SCP-173 Posted January 16, 2009 Share Posted January 16, 2009 (edited) This coin is not for sale, I'm just sharing proof pictures of a pet project of mine that's taken 3 years to actually get produced. Some of you might remember a thread someone made about this coin back in 2006 but it never came to fruitition until now. Previous to this coin I've designed the original New York geocoin and the Vargseld/Team Proline geocoin, but I've yet to make one that was all me because I was either representing a caching organization or making a coin for 2 people (plus lack of money on my personal coin) respectively. This is the coin I always dreamed of making. The Finger Lakes are a chain of 10 lakes in NY that I spent my entire life going to until I moved to CA last October. I've been all over the USA and no place has ever wowed me as much as the Finger Lakes, and my folks place up there was always one of my favorite places to go. There's a lot of stuff in this coin. The map has a star on it depicting the location of the oldest cache east of the Mississippi and on the reverse there's grapes to represent the wine making business that the Finger Lakes are known for (one of the top 5 wine producing regions in the world, I've read). There's also a nod to the Native American presence that gave the names to all the lakes. The plane is the very one flown by Glenn H. Curtiss over Keuka lake when he became the father of flight (oh so much debate around this one!). The statues on the bottom commemorate the first meeting of three women who would become fundamental in the establishment of women's rights, one of which was Susan B. Anthony, who held conventions in Seneca Falls. And most importantly the closest boat coming through the canal is the Stroller, the tour boat on Seneca Lake that my father (Team Proline) captains on some weekends! These pictures are just of proofs. I'm going to have the real coins made in antique silver. There's only 100 of them and they are trackable with a custom icon, so yeah I dumped a lot of money on tracking codes I'll never use but I refuse to make 250 of 'em, lol. I don't want to make something so common. I'll post more info about them from work but I've got to scoot now. Edited January 17, 2009 by Vargseld? ™ Quote Link to comment
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