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2008 Alaska Coinaments

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GeocacheAlaska! presents the 2008 Alaska Coinaments. These geocaching.com trackable geocoins were minted for us in Anchorage, Alaska, at the Alaska Mint.

 

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2008 Bronze Coinament (200 minted)

$13.25 each - US

$14.50 each - international

 

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2008 one-ounce 0.999 Fine Silver Coinament (50 minted)

$39.50 each - US

$41.50 each - international

 

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2008 one-ounce 0.999 Fine Silver w/ Gold Relief Coinament (50 minted)

$59.50 each - US

$61.50 each - international

All coins are packaged with a red or green border in an airtight "coinament" capsule and placed in a decorative box suitable for gifting and/or displaying the coin.

 

The coins will have a custom icon: 8e67c2d1-a121-45ba-953a-b77b7a44b080.jpg

 

The "dark" areas of the coins are actually a shiny mirror-like base metal typical of a proof quality coin. The dark is the reflection of the ceiling which I figured was better than the reflection off the camera itself.

 

The presale period for Alaskans and members of the GeocacheAlaska! forums closed at midnight on December 5 and about half of the mintage of each version of the coin is still available. Orders will be processed in the order they are received until the coins sell out.

 

For more information about the coins or to order yours, please visit the GeocacheAlaska! geocoin webpage.

Edited by Ladybug Kids

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got my order in but no gold coin this year????...

Thanks, Whitebear! No, a solid gold version was not produced for this edition, but I don't rule it out for future editions if the metals markets go in the right direction.

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I liked em so much, I ended up putting 2 orders in. :D

 

Really wish that 2-Tone would Sell-Out soon (my resistance is cracking)

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I just love these Alaska Coinaments !!

Ordered a couple of the bronze, had the two-tone in my basket but alas common sense took over and I removed it....darn Christmas presents to buy

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I really like the genuine silver ones. I have one from last year that has been locked up in the vault. Maybe I'll let it out for a brief Christmas glimpse :D

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These are beautiful. Polar bears and penguins what could be better :D

I couldn't agree more... just ordered mine! :D

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We acquired the previous coin during a coin swap at an event, have ordered the new one for our bear-related collection of geocoins.

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Bought a two-tone one for a Chrissie gift. I haven't bought any coins in month, just couldn't resist this one.

 

Now back to being a "Scrooge" :D

 

Nice coin!!!!

 

Cheers!

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resisting resisting resisting. mantra, do i need this - no. do i need this - no. do i need this - no.

 

aarrgghhhhh

 

rsg

 

I hear you on this....I haven't been buy many coins, but my dad collects silver coins and I gave him the two-tone I bought earlier this year. Now, I really want to get him this one for Christmas...might just have to take the plunge. Knowing the smile it'll bring to his face will make it easier for me...

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:D My favouritist ever geocoins have gone on sale! :D

 

Common sense? Christmas presents to buy? Resistance? Nah...go silly like I did, and get them ALL! :P

 

Happy happy happy :P

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:D My favouritist ever geocoins have gone on sale! :D

 

Common sense? Christmas presents to buy? Resistance? Nah...go silly like I did, and get them ALL! :P

 

Happy happy happy :P

 

uh, no. i'll just enjoy yours vicariously. i sorta bought too many new coins this month so, simply can't. next year!

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You all certainly know how to make a tired guy smile! Thanks!

 

I just got back from being away from the computer for awhile to see the Alaska Cache 'n' Dash team (from Washington) off to the airport and to go skijoring with our dogs. I think I've responded to all e-mail questions and PMs that came in during that blackout period, but if you wrote me and haven't heard back, please ping me again.

 

As of 1700 this evening (25 minutes ago), the inventory is down to seven gold relief, six silver, and 61 bronze.

 

Many thanks to all who have supported this project!

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You all certainly know how to make a tired guy smile! Thanks!

 

I just got back from being away from the computer for awhile to see the Alaska Cache 'n' Dash team (from Washington) off to the airport and to go skijoring with our dogs. I think I've responded to all e-mail questions and PMs that came in during that blackout period, but if you wrote me and haven't heard back, please ping me again.

 

As of 1700 this evening (25 minutes ago), the inventory is down to seven gold relief, six silver, and 61 bronze.

 

Many thanks to all who have supported this project!

Guess I got home just in time!

 

order is in

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Good morning!

 

There are 41 bronze and one gold relief left.

 

All orders received by this evening will ship tomorrow (Monday) to assure delivery in time for the holidays.

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Howdy, all...

 

My husband and I spent most of yesterday at the emergency vet with Nutmeg, my avatar kitty. Looks like she has a "fatty liver" and is still in ICU today. Bottom line is that I missed the sale. Is there anybody out there who bought an extra silver Alaska coinament and would sell or trade it to me? I would be forever grateful.......

 

Chrisgun

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FYI...due to holding the icon selection poll open in the GeocacheAlaska! forum thread until last Friday night, cachers who activate their coins this weekend will see the "generic" icon 23.gif.

 

I submitted the winning icon to Groundspeak and it should be uploaded during the week of December 7. Once uploaded, you'll see the proper icon.

Edited by Ladybug Kids

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All orders received so far are packaged and ready to go out in Monday's mail.

 

There are 33 bronze and one gold relief coinament left. Who is going to snap up the last premium coin?

 

Packaging note: I came up short one silver coinament at the end of the envelope stuffing effort. I either sold one more silver coin at last Friday's Anchorage geofest that I thought I did or some lucky cacher is going to get an unexpected surprise with their order. If you receive a silver coinament that you didn't order, please contact me so the next person down the waiting list can purchase it. I'll ship that honest cacher a complementary bronze coinament. In advance, thanks for your help!

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The last gold relief coinament was just snapped up along with a bronze coinament, leaving 32 bronze coinaments as the last ones available for this edition of Alaska geocoins.

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All orders received so far are packaged and ready to go out in Monday's mail.

 

There are 33 bronze and one gold relief coinament left. Who is going to snap up the last premium coin?

 

Packaging note: I came up short one silver coinament at the end of the envelope stuffing effort. I either sold one more silver coin at last Friday's Anchorage geofest that I thought I did or some lucky cacher is going to get an unexpected surprise with their order. If you receive a silver coinament that you didn't order, please contact me so the next person down the waiting list can purchase it. I'll ship that honest cacher a complementary bronze coinament. In advance, thanks for your help!

 

boy, i had it in my cart and was ready to do it and then remembered the funny noises walter the car is making and just had to "say no."

 

rsg

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The last gold relief coinament was just snapped up along with a bronze coinament, leaving 32 bronze coinaments as the last ones available for this edition of Alaska geocoins.

I can safely assume that my order just went through then. :rolleyes:

 

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The last gold relief coinament was just snapped up along with a bronze coinament, leaving 32 bronze coinaments as the last ones available for this edition of Alaska geocoins.

I can safely assume that my order just went through then. :rolleyes:

 

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Yup...though if you'd really bought it at 11:15 AM Monday, you'd have been a day late (noting the forum time quantum shift between Alaska and Australia which is five hours earlier, tomorrow :rolleyes: )

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This series is an annual favorite. Picked up my two after just seeing this thread/annoucement (behind on my emails).

 

Another great job Ladybug Kids. All coins should be of this quality.

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By request from a few people, here is a larger size version of the 2008 Alaska Coinament icon created by Anchorage, Alaska, geocacher evansalaska:

 

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Happy Holidays!!!

 

Orders received after 1700 AST today will ship on Wednesday or Thursday since I'm going on a two-day business trip in the morning. That should still get orders to people in time for Christmas.

Edited by Ladybug Kids

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The last gold relief coinament was just snapped up along with a bronze coinament, leaving 32 bronze coinaments as the last ones available for this edition of Alaska geocoins.

I can safely assume that my order just went through then. :rolleyes:

 

mm

Yup...though if you'd really bought it at 11:15 AM Monday, you'd have been a day late (noting the forum time quantum shift between Alaska and Australia which is five hours earlier, tomorrow :rolleyes: )

:lol: want to know the lotto numbers. :lol:

 

Thanks for the coins....and no thanks to the guys who set the exchange rate. :lol:

 

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I submitted the winning icon to Groundspeak and it should be uploaded during the week of December 7. Once uploaded, you'll see the proper icon.

Word is that the custom icon will be uploaded between now and Wednesday, so please be patient...it was my delay, not Groundspeak's.

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Thanks for the coins....and no thanks to the guys who set the exchange rate. :D

 

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Ditto.. The exchange rate spiking to 1.3, and the delay inherent in credit card transactions, means that I'm sliding into red bookkeeping for the time being. Wouldn't skip this coin in a hundred, though.. it's everything else that has to make way.

Edited by Zarya.

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All orders received so far are packaged and ready to go out in Monday's mail.

Well...that was the plan. All domestic orders received as of 1700 AST Sunday went into today's mail since I could post them myself. The international orders didn't make it out because I had a plane to catch and the post office line stretched longer than I knew I could get through in the time alloted. I will get them mailed Tuesday night (the ANC post office is open until midnight) when I return to Anchorage from the business trip I'm currently on. I apologize for the delay.

 

All other orders since 1700 Sunday will ship on Wednesday after I get them packaged Tuesday night.

 

There are about twenty bronze coinaments left.

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All the international orders received through Sunday went out tonight after I got home three hours late due to a late flight. It's snowing hard, so I'll be plowing snow early in the morning before work which will slip packaging any orders received since Sunday until Wednesday night, meaning they'll ship on Thursday. In advance, thanks for your understanding!

 

There are ten bronze coinaments left.

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Throw some snow in my parcel if you can find some room....would be nice to see some this time of the year. ;)

I've got plenty to share. How much would you like? We've been getting hammered this year...three feet so far and it's not even Christmas yet!

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All domestic and international orders received as of 0600 this morning went into this morning's mail.

 

There are still a few bronze coinaments left.

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My 2008 Alaska Coinament arrived this afternoon and this geobling is going right on the tree. :)

Nice poem and page. I love the penguin brandishing the cymbals! Thanks for sharing.

 

There are still a few bronze coinaments left ready to go into the mail in time for holiday delivery.

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