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  1. There are actually more than 192, there are 193, unless Taiwan gets recognized, then there are 194, but on the home page of geocaching.com, there used to be a count, and it had gone up to 221 if I recall correctly, probably counting some others because there are dozens of territories and colonies that are sometimes erroneously called "countries" but don't count at all - they're governed by other countries.

     

    Hey, the Geocoin Club's November coin (which I just received) says 'there are over 250,000 caches in over 200 countries...'

     

    Eartha, you should go and give them a lecture.... You said 193 countries only

     

    Cheers

     

    Ellandel

  2. Funniest post ever. :blink:

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    Good luck with the series. I'm anxiously awaiting the Suriname, Nauru, and San Marino editions.

     

    Hey, Suriname and San Marino should not be a problem, but I agree that Nauru will be a challenge. There are no caches there, so I'll have to hide one. It will be tough finding a spot, since the island is only 8.1 sq miles (or 21 sq km) and there's only one flight per week (if and when it operates).

     

    But I love a challenge. So, one day.....

     

    Cheers

     

    Ellandel

  3. Yes, I know, it's a crazy project, but here I go anyway :

     

    I will issue a Personal Geocoin for each country where I have found or placed a cache, and I intend to visit all 192 of them. You will find all the details about this project on my website :

     

    http://www.ellandel.com

     

    And the first Geocoin is ready for presale. The first country I visited for this project is China : so get your coin at

     

    http://www.my-geocoin.com/gb/loc_capchina.html

     

    And let me know what you think. This is only the beginning... All suggestions welcome !

     

    Ellandel

     

    Details for the coin

     

    Size : 1.75" (44mm)

    Date of Availablity : Mid-December

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

    Trackablity : Yes

    Icon : Yes

    Price : 8.5$ (nickel) 9.0$ (others)

    Shipping : Mid-December

     

    capchina%20maxi.jpg

  4. This is indeed a huge project but I like the idea. I also like that you have placed the series name on the coin which makes its specific to your series. Will it really take 14+ years to mint all of the coins? Geez, that is a very long time.... :D

     

    Thanks for the opportunity to acquire such an interesting coin. Ordered 2! ;)

     

    hey Princegussy !

     

    thanks for the positive comments ! I have made the series even more specific (see the amended original post)

     

    Just think of this : most people still have still 14 years to live - so why not go for this project, right ?

     

    And there might be some months with more than one coin. With the volumes, I want to drive down prices, so get on the bandwagon now !

     

    Cheers

     

    Ellandel

  5. I promised I would listen to all suggestions, so here I go :

     

    I was able to get the layout changed, and the coin now says clearly:

     

    'Ellandel visited China'

     

    see here

     

    http://www.my-geocoin.com/gb/loc_capchina.html

     

    I don't have enough space on this layout for the date of the first cache find, but that will be for the next coin. Any more suggestions ?

     

    Cheers

     

    Ellandel

  6. There are actually more than 192, there are 193, unless Taiwan gets recognized, then there are 194, but on the home page of geocaching.com, there used to be a count, and it had gone up to 221 if I recall correctly.

    And yes, you ought to make it a more personal coin, so as not to upset the natives. Try reading past threads when someone posted they wanted to make a coin for places they were not from.

    Thanks for all the suggestions. Some comments :

     

    I wanted to avoid any controversial elements in the series, so I took the number of countries officially recognized by the United Nations (192). The debate about the number of countries - and what is a country, or nation, or state - has been going on for decades, and I don't want to fuel that debate here.

     

    And I certainly will make it a personal coin in the future by adding 'Ellandel visited XXX', with the CGXXXX of the first cache I found or hid in that country.

     

    I also promise I will never issue a coin for the fruity republic of Yimerica. I don't want to upset the natives, as YemonYime has very aptly stated.

     

    Ellandel stands for L & L (as Cornerstone discovered).

     

    Again, thanks for all the very sensible suggestions. I'm listening and I'll try to change the first coin to make sure I don't offend anyone

     

    Cheers

     

    Ellandel

  7. I love your idea & I have already signed up for 4 coins. :laughing: Will you be e-mailing those of us who buy your first country when your next countries come out? I'd hate to start the collection & then miss out on some of the coins. :laughing:

     

    That's a definite YES. I will give all my first-coin supporters the privilege of a preview before the next presales start. You will be on the mailing list

     

    Thanks for your support - and if there are countries you want to see on a coin soon, let me know. I might have been there already

     

    Thanks

     

    Ellandel

  8. Yes, I know, it's a crazy project...

    I won't argue with you! Yeah, it's crazy, but I like it :ph34r: Have to agree that it would be nice to actually have something on the coin that states that this is part of a large project, and that you have been to the country named. You could not only have your handle on it, but also the date and waypoint of the first geocache that you found in the country. This would make it something more interesting than just a "generic" image of a country. For example, if this was our project, our first coin would be Switzerland (I suppose that we would save the USA for last, or for a special event), and you would see:

     

    chaosmanor

    GCJECK

    25 September, 2005

     

    No idea if you can get the coin re-designed, but as you asked for comments... :laughing:

     

    BTW: yes, I found your name: clever :laughing: However, that isn't quite enough to make this the presonal geocoin which this should be.

     

    Excellent suggestions, and I'll implement them in the next coin, since this one seems to be selling fast !

     

    Thanks

     

    Ellandel

  9. This is a perfect example where it would be really helpful to post all the stats on the coin in the thread. I had to dig through several pages to finally figure out pricing and all the other details. Be nice if you could edit your post to include the following:

     

    Size:

    Date of Availablity:

    Finishs:

    Number being Made:

    Trackablity:

    Icon:

    Price:

    Shipping:

     

    Thanks

     

    Your suggestion is welcome - the post was edited

     

    Thanks

     

    Ellandel

  10. You should put your geocaching name on the coin. Unless you are collaborating with the geocaching community in China then this this a personal project and therefore should be a personal geocoin.

     

    I am sure you would not want to mislead potential purchasers with a coin being something that it is not?

     

    Excellent suggestion - but my geocaching name is written on the coin - try to find it (no, it's not written in Chinese)

     

    Cheers

     

    Ellandel

  11. Yes, I know, it's a crazy project, but here I go anyway :

     

    I will issue a Geocoin for each country where I have found or placed a cache, and I intend to visit all 192 of them. You will find all the details about this project on my website :

     

    http://www.ellandel.com

     

    I need help from all of you geocachers for the following things :

     

    - Let me know which are the best geocaches in your country

    - Suggest a topic for the geocoin for your country

    - Provide names of local artists who could design the geocoin for your country in this series

     

    By the way, the first Geocoin in the series is ready for presale. The first country I visited for this project is China : so if you want to get this Limited Edition coin, get it now at

     

    http://www.my-geocoin.com/gb/loc_capchina.html

     

    And let me know what you think. This is only the beginning... All suggestions welcome !

     

    Ellandel

  12. Yes, I know, it's a crazy project, but here I go anyway :

     

    I will issue a Geocoin for each country where I have found or placed a cache, and I intend to visit all 192 of them. You will find all the details about this project on my website :

     

    http://www.ellandel.com

     

    And the first Geocoin is ready for presale. The first country I visited for this project is China : so get your coin at

     

    http://www.my-geocoin.com/gb/loc_capchina.html

     

    And let me know what you think. This is only the beginning... All suggestions welcome !

     

    Ellandel

     

    Details for the coin

     

    Size : 1.75" (44mm)

    Date of Availablity : Mid-December

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

    Trackablity : Yes

    Icon : Yes

    Price : 8.5$ (nickel) 9.0$ (others)

    Shipping : Mid-December

     

    capchina%20maxi.jpg

  13. Yes, I know, it's a crazy project, but here I go anyway :

     

    I will issue a Geocoin for each country where I have found or placed a cache, and I intend to visit all 192 of them. You will find all the details about this project on my website :

     

    http://www.ellandel.com

     

    And the first Geocoin is ready for presale. The first country I visited for this project is China : so get your coin at

     

    http://www.my-geocoin.com/gb/loc_capchina.html

     

    And let me know what you think. This is only the beginning... All suggestions welcome !

     

    Ellandel

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