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could anyone out there explain the "geo-tokens" to me. I'm a novice at this and am trying to learn something. I've seen a couple of them and am now wondering what the deal is? thanks

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Some geo-tokens/geocoins are meant to be tracked liked travel bugs (on geocaching.com or other sites), while other geo-tokens are signature items. Some are both.

It might be helpful if you described the geo-tokens you are coming across.

 

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I don't know what geo-tokens are. FISUR is referring to geocoins in his post, I believe.

 

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Jeremy's right, I was referring to geocoins. But if you take a look at the Geocoin Designs section of our home page, you'll see that there are a number items designated by its creators as GeoTokens, including those by Team Huckleberry, SpiderTracks, Geogeek, Myarch, Cool_and_the_Gang, and P2 (Squared). Such signature items are very geocoin-like. I've also noted that on occasion a geocoin is referred to as a token.

 

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I've been wanting to get some of my own coins made, however, the cost/quantity is outrageous for even the most simple design.

 

I kinda like what GeoVamp did. It appears he bought some blank wooden nickels and put his own stamp on them. I would still like to get video game type tokens made with my own custom design. Not having much luck in finding an economical solution on the web...

 

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I was wondering how many designs of geocaching related coins are for sale out there. The ones that I know of are:

 

Green Man

Joy of Geocaching

Texas Geocoins

Canada Geocoins

USA Geocoins

 

Are there any other sites out there selling other geocoin designs?

 

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I don't know? After doing a brief search on the web, it looks like I can get some poker chips made with a custom design. I think I can order 1000 of them for around $200. That would be a neat signature item.

 

On the same token (pun absolutely intended), I picked up a TB that is a GeoCaching casino style chip. I wonder where I can get some of these???

 

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We make very simple Geo-Tokens. Our avatar is one side of it. Both sides can be viewed at a larger size at Fisur's awesome collection.

 

Our methods are really low tech: We designed the graphics and print them off of our printer, cut them out and glue them to wooden nickle blanks which you can get just about anywhere.

 

Over that we apply several layers of decopage sealer (remember that from the 70's?, I think it is really thick white glue). After the glue cures for a week it gets 2 coats of paste type furniture wax.

 

They are pretty coll looking and hold up pretty well, I think, but probably not as well as one cast in metal. That is why we don't call them 'coins'.

 

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I just started making my own "geocoins", for my 100th cache find. They're made from wooden discs, with my avatar burned in using a wood burner.

 

I think I'm going to call them "geotokens" though icon_biggrin.gif

 

Hopefully I'll be switching to custom-printed wooden nickels soon, my hand is starting to cramp from the woodburning tool.

 

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Go to

 

Here you can make your own token relatively inexpensively.

 

- pick the color (even glow in the dark)

- Design both sides with your own designs or use there art templaes.

- the option to get the tokens individually numbered.

 

For a total of about $40 to $50, you can get can 50 custom made tokens.

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quote:
Originally posted by Mr. Snazz:

I just started making my own "geocoins", for my 100th cache find. They're made from wooden discs, with my avatar burned in using a wood burner.

 

I think I'm going to call them "geotokens" though icon_biggrin.gif

 

Hopefully I'll be switching to custom-printed wooden nickels soon, my hand is starting to cramp from the woodburning tool.

 

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Keep making them by hand but don't forget to No each one, thath will make every one totaly unique due to the differences in being hand made. No two ever exactly the same. Mancunian Pyrocacher

 

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Sorry I forgot the link.

 

Go to: www.tokenfactory.com

 

Here you can make your own token relatively inexpensively.

 

- pick the color (even glow in the dark)

- Design both sides with your own designs or use their art templaes.

- the option to get the tokens individually numbered.

 

For a total of about $40 to $50, you can get can 50 custom made tokens.

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quote:
Originally posted by FISUR:

Some geo-tokens/geocoins are meant to be tracked liked travel bugs (on geocaching.com or other sites), while other geo-tokens are signature items. Some are both.

It might be helpful if you described the geo-tokens you are coming across.

 

http://www.geocities.com/team_fisur

 

The"geo-tokens" we've seen are kind of like little business cards. I don't know if we're supposed to take them and put them somewhere else, or if they're just there to say who's been there. Again, what's the deal, and what are we supposed to do with them, if anything.

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If there is a website listed or some kind of tracking number, it's best to check it out to make sure that it's not someone's own personal travel bug/hitchhiker, but other than that, this question has been debated many times. If you collect them, you might as well keep it, unless you feel like passing it on to someone else.

 

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