Castle Man 2008 Geocoin
Beschreibung/About the coin
I decided to get my new personal geocoin out early to celebrate my 2nd anniversary as a Geocacher (Jan 3, 2006).
I found my 3600th cache during a trip to Las Vegas in early January and hid my 217th cache on the Nevada/California border during the same trip.
I also released my 300th traveler on the trip.
So, lots of milestones hit, and this year I wanted a coin with as much glitz as possible to celebrate the fun and enjoyment that geocaching and geocoins have given to me.
I personally designed this coin using my actual family crest and coat of arms from Ireland with a few of my own special modifications on the shield and the name crest.
On the opposite side I drew out a castle using different German Castles as a reference and then added some traditional Celtic designs and enhancements.
So, I hope I captured a balance of my heritage (½ Irish, ½ German) in this geocoin.
The castle side is minted in 3-D with incredible details and a hard enamel finish on the outer ring.
The opposite side (family crest) is also in full detailed hard enamel with a textured background bringing out every intricate detail of the design.
I minted 6 different editions:
(Antique Gold, Antique Nickel, NORTH AMERICAN CUSTOMER Only Black Nickel, Nickel LE (50 minted),
Gold LE (50 minted) and a special EUROPEAN CUSTOMER ONLY Antique Copper edition).
Every coin is trackable at geocaching.com and comes with 2 unique icons.
The European ONLY edition will come with a Purple Velvet Pouch as a bonus.
The European ONLY and North American ONLY editions are LIMITED to ONE per customer as are the LE Editions.
I have never minted geographical specific geocoins before but since trading seems to be such a popular part of our coin sport
I hope this will help you all get some good trading going back and forth across the pond.
- Größe/Size: Ø 44,5 mm (1 3/4 inches)
- Dicke/Thickness: 3,5 mm
- Gewicht/Weight: g
- Präfix/Prefix: CM
- Form/Shape: rund/round
- Prägung/Minting: 3D (front)/2D (back)
- Besonderheit/Special feature:
- Registrierte Trackingcodes/Total tracking codes:
- Groundspeak Icon-Nummer/Icon number: 1769
- Trackbar/Trackable auf geocaching.com mit eigenem Icon/own unique icon und Mini-Icon/micro icon
|k.a.||RE: (Antique Gold & Antique Nickel)||castlecoinsandpins||01/2008|
|50||LE (50 of each minted): (Gold & Nickel)||castlecoinsandpins||01/2008|
|50||NORTH AMERICA ONLY Edition (Black Nickel)||castlecoinsandpins||01/2008|
|50||EUROPE/AUS/NZ ONLY Edition (Antique Copper)||castlecoinsandpins||01/2008|
|100||Deluxe Edition Two Tones - Germany||myGeocoin.de||01/2008|
|23 (50)||Ultra Special Edition||castlecoinsandpins||01/2008|