Custom Minting

When you present your concepts and images to us, we will work to ensure that they are impressively transformed on any silver, gold, platinum, or non-precious metal minted product you choose. The technical team at SMI is always available to help you develop your product design and concepts. We offer you our extensive knowledge and years of experience to assist you in making the appropriate metal and size selection, as well as consultation on artwork through to the final packaging presentation of your minted product.

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Design & Engraving

Design

Sunshine’s staff of artists is committed to the highest standards of workmanship starting from the creative development of your initial concepts to the transformation of your ideas into precise and detailed artwork.

Model

Our highly skilled artists will sculpt the model of your design with close attention to rendering every detail.

Tooling

During the engraving process the image from the model is transferred onto specifically selected and prepared soft dies. The surface of the die is hardened and then prepared and polished to highlight the carefully crafted details.

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Creating a Custom Piece

Medallions and bars can increase in value over the years and can become lasting mementos or collectors items. They can be used in a variety of ways.

  • Fund raisers
  • Awards
  • Employee anniversaries and incentives
  • Promotional and advertising events
  • Visitor souvenirs or Redeemable tokens
  • Corporate gifting
  • Commemoratives and Keepsakes
  • Personal anniversaries and Religious or inspirational items

Any design can be reduced and used in the creation of your minted product. However a small piece with an intricate design may be difficult to render. Options for your design may include but not limited to:

  • Business Logos
  • Landscapes or Architecture
  • Animals, People or Symbols
  • Portraits or Landmarks

In addition to the above, options for lettering could be names, slogans, mottos, events, locations, dates, advertising or a simple message.

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Artwork & Design Services

Camera ready artwork (4” X 6” minimum) is helpful but not necessary. Business cards, drawings, photographs, or your written concept roughly sketched to give us an idea of placement of subjects and lettering can also be used. Digital images such as a JPEG TIFF file should be 6” X 6” minimum with a resolution of at least 300 dpi. However for greater accuracy an actual photograph would be best. Since your medallion would be created from an 8” plaster sculpt, any artwork provided should be large enough to fit into this format.

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Surface Quality

Special Finishing

Your choice of several special surface finishing options include

  • Complete gold or silver plating
  • Select gold plating
  • Clear coating
  • Enameling
  • Colorizing
  • Antiquing

Surface Finishing

The quality standards of surface finishing which can be requested are

  • Proof
  • Proof-like
  • Brilliant Un-circulated (BU)

Other options are available on request and can include serial numbering, edge lettering or edge numbering, and sequential marking on the edge or face of the piece.

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Packaging

We offer a range of packaging presentation items designed to enhance and display your minted product. Some of which are:

  • Clear plastic flips
  • Acrylic capsules
  • Leatherette boxes
  • Lucite stands
  • Lucite embedding

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Timeline & Cost

When we receive your design ideas, an account representative will provide you with the exact cost of your dies. Die costs range from $400 to $1350 per side and is dependant on design details. Sculpting of the plaster model begins when you approve the layout artwork and a minimum of 50% of the total die cost is received. Usually the timeline for completion of your medallions is 4 to 6 weeks.

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Metal Supply

Terms and conditions with regard to metal supply depend on current market prices or alternatively metal can be supplied by the customer. Please contact us for details.

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