do to get the token?
I've seen the practice of starting several new topics criticizing Xavier for not having the coin ready prior to the vote being completed. ;)
I found Xavier's topic.. Thanks  ;)
Stalevar
Joined: 22-Nov-2012
Posts: 71
This is also what I was voting for. I think I will even take both versions.

Russia is available for courier? :)
imreh
Joined: 4-May-2012
Posts: 2272
In my best judgement it is a great thing, which eventually might kill this site.  :(

An investment on this scale, and without a proper prior pre-ordering system might easily result in a "we-loved-the-design-but-unfortunately-I-cannot-afford" type of mass response.

So, Xavier, I would reconsider the start of the project till you get some confirmed orders from people.

Do not mistake initial enthusiam with buying decisions!

p.s. I hope I am not right, but unfortunately it is very unlikely due to laws of sales.  :(


oops, Ben, congratulations for the award-winning design! I admit (I am the only one, it seems) that I did not vote for your design, but I think it is still great! :)

Durgenbold
Joined: 30-Sep-2012
Posts: 25
I'd just like to say that I would be down to buy the silver version, if not both. I agree that it may be worth setting up a form to see if enough people would actually commit to buying the tokens, so that whoever's paying for the mintage would know they are at least breaking even.
derf
Joined: 11-Mar-2012
Posts: 1507
AGREED … !!!

Please put up a pre-paid form …

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el182592
Joined: 20-Feb-2013
Posts: 180
QuoteThe token will be available around mid-December. It will be issued in two versions: a half ounce 0.999 silver version and a copper version. Both diameters are 30 mm.
Silver is 1/2 ounce! And the copper one (fe. 2ounce)?

Is there a possiblity of a 1/10 ounce gold(.999) too?

With regards.
Bert.
Netherlands.

bam777
Joined: 5-Aug-2011
Posts: 4414
Quote: el182592
QuoteThe token will be available around mid-December. It will be issued in two versions: a half ounce 0.999 silver version and a copper version. Both diameters are 30 mm.
Silver is 1/2 ounce! And the copper one (fe. 2ounce)?

Is there a possiblity of a 1/10 ounce gold(.999) too?
Yes! And I can get a freebie of that too?!
Evelynn
Joined: 11-Oct-2011
Posts: 31
This was my second choice, the one i voted for came in second. They are all great. I will definitely be buying one for myself and probably some to give away.

Honesty is never seen sitting astride the fence.  ~L. Washburn

torontokuba
Joined: 8-May-2011
Posts: 1255
Quote: EvelynnThis was my second choice, the one i voted for came in second.
Same here.

A better way of voting would have been to have 3 stages (all 6, top 4, top 2), with the final round being decided between 2 coins. The final vote numbers would have been a more decisive indicator of a clear winner and would show how many were interested enough in a token, to vote to the very end.

Right now, we have several hundred votes for several tokens, with over 75% of forum participants not voting for bam777's berries.

This result also makes it harder to determine an appropriate mintage number for the token.

Who knows what the outcome would be, if it were down to the top 2 coins pictured above, for example.

Any rule change requests or modifications at this point, should be initiated by the winner, who did not grab and came nowhere close to, 50% of the vote. Otherwise, the result will probably stay as is.
TheShrimpVendor
Joined: 31-Jul-2011
Posts: 32
I'd definitely purchase one of each. Paypal would be nice. Keep us updated!

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~ Bayside - Howard

danspina
Joined: 6-Aug-2013
Posts: 1
I voted the "Coins-tree", because the one that won looks like an italian coin: Km#44 20 cent. 1908-1935.

Seravezza

torontokuba
Joined: 8-May-2011
Posts: 1255
Yes, that's what it is. I noticed that bam777 altered the nose bridge. :o



There are a few Numista Team Members that love the design....

https://en.numista.com/forum/topic20397.html

The other tokens didn't have a chance. ;)
Dead Not Sleeping
Joined: 29-Oct-2013
Posts: 10
I'm new... and trying to catch up on this thread looks like it'd be a bit messy - so I'll ask my newbie question. Is the token going to represent the base metal, purity and weight on the coin itself? Something like "0.5oz .999 Fine Ag"?
sushil.pardeshi
Joined: 5-Oct-2012
Posts: 14
Instead of selecting the Obverse and Reverse design from one preson . Would it be possible to select the Obverse from one design and Reverse from another ?

Also we can mint the Initials of the Persons whose designs are selected on both sides
torontokuba
Joined: 8-May-2011
Posts: 1255
I was hoping we could only keep the edge from bam777's design, the obverse and reverse could go to the second place coin. ;)  :D

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