2008

Harmony Geocoin

21 days of Good Deeds.

21 days of Good Deeds.

This beautiful coin was my November coin from the Geocoin Club. It is absolutely beautiful. Here is some information about the coin, taken from the GeocoinClub website.

The series is titled “Pocket Change” and is a play on words.  The idea with this coin (besides of course, looking beautiful) is to help us all achieve a more positive outlook on life. .... The idea behind this concept is that it is generally accepted (and also generally debated, but I digress) that it takes 21 days to form a habit – good or bad.  Running with that idea, this coin’s purpose is to help you have more positive thoughts.  We affectionately refer to it as the “Harmony Coin”.

The harmony Geocoin was designed by Chris Mackey. It is the first in a series that the GeoCoin Club will offer between its club and the store. The series will be called "Pocket Change". The coin was inspired by a Boy Scout Motto of "Do a Good Turn Daily". At one point, the Scout who dreamed up this coin, was given a simple gold coin by his Scout Master. They were to put the coin in their right pocket, and upon doing their good deed they were to move it to their left pocket.

Combine that with the "21 days to form a good habit" theory and you are left with one seriously beautiful coin. The coin is colored with Imitation Hard enamels and similar transparent enamels. It has a smooth finish, except for the raised braille. The Braille is there so that when you slip your hand in to your pocket, you can literally feel the reminder.

This may be the November Club Coin, but I think that it is an awesome way to kick off the new year.

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Celtic Star Geocoin

 

Artist Edition

Artist Edition

          Another Lilly Sue Coin. I have no idea how many of each finish were minted, but I do know that there are only 50 of the Artist Editions Floating around out there.

They are 2" across and they were released in September of 08. They sold out in November of 08. The Celtic Star Geocoins were minted in Antique Gold, Antique Silver and and a Limited Edition was minted in Antique Copper. 50 Black Nickel Artist Editions were also out there. The coins are trackable items and have a unique icon.  There is a see through purple and blue resin in the middle.

All I need to do now is get my hands on a Celtic Moon Geocoin. Hopefully I can get an AE one of those too! Maybe SupremeMe can find me one for my birthday :)  

Find Celtic Geocoins here.

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Bodensee Winter BBQ 2008 Geocoin

 

The Event Coin

The Event Coin

         The Bodensee Winter BBQ 2008 Geocoin is 44mm across, 3mm thick and was available in three finishes. It is a trackable item and has its own unique icon.

   170 of the shop edition coins were minted with an antique finish. 30 of the XLE two tones were minted. 100 event edition coins were minted, but they were only available at the event. I believe that my coin is the shop edition. There are still some of the shop editions available at mygeocoin.de. They have been marked down from 8.00 EUR to 7.00 EUR.  The XLE Winter BBQ coin is very pretty, but I believe they have sold out. You can try your luck at finding the XLE and the Event Edition here.

    I have an entire Christmas tree decorated in Snowflakes, so I'm pretty fond of the front design on this coin. I'd love to get my hands on one of the XLE editions. :) Ethan has purchased several coins from the mygeocoin.de  store and all of our coins were received without incident. I'd have no problem buying from them again. I think they came fairly quickly as well.

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2008 Snowman Suncatcher GeoCoin

 

2008 Snowman Suncatcher Geocoin

2008 Snowman Suncatcher Geocoin

     I love it when the information for the coins is easy to find. The 2008 Snowman Suncatcher Geocoin is 1.75". It says "season's Greetings on one side and "Starry Night" on the other.  The stars on the face of the coin do glow in the dark. The Snowman Geocoin is a trackable item and has its own custom icon.

   The coin was minted in three finishes. 125 Nickel ones were made. 75 Gold (LE) were minted, and only 50 (XLE) Black nickel ones were minted.

  THe Nickel ones went for $10.95

  The Gold sold for $11.95 and the Black Nickel were $14.95.

  The Coin was made for Suckerish. 

Holiday Geocoins can be found for purchase here. 

Suncatcer Geocoins can be found for purchase here.

          I'm a little slow on the uptake sometimes. SupremeMe ordered so many geocoins over the past few months, that I didn't even really look at all of them as they came in. I was more concerned with just getting them in to their box so that they didn't get lost or damaged.  I do enjoy the suncatchers though. We really need to work on finding a nice way to display his coin collection. At the very least we need to get them all in to a protective coin binder.

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Antique Silver 12 days of Caching Geocoin

 

12 Days of Caching

12 Days of Caching

           I like this geocoin. I had no idea that SupremeMe ordered it, so I was happy to open it when it arrived. This geocoin came with a nifty little snowflake ornament. The  2008 12 Days of Caching coin is available in an Antique Silver and an Antique Bronze finish. It is approximately 2 inches in diameter and has a hole so that you can hang it as an ornament.  It is a Crake coin, and they sell for $8.90. You can pick up both coins together for $16.90. That is a pretty good deal!

      Edited for Bill: Yes, this coin is trackable. It also has a unique Icon. As of this morning it was still available for sale at Crake's store.

    So what exactly are the 12 days of caching?

12 Satellites Tracking

11 Puzzle Caches

10 Gallons of Gas

9 Bottles of Water

8 Multi-Stages

7 Hours of Sleep

6 Ammo Cans

5 First to Finds!!

4 Travel Bugs

3 Geocoins

2 Trekking Poles

And a New Color GPSr!

 

This one might be fun to sing with the kids in the car. :)

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Good News

       SupremeMe and I are expecting a baby!  I am due to deliver some time in July. It is an exciting time. I am eagerly awaiting SupremeMe's return from his business trip to Asia so that we can celebrate this happy news together. So that is the good news. The not so good news is that I have been sick as a dog for a couple of weeks now. :p It is hard to feel motivated to post when the bulk of the day is spent trying to keep food down. I shall do my best to keep plugging away though. 

    SupremeMe is lonely and is keeping himself out of trouble by shopping for geocoins. So our collection is growing. I don't think I am ever going to catch up!

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Claddagh Geocoin

Red Claddagh Geocoin

Red Claddagh Geocoin

This is the Claddagh Geocoin. It was designed by CinemaBoxer and was sold through their geocoin design website. The initial run consisted of 350 coins and was as follows

100 Antique Gold with Green Translucent Enamel

100 Antique Nickel with Amethyst Translucent Enamel

85 Rhodium with Sapphire Blue Translucent Enamel

65 Two Tone with Ruby Red Translucent Enamel

They went on sale on April 21st 2008 and went for $10 (USD). An additional 400 coins were minted. Only a few of the original green ones were added and new colors were introduced. There was an antique silver with translucent black, an antique copper without enamel and a limited edition two tone black nickel with rhodium in teal enamel. That is the one I want to see.

So what exactly is Claddagh? Usually the Claddagh comes in the form of a ring and is called a claddagh ring. Traditionally it is either Irish or Scottish and is given in friendship or is worn as a wedding ring. The ring was first produced in the 17th century during the reign of Queen Mary II although some of the design elements are much older. There are several legends as to the origin. The design is made up of 3 features. Two hands clasping a heart with a crown. The heart symbolizes love, the hands symbolize friendship, and the crown stands for loyalty. I've been fond of this design myself for quite some time. Once upon a time, before I had children, I sold jewelry. One of the very first things I purchased for myself was a gold claddagh ring. So I was pretty stoked to get this coin. I think traditionally you are supposed to be given it as a gift, so I may have jumped the gun on that one. But its okay, because this one was given to me as a gift.

You can look for the Claddagh and other Celtic Geocoins here.

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Digital Hell Geocoin

Digital Hell Geocoin

Digital Hell Geocoin

This was an interesting coin to learn about. When I start searching I always just enter the name of the coin in to google and see what comes up. The Digital Hell Geocoin was a custom order for Xibalba01. I found the coin on Mygeocoin.de. I also found some of them on eBay. I found some inconsistencies though.

Xibalba01 about his idea:

"The name of this coin is derived from my GC-Nickname Xibalbá, which means Entrance to Underworld, especially the ?-level underworld of the Maya culture. The artwork should show fire as a symbol for hell as well as an item of our modern age ... or rather digital age."

I think that is very creative and it is a pretty cool coin to boot.

Originally at the German site it said that this was a personal custom order. A total of 250 pieces were minted. There were three finishes. (note I said originally)

Red Hell Edition: 195 pieces. Polished silver nickel with a transparent red flame on the front and a tranparent green board on the back.

Black hell: 50 pieces with a max of 1 per customer. 2 tone. Raised metal is black nickel while the recessed metal is silver nickel.

Blue Flame: 5 pieces minted, not for sale. Polished silver nickel with a transparent blue flame.

50mm wide, 3mm thick, trackable with its own icon. So what is the problem?

Ours is gold.

I found an interesting thread on Groundspeak about the Digital Hell geocoins. It appears that after the coins sold out in Germany Castle Coins said that they were going to have some of the coins. They were going to get 50 Gold/red, 50 Nickel/Purple and 50 limited Copper Green edition. 50 more gold and nickel would follow. Here is the funny bit, they said that the copper was limited to those 50 and no more would be made. Another 100 were reminted of the original red for the store in Germany. So now instead of the 250 coins that were originally made, there are now 600. That probably explains why they are so easy to find on eBay. I went to Castle Coins and I saw no reference at all to the Digital Hell geocoins. So I am basing that they did sell them on what I read on Groundspeak.

In the opening advertisement for the coins on groundspeak it said that 250 would be available. They were advertised to international customers as being able to buy tax-free from the German Site. The coin was 8 Euros. I'm not sure how much the shipping was. BUT, I think Id be pretty irritated if I ordered coins internationally and found out after the fact that I could have gotten one here. Also, I bet those 5 blue coins are pretty well sought after, as there aren't very many of them. I'm sure if one ever went on Ebay, that it would go for a pretty penny but only because there are so few. If more were minted later, the value of the coin would drop. Anyone who bought one would be pretty pissed. While the original red ones weren't as valuable to begin with as there were almost 200 of them, when they re-minted the extra 100, that is exactly what they did. They sold 195 of the coins, which is a high number to begin with, then devalued the coin by dumping another 100 of them in to the market. In a collectable market where cost is driven by supply and demand, it is a pretty shitty thing to do. It reminds me of when Ty declared in 1999 that they would no longer be making Beanie babies and then reintroduced a new line in 2000.

This is a 2008 coin. There are now 6 versions of the coin total.

The 3 from Germany:

red flame/nickel metal

red flame/black nickel metal

Blue Flame/nickel metal

The 3 from the US

Red flame/goldmetal

Purple flame/nickel metal

Green/flame copper metal (personally I want one of these)

In hind site I remember SupremeMe telling me about the brouhaha when he got it. Who would have thought that there would be so much drama with geocoins.

Look for the Digital Hell Geocoin Here

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Puppy Pound Geocoin

Dog Days of Summer Geocoin: Front and back

Dog Days of Summer Geocoin: Front and back

I am getting better at finding information for these coins online, although I still sometimes struggle with interpreting it. This geocoin has been called both the Dog Days of Summer Geocoin and the Puppy Pound Geocoin. I am guessing that I have the antiqued bronze/gold finish, as it does not look like silver or copper to me. The Dog Days of Summer Geocoin was available in 3 finishes. This one was referred to as both the antiqued gold and the antiqued bronze. I believe the finishes are very similar.

There were 100 of the Antiqued Copper Dog Days of Summer coins minted. It came with 1 matching pin and 1 oak buck. There were also 100 of the Antiqued Silver LE Puppy Pound Geocoins minted. The silver coins did not come with a pin or an oak buck. The antiqued gold XLE dog bone geocoin did come with the pin and oak buck. 35 of those were available.

Part of the Proceeds from each coin sale went to a Humane Society Charity. The Dog Days of Summer coin is trackable and came with it's own icon. The coin is shaped like a dog bone and was minted by Oak Coins. It was available for purchase from the GeoSwag site in July of 2008.

The silver finished coin went for $10.47. The Copper set went for $14.97. I do not know what the bronze bone "fetched" :p

We don't seem to have the pin or the oak buck so they are not in the photo. I remember when this one came in the mail. SupremeMe purchased it from someone on eBay. He was told ahead of time that the coin came with extras, but that the owner no longer had them. So it was an informed purchase.

Look for the Puppy Pound Geocoin here.

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Celtic Peacock Geocoin

Celtic Peacock Geocoin: front and back

Celtic Peacock Geocoin: front and back

I like peacocks. They are so colorful it is unreal. When it comes to "survival of the fittest", I never understood how they have managed to make it this long. They don't seem like they would be able to evade predators very quickly, and the males are hard to miss. Perhaps they have just always found sanctuary in the confines of palace grounds.

As soon as I saw this coin I knew that I wanted it. I was so happy when it came in the mail. It is gorgeous. The colors are brilliant, and the details are intricate. If you look closely at the feathers you will really appreciate the effort that went in to this design.

The peacock geocoin is 1.75" across and is 3.5mm thick. It features semi raised feathers under translucence. The celtic Peacock Geocoin was available in Antiqued gold for $9.47. The Limited Edition Antiqued Silver Peacock coin went for $9.97. An Antiqued Copper LE coin was also minted, but I do not know how much it went for. The coins were available for purchase through the geoswag site. This is a 2008 coin.

Look for the Celtic Peacock Geocoin here.

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