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Posted: 12/20/2005 8:23:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 1:44:07 PM EDT by V_Johnson]

Not available yet, but this is the final draft headed to the coin gurus. BK did a great job.


Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:55:56 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 1:07:04 AM EDT
Very nice.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 1:17:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 4:04:22 AM EDT
well, it's too late now but i think your quotation marks are fucked up.

other than that, it's a beautiful commemorative coin (not much to do with snipers though)!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 4:51:24 AM EDT
Not too late to change the punctuation.

How so on the not much to do with snipers comment?


Link Posted: 12/21/2005 4:53:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By brianksain:
Not too late to change the punctuation.

How so on the not much to do with snipers comment?



I think its just fine. The snipers web address is more than enough.

Look forward to getting one.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 5:03:41 AM EDT
looks good

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 5:04:16 AM EDT
Good job, Brian.

Looks great.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 5:19:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By brianksain:
Not too late to change the punctuation.

How so on the not much to do with snipers comment?



other than the address, the coin seems more dedicated to ALL our guys and gals in uniform who have given their lives to our country or been wounded in service to our country, which would incl snipers, of course, but it's not specifically sniper oriented.

on the quotes, the first mark is upside down. but if you're doing the nesting quotes, isn't the first one right side up and the closing upside down? i think your coin guy will know the protocol for that!

my comments are trivial matters, the design (and thought behind it) are truly outstanding and powerful.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 5:32:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 5:50:40 AM EDT by brianksain]
Thanks guys. Punctuation changed. Was a font issue with graphics folk ...

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 10:24:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 10:32:51 PM EDT
I love it and can't wait to own a couple!
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 4:48:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 5:38:06 AM EDT by brianksain]
Will have them done by SHOT SHOW ladies and gents ... Sometime before Feb 8.

Thought behind the design:

Almost every troop over there wears that same uniform/helmet. Many "folks" carry a black rifle. If the sniper himself does not fit the above criterion, the people he provides overwatch for certainly do.

We originally went with a similiar memorial service that had a ghillie top/SWS. But many do not even know what that is and the image was not as conducive for a coin design as this one.

This one however, requires no explanation and we especially (11 Cops, 2 Soldiers, 1 Marine and 1 SEAL) thought it was a powerful image.

We think they came out nice.

Hopefully we can raise some cash/gear for the boys in the shiite.

We have entire squads of the 101st Abn. using M14s. Some of their stocks are held together with 100 mph tape. Some have NO mags ... many have no mounts, no optics ... and they are STILL getting it done every day.

I just do not have the words to describe how proud I am of my countrymen including the guys working this project with me.

Incredible people.

God bless them.

America ... just friggin' rocks. Always has. Always will.


Link Posted: 12/22/2005 4:56:16 AM EDT
Nice.... Very nice!
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 4:59:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:13:25 AM EDT
excellent work.

I can't explain how i felt when i saw the top one.

count me in
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:17:28 AM EDT
will you be offering them here?
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:29:55 AM EDT
Very nice.....I have one of last years editions.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 7:55:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hardcorps1775:
will you be offering them here?

You betcha.......will advise in this thread when they're available.

Stay tuned.......

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 9:10:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 11:08:04 AM EDT by EdAvilaSr]
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:07:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By EdAvilaSr:
I encourage you to ask a mod/satff member to tack it when you offer them,so the thread does not disappear from page 1.

Edward is very much is support od this effort and would be pleased to see you set aside a few of these coins for sale to our members when available.

We will stop by your booth at ShotShow, and chat with you fellows again this year.

We certainly appreicate all that AR15.com has done to assist us in our endeavor. From tacking announcements to letting us throw these threads up....... you've been a great help. A large portion of the last edition coin was sold to ARFcommers.....I think that will remain consistent this time around too.

When these become available, I'll hit up Aimless to tack it.....thanks!

By all means, stop by the booth again this year..... we're in the same location, but with a different booth number, LE #478.

Thank you for your continued support,

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 3:49:21 PM EDT
Some have asked ...

These are the front and rear sides of the same coin.

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 3:52:47 PM EDT
Awesome job! Can't wait to get a couple.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 11:43:52 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:23:52 PM EDT
Very classy. I'll add one or two to the collection.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 10:30:13 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/3/2006 6:31:25 PM EDT
bump for the boyz ...
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:43:13 PM EDT

Here is the actual coin picture. Still not available yet, but soon!

Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:45:46 PM EDT
I'm in for one!!
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:49:45 PM EDT
tagged for Coin!
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 10:36:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 11:06:55 PM EDT
in the industry this is known as a "tag"
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 4:46:22 AM EDT
I'd be in for one or more. Tag. MJD
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 4:56:12 AM EDT

Link Posted: 1/13/2006 5:06:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 10:39:16 AM EDT
Tagged for update
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 8:31:43 PM EDT
Hey guys,
The coins are being made at the current time.......

Honestly, it is a coin flip (no pun intended) whether they'll be available in time to order them prior to the SHOT show in Las Vegas. IF you're coming to SHOT, we're at booth #478 in the LE/MIL section ..... say hello, buy a coin....or a shirt.....or a sticker.....or a bracelet.....or dog tag......or lapel pin.......LOL.......

Thanks for your continued support,

Link Posted: 1/15/2006 4:34:48 AM EDT
We will be using your booth as a "home" base.

See you there.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 6:09:02 AM EDT
Hey VJ, got me a new white truck two days ago.

Sticker friggin' rocks on there.

Link Posted: 1/15/2006 6:44:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
We will be using your booth as a "home" base.

See you there.

Coming to sell the Box o' Truth DVD series? Look forward to meeting you, sir, BK talks highly of you.... which either means you're a good dude, or you're as nuts as he is.

Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:01:03 AM EDT
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