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The Caching Zone Geocoin Set


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This is the final design by Oakcoins from my idea.

Christian is trying to decide between ordering 250 or 500 sets.

Price would be $7.00 each or $28.00 a set - plus shipping.

GC.com trackable and icon.

They are on average 45mm wide.

I don't know which color of metal he has chosen or if a LE would be offered.

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Wait!!! No Alaska! :D.

Or, Hawaii!!! :D

 

Did you know that Alaska comprises 20% of the US landmass and covers 16% of the time zones of the 50 states??? :D

 

Oh, wait, already made a pitch like that :D.

 

When the time is right, we'll go for at least one of each set. :D

 

And I won't even ask nscaler for the 4% discount requested earlier :D.

 

Nicely done! :D

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Sorry to point this out to you , but Indiana is on Eastern time zone.

 

On the images that I referenced to create the art, it was shown in Central or Eastern depending on Daylight Savings Time.

Since they historically have not observed DST (until recently) and for artistic license & coin balance I left it in central.

 

Defense Exhibit A

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Defense Exhibit B

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Defense Exhibit C

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:D:D:D

 

At least they haven't been sucked into the Caching Zone like AK & HI!! :D:D

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The coins have been ordered.

350 regular and 100 LE.

Should be in the states in 15 days.

Working on the icons too.

I guess Oakcoins will be selling them - not me.

Keep watching this spot.

 

Post no bills.

 

Batteries not included :unsure:

 

Void where prohibited.

 

 

Your mileage may vary.

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We're in for a couple of copper sets :unsure:

 

As for the debate over Indiana (and Arizona, too, for that matter; they have a similar issue), the fact is that *all* of the continental Time Zones are skewed, and have been for over a century. They were shifted, and shifted, and shifted again, to satisfy the needs of the railroads. Of course, most state boundaries are arbitrary, too. If they were laid out on practical lines, there'd only be about 30 states, or else over 100, depending upon what guidelines were used.

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Another question:

Are they gonna be $16 a piece?

:cry:

NOPE! I hear you can get the set of four for $64 :(

 

 

JUST KIDDING!! I have absolutely no idea how much they intend to charge. I was just trying to funny. :(

 

:sad: Maybe I shouldn't do that this early in the morning, huh? :P

 

:cry::cry:

 

D-man :(

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This is the final design by Oakcoins from my idea.

Christian is trying to decide between ordering 250 or 500 sets.

Price would be $7.00 each or $28.00 a set - plus shipping.

GC.com trackable and icon.

They are on average 45mm wide.

I don't know which color of metal he has chosen or if a LE would be offered.

607c6b4d-ad2d-42e7-8637-1494e03aaa01.jpg

98838a38-5f72-44e6-8eaf-ef4faba25e0b.jpg

 

350 antique copper

100 antique silver

 

Thanks!

:(

 

Another question:

Are they gonna be $16 a piece?

:sad:

Answer above - first thread

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nscaler - awesome job! Can't wait to get my order in for one of the bronze lower contiguous US timezone sets. Always helpful to have a map of the lower part of the country around when we're wondering when the sun set somewhere down there in summertime (or when our plane's gonna arrive on winter vacation in those lovely southwestern states!)

 

Michigan is so funky! Love that peninsular action... kinda reminds me of the Kenai Peninsula here...

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Sorry to point this out to you , but Indiana is on Eastern time zone.

 

On the images that I referenced to create the art, it was shown in Central or Eastern depending on Daylight Savings Time.

Since they historically have not observed DST (until recently) and for artistic license & coin balance I left it in central.

 

Defense Exhibit C

timezones3.jpg

 

:cry::cry::cry:

 

At least they haven't been sucked into the Caching Zone like AK & HI!! :cry::cry:

 

Actually, the above map is the correct one. I live in the Central part of Indiana and we are always on Central Time Zone. There are 18 counties, (7 northern and 11 southern from the map on the IN.gov site), that are always on Central, the rest is on Eastern. All the Counties in IN are supose to be observing Daylight Savings Time.

 

Bottom line though, it's your coin and it looks great.

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I've been trying to keep a lid on this since before Christmas, but I can't hold it in any longer. The next editions of the Caching Zone coin sets will be available in about a month. Here's a sneak preview:

 

The 49th and 50th states are featured together...

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Here are all the new editions pictured together...

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This puts Alaska in perspective...

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Here's the full set to date...

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As posted above, the lower 48 states a currently being sold as a set of four. Alaska and Hawaii will be sold as a stand alone coin and Canada will be sold as a set of four.

 

Many thanks to gridlox for making the overall concept fit together, to nscaler for good naturedly putting up with the small but raucous Alaska contingent in this thread, and to Oakcoins for underwriting the project.

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