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I was wondering about doing a GEOCAC BM geocoin.

 

The proceeds from this geocoin going towards the setting(s) of the GEOCAC Benchmarks.

 

A 3" geocoin with the GEOCAC Benchmark on one side and a 3D Special Image for the other.

The color would be the same as a benchmark.

 

The reason I ask is If I can gain community support I can get this going.

If I do not get a good response It may not be wise.

 

I have several things working on this project and many things still in the works awaiting approvals.

But I wanted to ask if anyone in here would have interest.

 

Thank you for your time and I look forward to your answers.

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I was wondering about doing a GEOCAC BM geocoin.

 

The proceeds from this geocoin going towards the setting(s) of the GEOCAC Benchmarks.

 

A 3" geocoin with the GEOCAC Benchmark on one side and a 3D Special Image for the other.

The color would be the same as a benchmark.

 

The reason I ask is If I can gain community support I can get this going.

If I do not get a good response It may not be wise.

 

I have several things working on this project and many things still in the works awaiting approvals.

But I wanted to ask if anyone in here would have interest.

 

Thank you for your time and I look forward to your answers.

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I'd be interested in getting some of those. If it were reasonable, I may get several. I don't usually get coins but this is unusual enough that I may give it a try. May even list them on my website. Would you have a website you'd have them on or should I ask that on here?

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My benchmarking friend* and I would be interested in purchasing at least a half-dozen of something this distinctive.

 

 

 

 

*His name is Harvey; about 6' tall, a bit furry...

 

(couldn't resist the humor, as I was 'roasted' by geocaching friends last night for spending far more time hunting benchmarks on a recent trip to LA versus hunting caches. Geez - benchmark hunting RULES in the urban environment!)

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I would probably purchase atleast one, if they're available at a reasonable price. 3in. is pretty big for a coin, and having them that size would really increase the price - maybe 2in. would be more suitable?

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I am not real into the coins, but since I do some minor benchmarking I think it might be cool (depending on the finished product specifications) and I can find someone local to get it for me (I won't use Paypal or Ebay), but am always happy to pay a local who will use those services for one.

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PinkDolphin,

I am sure we can work something out when the time comes.

 

wwflover13,

I checked and yes 2" would be less costly and would still be able to get the 3D detail.

 

NorthWes,

Kool they may not be that costly I am working on that.

 

wvhillbilly59,

I am sure you will be happy they will be reasonable.

 

And as more becomes available and I can post it the better you will like the plans.

I really would like to get everybody involved for this Historic Event(s).

 

And I hope I covered everyone so far.

 

OH I am not sure on the website but I will sure keep it in mind.

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I'm in - I don't do much caching, but when I do, it's usually to drop off a benchmark coin. The people who find them are usually intrigued by them....and then after a while they disappear.

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You can add my name to the list. I have all the benchmark club coins and am always interested in more. We could use at least one for the next benchmark contest. :lol::huh:

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There are getting to be so many survey monument coins done that I would think you would need to do something to get this to stand out and making it a 3" coin would help in doing that. It would also depend on the cost. It seems $10 is about the magic threshold for people. So if you can't do 3" for under that I would reconsider.

Maybe try and get people interested who normally would not buy a geocoin like having a companion pathtag, these are quite popular these days and cheap to make.

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There are getting to be so many survey monument coins done that I would think you would need to do something to get this to stand out and making it a 3" coin would help in doing that. It would also depend on the cost. It seems $10 is about the magic threshold for people. So if you can't do 3" for under that I would reconsider.

Maybe try and get people interested who normally would not buy a geocoin like having a companion pathtag, these are quite popular these days and cheap to make.

Well, the "Initial Point" benchmark geocoins are at least 3"... so maybe we should make these 5" :blink:

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There are getting to be so many survey monument coins done that I would think you would need to do something to get this to stand out and making it a 3" coin would help in doing that. It would also depend on the cost. It seems $10 is about the magic threshold for people. So if you can't do 3" for under that I would reconsider.

Maybe try and get people interested who normally would not buy a geocoin like having a companion pathtag, these are quite popular these days and cheap to make.

Well, the "Initial Point" benchmark geocoins are at least 3"... so maybe we should make these 5" :ph34r:

 

You wouldn't make it a 3" coin just for the sake of making a bigger coin, you'd make it to better replicate the actual monument. I have a replica of the Tri-Station on Mt. McKinley that I bought from one of those mountaineering places for around $35 at the office. I sometimes use it for a paper weight to hold down rolled up maps and often get compliments on it. Its a beautiful piece. A larger coin would also allow greater detail for the 3D image mentioned by the OP.

A lot of geocoin collectors would not pay $35 for any geocoin but I bet quite a few BM Hunters would.

I know I would. Could you sell enough of them to make it worth while, I have no idea. I think the Initial Point geocoin sold quite well. I would think most people in the BM Coin Club would buy one.

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Count me in for getting one. I would personally prefer one of the 2" ones, but the point that stvanme made about the size of an actual monument intrigued me and makes me think again. I do have one of the $35 replicas from Yosemite as well. That was well done, but could be a bit pricey.

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I'm intrigued. Based on the design and certainly the cost, I would be interested in one or two.

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Hang in there just a bit longer the Benchmark just came in.

 

And I did get the Die Art for the coin but it is still in a que at the moment.

I know you all have patience.

Your Benchmark Hunters....thats takes a lot of it sometimes.

 

Your gonna love the other side.

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Here is what the BM GEOCAC coin looks like.

I hope it was worth the wait.

OUTSIDE:

BE A PART OF BENCHMARK HISTORY

THIS GEOCOIN HELPED MAKE IT HAPPEN

INSIDE:

UNITED STATES COAST & GEODETC SURVEYS FROM THE MOUNTIANS TO THE PRARIES

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They're going to be pretty!

 

Before you approve the final design, you'll probably want to fix the typos on "mountains" and "prairies". :-)

 

Patty

Edited by Wintertime

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They're going to be pretty!

 

Before you approve the final design, you'll probably want to fix the typos on "mountains" and "prairies". :-)

 

Patty

Done got it fixed,or sent and noted and got the reply back,Thank you!

 

Those look great! I can't wait to order mine!!

I will have more details soon.

 

Nice looking coin !!

 

Are they going to be trackable and will they have a unique icon?

Yes.Yes!

 

Just chiming in to express my desire for at least one coin...price is no object!

You might be surprised,maybe you could 2 for the price of 1...LOL

 

I'm still good for one.

No 1 can eat just 1.

OH that's something else.

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