To remain faithful
to the story of Nadiria, Lost Colony of the Antarctic, Dream-Dollars
as closely as possible on the actual Dream-Dollars used by the colonists
of Nadiria over one hundred years ago. They were created by Constance Brundt herself and engraved by several talented artisans in the Colony. There were several printers established in Nadiria by 1872, the year ANTARCTICA Dollars were issued as official currency in Nadiria. Each denomination was given to a different artist, because the Brundts wanted a set of currency that reflected the diverse and eclectic mixture of artists, poets, writers, and philosophers that composed the colonists. Therefore, the set of currency we see today reflects that diversity of artists with an array of individual and unique designs.
Many different artists collaborated in the original creation of the currency. Similarly, there was also a plethora of papers used. Some paper was made in Constonia, but the majority of the paper used in Nadiria was shipped from South America or New York, along with other supplies that could not be gotten locally. Frequently, several different paper stocks were used for just one Series of a denomination, because the colonists had difficulty acquiring large amounts of paper. They often used what they could get their hands on. Therefore, we have endeavored to recreate the wide variety of papers used, both in color, texture, weight, and feel.
Since printing presses and all printing supplies also had to be shipped to Nadiria, some economy had to be employed. Therefore, all Dream-Dollars were primarily printed with black ink, which was made locally in Constonia. Other ink colors were used for Serial Numbers and Mint Marks, and they were whatever could be gotten in the surrounding cities in Argentina and Brasil. As with the paper, different color inks were difficult to come by and whatever was at hand was used.
Discussions were had at the Nadiria Historical Society regarding the printing of full color notes, since the technology exists today to do this easily. It was decided, however, to use only black ink to accurately represent the aesthetics of the original notes.
NOTE IS UNIQUE
are limited-edition moneyart notes.
At irregual intervals, new Series of Dream-Dollars
are issued in each denomination. Each Series is designated by a
letter, from A to Z,
numbered in sheets from 001 to 999. The Series letter
is the first digit in the note's serial number, and the Mint letter
is the last digit: W for Winter,
V for Spring, S for
Summer, and A for Autumn.
Both the serial number and the Mint Marks are hand-stamped by the
artist. Each of these
thousand sheets in a Series contains a complete
set of four notes, bearing the four different Mint Mark designs.
The ANTARCTICA currency system is based on Natural Numbers, a system devised by Samuel Brundt and detailed in his many writings.
||ONE is the Universal Prime Number.
||FOUR Cardinal Directions; FOUR walls to a room;
The number of Stability.
||SEVEN days in a week; SEVEN colors in the spectrum; SEVEN continents on the planet; Diversity.
||THIRTEEN lunar cycles in a year; The Irrational Prime Number.
||TWENTY-EIGHT days in a lunar; The factor of FOUR and SEVEN; The Irrational made Rational.
||FIFTY-TWO weeks; One seventh of a year.
||NINETY-ONE days in a season; One fourth of a year.
||The largest number becomes the smallest as THREE-HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE days becomes ONE year.
Where a Base-10 system, used by most other countries for their currency, is taken from Man looking at himself (10 fingers, 10 toes), this Natural System is based on Man looking at the world. The philosophies of the Brundt's were heavily based on the Natural World, believing that God's perfection was mirrored in Nature. The denominations were derived from the natural rhythms and cycles of our planet. To find out more about the Natural Number System, read some of Samuel Brundt's tracts, which will soon be available on this site.
There are four Mints that issue ANTARCTICA Dream-Dollars: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn. Each of the four Mints feature a different variation of the note's design, both on the front and on the back. They also have their own unique Mint Mark, which is individually hand-stamped on each note. The color of the Mint Mark is different for each new Series, check the Denomination Pages for the specific colors of each Series' Mint Marks.
There has been much speculation about why Samuel Brundt chose four Mints to issue his money, but the general consesus is that the answer lies deep in his Natural Number System. Brundt wrote numerous tracts about his famous System, writing in detail about how important the rhythms and cycles of nature are to our minds, bodies, and souls. "Our lives are locked in the Grand Cycles," he wrote in his most famous tract, The Wheel of Light, "and our dreams walk the corridors of the Universe, unfettered by our mortal vessels."
You also may notice numbers in the corners of the front of the notes, usually a 1, 2, or even 3. These are the version numbers of that particular note. As more research is done into the history of each note, new specimens are discovered in obscure libraries, museums, and private collections of Dream-Dollars. When each new specimen is studied, we get a more complete picture of how the Dollar was originally designed by Constance Brundt.
We are dedicated to total historical accuracy, and when the Nadiria Historical Society gives us new information, we redesign the note as soon as possible. This may occur in the middle of a Series, if so we stop the presses and continue to print the Series with the newer design version. Thus, you may find that in the earlier Series of some notes, Series A or B, the low serial numbers may have versions that do not exist in the later Series. These early design versions are quite rare and highly sought after by serious collectors.