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Arctic Airborne's Geocoin
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Arcticabn
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:41 pm    Post subject: Arctic Airborne's Geocoin Reply with quote

As was promised to a few at the Spring Picnic and on line, when the time came the first announcement would be made here.

I am in the final stages of designing my personal geocoin. I am designing it to celebrate my 4000th find.

Below is the artist rendering of the coin.




Here's some of the details.

Coin material will be shiny gold.
1.5" Diameter 3.5mm thick
Front
Rim color is Maroon with the shiny gold letters raised in the enamel.
The paratrooper and parachute will be various shades of green on the Red, White and Blue Flag Background. I didn't want the image to be landing directly on the flag so the ground is two tone tan.

Back
Rim color is Maroon (Color of a Paratrooper's Beret)
Lettering is raised shiny gold.
The world is raised gold with blue enamel for the ocean. The rest of the fill is black.

The inside text represents my 1st and my 4000th cache finds.

The coin will be trackable on GC.com but WILL NOT have it's own icon.
The coins will not be individually serial numbered, they will only have the GC.com tracking number.

Minting Run - 100 coins

Tentative Price:
To MnGCA $8.50
GC.com $9.50 (probably)

Price will include shipping.

My goal: Sell 80 coins to recoup my costs which leaves me 20 coins which I can either release into the wild or give away. So other then paying for the coins I will release there is no profit. But if sales are quick on GC.com I may go for a second minting in which I would make a small profit. Just being honest.

When will it happen? Well I plan to hit my 4000th find while in Alaska at the end of July. The order for the coin would go in upon my return around the first week of August. Why wait? Well what if I don't find the waypoint I have on the coin? So in the event I DNF it, I can change the waypoint. I will find my 4000th cache in Alaska. Count on it!
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pfalstad
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Arctic Airborne's Geocoin Reply with quote

Nice looking coin!

Arcticabn wrote:
The coin will be trackable on GC.com but WILL NOT have it's own icon.

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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uhh, you're first find wasn't GC3EB, it was GC5B9B.
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Arcticabn
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Arctic Airborne's Geocoin Reply with quote

pfalstad wrote:
Nice looking coin!

Arcticabn wrote:
The coin will be trackable on GC.com but WILL NOT have it's own icon.

Crying or Very sad


Sorry but I can swing the capital for 500 coins. And I'm not going to presale them. So if you want to buy 400, I'll foot the bill for the icon?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marsha and Silent Bob wrote:
Uhh, you're first find wasn't GC3EB, it was GC5B9B.


Thanks SB, didn't catch it. Shocked It's correct on the data I sent him. It will be fixed before the coin goes to mint.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad my idiot savantitude came through for you.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know I'll get at least a couple Arcticabn, have fun in Alaska!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I definatly want one of these!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CamoCacher wrote:
I definatly want one of these!

DeminCacher, let me know when you get a QuarterMaster coin so I can buy it and give it to Dave Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marsha and Silent Bob wrote:
I'm glad my idiot savantitude came through for you.


It's just scarry that your keeping that close a tab on my stats that you know my cache finds.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marsha and Silent Bob wrote:
CamoCacher wrote:
I definatly want one of these!

DeminCacher, let me know when you get a QuarterMaster coin so I can buy it and give it to Dave Wink


I'll work on that. BTW WE need to talk!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arcticabn wrote:
Marsha and Silent Bob wrote:
I'm glad my idiot savantitude came through for you.


It's just scarry that your keeping that close a tab on my stats that you know my cache finds.


We ALL do. How else can we one day kick your butt!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arcticabn wrote:
It's just scarry that your keeping that close a tab on my stats that you know my cache finds.

Now now Dave...

I haven't looked at your profile in over a month I'd guess. It is probably even longer, but for the sake of this discussion, we'll go with a month... You, however, like to look at my profile much more often than that:

Twice in June, four times in May, three times in April, once in February, once in Jan, and twice in December. I am not even counting how many times you access it from work because I'm too lazy.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks I'll just start the thread over so I can try and keep it on topic.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's cooler than the paper version you showed me at the event. I'll of course need to buy one (psst, I'll take coin #42 if it exists Wink )
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