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Zero Hour Mint

Postby mnymgr1 » Mon Oct 06, 2014

Hey Gang,

After thinking about the whole concept of 'theme' mint for many years, I finally pulled the trigger. Better late than never :)

I have been putting together a series of designs over the last two years, going through cad/cam designers like candy and finally finding a young lady who put my scribbles into her computer as well as I could have ever hoped. The first coin in the series is expected to launch within the next 4-6 weeks.

The first coin, "Forsaken", has come out beautifully from the design phase. The dies are being created now and should be ready within a week. I have chosen a well known mint to produce the coins.

I hope the first coin will be a full mintage of 2500-3500 pieces, all 1oz .999 silver of course.
The coins will come in airtites or full tubes of 20 with no airtites. Bullion strikes.
The coins will have an antique finish.

There may or may not be a production run of regular silver (non-colored) coins, as well as a copper version. IF produced, the copper version would likely be 1000-2000 mintage, while the silver version will be unlimited as far as I know right now (with a possible last day production date).

I PROMISE that there will be NO restrikes of my 1oz antique finish coins, once the mintage figure is released, that will be the final figure.

The website address, not yet live, is http://WWW.ZEROHOURMINT.COM
There is also a Facebook page in the works, as well as a Youtube channel.

Several BS members have agreed to distribute the coins from their websites. I am working on finding a distributor or two in Australia since Maggie's passing, as well as a European distributor. I also invite inquiries from dealers/individuals here that have sales channels outside of Ebay. I am hoping to not saturate that real estate with too many sellers.

I will release the Forsaken design here at BullionStacker soon.

Thanks for your time, patience, encouragement and help through all of this.
A lot of people have given me a ton of advice for which I am truly grateful.

John
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Obverse

Postby mnymgr1 » Mon Oct 06, 2014

Here is Side A, will be on all of my items going forward. Or until I change the design and want to pay for another die to be made :) This is an artistic impression of course, the rounds have not been struck yet. I am working with the mint on recreating the slight color variations in the antique finish so the finished product looks similar to the impression below.

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Forsaken: Coin #1

Postby mnymgr1 » Mon Oct 06, 2014

Without further ado .....

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Re: Zero Hour Mint

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Re: Zero Hour Mint

Postby RyanEOD » Mon Oct 06, 2014

placeholder 4? ;)

Congrats man, it has been awesome working with you as you have gone through this process, I am excited to have a small part in helping!

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Re: Zero Hour Mint

Postby mnymgr1 » Tue Oct 07, 2014

Hey guys,
hope you don't mind, I consolidated your comments so the pictures fall in place at the top of this thread. I didn't want to delete them like I am known to do in the deal or zerohedge thread I take care of. My apologies for not getting those placeholder posts in place sooner.
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joseph the giant: Very cool, John! Congratulations :thumbup:

xelint: Congrats. Looking forward to seeing the products

jdawg: Congrats, John! Look forward to seeing them.

br_ndon: I'm in for a few rolls. Thanks John!

silversnacher: Congrats! I look forward to seeing these :thumbup:

townes: "Zero Hour Mint", Great Maker's Mark which will look great on your own brand of AG... I can see it now & good timing too boot, congrats John :thumbup:

mirkkanen: Sounds great. Congrats for bringing an idea to fruition. I hope the long hours of work pay off handsomely.

justfishin: Congrats John!
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Re: Zero Hour Mint

Postby mnymgr1 » Wed Oct 08, 2014

Good Morning Everyone,
Hope you like my coin and design. Post #3 above.
Keeping fingers crossed that the actual 'antiquing' of the coin is similar to this artist rendition.
John
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Re: Zero Hour Mint

Postby Blue Angel » Wed Oct 08, 2014

Came out nice.

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Re: Zero Hour Mint

Postby br_ndon » Wed Oct 08, 2014

Looking forward to holding some of these. Who is minting them? I would like to see if there are examples of other antique coins they have done.
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Re: Zero Hour Mint

Postby Blue Angel » Wed Oct 08, 2014

I really like the way Side A came out.

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Re: Zero Hour Mint

Postby Townes » Wed Oct 08, 2014

Are you a gatekeeper for the Illuminati ? :shifty: :lol:

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Re: Zero Hour Mint

Postby j-son » Wed Oct 08, 2014

you going to be melting down all the silver you own to make these or just melting shot

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Re: Zero Hour Mint

Postby mnymgr1 » Wed Oct 08, 2014

a very large professional mint which makes rounds for a bunch of the retailers we all buy from will be making these rounds. If you can't make 5-15k rounds a week, there is almost no point in even trying to make these on your own imho. The economies of scale are just too hard to ignore.
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Re: Zero Hour Mint

Postby RyanEOD » Thu Oct 09, 2014

If anyone wants to throw some Facebook love -

https://www.facebook.com/zerohourmint

Shamelessly I will throw out mine too, as it will be updated with all Zero Hour Mint items as they go on sale.

https://www.facebook.com/PalmettoStateBullion

and you can't forget Copper Cave;

https://www.facebook.com/coppercave

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Re: Zero Hour Mint

Postby mnymgr1 » Fri Oct 10, 2014

The website is now Live.
Has been for a couple days as I worked on some kinks here and there.

http://www.ZeroHourMint.com

have a great weekend everyone !
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Update:

Postby mnymgr1 » Fri Oct 24, 2014

I should have the Forsaken rounds in stock within 3 weeks.
Yes, a slow process for the first coin. Hopefully I smooth everything out for the rest of the series.

Have a great weekend

John
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Re: Zero Hour Mint

Postby mtforpar » Wed Dec 17, 2014

I got mine in today. They look great. Nice job for sure John!!!!
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Re: Zero Hour Mint

Postby br_ndon » Wed Dec 17, 2014

mtforpar wrote:I got mine in today. They look great. Nice job for sure John!!!!


+1 I really like these too. They look much better in hand and the antique finish is better than any tone job. Thanks John!
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Re: Zero Hour Mint

Postby mnymgr1 » Thu Dec 18, 2014

Hi everybody,

As some might know, our first coin just arrived about 2 weeks ago.
I think it came out really well. The production mint did a great job on the coin and the antiquing. My distributors have the coins in stock now and I have heard quite a few nice things from them which I appreciate. As you can imagine, being the first coin for this new company of mine, makes for a rather nerve wracking experience.

I am in the process of trying to figure out the whole youtube experience.
The first video will hopefully be up and available soon.
Just an intro video, about 7 minutes long.

Thanks again for all the advice and comments over the last several months. I take them seriously and will tweak all sorts of things in the future.

John
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Re: Zero Hour Mint

Postby BigJim#1-8 » Thu Dec 18, 2014

Great Stuff !!!

All The Best !! :clap:
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