Physically SAFE coins

As promised! @happybeing

Only bummer was that the extra border that was supposed to be a cut ended up being an etch and an inner circle was cut so the coins are missing its main outer boarder. :confused: but they still look pretty friggan sweet! Also my old lady ordered an oil based marker for me to fill in the etches so it’s more prominent and will add updated photos afterwards.

Hope everyone working hard @maidsafe catch the AT2 chip :smile:

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I’ll take some HD photos to share soon. Feel free to share around folks!

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Very nice! Well done!

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Were you asking for my address? :grin:

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Could put these up on our shop eventually :wink:

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Hey, so cool. Nice work @nigel!!!

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I took some of the suggestions so far but will still see what looks best. I like having “anonymous” personally as privacy coins are the future and distinguishes itself from Bitcoin clearly.
The Latin seemed short and sweet and tackles the “safe access for everyone” and I also thought Latin was used on most coinage?
I feel like having massive array of internet disks ties it to Maidsafe and I’m not sure that is appropriate or not. Peer to peer could probably be replaced with something better.
I do like digital currency but I wanted to make a hint at DBC (Digital Bearer Certificate) but changed that to “Digital Bearer Coin” because certificates are typically paper, yes? But the acronym would still work and it mentions that it is digital and by using coin also currency.

I added an AT2 ‘chip’ in the circuit design to elude to it since that currently sets us apart as well.

I would like to get these on copper blanks like @Knosis had suggested and get some professional pics for bloggers and publishers to use. Granted I would prefer everyone’s approval/blessing before taking it too far so there are no “regerts” :joy:

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Maybe these guys could help you do them in copper - or some other metal

https://www.coinsforanything.co.uk/

I found them very easy to work with. They have a UK prescence but I think all the real work is done in Germany. Precision, baby, precision.

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I’ll check them out, thank you. Hopefully they have good shipping since I’m in the US :grimacing:

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I just sent them an enquiry based on this

just to get an idea for pricing…

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Someone mentioned a specific weight of copper blank above, didnt they?

@Knosis

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I suggested a troy ounce as it is know world wide as a unit of metal. :slight_smile: I’m open of course to other weights. My main thought is that it if it were made of a world wide commodity it would always be kept and never tossed out.

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So now I need to work out what thickness and dia will give us 1 troy ounce

31.10348 g density of copper = 8.96 g/cm³

3.471370536 cm2 of Cu is 1 troy ounce

EDIT just seen your post below

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Not sure if this helps. I found this…
specifications

Weight: 1 Avoirdupois Ounces
Composition: .999 Fine Copper
Mint: Golden State Mint
Condition: Bullion | Mint Fresh
Diameter (≈): 39.3 mm | 1.55"
Thickness (≈): 3.31 mm | 0.130"Screen Shot 2020-07-20 at 12.43.50 PM

https://www.goldenstatemint.com/1-oz-Aztec-Calendar-Copper-Round-999-Fine.html

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Whoops that is not a troy ounce haha

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I should modify my enquiry to quote these dimensions to give us the 1 troy oz - but not just yet

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Looks neat! This is gold but I asked for quotes on gold, silver, and copper 1 Troy OZ and asked if there were minimum quantities needed for an order.

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If I ever re-join the real world, when I tip in a cafe - it would be nice to leave one of these with the local money. If the coin had a web address would be cool.

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I’m sure there is space for https://safenetwork.tech somewhere on the coin

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Looks nice. I’ve had a plan to pursue something like this too, but was waiting for beta to test the waters. No time like the present, go for it. :+1:

P.s. beware the trademark trolls…

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Well if Maidsafe implement DBC down the road then the SAFE NETWORK (back face) side of the coin could have the address/string/QR or whatever would normally be used. It raises a few questions for me though.

  • Can a Safecoin be locked in the address and able to scan the QR to check it’s the right amount? I am pretty certain so.
  • Is there a way to prove the Safecoin is locked/tied to the coin?
  • If the Safecoin price goes up or down then it won’t have a ‘stable’ value but how much does that matter? If we want it to be like a replacement for cash maybe some smart contract and or oracle service on SAFE could adjust the balance to keep the price stable but that’s assuming it’s being valued in another currency.
  • Maybe the coins would be more a novelty as having kiosks that print a DBC on some paper will be cheaper.
  • At the least the coin will have its metal value.

If nothing it’s fun but what would be a big deal in my opinion is instead of just being fun, it also be functional.

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