+tsunrisebey Posted September 6, 2009 Share Posted September 6, 2009 (edited) I thought it might be kind of fun for us coiners to have a thread where people can come to see actual proof and intent that coins do get dropped in geocaches that are UNACTIVATED or NONTRACKABLES (like personals) meant as swag for the next finder. I realize that most people don't drop off unactivated coins in caches. I know I've never found one (ok, well once I did but it was one of mine that someone moved to another cache). I've always wanted to find an unactivated coin in a cache, I suppose being a coiner that would be one of the ultimate finds in a cache. Personally I started leaving unactivated coins in caches because I got tired of my activated coins go missing from caches, people following my caching activities and removing them with no other intention but to keep them. I admit it was tough the first few times to put unactivated coins in caches but after the first few, it became like a game. Sometimes I mentioned it in the log and others I never said anything. I just watched the cache. I do admit there is risk doing it this way also, I have found that the majority of people never log that they took the coin which is disappointing but that's just the way it goes. I have come to enjoy placing my personal and unactivated coins in caches much more than moving activated from cache to cache. Every once in awhile some logs they found a coin or if it was my personal I get an email and I find something kinda fun about the whole experience. Sometimes it's like a secret that I'm waiting for someone else to discover, there's anticipation to see who might find it and knowing that whoever does more than likely will be over-the-moon when they learn they found an unactivated coin. So yes, there is a selfishness factor in the fact that I derive pleasure from someone else's excitment but is that really that bad? I also see it as a way to thank the owner of the cache since I only leave coins in caches that I appreciate for whatever reason. They get the log first, so they have first shot at the coin if I mention it in the log. Another intention on my end is it's way for me to pay back the geocaching/geocoiner community. I'm lucky enough to probably release alarger amount of coins because I produce them but it has given me an opportunity to pay it back tothose I can by leaving them in caches. Just ask some of the cachers up in the Kalispell area as I have a couple of supporters up there and I made it a point to get up there this summer and do some coin dropping Sorry for you folks who live far away, lol. However you get the benefit of cointests on FB and the blog. Sooooooo, I know this thread won't be very active but I'm hoping that some people will make an effort to post some series of pictures or videos that shows a cache you went to and eventually dropped a coin because you felt it deserved one for whatever reason. Please make sure if you post here that you keep this about dropping UNACTIVATED and NONTRACKABLES (personals). Heck, if you find an unactivated coin in a cache, post it here too. I'd love to read about someone who actually finds one:) I'd like the thread to be multi-purpose in that; this is a place to show others that coins do get dropped as swag, a place to show the community what your geocaching adventures are like (showcasing your community), maybe we can watch the cache too to see who gets the coin, and just because it's fun There's a number of reasons for this thread but in the end I'd like to see some coin action that is strictly swag related. Please keep in mind that this is not a cointest thread and I am not starting it to be a cointest thread BUT if you post a picture series or video of you dropping off a coin as swag (unactivated/nontrackables - this does not include pathtags). I will pick someone every once in awhile and send you an unactivated coin beause I enjoyed your contribution. So, I hope to see some video footage and picture series/gallery of a caching expedition where you left a coin. I'm going to include one of my latest ventures. I don't actually show the coin drop but I did log that I dropped the coin. I know it was taken already but I'm not sure who picked it up, I only found out by accident as I was watching the cache and it appears that whoever did take the coin did leave another unactivated in it's place so I am happy about that! The cache itself is up towards the NW corner of Montana off of Hwy 93. I was on a road trip with my 2 K9 buddies, we hit Glacier and then I headed up to Eureka, MT and down Lake Koocanusa (which some of you on FB saw my video with me singing with George Strait:D) Anyhow.... thanks in advance for unactivated coin drops and if I'm ever in your area, I will be like a Montana coin fairy and leaves shiny trinkets for you to come trade for. I'm looking forward to seeing some posting in this thread. I'll be posting more of my own adventures as I coin/cache hop along! tsun Edit to add: I dropped the Blue Poison Dart Cache Hopper at this one. Edited September 6, 2009 by tsunrisebey Quote Link to comment
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