Concept coins

Concept coins

Post by kathy194 » Sun, 08 Apr 2007 06:48:46



Please see link: http://www.designscomputed.com/coins/pres_2007.html

How often are "concept coins" commissioned? Is there any governmental
control over the process?  I presume they have no official monetary
status; is that right?  Any comments, historical info welcome as I
wasn't able to Google much on this.  Thanks.

 
 
 

Concept coins

Post by Edwin Johnsto » Sun, 08 Apr 2007 07:27:04


Quote:

> Please see link: http://www.designscomputed.com/coins/pres_2007.html

> How often are "concept coins" commissioned? Is there any governmental
> control over the process?  I presume they have no official monetary
> status; is that right?  Any comments, historical info welcome as I
> wasn't able to Google much on this.  Thanks.

In the case of Daniel Carr's designs that you have linked, those weren't
commissioned by the government. Carr simply sent those computer designs
to the government to show them what is possible with modern technology
in the design phase.

Ron Landis of the Gallery Mint Museum also has produced "concept coins",
minted to go along with his ideas for the introduction of the Sacagawea
dollar, but the minted coins were completely separate from any
government support:
http://home.earthlink.net/~smalldollars/dollar/page17.html

Bernard von NotHaus, of the Royal Hawaiian Mint, made a similar
contribution:
http://home.earthlink.net/~smalldollars/dollar/page20.html

Here's Carr's other, earlier, dollar designs:
http://home.earthlink.net/~smalldollars/dollar/page17a.html

 
 
 

Concept coins

Post by Sibirskmonet » Sun, 08 Apr 2007 08:25:04


Quote:

> Ron Landis of the Gallery Mint Museum also has produced "concept coins",
> minted to go along with his ideas for the introduction of the Sacagawea
> dollar, but the minted coins were completely separate from any government
> support:
> http://home.earthlink.net/~smalldollars/dollar/page17.html

Wow, now that had powerful artistic merit and would have made a lovely
commemorative full size dollar.  If the mint had a design like that, perhaps
they would have sold quite a few of them.
 
 
 

Concept coins

Post by Jerry Denni » Sun, 08 Apr 2007 10:24:03



Quote:
> Please see link:http://www.designscomputed.com/coins/pres_2007.html

> How often are "concept coins" commissioned? Is there any governmental
> control over the process? ?I presume they have no official monetary
> status; is that right? ?Any comments, historical info welcome as I
> wasn't able to Google much on this. ?Thanks.

I would imagine a concept coin would also be considered a pattern coin
as well.  Take a look at the $4 Stella or the Gobrecht dollar.  I seem
to remember that the 1856 FE is also considered a pattern coin.
Perhaps, if you googled "pattern coins," you'd find more info.

BTW, Dan Carr has designed quite a number of SQs.  I have heard he is
considering having some of them actually struck and will make them
available.  I don't have ready access to the site, but some of his
"losing" designs were considerably better than what finally was
struck.

Jerry

 
 
 

Concept coins

Post by Phil DeMay » Sun, 08 Apr 2007 10:37:02



Quote:
> BTW, Dan Carr has designed quite a number of SQs. ?I have heard he is
> considering having some of them actually struck and will make them
> available. ?I don't have ready access to the site, but some of his
> "losing" designs were considerably better than what finally was
> struck.

....and three of his designs for States Quarters were actually chosen
to be minted....New York, Rhode Island and Maine.
 
 
 

Concept coins

Post by Edwin Johnsto » Sun, 08 Apr 2007 12:44:00


Quote:


>> BTW, Dan Carr has designed quite a number of SQs. I have heard he is
>> considering having some of them actually struck and will make them
>> available. I don't have ready access to the site, but some of his
>> "losing" designs were considerably better than what finally was
>> struck.

> ....and three of his designs for States Quarters were actually chosen
> to be minted....New York, Rhode Island and Maine.

You can order Carr's alternate state quarters and parody state quarters
from his online store:
http://www.dc-coin.com/
And read about the state quarters that he actually had a hand in
designing on his design site:
http://www.designscomputed.com/coins/index.html

Great stuff -- I advise stocking up.

 
 
 

Concept coins

Post by Jerry Denni » Mon, 09 Apr 2007 04:40:01



Quote:


> >> BTW, Dan Carr has designed quite a number of SQs. ?I have heard he is
> >> considering having some of them actually struck and will make them
> >> available. ?I don't have ready access to the site, but some of his
> >> "losing" designs were considerably better than what finally was
> >> struck.

> > ....and three of his designs for States Quarters were actually chosen
> > to be minted....New York, Rhode Island and Maine.

> You can order Carr's alternate state quarters and parody state quarters
> from his online store:http://www.dc-coin.com/
> And read about the state quarters that he actually had a hand in
> designing on his design site:http://www.designscomputed.com/coins/index.html

> Great stuff -- I advise stocking up.

Thanks, Ed and Phil.  I knew Dan had won three competitions but
couldn't remember which ones, other than NY.  And the links Ed
provided are the ones I couldn't find for my previous post.

Jerry