Our planet's spokeswizard, Cyril the Sorcerer
, honored us with an invitation to formulate a magical coin. We jumped at the prospect of alchemical metallurgy, but this wizard added the twist that he wished to work with precious woods, not metals. He sought something less silver than sylvan. For his coin design, I was inspired by the wizard's remarkable eyeglasses. They have marvelous loops at the ends of the ear pieces. I overlapped those loops, like linking rings, to form a third eye of wizardly wisdom. The lens pieces are emblazoned with the two heavenly luminaries most associated with our planet. The coin's other side depicts an open hand reaching for a star, surrounded by Cyril's teaching that "the magic is in your hand." What a privilege to be a part of our planetary spokeswizard's enchantment!