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  1. ..Add to this the fact that more Tranqs have been minted than any other geocoin.

     

    supply and demand, read my reply above. why is this a problem? it IS one of the most beautiful geocoins out there. so far nothing else has come close. it's like owning a mercedes. it is gorgeous and holds it value.

     

    Add to this that the Tranq is one of the most expensive coins on ebay.

     

    who creates those prices? not the seller. it is the buyers that create the prices. if no one wanted them, they would sell for $9.99

     

    again, why is this an issue?

     

    do you have a problem with someone who buys a bunch of coins and turns around and sells them on ebay for four times their original price? capitalism at its best.

     

    how about folks who buy big collections for a lump sum that is less than the sum of its parts and then turns around and sells them for a substantial profit one at a time - either here or on ebay.

     

    good business practices.

     

    Add to this that the vendor had previously stated to at least one collector that he had no more tranqs and now (12 months later) lists a bunch on ebay (with NEW in the title).

     

    the vendor was very clear in his answer - these were from his private collection. they were not for sale before.

     

    i believe the "NEW" meant they weren't used, they had not been activated, they had not traveled. they weren't from trades. they were "new." but that is just my thought.

     

    make sense?

     

    And you wonder what all the fuss is about ? The tranq screams FUSS. It screams CONTROVERSY. Heck, the Tranquility is NOTORIOUS !!!

     

    and that is a problem because ...? ;) look at how much amusement this has created.

     

    Correct RSG. For the last time. There has NOT been a re-minting of any of these. The last minted were at the time of the Trickster and Paula's version (late 2008??? I believe). GCG even checked for himself. The coins I sold this and last week on ebay were all but the last 3 Tranquility coins out of my private collection if that is an important issue to anyone. And the word NEW was used because of the space limit in the title section on ebay, it was referring to Unactivated as RSG pointed out. Geez, I haven't minted a coin in over 18 months, I quit collecting and now am selling most of my stuff and there's so much drama here.

  2. So were these reminted? There seems to be a large number surfacing when I was told these were totally sold out?

     

    No they have not been re-minted. I personally still have about 12,000-13,000 unactivated coins in my attic and a bunch of the older versions of Tranquility Geocoins.

     

    Wasn't trying to stir the pot. Was a simple question since when I asked you over a year ago did you have any tranquility coins for sale or trade you stated you had gotten rid of them all. :)

     

    Didn't mean to derail this thread... my apologizes.

     

    These are all from my personal collection which I am liquidating on ebay. I am only going to keep the coins I currently have out traveling and a handful of special trades and mystery coins.....everything else will go.

     

    WOW!!! Castle Man!!! I just saw that!!! You still have 12,000 - 13,000 unactivated coins in you attic????

     

    That easily makes your attic a geocoin bank or a geocoin safe, and you a geobanker! :)

     

    Hmm... with all these coins.... the first thing that passed from my mind was the famous coin bath Scrooge McDuck used to have! when I was reading the stories and the magazines with that... Oh.... it was a dream!

    My friend you can do that!

     

    Even my real coin collection is much much smaller in numbers!!! WOW!!! I wish I could see them! :D

     

    To clear confusion (please no more email requests) I only have 3 Tranquility coins left in my personal collection of coins. The 12,000 is other geocoins from around the world and almost every maker.....not Tranquility coins. Those are done and have been done for over a year. None have been re-minted and they won't be.

  3. So were these reminted? There seems to be a large number surfacing when I was told these were totally sold out?

     

    No they have not been re-minted. I personally still have about 12,000-13,000 unactivated coins in my attic and a bunch of the older versions of Tranquility Geocoins.

     

    Wasn't trying to stir the pot. Was a simple question since when I asked you over a year ago did you have any tranquility coins for sale or trade you stated you had gotten rid of them all. ;)

     

    Didn't mean to derail this thread... my apologizes.

     

    These are all from my personal collection which I am liquidating on ebay. I am only going to keep the coins I currently have out traveling and a handful of special trades and mystery coins.....everything else will go.

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    I personally still have about 12,000-13,000 unactivated coins in my attic and a bunch of the older versions of Tranquility Geocoins.

     

     

    If you happen to find an Antique Bronze and/or a Portugal gold in your attic, I would love to acquire them. They are the only versions I still need to complete my set of all 38 versions of the beautiful Tranquility geocoin.

     

    ~Karen

     

    Nope, none of those.

  5. Instead of all the speculation on re-minting why not just ask Bryan at Groundspeak when the last tracking numbers for these things were purchased and he'll tell you the date before the last (Trickster and Paula's) were minted. Nothing since then.

    I already did.

    ~J

     

    Bingo........so much for the re-minting conspiracy.

     

    Back to geocaching.

  6. Instead of all the speculation on re-minting why not just ask Bryan at Groundspeak when the last tracking numbers for these things were purchased and he'll tell you the date before the last (Trickster and Paula's) were minted. Nothing since then.

  7. So were these reminted? There seems to be a large number surfacing when I was told these were totally sold out?

     

    No they have not been re-minted. I personally still have about 12,000-13,000 unactivated coins in my attic and a bunch of the older versions of Tranquility Geocoins.

     

    So were these reminted? There seems to be a large number surfacing when I was told these were totally sold out?

    The re-minting on Tranquility "Should" be closed after the first 40 versions (or however many there are). The 2007 Tranquility is no longer authorized to be reminted, period.

     

    ~J

     

    Since when did any geocoin require authorization to be re-minted ? And from your statement (period) you must have some authority over these particular coins. Interesting.

     

    I especially note Castleman is selling a Blood In The Ocean tranq on ebay at the moment. He has previously stated this is a LE of 15. It would interesting to learn how many of the "15" he has left. I thought they were all sold.

     

    If this "LE" has been reminted it will bring into question the whole Limited Edition enterprise. It will require Groundspeak to start assigning a set number of tracking codes to a particular version of a coin. If a vendor makes the statement that there will only be 15 coins of a particular colour/metal combo made then Groundspeak would assign 15 specified tracking numbers. If vendors can't be trusted to regulate themselves Groundpseak will need to step in. Kind of like the U.S. government is trying do with the Banking Industry. It would require extra work for Groundspeak but would enable them to keep the integrity of LE's and revenue of the associated tracking numbers.

     

    It is an issue of trust.

     

    Obviously you missed the LARGE RED LETTERS on the auction that state the coin on auction is one of 2 left that I personally kept in my collection. Hint: Read the "fine print"

  8. While thumbing through the Google maps for geocaching I noticed some areas in some of the major cities I scrolled through required me to shrink my view because the view exceeded 500 caches. Then a thought occurred to me <<<<< This is a dangerous concept, me thinking. I started to wonder which towns or area has the most caches per square mile. I also noticed some very large cities with very few caches. Hmmmm, I thought then it might be fun if I asked here for folks to post a geocache map link or even the gc number of a cache within a very dense area. So here goes, let's see what's out there.

     

    Post on this thread an area you know of or have cached that is "cache rich" or post the geocaching googlemap link or just a gc number of a cache in an area that is absolutely cache rich.

     

    Lancaster, CA area

  9. ***THESE ARE ALL ACTIVATED***

     

    THESE COINS ARE ALL IN GREAT SHAPE. THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN OUT TRAVELING

     

    If you are interested in any of these please email me at: canningcastle@charter.net with the name of the coin and your GEONICK so I can send an adoption request. Please include your paypal email for the invoice. If anyone is interested in a large number of these we may negotiate a special price deal. FIRST COME – FIRST SERVED.

     

    Shipping in the USA will be $2.50 for the first coin and $1.00 each additional coin up to 4. 5 or more will ship in a flat rate box at $4.95. NOTE: International shipping will be $4.00 for the first coin and $1.00 each additional coin. IF YOU ARE NOT IN THE USA PLEASE NOTE TO ME YOUR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE.

     

    REMEMBER THESE ARE ACTIVATED

     

    MAKE AN OFFER

     

    Makin Tracks Wheel - Gold

    Letterboxing - Antique Gold

    Midwest Geobash 2007 Round - Nickel

    Geocacher University

    Mojave Desert 2007 - AG

    Fox And Geese - AC

    Geocoinfest 2007 Coin Addict - AG

    Northern Right Whale Glitter LE - BN

    Neilsenc Clover - Gold

    Geocoinfest 2007 - Satin Gold

    Letterboxing "Paula's Choice" - AN

    Michigan MIGO 2005 - AG

    Tennessee 2005 - AN

    Tye Dye GW Shirt - Gold

    Cruiserdude Arrow Head - AG

    Forest Preserves Jelly Jar Glitter LE - BN

    Letterboxing Chrome

    All Seasons Caching Snow Flake Winter

    Cruiserdude Arrow Head - AN

    MOGA VI - AG

    Red Handed Full Size - AG

    Caching Around The World 2005 - AN

    Mermaid Swag - AC

    Cache Marks The Spot - Gold

    San Francisco 2005 - AC

    Mojave Desert 2007 - AN

    CHP Star - AN

    CHP Star - Gold

    MWGB 2006 - Silver

    Joshua Tree National Park 2006 - Gold

    Prime Meridian 2006 - AG

    Al Season Caching Spring Flower - BN

    Monarch Butterfly Crake - BN

  10. I’m downsizing my collection due to the fact I have a few THOUSAND more than I can display. I’ll start with the ACTIVATED coins first and in time to come list some un-activated coins.

     

    ***THESE ARE ALL ACTIVATED***

     

    THESE COINS ARE ALL IN GREAT SHAPE. THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN OUT TRAVELING

     

    If you are interested in any of these please email me at: canningcastle@charter.net with the name of the coin and your GEONICK so I can send an adoption request. Please include your paypal email for the invoice. If anyone is interested in a large number of these we may negotiate a special price deal. FIRST COME – FIRST SERVED.

     

    Shipping in the USA will be $2.50 for the first coin and $1.00 each additional coin up to 4. 5 or more will ship in a flat rate box at $4.95. NOTE: International shipping will be $4.00 for the first coin and $1.00 each additional coin. IF YOU ARE NOT IN THE USA PLEASE NOTE TO ME YOUR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE.

     

    REMEMBER THESE ARE ACTIVATED

     

    MAKE AN OFFER

     

    Joe 6-Pack Tools of the Trade “Black Nickel”

    Grand High Pobah’s Leaderboard “Silver”

    Kiss Me I’m Irish Event “Gold”

    F0t0m0m personal “Antique Bronze”

    Team Rod $ Tod with Kaboom Gold

    Top 40 Atlanta Gal

    Team Legend4 “Silver”

    Team Legend4 “Gold"

    Nutlady “Antique Bronze”

    F-14 Tomcat “Antique Copper”

    Super Cacher “BN”

    Top 40 Crazycavelover

    Meades Ranch Benchmark

    Texas County Challenge “Foggy Gold”

    JR 20 Flaming 8 Ball “BN”

    Hogwild Tie Dye GW T-Shirt “LE BN”

    Top 40 Broken Record

    GGA 2006 “gold”

    Monterey Bay “Antique Copper”

    Maryland 2005 “Antique Silver”

    Canoe Place PA Racers 2 Tone

    Grimlock 2006 “Antique Silver”

    Colorado 2006

    Drycreek Cachers 2006

    Flog Your Tees 2006 “Copper”

    Geocoinfest 2007 Poker Participant

    2007 Poker Challenge

    Geocoinfest 2007 “Ant. Copper”

    Michigan MIGO 2006 “AG”

    HiDude_98 “AN”

    GBES Rally 2006 “AG”

    Vermont 2006 “Foggy Gold”

    Grimlock 2006 2 Tone

    LIGO First Edition 2006 “AG”

  11. I’m downsizing my collection due to the fact I have a few THOUSAND more than I can display. I’ll start with the ACTIVATED coins first and in time to come list some un-activated coins.

     

    ***THESE ARE ALL ACTIVATED***

     

    THESE COINS ARE ALL IN GREAT SHAPE. THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN OUT TRAVELING

     

    If you are interested in any of these please email me at: canningcastle@charter.net with the name of the coin and your GEONICK so I can send an adoption request. Please include your paypal email for the invoice. If anyone is interested in a large number of these we may negotiate a special price deal. FIRST COME – FIRST SERVED.

     

    Shipping in the USA will be $2.50 for the first coin and $1.00 each additional coin up to 4. 5 or more will ship in a flat rate box at $4.95. NOTE: International shipping will be $4.00 for the first coin and $1.00 each additional coin. IF YOU ARE NOT IN THE USA PLEASE NOTE TO ME YOUR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE.

     

    REMEMBER THESE ARE ACTIVATED

     

    PRICES LISTED BELOW OR MAKE AN OFFER

     

    $5.00

    Joe 6-Pack Tools of the Trade “Black Nickel”

    Grand High Pobah’s Leaderboard “Silver”

    Easter Egg Naveggation “Nickel”

    Kiss Me I’m Irish Event “Gold”

    F0t0m0m personal “Antique Bronze”

    Team Rod $ Tod with Kaboom Gold

    Top 40 Atlanta Gal

    Team Legend4 “Silver”

    Team Legend4 “Gold”

    Geocoinfest 2007 Coin Addict “AN”

     

    $6.00

    Lucky 7’s Event “gold”

    Nutlady “Antique Bronze”

    F-14 Tomcat “Antique Copper”

    Super Cacher “BN”

    Top 40 Crazycavelover

    Meades Ranch Benchmark

    Texas County Challenge “Foggy Gold”

    JR 20 Flaming 8 Ball “BN”

    Letterboxing Paula’s Choice Edition “Gold”

    Hogwild Tie Dye GW T-Shirt “LE BN”

    Top 40 Broken Record

    GGA 2006 “gold”

     

    $7.00

    Monterey Bay “Antique Copper”

    Maryland 2005 “Antique Silver”

    Canoe Place PA Racers 2 Tone

    Grimlock 2006 “Antique Silver”

    Colorado 2006

    Drycreek Cachers 2006

    Flog Your Tees 2006 “Copper”

    Geocoinfest 2007 Poker Participant

    2007 Poker Challenge

    Geocoinfest 2007 “Ant. Copper”

    Geoswag Ghost Full Size “Silver”

    Michigan MIGO 2006 “AG”

    HiDude_98 “AN”

    GBES Rally 2006 “AG”

    Run For The Roses “LE 2 Tone”

    Vermont 2006 “Foggy Gold”

    TUIT LE “Silver Blue Green”

    Geo-Truckers Wheel “Gold”

    Geo-Truckers Wheel “Silver”

     

    $8.00

    Grimlock 2006 2 Tone

    LIGO First Edition 2006 “AG”

    Elemental Jay Bull Head “Antique Copper”

  12. I have just sent all of the activation codes for every coin I have made to Oakcoins. Christian (at Oakcoins) has graciously taken them and will be hosting all of my activation codes from Castle Coins & Pins. I have closed the geocacoin site in lieu of other interests.

  13. Hi there coin people. I have been detached from geocoins for quite some time now and have not made any trades, sold, or released anything for over 6 months so the last thing I expected to see in my mailbox was a coin envelope. But, when Tasha and I walked out today to get the mail we found one of the afore mentioned self addressed envelopes. Inside is coin #71. This is stunning. Beautiful Asian artwork and a very nice theme. Since this is a luck and protection coin I will put this in my geo-vehicle to ensure it travels with me when i am out on the geo-trail. I'd like to thank the mystery person who sent this coin out. This type of coin is truly uplifting and a very kind gesture and will be kept and put to good use.

  14. Medical thread or geocoin thread ??????? :)

     

    I have a feeling this was an attention getter to bring your attention to the other two coins announced for sale here. You looked, right? I know I had to.

     

    To the OP, you ought to have opened an individual thread for each coin, so the community can find the individual geocoin threads at a later date. We say "One coin, one thread" but it works the other way around too. One thread, one coin. For geocoin historical purposes.

     

    Guilty, looked too :lol:

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