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emailed my order. I think its a great idea for a coin for the tree.. We have all kinds of stuff to remind us of the year so whats 1 more....

 

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Ok, not to sound like a Scrouge here, but a Christmas geocoin???  Other than hoping to get that latest and greatest model of GPS for Christmas, what does it have to do with geocaching?

 

Are the proceeds (or at least a portion of) from this coin being donated to charity?

Okay, I don't care if I do sound like Scrouge. I agree 100%. What the heck is going on here. I swear the next thing we know there's going to be a trackable aunt Betty's geo-knitting group coin with an ammo box thrown in just to have a vain attempt to make it geocaching related.

 

I want to add that I'm not saying you shouldn't make your coins, but honestly I think the line between "geocoin" and "coin" has been crossed quite a bit recently.

Whew, fortunately you're not being forced to buy one.

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Someone asked if they are going to be PC coins. They are not. I am still working out the issue of tracking with Groundspeak, so until I know more I can't say anything else just yet.

 

I understand some people's frustration with the so-called 'flooding the market' coins, but I believe there is an interest in this type of coin.

 

Thank goodness for non-PC coins! e-mail sent for five, thanks for a great coin!

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Ok, here are the orders so far:

 

NAME / # of COINS

2Wheel'in 4

3_9er_bears 3

57chevy 3

Albatross1901 2

AtlantaGal 2

Auntie Nae 10

Bambi&Thumper 5

Barry Simpson 1

Barthonis 2

BCEMA5 1

bisonwoman 3

blazerfan_77 3

Blind Avocado 2

Cache & Keri 2

Cache Hounds 3

Cache-bert 2

Cachehunters42 3

Camel680 2

Car54 2

Carleenp 4

Carolyn Gross 6

chefdaddy2472 3

cornerstone4 3

cruiserdude 4

CTGeoscout 2

Cyclops & Son of Cyclops 2

D@nim@l 3

Darby Gill 3

darth_maul_3 25

Dliming 2

dmnrec 1

donbadabon 2

Doughball 1

elmosmelmo 2

Erik Lemcke 2

f0t0m0m 5

Facedances 1

Frank and Angela Lands 2

G Force 2

geo_thrak 2

GeoFaex 5

Geometeacher 2

Golfin'Fool and Me Too! 2

gowenhouse 2

Grandpa Rocks & Grouchy Gramma 2

graylling 2

Husker 5

hydnsek / abby wolfe 3

IceCreamMan 2

Ilkka 2

j2d2 2

jamrasc 1

jaybee 4

jcar 3

JeeperMTJ 2

Jim Shilt (webscouter?) 5

joefrog 2

Julie Kaz 2

KC0GRN 6

Ken Cartmill 2

KevinG68 3

KirklandExplorers 5

Krauss-McClurg 1

Ladybug Kids 5

Ladycacher 2

lazer 2

legna and sOulbAit 1

Lehigh Mafia 3

LoriDarlin 1

lpyankeefan 2

M&M Hunter 2

MamaMouse 1

maturner 1

Me & Bucky 5

Moun10Bike 3

n3uxl 3

nicolo 5

NIFTSIX 3

Night Hunter 5

ODragon 3

ou8alizzard 2

Ourwoods 4

PedalPushin 1

Pepper 2

Peppermill 6-Pack 1

Peter Strickland 2

Prairiepartners 2

Recdiver 2

Redwing_dave 35

Rolf Beckert 3

Scaramanga 8

Shop99er 3

siloans 2

smokey & the teacher 2

Special Ed 2

Spencersb 5

sstone 5

Susanne&Marc 2

T_Bird 5

Team Bigdawg 1

Team Donutdog 5

Team Ferret 2

Team LightningBugs 2

Team Owl 1

Team Rainbow 3

team wolfsbane 5

Teepeeayy 2

The 4Grays 5

the federation 1

Thorny1 2

Thorsten 2

Tim Thomas 2

trail hound 1

Wolfmaster 4

xfalcon1 3

XRN95 1

Zombie Tribe 5

 

Total 379

 

I am still trying to work the tracking issue. It appears that the guy at Groundspeak who handles the codes only works on Fridays (according to Groundspeak). I will try to contact him today and get some info on this. It looks like I may do a run of 500 coins. So unless I get a new influx of orders, when I hit 500 pre-orders, that will be it. This will make it hard to get tracking numbers, since I have to buy 1000 codes. If this happens, hopefully I can move the other 500 codes to the next coin in the series, which probably means that there will be no profit on this run of coins, so Make-a-Wish will have to wait until the next coin is made.

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Do you know if GC.com is going to give you tracking numbers with a separate prefix for this coin like XC (Xmas coin) or if this will get lumped together as a personal coin?

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These coins WILL NOT be PC trackable coins. If I can not get it worked out to have them tracked on gc.com as a separate category then the coins will just be numbered and not tracked at all. I said this up front when this topic was posted, so hopefully everybody read that part. Unfortunately the guy at Groundspeak who handles codes only works on Friday and that makes it hard to communicate with him.

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Is it to late to get a coin?

No, coins are still available and will remain available until Friday, then ordering will be closed and coin production will begin. There are only about 50 coins left. I am stopping the orders at 500 coins. I should have the final artwork today or tomorrow morning and hopefully an answer about the codes. If it turns out that the coins will not be trackable, I will allow everyone to make an adjustment on there order. When I was first in contact about this with Groundspeak it seemed like it was going to work, but the guy who handles this has not returned my calls or answered my email for 10 days now. I don't want to wait to much longer to get these coins to mint, because I want them out to you just before or after Thanksgiving, which is just in time for the start of the Christmas season.

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PC Trackable?

All trackable personal coins start with the code PC and have the same coin icon.

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Put me down for 2. I like the idea of this coin! Besides, it's pretty darn good looking! Keep at it, KC, naysayers don't count!!!!

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This coin will be made available to everyone with the exception of those living in Michigan and Texas. They should understand this, since they only offer 'resident only' coins that no one else can get. 

 

I would like it to be known that the Texas Seasonals will be on sale to the public in November.

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I would like it to be known that the Texas Seasonals will be on sale to the public in November.

If there's any left, right?

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I would like it to be known that the Texas Seasonals will be on sale to the public in November.

If there's any left, right?

There will be some left, they were sold to residents at a max. of 2 per cacher. Very soon the public can buy them, but they will be limited. At least we are giving the public a chance at buying them, unlike other states :lol: . Just watch the forums for updates.

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This coin will be made available to everyone with the exception of those living in Michigan and Texas. They should understand this, since they only offer 'resident only' coins that no one else can get. 

 

I would like it to be known that the Texas Seasonals will be on sale to the public in November.

This was meant as a joke and a jab, not to be taken seriously. If you are from Texas or Michigan, you are more than welcome to order. If I have offended you, then :lol:

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This coin will be made available to everyone with the exception of those living in Michigan and Texas. They should understand this, since they only offer 'resident only' coins that no one else can get. 

 

I would like it to be known that the Texas Seasonals will be on sale to the public in November.

This was meant as a joke and a jab, not to be taken seriously. If you are from Texas or Michigan, you are more than welcome to order. If I have offended you, then :lol:

If I have offended you, then  :lol:

 

It takes alot to offend me! :lol:

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E-mail sent. Christmas stuff is in the malls already so why not geocoins.

I think the x-mas stuff comes out earlier every year. :lol:

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E-mail sent.  Christmas stuff is in the malls already so why not geocoins.

I think the x-mas stuff comes out earlier every year. :ph34r:

I figured since it takes about 4-5 weeks to get them to you, that would put them right on time.

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Email sent for one coin, but only if it is PC trackable.

 

As for the Scrooges out there, BAH HUMBUG, even Scrooge changed on Christmas day :P<_<

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Great News!!! I just got off the phone with Groundspeak and the coins WILL BE TRACKABLE. They will have their own unique icon. All 4 coins in this series will share the same prefix, which will be HC (Holiday Coin). Because it will take up to 2 weeks to get the codes, another 4-5 weeks to get the minted and to my door. The coins would not be expected to be mailed out until the week after Thanksgiving, which should be just in time for the Christmas decorating season.

 

Each of the following coins in the series will reflect somehow on geocaching, just like finding a cache under a tree is like getting presents under the tree at home on Christmas morning. The next coin may have something to do with Golden treasure at the end of the rainbow and be a unique shape <_< .

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UPDATE: COINS ARE SOLD OUT

 

christmascoin.jpg

 

Here is the artwork that I will submit to the coin company to finalize and start minting. The coins will be trackable under their own icon (prefix HC). I am working on the paypal page which should be up in the next day or two. Below is the list of people who have pre-ordered. When paying by paYpal please only pay for the coins you pre-ordered. There are two order buttons, one for USA orders and one for International.

 

NAME & #COINS

1markymark1 1

2Wheel'in 4

3 bubbas 2

3 Happy Campers 4

3_9er_bears 3

57chevy 3

9key 2

Albatross1901 2

AtlantaGal 2

Auntie Nae 10

Bambi&Thumper 5

Barry Simpson 1

Barthonis 2

BCEMA5 1

bcscachers 1

bisonwoman 3

blazerfan_77 3

Blind Avocado 2

Cache & Keri 2

Cache Hounds 3

Cache-bert 2

Cachehunters42 3

Camel680 2

Capt Biggins 2

Car54 2

Carleenp 4

Carolyn Gross 6

cascadepkr 4

chefdaddy2472 3

cornerstone4 3

cruiserdude 4

CTGeoscout 2

Cyclops & Son of Cyclops 2

D@nim@l 3

DancesWithMoose 4

Darby Gill 3

darth_maul_3 25

dblrngr 3

Dliming 2

dmnrec 1

donbadabon 2

Doughball 1

Dream Cache R 3

DresselDragons 2

Edge Monks 10

elmosmelmo 2

Erik Lemcke 2

Evil Chicken 2

f0t0m0m 5

Facedances 1

Frank and Angela Lands 2

frf 2

G Force 2

geo_thrak 2

GeoFaex 5

Geometeacher 2

Goldsnoop-PA 1

Golfin'Fool and Me Too! 2

gowenhouse 2

Grandpa Rocks & Grouchy Gramma 2

graylling 2

Haggis Hunter 1

Hans Richardt 2

Helene Christensen 4

Husker 5

hydnsek / abby wolfe 3

ICE Group 5

IceCreamMan 2

Ilkka 2

j2d2 2

jamrasc 1

jaybee 4

jcar 3

JeeperMTJ 2

jenbut 2

Jim Shilt (webscouter?) 5

Joe Axt 5

joefrog 2

Julie Kaz 2

KC0GRN 6

Ken Cartmill 2

KevinG68 3

KirklandExplorers 5

Krauss-McClurg 1

Ladybug Kids 5

Ladycacher 2

lazer 2

legna and sOulbAit 1

Lehigh Mafia 3

LoriDarlin 1

lpyankeefan 2

LZ33 2

M&M Hunter 2

MamaMouse 1

Manuela Steinberg 2

maturner 1

Me & Bucky 5

Mike Detmers 2

MikeOtt52 2

Mocadeki 1

Moun10Bike 3

n3uxl 3

NashvilleJoe 2

nicolo 5

NIFTSIX 3

Night Hunter 5

Night_Hawk 2

ODragon 3

ou8alizzard 2

Ourwoods 4

PedalPushin 1

Pepper 2

Peppermill 6-Pack 1

peter0224 2

Prairiepartners 2

Recdiver 2

Redwing_dave 35

redwolf9 1

Rolf Beckert 3

RustyBeerCan 2

Scaramanga 8

Shop99er 3

ShowStop 4

siloans 2

smokey & the teacher 2

Special Ed 2

Spencersb 5

sstone 5

Susanne&Marc 2

T_Bird 5

Team A.I. 3

Team Bigdawg 1

Team Donutdog 5

Team Ferret 2

Team Kryptos 2

Team LightningBugs 4

Team Maddie UK 3

Team Owl 1

Team Rainbow 3

team wolfsbane 5

Teepeeayy 2

Terrible Ts 3

The 4Grays 5

the federation 1

thefabfive 2

Thorny1 2

Thorsten 2

TiKi-4 1

Tim Thomas 2

trail hound 1

WildwoodBob 4

Wolfmaster 4

xfalcon1 3

XRN95 1

yogi and dolphin 4

Zombie Tribe 5

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I thought I put my name down for 1 coin. However going back over the messages I see I did not. If you have someone that did not pay for a coin please let me know.

 

Thank You

Edited by GeoCrickets

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Another example of "you snooze, you lose". I didn't catch this forum topic until it was all over. If anybody does back out of paying, I would like anywhere from 1-3 coins myself. Just put me on the backup list in case.

 

Thanks

 

LSUFan

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Ok, here are the orders so far:

 

NAME / # of COINS

2Wheel'in 4

3_9er_bears 3

57chevy 3

Albatross1901 2

AtlantaGal 2

Auntie Nae 10

Bambi&Thumper 5

Barry Simpson 1

Barthonis 2

BCEMA5 1

bisonwoman 3

blazerfan_77 3

Blind Avocado 2

Cache & Keri 2

Cache Hounds 3

Cache-bert 2

Cachehunters42 3

Camel680 2

Car54 2

Carleenp 4

Carolyn Gross 6

chefdaddy2472 3

cornerstone4 3

cruiserdude 4

CTGeoscout 2

Cyclops & Son of Cyclops 2

D@nim@l 3

Darby Gill 3

darth_maul_3 25

Dliming 2

dmnrec 1

donbadabon 2

Doughball 1

elmosmelmo 2

Erik Lemcke 2

f0t0m0m 5

Facedances 1

Frank and Angela Lands 2

G Force 2

geo_thrak 2

GeoFaex 5

Geometeacher 2

Golfin'Fool and Me Too! 2

gowenhouse 2

Grandpa Rocks & Grouchy Gramma 2

graylling 2

Husker 5

hydnsek / abby wolfe 3

IceCreamMan 2

Ilkka 2

j2d2 2

jamrasc 1

jaybee 4

jcar 3

JeeperMTJ 2

Jim Shilt (webscouter?) 5

joefrog 2

Julie Kaz 2

KC0GRN 6

Ken Cartmill 2

KevinG68 3

KirklandExplorers 5

Krauss-McClurg 1

Ladybug Kids 5

Ladycacher 2

lazer 2

legna and sOulbAit 1

Lehigh Mafia 3

LoriDarlin 1

lpyankeefan 2

M&M Hunter 2

MamaMouse 1

maturner 1

Me & Bucky 5

Moun10Bike 3

n3uxl 3

nicolo 5

NIFTSIX 3

Night Hunter 5

ODragon 3

ou8alizzard 2

Ourwoods 4

PedalPushin 1

Pepper 2

Peppermill 6-Pack 1

Peter Strickland 2

Prairiepartners 2

Recdiver 2

Redwing_dave 35

Rolf Beckert 3

Scaramanga 8

Shop99er 3

siloans 2

smokey & the teacher 2

Special Ed 2

Spencersb 5

sstone 5

Susanne&Marc 2

T_Bird 5

Team Bigdawg 1

Team Donutdog 5

Team Ferret 2

Team LightningBugs 2

Team Owl 1

Team Rainbow 3

team wolfsbane 5

Teepeeayy 2

The 4Grays 5

the federation 1

Thorny1 2

Thorsten 2

Tim Thomas 2

trail hound 1

Wolfmaster 4

xfalcon1 3

XRN95 1

Zombie Tribe 5

 

Total 379

 

I am still trying to work the tracking issue. It appears that the guy at Groundspeak who handles the codes only works on Fridays (according to Groundspeak). I will try to contact him today and get some info on this. It looks like I may do a run of 500 coins. So unless I get a new influx of orders, when I hit 500 pre-orders, that will be it. This will make it hard to get tracking numbers, since I have to buy 1000 codes. If this happens, hopefully I can move the other 500 codes to the next coin in the series, which probably means that there will be no profit on this run of coins, so Make-a-Wish will have to wait until the next coin is made.

Hey I'm missing from the list!!!

 

Capt Biggins for 2 that I have pre-paid for!!!

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UPDATE: COINS ARE SOLD OUT

 

christmascoin.jpg

 

Here is the artwork that I will submit to the coin company to finalize and start minting. The coins will be trackable under their own icon (prefix HC). I am working on the paypal page which should be up in the next day or two. Below is the list of people who have pre-ordered. When paying by paYpal please only pay for the coins you pre-ordered. There are two order buttons, one for USA orders and one for International.

 

NAME & #COINS

1markymark1 1

2Wheel'in 4

3 bubbas 2

3 Happy Campers 4

3_9er_bears 3

57chevy 3

9key 2

Albatross1901 2

AtlantaGal 2

Auntie Nae 10

Bambi&Thumper 5

Barry Simpson 1

Barthonis 2

BCEMA5 1

bcscachers 1

bisonwoman 3

blazerfan_77 3

Blind Avocado 2

Cache & Keri 2

Cache Hounds 3

Cache-bert 2

Cachehunters42 3

Camel680 2

Capt Biggins 2

Car54 2

Carleenp 4

Carolyn Gross 6

cascadepkr 4

chefdaddy2472 3

cornerstone4 3

cruiserdude 4

CTGeoscout 2

Cyclops & Son of Cyclops 2

D@nim@l 3

DancesWithMoose 4

Darby Gill 3

darth_maul_3 25

dblrngr 3

Dliming 2

dmnrec 1

donbadabon 2

Doughball 1

Dream Cache R 3

DresselDragons 2

Edge Monks 10

elmosmelmo 2

Erik Lemcke 2

Evil Chicken 2

f0t0m0m 5

Facedances 1

Frank and Angela Lands 2

frf 2

G Force 2

geo_thrak 2

GeoFaex 5

Geometeacher 2

Goldsnoop-PA 1

Golfin'Fool and Me Too! 2

gowenhouse 2

Grandpa Rocks & Grouchy Gramma 2

graylling 2

Haggis Hunter 1

Hans Richardt 2

Helene Christensen 4

Husker 5

hydnsek / abby wolfe 3

ICE Group 5

IceCreamMan 2

Ilkka 2

j2d2 2

jamrasc 1

jaybee 4

jcar 3

JeeperMTJ 2

jenbut 2

Jim Shilt (webscouter?) 5

Joe Axt 5

joefrog 2

Julie Kaz 2

KC0GRN 6

Ken Cartmill 2

KevinG68 3

KirklandExplorers 5

Krauss-McClurg 1

Ladybug Kids 5

Ladycacher 2

lazer 2

legna and sOulbAit 1

Lehigh Mafia 3

LoriDarlin 1

lpyankeefan 2

LZ33 2

M&M Hunter 2

MamaMouse 1

Manuela Steinberg 2

maturner 1

Me & Bucky 5

Mike Detmers 2

MikeOtt52 2

Mocadeki 1

Moun10Bike 3

n3uxl 3

NashvilleJoe 2

nicolo 5

NIFTSIX 3

Night Hunter 5

Night_Hawk 2

ODragon 3

ou8alizzard 2

Ourwoods 4

PedalPushin 1

Pepper 2

Peppermill 6-Pack 1

peter0224 2

Prairiepartners 2

Recdiver 2

Redwing_dave 35

redwolf9 1

Rolf Beckert 3

RustyBeerCan 2

Scaramanga 8

Shop99er 3

ShowStop 4

siloans 2

smokey & the teacher 2

Special Ed 2

Spencersb 5

sstone 5

Susanne&Marc 2

T_Bird 5

Team A.I. 3

Team Bigdawg 1

Team Donutdog 5

Team Ferret 2

Team Kryptos 2

Team LightningBugs 4

Team Maddie UK 3

Team Owl 1

Team Rainbow 3

team wolfsbane 5

Teepeeayy 2

Terrible Ts 3

The 4Grays 5

the federation 1

thefabfive 2

Thorny1 2

Thorsten 2

TiKi-4 1

Tim Thomas 2

trail hound 1

WildwoodBob 4

Wolfmaster 4

xfalcon1 3

XRN95 1

yogi and dolphin 4

Zombie Tribe 5

I am missing from this list. I preorderd Oct 4 before several of the people on the list. pm to whats going on.

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