– Launched Jun 2013 on Kickstarter, a whooping 2,705 backers pledged $188,005, out of $16,000 goal, to help bring this project to life.
– Check out the YouTube review by magicorthodoxy
– and the original Federal 52 Part I Kickstarter video, to get a little bit of history of the Federal 52 story.
– Video Short from the Federal 52 Part I. This video goes a little behind the meaning and reasoning for the Federal 52 project.
– Finally, the Kickstarter page, in Jackson Robinson’s own words:
1. Federal 52 Part II – S1 Bicycle Branded Silver Certificate (Kickstarter 2013, limited edition of 4000, numbered holographic seal)
2. Federal 52 Part II – S2 Unbranded Silver Certificate (Kickstarter 2013, limited edition of 6000, numbered holographic seal. Meaning, it doesn’t have the “Bicycle” logo on the front of the tuck)
3. Silver Certificate – Standard White (April 2021 Short Subscription deck, unnumbered)
4. Silver Certificate – Foiled Blue (April 2021 Short Subscription deck, limited edition of 600, numbered seal) – Waitlist
5. Silver Certificate – Gilded Book (April 2021 Short Subscription deck, limited edition of 400, numbered seal) – Waitlist
Part of the Federal 52 series, the Silver Certificate deck features an appealing blue color theme and an intricate design inspired by US Silver Certificate Banknotes. While still displaying hand-drawn renditions of key figures and presidents that are found on US currency, the deck comes with custom backgrounds, pips, and court cards.
Produced in 2013, only 4000 copies of the Bicycle branded Silver Certificate deck, and 6000 copies of the unbranded Silver Certificate deck have been printed. The tuck case features embossing and foil elements. The artwork inside the flap also displays the texts “In God We Trust” and “For Nonette”.
Casino Bee Stock
52 Cards: one Double Back, two custom Jokers, one Info Card
Magic Embossed Finish
Custom holographic sticker
Kardify wrote a very interesting article about this launch:
“Jackson Robinson, creator of the Federal 52 playing card project, launched part II of the Federal 52 Playing Card Series today (12pm pacific time) on Kickstarter after a month of teasers. At launch the funding instantly took off and successfully reached goal after being live for less than 20 minutes (18min 42sec to be exact).
Federal 52 Part II includes the Silver Certificate deck (Bicycle Branded and Unbranded) and the Reserve Note deck (Bicycle branded and Unbranded) that was first introduced during part I of the project but never released. The project also includes the Limited Edition Reserve Note deck which was unveiled shortly after plans for Part II were released.
Project Background: Federal 52 Playing Card Project Part I finished funding on April 22, 2013. The project, which features bank note playing card designs, included the original Federal 52 (Bicycle branded and Unbranded) along with an additional Gold Certificate deck. The decks from Project I are supposed to appear in September 2013 to backers. Quickly after the funding of Part I, Tuck Case posted a story about how Jackson revealed plans for Part II of the project to be launched on Kickstarter in mid-June.
The Goal: With any Kickstarter project, in order for the creator to receive funding for the project the goal must be met. In this case, the goal was set at $16,000, which is just about double the goal of the original project. However, backers blew through the goal and funds are only growing.
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