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Announcing The 2006 Utah Geocoin

#1 User is offline   SirGerald 

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  Posted 25 March 2006 - 12:19 AM

Announcing the 2006 Utah Geocoin

The time has come to unveil the results of months of planning and design work by the 2006 Utah Geocoin committee.

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Coin Details

--> 1000 Antique Silver
--> 100 LE Antique Gold
--> 1.75" in diameter,3.5 mm thick
--> 3-D on both sides of the coin
--> 16 Cutouts around the inner circle of the coin
--> Cost: $7.00, plus applicable shipping/handling charges.
--> Fully Trackable on Geocaching.Com with it's own icon.
--> 150 silver coins will be on hand for sale at the UTAG Spring Meeting, May 20, 2006 in Farmington, Utah.
--> 850 silver coins will be sold through the Geocoin Store. Sale date is still to be determined.
--> The 100 LE gold coins will be sold initially to Utah Residents via a password-protected sale at the Geocoin Store. Sale date is still to be determined. The password will be made available to Utah Residents via the 2006 GeoCoin Page on the UTAG website.

Coin Features

The obverse (front) features the Utah State Seal which includes an eagle, two American Flag banners, and a Beehive. The little guy in the upper right corner is a worker bee. (The Utah State Motto is Industry.)

The reverse (back) features three of our state emblems: the California Seagull is the state bird, the Rocky Mountain Elk is the state animal, and the Blue Spruce is the state tree.

The little white flowers used to separate elements around the edge of the front and back of the coin are Sego Lilies, our state flower.


:laughing: B) :unsure: B) :) B) :) B) :) B) :)

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 03:20 AM

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! :laughing:

Beautiful antique silver state geocoin... :unsure:

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 04:31 AM

Beautiful coin.

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 05:26 AM

16 cutouts and it's that inexpensive? You sure about that?

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 05:49 AM

Excellent design! A fine coin for my "other" home state. :laughing:

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 09:10 PM

Very nice. I just picked up my 2nd 2005 utah coin off ebay, and now there's this awesome new 2006 coin coming out. I'm gonna need a couple of these for sure, especially since Utah is my vacation destination this summer, and I'm gonna release a bunch of coins along the way. Again I say, "Cool!"

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  Posted 25 March 2006 - 10:31 PM

View PostSirGerald, on Mar 25 2006, 03:19 AM, said:

--> 150 silver coins will be on hand for sale at the UTAG Spring Meeting, May 20, 2006 in Farmington, Utah.

Maybe I should come to the meeting. :( :P
Maybe I can trade with someone for one of the gold versions. :(

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  Posted 26 March 2006 - 01:18 AM

:( Wow really cool-2 silver please. :(

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 03:41 AM

I would like 2 of these in Silver.
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Posted 26 March 2006 - 09:18 AM

Very nice. I'll be watching for these. :unsure:

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 12:53 PM

:lol: Wonderful-put Dani Du down for a couple.

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 02:25 PM

I wish you would move your meeting up! :huh:

We'll be caching through your state on the way home during the week of April 23rd!

I guess I'll have to settle for buying them from the store! :lol:

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 04:25 PM

very pretty coin. look forward to trying to get one from the coinstore.

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 05:13 PM

Wow, that's an excellent state coin! Can't wait to get a few of those.

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 07:03 PM

Just send me an Invoice for 7, please....

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 10:13 PM

Kudos to the design team on this years coin! :unsure:
It's awesome :( :D

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 10:30 PM

Very nice design, but I have one question:
How the heck did our California seagull become the Utah State bird? Guess I got some Googling to do.
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Posted 30 March 2006 - 08:47 AM

"Your" California seagull found it's way to Utah in the 1800's and saved the pioneers from starvation by eating crickets. The crickets were eating the crops. :D

Not sure who decided it was a "California" seagull :D

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 09:33 PM

Since there has been another trackable Utah coin announced, I thought I better bump this thread. The final art work has been submitted. Coins will be going to mint and we should be a few weeks out before the sales occur. Please stay tuned

Just for clarification please do not confuse this Utah coin with the Utah Micro that has been announced by Jonutley, this two coins are not related.

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 09:47 PM

These two are not related? So does that mean that they were not done by the same group?

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 09:49 PM

View PostHula Bum, on Apr 1 2006, 11:47 PM, said:

These two are not related? So does that mean that they were not done by the same group?


No they are not related, and no they where not done by the same group.

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 10:20 PM

Looking forward to getting these.

Love the official coins.

Oh, no - I said it. The "O" word!! :laughing:

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  Posted 01 April 2006 - 10:31 PM

Beautiful coin! We will be watching the geocoin store for the sale! :laughing:

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 08:31 PM

Nice looking coin. Hope to be able to make the meeting!

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 09:45 PM

Hey kewl coin I like. Great job! :ph34r:

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 05:47 AM

Great Work!

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 08:14 PM

Well good news, I received these images today of the new Utah Coin, hope you enjoy. Stay tuned for ordering details to follow soon.

Antique Silver
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Antique Gold
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Posted 17 April 2006 - 08:22 PM

Great! I will take 99 gold! :)

Seriously, I would be good for 2 silvers..

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 08:33 PM

Damenace...awesome job

I love the Silver....I want some....

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 05:44 AM

Can you tell me if zinc or nickel was the base metal on this coin? The zinc coins are super lightweight and really cheap. I just want to know if this coin is going to have some weight to it or not. Thanks.

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 06:37 AM

View PostAtlantaGal, on Apr 20 2006, 06:44 AM, said:

Can you tell me if zinc or nickel was the base metal on this coin? The zinc coins are super lightweight and really cheap. I just want to know if this coin is going to have some weight to it or not. Thanks.


I just sent the email to get the answer to this question.

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 08:21 AM

View PostAtlantaGal, on Apr 20 2006, 06:44 AM, said:

Can you tell me if zinc or nickel was the base metal on this coin? The zinc coins are super lightweight and really cheap. I just want to know if this coin is going to have some weight to it or not. Thanks.


Zinc

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 09:29 AM

eeeeek! :D

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 12:02 PM

Zinc injected coins are just as heavy as brass or nickel based coins. My Cachehunters42 Bear coins were injected Zinc coins.

I'll take a few of these.

Very Nice coins.

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 12:09 PM

View PostCacheHunters42, on Apr 20 2006, 04:02 PM, said:

Zinc injected coins are just as heavy as brass or nickel based coins. My Cachehunters42 Bear coins were injected Zinc coins.


Then I'm thinking of another metal cause most of the coins coming from the geocoin store are really lightweight compared to all other vendors including you and your bear coins.

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 12:32 PM

View PostAtlantaGal, on Apr 20 2006, 12:09 PM, said:

View PostCacheHunters42, on Apr 20 2006, 04:02 PM, said:

Zinc injected coins are just as heavy as brass or nickel based coins. My Cachehunters42 Bear coins were injected Zinc coins.


Then I'm thinking of another metal cause most of the coins coming from the geocoin store are really lightweight compared to all other vendors including you and your bear coins.



Coin Store & Coin Club coins only come in two versions - copper stamped and zinc die cast. Stamping is our prefered method but certain designs can only be done in cast. Most of them are 3.5mm thick although a couple have been 3.0 and a couple were 4.0mm.

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 12:52 PM

View PostRusty & Libby, on Apr 20 2006, 04:32 PM, said:

Coin Store & Coin Club coins only come in two versions - copper stamped and zinc die cast. Stamping is our prefered method but certain designs can only be done in cast. Most of them are 3.5mm thick although a couple have been 3.0 and a couple were 4.0mm.


What were the specs on the 2006 MIGO/Michigan coin? That's one of the nicer ones, IMO.

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 01:53 PM

Zinc, nickel or styrofoam, it's an excellent coin and I want one. Okay, maybe not styrofoam, unless it's an ultra limited edition and it's autographed by a real Utah geocacher like Redwing_Dave.

Plus, I just like saying "Utah". It's like something you scream when you karate chop someone.

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 03:01 PM

We like the antique gold. count us in for three.

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 03:30 PM

I'll be watching and hoping for two silver and one gold, yeah right! I should be so lucky, Glen

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 09:30 AM

Well I am proud to announce the sale date for the all new Utah Geocoin.

May 25th @ 10:00am Mountain Standard Time

The coins will be for sale at the GeoCoin Store . Please realize that the Antique Gold version will be password protected. They will not be sold to the general public rather to Utah residents only, sorry.

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 09:36 AM

View PostDamenace, on May 17 2006, 10:30 AM, said:

Well I am proud to announce the sale date for the all new Utah Geocoin.

May 25th @ 10:00am Mountain Standard Time

The coins will be for sale at the GeoCoin Store . Please realize that the Antique Gold version will be password protected. They will not be sold to the general public rather to Utah residents only, sorry.


I might add that there was an error on the time at The Geocoin store, it was showing PM, when indeed it will be AM. Sorry for the confusion.

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 10:24 AM

View PostDamenace, on May 17 2006, 09:36 AM, said:

View PostDamenace, on May 17 2006, 10:30 AM, said:

Well I am proud to announce the sale date for the all new Utah Geocoin.

May 25th @ 10:00am Mountain Standard Time

The coins will be for sale at the GeoCoin Store . Please realize that the Antique Gold version will be password protected. They will not be sold to the general public rather to Utah residents only, sorry.


I might add that there was an error on the time at The Geocoin store, it was showing PM, when indeed it will be AM. Sorry for the confusion.


And for those of us who have switched to DayLight Saving Time? :ph34r: And the Full Description doesn't agree with the home page... :wub:

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 01:32 PM

I'm assuming the following:
1) The Geocoin Store lists all times in Eastern Daylight Time.
2) The Sale Time for the regular Silver coins is: 12:00 PM EDT (Noon)
3) The Sale Time for the limited edition Gold coins is: 11:30 AM EDT (1/2 hour before Noon)
4) That puts the sale times in Utah at 10:00 AM MDT and 9:30 AM MDT, respectively.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 02:55 PM

View PostSirGerald, on May 17 2006, 01:32 PM, said:

I'm assuming the following:
1) The Geocoin Store lists all times in Eastern Daylight Time.
2) The Sale Time for the regular Silver coins is: 12:00 PM EDT (Noon)
3) The Sale Time for the limited edition Gold coins is: 11:30 AM EDT (1/2 hour before Noon)
4) That puts the sale times in Utah at 10:00 AM MDT and 9:30 AM MDT, respectively.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.


The "Full Listing" only states all times are Eastern timezone, ignoring Standard vs Daylight. GMT-5 would suggest that the listings are Standard Time. I guess we need further clarification.

In both cases the main page time for the coin differs from that listed in the "Full Listing" (11:30 am vs 11:30 pm and 12:00 pm vs 11:59 pm).

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 03:05 PM

I will tell you that the sale of the coins is suppose to occur at 09:30am Utah Time for the LE Gold and 10:00 am for the Silver edition. Yes, it appears as if the Geocoin Store is on Eastern time.

I am not going to try and post all the times for differant time zones, it has been my experience in these forums that this confuses even more people. If some one else wants to assist and post those times, knock your socks off. I posted when they are going on sale in Utah, adjust accordingly :smile: .

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 12:19 AM

View PostDamenace, on May 17 2006, 10:30 AM, said:

Well I am proud to announce the sale date for the all new Utah Geocoin.

May 25th @ 10:00am Mountain Standard Time

The coins will be for sale at the GeoCoin Store . Please realize that the Antique Gold version will be password protected. They will not be sold to the general public rather to Utah residents only, sorry.


Alright I thought I better post for clarification reasons rather than someone throwing daggers later for not knowing.

From the very begining of this project it was our goal to have some of these coins in hand for our annual UTAG Spring 2006 Meeting for two reasons, 1st was to promote the event (kind of a no brainer), and 2nd was to be able to share the coin with those who are not hard core coin collectors and have no clue how insane we really are.

There will be 150 of these coins at the event for those who are attending to purchase. There is to be a 2 coin limit at the event and if anyone wants more they will be subject to purchasing from the GeoCoin Store .

So now you ask why am I telling you this? Well first I doubt there will be any showing up on the "E" place but just in case you know why. Second, I couldn't wait to activate a coin to see the new icon Posted Image. If you actually want to see it on an account please feel free to visit my profile.

Now for the sale of the coin. I have had a few people ask why I chose that day to sell the coin? Well it nots because everyone will be at GW4 , rather I tried to pick a date that followed out UTAG event so you could purchase them ASAP and not be left out. Apparently that back fired and I apologize for that , by the time I was first questioned I had already sent all the notifications out of the pending sale and it would have been confusing to change it at that point.

I hope everyone enjoys the fruits of our labors!

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 07:27 PM

Harmless bump :) , they go on sale this Thursday the 25th.

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 07:26 AM

Antique silver will be going on sale in 35 minutes through the Geocoin Store. There was an issue with their server this morning, they are in the process of rebooting and should be ready in time for the sale.

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 07:29 AM

View PostDamenace, on May 25 2006, 11:26 AM, said:

Antique silver will be going on sale in 35 minutes through the Geocoin Store. There was an issue with their server this morning, they are in the process of rebooting and should be ready in time for the sale.


I hope so. Still not up at of 11:30 am

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