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WillmarJ
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:20 pm    Post subject: geocoins Reply with quote

this may be dumb, but all a geocoin is a tracking bug with neat designs on them?
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sir_zman
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes and no... They are very similar, they both have missions, and the pages are pretty much the same, but one difference is that a coin can have a icon associated with it, when you log a find or discovery, your trackables page then shows that coins icon. Another difference is that coins are made in batches, usually larger than 100 for each design, so there will be several coin trackables with the same design, where TB's are usually fairly unique.
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JeePSer
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To add to what sir-zman said:

There is also another significant difference between a geocoin and a travelbug. People will keep your geocoin that you released into the wild because they want to add it to their collection whereas people's children will keep your travelbug and discard the travelbug tag because they like the toy that is attached to it.
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Arcticabn
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the most significant difference is that a geocoin is usually designed by and individual and provides and expression of the individual that created it.
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PassingWind
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:20 pm    Post subject: Re: geocoins Reply with quote

WillmarJ wrote:
this may be dumb, but all a geocoin is a tracking bug with neat designs on them?


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WillmarJ
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

haha, well i just bought a couple geocoins. I noticed that there are a couple TB tags out there with and without stuffed animals on them.
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