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Close encounters of the moose kind geocoin

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You take three trips to Sweden without seeing a moose and on your fourth trip one jumps in front of your car (no person or moose got hurt). The three of us, my wife me and the moose, had a huge WTHeck ? moment and as a true geocoin addict the first thing that came to my mind was: "this could be a nice geocoin" !

 

Back at home i fired up the computer and after a couple of hours came up with the coin above.

 

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The front side will be a moose head in black nickel for the outline and the shadow. The highlight parts will be colored in enemal. The backside will have multi layers with a moose that is crossing a road with the text "close encounters of the moose kinds" in the same font as the sciencefiction movie "third kind". The deepest level (road and sky) will be in glow.

 

I think the main edition should be in "moose color" and perhaps different editions with fun colors.

 

Since i am already in the sample state of another coin i am hesitant in starting a new project and i thought i would check to see what the community thinks about this and if there is any interest in a coin like this.

 

Please let me know if you are interested in seeing this coin in production and if you have any suggestion about it.

 

Greetings, Dave

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I'll contact my broker in the AM to assure that I can liquidate some holdings in order to grab a few (when they're ready) ... :laughing:

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Thank you all for your kind responses ! Reading the reactions i think most people are interested in a coin with a moose color finish.

 

How about "fun colors" like glitters or so ?

 

Next step will be getting quotes from minters to see what it will cost me to get these made.

 

Greetings,

 

Dave

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Like your design!!

 

I like the brown and the red one ... glitter versions ... maybe a black glitter?

 

In 2011 we saw 2 bulls in Sweden at nightfall, hard to see, but they were there in the field, about 20 meters from our car B)

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That is a really nice coin, if you were going to do a glitter I would keep it to a moose color glitter.

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We'd definitely be interested in a moose coin after having several great encounters with these beasties in Montana and Wyoming. Would prefer the brown moose color, but a glittery moose color would be fun!

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Thank you all for your kind feedback !

 

I am a bit closer in getting this coin produced and will post more about it as soon as things are more certain.

 

I updated the design a bit, after printing the coin in real size on paper it looked to small so i made it about 0.25" bigger. I also added a mid level layer on the front size to allow for different shades of the brown color and a translucent layer whilst keeping the ability to stick to the original design. As a test i added a version with camo colors also :-)

 

Greets, Dave

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Thank you all for your kind feedback !

 

I am a bit closer in getting this coin produced and will post more about it as soon as things are more certain.

 

I updated the design a bit, after printing the coin in real size on paper it looked to small so i made it about 0.25" bigger. I also added a mid level layer on the front size to allow for different shades of the brown color and a translucent layer whilst keeping the ability to stick to the original design. As a test i added a version with camo colors also :-)

 

Greets, Dave

 

I'm not sure about the camo'ed moose, kinda looks like he has moss growing on him! :o

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I'm not sure about the camo'ed moose, kinda looks like he has moss growing on him! :o

 

Lets call this edition the 'Special Navy Seal Moose' ( the kind that gets dropped behind tourist lines and attacks when you the least expect it) Nah just kidding its just a test to see how it would look like :-)

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I'm not sure about the camo'ed moose, kinda looks like he has moss growing on him! :o

 

+1 - still interested in all but the camo design.

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I'd get a tri-color one.

 

Making one in antique bronze metal with grayish enamels would also be interesting.

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I really like the new version with the different shades.

 

No glitter nor camo for me, I want it as natural as it can be :)

 

I'll take one for myself and one for a friend.

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After a long period of silence an update about the "Close Encounters of the Moose Kind" geocoin: They will be available for sale next thursday at geocachingshop.nl, geocoins.wellner.se and phdcoins.ca !

 

The coin is about 2 inches in diameter, 3 mm thick, trackable and have a unique icon. At this time i don't know what they will sell for, what names the editions will have and which editions will be limited.

 

Antique Nickel + translucent olive + glow (A):

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Black Nickel + translucent yellow + glow (B):

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Satin Gold + translucent black ©:

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Black Nickel + Brown IHE (D):

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Black Nickel + Cool Grey (E):

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Antique Bronze + Brown/Gold glitter (F):

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Antique Bronze + translucent purple - AE20 (G):

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Besides the above editions another edition that is sold only by phdcoins.ca and geocoins.wellner.se will also available, i haven't got a picture of that one yet.

 

I will post an update as soon as i have more information.

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You take three trips to Sweden without seeing a moose and on your fourth trip one jumps in front of your car (no person or moose got hurt). The three of us, my wife me and the moose, had a huge WTHeck ? moment and as a true geocoin addict the first thing that came to my mind was: "this could be a nice geocoin" !

 

Back at home i fired up the computer and after a couple of hours came up with the coin above.

 

Description:

 

The front side will be a moose head in black nickel for the outline and the shadow. The highlight parts will be colored in enemal. The backside will have multi layers with a moose that is crossing a road with the text "close encounters of the moose kinds" in the same font as the sciencefiction movie "third kind". The deepest level (road and sky) will be in glow.

 

I think the main edition should be in "moose color" and perhaps different editions with fun colors.

 

Since i am already in the sample state of another coin i am hesitant in starting a new project and i thought i would check to see what the community thinks about this and if there is any interest in a coin like this.

 

Please let me know if you are interested in seeing this coin in production and if you have any suggestion about it.

 

Greetings, Dave

 

So in Alaska we had moose (alive) out in the yard. Lots of moose (dead) by the highway too. Kinda like deer (dead) along the highways in MO, MN, and WI only bigger!

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All versions (except the True North edition) available via geocachingshop.nl

There will be a few sets which include the AE edition.

They will be online later today (around 6pm CET).

 

The icon is also online: 6591.gif

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Two moose are heading my way :D

 

ILYM

 

Just curious about the editions you liked and ordered. Personally i love the Melvin (yellow) and the Manfred (Antique Niclel / Olive) editions.

 

The Manfred edition was added at the last moment and turned out to be a real gem !

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I couldn't decide, so I ordered all of them. :rolleyes: Why do you have to make so many pretty ones? I really like the satin silver, satin gold, and camoish looking ones.

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Do you have the mint numbers for the coins, at least the LEs and AE? Got my set last week. Beautiful!!

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Do you have the mint numbers for the coins, at least the LEs and AE? Got my set last week. Beautiful!!

 

Except for the AE (20 pieces) i don't know the mint numbers, i am in Nuenen at the geocachingshop.nl this wednesday and will ask about the numbers. Can't believe i asked that question myself :-)

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Here are the production numbers:

 

Model Total 1st batch

A (LE50) 50

B 65

C (LE50) 30 (20 more will come in 2nd batch)

D 75

E 65

F (LE50) 30 (20 more will come in 2nd batch)

G (LE50) 50

H (AE) 20

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Meet Mats the Moose, a new member of the Close Encounters of the Moose Kind family. This version is translucent green on polished gold and will be available at geocachingshop.nl soon

 

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And this is Moop the Moose; my new personal edition of the Close Encounters of the Moose Kind geocoin. It is translucent blue/green on satin silver. This edition will be available for trade / sale and i will bring it with me to the Munich and Ulm events.

 

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Melvin, Michael, Morton, Murphy and Myrtle are also available again at geocachingshop.nl

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I absolutely LOVE this idea.

I want one! I will order ASAP :lol::D

 

Moop is available for sale (12 euro, excl. shipping) or trade by sending me a pm. Mats will be available at geocachingshop.nl soon.

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