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  1. I got several questions about the origin of the design : is it a copy of an authentic aboriginal drawing or is it a new design ? Some were talking about violating aboriginal copyrights or counterfeiting...

     

    Nothing to worry about : this is an original drawing. Of course it was inspired by the aboriginal mythology, but it is not a copy in any way.

     

    I have been told that counterfeiting of aboriginal art is a big problem in Australia. Any geocachers 'down under' who can confirm ?

     

    Cheers

     

    Ellandel

  2. That was a bit mean, starting the sale in the middle of the night, Aussie time! :ph34r:

     

    Any chance of a trade for the sold out versions? :ph34r:

     

    Apologies to all the geocachers Down Under, but I never thought that the limited editions would be sold out in less than a day, although I had doubled the usual quantities (100 instead of the usual 50 or 60). :o

     

    There are still Polished Nickel coins available. And I have a subscription service for those who don't want to miss a single coin...

     

    However, as a courtesy to the collectors who purchased the limited editions, I can't decently start another production run...

     

    But don't worry, for the 3 previous coins in my series, I always had around 10% of the pre-orders that were never paid. So I will re-open the sales with leftover unpaid coins in about a month

     

    Watch my website and I'll keep you informed

     

    see you on www.ellandel.com

     

    Cheers

     

    Ellandel

  3. How are you doing the color on color parts like the red lines in the orange and such?

    Actually the lines you see are recessed or raised metal under the transparent paint layer. The colors on the snake's body are all translucent.

     

    Also the white dots are glow-in-the-dark.

     

    A technique already used on some other coins

     

    Hope you like it

     

    Cheers

     

    Ellandel

  4. This is the fourth coin in the series 'Geocoins around the Planet' and this is a coin you will not want to miss !

     

    The design idea for the Ellandel Australia 2007 Geocoin came from a local Geocoin enthusiast.

    Many thanks to Carolyn Rutter who provided lots of creative ideas, website addresses and advice for this great coin.

    The team behind this coins really likes it and we hope you will too !

     

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    The Geocoin is based on a design inspired by aboriginal art.

     

    To order this coin, and for interesting articles on the aborigines, their history and their customs, :

     

    GO TO THE SALES SITE

     

    For the full story behind my series :

     

    Click here!

     

    Cheers, and let me know what you think !

     

    Ellandel

  5. Yes, delightful countries, and I have geocached in several of them. I will issue a Personal Geocoin for Sweden and Denmark soon. Have a look at my site www.ellandel.com and you will understand why...

     

    Happy geocaching

     

    Ellandel

  6. What an absolutely awsome idea. Talk about living the geocaching dream.

    You're right Goudacat, that is exactly what this project is all about... There are 192 countries officially recognized by the UN, and my intention is to geocache in them all...

     

    I have some challenging countries like Nauru (hardly any transportation to that island in the Pacific) or some countries at war (unfortunately, there's quite a few) but I intend to complete this project in ten to fifteen years, so hopefully those countries will no longer be at war...

     

    And the coin series is nice for the collectors...

     

    Cheers

     

    Ellandel

  7. Geocaching around the Planet :

     

    Every month I issue a new personal geocoin for the country where I have found or hidden a geocache. I started in November 2006 and visited China and Spain. See all about this crazy project on my website.

     

    The first country in the 2007 series is IRELAND

     

    Ireland is a fabulous country : it offers an astonishing array of landscapes and leisure activities. Nature is probably its greatest appeal, although some would argue that Ireland has a lot more to offer, starting with their famous dark beer of course. But the first symbol that comes to mind when thinking about Ireland is the Shamrock. Another symbol of Ireland is the sheep : there are more sheep than Irish citizens (over 4 million) and you cannot visit the Irish countryside without seeing some. So we naturally put the Irish shamrock and the sheep on the geocoin. And the third symbol is, of course, Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, celebrated on March 14. There are many stories about St Patrick and St Patrick's day, and a good introduction can be found on this interesting mini-historical site.

     

    But where is the Saint ? Well, read the text on the coin. It is one of the popular Irish 'sayings' for St Patrick's day. Find out what it means here on this Irish sayings link and you'll probably smile when you look at the coin again....

     

    This coin should be available mid-February ! It can be ordered from www.my-geocoin.com but it's a limited edition, so it will be sold out quickly ...

     

    Enjoy !

     

    Ellandel

     

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  8. Y yo pregunto a los gurus...

     

    ¿Porque hay geocoins de tantos paises y lugares y sin embargo no hay una geocoin española, y la unica que hay la ha hecho un extranjero?

     

    ¿Como se haria una geocoin? ¿Hay que juntarse varios para poder pagar el diseño y la edicion? ¿Se tendria que hacer bajo el "auspicio" de un club o algo?

     

    Saludillos

     

    Team AT746

    No soy extranjero - soy belga

     

    Y la mitad de Belgica es espanola (la reina Fabiola...)

     

    Entonces, teneis que celebrar el hecho que un extranjero produce un geocoin, no ?

     

    Ellandel

  9. some national groups hate it when someone issues a 'national coin'

     

    I wouldn't call them national groups, just some people in the forums don't like the practice. Most couldn't give a care, but it's the squeaky wheel that gets oiled. :ph34r:

     

    Which country are you visiting next? :ph34r:

    Probably the US... Will that make the squeaky wheels squeak even more ?

     

    Cheers

     

    Ellandel

  10. I had to order the other day simply because Spain has no geocoin yet.

    Just to make sure I do not start another controversy : This coin is not a geocoin issued by the Spanish Geocaching group. This is a Personal Geocoin about Spain.

     

    I have been warned that some national groups hate it when someone issues a 'national coin'...

     

    Even so, I have not seen anything from Spain yet, so AtlantaGal was right

     

    Cheers

     

    Ellandel

  11. Since you are also taking orders for the Spanish one, have these been shipped yet? :laughing:

     

    edit: wording and grammar

    Shipping information will be available from My-Geocoin in mid-december. I'll send an e-mail to all customers and post a final date in the forum.

     

    Which wording and grammar did you edit ? I'm happy to learn...

     

    Cheers

     

    Ellandel

  12. The second coin in my series is dedicated to Spain.

     

    This is a country I like very much, not just because it has magnificent beaches and unspoilt nature. It also has some fabulous examples of architectural creativity, and Gaudi is probably the most striking example of Spanish modern architecture. Gaudi's basilica 'The Sagrada Familia', still unfinished, is a grandiose tribute to his exceptional talent. This is why the basilica was used as an inspiration for the Geocoin. The colored tiles, frequently used by Gaudi, are the most striking aspect of his art, and are therefore depicted on the coin.

     

    For those who want to learn more about the Sagrada Familia and Gaudi, have a look at this page on Wikipedia : Sagrada Familia

     

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    If you want to order this coin please click : ORDER HERE

     

    And let me know what you think. This will be a limited edition, so hurry. The previous coin (China) is almost sold out, and this one looks even better !!

     

    My purpose is to issue a Personal Geocoin for each country where I have geocached. To find more about my project, goto www.ellandel.com

     

    Thanks

     

    Ellandel

     

     

    Details for the coin

     

    Size : 1.75" (44mm)

    Date of Availablity : Mid-January 2007

    Finishes : Nickel (130), Gold (60) Matte Gun (60)

    Trackablity : Yes

    Icon : Yes

    Price : 8.5$ (nickel) 9.5$ (others)

  13. The second coin in my series is dedicated to Spain.

     

    This is a country I like very much, not just because it has magnificent beaches and unspoilt nature. It also has some fabulous examples of architectural creativity, and Gaudi is probably the most striking example of Spanish modern architecture. Gaudi's basilica 'The Sagrada Familia', still unfinished, is a grandiose tribute to his exceptional talent. This is why the basilica was used as an inspiration for the Geocoin. The tiles, frequently used by Gaudi, are the most striking aspect of his art, and are therefore depicted on the coin.

     

    For those who want to learn more about the Sagrada Familia and Gaudi, have a look at this page on Wikipedia : Sagrada Familia

     

    CAP-Spanien%20Large.gif

     

    If you want to order this coin please click : ORDER HERE

     

    And let me know what you think. This will be a limited edition, so hurry. The previous coin (China) is almost sold out, and this one looks even better !

     

    My purpose is to issue a Personal Geocoin for each country where I have geocached. To find more about my project, goto http://www.ellandel.com

     

    Thanks

     

    Ellandel

     

     

    Details for the coin

     

    Size : 1.75" (44mm)

    Date of Availablity : Mid-January 2007

    Finishes : Nickel (130), Gold (60) Matte Gun (60)

    Trackablity : Yes

    Icon : Yes

    Price : 8.5$ (nickel) 9.5$ (others)

  14. The second coin in my series is dedicated to Spain.

     

    This is a country I like very much, not just because it has magnificent beaches and unspoilt nature. It also has some fabulous examples of architectural creativity, and Gaudi is probably the most striking example of Spanish modern architecture. Gaudi's basilica 'The Sagrada Familia', still unfinished, is a grandiose tribute to his exceptional talent. This is why the basilica was used as an inspiration for the Geocoin. The colored tiles, frequently used by Gaudi, are the most striking aspect of his art, and are therefore depicted on the coin.

     

    For those who want to learn more about the Sagrada Familia and Gaudi, have a look at this page on Wikipedia : Sagrada Familia

     

    CAP-Spanien%20Large.gif

     

    If you want to order this coin please click : ORDER HERE

     

    And let me know what you think. This will be a limited edition, so hurry. The previous coin (China) is almost sold out, and this one looks even better !!

     

    My purpose is to issue a Personal Geocoin for each country where I have geocached. To find more about my project, goto www.ellandel.com

     

    Thanks

     

    Ellandel

     

     

    Details for the coin

     

    Size : 1.75" (44mm)

    Date of Availablity : Mid-January 2007

    Finishes : Nickel (130), Gold (60) Matte Gun (60)

    Trackablity : Yes

    Icon : Yes

    Price : 8.5$ (nickel) 9.5$ (others)

  15. When you come to Finland contact us and we'll do some serious caching :(

    I'll be in Helsinki on Nov 29 for business meetings and will be geocaching at lunchtime and in the evening. So, just one day, but I'll be back for a longer period in Jan 2007. Any good caches in Finland ?

     

    Thanks

     

    Ellandel

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