I want to have a prototype made by CNC or 3D printer, I think this is the best way to make it.
I've tried online CNC machining places and get a quote for about 500$ which sounds rather high for something I can't see and needs to be shipped overseas to me, where I run the risk of it not being to my liking, then I'm stuck and broke.
Does anyone here do this kind of work or can recommend someone who does. I'm not sure how to proceed and can use some advice. The prototype is a small coin with raised characters, it doesn't need to be metal, but it needs to be durable enough to be pressed into sand.