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Tree of Life coin by sandara Tree of Life coin by sandara
Hi everyone,

This is my newest coin design.

Since its subject matter is a little different to what I usually do, I thought I'd ask you all for feedback and interest in buying this coin. :)

It would probably make a good gift for your bio teacher or a biologist. XD

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As a hobby, I enjoy reading up on animals, and for a few years I read up on evolution and related sciences.
As it made quite an impact on me (sad to say, I never took Biology in school), I thought to design a coin based on it.

So on the front is a circular phylogenetic tree, with various species represented under the lines.
On the back is a quote from Darwin, together with 14 of his Galapagos finches.

Thanks to :iconthoughtweaver: for the tree and :iconseridon: for help in checking and suggestions for the animals. :)

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This one is just the sample the mint sent me.

I will be getting the first round of minting of this coin in a month or so, and it will come in 5 color variants.
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Dkundzinsh Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Very beautiful design, it's unfortunate though that so many people believe evolution is actually true when there is not even one piece of evidence for it, this is no more than a theory, our creator has created all the variety and beauty in the world, not random mindless chance.

Love.
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Tako8Yaki Featured By Owner 1 day ago
WANT!!!!!!!!
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i-stamp Featured By Owner 2 days ago
<3 Want this so bad.
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KainisTimber Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I would buy this in a heart beat.
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Axe-Canabrava Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the idea of using a cladistics diagram like an abstract decoration! Very clever!
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ce-e-vel Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Beautiful!!

I am very glad that you have made more coins, but also a bit jealous of your talent. You put my coins to shame! Did you put the year on the edge? I like to do that because these coins could easily be around in hundreds of years and it is nice for future owners to mark its place in time.

I look forward to seeing more of your coins.
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sandara Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thank you!
Are you kidding? I always look at your coins and think "dammit why can't my coins be as nice?" :)
Other than the design, I always admire the way you put colors together on your coins. I have such a hard time trying to decide the colors and somehow it always comes out looking a bit lacking.

Yes, I put the year on the coin, along with a serial number. It's not a tracking number, but I guess it adds a little more uniqueness to the coin. 
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carelessxmistakes Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I love this! I will definitely be getting more than one! 
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Sard1Lorlade Featured By Owner 5 days ago
How do you make them? :) Metal carving or they aren't metal but something else?
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sandara Featured By Owner 4 days ago
They are solid bronze with different metal finishing. They get minted by professionals at a factory. I only did the design. :)
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