Urban EDC "Astronomer" Double Spinning Coin - Copper
Coin of the Cosmos
As featured onCool Hunting, the "Astronomer" Double Spinning Coin is a pocket-sized work of art that you can bring with you anywhere you go. This project is a collaboration with graphic artist, Billy French, and is inspired by the diversity of the EDC community as well as the grandeur and mysteries of the universe.
As the name suggests, the Astronomer spinning coin can be spun on both sides, with spin times reaching 10 minutes with practice on a smooth surface. This is achieved by constructing the contact points from durable Si3N4 (silicon nitride) black ceramic. This ensures the smoothest and longest spinning capabilities.
The design of the coin is truly incredible. Each side is different, with one representing the 'sun' and the flip side bearing the mark of the 'moon'. The sun is depicted with an intricate 'eye' motif, while the exquisite 'moon' side features all the different phases of the moon. It represents the two greatest forces exerting their influence on us, and the tension and balance that exists between these titanic entities.
The designs were meticulously hand-drawn for the template. Then, each Astronomer spinning coin is individually pressed and machined from solid copper in 3 different finishes. The spectacular flamed finish brings added flair, while the patina-fiends would appreciate the antiqued finish (which could very well be discovered at the bottom of a shipwreck).
Finally, you simply cannot go wrong with the mint finish for a clean and pristine slate to start off with. Whichever way you spin, these exclusive Astronomer spinning coins are truly functional works of art that you will not find anywhere else.