Chautauqua Silver Works

April 30, 2017 13 Comments

Chautauqua Silver Works

We wanted to take an opportunity to update our blog for Chautauqua Silver Works. Which is located in Western New York, where it was founded by Ron Kinney. Many of his early designs are already sold out. His current designs can be purchased directly from him through email at dlanor50@hotmail.com. Unfortunately he is only selling within the USA, but for all the Canadian and U.K. Customers please reach out to us and we will try to arrange something.

Ron is a very prolific coin designer making over 10 unique designs since 2013. This is truly a work of passion for him and it shows. In English, Chautauqua means adult education though art, literature and lectures. His designs are certainly true to that name. They are all beautiful designs and extremely thought-provoking images. They incorporate many intricate and detailed elements, perfectly balanced without appearing busy or cluttered. The following photos are from the long sold out and highly sought after Toxic Series. 

Last Nail in the Coffin Coin ImageThe Psycho Path coin imageRoot of Evil coin image

 

Ron is a wealth of information and has been extremely generous with his time and answering some questions for us.  We reached out to him and he provided us with information regarding his path that led him into the world of designing thoughtful silver bullion,

       “I'm retired and kind of fell into doing this. I started hanging out at my local coin shop (now closed) and they had put out their first round Lady Liberty 2013. They were working on their second, which was The Reaper "What's in Your Pocket", which was very popular. They were looking for a new idea for their third round and I came up with Uncle Vam "Banking on Your Blood", which was very popular also. After that I came up with Stax the Silver Bull for them.

Silver bull imageUncle Vam coin image

 The coin shop closed and one of the owners told me to start making my own rounds, so that's when I started Chautauqua Silver Works. In my first series I limited them to 200 Proof Like and have put out three so far in the Toxic Series, Tree of Toxicity, The Psycho Path and Last Nail in the Coffin. I have only released the first two of four in the Ounce of Prevention Series, Security and Curative [he is unsure if the last two will be minted at this time]. The T.I.M.E. Series has five designs, all available for sale.”

The T.I.M.E. Series is very popular. We will be reselling this rounds in the near future. We have placed our initial order and expecting stock within the month. The series has a maximum mintage of 10,000, except for T.I.M.E. - E.M.I.T. which is limited to 5,000. The rounds each contain images representative of time. The first four are titled; Shifting Gears, A Grain of Sand, Perpetual and Portals of Existence. The last round in the series which features a double obverse really closes the series well with the title T.I.M.E. - E.M.I.T.; The Increment Measuring Existence - Existence Measured In Theory. The rounds are beautiful, artful and very metaphorical, we will let the images speak for themselves as they really do allow for personal interpretation. 

GearsGrainsPerpetualPortals TIME-EMIT-1TIME-EMIT-2

 The next series Ron designed was the Ounce of Prevention Series. It was originally planned for 4 designs but has seen been limited to two designs. The two designs work perfectly as a set. The first round - Security; bears the words "An Ounce of prevention... Is worth a mound of Fiat. The second round - Curative; bears the words "An Ounce of prevention... Is worth a groundbreaking cure."  

The series is a play on the traditional Benjamin Franklin quote "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". Even the puzzle design is meant to pay homage to Franklin's love for creating puzzles. The inside of the design shows interlocking puzzle pieces in a satin finish.

Security makes direct reference to the many of the overarching reason why we stack and collect silver. Curative makes reference to silvers many amazing and overlooked medical properties. As nurses we feel connected to this important use of silver. 

We were very drawn to this series, and reached out to Ron for the opportunity to sell these rounds as our first Semi-numismatic offering on our site besides our own release. They can be purchased here, and we are honoured to currently be the exclusive sellers of this series. 

 Ounce of Prevention - SecurityOunce of Prevention - Curative

Ron is continuing his passion for thought provoking designs with his current series the Cryptic Silver Series. 9 designs are planned for the Cryptic Silver Series each with a limited edition of 200 Proof Like. Ron wanted to do something different with skeletons, hoping to make everyone wonder, ponder and interpret the round in their own way. The first four rounds in this series have already been released and being sold directly by Ron himself.

The first round in the Cryptic Quote round and the second in the Cryptic Passage round. Once again the designs speak for themselves.

Cryptic Quote Round

Cryptic Passage Round 

The 3rd and 4th round are title Cryptic Conflict and Cryptic History.

Cryptic Conflict-Silver Round

Cryptic History Silver Round

The 5th and 6th Rounds are title Cryptic Facade and Cryptic Forces

Cryptic Facade

Cryptic Forces

The seventh and eight releases are Cryptic Vision and Cryptic Fire.

Cryptic Vision-Chautauqua Silver Works

Cryptic Fire - Chautauqua Silver Works.

Ron and Chautauqua Silver Works have been one of the first in the recent wave of private mints and one of the leading forces in their popularity. We owe much respect to Ron for paving the way for us as we also pursue our dream. We are honoured to have to the opportunity to write this blog and be developing a friendship with Ron. His rounds are a must-have for any semi-numismatic and privately minted silver bullion collector. Please reach out to him at dlanor50@hotmail.com to place an order. 

P.S. if anyone has "The Last Nail in Coffin" or the "Tree of Toxicity" round for sale, please let us know those are the last round we need to complete our Chautaqua Silver Works collection. 




13 Responses

Ed Randall
Ed Randall

July 08, 2019

I have 206 pcs. Of Ron Kinney silver I would like to sell. 10 sets of the time series, 14 sets of cryptic 1 thru9 all low mint numbers, 10 each of syringe binge, never a thought and deathbed confession. In capsules and in guardhouse boxes.would appreciate any help. Thank you

greg ber
greg ber

June 09, 2019

interested in your stuff Greg

Charlie Dix
Charlie Dix

January 06, 2018

I hope Ron doesn’t put too many products out or I am going to be out of money.

Eric Hinkle
Eric Hinkle

January 04, 2018

I am interested in purchasing some of these rounds.

Ron Kinney
Ron Kinney

January 03, 2018

Hi Nina,
I’m Chautauqua Silver Works and it is my quote. It simply means One More Ounce meaning silver – One Less Fetter meaning shackle.

One more ounce of physical silver added [is] One less Shackle holding back your financial future.

NINA KELLY
NINA KELLY

December 31, 2017

SILVER ROUND: “Portals of Existence” Series: A friend bought one of these, and his description sounded amazing, so I did more research and found an explanation of each intricate and beautiful element. However, neither my friend nor understood the meaning of “One More Ounce – One Less Fetter.” We’d both be thrilled to learn the meaning and origin of the phrase.

Pheli Mint
Pheli Mint

July 25, 2017

Hey George,
Exciting news about Chautauqua Silver Works T.I.M.E. Series – in the next few weeks we will have the full series available on our site! To make sure you don’t miss their arrival, make sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter and become a semi-numismatic insider.

George Ruffino
George Ruffino

July 25, 2017

I have the first two silver pieces of time and would like to purchase #3,4 & 5.
Is this possible???

George Ruffino
George Ruffino

July 25, 2017

I have the first two silver pieces of time and would like to purchase #3,4 & 5.
Is this possible???

Paul Garant
Paul Garant

July 02, 2017

Hey Pheli,
We have something in common…..
I have the entire RKW collection as well. Except Tree of Toxicity and The Last Nail…
I have started buying doubles, triples and quad of his rounds for barter down the road.
If in the future Pheli mint comes across a roll or 2 of these highLY coveted rounds I’m in for at least
1-2 rounds… If Paul G. comes across such a opportunity, lm sure he will honor your request as well.
Hope I put that right. I’m looking for the last 2 Toxic rounds to complete my collection.
Thanks again Pheli Mint…

Edward Randall
Edward Randall

June 16, 2017

Sorry i took so long to get back to you just got back from Maui. About 85% of my collection revolves around Mr. Kinneys excellent series of silver rounds so for that amount I’ll just keep tree of toxicity and last nail.keep looking their out there.

Ed Randall
Ed Randall

June 09, 2017

My silver collection is centered around Ron’s prolific output of the best collectable rounds on the market. I search everywhere for anything by Ron.I do have several tree of toxicity rounds and Ron speaks highly of you, what are you willing to pay for one.

Cory  Wetzel
Cory Wetzel

June 07, 2017

I’m am interested in purchasing your time series as well as others in your collection but it’s says it only can be purchased through your email listing any ideas or suggestions on how I can go about adding them to my collection would be greatly appreciated thanks for your time Cory,

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