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The Midnight Stargazer Geocoin

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Humans have always been fascinated by the millions of tiny pinpoints scattered across the night sky. To the ancients, they were legendary heroes and creatures placed there by the gods. To astronomers and scientists, they were fascinating objects to study and analyze.

 

But in a much simpler way, the stars are a constant reminder of our humble place in the grand design of the universe, which tends to put the troubles of daily life in a much broader perspective.

 

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The Midnight Stargazer is a Black Nickel geocoin measuring 1.75" across, with 3D constellations under translucent enamel, and an accurate field of stars that are visible day and night! This coin is trackable at geocaching.com with the following icon:

 

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The front features an ancient astronomer and his telescope, with the mighty constellations of Orion and Taurus locked in their eternal battle.

 

The back features a couple stargazing northward upon the Big and Little Dippers (Ursa Major and Ursa Minor), with the constellation Leo the Lion prowling in from the southwest.

 

This geocoin will be available exclusively at The Yemonade Stand at GeoCoinFest Salt Lake City, with less than 100 geocoins minted.

 

Thanks for "gazing" this way. Seeya at GCF!

 

Yime

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I wish I could get one. :D I love glow in the dark coins, and I have a special connection to Moon and Stars. B)

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Oh that is just cool! Neat idea. :D

Now all we need is an animated icon to go with it! B)

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Ya guys are killing me!!! :D

 

CF30

 

...not that it will make you feel any better, but you're not alone... I'm trying everything possible to get out of work long enough to fly in and out this weekend just for purchasing coins!... B) well that and some note taking... :D

 

 

 

edited to add, BTW, another nice must have coin....

Edited by LionsLair

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Anyone want to buy one at the event for the lowly science teacher who collects anything and everything having to do with science to share with his six graders. :D

 

I could paypal the money to anyone willing to pick one up for me.

 

Thanks

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*sob*

 

I love astronomical coins.

 

and I can't get one. Very nice design.

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Gladja like it! I've always been fascinated by the wonders in the night sky, so this one was a pleasure to bring to life. In fact, the name of my original design operation was Orion Rising Graphics. :D

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It is bad enough that mos of my pension check goes to the coin makers, but then to have to buy a plane ticket on top of that!

 

A very nice coin, I wish I was attending but am glad I'm not. I couldn't afford it. :D

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To everyone going to GCF:

 

Please buy extras of every coin that you can ... Yimes, Armadillos, Frogs, Roosters and the like.

 

Those of us who can't go will be clamoring to be your friend when you get back ... adding to our seeking lists, and begging for trades.

 

So heres to seeking lists!!

 

... Another nice coin Yime, for my seeking list.

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I love how you have chosen the most recognized constellations to showcase! Very nice! Wish I could get one for my collection. I'll settle for enjoying the pictures.

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I may be only geocaching for 6 months, but I've learned that yemon coins are pretty nicely drawn.

 

So yeah, this math/physics teacher who at one point wanted to be an astronomer is very impressed. :)

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I like it, kind of a magical feeling to it :mad:

 

REALLY like this one. Maybe I'll get to see on some day! B)

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Thanks for the kudos, everyone. I arrived last night in Salt Lake City and finally got the chance to see these coins in person. This was a rare time when I didn't do samples first, and I can't believe how excellent these turned out. The detail in the 3D sculpting is top notch, and really adds that "Wow" factor that I strive for with my stuff. I only made 100 of these, and I won't be making any more of this "Midnight" version.

 

For those of you not coming to GCF, and have asked me to hold some, I simply can't, and I'm very sorry for that. Like many of the other vendors, I wanted to make a special offering for the benefit of the event, and I need to stick to that notion.

 

But don't fret, stargazers, because these may appear again in different finishes later this year.

 

Seeya soon!

Yime

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Thanks for the kudos, everyone. I arrived last night in Salt Lake City and finally got the chance to see these coins in person. This was a rare time when I didn't do samples first, and I can't believe how excellent these turned out. The detail in the 3D sculpting is top notch, and really adds that "Wow" factor that I strive for with my stuff. I only made 100 of these, and I won't be making any more of this "Midnight" version.

 

For those of you not coming to GCF, and have asked me to hold some, I simply can't, and I'm very sorry for that. Like many of the other vendors, I wanted to make a special offering for the benefit of the event, and I need to stick to that notion.

 

But don't fret, stargazers, because these may appear again in different finishes later this year.

 

Seeya soon!

Yime

 

Please do other finishes.... I look forward to that. I am not big on collecting every version (can't even think of affording that) just having one of anything science related.

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Gladja like it! I've always been fascinated by the wonders in the night sky, so this one was a pleasure to bring to life. In fact, the name of my original design operation was Orion Rising Graphics. :(

 

Your AWESOME cache Orion Rising was one of my all time favorites. I was one of a few that was able to experience it before it become archived....

 

Another Great Coin!

Edited by steel city babes

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These were awesome! The detail is just spectacular, I managed to get my grimy hands on 3 :(

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Yime,

I was wondering when you were going to design a coin that will ...

 

Only Be Available .....

 

to folks here in the forums that don't get to go to ..

 

You Can Only Get The Coin at This Event ... Events ?

 

wiping away bummed out tears, " sob "

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Yime,

I was wondering when you were going to design a coin that will ...

 

Only Be Available .....

 

to folks here in the forums that don't get to go to ..

 

You Can Only Get The Coin at This Event ... Events ?

 

wiping away bummed out tears, " sob "

 

But then, Those that Do go, could always get one, ALSO :D :D ?

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These were awesome! The detail is just spectacular, I managed to get my grimy hands on 3 :D

 

3 - no wonder there weren't any left :D

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Now I see this thread. This coin is so beautiful in person, if only I'd know ahead of time I too would have picked up 3. : )

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Hello everyone,

 

I am looking for this old Coin and would really appreciate if you could contact me via GC-message or mail

longtomsilver.gc@gmail.com

 

Thanks and Happy caching

 

Guido

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