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Mrs Blorenge
22nd November 2008, 09:52 PM
Keep them in a personal collection?

Release them for travel?

Make copies for release?

Discuss. :D

gazooks
22nd November 2008, 10:14 PM
I release TB's but keep the geocoins I buy because I like them and don't want to lose them. I do take them along to events for others to discover and enjoy.

The only geocoins I have released are the five Garmin ones as that is what they were intended for. :D

Mrs Blorenge
23rd November 2008, 02:28 PM
I've tried doing various different things with my geocoins which I've released to travel: Some go into the wild as naked as they were minted, some have been drilled and have a small mission tag attached. When I had a 'Pink Flying Pig' geocoin I made a good laminated copy of it and then attached it to a small wooden pink pig - That one travelled happily for some time. At the moment I have a laminate copy of a Cachepillar geocoin attached to a colourful toy caterpillar that's supposedly travelling around the UK coast - Cleadon the Coastal Crawler. (https://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=1267260)
I know some cachers hate finding 'copy' geocoins in caches but, personally, it doesn't bother me - as long as the name of the geocoin indicates that it's a copy of some description.

ivanidea
23rd November 2008, 04:04 PM
All but one of the garmin coins I received have been released. Tha last one shall be released in the next few weeks.

I have a number of unactivated Jeep coins, which I collect since I drive a couple of Jeeps.

I activated a Tread Lightly Black Jeep coin, and put the tracking number on one of my Jeeps. The actual coin remains on display at home, and will be taken to events for others to discover (just in case they don't notice the Jeep in the car park :D)

Ivan

studlyone
23rd November 2008, 08:15 PM
I have a growinf collection of geocoins and have released quite a few either through my own account or through those of my two sons. If I really like a coin I usually buy two if they are available, one to keep and one to release.

I don't send out copies but have no problem with others doing so and I can see the logic in doing so. I don't mind finding copies especially if I am expecting to find a copy through the coins description. As coin costs keep rising I may start sending out copies myself but not just yet.

Ian

Watford Wobble
24th November 2008, 11:22 AM
Ive only recently started collecting geocoins so only have a couple at the moment. Studlyone gave me the idea of purchasing two coins. One to keep and one to release.

We have only recently released our first geocoin to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. Whilst staying in Dartmoor we released Northern Ireland 2008 (G12JQT Butternhill). Unfortunately its still there, well I hope it is. The cache is a little desolate so not that many cachers. But at least I have another on my desk to admire.

Ive also two H4H coins. One will definitely be released when we have suitable opportunity and again the other staying on my desk. It could be that in 2009 well be either in the US or Hong Kong. So Id like to release H4H coin then and fly the flag for our lads and lasses.

Mrs Blorenge
24th November 2008, 12:54 PM
... It could be that in 2009 well be either in the US or Hong Kong. So Id like to release H4H coin then and fly the flag for our lads and lasses.

That's nice - I like to see geocoins spread about a bit. One of our H4H coins has gone out to the American cachers GBOTS (https://www.geocaching.com/profile/?id=104098) as part of the Secret Santa mission. When I read their profile I noticed that their name comes from "God Bless Our TroopS" so I thought they'd appreciate the sentiments of the H4H geocoin. :)

markandlynn
25th November 2008, 11:35 AM
All of mine are in an album at home, as i started early (dont buy many now) i have a lot of rare ones especially a prized golden grail coin.

They are all held by our sock puppet account

https://www.geocaching.com/profile/Default.aspx?guid=af61aa9b-6a90-4fa7-a0c7-fbd8815c9447

which is why i dont understand people using an archived cache to hold coins, if i wanted to drop them in an event i dont have to grab from the cache, drop in the event, retrieve from the event, drop into the archived cache.

All i do is drop them and then grab them.

I have a plan to release them into one cache but reckon it will take me about 12 months to sort all the details out on that cache (its in planning).

The cache wil contain the entire album and a spare page for anyone who wants to leave resident coins in the cache (it will be unmuggleable) plus sheets of paper with all the trackable numbers on them.

I reckon 70 odd icons at once may appeal to a lot of cachers.:cool:

We have a few released ones as well and intend to use a spare coin or two to create some special extra large TB's

Mrs Blorenge
25th November 2008, 01:06 PM
I have a plan to release them into one cache but reckon it will take me about 12 months to sort all the details out on that cache (its in planning).

The cache wil contain the entire album and a spare page for anyone who wants to leave resident coins in the cache (it will be unmuggleable) plus sheets of paper with all the trackable numbers on them.

I reckon 70 odd icons at once may appeal to a lot of cachers.:cool:


I hope you're going to make the seekers work really hard for such a reward? ;)

It sounds like fun. (Depending on how hard you make folks work and your definition of "fun" :D )

markandlynn
25th November 2008, 01:17 PM
I hope you're going to make the seekers work really hard for such a reward? ;)

It sounds like fun. (Depending on how hard you make folks work and your definition of "fun" :D )

Hmm lets see have you done any of our caches ? some are fun i believe.

Yes it will be hard but fun, a few stages are planted allready, ive got one piece of equipment on order.

The rest will take a while to construct and find suitable locations for and the others well need to find the right spots.

The final may take some locating, bring BIG swaps we have plans to clear our garage out into this one !!

https://img.geocaching.com/cache/d831d177-7c9b-4c55-b5c0-0ea1410fd723.jpg

https://img.geocaching.com/cache/log/6b1fc745-8aa7-48bd-a146-d3be6c18be5c.jpg

Mrs Blorenge
25th November 2008, 01:58 PM
That looks excellent! :D

We haven't done any of your caches - Simply because we are rarely in your area - but I do have a couple of them "on watch". However, I have noticed that Kelly's Birthday cache is not that far from where the Christmas Lunch event is being held on 6th December so, depending on whether we stay over the Saturday night, we might give it a go. :)

markandlynn
25th November 2008, 02:07 PM
That looks excellent! :D

We haven't done any of your caches - Simply because we are rarely in your area - but I do have a couple of them "on watch". However, I have noticed that Kelly's Birthday cache is not that far from where the Christmas Lunch event is being held on 6th December so, depending on whether we stay over the Saturday night, we might give it a go. :)


Note to self check stage 9 and 10

Check out this list first though

https://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/view.aspx?guid=00fe7724-2551-410b-b8a5-498fe7948427

markandlynn
25th November 2008, 02:10 PM
That looks excellent! :D

We haven't done any of your caches - Simply because we are rarely in your area - but I do have a couple of them "on watch". However, I have noticed that Kelly's Birthday cache is not that far from where the Christmas Lunch event is being held on 6th December so, depending on whether we stay over the Saturday night, we might give it a go. :)

Err after the lunch you could go to Grinsill and Nesscliffe with headtorches ???

Apparently the group experience at Beelzebub is fantastic !