Coins of the Tarot

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Title

Coins of the Tarot

Description

This is a set consisting of 78 tarot coins, as well as a small deck of 78 cards.

The coins and cards are housed together in cardboard box. Within the set box, the coins are divided into separate zip-top bags by suit, and the cards are housed inside a white cardboard tuck box. A black drawstring bag is also provided for the coins, but I have doubts regarding whether they'd all fit comfortably. A spiral-bound guidebook is also included, but it is larger format and doesn't fit in the box.

The coins measure about 2.5 cm in diameter. The cards measure 5.7 cm wide x 8.9 cm long. The card stock is semi-flexible, with a smooth, semi-matte finish.

The backs of the coins and the cards are fully reversible.

In terms of numbering and naming, the coins and cards follow the RWS system.

Strength is VIII and Justice is XI. The Fool is numbered 0. 

The suits are Cups, Swords, Wands, and Pentacles. The court cards are Page, Knight, Queen, and King.

The minor arcana are pips; just arrangements of suit symbols. Even in the majors and courts, the art is perfunctory and reduced to simple, recognizable symbols. 

This set was initially funded and marketed via a Kickstarter campaign; I was a backer. In the campaign, the creator's name was given as Arthur Pittsley. In the guidebook, credits are given to additional members of the team, as well. "Asher" wrote the spreads, meanings, and introduction. Kyle (the creator's nephew) and Shari (the creator's wife) are also mentioned as having helped with the project.

My copy of the guidebook is signed in the back, on the last page. There are 3 signatures; one of the names is clearly Kyle, but the others are less legible. One appears to start with an A, but that could be Arthur or Asher. The other appears to start with an S, which would most logically be Shari.

Creator

Pittsley, Arthur

Publisher

Zenacast LLC

Date

2020

Format

78 coins and 78 cards

Language

English

Type

RWS / Other

Citation

Pittsley, Arthur, “Coins of the Tarot,” The Osborne Tarot Collection, accessed June 17, 2021, http://tarot.zerosummer.org/items/show/439.

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