Ok so idea been with me for a few months now and I have had a look around at a few possibilities for making this actually happen.
Would like to know if people would be interested in physical PPCoins similar to those physical bitcoin casascius produce https://www.casascius.com/
I have been looking into metal 3D Printers which would be an initial expensive way to create the coins but would allow further projects for PPC in the future. (3D metal printers are in the price range of $5000 to $8000 from what I have seen so far)
I feel I should state that I am only really interested in producing metal coins, I think plastic coins / tokens will look cheap and tacky
So I also looking into companies that create custom coins and that looks like an excellent cheaper option for example:
Bi Metal Commemorative Coins
100 $8.00 each
250 $5.40 each
500 $2.73 each
1000 $2.15 each
2500 $1.77 each
gets you something like this
I would obviously wait until we are finialized on the logo for PPCoin, but interested to see the communities reaction to this idea
Also I am looking into the hologram stickers to be applied to the back of the coins and hold the private and public keys.
Time from sending order off to coin makers to the time I would receive the minted coins would be between 4-8 weeks depending on the company. So i'd like to see if I can get the ball rolling on this one sooner rather than later.
Please feel free to post any concerns, thoughts, suggestions etc in this thread.
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