Making Bank: Shapeways Partners With The United States Mint

We’re extremely excited to announce an incredible partnership that shows the true potential of 3D printing. For a limited time, the United States Mint is partnering with Shapeways to make 3D printed coins in our Premium Silver. We are authorized to create a limited number of silver coins with a special bonus. For the first time in history, a lucky few will have the exclusive privilege of having their face embossed on the back of what is slated to become the ultimate collectors item! 

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that Shapeways is proud to offer exclusively to our loyal 3D printing community. You are the ones that have helped pave the way for Shapeways to be at the forefront of the 3D printing revolution and this is our small way of giving back and saying thank you. 

We have a mintage limit of 50 coins, so as we expect demand to be high, submissions will be taken for the next 48 hours and then will be drawn as a lottery once the period has closed. To take advantage of this offer, message us on Facebook or tweet at us with the hashtag #PenniesFromHeaven. Submissions will be taken until at Midnight PST April 3rd. All entries will be placed into a lottery and the lucky 50 winners will be contacted directly by our dedicated customer service team on Thursday.

Good luck!

  • No purchase necessary.
  • Maximum of one entry per person. By entering this competition, entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to the conditions.
  • No cash or other alternative prizes available. The prize draw is not open to Shapeways employees or their families.
  • The promoters decision is final – in case of dispute, no correspondence will be entered into.
  • All entries will be documented by Shapeways and may be used for promotional purposes in their digital or physical form.
  • Winners retain all IP as per Shapeways standard terms and conditions. Winners and winning entries may be required to take part in any publicity resulting from this competition.
  • The winner will be contacted by Thursday 4th April, 2014
  • Promoter: Shapeways, 419 Park Avenue South, #900, New York, NY, USA, 10016
  • Massive thanks to customer service star Gary for bringing you this incredible offer.


  1. James William Kincaid

    Hi Natalia! :)

    Hmmmm??? You mean you want us to come up with a bas relief of a persons face in 48 hours? Or do I have it all wrong? hehe :D What’s an example of what a submission should conform to?


    1. Natalia

      Just submit your name James, once we’ve picked winners, we’ll get pictures of your faces to print :-)

    2. mkroeker

      Seeing that they just want a bas-relief for the *back* side of the coin, just sitting down in soft clay might be good enough for an early entry. Just give it a try :-)

    3. Anonymous

      That may well be James’ best side…

  2. Sam Booker

    Will we be able to purchase multiples of our 3D minted Silver coin or will I only get one if I win?

  3. Anonymous

    Maybe it’s just me… but the fact that this was posted on April 1st makes me wonder, Is this a practical joke?

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