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11-06-2005, 05:56 PM
We need to move forward with the logo voting so we can eventually consider getting some of these.
The Georgia coin on the left was sent to me by a cache friend in Georgia and is not trackable thru GC.com. The Maryland coin was removed from a cache today and is trackable. It appears in your stats as a unique type of coin. Kinda neat huh?......poppy
11-06-2005, 08:03 PM
Those are great I can't wait for us to get ours going.
11-06-2005, 11:19 PM
Some tips if this is your first geocoin;
Use an established vendor - the poor workmanship of the cheaper online vendors who have the coins made overseas really shows up in the finished product.
Choose whether the coin will be tracked and by whom very carefully - trackable coins stay alive and moving much better than non-trackable and have much higher trade value.
Choose whether gc.com or somewhere else will track your coins. We first used travelertags.com and I personally hated the logging interface. I thought it unweildy and difficult to log coins there, and evidently others did as well, as almost all of our first year's coins quickly dissappeared. Our second batch will be loggable on gc.com and, not tooting gc's horn at all, most states are doing the same and having good results.
You have to buy, I think, 1000 numbers if they are to be tracked on gc.com, at $1.50 per number, but you don't have to use all those numbers right away, or even for geocoins. You can buy the 1000 numbers and have 500 coins minted this year and leave the balance for next year's coins, whatever.
Take time to read the ideas and experiences of other state associations.
The Georgia Geocaching Association (http://www.ggaonline.org and the Alabama Geocaching Association (http://alacache.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewforum&f=12
and Geocachers of Southeast Tennessee http://www.tngeocoins.com/ as well as many other states have all gone through these questions and the posts in their threads may help you with your decisions.
Whatever you decide, reserve 30 fo me! If you do gold and silver limited editions and the rest in pewter or brass, reserve for me 5 each of the limited edition and 20 standard edition.
Unlike some folks I don't take coins out of circulation and stick 'em in a box in a drawer, nor will you EVER see one of my geocoins on eBay.
I can't wait to see your coin!
11-08-2005, 08:18 PM
If trackable on GC.com I'd like some too while I live in TN I grew up in Ark :D personally out of our coins <silver, gold and pewter> I liked pewter the best, it helps colors stand out and shows details really well, where the silver/gold the detailing was harder to see.
11-08-2005, 08:33 PM
BTW we will try to drop this Maryland geocoin in LR on friday so that others can also log it....poppy
11-13-2005, 10:47 PM
I found the Maryland coin today (thanks, Poppy) and can't wait untill we have our own state coin! I will defintly order some when they come out.
11-14-2005, 05:31 PM
I for one will buy several if we can get some made up and be trackable, I think it would be great.... :D
11-14-2005, 07:12 PM
Here is the second year of our GA Geocoins. FYI
I have gotten bit by the coin bug lately.
Would it be all right to submit a preliminary design?
To get the special icon you have to order 1000 coins.
I have got in touch with several others give me feedback.
Or maybe an odd shaped coin,we could be different.
Arkansas on one side Missouri on the other.
Also trackable at geocaching.com
11-23-2005, 11:35 AM
I like the idea of an odd shaped one but if we do that I think it should be in the shape of the state. Sort of like the logo that is being used right now on one side and something like "Cacheing in the Natural State" with the GC trackable numbers on the other. I can't really tell what the first design is suppose to be in the PP. Sorry.
11-23-2005, 11:52 AM
I'm not good at art and stuff like that so here's my idea for a unique coin.
Coin shape: Outline of Arkansas
Coin size: Standard
Place ArkansasGeocaching.org logo on one side, the other side have the GC Tracking number
Maybe someone with more art skills than I, could draw this up.
PS: The coin background colors should be kept to around 3 or 4 and the design not to intricate otherwise it'll be too hard to make them out. (I have a little experience with this since I helped my unit in Iraq procure some coins) I'll bring some of my coins to the event in Bryant to show.
11-23-2005, 04:47 PM
I think that any decision on the coin should come after the decision on the logo. But personally, we prefer the crisp clean lines as shown in the GA and Maryland coins. Simple & neat.
11-23-2005, 05:50 PM
Ditto Here also.. I think it should have a diamond shape somewhere on it, like our state flag...
11-30-2005, 11:54 AM
maybe a diamond shape with the state flag symbol on one side and tracking numbers on the other, tracking numbers will make it cost more but will make the coin more wanted.
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