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New Southern Ontario Geocoin Coming

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Hi Everybody.

 

We wanted to make sure you all heard it here first.

 

A few weeks ago we finalized the details of a new Southern Ontario Cachers geocoin. After the details had been finalized, we were all struck with the sad news of the passing of 1701eh.

 

We were all shocked, and saddened by the situation.

 

After the shock wore off, we contacted the company we were using to create the new coins to see if we could reconfigure the minting/selling to create a bit of a fundraiser for Tony's family. We are pleased to say that TheCachingPlace.com was very helpful in this manner, and agreed to donate $1.50 from each coin sold to the family!

 

Coins will go on sale on Thursday evening, we will post the website for the sale shortly.

 

These coins are being distributed by an American company (best pricing), but were designed by a native Southern Ontario cacher.

 

Here's a sneak peak at the design ...

 

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500 will be minted in an Antique silver. The geese are 3D engraved, the crest is 2D and colour filled.

 

Thanks.

JWID

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Where do we get one? Im new to coins. :tired:

 

Coins will go on sale on Thursday evening, we will post the website for the sale shortly.

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Wow!!!

Count me in for 2!! For sure!! Nice coin and a good cause!!

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Southern Ontario Cachers / Trackable with Icon

 

1.5" Antique Silver

GC trackable with Icon

500 Antique Silver coins available for purchase

50 Antique Copper LE (kept by Southern Ontario Cachers)

Price: $8.00

 

Southern Ontario Cachers - Canada Geese Coin

 

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Preorder starts Thursday, September 7, 2006

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Ships on September 28, 2006

 

The shipping cost is based on the actual weight and there is a $2.00 handling fee per order (not per coin).

 

On the evening of August 26th, after a geocaching event, Ontario lost one of its geocaching pioneers. Tony Dawe, better known as 1701eh, was an icon in the Southern Ontario geocaching community, and one of our best ambassadors. By all accounts, Tony was one of the friendliest people you could meet, the kind of fellow that many considered a true friend after only a brief encounter on the trails. He was the first in line to welcome newcomers to events, offer congratulations on milestones and give the encouragement that we have all needed at times with some of the puzzling caches that we have encountered. We will all miss his camaraderie, his sense of humour and his jovial nature. It was clear to all who knew him that his first priority was to have a great time in all that he did.

 

Although also seriously injured, Tony is survived by his wife Sue and their two children Allan and Rebecca. The Caching Place has arranged to donate $1.50 from every geocoin sold. These proceeds will go to Tony’s family during their time of sorrow.

 

Rest in peace 1701eh...

and Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before.

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I just ordered two of the coins.

 

I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of such a legendary cacher. Although we never met we "spoke" in the forum. He was really nice and very helpful. I wish his family a speedy recovery of their injuries.

 

Thanks for the opportunity to support such a worthy cause.

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I have purchased two coins. Ditto to the above.. thanks for the opportunity for us to do a little something..

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Just completed an order today for a bunch for local cachers. Great work on the design and the donations.

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Thanks islander. Hope to see some of these circulating in caches by early next month. Shipping date is 28th of September.

 

JWID

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Sales of this coin are moving along steadily. More than 300 sold coming out of the first weekend is amazing, and the feedback from the caching community has been tremendous.

 

If you were looking to add a Canada Geese coin to your collection, and contribute to the fund for 1701eh's family, please do so soon before quantities sell out.

 

Thanks everybody for your support!

JWID

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The most recent update from TheCachingPlace shows that there are approximately 100 of these coin remaining. Get 'em while you can.

 

Thanks everybody for your support of this project.

 

JWID

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Last chance to get in on this coin. Only a couple handfuls remain.

 

Thanks.

JWID :D

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Last chance to get in on this coin. Only a couple handfuls remain.

 

Thanks.

JWID :rolleyes:

 

I haven't heard yet of any Canuks getting thier coins? Anyone got theirs yet?

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Nope. order when they first came out . Nothing yet.

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Nope. order when they first came out . Nothing yet.

 

Got one of mine today. I ordered two though. I expect the other will follow shortly... B)

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My two coins arrived today...very nice :) !

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I received mine today. Really nice looking. :unsure:

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Our coin packages arrived here today. I have to agree with everybody else, these coins look great!

 

JWID

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Got my two, Though since I ordered two I thought I would get one of each colour since there wasn't a colour option when I oredered the coins. Ah well the coins look great, good job Jwid

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Got the Halifax group order today. Very nice!

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Ordered my two coins on Oct 10th and received them today, Oct 17th. They're my first trackables that I've owned. I'll keep one as a personal distance tracker, and the second one will probably be a FTF prize (unactivated) in a future cache hide.

 

Tom

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