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  1. My question would be too, which club is this for and what does it cost to receive a monthly coin?


    Geoswag and Pin club


    I have a few event versions left over if anyone would like to buy 1, they are $10 each or $19.00 for two + shipping. They are trackable with a unique icon. Shipping international will be expensive but we can work something out.


    Email me: avroair@sbcglobal.net

  2. Geocoinfest was conceived in 2006 and went to Temecula, CA in 2007.

    2008 saw it travel to Steel City: GCF Pittsburgh 2008.

    The following year it traveled to the Crossroads of the West and Salt Lake City.

    The Event moved north to the Twin Cities 2010 (Minneapolis).

    Then east to Charlotte, GCF 2011.

    Last year it hopped up a Mile High to: Denver

    and this coming fall what happens at Coinfest Las Vegas stays at Coinfest Las Vegas!


    And it is time to start thinking about where the event should move to in 2014 and beyond? If you want to host it, put together a team, a plan and a vision and then a bid.

    Some things people need to think about:

    * this event(s) take time to pull together, at least 7 months

    * the Geocoinfest is held in the fall typically on Columbus day weekend

    * the city needs to have a major airport that is generally accessible

    * city needs to have nearby attractions rather than just the coins and caches

    * there needs to be ample hotels in the area

    * geocoinfest is typically an indoor event; the actual event site needs to hold a mega-sized crowd

    * there needs to be 2 (preferably 3) local coin coordinators, we need coin people, not just general cachers

    * vendors are not allowed to bid, this is a conflict of interest

    * need to work within a team environment


    Bids are due June 1st, 2013:

    Previous organizers of Geocoinfests will receive each bid and vote on their merits under 10 criteria. There will be two finalists. This will be finished by August 1st. The winning bid will be announced at Geocoinfest 2013 in Las Vegas.

    I have a sheet of what to expect if anyone is interested, I also have the bid proposals that can help.


    If you know your city would be good to host a mega event, post it here! And see if other cachers in your area concur!

  3. So really this is a more then just one question.

    It's not only about how you design them but also about how you get through the process of making it? Is it stressful? does the price of the coins break the bank? etc.


    I design coins for fun. So no, it's not stressful. The process of design is different for every coin I have done. Some I have an idea, sketch it and it's done in 30 minutes others percolate for years, others I join forces with another designer... all depends on the coin.


    Minting a coin is easy but can be stressful: it all comes down to communicating clearly what you want and how you want it. Coins can be fun and profitable, don't need to break the bank.

  4. Just wanted to give people a sneak peak for the May club coin and my annual King Tut Pyramid Event. Worked with an artist on this one for a long time and it finally came to fruition. I'll post the samples pic later. This will be the last one I am doing in a while.



  5. The events went berry, berry well! I have been asked multiple times what versions\editions are out there. Sadly there is no b0tl database but here are the versions, I don't have the minting numbers for the event versions, nor do I plan to post them here.


    Mountain berry pie (Colorado)

    Peach pie (Georiga)

    Plum pie (Washington)

    Blueberry pie (South Carolina)

    Green Apple pie (Utah)

    Mulberry pie (Minnesota)

    Apple pie (New Jersey)

    Key Lime pie (Missouri)

    Cherry pie (Michigan)

    Strawberry pie (Texas)

    Pecan pie (Florida)

    Pear Pie (Indiana)


    Radioactive Neon Pie (Cache Addict) 42 made

    Pumpkin Pie, XLE 12 made

    Mud Pie (Artist Edition) 25 made

  6. I just recently found one of these in a cache (Alchemist's Magnus Opus Multiplicatio (red/green))and immediately came to look where I could purchase some for myself. Are these still available ANYWHERE? Thanks in advance.


    They have been sold out for over a year.

  7. So I did a Pi event for March 14th, (3.14)

    The front consists of a Greek and Math design based on the antique origins of the Pi Math number.


    The back is a Pie


    Washington's version is a purple and gold, Plum pie:




    There are

    Minnesota = mulberry pie

    Georgia = peach pie

    South Carolina = blue berry pie

    Texas = strawberry pie

    Michigan = cherry pie

    Utah = pear pie

    Indiana's = lemon meringue

    Missouri's = key lime pie

    New Jersey = apple pie

    Florida = pecan pie

    Colorado = currant pie


    There will be some available on cacheaddict's website in mid-March

    Cache Addict = black berry pie (radio active glow)

    Cache Addict = pumpkin pie

    AE = mud pie

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    coin oh the month?




    That looks about right for the coin of the month. It's all coming back to me now!




    Viola (purple edition) - shiny gold

    Azure (blue edition) - nickel

    Rosetta (red edition) - shiny gold

    Verde (green edition) - shiny gold

    Soliel (yellow) - shiny gold (club edition)

    Artist Edition - satin gold

  9. Here's a bad mint pic. I'll post the other versions when I get pictures. Club coin: Soliel (orange and yellow):

    There are:

    Azure (blue)

    Viola (purple) shown below

    Rossetta (red)



  10. And our US Postal Service wonders why they are losing money and customers ...


    maybe they should quit sponsoring bike races to the tune of millions of dollars a year. what do they get on that return? lance armstrong.


    It's not really all the post office's fault, it's hamstrung by Congress. And a couple million dollars is nothing compared to the $5.5 billion default on loans and lost of $12 billion since 2007. Stamps should be $1.00 --- not the annual 3 cent raises. And they should phase out operations that nobody uses, such email replacing regular mail (20% down and 12% loss in revenue), but the USPS costs have not adjusted accordingly... it's still cheaper than UPS or FED EX on most packages.

  11. I messed up on a couple of coins and used the wrong column. No biggie. Just getting a couple of coins I wasn't looking for.


    Edit to add: Thanks for setting this up Chuck! :) Overall happy to get some different stuff!

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