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When Should You Make A Coin?

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What is the proper time to have your personal coin made? Do you think that right after someone joins geocaching.com, they should make a coin? What about people with no finds at all? It's like the question "when to put your first cache out". I have been a member since March 2004, I have 117 finds, I have (recently) hid 4 caches, and I have made a coin. I don't care either way really, but I was wondering what other people thought? I do agree that Geocoins might be starting to get out of hand and it is becoming a hit to the bank account, but I still want them all :) .

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Hi folks,

 

i will create a darth_maul`s dark coin in the next month too..................

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I didn't have mine made until I hit 1000, but I guess it really doesn't matter how many finds you have. As long as everybody is buy-buy-buy, geocoins are going to keep getting made.

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I think I got my first signature item, a personalized sharpie marker, around my 8 month caching anniversary. I never planned to do a coin until I realized the only way to get a moun10bike coin was to have your own coin to trade him. Seriously, the main reason I originally had coins made was to trade with Jon, lol! I ordered my coins in April around my 1st year anniversary (I had over 1100 finds at the time). I just hit the 1800 milestone while caching this afternoon :)

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Hi floks,

 

i will create a darth_maul`s dark coin in the next month too..................

I know that coin will be awesome! I can't wait!

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Hi folks,

 

i will create a darth_maul`s dark coin in the next month too..................

Be sure to make a thread when you do. I definitely would like to trade with you!

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I never planned to do a coin until I realized the only way to get a moun10bike coin was to have your own coin to trade him.

Or maybe not... Thank you again. :) Hmm, maybe I should get a coin, though. It's the hip thing to do. :D

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Or maybe not... Thank you again. :) Hmm, maybe I should get a coin, though. It's the hip thing to do. :D

You're welcome. True, but I don't know that I thought of trading at the time. The coin boom started happening a few months after I ordered my coins :D If you do ever make a coin, I want to trade with you too!

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I've been wanting to do a coin for the past two years. It takes money. When I do, it's not to have something to trade because that's the only way to get other coins that were made to have something to trade. It's to create the ultimate signature item. Something that people might like to have. Something that represents me. I've had the design done for some time. While I could have come to the forums and toss my coin out and sell as many as I can to help me afford the die costs and such, it wouldn't be the same as when I finally do pull together the money and just do it. Then I can leave it in a nice cache on a good day, and make someones day.

 

The right time is when your muse demands that you do a coin. I'd rather see a coin that was inspried than thrown together. Something that someone sweated over until they finally had it right, finally had something that represented them, something that is theirs. That's the coin I wind to find, that's the coin I hope I make.

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I was just getting ready to start designing my coin but then I had to buy a new 60CS to replace the one I lost last week. Buying a house right now so I geuss it should take some priority :) .

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We created a wooden nickel just before our 1 yr anniversary. Now we are over 1000 and i am working on an actual coin. Talk about all the options available!!!

I too started working on our signature to trade to moun10bike :lol:; He was very helpful in getting us heading down the path.

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My caching is limited becasue I am so busy with our baby and young daughter -- however, I created a coin so that I would have an item to place into caches as I reach milestones. After the initial flurry of trading, I have enough remaining to place into caches this month and then slowly over the next year or possibly two.

 

The idea to me was to have something easy to place into a cache, something interesting for folks to find, something I could trade. I hope to find maybe 100-200 caches a year now that I am finding free time, but again, I'm a casual or convenience cacher. I don't plan trips exclusively for caches and I rarely find micros on my radar of interest.

 

While I still collect as many coins as I can when they come out -- I also am less interested in being a "completest". I am now looking for more interesting coins to collect, and am interested in creating trackable coins as Travel Bugs for my own caching needs.

 

So, short answer -- I think you should create a coin when you have a need to have one (trading, travelling, creative burst)

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I never planned to do a coin until I realized the only way to get a moun10bike coin was to have your own coin to trade him.

That is the reason why I'm planing to do my own coin :lol:

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I never planned to do a coin until I realized the only way to get a moun10bike coin was to have your own coin to trade him.

That is the reason why I'm planing to do my own coin :lol:

Well, when you do, let's trade!

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I never planned to do a coin until I realized the only way to get a moun10bike coin was to have your own coin to trade him.

That is the reason why I'm planing to do my own coin :lol:

If you want a version 2 I think you need to hurry - from what I understand, they are almost gone and version 3 is soon coming, of course, I have no real idea.

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