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Worth Repeating ...............

 

I think we have really got something to be proud of here....it has

spurred some thinking about the whole GeoCoin Industry that has

evolved recently. Now folks are starting to wonder why are "we

paying" for others to build "their" collections.

 

This Group was formed in order to try and counteract this trend of

only making coins to be put into binders or putting money into the

bank accounts of folks hoping to cash in on this latest craze, and

get back to the roots of GeoCoins.

 

You know, this was all started by Moun10Bike, who actually

still "places" his M10B Coins into caches...hoping that someone would

actually get off their a** and find it after an exhilerating hike

among the great NorthWest Natural Areas. What a concept. I'm sure

that he never planned for it to turn out this way. Let's all try to

make him feel proud of us.

 

I hope that we, as a group, don't fall prey to the greed that is all

around us. Let's get those coins out into the wild, and not be so

concerned about what we are going to add to our collections.

 

I see quite a few "pending" and "emailed" within our DataBase. Lets

get those slots filled in. And those only on the "receiving end" so

far...I hope you have some serious plans of "sending" some coins out.

 

My name is "Go JayBee" and I am a GeoCoin Addict...I can stop

anytime...Oh, wait, that's another thread.

 

Thanks for listening to my rant,

JayBee

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Part #1 - 3 "Cache" Coins:

Go JayBee's Grand Experiment - ^V^ Iowa '05

Go JayBee's Grand Experiment - ^V^ Kansas '06

Go JayBee's Grand Experiment - ^V^ New York '05

 

Part #2 - 3 "Spawner" Coins:

Available

Maine 2005

Milestone: 500 Caches Found (Engraved with our 500th Cache info... don't order two, it makes no sense!)

 

Spoken For

geoholic28: GeoCoin Addicts Anonymous

 

Two to go!

:ph34r:

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Looking for someone to release my 3 coins for part one.

 

Georgia Stone Mt.

USA 05

European Union

 

Also looking for 3 someones to give my spawner coins to for part 2.

(In keeping with the spirit of the experiment to spread the coins

around - I'd like to choose someone who hasn't already received

several spawner coins.)

 

spawners - 3 Windrose coins

 

Windrose

Going out to nmartin:

Grand Experiment - USA coin

Grand Experiment - EU coin

Grand Experiment - GA coin

 

Spawner coins:

1 Windrose to Bambiythumper

1 Canada (& 1 Windrose) to KiwiKat (pending acceptance)

1 Windrose to Flyin V

 

Windrose

 

Edited to show final trade.

Edited by Windrose

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Wow!...we have 59 members...if we keep this up at this rate, by next month, we'll have 120...and as phoenix-rose stated earlier, we have nearly 250 coins being disributed worldwide.

 

I am really impressed with the participation....keep up the good work, all.

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I'm a psuedo participant here. I have activated 4 trackable coins, drilled holes into them and attached the travel buddy tags to them. They will start being put into caches by the weekend. I may even send 1 or 2 in my trade dealings to be released elsewhere.

 

So you have 59.5 participants :lol:

 

AG's Traveling USA Coin

AG's Traveling Camo Cache Coin

AG's Traveling Film Can Coin

AG's Traveling China Coin

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I think I have it now I have my 3 feeder coins ready to send with a cacher in mind. My 3 spawner coins are:

 

Maine

Texas 2005

Yosemite

 

to the first 3 that send me an email.

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No big deal here but just a question.

 

I noticed a lot of people are putting their three coins in a local cache and taking it right back out before sending it.

 

Why not just activate, post a note, and then send it to the person who is to place it in a cache? I think that way the milage would be more accurate on how far these coins travel.

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I just activated mine 3 coins placed them in a cache nearest my home which is my cache before sending them to Belgium from the UK to get the mileage from the start. No big deal unless I'm missing something.

They were activated in the UK not Begium although that is where they first saw a cache.

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We like to see the mileage accumulate from our house (the cache we placed them in is ours and only about .5mi from us).

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We like to see the mileage accumulate from our house (the cache we placed them in is ours and only about .5mi from us).

I do the same thing with all my TBs. My closest cache is about 1/2 mile from the house. Since the TB or coin starts from here, it makes sense :D

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I do this to all the TBs and coins I own. I wondered if I should do it for my Grand Experiment coins and thought since I'm activating the coins and they belong to me, the "traveling" is really starting from my home in MI. Even though I'm sending them to OR to travel.

 

Windrose

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I do this to all the TBs and coins I own. I wondered if I should do it for my Grand Experiment coins and thought since I'm activating the coins and they belong to me, the "traveling" is really starting from my home in MI. Even though I'm sending them to OR to travel.

 

Windrose

I started my grand experiment coin in the cache by our house before sending them to Finland, that only seemed fair since they did travel from GA to there to let them show the miles.

 

Of course we do not have any miles right now since that is broken.... :o

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Of course we do not have any miles right now since that is broken.... :o

Hit the "recalculate distance" button and it will give you their current mileage. :o

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Hey V, didn't work... mine still has no mileage showing.

 

My Wisconsin coin has, however, gone from Salt Lake City, to Portugal to Norway!

 

Cool Cool!

 

~Rose

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;) I wonder if it has something to do with *when* the coin/bug was registered?

 

For example, my TB that was registered and already showing mileage seems to update ok.... :D

 

But then these ones:

 

Rose's Wisconsin Geocoin

 

Rose's Stone Mtn Georgia USA Coin Grand Experiment

 

Rose's San Francisco Geocoin Grand Experiment

 

Rose's Rowan Gypsy Coin - Grand Experiment

 

Rose's CacheHunters42 Coin Grand Experiment

 

Rose's BackBrake Billy Coin Grand Experiment

 

Rose's 2005 Christmas Traveling Geocoin Grand Experiment

 

which I've recalculated all show zero....despite having made it to their location safely.

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Part #1 - 3 "Cache" Coins:

Go JayBee's Grand Experiment - ^V^ Iowa '05

Go JayBee's Grand Experiment - ^V^ Kansas '06

Go JayBee's Grand Experiment - ^V^ New York '05

 

Part #2 - 3 "Spawner" Coins:

Available

Maine 2005

 

Spoken For

geoholic28: GeoCoin Addicts Anonymous

6 Feet More: Milestone: 500 Caches Found

 

One to go! Who wants it???

:D

 

Maine 2005 is still available as a "spawner" coin, who wants it?

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Requirements completed! Thanks to all who helped!

Tim and Korey

^V^

 

Part #1 - 3 "Cache" Coins:

To Dr Webe:

  1. Go JayBee's Grand Experiment - ^V^ Iowa '05
  2. Go JayBee's Grand Experiment - ^V^ Kansas '06
  3. Go JayBee's Grand Experiment - ^V^ New York '05

 

Part #2 - 3 "Spawner" Coins:

  1. To geoholic28: GeoCoin Addicts Anonymous
  2. To 6 Feet More: Milestone: 500 Caches Found
  3. To RebelJedi: Maine 2005

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Looking for someone to release my 3 coins for part one.

 

Georgia Stone Mt.

USA 05

European Union

 

Also looking for 3 someones to give my spawner coins to for part 2.

(In keeping with the spirit of the experiment to spread the coins

around - I'd like to choose someone who hasn't already received

several spawner coins.)

 

spawners - 3 Windrose coins

 

Windrose

Going out to nmartin:

Grand Experiment - USA coin

Grand Experiment - EU coin

Grand Experiment - GA coin

 

Spawner coins:

1 Windrose to Bambiythumper

1 Canada (& 1 Windrose) to KiwiKat (pending acceptance)

1 Windrose to Flyin V

 

Windrose

 

Edited to show final trade.

 

The EU and USA coins from Windrose were placed in caches today. The GA coin will have to wait a week (getting too involved in the distributation of the Geolite69 Pink Lord coin this week)8dc84e13-223f-4786-8a38-f3689f3446bc.jpg

Edited by nmartin

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I don't now how this thread got so far down on the list...but I just have to bump it back up to the top.

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Hello again - this made it to the second page! (For shame!)

 

I got the coins back from my contact in IRAQ as "could not locate". I emailed them and it looks like he's on his way back stateside in the next few days.

 

Any in the military in IRAQ who would be willing to toss a couple coins in caches, please let me know - I'd really like to get these going (Also if you let me know if there's a particular state you're from/might be interested in, I'll do my best to try and get you one of these if I have it..).

 

Also, I'm looking for someone in Russia and/or China if you're interested, I'd like to launch some new coins I got this week to those countries too.

 

Thanks!

 

~Rose

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I am just back from my local post office. 6 coins went out at the same time.

 

For Part 1: 3 coins to PLEM45

- Marc's GE Not another Micro;

- Marc's GE China Geocoin;

- Marc's GE USA Geocoin

 

For Part 2: a spawner coin go to:

- Windrose (USA)- Not another Micro Nickel 2006;

- Phillimore Clan (UK)- Maine's First Geocoin 2005;

- Fundamental and Venlis (Finland)- Made in China Polished Gold 2006

 

So, the requirements are completed. Who will be the first to receive my package?

 

Thanks to all!

Marc

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AFter dealing with a rush of activity at work, two sick kids, and a very sick wife, I finally managed to get all my coins off in the mail! How do we get one of those Pink Lord coins???

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Good news - I found two militiary guys in Iraq that I'll be resending the coins to. Anyone else want to get a couple out there while I'm at it?

 

Also, I'm going to try and include some geocaching swag and sig items I've collected and maybe a couple small tins for new caches. Any other suggestions?

 

~Rose

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I've been working hard to place coins into caches lately...placed 2 last weekend and still have 6 to go yet. I got some coins from Cach-U-Nuts this last week and actually placed one of those into a cache, yesterday.

 

Everyone keep up the good work....

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Hi guys,

 

Looking to maybe do a trade - I have a request from Iraq that is for either Kansas, Florida or Ohio geocoin. Anyone want to trade with me so I can activate one of these (or you can and we'll work out a way to get it to the troops) and get it out to the guys who are from that area but stationed in Iraq?

 

I have:

 

North Carolina 2006

DelaWhere 2006

Georgia 2006 (stone mountain)

Wisconsin 2006

Maine

Great Britian

 

Any takers/Traders?

 

I know I can count on y'all to help keep us going and to help keep our troops supported!

 

Thanks!

~Rose

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Looks like we are getting close to 50 participants. 45 entries in the database. If you participated but haven't yet added your info to the database, please do so. (see the first posting of this thread for a link)

 

This is very easy for anyone that has made any coins to participate in. And as others have stated, there are some inexpensive coins out there that you can purchase to get in on the experiment.

 

If there is a special coin made specifically for the experiment it may be limited to the earlier players. It will definately be a very collectible coin! (much like the coin quest coins are)

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Man, I haven't been on here in a while.

 

Glad to see more people getting involved and putting coins in caches!

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*happy dance*

 

My seeder coins TBT62Y, TBMYBC and TBNK3Q have made it to sTeamTrean for placement in France, Germany, Switzerland or wherever they're currently caching. That is just sooo cool.

 

I wish there was a way to follow the spawner coins too but they weren't activated, of course. Would it be a good custom to institute that folks who receive spawner coins let folks know when they are activated so their travels (if any) can also be watched? Mine went to three different states and I'd love to know where they go. :-)

 

If anyone has spawners or seeders they want to send to California I'd happily receive them for placement in local caches.

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I am almost to the point of being able to purchase my spawners to fulfill my end of the deal. I hope you didn't think I had spaced on you guys. Anyways in the meantime I am looking for someone to send me three coins to release into the wild. I am in Colorado, not exactly as majestic as the forgein lands, but I think its nice.

 

Z

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Very cool...I just got an email from a cacher with 10 finds that picked up my Personal Coin in this cache: AT Stateline

They wanted to know how much coins cost, how to get more, about trading coins, and where to learn about coins. I pointed them to this discussion group...look out, we've got another one.

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