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I'd like one black one. And dependingo on the price, I might get 4 more (one of each)

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The tracking numbers came yesterday and sent them off, hopefully my wait will be getting shorter...... has anybody noticed that the last two or three weeks seem to just drag by? :rolleyes: Glen

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Please put me down for 1 coin. I am not particular about the metal, so please give me the most common one.

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Love the history behind these coins, so I'm getting myself on the list! Please put me down for 2 in black nickel, and 2 in antique brass.

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Make sure you put me down for one of each metal. :lol: Thanks!

 

--Marky

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This Initial Point has been involved in more than a few caches in the years I have been caching.

 

I see a series of Initial Point coins in the future :lol:. It looks like the Willamette Meridian might be older than the one in NE/KS by as much as 3 years?

 

I am sure that a couple of guys that made a Trail to Oregon would take exeption to the reference of lack of civilization :o

 

Anyway, it looks like land claims way out west were being recorded as early as 1850. The benchmark disk isn't particularly old as you can see in the picture.

 

Good job on the first Initial Point coin! Who's doing the next one?

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One black nickel and one antique brass for me please.

Thanks for producing such an amazing coin!

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I would imagine that the actual coins arrival is three weeks away. Like I posted earlier, I will use this post and just contact people down the list. Antique brass seems to be the most popular and we are around 65 for those, so the numbers are holding up pretty good so far. Thanks all for the kind comments. Glen

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This Initial Point has been involved in more than a few caches in the years I have been caching.

 

I see a series of Initial Point coins in the future :lol:. It looks like the Willamette Meridian might be older than the one in NE/KS by as much as 3 years?

 

I am sure that a couple of guys that made a Trail to Oregon would take exeption to the reference of lack of civilization :o

 

Anyway, it looks like land claims way out west were being recorded as early as 1850. The benchmark disk isn't particularly old as you can see in the picture.

 

Good job on the first Initial Point coin! Who's doing the next one?

 

You know there are a lot of flukes in the settlement of the plains states. The west coast was settled long before the plains states. Another oddity is that we are called the west, so what does that make the west coast? Way out west? Anyway, there are many cities on the West Coast that were established a long time before the plains states.

 

I would also bet there are a lot of Initial Points in the survey system. I have my eye on a benchmark that is currently buried under steam engine cinders, been that way since 1900. It was set in 1891. The railroad has given me permission to dig it out. I have photos of a twin, I might have to use this one for my personal coin. A lot of the UP lines were realigned off of this bench mark.

 

It did not help when a certain set of explorers described Kansas as a desolate desert, not capable of supporting civilized life. What do you expect for some furs and beads? Glen

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I was going to edit my previous post, but apparently can't. After seeing the pictures of the coins, I'd like to update my previous request to two black nickels, two antique brass, and a copper coin(s). :anicute:

Edited by tokencollector

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Please add us to the list for 2 in each metal...one for Team OleOmi and one for Allinfun...who hasn't been reading the forums...lol

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I would like to get one in each metal please. If you make the coin in solid brass, please put me on that list for atleast one. Thank you and great looking coin. Can't wait to see it. :)

Ditto for me

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I also would like one in each metal. Will have to print up a waiver of liability for back injury when they are sent to travel, or is that included in the cost?

 

No waiver for back injury, but if you dropped a mailer with four on your toe..... I'll be sure to wrap them with extra packing. ;^)

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Put me down for 1 of each metal. If you run out.....I'd like to get at least 1 black for sure.

 

Thanks!

 

StripeMark

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That is one cool coin and some great history behind it. Put me down for a black nickel. :)

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I would be up for a couple of each metal but it will be based on cost....any idea of what they are going to run each?

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So far, I think the numbers are going to hold up pretty good. Antique brass is definitely the most popular. Still, I think we are around 110 antique brass coins spoken for. They will be a first speak first serve type of deal, if I added wrong and run out of antique brass coins. I will still contact everybody on the list and let them know the status. :) Here I was afraid they might not sell because of them being a real oddball in everybody's display. They definitely look cool though, my deal has always been if I like them, I buy them... and I like these! Thanks All, Glen

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