Geocoin Copy First encounter. Is this normal?
Posted 19 September 2011 - 03:14 PM
I am a geocoin copy
Please log me at
(and then there is a long blue smudge.)
Below that it says:
Than move to a new cache
(and has the tracking number.
Is this a/the normal way of dealing with a MIA geocoin? Reading through the logs it seems that it has been a copy for a while, but at least Oct 2008 it was "real". So what do you all think?
Posted 19 September 2011 - 03:34 PM
Yes, they're not very common, but you'll see them sometimes. When a coin disappears, you can re-use its tracking number, and the least expensive way is with a laminated photo. You can also buy or make a blank metal "proxy" tag, something like a Travel Bug, engrave the code on it, and release it attached to any object. You can track it just as if it were the actual coin.
The proxy coin usually means that someone's coin was stolen, so the coin owner made a "new one" to keep traveling despite this. More power to 'em.
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