Kenny Baker Commemorative Coin

/Kenny Baker Commemorative Coin
Kenny Baker Commemorative Coin2017-03-11T23:49:01+00:00

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_icon type=”openiconic” icon_openiconic=”vc-oi vc-oi-aperture” size=”lg” align=”center” css_animation=”none”][vc_custom_heading source=”post_title” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:center”][vc_custom_heading text=”August 24, 1934 – August 12, 2016″ font_container=”tag:p|text_align:center|color:%238d93a0″][vc_single_image image=”3871″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_tta_accordion spacing=”2″ c_icon=”chevron” active_section=”1″][vc_tta_section title=”Kenneth George Baker” tab_id=”1449135542116-0634ea15-54ba”][vc_custom_heading text=”Early Life” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]Kenny Baker was born in Birmingham, England and attended boarding school in Kent. Son of Ethel, a pianist and dress maker and Harold Baker, an artist musician, and draftsman.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Star Wars” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]Baker was selected by George Lucas to operate R2D2 in the feature film Star Wars. He initially had turned down the role that would define his career. He had recalled telling Lucas, “I don’t want to be stuck in a robot. What for, for goodness’ sake?” But he relented saying, “I’ll help you out, I’ll do you a favor.” For which we are all pretty thankful for.

Baker appeared as R2D2 in six of the Star Wars films, and also played an additional role in Return of the Jedi as Paploo, the Ewok who steals the Imperial speeder bike.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Charitable Giving” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]One of the key things we think is important is giving back to the community. We know many builders do it as well and all we can say is thank you! You’re helping make the world a better place. We want to do the same while honoring Kenny, so we are donating the proceeds from this coin run to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Kenny’s name.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Obverse Face – A Celebration of Joy” tab_id=”1449135594051-0183a0ca-5336″][vc_custom_heading text=”1.75“ Antique Silver Die-Cast with Color” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:right”][vc_single_image image=”3874″ onclick=”link_image”][vc_column_text]The obverse face or otherwise known as the front/heads of a coin has been depicted with an image of Kenny Baker alongside one of his most memorable roles as R2-D2. Bordered by a delicate filigree this coin face has an intricate raised face to provide a complete tactile experience. We do hope you can enjoy this coin as much as we do.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Reverse Face – Remembering our Friend” tab_id=”1489258322697-607f64be-91cc”][vc_custom_heading text=”1.75“ Antique Silver Die-Cast with Color” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left”][vc_single_image image=”3876″ alignment=”right” onclick=”link_image”][vc_column_text]The reverse face of this coin is a simple memorial to Kenny. Another homage to his most beloved role, this side depicts a top view of R2-D2 in raised portions and colored.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Purchase (No Longer Available)” tab_id=”1449135593727-48e675c9-a66c”][vc_custom_heading text=”Offering Closed” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:center”][vc_column_text]This is a limited edition run of a coin and we are starting to take pre-orders now. This offering will close and not be made available again. Donations will be made to the Make-A-Wish foundation in memory of Kenny Baker, you can check back here once the coins start shipping for the donation amount and receipt from MAW.[/vc_column_text]

[/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Charitable Giving Report” tab_id=”1449135592205-4f3f7b65-b933″][vc_column_text]Here’s our final report on the this charity run.  We had a total of 185 different orders for a final sales quantity of 262 coins![/vc_column_text][vc_progress_bar values=”%5B%7B%22label%22%3A%22Total%20Orders%22%2C%22value%22%3A%22185%22%7D%2C%7B%22label%22%3A%22Coins%20Sold%22%2C%22value%22%3A%22262%22%7D%5D” options=”striped,animated” units=”#”][vc_column_text]Builders do make a difference.  Due to the response for this run we were able to donate $1,167 to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.  Thank you so much for participating in this offering.[/vc_column_text][vc_progress_bar values=”%5B%7B%22label%22%3A%22Donation%20Amount%22%2C%22value%22%3A%221167%22%7D%5D” bgcolor=”green” options=”striped,animated” units=”$”][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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