Private Creations & Conceptual States:

The Ultimate State of Tædivm

 

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This page was made possible by the combined effort of diverse members of the

 USNS

Unrecognised States Numismatic Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005

USNS-TAE-C 001a

Year: 2005
Metal: copper-nickel-zinc
Condition: antiqued
Designer: C.D. Shiboleth
Mint:  PMP
Mintage: 51 pcs.

Diameter:  25 mm
Denomination: ½ Gaap
Edge type: plain

 

USNS-TAE-C 001b

Year: 2005
Metal: copper-nickel-zinc

(.064” thick flan)
Condition: antiqued
Designer: C.D. Shiboleth
Mint:  PMP
Mintage: 1 pc. (unique)

Diameter:  25 mm
Denomination: ½ Gaap
Edge type: plain

 

Pre-release trial

USNS-TAE-C 001c

Year: 2005
Metal: copper
Condition: antiqued
Designer: C.D. Shiboleth
Mint:  PMP
Mintage: 21 pcs.

Diameter:  25 mm
Denomination: ½ Gaap
Edge type: plain

 

USNS-TAE-C 001d

Year: 2005
Metal: copper (.064” thick flan)
Condition: antiqued
Designer: C.D. Shiboleth
Mint:  PMP
Mintage: 1 pc. (unique)

Diameter:  25 mm
Denomination: ½ Gaap
Edge type: plain

 

Pre-release trial

USNS-TAE-C 001e

Year: 2005
Metal: aluminium
Condition: antiqued
Designer: C.D. Shiboleth
Mint:  PMP
Mintage: 3 pcs.

Diameter:  25 mm
Denomination: ½ Gaap
Edge type: plain

 

Pre-release trial

USNS-TAE-C 001f

Year: 2005
Metal: brass
Condition: antiqued
Designer: C.D. Shiboleth
Mint:  PMP
Mintage: 3 pcs.

Diameter:  25 mm
Denomination: ½ Gaap
Edge type: plain

 

Pre-release trial

USNS-TAE-C 001g

Year: 2005
Metal: silver
Condition: antiqued, unholed
Designer: C.D. Shiboleth
Mint:  PMP
Mintage: 3 pcs.

Diameter:  25 mm
Denomination: ½ Gaap
Edge type: plain

 

Pre-release trial

USNS-TAE-C 001h

Year: 2005
Metal: silver
Condition: prooflike, unholed
Designer: C.D. Shiboleth
Mint:  PMP
Mintage: 20 pcs.

Diameter:  25 mm
Denomination: ½ Gaap
Edge type: plain

 

Tædivm

 

Visualise the clock, the hours of the day ticking away. Imagine the days of the week, the weeks in every year.

 

Daily, weekly, monthly, yearly following the same pattern, same routine. Stagnation.

 

Imagine a lifetime, your life.

Do you find the life you’re leading really fulfilling, does it arouse your natural intellectual curiosity? Or is it the comfort and safety of the known that keeps you following the ticking of the clock? Do you make a difference? Are you sure? Or do you recognise an internal feeling of existential boredom?

 

Take this feeling, this boredom, this emptiness. This tedium. Hold it tight; embrace it for all it’s worth! Think about it as a State of Mind

 

Welcome to the Ultimate State of Tædivm.

 

And of course, a befitting tribute to tedium… the inaugural coin.

A small coin, plain edge, holed. That’s all. A coin full of compromises to the technical & practical side of minting. A pitiful half-a-yawn, a mere ½ Gaap, nothing more. 

But remember to look further… through the coin, through the hole; you might just see a rare glimpse of all that’s beyond tedium, beyond tædivm.

 

 © 2005, 2007 C.D. Shiboleth. Coin information and scans courtesy of C.D. Shiboleth.. Layout thanks to G. Cruickshank / USNS.