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Mama Fishcacher
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Joined: 2003-11-23
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Location: Near Madison, WI

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 6:54 pm Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by pcfrog:

Well was trying something a little different and possibly get people to know the Latin name.

"Robin" just sounded so mundane.



How about "American Robin"?

I like the coin with the robin and the violets on it.

Here's another suggestion if you want more - how about a pine cone?

~MF
 
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PCFrog
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:32 am Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by fishcachers:
How about "American Robin"?

~MF



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phoenixrose
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Joined: 2005-08-22
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 2:17 am Reply with quote Back to top

Hi Guys!

I have family in WI that I'll be visiting in the next month and a half or so, and tripped across this.

I can't wait for the geocoin - and am enjoying watching this develop.

Are you considering that there are a couple coin buying groups out there that will want to buy alot of these (I belong to a group - COin Order Liason aka COOL that gets about 50 at a time for about 15-20 members)? Just something to keep in mind.

You're welcome to email me or redwing_dave when you're ready to go.

Thanks!
~Rose

[This message has been edited by phoenixrose (edited 08-22-2005).]
 
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wifireman
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 8:29 am Reply with quote Back to top

Yea, we're allready aware of the buying groups. With these we could presell over 200 with just these groups right away. I know NurseDave has a group and I believe they buy like 120 in 1 sell, And I believe the COOL group does like 30??

smokey

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quote:
Originally posted by phoenixrose:
Hi Guys!

I have family in WI that I'll be visiting in the next month and a half or so, and tripped across this.

I can't wait for the geocoin - and am enjoying watching this develop.

Are you considering that there are a couple coin buying groups out there that will want to buy alot of these (I belong to a group - COin Order Liason aka COOL that gets about 50 at a time for about 15-20 members)? Just something to keep in mind.

You're welcome to email me or redwing_dave when you're ready to go.

Thanks!
~Rose

[This message has been edited by phoenixrose (edited 08-22-2005).]





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houseofbrew
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 2:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I was very excited to stumble on this thread after using the search feature on the boards. After reading through, the one suggestion I wanted to add was to think about preordering. I've seen a few states that basically have people pay for the coins up front, and once they hit their limit that they need, they order them and ship them out. This minimizes risk of the initial order.
 
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NurseDave
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 8:44 pm Reply with quote Back to top

And there is a Bay Area coin group that will buy around 60.

quote:
Originally posted by smokey & the teacher:
Yea, we're allready aware of the buying groups. With these we could presell over 200 with just these groups right away. I know NurseDave has a group and I believe they buy like 120 in 1 sell, And I believe the COOL group does like 30??

smokey

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GrouseTales
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:06 am Reply with quote Back to top

I like the idea of the coins being trackable, but Nurse Dave has a good point. If Geocachers are going to keep the coins once they find them, there is no use to tracking them.

I'm amazed at how much $$$ Groundspeak wants to make them trackable. I can see charging a one time fee, since someone will have to write the code for our coins and bandwidth concerns. $1.50 per coin seems pretty steep.

I'd like to be able to track them, but the initial outlay of $2000+ dollars is hard to swallow.
 
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PCFrog
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:48 am Reply with quote Back to top

As stated in “Comments on Vote” section the tracking will only be done as long as we can still make a coin we want and keep end cost reasonable. The other benefit to GC.com tracking is while you might not track your coin because it’s a collector piece it will be worth more if you have a coin that in NOT activated. Just look at value here

An activated coin – circulated $
Activated coin not circulated $$
Non activated coin not circulated. $$$$$$

$$$$$ means worth more to others later. Image
 
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Cache & Keri
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:30 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Trackable or Not Trackable......I'd like to have at least 10 of them.
 
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wifireman
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:47 pm Reply with quote Back to top

We agree with Grousetales

How about a design without GC.com tracking in mind? All of your designs were alot of hard work. We appreciate you doing this all, but you need to think about what if you can't meet the demands of GC.com. Most of the geocoins are being bought for their beauty, color and detail. The most sought after ones turn out to be not GC trackable.

For example:Indiana, Washington, Alaska, North Carolina, Utah, Georgia, California, Dallas Fort Worth, NW Pennsylvania

They are detailed, colorful and plain awesome and NOT GC.com trackable.

Please don't make this end up like Kansas. Where they couldn't meet the quota needed for GC tracking and dropped the project.

Open you mind...PLEASE!

Teacher
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PCFrog
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:58 pm Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by Cache & Keri:
Trackable or Not Trackable......I'd like to have at least 10 of them.


We will do actual orders once we have a firm coin design and price quote from a manufacture.
 
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PCFrog
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:01 pm Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by smokey & the teacher:
We agree with Grousetales
Please don't make this end up like Kansas. Where they couldn't meet the quota needed for GC tracking and dropped the project.

Open you mind...PLEASE!

Teacher
for smokey and the teacher
Proud Member of the WCRC





If we can't meet the GC.com requirements or this cost to much I will remove the GC.com tracking from the coin. I'm not dead set on GC.com tracking. I'm just trying my best to get it with all the rest of the features.
 
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bullit
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:55 am Reply with quote Back to top

Yep as NurseDave said the GBA coin club would gladly buy 65 coins.
 
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Camp Explorer
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 7:25 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I would be interested in 5
 
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skarolek
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Location: Pewaukee, WI USA

PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:27 am Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by fishcachers:
pcfrog,

How in the world do you do that? "That" being, how do you draw those coins? Do you freehand that?

It's pretty darn cool.

~MF



Feeling pretty dumb here...lots of discussion of coin designs but I'm not seeing examples, links, etc. to the proposed designs. What am I overlooking?

Steve K

 
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