Nikola Tesla Commemorative Medallion
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11/05/13 - Tesla Medallion Testimonials
11/01/13 - Began shipping orders.
10/31/13 - The first batch of Tesla Commemorative Medallions has arrived!
10/29/13 - Good News! We just received word the mint has shipped the first batch of 500 Tesla Commemorative Medallions! We will begin shipping (first come first served) perks later this week.
09/21/13 - With 18 days to go you did it! The Tesla Commemorative Medallion campaign has surpassed it's goal just a few minutes ago! I am so pleased and thankful for all of you!
The Pond Science Institute will be issuing commemorative medallions for a number of nearly forgotten yet significant scientists, engineers and other notables such as Walter Russell, John Keely, Edgar Cayce, Rudolf Steiner, Wilhelm Reich and others. A prime qualification of these chosen ones is their demonstrated intent of service to humanity. We love these people and we wish to do them honor for their personal sacrifices and unselfish accomplishments and contributions.
Nikola Tesla - Without a doubt Nikola Tesla was the world's greatest electrical engineer having discovered Alternating Current, Radio, Fluorescent lighting and many more inventions still in use today. Our world would be a very different place if Tesla had not walked the earth and had the inventive and altruistic personality he aptly demonstrated. It is fitting Tesla be memorialized in forever metal with our first issued commemorative medallion. Collect these valuable medallions to honor these great individuals.
What We Need & What You Get
To strike or mint these medallions (sometimes called 'rounds') requires a certain amount of up-front cash investment. There is no way to gauge how the market will respond to this opportunity. So to be on the conservative side a modest strike of 500 units in .999 pure copper is being proposed. Should this prove successful as I'm sure it will be we will be enabled strike more units and even have them produced in .999 pure silver.
To accomplish this goal $2,000 is required to create the initial artwork, dies, purchase the copper and for packaging, shipping & handling. All perks will be shipped post paid.Â Any additional funds raised will go to new dies and new medallions.
Collecting and PreservingÂ - The Pond Science Institute will be issuing commemorative medallions for a number of nearly forgotten yet significant scientists, engineers and other notables such as Walter Russell, John Keely, Edgar Cayce, Rudolf Steiner, Wilhelm Reich and others. A prime qualification of these chosen ones is their demonstrated intent of service to humanity. We love these people and we wish to do them honor for their personal sacrifices and unselfish accomplishments and contributions.
Should this first minting in copper prove successful we will contemplate a new issue in silver. At that point it is all about how much financing we raise. It will require $10,000 - $20,000 (depending on quantity minted) to complete a minting of the Tesla medallion in silver.
Collect all the issued units and you will have a valuable collection preserving for all time the names and likenesses of these unique and noteworthy individuals. As collector units their value may increase over time.
PracticalÂ - A few weeks ago I started swapping copper rounds around town for minor products and services I've been acquiring locally from independent individuals. Everyone likes to barter and readily accept the copper rounds. Please keep in mind and in conversations medallions and rounds are NOT money, coins or currency.Â They are, in simplest barter terms, "1 ounce of .999 copper or silver rounds" with diverse embossings on them - a pretty hunk of metal that feels good in your hand.
Building CommunityÂ Bartering with metal rounds is sustainable and responsible because what cash comes into your community and is converted into copper or silver rounds more or less stays in your community. Your community wealth goes up in direct proportion to the acquisition and circulation of these rounds instead of being sent out of the community in the form of investments, not-made-here products, travel expenses, etc. all of which takes these rounds out of circulation and reduces their utility. Copper and silver in your pocket and in circulation is liquid wealth and builds more wealth. The copper or silver round holds the value of the transaction indefinitely. And we do not need nor seek anyone's permission to barter and contract among ourselves. Individuals are freely contracting and bartering between other individuals as they see fit and they have been bartering since ancient times. Bartering value for value is one of the best ways to honor each other's creativity and presence.
Other Ways You Can Help
You can help make this commemoration a success. Acquire a few medallions for your collection or many of them if you wish to barter and contribute directly to the prosperity of yourself and your local community. Meanwhile spread the news of this campaign on FaceBook, Twitter and other social networks to honor the scientists and engineers who have significantly contributed to the advancement and well being of our society.
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