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Dan1980
6th August 2011, 07:55 PM
As you may be aware, the 5th Annual UK Mega Event will be held in North West England next year, specifically at Cartmel Racecourse, Cumbria, and we're hoping to make it a bit different to previous UK Megas, with an outdoors "country fair" feel to the event.


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As part of our fundraising activities, we are producing a series of Geocoins which will be released gradually over the coming year. The first five coins each represent one of the five counties that make up the region; Cumbria, Merseyside, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Cheshire. Each county coin features some of that county's most famous landmarks on the front and a list of settlements on the reverse along with an icon representing the county's emblem.

The reverse of the coins also feature a poem which was specially commissioned for the set of coins. Each coin contains two lines and once the five coins are put together the poem can be read around the outside of the design:
"Lakes and Mountains
Seashore and Sky
Coal and Cobbles
Fields and Fells
Cotton and Commerce
Science and Industry
Trains and Barges
Salt and Sandstone
Music and Laughter
Welcome and Farewell"

The tracking number has been engraved on the side of each coin so that it does not compromise the design of the coin. Each of the coins also has its own individual unique icon on Geocaching.com. Our first two coins, Cumbria and Merseyside, are now available:

Cumbria
http://www.mega2012.org.uk/zencart/images/large/Cumbria_LRG.jpg

Merseyside
http://www.mega2012.org.uk/zencart/images/large/Merseyside_LRG.jpg

The coins will join together to form a unique large star shaped design, with the final Mega Event coin forming the centrepiece:
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284669_10150382752287818_334883107817_10266562_362 3341_n.jpg
Please note that this is the initial artwork received from our manufacturer, and as such contains a few mistakes which will be rectified before the coins go in to production!

The coins are priced at 8 each, or you can buy all 6 now for just 45, receiving future coins as soon as they are released. By buying a full set now you are helping to support the financial planning of the event as well as receiving a discount on the full individual price of each coin. The final coin will be available to collect at the Mega, but we're keeping the design under wraps for now. If you are unable to attend the event the coin can be posted to you afterwards.

The coins will be on sale at our Push the Button (http://coord.info/GC2WYG9) launch event in Warrington on Friday, and then at future events around the North West. Alternatively, you can also buy online from our shop where you can also find more details about the coins: http://bit.ly/mega2012shop

Maple Leaf
11th September 2011, 10:42 AM
Received my first two coins last week - they look great.

Love the design idea and looking forward to seeing the centre one next August.

Might even have to look at some of the 'challenges' linked to the coin locations when I am in those areas.

Dan1980
29th October 2011, 05:36 PM
We are pleased to announce the arrival of our latest geocoin:
Lancashire
http://www.mega2012.org.uk/zencart/images/large/Lancashire_LRG.jpg

Full sets are still available at a discounted rate. This is how the coins look together so far:
http://www.mega2012.org.uk/zencart/images/large/Full_set_1_LRG.jpg

Visit us at events around North West England (and a few a little further afield) to get yours or order on-line at http://bit.ly/mega2012shop

halthornhill
29th October 2011, 10:11 PM
What would be really cool at the end would be a special display box or stand of some sort to display them as they are intended. Currently have the first 3 on traditional coin stands individually.
They are fantastic designs and make a great collection
Any thoughts?

Dan1980
30th October 2011, 09:28 AM
What would be really cool at the end would be a special display box or stand of some sort to display them as they are intended.

It's something that we're already looking in to. :)

Maple Leaf
30th October 2011, 11:45 AM
Will have to look out for the postie this week then :)

Dan1980
30th October 2011, 01:07 PM
Andy is working hard to get all of the pre-orders posted out as soon as possible but as there are quite a few packages for him to make up there are still some that haven't been posted yet. They should all be sent out shortly though. :)

halthornhill
30th October 2011, 02:43 PM
It's something that we're already looking in to. :)

you are all doing a fab job Dan
Thank you