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Survey of Geocoins

#1 User is offline   HarleyLowRider 

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 07:57 PM

I would like to see a survey of how many geocachers have sent out geocoins and not heard from them again. Example sent out 20 lost 10.

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 03:59 AM

i would have to say that from my experience that coins come up missing alot. but i havnt sent any out so i dunno. i do have 1 personal travel bug though.

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 05:43 AM

I'm too lazy to check both my accounts, but I will mention that I've had two coins come back from the dead. One had been missing 14 months, the other 18. I've also had a TB that went missing 12/04 and reappeared 11/07. Stuff comes back.....

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 05:58 AM

Well, from my 183 trackable items, app. half of it is on tour. Out of them I got 10 lost. It can happen, that after a long period a coin will appear again, that happened to me twice. A good thing is by getting double coins, where you can send one on tour and keep one.


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Posted 31 August 2008 - 10:38 AM

I've had 2 coins go missing out of their first caches so I'm not as excited about deploying them now. I have 5 (I think) TB's and they're doing great.

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 11:11 AM

Moving to appropriate forum

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 11:23 AM

I've sent out 234, of which 68 have gone missing so that's about 30% missing.

I have had geocoins come back from the dead so to speak, being missing for months or even over a year, then one day reappearing in a cache.

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 11:33 AM

I've sent out 12 geocoins (11 with holes drilled in them) and 5 are missing. Maybe that would upset some, but I am not daunted. Out of the 8 travel bug tags that I've sent out only 3 are still moving.

I am planning to send out more geocoins as soon as I get the tools and confidence to drill holes and attach heavy duty wire tags to them!

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  Posted 31 August 2008 - 08:56 PM

Over 1000+ out traveling and approximately 100+ missing.

Europe: 350+ traveling - 5 Missing :blink:
USA: 600+ traveling - 90+ missing :blink:
Canada 50+ traveling - 6 missing :blink:
Remainder of the World 10 traveling - 2 missing :D

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 09:39 PM

I have 87 travelers - 14 have come up missing so far, but I suspect that I have a few more missing, that I just haven't noticed.

I depend on. - and appreciate cachers letting me know if my geocoin is not in the cache. If a cacher contacts me - letting me know the status of my coin (i.e. I haven't been caching in a while, still have your coin) - I make sure I email them back - letting them know that "I know the coin is in good hands - and it's no hurry to get the coin moving again" - 9 times out of 10, the coin moves immediately.

I still have at least 30+ more coins I would like to release, but I am a bit distracted with a new class that I started – so I won’t be able to do as much geocaching (or forum) activities as I would like – until the end of the year.

Sometimes I imagine releasing my entire collection, with the exception of my special trades. I love the daily emails I get letting me know about my coins adventures and travels. I find myself seeking out the “online translators” – because my coins have found themselves traveling all around the world – and I receive logs in many languages. I look forward to receiving the logs – and will continue sending coins out to travel.

Life is good…

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 12:12 AM

i have in 1 i/2 year send 40 coins traveling.

There are now still 34 traveling and 6 lost.

I think i lost a other one in england, but i most give this coin time to show up. :blink:

i also keep setting coins free into the world. it is my hobby and no thief will undo that.

This post has been edited by Geo.Error: 01 September 2008 - 12:15 AM

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 12:24 AM

I think I must have about 150 out there, with about 10 missing.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 05:41 AM

Thanks for the input keep updating. Thanks

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 06:49 AM

About 30 traveling, about 10 missing or questionably MIA. A couple have reappeared over time though so there's always hope ;)

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 08:02 AM

I have about 60 or so out there and only 3 have gone missing. I have been changing the goals of my coins to come back home after about a year of traveling once they become harder to find coins the collectable value goes up so I bring them in and set a new design free.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 09:25 AM

Only have 3 out traveling and they still are doing just that. Although one of them did go missing for a full year before being placed in a cache, and another one was missing for 5 months before being logged. Glad they came back from the dead so to speak.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 10:23 AM

Lost track............
I have sent out, traded, given, gifted so many I just don't hve the time to check on em all.

But the one's that do make it are great adventures.

I am not going to fret it, If you love something set it free.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 07:28 PM

Yeah several of mine that travel around have gone missing, but others that seem to move pretty regularly. Interestingly I've had a couple that were missing for a year or more show up again in the last couple of months, go figure! But people logging them said they found them in a different cache than what they showed in. I think maybe sometimes that people just forget to log a coin out of a cache and move it, or they don't realize they are supposed to do that if they pick it up. The rest probably horde them! :laughing:

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 07:45 PM

i have 23 coins traveling and i lost only 1.
but i still have a little hope that the coin is show up one day, because this coin is drop in a cache but it is activate in a other one.
today i send 2 more into to world and i hope that they have a great journey :laughing:

i like send coins into the world because it is nice to read al the story`s from the people who find the coins.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 11:22 PM

I have 19 coins that are traveling and 5 of them are missing I also have 3 TBs and there still traveling

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 02:35 AM

63 geocoins sent out into the wild.

Of these 9 have definitely gone MIA and a couple of others... well, I fear for their safety.

Of the 9 MIA - I believe 4 were deliberately stolen, 4 disappeared when caches were muggled and the other was taken by a newbie cacher who then stopped caching and never responded to my emails.

MrsB :lol:

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 02:43 AM

5 TB's out of which one has gone AWOL.
7 coins travelling of which 2 have gone AWOL.

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 03:15 AM

16 Geocoins released, 6 are confirmed Missing
19 TBs released, 7 are confirmed Missing
and several that haven't moved in sometime, so they may be MIA as well

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 06:53 AM

Not only am I the World's Worst Cacher, I am also the World's Worst Coin Owner. Here are my stats:

62 Activated coin owned.

- 23 have gone missing. (plus whatever I have not really checked on and marked missing)
- 8 lost in my own house . . . Ok I know where some of them are but have not yet put them in caches.

So I have about 1/2 that are still actively moving. That being said I have had a couple come back from the dead. Another one that got stuck in a very difficult multi for more than a year, but recently was rescued.

I once asked Marky how he kept from getting frustrated with coins going missing and his response was that he put out lots of coins, so he doesn't notice the missing ones. It was good advice. The other thing I do is leave a lot of unactivated coins. These can't be stolen :lol:

It also appears that most of the coins that have gone missing were the early ones I put out. My sense is that since coins have become more common they do not get stolen as often.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 07:55 AM

One Coin released and it went missing, released a TB in the same cache and it too went missing..........

A wee bit PO'd; but am willing to try this once more. I am putting together a new cache which will have seven coins in it. Hopefully they will fair better; I wish I would have purchased one of those "Bad Mojo" coins to protect the cache!!
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Posted 25 September 2008 - 07:54 PM

Sent 158 ~ still moving 32.

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