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Figueira da Foz 2009

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Hello,

 

Here it's my latest project, the '09 version of the Figueira da Foz Geocoin.

It's coming a bit late, but better late than no coin at all.

 

There will be produced 150 coins (100 Normal and 50 Limited version).

 

Not sure about the platings and colors yet, cuz i'm waiting for some samples to choose from.

 

Most of the geocoins will be sold in the Portuguese Foruns of Geocaching.

But i'll save some geocoins to sell internacionally here on this forum.

 

I'll announce the time when i'll start a pre-order, once i got the coins myself.. so all of you who might want this coin will be able to try to get one.

Note that it will be a small number of coins.

 

;)

 

I'll post the samples soon and, i hope you like this design.

 

FFoz2009-01.png

 

The front of the coin has the city iconic clock tower, that is located on the main beach and some artwork about the sun and nature that shows what turns our city so beautifull.

The backside with some inspiration from Arabic art, its about the sea, the nets from the fishermens, the waves and on its center the official symbol of the city.

 

Some info about the subject for this coin. The city of Figueira da Foz.

 

Figueira da Foz, also known as Figueira for short, is a city of the district of Coimbra, in Portugal.

It is located at the mouth of the Mondego river, 40 km west of Coimbra, and sheltered by hills (Serra da Boa Viagem).

The city proper has a population of 46,600 and the municipality has in total 62,601 inhabitants.

It is the second largest city in the district of Coimbra.

 

It is a coastal city with several beaches, summer and seaport facilities in the Atlantic Ocean coast.

As a city of tourism it plays an important part in the centre of the country.

A zone of legal gambling, one can find in Figueira one of the biggest casinos of the Iberian Peninsula – the Casino Peninsular.

 

Best regards,

Diogo Sérgio

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Nice! I love the detailing, layers & translucents. ;)

 

But why not Figueira da Foz 2010 instead of 2009? ;) Since the coin is being produced in 2010?

 

CF30

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Nice! I love the detailing, layers & translucents. :huh:

 

But why not Figueira da Foz 2010 instead of 2009? ;) Since the coin is being produced in 2010?

 

CF30

 

First version was made in 2008, then i started the design of the '09 version, but i couldnt start producing the coin at that time. And i didnt wanted to skip a year so this one i'll be relative to '09.

 

And the 2010 will probably come late this year ;)

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That is beautiful. I hope I can get my hands on one!

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Looks great, please increase the production number.

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Nice! I love the detailing, layers & translucents. :(

 

But why not Figueira da Foz 2010 instead of 2009? ;) Since the coin is being produced in 2010?

 

CF30

 

First version was made in 2008, then i started the design of the '09 version, but i couldnt start producing the coin at that time. And i didnt wanted to skip a year so this one i'll be relative to '09.

 

And the 2010 will probably come late this year :huh:

 

:( if you noticed, that happened also with the Portuguese Geocoin for 2009 (the one with Camões the most famous portuguese poet on the front). This is a problem that arises from the difficulty to get the projects going on smoothly. Specially when we came to the point where we need to get the money doing these ;)

 

This one is a very personal project from Diogo. A great looking geocoin, a little bit less personal than i would expect, tought. Nevertheless beautiful, and the translucents would create some nice efffects.

 

There are lots of projects for new geocoins arising here in Portugal every month. Some people are doing them on a personal basis - like the Castelo Branco geocoin a wonderful, white, pure and clean geocoin from Geopate, and some are a little more organized like the KoinAlchemy who've made the Portucale geocoin - a tribute to the city of Porto.

 

PL

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Oh, wow, that is really nice! I hope I can get one too. I love the details -- awesome job!

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i think many here at this forum will like this geocoin. you should consider a "reservation" list, and then determine your production number after you find out how many collectors would purchase one or more. this is just a personal suggestion. nice design! :rolleyes:

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Diogo has been working on this for a while, always keeping secret about how the coin would look like. He just promised that it would be a nice one. And it sure is!! ;)

 

I confess that I was surprised (very positively) with this design, which is full of details, beautiful shapes, and provides a huge potential for color schemes to make it shine :) Totally different from the 2008 version of the Figueira da Foz geocoin.

 

I tend to agree with the comment above that 150 coins will not be enough for the demand! :rolleyes:

 

Congratulations, Diogo!

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Hello,

 

Right now the production numbers are decided.

But who knows of a future remint.

 

:rolleyes: .

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Well the coins are finally made. :) (At last)

 

So i though of putting here the pictures of them.

Hope you enjoy.

 

Right now the coins will only be sold in the Portuguese Geocaching Forums.

But i'll save some Geocoins to sell internationally. (If buyers appear).

 

These are the versions.

 

RE - Shiny Gold + Purple and Red (100 geocoins)

Gold_Red_Purple01.jpgGold_Red_Purple02.jpg

LE –Shiny Silver + Black and White (50 geocoins)

Silver_Black_white01.jpgSilver_Black_white02.jpg

LE – Shiny Gold + Green (50 geocoins)

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LE – Antique Silver/ Blue (50 geocoins)

Antique_Blue01.jpgAntique_Blue02.jpg

AE – Two tone Satin Gold Shiny Niquel (16 Geocoins)

Satin_Gold_Silver01.jpgSatin_Gold_Silver02.jpg

 

Best regards,

Diogo Sérgio

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Brilliant work !!

My biggest compliments !

I would like to get a hand on a set.

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I'm 100% positive that your pictures don't do this coin justice.

 

The green/gold and the black and white one look really nice and I'm sure much prettier in person.

 

Congrats!

tsun

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Wouw, they look great. I hope I'll have some money left when they go on sale! I like the shiny gold + purple and red, and the shine gold green the most. Fingers crossed.

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Very nice design, i would like to sell a set too....

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I'm 100% positive that your pictures don't do this coin justice.

 

The green/gold and the black and white one look really nice and I'm sure much prettier in person.

 

Congrats!

tsun

 

Yeah, that's true! The coins in person are much prettier. For me the black and white its the most beautiful one.

And by the way, its a big compliment hear those words from you.

 

:)

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My inclanation is generally towards the greens, but the black and white is also very striking...hope to purchase one!

 

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I'm 100% positive that your pictures don't do this coin justice.

 

The green/gold and the black and white one look really nice and I'm sure much prettier in person.

 

Congrats!

tsun

 

Yeah, that's true! The coins in person are much prettier. For me the black and white its the most beautiful one.

And by the way, its a big compliment hear those words from you.

 

;)

 

Hi

 

I'm very happy with this result. Congratulations, Diogo (and Roberto :) ). Diogo has done a very good job with this drawing and create a very good looking geocoin. Brilliant, quite different from others that have being made here in Portugal.

 

He should be proud of his great design artwork. And it will be nice to see the impact around Portuguese collectors (i'm on the queue for a set or two). Specially the Black and White version that is absolutely gorgeous.

 

Paulo aka PLnauta

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all are amazing!!! you did a great job!!!! Bravo my friend!!!! WOW!!!

 

All color combinations are excellent, the design is fantastic!!! The black and white is like the ancient mosaic of Rhodes..... I have posted a photo in PlNauta's cointest.... :)

 

Once again.... BRAVO!!!!! ;)

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Interested buyer standing in queue! ;)

 

I particularly like the RE and the LE Black and White and LE Antique Silver and Blue. Would love to get hold of any one of those (or all of them...). :)

 

CF30

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I'm a big fan of the two tone gold silver. It looks really good.

 

TMA

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We would like to buy a set of theese nice coins too.

Great job.

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.double posting, sorry.

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Those are stunning! I'm with the crew that loves the black & white one, but I also am very fond of the purple and red one too. :) Beautiful coin!

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I am interested, what is the pricing for it?

 

ZeMartelo, por acaso serás Português ? :)

PL

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The sales for these Geocoins are already available in the following links:

 

http://forum.geocaching-pt.net/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=6702

and

http://www.geopt.org/index.php?option=com_...f=23&t=1017

 

Prices:

35€ - pack of 3 coins including 1 RE + 1 LE – Shiny Silver + Black and White + 1 LE – Shiny Gold + Green

11.5€ - RE - Shiny Gold + Purple and Red

 

Just post your interest and a PM or e-mail (if the address is indicated) will be sent to arrange the shipping and payment details. You can also contact me via e-mail: roberto[at]ipcb.pt

 

If you need any additional information please let me know!

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Well, with that said. :P

 

Everyone interested in the Geocoin, please contact Team_CRL_2351 (roberto[at]ipcb.pt) for orders and infos.

 

He's the one handling sales and shipping.

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One word : brilliant!

I can't even say which one is my favourite, every version is outstanding. Great work!

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The LE versions only sell in a set of 3. That's to much for me to buy now. If some buys the set and would like to trade or sell the 1 LE – Shiny Gold + Green, I'm very interested!

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The LE versions only sell in a set of 3. That's to much for me to buy now. If some buys the set and would like to trade or sell the 1 LE – Shiny Gold + Green, I'm very interested!

I think I can work out a deal with ya. :P

 

CF30

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Hello everebody!

First coins will be shipped tomorrow...

 

Hope they'll arrive soon and you enjoy them|

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Well, here goes...worst people can say is 'no' right? :rolleyes: If anyone buys a set a does not want the Black and White LE would they consider trading it with me? It really is the only one I want. I have a thing for black and white coins. :rolleyes:

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Well, here goes...worst people can say is 'no' right? :rolleyes: If anyone buys a set a does not want the Black and White LE would they consider trading it with me? It really is the only one I want. I have a thing for black and white coins. :rolleyes:

 

depends if you have nice tengwars for me :rolleyes:

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Email sent!

 

Hi Kathryn

I've tried to answer your e-mail and it is always returned... I'll send you a PM.

 

Thank you!

Roberto

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Great looking coins <_< email has been sent, crossing fingers

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Great looking coins <_< email has been sent, crossing fingers

 

E-mail sent!

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Great looking coins <_< email has been sent, crossing fingers

 

E-mail sent!

 

Yeah :P

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If anyone already received the coins, please let us know what you think of them (:

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I would be very interested in trading someone for the black and white version (most favorite). Maybe also the green version. Or even the gold/purple. See, I can't help myself. They are gorgeous.

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I would be very interested in trading someone for the black and white version (most favorite). Maybe also the green version. Or even the gold/purple. See, I can't help myself. They are gorgeous.

 

Hi there!

There are stil a few for sale!

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Well, here goes...worst people can say is 'no' right? :P If anyone buys a set a does not want the Black and White LE would they consider trading it with me? It really is the only one I want. I have a thing for black and white coins. :huh:

 

depends if you have nice tengwars for me :)

 

Let me check and see if I can part with any.

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I got the coins today and I like them a lot. I even noticed an optical illusion on the green version that is really eye-catching.

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All international orders have already been shipped!

There are still some coins available!

 

Thank you all for the kind words regarding the coins! :D

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