Drop Hammer for Alpha Officium

$2,190 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 41 months
James Coffman   MOUNT SHASTA, CA
Hello! My name is James Coffman, and I am a coin-maker. For almost 30 years I have worked as a reproduction coin-maker (or Moneyer) for fun. I have made thousands of coins for non-profit medieval (SCA) and other historical clubs. In 2012 I finally decided to make my hobby into a real business. But it takes time and capital to make things really take off. I could use your help! My original request was for enough funding to purchase a piece of equipment called a "screw press". We have since conducted research that revealed to us, a screw press would not be what we needed. We have therefore decided to pursue the construction of a Drop Hammer instead. The inital funds raised on GoFundme will be added to the ones we are asking for to see this thru. Thanks for looking.

James


P.S Be sure and visit my web site to see what Alpha Officium is doing. http://alphaofficium.weebly.com/
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Update 17
16 months ago
It with great happiness that I can share the following news. After a great amount of time, your help, and some saving-we can say the project is finally finished. We have a Drop Press in hand. For those of you that donated, I really want to say thank you. There are a couple of you that have not received your gifts...we will amend that shortly. Now on to new adventures!
The new Drop press, freshly painted.
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Update 16
37 months ago
Please feel free to toss down some additional funding...we still will need to build a stand for the press and I am sure there will be other associated costs I am overlooking!
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Update 15
37 months ago
WOW! Almost unbelievable. We made it...
Thank you to all my friends and supporters...Thank you GoFundme. Dreams do come true. The press will be on order shortly. Now to find a place to set it...it weighs in at 440lbs. My goodness! Now I need to build a shop...hmmmm LOL!
For those of you that made donations, all 20 of you; stay tuned...you will be receiving your gifts as soon as I get some work caught up. Plus I think I will do a special medallion for my contributors...we'll see. My mind is still reeling...what a strange trip this has been!
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Update 14
37 months ago
Hold the presses! The #4 press we were hoping to acquire from "Old World Anvils", is UNAVAILABLE at the moment! RATS!!!
The #5 press is a bit more, but it IS available! So here we go for a bit more work raising funds...I am sorry to have to plunge back in, but my friends-such is the nature of things at times. With shipping. it looks like we need to raise a total of $2040, that means we are only $390 short! I will be giving away cool presents to anyone that helps us nail this down. Thank you all.
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$2,190 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 41 months
Created March 14, 2013
AL
$25
Asia Poppers & Dave Lathrop
27 months ago

We would love to get Elizabethan or Landsknecht-appropriate coins in our thank-you pack, but will (of course!) be delighted to own any of your beautiful work!

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ZA
$25
zubeydah al-badawiyyah
37 months ago
SS
$25
sari stiles
37 months ago
$115
Anonymous
37 months ago
$25
Anonymous
37 months ago
WD
$50
William Douglas (MKA Jason Drago)
37 months ago

Hope this helps!

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$25
Aimee Formo
37 months ago

Can't wait to see what you'll do with updated equipement!

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DF
$100
Danae Fesler
37 months ago

Hope this helps

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YC
$50
Ysabella Caciemoine
37 months ago
WR
$100
Wayne Ross
37 months ago

Adding a Silver to my Copper... hope it helps!

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