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Hi everyone, I wanted to see what everyone thought I would like to make a geocoin series of different wildlife birds. I just wanted to see what everyone thought. I would have a picture of the bird on one side and then something comical on the other side.. Let me know what you think or if you have any ideas.. Thanks

 

 

Robomaiden ( team roboknight)

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Man, there's a couple ways to go with this one. I'll just keep my mouth shut.

 

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I love birds or any wildlife for that matter! I'd buy birds, especially if they were shaped. I'm trying to get away from the plain old round ones.

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9Key, you are hilarious!!! I must admit, I, like the rest of you, thought about Big Bird! :D

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Big bird WOULD make a cute coin! :D

The bad thing is...everytime I read the title of this thread, I keep adding "big" in front of bird, even though it is not there.

 

Seriously, though, any birds picked out yet? You could do seasonal birds...cardinal in the winter (they look so pretty against the snow), robin for spring, maybe a sea gull for summer (ya know...vacation at the beach), and...not sure about a fall bird.

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There's been at least 3 coins with cardinals already. How about blue jays and robins? Those are pretty common all over North America, I believe.

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How about this bird:

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:oThanks a LOT!!! Now I have that song stuck in my head.... Arggggghhh.....

 

Sunny day, Chasin the clouds away...... must.. not.. listen... to.. the .. bird!!! :D

 

Seriously though How about using birds like the Ivory billed Woodpecker that are seriously endangered, and other birds that would not be so common. The woodpecker coin could have holes in it.

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There's been at least 3 coins with cardinals already. How about blue jays and robins? Those are pretty common all over North America, I believe.

You are right...and the robin has been done on one of the the 2006 MiGO geocoins. How about a crane? or Canadian Goose (I don't think there have been any geese coins)?

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Seriously, though, any birds picked out yet? You could do seasonal birds...cardinal in the winter (they look so pretty against the snow), robin for spring, maybe a sea gull for summer (ya know...vacation at the beach), and...not sure about a fall bird.

How about TURKEY!!!

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Canadian Goose (I don't think there have been any geese coins)?

 

One that I know of. Doesn't mean there couldn't be another, though.

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Ok bird family here we have 13 birds but parrots arggg the pirate thing.. What about a Harlequin duck, Great Horned Owl/Snowy Owl,Magnificent Hummingbird,Western Tanager (male), Indigo Bunting. Not only are they unusual but their colors are stunning

 

Fall could be Duck

Winter could be Owl

Spring Tanager or Bunting

Summer Hummingbird

 

Just an idea :laughing:

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Seriously, though, any birds picked out yet? You could do seasonal birds...cardinal in the winter (they look so pretty against the snow), robin for spring, maybe a sea gull for summer (ya know...vacation at the beach), and...not sure about a fall bird.

How about TURKEY!!!

I was going to say turkey, but they're such ugly looking birds...we got an up close and personal view of the one that was dumb enough to fly into the side of our house and commit turkey-cide back in November. How about a pheasant?

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Seriously, though, any birds picked out yet? You could do seasonal birds...cardinal in the winter (they look so pretty against the snow), robin for spring, maybe a sea gull for summer (ya know...vacation at the beach), and...not sure about a fall bird.

How about TURKEY!!!

I was going to say turkey, but they're such ugly looking birds...we got an up close and personal view of the one that was dumb enough to fly into the side of our house and commit turkey-cide back in November. How about a pheasant?

Please tell me you got the turkey fryer out and at least had a meal.

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Seriously, though, any birds picked out yet? You could do seasonal birds...cardinal in the winter (they look so pretty against the snow), robin for spring, maybe a sea gull for summer (ya know...vacation at the beach), and...not sure about a fall bird.

How about TURKEY!!!

I was going to say turkey, but they're such ugly looking birds...we got an up close and personal view of the one that was dumb enough to fly into the side of our house and commit turkey-cide back in November. How about a pheasant?

Please tell me you got the turkey fryer out and at least had a meal.

Yup...it was a small meal.

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Hi everyone, Thanks for all the good ideas. I think I will stay away from big bird since I am sure there is a BIG COPYRIGHT over him. I think my first coin will be a mockingbird but will keep your ideas in my head for the next in the series.. They will be limited so be onl the lookout the next few months.. Thanks so much

 

Robomaiden ( Team Roboknight)

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I like the idea that it would be in the shape of a bird... and i do think that a blue jay would look great... wonder if the OP is not going to do shaped (opts for round), that i could work with someone on designing a blue jay coin...

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When the Big Cats series came out a few months ago, there was good discussion about which cats to have, and the OP graciously took some of the ideas and tweaked the set so that each major continent (Africa, NA, Sa and Eur-Asia) had a representative; no Big Cats on Oz, I guess. The set turned out very well :laughing:

 

So, if I might make a suggestion, why not have one bird from each continent: for example, toucan from SA, kukkaburra from Australia, etc. This will make the set a truly international one :D Or, if you prefer to stick with NA for now, take a bird that is common to each region: ptarmigan for the north, condor in the West, etc. Put the bird in a wild setting; it should be quite easy to add an ammo can, much as triplewisdom did with her '4 seasons" set. With a little creative design, you could actually have nice shaped coins. I can see my idea in my mind's eye, but I'm not nearly skilled enough to put it on paper.

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Actually there was a Canada Geese coin out of Ontario a few months ago.

Oops someone already posted pics too.

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Yes, try to shape the coin like the bird your coin would be :D Maybe someone could make a hummingbird coin?!!?

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How about the brown Pelican?

(Very elegant birds and great gliders using the ground effect.)

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Yes, try to shape the coin like the bird your coin would be :D Maybe someone could make a hummingbird coin?!!?

 

A hummingbird would be pretty.

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Every state has a state bird. Ifyou want to make it a long series, you could do them.

 

Alabama -- Yellowhammer (Northern Flicker) - Colaptes auratus

 

Alaska -- Willow Ptarmigan - Lagopus lagopus

 

Arizona -- Cactus Wren - Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus

 

Arkansas -- Mockingbird (Northern Mockingbird) - Mimus polyglottos

 

California -- California Quail - Callipepla californica

 

Colorado -- Lark Bunting - Calamospiza melanocorys

 

Connecticut -- American Robin - Turdus migratorius

 

Delaware -- Blue Hen Chicken - domestic Gallus gallus

 

District of Columbia -- Wood Thrush - Hylocichla mustelina

 

Florida -- Mockingbird (Northern Mockingbird) - Mimus polyglottos

 

Georgia -- Brown Thrasher - Toxostoma rufum

 

Hawaii -- Nene (a.k.a. Hawaiian Goose) - Branta sandvicensis

 

Idaho -- Mountain Bluebird - Sialia currucoides

 

Illinois -- Cardinal (Northern Cardinal) - Cardinalis cardinalis

 

Indiana -- Cardinal (Northern Cardinal) - Cardinalis cardinalis

 

Iowa -- American Goldfinch - Carduelis tristis

 

Kansas -- Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

 

Kentucky -- Cardinal (Northern Cardinal) - Cardinalis cardinalis

 

Louisiana -- Brown Pelican - Pelecanus occidentalis

 

Maine -- Black-capped Chickadee - Poecile atricapilla

 

Maryland -- Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula

 

Massachusetts -- Black-capped Chickadee - Poecile atricapilla

 

Michigan -- American Robin - Turdus migratorius

 

Minnesota -- Common Loon - Gavia immer

 

Mississippi -- Mockingbird (Northern Mockingbird) - Mimus polyglottos

 

Missouri -- Eastern Bluebird - Sialia sialis

 

Montana -- Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

 

Nebraska -- Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

 

Nevada -- Mountain Bluebird - Sialia currucoides

 

New Hampshire -- Purple Finch - Carpodacus purpureus

 

New Jersey -- American Goldfinch - Carduelis tristis

 

New Mexico -- Roadrunner (Greater Roadrunner) - Geococcyx californianus

 

New York -- Eastern Bluebird - Sialia sialis

 

North Carolina -- Cardinal (Northern Cardinal) - Cardinalis cardinalis

 

North Dakota -- Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

 

Ohio -- Cardinal (Northern Cardinal) - Cardinalis cardinalis

 

Oklahoma -- Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - Tyrannus forficatus

 

Oregon -- Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

 

Pennsylvania -- Ruffed Grouse - Bonasa umbellus

 

Rhode Island -- Rhode Island Red (chicken) - domestic Gallus gallus

 

South Carolina -- Carolina Wren - Thryothorus ludovicianus

 

South Dakota -- Ring-necked Pheasant (a.k.a. *Common Pheasant) Phasianus colchicus

 

Tennessee -- Mockingbird (Northern Mockingbird) - Mimus polyglottos

 

Texas -- Mockingbird (Northern Mockingbird) - Mimus polyglottos

 

Utah -- California Gull - Larus californicus

 

Vermont -- Hermit Thrush - Catharus guttatus

 

Virginia -- Cardinal (Northern Cardinal) - Cardinalis cardinalis

 

Washington -- American Goldfinch - Carduelis tristis

 

West Virginia -- Cardinal (Northern Cardinal) - Cardinalis cardinalis

 

Wisconsin -- American Robin - Turdus migratorius

 

Wyoming -- Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

 

(edited to add list)

Edited by Goudacat

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Every state has a state bird. Ifyou want to make it a long series, you could do them.

 

Alabama -- Yellowhammer (Northern Flicker) - Colaptes auratus

 

Alaska -- Willow Ptarmigan - Lagopus lagopus

 

Arizona -- Cactus Wren - Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus

 

Arkansas -- Mockingbird (Northern Mockingbird) - Mimus polyglottos

 

California -- California Quail - Callipepla californica

 

Colorado -- Lark Bunting - Calamospiza melanocorys

 

Connecticut -- American Robin - Turdus migratorius

 

Delaware -- Blue Hen Chicken - domestic Gallus gallus

 

District of Columbia -- Wood Thrush - Hylocichla mustelina

 

Florida -- Mockingbird (Northern Mockingbird) - Mimus polyglottos

 

Georgia -- Brown Thrasher - Toxostoma rufum

 

Hawaii -- Nene (a.k.a. Hawaiian Goose) - Branta sandvicensis

 

Idaho -- Mountain Bluebird - Sialia currucoides

 

Illinois -- Cardinal (Northern Cardinal) - Cardinalis cardinalis

 

Indiana -- Cardinal (Northern Cardinal) - Cardinalis cardinalis

 

Iowa -- American Goldfinch - Carduelis tristis

 

Kansas -- Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

 

Kentucky -- Cardinal (Northern Cardinal) - Cardinalis cardinalis

 

Louisiana -- Brown Pelican - Pelecanus occidentalis

 

Maine -- Black-capped Chickadee - Poecile atricapilla

 

Maryland -- Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula

 

Massachusetts -- Black-capped Chickadee - Poecile atricapilla

 

Michigan -- American Robin - Turdus migratorius

 

Minnesota -- Common Loon - Gavia immer

 

Mississippi -- Mockingbird (Northern Mockingbird) - Mimus polyglottos

 

Missouri -- Eastern Bluebird - Sialia sialis

 

Montana -- Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

 

Nebraska -- Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

 

Nevada -- Mountain Bluebird - Sialia currucoides

 

New Hampshire -- Purple Finch - Carpodacus purpureus

 

New Jersey -- American Goldfinch - Carduelis tristis

 

New Mexico -- Roadrunner (Greater Roadrunner) - Geococcyx californianus

 

New York -- Eastern Bluebird - Sialia sialis

 

North Carolina -- Cardinal (Northern Cardinal) - Cardinalis cardinalis

 

North Dakota -- Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

 

Ohio -- Cardinal (Northern Cardinal) - Cardinalis cardinalis

 

Oklahoma -- Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - Tyrannus forficatus

 

Oregon -- Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

 

Pennsylvania -- Ruffed Grouse - Bonasa umbellus

 

Rhode Island -- Rhode Island Red (chicken) - domestic Gallus gallus

 

South Carolina -- Carolina Wren - Thryothorus ludovicianus

 

South Dakota -- Ring-necked Pheasant (a.k.a. *Common Pheasant) Phasianus colchicus

 

Tennessee -- Mockingbird (Northern Mockingbird) - Mimus polyglottos

 

Texas -- Mockingbird (Northern Mockingbird) - Mimus polyglottos

 

Utah -- California Gull - Larus californicus

 

Vermont -- Hermit Thrush - Catharus guttatus

 

Virginia -- Cardinal (Northern Cardinal) - Cardinalis cardinalis

 

Washington -- American Goldfinch - Carduelis tristis

 

West Virginia -- Cardinal (Northern Cardinal) - Cardinalis cardinalis

 

Wisconsin -- American Robin - Turdus migratorius

 

Wyoming -- Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

 

(edited to add list)

 

I would be in for one of each state bird.

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Every state has a state bird. Ifyou want to make it a long series, you could do them.

(edited to add list)

 

Great idea for spinoff on the state coins. I would be interested.

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Love the state bird idea :cool:

My co-worker said she had a peacock in her back yard in the summer (how/why...I don't know), but it got me to think that would make a stunning bird for a coin. Are there any peacock geocoins?

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The art is done for this new series. Will post it soon.. NOw just have to get it minted.. Be on the lookout!! <_<

 

Thanks Robomaiden from Team Roboknight

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mockcoin.jpg]This is the drawing for the first of the Team Roboknight Bird series Geocoins. There will be either 3 or 4 in the issue. The first run (and possibly only run) will be 100 minted. The first issue is one of my favorite birds: a Mockingbird. On the back a cartoon of two cachers in the woods a bit confused actually. The mockingbird mocks one of the cachers with a countdown and one of the cachers is puzzled since his gps says he is at GZ and hearing the birds mock thought it was his fellow cacher answering. Cute coin!

 

It will be trackable at gc.com I have not recieved my sample coin yet but it is in the works. As soon as I recieve the sample coin and approve it it will go to mint. I am NOT taking any orders but will reserve coins for you if you wish.

 

You can e-mail me at robomaiden at comcast dot net. Once I recieve the coins I will start taking orders and will send out invoices. Once again the samples are not in hand yet but will be in about 2 weeks or so and then about 2 or more weeks for minting and receiving the coins. Hopefully the coins will reach me some time the begining of April or mid April possibly earlier.

 

The cost of the coin will be 8.50$ plus 2.00$ shipping within US & Canada and 4.00$ Worldwide also .50$ for each additional coin.

 

Specs are: 1.75" coins - 3.5mm thickness - 2D/2D - soft enamel both sides -

 

PLEASE ADD MOCKINGBIRD COIN TO THE SUBJECT IN YOUR E-MAIL.. THANKS

 

Please add this to your e-mail:

 

Geocaching Name:

 

Name:

 

Address:

 

Paypal Address:

 

Qty:

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Hi Everyone, Just heard that my coin will be going to mint. I have some preorders already for the coin and if you would like to order the coin just send me your info. I should have the coin the first or second week in April. I do have limited numbers so let me know ASAP if you would like one.. Thanks so much

 

Team Roboknight

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This is the drawing for the first of the Team Roboknight Bird series Geocoins. There will be either 3 or 4 in the issue. The first run (and possibly only run) will be 100 minted. The first issue is one of my favorite birds: a Mockingbird. On the back a cartoon of two cachers in the woods a bit confused actually. The mockingbird mocks one of the cachers with a countdown and one of the cachers is puzzled since his gps says he is at GZ and hearing the birds mock thought it was his fellow cacher answering. Cute coin! ( there is a slight change in the color as shown in the picture..)

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mockcoin.jpg

 

It will be trackable at gc.com You can e-mail me at robomaiden at comcast dot net. Once I recieve the coins I will ship them right out to you.

 

The cost of the coin will be 8.50$ plus 2.00$ shipping within US & Canada and 4.00$ Worldwide also .50$ for each additional coin.

 

Specs are: 1.75" coins - 3.5mm thickness - 2D/2D - soft enamel both sides -

 

THOSE OF YOU THAT E_MAILED ME WITH AN ORDER I WILL BE SENDING OUT INVOICES.. THANKS

 

PLEASE ADD MOCKINGBIRD COIN TO THE SUBJECT IN YOUR E-MAIL.. THANKS

 

Please add this to your e-mail:

 

Geocaching Name:

 

Name:

 

Address:

 

Paypal Address:

 

Qty:

Edited by roboknight

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Forgot to mention the coin is trackable but does not have its own icon.. They are selling fast.. Place your orders.. Thanks so much

 

Robomaiden :huh:

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Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to let you know the COINS are in and will ship out this week. If you have not placed your order please do and include all the info listed on the previous posts..

 

Thanks so much!!

 

Team Roboknight

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Here is a scan of the actual coin.. <_< Not many left if you still want one please let me know.. Thanks

 

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