While the artists play and the traders get themselves organized, a level of compromise has been reached. The artists are resigned to creating ephemeral works, which will be eroded as the coins are sold. At the same time they are laying bets as to which works will survive.
On the one hand, there is the human urge to acquire -- only by buying from TheHoard.co.uk, or whatever the domain name selected, will people be able to own items from this non-renewable resource. On the other hand, the traders are unrepentant about applying 'realistic pricing' to reflect the amount of work that has gone into defining exactly what the hoard comprises.
The artists are all secretly hoping that the general public will think the prices too high. But the traders are looking quietly confident of taking a profit.
Watch this space to see who wins.