Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pomme de Terre, Pomme en l'Air

Today I am beginning to distribute my Pomme de Terre, Pomme en l'Air coins, loosely based on mid-19th century Hard Times Tokens. Look for them on the streets of Boston. I will twitter along my route as I drop them. I minted 1200 copper, and 50 silver coins. I haven't a plan for the silver yet. I hope to distribute all the copper coins by the end of the year. Stay tuned....

9 comments:

glynch42 said...

Dear Hincman, this is a brilliant idea! Thanks for opening up a new corner of American & British history I had never heard of, the hard times token! I love the subversivicity!

PS- the park bench is wonderful, and really quite comfortable. glad it's back!

Ryan said...

I just found one of these on the side of the road.

matthew hincman said...

Where did you find it? What street?

Duylam said...

i found one too! at babson

matthew hincman said...

Hey Duylam, glad you found one! The coins were inspired by Roger Babson - founder of Babson. Do you know much about him?

ajh1c4 said...

Found one! 3 years after they were distributed :) Near the corner of Moraine and Centre in JP - 5/9/2012. Very cool work hincman.. this coin now has a history of its own.

ajh1c4 said...

Found one! Three years after they were distributed. Near the corner of Moraine and Centre in JP -5/9/2012. Very cool work Hincman. This coin now has a history of its own.

Darragh Hegarty said...

Found one recently in Dublin

matthew hincman said...

Hey Darragh, where did you find it? I haven't been in Dublin in years! Cheers!