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First USA Geocoin What year did they really come out?

#1 User is offline   sawblade5 

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  Posted 02 January 2007 - 02:15 AM

I am wondering rather the first USA Geocoin was made in 2002 or in 2003. I have seen the design of the 2002 USA Geocoin here at http://web.archive.org/web/20021012104546/...sageocoins.com/ But I don't see any listed on the trade lists at ethier cointracking.com or geocoincollection.com . So I wonder when excatly did it come out.

I am asking this becasue the Wikipedia Article on Geocoins here at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocoin needs citations. I changed the year to 2003 but I can't cite it due to the fact I can't find any proving 2003 was the first year of that coin and the drawing of the 2002 version makes me wonder.

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 09:11 AM

View Postsawblade5, on Jan 2 2007, 03:15 AM, said:

I am wondering rather the first USA Geocoin was made in 2002 or in 2003. I have seen the design of the 2002 USA Geocoin here at http://web.archive.org/web/20021012104546/...sageocoins.com/ But I don't see any listed on the trade lists at ethier cointracking.com or geocoincollection.com . So I wonder when excatly did it come out.

I am asking this becasue the Wikipedia Article on Geocoins here at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocoin needs citations. I changed the year to 2003 but I can't cite it due to the fact I can't find any proving 2003 was the first year of that coin and the drawing of the 2002 version makes me wonder.


I've personally not seen any before 2003. but that drawing does make me wonder as well.

I'm sure Erik will answer shortly.

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 04:44 PM

Bumping this because I'd like to know too! <_<

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 06:38 PM

I emailed Eric with a link to this question so he can come answer.
Stay tuned.

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 06:45 PM

The 2002 coin was never made. Since the first sale was actually made on 11/22/2002 USA Geocoins went ahead and minted the 2003 version since there was only about a month left.

Now in hindsight I wish we would have made that 2002 coin! :-)

For what it's worth there was a total of a whole FIVE sales made in 2002! :-)

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 07:11 PM

Have you given a thought to minting that design this year? It would be a nice coin. <_<

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 07:29 PM

View PostBig JohnP, on Jan 8 2007, 10:11 PM, said:

Have you given a thought to minting that design this year? It would be a nice coin. :huh:


Not a bad idea. I would have to change the year though or I'd get deluged with e-mail with people asking why their 2007 coins says 2002! <_<

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 08:56 PM

View Postsawblade5, on Jan 2 2007, 03:15 AM, said:

I am wondering rather the first USA Geocoin was made in 2002 or in 2003. I have seen the design of the 2002 USA Geocoin here at http://web.archive.org/web/20021012104546/...sageocoins.com/ But I don't see any listed on the trade lists at ethier cointracking.com or geocoincollection.com . So I wonder when excatly did it come out.

I am asking this becasue the Wikipedia Article on Geocoins here at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocoin needs citations. I changed the year to 2003 but I can't cite it due to the fact I can't find any proving 2003 was the first year of that coin and the drawing of the 2002 version makes me wonder.


Sorry about resurrecting this old thread, but I need to point out that my first geocoin was purchased in September 2002. It was a Canadian coin that was trackable on the geocoins.ca site.

Here is the log for that tracks one of my favorite coins.

Canadian #0329

I'm pretty sure that Texas coins came out before the USA ones, and they were also trackable at their own site and were also sold to the public.

The Canadian clearly beats out the USA coin. There are independent logs on bot the Canadian coin site and Geocaching.com.

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 04:20 AM

Ok, so I'll bite :D The new Wiki post says "One of the first to be sold". I missed the part where it left out possibilities like Canada and/or Texas being sold first :unsure:

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 05:00 AM

View PostEric K, on Jan 8 2007, 11:29 PM, said:

View PostBig JohnP, on Jan 8 2007, 10:11 PM, said:

Have you given a thought to minting that design this year? It would be a nice coin. :unsure:


Not a bad idea. I would have to change the year though or I'd get deluged with e-mail with people asking why their 2007 coins says 2002! :D



Just out of curiosity, when is the 2007 USA coin due to come out?

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 06:35 AM

View PostAtlantaGal, on Jun 19 2007, 09:00 AM, said:

View PostEric K, on Jan 8 2007, 11:29 PM, said:

View PostBig JohnP, on Jan 8 2007, 10:11 PM, said:

Have you given a thought to minting that design this year? It would be a nice coin. :D


Not a bad idea. I would have to change the year though or I'd get deluged with e-mail with people asking why their 2007 coins says 2002! :unsure:



Just out of curiosity, when is the 2007 USA coin due to come out?


We don't have a date set as of yet for the 2007 coins.


Thanks

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 08:15 AM

Have any 2003's left?

Just tought I would ask :unsure:

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 09:14 AM

View Postdhenninger, on Jun 19 2007, 09:15 AM, said:

Have any 2003's left?

Just tought I would ask :unsure:


You can find them in caches. My brother had a few taken.

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 09:21 AM

View Postnielsenc, on Jun 19 2007, 01:14 PM, said:

View Postdhenninger, on Jun 19 2007, 09:15 AM, said:

Have any 2003's left?

Just tought I would ask :D


You can find them in caches. My brother had a few taken.


Actually, I know of two trades in June so far of unactivated 2003 USA coins. Myself being one of them, and the other was posted in the Mailbox thread :D

Neither one was your brother's, I checked :unsure:

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 10:15 AM

View Postdhenninger, on Jun 19 2007, 12:15 PM, said:

Have any 2003's left?

Just tought I would ask :unsure:


Yes, but it is number 10000. The first one made and it's not for sale or trade. :D

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 12:07 PM

View PostThe Moop Along, on Jun 19 2007, 01:21 PM, said:

Actually, I know of two trades in June so far of unactivated 2003 USA coins. Myself being one of them, and the other was posted in the Mailbox thread :angry:


And the other being me B) Kind of great when a long-time trading buddy finds a bunch of unactivateds in his wife's caching pack!

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 02:27 PM

View PostThe Moop Along, on Jun 19 2007, 09:21 AM, said:

View Postnielsenc, on Jun 19 2007, 01:14 PM, said:

View Postdhenninger, on Jun 19 2007, 09:15 AM, said:

Have any 2003's left?

Just tought I would ask :angry:


You can find them in caches. My brother had a few taken.


Actually, I know of two trades in June so far of unactivated 2003 USA coins. Myself being one of them, and the other was posted in the Mailbox thread B)

Neither one was your brother's, I checked B)


Ok, I'll bite. I traded for two unactivated 2003 USA coins in June. So now you know there were three trades. B) B)

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