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Sorry for the complete newbie question. But I have just begun looking at geocoins online and noticed that lighthouse ones are very desirable and many sell for higher prices. Why is this?

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This isn't a Groundspeak/Geocaching.com product.

Pathtags are not "geocoins".

Maybe they have their own forums. :)

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This isn't a Groundspeak/Geocaching.com product.

Pathtags are not "geocoins".

Maybe they have their own forums. :)

 

Ok, I took that name out of my initial post. It's just a simple question about a geocaching topic and this forum seemed to fit best.

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To add to the discussion - I hadn't noticed that lighthouse coins were considered more desirable.

 

A long time ago when I was still collecting geocoins, I acquired quite a few lighthouse geocoins. But that's for a personal reason. My dad was in the Coast Guard, and for a while when I was a little girl, we had a lighthouse right in front of our house (Fort Gratiot lighthouse). So it's an important memory for me. We always visit lighthouses when we're traveling.

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Yeah.... pathtags are not trackable on geocaching.com, much like personal coins, and as such using the geocaching.com forum to discuss/trade/sell them is frowned on.

 

But to your question on valuation of certain coins.... your guess is as good as anyones. If it's Ebay that you're looking at it may depend on the seller. Some use beautiful photography and demand exorbitant prices while others want their stuff to move quickly and are more reasonable down to the production value of their auction pages. Don't mistake a bidding war for actual value for a coin.... that's just ego between two contenders. But that's for older coins that are no longer available from the original coin designer/maker.

 

Brand new coins pretty much cost the same, depending on where the design originated from and their cost of production. For example european coins tend to be more expensive, 20-50% more, than US coins because shipping is more costly and tax considerations such as VAT. Also coins produced in very large numbers tend to be less expensive. Makers want to recoup their costs so selling out means a quick return on investment. Whereas a large run can take longer to sell in enough quantity to recoup costs. So a lot depends what you're comparing prices to.

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