SKULLCOINS – ZODIAC MEMENTO MORI
HAVE STARTED SHIPPING…
…we anticipate that we will finish shipping all orders by the middle of December.
WE ARE NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR THE CUSTOM CASES FOR THIS SERIES.
2017 LUNAR SKULLS – Year of the Rooster – UPDATE:
– Designs have been approved.
– We have obtained a contract for a new country (new country every year, guaranteed!)
– Dies are in manufacturing phase.
– We are working with CIT & BH Mayer once again this year for the best quality possible.
– We anticipate that presales will start soon when images are released!
MEMENTO MORI ZODIAC
Scorpio & Libra have started shipping.
We are happy to announce that we are starting to ship Scorpio & Libra today. We had an issue during manufacturing and had to order (and wait for) more blanks. We are starting to ship today, first orders first, but please note that it will take us many weeks or more to get all orders out. We believe you will find it worth the wait as these new releases look stunning in hand and are sure to please.
OUR RETAIL DIVISION
IS THE EXCLUSIVE IMPORTER/DISTRIBUTOR
FOR THE FIRST COIN OF A NEW SERIES:
THE DARK SIDE:
2016 CODEX GIGAS
ON SALE NOW!
SKULLCOINS – ZODIAC MEMENTO MORI
LEO & VIRGO
Silver, Gold & Copper
!!! ON SALE !!!
2016 LUNAR SKULLS
Palau – Year of the Monkey
!!! IS ON SALE NOW !!!
Note: the “Lunar Skulls” coin series is a unique annual coin series of proof and BU coins featuring skulls from the Chinese zodiac. SM Mint created the “Lunar Skulls” coin series, the “Lunar Skulls” coin series is the intellectual property of SM Mint & SkullCoins and protected by US federal and international copyright & intellectual property laws. All official releases of “Lunar Skulls” will be posted on SMmint.com and SkullCoins.com and all official dealers of the 2016 release will be posted on these links as well. Each coin of the “Lunar Skulls” coin series is accompanied by a matching COA that references SMmint.com and SkullCoins.com. Please be sure to check these websites as well as LunarSkulls.com for all current information regarding our releases. You can be sure that any coin or product marketed as “Lunar Skulls” that is not listed on the websites above are NOT part of the “Lunar Skulls” series and are in violation of US federal and international copyright & intellectual property laws. All official SM Mint releases will be posted on SMmint.com and/or SkullCoins.com and will be sold through our trusted dealer network.
SKULLCOINS 2015 ZODIAC – MEMENTO MORI
GEMINI & CANCER – GOLD, SILVER & COPPER
IN STOCK, ON SALE & SHIPPING NOW!
Please see photos below of the display case for 12 medallions, we are extremely pleased with the results! We have also received a sample for the 36 medallion display, photos coming soon. To ensure we have enough display cases for everyone, we will take a small deposit before manufacture. We will post an update and send an email out at that time. The next 2 pieces in this series will go on sale VERY soon and will ship immediately, that’s right, not a pre-sale. We understand that as a new company we have had a couple bumps in the road. We have been optimistic with our time frames but also had some delays on past issues. For this release and possibly others, we felt it was important to wait until we had inventory in stock and ready to ship before we started sales. Yes, we understand that we have been quiet but we have been working hard and are confident that you will be pleased with our accomplishments. In a previous post we mentioned that we would conclude this series by the end of this calendar year. After speaking to many of our customers and dealers we decided that this is not what is best for all. We will focus on quality and creativity, not on speed. We feel that is more realistic for us as well as the collectors of this series. Stay tuned…more updates coming and THANK YOU for your patience and support!
– Taurus silver & copper is now shipping, thank you for your patience!
– Gemini & Cancer (silver, copper & gold) will go on sale after we are are finished shipping Taurus.
– We received a sample of our display box for the Zodiac series, we are VERY pleased and are positive you will be too. It will be available in three versions, for 12, 24 or 36 medallions, we will let you know as soon as they are ready for purchase and we will post images at that time or sooner as well.
We have received and approved the new capsules. We apologize for the long delay, we were at the mercy of the capsule manufacturer and had to get squeezed in to their schedule. The design of the new capsules is the same on the exterior as the previous ones, only the inside is slightly different to assure that all our high relief surfaces are properly protected. Now that the capsules have been approved, we are waiting for manufacture and shipment of our order. Once received we will ship as soon as possible. We do not have an exact date yet as we are once again at the mercy of the capsule manufacturer but we are getting very close now that the sample was approved. Although this delay was a slight setback for the series, we assure you that we have not stopped working. We are planning on releasing the next 2 issues of this series, Gemini & Cancer in the very near future so we can ship at the same time as Taurus! But our good news does not stop there, we have been making great progress and anticipate that the series will be complete by the end of 2015. And to top it off, we have received sample images for 3 styles of display cases, to hold 12 (silver or copper), 24 (silver & copper), or all 36 issues of the series. We are now waiting on samples from the manufacturer to approve. Our apologies for the delay, we thank you for your patience and we are confident that you will be pleased with the results!
TAURUS SILVER & COPPER SHIPPING DELAY
We achieved the highest relief yet in this series on Taurus. In fact, it is even too high for our recently manufactured custom capsules. Because of this we need to have new capsules designed and manufactured that will safely protect the top surface of the medals. Honestly, we did not see this coming and did not notice this issue until we assembled and were just about to start shipping orders. We are extremely pleased with the results but unfortunately we will have to take the good with a little bad this time and wait to ship until we get the new capsules. Thank you so much for your support, understanding, patience and enthusiasm with this series! Any and all new information regarding shipping status will be posted by clicking the “Presale ETA/Shipping” tab on the menu bar above, direct link below:
(if you had other items on your order, all in stock items will ship now and we will ship Taurus Silver & Copper later)
MORE AND MORE PEOPLE!
As many of our fans know, every month we allocate the majority of our available mintage for sale at special introductory prices. Here are some interesting numbers regarding the speed of sales as this series has gained popularity. That allocation sold out in:
– about 5 weeks for Aquarius
– about 1 week for Pisces
– about 1 or 2 days for Aries
– less than 2 hours for Taurus
In addition, the majority of our orders have been for singles of each item ordered. We are also seeing about 100 new people sign up on our email list between each release. We are so happy to know that this series is being well received, thank you!
AQUARIUS SILVER COA #1
HAS SURFACED IN THE NETHERLANDS AND IS ON EBAY!
#1 of the first release of this series, a very special item.
CLICK HERE TO SEE IT
TAURUS SILVER, COPPER & GOLD
AND ARIES GOLD ON SALE NOW!
– new format for this update page, all newest updates will now be at top of page
– finishing up with packing/shipping orders for Aries silver & copper, only 20-30 more to go!
– Aries gold & Taurus (gold, silver & copper) will go on sale soon
– started to work on a display box for this series, many important details/requirements, it must be:
1. a box and also work as a wall/table display
2. clear on both sides
3. easy to open
4. available for any and all combinations of metal types to hold 12, 24 or 36 medals
5. display medals in a circular orientation
7. reasonably priced
– PISCES GOLD IS ON SALE NOW!
– Sometimes there is a bump in the road and not everything comes out right on the first try.
We had a choice to make with the gold offerings of this series, to keep on schedule and
ship a product that did not meet our standards or to go back to the drawing board
and give our great customers what they deserve, nothing but our best!
At first the choice seemed difficult as we did not want to delay, but now it is easy to see,
we made the right choice and we are 100% positive you will agree.
GOLD REVERSE HAS BEEN APPROVED 🙂
See below for yourself – old and not approved on left – new, improved and approved on right
– Aries silver & copper on sale now, click photo below to go to purchase page!
– working around the clock to finish up shipping of all Pisces orders
– samples received/approved for Aries in silver & copper and they look great!
– sales for Aries will begin as soon as we finish shipping all remaining orders for Pisces
– Aquarius gold should be ready to ship in approximately 2 weeks, perhaps less
(contingent upon sample being approved)
– custom capsules for this series received and they are a great fit!
– Pisces silver & copper are finished, we intend to begin shipping orders on either the 28th or 30th
(remaining orders for Aquarius silver & copper will ship at this time as well)
– dies for Aries are finished, we are waiting to see finished samples very soon
– sales for Aries will begin as soon as samples are approved, get ready!
– new plaster for gold reverses finished & approved!
– Pisces silver & copper on sale now, click photo below to go to purchase page!
(all subscription invoices have been sent, subscribers…check
your email and pay invoice to keep your subscription!)
– Aquarius gold obverse approved, getting closer but we are making a new plaster and die for the reverse
– here are some images of the Aquarius copper sample in a sample capsule
– Aquarius silver & copper will ship in capsules as shown with a foam spacer to minimize rattle. it will
not harm your item and you can feel free to remove this spacer when you receive your medallion.
– we have invested in getting custom capsules made for this series to insure a perfect tight fit and are
currently waiting for the company to finish making the die before the capsules can be manufactured
– those custom capsules will ship with Pisces and we will replace any Aquarius capsules you
have at that time as long as we are already shipping Pisces to you in any quantity. that
means that if you ordered 2 Aquarius and then you order 1 Pisces, we will send you
2 extra capsules with Pisces for your Aquarius medallions
– the capsules we are using now to ship Aquarius are more than suitable and do the job
but we want to improve things as much as possible when we have the chance, so we
decided to go the extra distance and make custom capsules just for this series!
– after the delay (that is entirely out of our control) with Lunar Skulls, we are extremely excited to bring
you this series, everything is being handled in the USA where we have more control and oversight of
the project, even the custom manufactured capsules are being made in the USA!
– orders placed before the 16th of February will ship on the 21st or 23rd
– orders placed on or after the 16th of February are estimated to ship in middle of March
– Aquarius gold is delayed until approximately the end of March while we make improvements
to the dies, it is our priority to deliver the best product we can, thank you for your patience!
– 400 pieces of Aquarius silver are scheduled to ship approximately on the 21st or 23rd, over 400 have sold
– orders for Aquarius silver placed on the 17th or after are estimated to ship in beginning of March
– waiting on Pisces sample, Pisces will go on sale immediately after sample is approved, stay tuned!
– silver & copper should arrive next week…shipping soon!
– gold will follow as soon as possible but will be slightly delayed
– after 2 weeks of testing different finishes we finally gave approval to a very unique “high shine antique finish”.
we are 100% positive that we have achieved the highest quality & best visual appeal possible for this series.
We also feel that we have created a fresh, new & unique look for antique finishes that
rivals anything on the current market. We are confident that you will be pleased!
THE SKULLCOINS 2015 ZODIAC SERIES – MEMENTO MORI HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED
AND PRESALES HAVE BEGUN FOR AQUARIUS
– we hope to see samples of the finished copper this
week & will announce the series and begin presales.
– mintages will be consistent for the complete series at
99 gold (1/10 Oz), 500 silver & 2000 copper.
– approximately half of the silver & gold mintage has already been allocated
to wholesale and reservations for our past Lunar Skulls PROOF customers.
– customers that purchase the first of this series from us at our introductory
issue price (in any or all of the 3 metals) have the option to continue the
complete series at the issue price for each subsequent release.
– silver reverse die has been finished, sample of silver completed and the
results are amazing, we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on!
– we have seen finished minted samples of the obverse in
silver & copper and are extremely pleased with the results
– die production started for each unique reverse
– the mint is trying to get some samples for us by this weekend
– series will be announced and sales will begin shortly after samples are approved
– plaster sculpt is finished
– die production will start soon
– tentative release date of January 1st or shortly after
– sample coins will be shown when announced
(a new series is coming very soon)
– the sculptor has starting working on the plaster
– we will announce this series in the VERY near future
PAST IMAGES FROM 2015 LUNAR SKULLS