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Gold Plated Coin, Success! [message #74284] Thu, 05 September 2013 17:31 UTC Go to previous message
avatar AlanHudson  is currently offline AlanHudson
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Decided to prototype a gold coin using the new gold platted brass. Man did it come out sweet! Feels nice and heavy and makes a sweet ringing sound when flipped. The resolution of the printing is awesome. Got the proportions a bit wrong on the inner bits verses the outer part, one more rev and I think I'll have it right.

The only part I'm dissattisfied with is a the background layer. is has a slight texture to it where I assume it could be polished smooth. Not a huge deal but its not as perfect as a real modern stamped coin. So areas where they can't easily polish will have some texture to them.

Fair warning, I'm a Shapeways employee so possibly biased but still really excited.

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