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Identifying orphaned coins


Prospector666

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Hi

I got left a big bag of lovely coin like objects from my late dad. I just found out they were Geocache coins which I had never heard of before so looked it up and ended here and learned how to use the Tracking code and patience to check that they were all Unactivated which makes sense as my dad was a coin collector and very elderly so would have no reason to activate them.

It looks like great fun but I dont drive so had planned to sell them but have a problem. A lot were in boxes with the Activation card, some in plastic wallets and bags without cards and a big pile of cards were loose presumably fell out at the bottom of the bag. The excellent activation recovery tool recovered the Activation codes for the Orphans with no cards but but then realised he had 13 off 'Time Lord' same year all different variants. 

 

Is there a photo database or something similar somewhere to match the colours to the variants? And to get information on them?

 

 

Many  Thanks

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Google is good way search images and info, searching the designer or manufacturer helps and finally there is a German geocoin site that may help Geocoin Wiki (ssoca.eu)

You can always ask us collectors on The Addicted Geocoin Group on Facebook post pictures just cover the tracking number before posting, many buy & sell there.

Good Luck and sorry for your loss

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@kini_ont Thankyou very much! My wife's just joined the FB!

As an aside, It was a huge amount to go through and I eventually got Geoblind looking at the Track codes but one thing was for sure - almost every coin was from the US. It must have cost him an arm and a leg in postage! The bag of them weighed 7.5Kg my wife thinks she counted approx 250 coins!

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17 hours ago, Prospector666 said:

@kini_ont Thankyou very much! My wife's just joined the FB!

As an aside, It was a huge amount to go through and I eventually got Geoblind looking at the Track codes but one thing was for sure - almost every coin was from the US. It must have cost him an arm and a leg in postage! The bag of them weighed 7.5Kg my wife thinks she counted approx 250 coins!

Good luck with this.  If you try the Addicted Facebook Group on FB I'm sure you'll have plenty of takers (I'll be keeping an eye out for example).  Some sets are more desirable than others but generally all coins will have *someone* looking for it.

I guess from your postage comment that you're not in the US, whereabouts are you (out of interest).  I'm in New Zealand so have a very good idea what postage can be like!

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