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I should clarify, my nickels are numbered just for personal use only, they are not trackable like a geocoin in any sense of the term and you will not be able to log the number or anything. Just thought that needed cleared up some.

 

Well that just blows it for me!

 

Can I get my nickels back? :)

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Ok I know I asked once before and did get one answer. Where all can I get wooden nickels made? There was one site in particular, and I did email them with what I wanted and did get an email back. But I never had the chance to reply again and now have since lost that email. If you prefer to PM me, please feel free to do so. Thanks.

 

I do remember there being quite a few pics of what they had to offer. The offered multi colors. I really wish I could remember that site. If I find it this time, I am book marking it.

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This was the only place that I found that would do multicolor nickels directly on the wood. Some places only do single color nickels and others put the multicolors on a sticker that then goes on the nickel. I didn't want a sticker. Caches get wet. Stickers are not very water-proof. My nickels are water-proof. They've gone through the wash and still look great.

 

http://www.wooden-nickel.com/

 

BTW, I'M SPARTICUS!

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Got a pair of nickels from Princess Tiki a couple days ago. I am, as usual, running behind, but I did drop a pair in the mail for you, in return, PT. For some reason, I forgot we had made a trade, and when yours arrived in the mail, it reminded me. I apologize for the delay.

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WestTxCondor I am very sorry about our trade. I did recieve your nickels and they are very nice.

 

I know that excuses are like.........and everyone has one but, I have been really busy this year with work and, and, and, and this and that. I have not forgotten that I still need to get mine out to you. When I finally get time to get things ready for you I have a couple of other items in mind too. Sorry!!

 

-Dardevle- ( Jeremy)

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I'm a newbie and found a wooden nickel today in my third of four NYC (and only) cache finds to date. I've searched the forums as best I can and haven't found any reference to a "Team Ecnarf" wooden nickel of this description. I don't know that I'm interested in trading--I think I'd rather put this one back in the geo-stream. It was such fun to find that I'd like others to have the same little thrill. So, at the risk of displaying gross ignorance, why are they collected, rather than just moved from cache-to-cache? More specifically, why are they put into the geo-stream in the first place if they will be quickly removed and kept for trade, rather than circulated? Sorry if this should be obvious to me, but it's not! Also, I know there is a forum addressed to posting trackables, but I don't know if this even qualifies as a "trackable." Can someone help me out here? :)

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I'm a newbie and found a wooden nickel today in my third of four NYC (and only) cache finds to date. I've searched the forums as best I can and haven't found any reference to a "Team Ecnarf" wooden nickel of this description. I don't know that I'm interested in trading--I think I'd rather put this one back in the geo-stream. It was such fun to find that I'd like others to have the same little thrill. So, at the risk of displaying gross ignorance, why are they collected, rather than just moved from cache-to-cache? More specifically, why are they put into the geo-stream in the first place if they will be quickly removed and kept for trade, rather than circulated? Sorry if this should be obvious to me, but it's not! Also, I know there is a forum addressed to posting trackables, but I don't know if this even qualifies as a "trackable." Can someone help me out here? :lol:

 

It's up to you what you want to do. They are generally considered as swag items, so keep it. Or move it on. Some(very few) are trackable, but not on geocaching.com. I keep the wooden nickels I find in caches and leave one of mine in its place. I only trade my personalized wooden nickels.

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Nice to see this thread in front page again! :P

 

How are you Slowdownracer, my friend? B)

 

Nice to hear from you, Gatoulis!

 

The only new geocoins I see right now are my monthly club shipments.

 

Wooden nickel trading has been a little slow, so I bring it back to page one when I can.

 

Always trying to get new people interested.

 

If you've read some of my previous posts, I will send one of my wooden nickels to anybody that's intetested in them but don't know where to start making their own. The offer still stands.

 

:)

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I finally bought myself some coin collector pages, and put all of my signature wooden nickels into sleeves for display. Only problem is, I used to think I had a lot of nickles, but having them in display pages (with 20 nickles to a page), means all of my nickles only fill up 3 pages. The collection looks a little slim, and I need YOUR help!!

 

Only YOU can prevent sad, undernourished wooden nickle collections. Call (or email) today to do your part! Contact me directly to make a donation (trade) to the wooden nickle collection!

 

Thanks!

 

Boots...

 

PS... I have just finished a new batch of nickles with a brand new design on the back. Bagged up and ready to trade/leave in caches!

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I finally bought myself some coin collector pages, and put all of my signature wooden nickels into sleeves for display. Only problem is, I used to think I had a lot of nickles, but having them in display pages (with 20 nickles to a page), means all of my nickles only fill up 3 pages. The collection looks a little slim, and I need YOUR help!!

 

Only YOU can prevent sad, undernourished wooden nickle collections. Call (or email) today to do your part! Contact me directly to make a donation (trade) to the wooden nickle collection!

 

Thanks!

 

Boots...

 

PS... I have just finished a new batch of nickles with a brand new design on the back. Bagged up and ready to trade/leave in caches!

 

I love to help a fellow cacher when he needs help :rolleyes: , please send your address to me and i surprise you.

 

Takes time got to make one for you. :)

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Made up a new batch of nickles with a new back design.

 

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Hope to make some new friends to trade with!

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I finally bought myself some coin collector pages, and put all of my signature wooden nickels into sleeves for display. Only problem is, I used to think I had a lot of nickles, but having them in display pages (with 20 nickles to a page), means all of my nickles only fill up 3 pages. The collection looks a little slim, and I need YOUR help!!

 

Okay, so who here has the MOST different wooden nickels? And I'm only counting wooden nickels put out by other geocachers--no nickels found at bars, casinos, and other businesses.

 

Also, no counting geocoins--only wooden nickels and poker chips.

 

103 different geocaching wooden nickels here. Who has more?

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Well just take your time then!

 

What's for dinner? :laughing:

 

Well, dinner last night was burgers and fries - homemade, not from any fast food place.

 

Tonight, I'm not sure yet.

 

Anyway, here's my tally. I only counted individual, unique nickels and chips with a distinct geocacher's name on it.

 

137 wooden nickels of various sizes

31 poker chips, all standard size

 

My son Justion's collection has all the duplicates I've ever received, and he has probably 30 to 40 nickels and chips.

 

I started trading in the spring of 2006, and 2006 and 2007 were very busy, usually 3 or 4 trades a week. 2008 has been kind of slow, but things pick-up once and a while.

 

Many thanks to all I've traded with so far.

 

Furthermore, I'm ready to trade any time, just e-mail me thru my profile.

 

:laughing:

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Well just take your time then!

 

What's for dinner? :laughing:

 

Well, dinner last night was burgers and fries - homemade, not from any fast food place.

 

Tonight, I'm not sure yet.

 

Anyway, here's my tally. I only counted individual, unique nickels and chips with a distinct geocacher's name on it.

 

137 wooden nickels of various sizes

31 poker chips, all standard size

 

My son Justion's collection has all the duplicates I've ever received, and he has probably 30 to 40 nickels and chips.

 

I started trading in the spring of 2006, and 2006 and 2007 were very busy, usually 3 or 4 trades a week. 2008 has been kind of slow, but things pick-up once and a while.

 

Many thanks to all I've traded with so far.

 

Furthermore, I'm ready to trade any time, just e-mail me thru my profile.

 

:laughing:

 

Well you've got me whipped.

 

I've been collecting them since 2005 but most of mine have been collected out of caches so I have mainly local cachers' nickels. I've only traded a few through the mail.

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most of mine are also through the mail. seems that signature nickles are not nearly as common as I imagined they were. I really like the individual artistry that goes into some of these nickles though. its a great expression of self.

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most of mine are also through the mail. seems that signature nickles are not nearly as common as I imagined they were. I really like the individual artistry that goes into some of these nickles though. its a great expression of self.

 

I think that the nickels are quite common but few people are interested in trading them by mail. Most people just have them made in order to place them in caches. It seems like every time we travel to a new area in the country, we pick up 2 or 3 new ones in caches placed there by the locals. I don't think we've even scratched the surface when it comes to finding/collecting all the personalized geocachers' nickels out there.

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you are lucky my friend! Here in Rhodes, I haven't seen a wooden nickel or a pathtag in a cache!!!! Well...who knows, when the winter comes, I will go again for geocaching, at the same caches! I found them all excet one, here in Rhodes, so....

 

If I get lucky, I may find one! :P

 

I do not know if other greek geocachers are familiar to them! I haven't ask, but if you imagine that I am the only pathtager in Greece.....

.....do you know any other greek geocacher (we are not many! we are about 30 - 35 in Greece!!!), who is actually interested in wooden nickels??

 

BTW, can I ask something? a wooden nickel is only the one that the wood is round like a coin, or the wood is bought ready from shops? I mean if I cut round pieces of wood and put my signature, my code name, a design, is that a wooden nickel?

If a signature item is made of wood, but is big, in shape, and iti s not round but has a shape of a paw (like Lorca's signature item), is this a wooden nickel?

what are the things that makes something a wooden nickel??

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you are lucky my friend! Here in Rhodes, I haven't seen a wooden nickel or a pathtag in a cache!!!! Well...who knows, when the winter comes, I will go again for geocaching, at the same caches! I found them all excet one, here in Rhodes, so....

 

Okay, next time I'm in Greece I will bring SEVERAL extra wooden nickels and place several of them in caches there for you. Maybe I'll get something started in Greece by doing this! :)

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BTW, can I ask something? a wooden nickel is only the one that the wood is round like a coin, or the wood is bought ready from shops? I mean if I cut round pieces of wood and put my signature, my code name, a design, is that a wooden nickel?

If a signature item is made of wood, but is big, in shape, and iti s not round but has a shape of a paw (like Lorca's signature item), is this a wooden nickel?

what are the things that makes something a wooden nickel??

 

I'm not sure there is a clear-cut definition of a "wooden nickel" but if the thing is huge and not round I would probably call it a "token" but NOT a wooden nickel. Then again, look at the odd-ball shapes and sizes that geocoins have become but they are still called "coins."

 

But really who cares if it is actually a wooden nickel or not? If it looks cool, people will still want to collect it and trade for it!

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you are lucky my friend! Here in Rhodes, I haven't seen a wooden nickel or a pathtag in a cache!!!! Well...who knows, when the winter comes, I will go again for geocaching, at the same caches! I found them all excet one, here in Rhodes, so....

 

Okay, next time I'm in Greece I will bring SEVERAL extra wooden nickels and place several of them in caches there for you. Maybe I'll get something started in Greece by doing this! :)

 

;) Thank you my friend! and if you come to Rhodes too, you can drop some here...for me!!! :D

 

In other parts of Greece, it will be difficult to go, but there is a chance that wooden nickels will be famous in Greece too!!! :)

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I have sent a few emails to other posters but there are just sooooo many here.

I would love to trade my new Wooden Nickel, I received today! I have lots :)

 

Just email me and we can exchange addresses.

 

woodennick.jpg

 

Take care,

MrHollick

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Got a package today from Lord Zogat. Very nice work. Particularly love the molded and hand painted token. The poker tokens were #'s 085 and #093.

 

I am not sure how it slipped through the cracks, but your package reminded me that I hadn't sent yours out. I have the package all set now, and will send it today when I get a break for lunch!

 

Likewise, Geo-Error, I have your package ready to send out as well. Sorry about the delay. It will be on it's way today!

 

I suppose I should just make a blanket statement that I am almost ALWAYS slow in getting to the post office. But note that I have always followed through, even if it takes an extra week or two. my apologies in advance!

 

Thanks for the trade.

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Got a package today from Lord Zogat. Very nice work. Particularly love the molded and hand painted token. The poker tokens were #'s 085 and #093.

 

I am not sure how it slipped through the cracks, but your package reminded me that I hadn't sent yours out. I have the package all set now, and will send it today when I get a break for lunch!

 

Likewise, Geo-Error, I have your package ready to send out as well. Sorry about the delay. It will be on it's way today!

 

I suppose I should just make a blanket statement that I am almost ALWAYS slow in getting to the post office. But note that I have always followed through, even if it takes an extra week or two. my apologies in advance!

 

Thanks for the trade.

 

i have time, and it comes when it comes and when the mail wants to bring it :D:blink::o

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got my nickle in the mail from Geo.Error today. Thanks for the trade. nice work in that nickle. More like the size of a silver dollar (in US coinage)!

 

I sent out packages to Geo.Error and Lord Zogat on the 7th. thanks for the trades. And as SlowDownRacer says, any new traders??

 

Boots...

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