from New York
“I got the mail, and—wow! The coin is gorgeous and has a very nice weight to it. I keep
turning it over and over; it's just so good to feel. I think I'm going to carry it around for
Le Morts is the most beautiful coin I've ever seen. The message affected me so strongly,
and I couldn't stop thinking about it, about how little time we all have and what I'm going to
do with the bit I have. About how the coin would outlive me and pass into an uncertain
future. It's so simple and thoughtful.
I especially love how the reverse shows a feast in contrast to the motto. It's a great
reminder to stop putting things off and passing things up, because we only have a short
while to enjoy our lives. Thank you again!”
“I just picked up my coins at the post office, and all I can say is WOW – THEY ARE
BEAUTIFUL. I am also very fond of the choice of theme and the graphics.”
“As I was getting ready to walk out the door this morning, the postman rang twice.
These are beautiful, Nice work, indeed.”
“I just picked up your coins at the Post office. They're magnificent!”
also from Virginia
"I did! (receive the coin) And I am in LOVE! I have collected coins since I was 9 years old.
Yours is most magnificent!"
“It’s pretty obvious what you’re doing—trying to make this the most highly coveted coin in
America, by issuing a limited edition of one hundred—but that is exactly why I took so
many of them. I wish us both good luck in this venture. I suppose I should also say how
much I enjoy just handling them and staring at the image on either side. It is a piece of art.”
"I just opened the package and I am absolutely thrilled with what was inside. The coin is
beautiful! I can tell you already that I love what the coin represents in addition to the
design. It's really a fantastic work of art."
These are some of the unsolicited comments I've received from people upon seeing
Les Morts for the first time. As the designer, I am both delighted and honestly touched
by their response.
Thank you all. richard mansfield
Photo by PAUL BELOTE