+Jedi Cacher Posted June 28, 2012 Share Posted June 28, 2012 A few years back I had seen a topic about a geocacher asking why the state of SD does not have a geocoin. I too had thought about this as I am a resident here. After many years of speculation, the South Dakota state geocoin is now a reality. For the past several years I have tried to get this project off the ground to no avail and had abandoned the idea. However, earlier in the year I went to work on some sketches and came up with some more ideas for the coin that would best represent the state of South Dakota. A friend of mine helped me out with the final graphics on his Mac and then I sent in the images to Oakcoins. This coin contains the state motto, slogan, shape of SD inset with 4 icons from the state. The black hills spruce, ringneck pheasant, walleye and the coyote are all depicted within the shape of the state in traditional geocaching colors. In the back ground of the state image is a really cool compass rose design. On the front is Mt.Rushmore in 3D with a waving American flag in the background. I also decided to include the year this coin was minted, as this is the first geocoin to represent the state. The tracking numbers are on the outer rim of the coin as not to detract from the artwork. This coin can be purchased in 2 different metals. Antique Silver or Antique Gold. The silver has the blue accents while the gold has the red accents. The cost is $10 per coin. I am now taking pre-orders for these coins until July 1st, 2012. The coins will then go to mint on July 2nd. I am hoping to have them back on time for the Black Hills Geobash V event in mid August. When the coins arrive from mint I can send out a paypal invoice and get the coins sent out. Or you can come join in the fun at the Black Hills Geobash V and pick your coins up. The only stipulation I have is that I am only taking orders within the US and am not shipping overseas at this time. There is a possibility I could ship some of these coins overseas after the event. Quote Link to comment
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