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The samples of my first Geocoin design are in!

The coin on the first two photos is a LE and will remain colorless. The coin on the last two photos is a RE. Seven different versions will go into production and six of them will be for sale in different shops. The seventh will be the AE and only available through trade.

The front is designed after a traditional wooden Viking shield. I choose for the dragon design on the shield to make it more complete and because I really like dragon coins. The wood grain came out perfectly, you can even see the nails. The edge is made to look like pieces of metal placed like scales and nailed to the shield. The runes around the edge on the back are for you to decipher, as you can also deduct from the text in the middle. That text is a verse from the Hávamál, part of the Edda, a collection of Old Norse poems from the Viking age. To complete the design there is a Viking/Celtic knot as background for the text.

I hope you like my design. I surely am proud of them and think they look great. I will post an update when I receive more information from the mint.

 

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Very nice coin, look forward to seeing the rest of them.. and potentially adding a bunch of them to my collection :)

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Love the simplicity of the design, especially the first one.

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Small update:

I received conformation that the coins will be sold by geocachingshop.nl and PHDcoins.ca when they are finished. That should be somewhere next month.

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Small update:

I received conformation that the coins will be sold by geocachingshop.nl and PHDcoins.ca when they are finished. That should be somewhere next month.

 

Daar zijn we vaste klanten, die gaan we zeker bestellen.

 

Prachtige munt!! Echt heel leuk gedaan, hoedje af! :lol:

 

ENG: We're regulars at the geocoinshop, we'll surely order them. ... can't wait!

Awesome coin!!! Very well done! :laughing:

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Another small update:

The name for the coin will be Viking Shield Dragon Geocoin. They are expected at the end of October and will come with a custom icon.

 

Some new pictures of two of the seven versions:

 

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Cant wait to see these come out... I will deff be getting 1 or more. About how much will they cost?

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Very nice! I will certainly consider adding this one to my collection. Any information about the other editions yet?

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At launch, there will be 7 models:

 

A (RE) Antique silver Front: PMS white, Trans #1; Back: Trans #1

B (RE) Antique copper Front: PMS 620, Trans #11; Back: Trans #11

C (LE75) Polished Nickel Front: PMS 294, Trans #4; Back: Trans #4

D (RE) Poished Gold Front: PMS black, Trans #7; Back: Trans #7,Trans #16

E (LE50) Antique bronze no color

F (LE75) Antique gold Front: Glow #1, Trans #9; Back: Trans #9

G (AE) Satin Silver Front: Glitter CA-3, Trans #11; Back: Trans #8

 

The AE is not available separately, but there will be a few sets with all 7 coins.

 

They will for sale end of october/early november via geocachingshop.nl.

 

Pricing will be published later.

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wow, the colourless version looks amazing, would love to start a collection at some point, though cash isn't on my side at he moment due to car insurance and mot/repairs.

 

But if when I have the money there's any left I would definitely love one of them.

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and how does one go about getting one of the naked version?

The naked version is a LE. This version as well as the others can be bought at Geocachingshop.nl, PHDcoins.ca and Geocoinstore.com when they come available end of October.

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I love the antique bronze plain finish. The wood looks great! I hope to be able to get one of the LE's.

 

I generally like the design, the coin looks good as a coin, although the dragon is no viking style. I also have to disagree with your use of runes. Never forget that runes were not meant to transcribe English... there are some sounds (th, for instance) that fit and have their own sign, and others (sh, for instance) that don't and generally don't work well with runes; and there were rules to follow to use them correctly. Plus, "than" does not mean the same thing as "then".

If you need some help with runes, send me a PM, I'll be glad to be of some use.

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Very cool. Will have to remember to order these.

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I really like this coin! I had an idea to make a shield coin in similar fashion, but I just couldn't solidify it in my mind the way you did here and it's really well done. I'm partial to the all metal look, but the strong contrast in the colors is beautiful. The wood grain is fantastic. Just really cool all around! I'd love to trade with you when you're ready :D

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wow this looks super awesome! i'm so excited for this. I don't care what version I get but I will definitely be trying to get one. Great design!

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The pricing of the Viking Dragon Shield Geocoin in our shop:

 

RE editions: € 9,95 incl VAT / € 8,22 excl VAT (outside Europe)

LE (75 pieces) editions: € 10,95 incl VAT / € 9,05 excl VAT (outside Europe)

 

As version E is preferred by so many people, we have decided to change this one into a RE edition.

 

There will be a few sets (of 7 pieces) available containing the AE edition.

 

Availability of the coins: last week of October.

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happy to hear the vers. e will hopefully be available for order...looking forward to seeing the coin

 

ILYK

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happy to hear the vers. e will hopefully be available for order...looking forward to seeing the coin

 

ILYK

 

Ditto!

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Today we decided on the names for the 7 versions. All names come from the worlds of the Viking Gods.

 

Version A is named Sleipnir, the Eight-Legged War Horse of Odin. Not only is he the swiftest horse in the world, he can carry Odin across land, sea or sky, and from the Halls of Asgard to the Realms of the Dead.

 

Version B is named Helheim, the Underground Nordic land of the deep-frozen dead, ruled by Hel.

 

Version C is named Asgard, the Home of the Aesir Gods. Ruled by Odin and Frigg, the halls of Asgard have been built to withstand the onslaught of giants.

 

Version D is named Yggdrasil, the giant ash tree at the Hub of the Universe. Yggdrasil is home to an abundance of wildlife both magical and malicious. Dew from the Yggdrasil supplies mead for Valhalla, and when the world ends in almost total devastation this tree will still be there, containing seeds for the next crop of beings.

 

Version E is named Valkyries, raving warrior ladies who descend from the skies and take the dead to Valhalla, the Hero's Heaven. They are a team of forty Viking warrior maidens on horseback, led by the goddess Freya.

 

Version F is named Mjollnir, the Hammer of Thor. It was crafted by the Dwarves and every time this hammer is wielded, lightning issues forth.

 

Version G is named Valhalla, Odin's Heavenly All-Inclusive Afterlife Resort. Dead Viking warriors are escorted there by the Valkyries for an afterlife rich in booze, punch-ups and uncouth language.

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Some photo's of the other versions.

If you want to see them a bit larger, just copy the image url to a blank page and change 'display' into 'large'.

 

Asgard (LE)

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Helheim

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Mjollnir (LE)

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Yggdrasil

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Valhalla (AE)

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For sale this evening (CET) at Geocachingshop.nl and later also at PHDCoins.ca, Geocoinstore.com and geocoins.wellner.se(except the AE).

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I love the way the texture comes out on the Asgard coin, and the colours on Yggdrasil!

 

Will all versions be on all websites later (except AE)? I'm thinking that shipping might be lower for me from wellner.se, but I won't want to risk not getting the versions that I'm hoping for.

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Best way is to contact Wellner directly and ask him. I don't know if all the shops are going to sell all versions.

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was going to wait until the full sets came available but didn't think my wife would enjoy me doing that especially with the new kid just arrived.

 

so i sat here staring at my computer debating for the last hour... yggdrasil, asgard or sleipnir... finally (painfully) decided on asgard! can't wait!

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I'm very happy that so many cachers like this design and the coins themselves. Thank you all for your positive comments and of course for buying the coin(s). I can only hope that if I were to embark on a next coin project, it will be just as successful.

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I just ordered the Valkyries' Goecoin from geocachingshop.nl (along with a couple of other things).

Can't wait for them to arrive!

:)

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Received mine today ... awesome coins, I hope I can get more versions soon.

I got the Asgard, Helheim and Sleipnir version, hoping to get the Valhalla and Mjollnir versions too.

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I'm looking for the Valhalla version!

 

Has someone this coin left for me?

I'm sorry to tell you that all 15 Valhalla coins are sold/traded and there won't be a remint. If you are VERY lucky one of the owners is willing to trade...

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And where can we find a Mjollnir version?

I just checked the shops that are selling the Viking Dragon Shield coins, but non of them have the Mjollnir version currently listed. They are most likely sold out, but you could try and mail geocachingshop.nl if they have one left.

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And where can we find a Mjollnir version?

I just checked the shops that are selling the Viking Dragon Shield coins, but non of them have the Mjollnir version currently listed. They are most likely sold out, but you could try and mail geocachingshop.nl if they have one left.

They were never there :( I ordered them minutes after the release, but they never showed them in the shop. I'll ask WJ.

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And where can we find a Mjollnir version?

I just checked the shops that are selling the Viking Dragon Shield coins, but non of them have the Mjollnir version currently listed. They are most likely sold out, but you could try and mail geocachingshop.nl if they have one left.

They were never there :( I ordered them minutes after the release, but they never showed them in the shop. I'll ask WJ.

 

They just posted today at >> http://www.geocoinstore.com/index.php?main_page=index

 

Got ours ... :D

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Mine arrived yesterday - even better in hand; great design, color schemes, and metals

 

Privileged to own the set!

 

:) :) :) :) :) :) :)

 

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