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We were down at the Midnight Madness Geocoin event earlier, and we found this coin slipped under our door.

 

Has anybody seen anything like this?

 

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I saw something like that when you showed it to me! :mad::(:laughing: Congrats on the cool gift!

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What a cool coin! I like the simplicity of it. It's really elegant. : ) I started a grand search to find some way to translate the text and then found out it's the state motto of Hawai'i ("The Life of the Land is Perpetuated by Righteousness"), at least according to Wikipedia. Very interesting! I like coins that make me look stuff up. : )

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Congrats on ur find, I really like animal and shaped coins, so this one is a bummer :mad:

 

Enjoy it, the mystreie coiner surely knew whom to surprise :(

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Beautiful mystery coin!!! :( WOW!!

 

I like the Hawaiian language!!! :mad:

 

Congratulations my friend! :laughing:

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thats such a beautiful coin, congrats for being given it. my son jack loves turtles and tortoises, he has done since he first watched finding nemo, he calls them the dudes. :mad:

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That is just BEAUTIFUL! Don't let Brenda see...in addition to dragons, she is a turtle fan (when we went on a cruise, she HAD to get a turtle souvenier from each port). Congrats Joni!

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Very beautiful coin!!! Congratulations on your gift!! And thanks to the person you minted this wonderful coin. I love it's simplicity

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Seen the picture of it on facebook that you posted, congrats on the mystery geocoin, very very nice, we love it. We hope more recipients receive this coin as well. Who ever is the mystery person thank you for making such a stunning coin.

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Beautiful coin....i really like turtles ;)

 

What is standing on the backside? Can anyone please translate it for me :blink: ?

 

Congrats MustangJoni :D

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Congratulations! Great looking coin! I just googled the back, it is the Hawaiian state motto, which translates to:The Life of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness

 

Motto history

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I found one in my coin bag when I returned from Midnight Madness. It is shiny gold with green translucent. Very beautiful indeed ! And what a truly wonderful surprise !!

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Wow, congratulations!! Great turtle coin! Very beautiful ;):blink:

 

And I will not hide that I would LOVE to add it to my collection of turtles from around the world... :D

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Well doesn't that beat all. I'm sitting here in the Seattle airport waiting to fly out. And I noticed this thread. I wondered what that little Black Nickel turtle was that I found yesterday at the Midnight Madness event. thanks to whoever left it in my bag! Looks like everyone got a different version, how fun ;)

 

TMA

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What a wonderful suprise and a great looking coin. In 3 versions no less. A new mystery coin. What a great time to be a part of geocaching and geocoins. Thanks for the pictures

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Turtles, you have to be in awe of them, they are just so "Nature" there is nothing sharp and aggressive about them the way they move and just get on with it.. ;) But then if you give them a chance...

 

Below is a picture of my daughter at a touch pool in the Bali Safari park in Indonesia, about 30 seconds after this picture was taken there was a almighty wail that had staff running from all directions (it might have had something to do with the Piranha tank next to the turtle exhibit hehe) It seems she had been patting it and drew her hand a little too close to the head and he lent his head back and she was not quick enough to escape a "SNAP" it only just broke the skin but you would have thought she had lost a finger from the carry on hehe

The staff were very good, and did everything you need to do considering the risks from some turtles and bacteria. Just thought I would share how we used to love turtles, Ok we still do as it gives us much joy to reminder her about it all the time. Much to her disgust. :blink:

 

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How neat, a new Mystery coin. Way cool for you Joni, thanks for posting a picture!

It's really neat that there are different versions and that you all shared them.

Thanks Kat for the info/translation.

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I can also attest that following the Geocoin Poker Challenge game (congrats JohnMac56, btw!), that one of the coins picked by the 2nd place person was an Antique Silver one of these turtles. Somehow one of these made it into the pot winnings. Velma of Shaggy, Scooby, & Velma came in 2nd place (again), FYI. Not sure if she'll catch this thread to post.

 

TMA

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Turtles, you have to be in awe of them, they are just so "Nature" there is nothing sharp and aggressive about them the way they move and just get on with it.. ;) But then if you give them a chance...

 

Below is a picture of my daughter at a touch pool in the Bali Safari park in Indonesia, about 30 seconds after this picture was taken there was a almighty wail that had staff running from all directions (it might have had something to do with the Piranha tank next to the turtle exhibit hehe) It seems she had been patting it and drew her hand a little too close to the head and he lent his head back and she was not quick enough to escape a "SNAP" it only just broke the skin but you would have thought she had lost a finger from the carry on hehe

The staff were very good, and did everything you need to do considering the risks from some turtles and bacteria. Just thought I would share how we used to love turtles, Ok we still do as it gives us much joy to reminder her about it all the time. Much to her disgust. :blink:

 

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Great pic :D You should post that on the tsun FB page :D I like the pin on her hat too!

 

More pics of the coins!

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What a lovely lovely coin and message.... congrats to the recipients and well done to the mystery coiner. :lol:

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What a lovely lovely coin and message.... congrats to the recipients and well done to the mystery coiner. :lol:

 

Beautiful coin and message! Congratulations!!!!

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What a cool coin. Mustang Joni showed me hers at the Midnight Geocoin Madness, I had never seen or heard of it before then. Cool! :lol:

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More pics of the coins!

 

Ok. These are crude. Just quick snaps for the turtle's adoring fans :lol:

 

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I like that, congrats.

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Congratulations Joni!! And thanks for letting us see this at Midnight Madness.

 

She didn't let me see it :) Geez Joni :lol:

 

Pete, you were so busy wheeling and dealing! LOL

 

Yours looks awesome too!

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