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Flower of Life Geocoin

front flower of life geocoin 300x150 Flower of Life Geocoin

The Flower of life Geocoin. We have two of them although I'm not exactly sure which two we have.  There was an Antique Gold, Shiny Gold and Matte Gold. (There was also Antique Silver and Black Nickel but I know I don't have either of those!) What I do remember is that SupremeMe bid on quite a few of these before he finally won one.  I really like this coin because it looks just like my favorite game: DaVinci's Challenge. SupremeMe isn't quite as fond of the game but I think that is just because I totally kick his ass, just like in Othello.

Specs:

The coin is 40mm across.

300 Coins were minted for sale and then there were another 20 that were never for sale.

  • Regular Edition (RE): 120 pcs / black nickel
  • Special Edition (SE): 90 pcs / antique silver
  • Limited Edition (LE): 60 pcs / antique gold
  • Extra Limited Edition (XLE): 30 pcs / matte gold
  • Very Extra Limited Edition (XXLE): 20 pcs / shiny gold (never on sale)
The two coins look pretty similar to me. I wasn't even sure that they were different until I flipped them over.
2 geocoins flower of life 300x155 Flower of Life Geocoin
I *think* we have the antique gold and the matt gold geocoins. The coins are trackable items and they come with a unique icon. You can look for Flower of Life geocoins Here.

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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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Ice Rose Geocoin, Part of the three Roses Geocoin by CRake

 

Ice Rose Geocoin

Ice Rose Geocoin

          No, I don't have two copies of this coin. :p The coins are part of a set. This particular coin is called The Ice Rose and it is a pretty neat little coin.

 

inside the Ice Rose Geocoin

inside the Ice Rose Geocoin

          The Ice Rose Geocoin is actually split up in to two parts. I love this!  One is the actual coin, the other half is the proof of ownership. The proof of ownership side of the coin has the tracking number engraved on it. It also has a pretty strong magnet in the center to hold the two pieces together. The Rose design on the front of the coin is identical on both pieces. It was made this way to encourage releasing the coins in to the wild.

      I can certainly understand that..I'm sitting on a huge box of coins. It is hard to release them because so many coins get stolen. I don't really want to pay to add to someone else's collection. I'm sure I am not alone when it comes to those feelings. Having the proof of ownership sort of ensures that even if someone hauls off with your coin, you still have a pretty replica of it. I hear they look very good stuck to the fridge. The tracking number is engraved on both halves of the coin. The actual coin has writing engraved along the edge of the coin that reads "This coin has a separate proof of ownership retained by the original owner - please don't steal me!" The Rose geocoins come with their own unique icon.

   The Autumn Rose Geocoin was minted in an Antique Bronze Finish

    The Ice Rose Geocoin was minted in an Antique Silver Finish

    The Midnight Rose Geocoin was minted in Black Nickel and is Glow in the Dark.

  Ethan is a big fan of Complete Sets. Once I post this and he realizes that he doesn't have the complete set.....I'm sure he'll start looking. :p I'm going to see if I can convince him to release these ones. He is currently in Germany. I'm sure he could find some neat caches to stash them in.

     I'm not sure how many coins were minted, but there were three different designs of the coin and they were sold together as a set.  We have the Ice Rose and the Midnight Rose, but we have yet to get our hands on an Autumn Rose. I will add photos of the Midnight Rose once I get them uploaded. On his site Christopher Rake said he planned to release the coins in early 2007.

    The coins have been retired and is no longer available for purchase from  Crake Productions. You can look for the Three Roses Geocoins here.

On a different note, I was able to contact Fundamental. He is going to send me more information on the Baby Geocoin when he returns home next week!

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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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Santa’s Christmas Window Geocoin

 

Santa Suncatcher geocoin

Santa Suncatcher geocoin

             I love Groundspeak. When I can't find information on a geocoin, if I look hard enough I can almost always find *something* about a coin there. :)  

           The Santa's Christmas Window was sold through Castle Coins and Pins. It was a 2007 coin and it shipped in early December. The coin was designed by Paula at geocoin design. I just love her coins.  The concept for the coin was suggested by a customer named Brock from  Tulare California.

         The Santa's Christmas Window coin is a suncatcher geocoin. It has a loop at the top so that you can hang it as an ornament. The coin measures 2 inches if  you include the attachment and the outer circle is 4mm thick. The coin was minted in three finishes. 200 in Antique Gold, 150 in Antique Nickel and 300in a two tone deluxe edition with shiny gold and nickel. The deluxe edition has additional enamel on the lettering and scroll work. The geocoins in the antique finish sold for $10 each and the deluxe edition went for $11.99. The coins are no longer for sale at Castle Coins and pins, but if you would like to purchase the Christmas Window Geocoin, there is currently one for sale here. I think this geocoin looks great on the Christmas Tree.

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Frozen Buns Geocoin

 

Frozen Buns

Frozen Buns

                We have two of these and I suspect that SupremeMe is going to be a little disappointed when he wakes up. He called me from China and asked me to win the auction for him. I tried to tell him that I thought he already had this coin, and he assured me it is a limited edition coin. So I bid on it and won. When the coin arrived I pulled it out of its sleeve and compared it to the other Frozen Buns coin that we have. Sure enough, they look pretty similar to me. I think that maybe he thought he was bidding on an Antique Silver one. Well, I know that is what he thought because that is what the auction said he was buying, but I'm not sure which finish it is. Perhaps someone else will be able to tell us.

     The Frozen Buns Geocoin is a personal Geocoin that was made by Frozen Buns! I believe it was designed by Chris aka Fox-and-the-Hound. I found an old post on Groundspeak. The coin was released in 2007. In October of 2007 Frosty Buns said that she was going to release the 200 Frosty Silver metal Coins. The two moons and the under the door of the outhouse are done in glow in the dark. I think that this is the coin that we have. I am unsure if they ALL had glow in the dark, or just the Frosty Silver ones. There were 125 minted in the Shiny Gold. 125 in the Shiny Nickel, 25 of the LE shiny Copper and 25 Antique SIlver (which is what we thought we were getting).

    It is a pretty coin though, so I don't mind that we have two. Once we determine which ones they are for sure, we might let one go.

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Gold Let It Snow Geocoin

 

let it Snow!

let it Snow!

            I do not know much about this coin.  SupremeMe and I decided that we would cut back on buying geocoins. I logged in to see a coin that he wanted to show me and this one came up on the same page when I did my search. It is adorable! Once again we are buying geocoins. I swear it is a sickness that can't be stopped. I have an entire Christmas Tree decorated in snowman and snowflakes and this coin is just perfect for it.

            The coin was available in both a Black Nickel and Gold finish. 25 Artist Editions were minted in Silver. It is a sun catcher. One of the window panels spins around. On one side it says "Let it snow" and on the other it reads "Some of my best friends are Flakes". Fun stuff. It even has a little loop on the top so that you can hang it on a tree as an ornament. 

        The coin was released in 2007. I believe it is a Hogwild Stuff coin. It was created by LoriDarlin and Mama Cache. However, I picked mine up on eBay. As of right now there is one for sale in the Holiday section of the cool geocoin store. The coin measures just about two inches across. It is a  trackable item and it comes with its own unique icon.

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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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