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  1. I like the obverse of Scavok's design with the tracking number on it, and the reverse of TheCollector's design. Though, it would be nice if the text "Evolution of the GPSr" could be added to the reverse of that one. Also, aren't the pictures of the Garmin GPSr's copyrighted by Garmin? Good idea for a coin IMHO.
  2. I'm going to say you have a few less than me... 3295. Thank you Yahoo.
  3. 55 saves lives. That's my guess. Interesting tidbit... Lou Costello (of Abbott & Costello) is from the hometown of Paterson, New Jersey. There is a statue of him nearby, on Cianci Street, at Costello Park, at Cianci and Ellison Sts., only a couple of blocks from the Great Falls. <Courtesy of Roadside America's website, Roadside America Lou Costello Statue) > Rumor also has it that the Edison Museum is kinda spooky. Oh, and here's the numbers picked so far.... 35, 39, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 74.5, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 82, 83, 84, 87, 88, 89, 93, 102.
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    New Cointest

    Post #146 seems pretty good. I nominate that one. Or you could just pick one...
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    New Cointest

    This is a no brainer.... BECAUSE JEREMY SAID SO.
  6. I received mine in the mail today. They are awesome to look at in person too, as I suspected. Will have to show/share with a particular relative of mine who is really into monkeys. Thanks!
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    Homemade coins

    The fifth element could also be the sun. It travels through air, water, and penetrates/warms the earth and has properties similar to fire. Keep in mind, you can make the coins trackable for your own purposes too. I found a coin that essentially had a 3 digit code on it and an attached card that said to e-mail the owner if found. It was a cool looking ceramic type coin. Of course, I got no cool icon for moving it and the gc.com site won't be able to calculate mileage without an officially gc.com registered tracking number. However, the coin's owner knew I had it, where I found it and knew that I left it at an event (after I emailed him that info). Just a thought. There's also the topic of "proxy" coins. I've discovered a few of them too. That's where the tracking # of the coin has been transferred to another coin or fascimile and allowed to travel while the original coin resides elsewhere (likely the owner's coin collection). This is not always welcomed by the geo-community however. When I have discovered or moved proxies, I still have gotten the icon for my effort. FWIW, the coins that I have done this for I still have not seen an original so seeing a copy/proxy was still pretty cool to me... Others feel cheated when they don't find an original coin and I've read forum opinions that state they will not move or discover these types of coins. I haven't checked, but I would think this may not technically even be allowed per TPTB as the coin design has not been approved by TPTB. Do you know, Eartha? The "add a TB tag" suggested earlier is probably your best bet, IMHO. Good luck with whatever you decide for your 5 coins. BTW, I would like to know what you decide for the fifth design, for curiosity sake.
  8. I placed my order. My parents' dog, though not a Jack Russell Terrier, looks a whole lot like the dog pictured. Thanks!
  9. I want in too. I would like one in each finish if possible if they're not too expensive. I have a certain relative who loves monkeys... Thanks & Regards --- _c3_
  10. E-mail also sent. Happy 2007 er, uh, I mean 2008! Uhm, yeah, well, just Happy New Year!
  11. I also agree this is a cool idea. I too sent an email. Happy New Year!
  12. I have a nice short name _c3_ Hope it can be added... Regards, _c3_
  13. Looking for a Marmacette coin, any metal. If you have one for trade or otherwise, please let me know (& if you have a "seeking list", let me know that too). Thanks in advance and Seasons Greetings!
  14. I also sent an email (about 20 hours ago). Seasons Greetings. Hey, it's almost summer there, right? _c3_
  15. YOU KNOW YOU ARE OVER THE HILL WHEN... 1. You find yourself beginning to like accordion music. 2. You're sitting on a park bench and a Boy Scout comes up and helps you cross your legs. 3. Lawn care has become a big highlight of your life. 4. You're asleep, but others worry that you're dead. 5. You tune into the easy listening station...on purpose. 6. You discover that your measurements are now small, medium and large ....In that order. 7. You light the candles on your birthday cake and a group of campers form a circle and start singing Kumbaya. 8. Your arms are almost too short to read the newspaper. 9. You keep repeating yourself. 10. You start video taping daytime game shows. 11. At the airport, they ask to check your bags...and you're not carrying any luggage. 12. You wonder why you waited so long to start reading the hints listed on the geocache pages. 13. Your Insurance Company has started sending you their free calendar...a month at a time. 14. At cafeterias, you complain that the gelatin is too tough. 15. Your new easy chair has more options than your car. 16. When you do the "Hokey Pokey" you put your left hip out...and it stays out. 17. One of the throw pillows on your bed is a hot water bottle. 18. Conversations with people your own age often turn into "dueling ailments." 19. You keep finding and logging caches you've already found. 20. It takes a couple of tries to get over a speed bump. 21. You discover the words, "whippersnapper", "scallywag", "markwelled", and "by - crikey" creeping into your vocabulary. 22. You're on a TV game show and you decide to risk it all and go for the rocker. 23. You begin every other sentence with, "Nowadays..." 24. You run out of breath doing park and grabs. 25. You look both ways before crossing a room. Happy Birthday!
  16. Post #1, I guess that means I am nominating Furbrat?
  17. Post one. Good luck everyone.
  18. Hi there. I got a few while at the mega-event when I thought they had sold out. Were these from a second minting? If so, is there anything different about them compared to the ones I pre-ordered? Thanks! PS: I've emailed at least one other who had been interested in these but thought they were sold out...
  19. Well, back in 2005, I decided to buy an eXplorist 200. It was a good deal I thought as I perused the local Costco. The device did not have all the roads on it, but it had the major ones. I used it and marked key places I'd travelled to, even used it to find my way out of Virginia Beach (easy to get in, more difficult to leave! IMHO). For the price, it did what I wanted it to. Fast forward a year later.... So, I'm looking on a famous online auction site for collectable coins. I believe at the time I was looking for commemorative coins. Well, while searching the website, it indicated there were lots of different kinds of coins for sale, and one that I had not heard of appeared, called a "geocoin". Having just purchased the Columbian Exposition quarter of 1893, I decided to see what worldly coins these might be. I found there were more than just a few out there of these. I saw the descriptions and saw mention of a website where the coins were trackable and then in short order (probably with the help of Google & Wikipedia ), I learned they were used in a sport that utilized the GPS. And I already had a GPS! I then checked out the gc.com site, searched the local area and realized there were geocaches in the area, and decided to take the plunge and register with the site. It sounded interesting, plus the curiousity got to me since it looked like one of the caches was right where my mom worked at! So, I went to look for that one and could not find it as it was in a prickly bush (not quite holly, but itchy nevertheless). So, I went to look for one or two more... still no luck. Who knew a "geocache" could be a hard to find flat refrigerator type magnet? Of course, at this point, as frustrated as I was, I still wanted to find at least one of these geocaches, I mean, there were a bunch near where I live! Finally, I went to K-Mart and finally found a medicine bottle with a log in it; "Blue Light Special" was my first geocache! Since then, I have met an incredible group of other geocachers, been to both events and mega-events, travelled the entire state that I live during the completion of the NC DeLorme Challenge (and saw places and things I've only heard about even though I've lived here my entire life), and have been caching on ever since. Plus, I like the fact that it gets me out of my house and enables me to see more of the world around me (especially a whole bunch of parks I never knew existed! ). Oh, and as far as geocoins go.... I think I wound up buying one from the big auction site just so I could see one, and finally, 6 months after starting to geocache, I finally found my first geocoin! Thus, due to the big auction site, my affinity for coin collecting, and that economical GPS I happened to buy, that is how I got into geocaching. The outcome has been seeing more of the world around me (instead of just staying inside), meeting lots of new great people, exercise (3+ miles for a geocache? Yes! More than a few times...), sharing the cool activity with some of my muggle friends, and obtaining a geocoin or two (or more). Thanks for the opportunity to share my story!
  20. I ordered mine a day or two after they were announced. I told a friend of mine about it and within a day or two later, he ordered his. As of today, I have not received one and he received one a couple of weeks ago. I did get one of the original TB's from last year; is it possible they did not send it to previous U4D TB recipients? FWIW, the TB I received at the end of last year is still going strong; it has travelled from here in NC to MN since it was released.
  21. Sex of baby (we don't know yet) : girl Date of Birth: November 23, 2007 Time of Birth: 08:10 am Weight: 7 lbs 1 oz Length (will be used for a tie breaker): 20.1 inches A doting father used to sing his little children to sleep until he overheard the four-year-old tell the three-year-old, "If you pretend you're asleep, he stops."
  22. 90 posted coordinates are not actual coordinates
  23. I'm in between the Triad (Greensboro closest/High Point/W-S) and the Triangle (Chapel Hill closest/Durham/Raleigh). GSO, HP, or CH are close to me if you would like me to place it in one of those cities. Just let me know. _c3_ in B-Town
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