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Firth of Forth
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:54 pm    Post subject: Edinburgh geocoin Reply with quote

I've had a reply from the company that manufacture the last run of the Edinburgh geocoin and costs for a run of 250 antique silver coins. Unfortunately they throw away the die after 3 years so it will have to be made again but they still have the art work.

It's a large sum of money to put up front but each coin could be sold for 5 which I think makes them a reasonable price (let me know as I haven't kept abreast of these things lately.

If there's enough interest I will certainly think about getting a run made - could possibly think about selling them at the mega event as well I suppose since we're going to that.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Consider me interested - I've managed to get some mileage on my current GCs, so it would be nice to add a third item to the travels.

In fact, when I put it like that, I'd quite like two. One to keep, one to travel.

Only 248 to go?
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have organised another production run of 250 of the Edinburgh geocoins, antique silver finish. Should be with me in about 5 weeks.

I won't be able to send these by post as I simply dont have the time to do this, but will sell them at events etc or they can be passed on via other cachers.
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Count me in for 4, I can give them to some of my German friends. Also seeing as you are not on FB I can also mention their availability on there once you receive them. I will only do this if you are happy for me to do so otherwise it will be word of mouth. I think there are enough cachers that have taken up the pastime since the last coins sold out Cool
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Brave Defender"......... I think there are enough cachers that have taken up the pastime since the last coins sold out Cool[/quote]

Yes, I agree that's why I thought it worth doing again.

Thanks for the preorder and the offer. I am happy for the coins to be mentioned on fb; there are enough events coming up over next few months to work out ways of getting them to people.

The production has started, and I will be advised of a shipping date soon I think.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a good idea to mint another batch of these coins. I'm sure I saw one early on in my caching career but that was a while ago now. Please reserve four for team hobgoblin. We will look out for them at a suitable event in the future.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a good idea to mint another batch of these coins. I'm sure I saw one early on in my caching career but that was a while ago now. Please reserve four for team hobgoblin. We will look out for them at a suitable event in the future.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sally,
I have posted on FB and have requests for another 4 coins I don't think there will be a problem being left with many if any at all! I will confirm the figures required when you receive them although I still would like 4 for myself.
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brave Defender wrote:
Sally,
I have posted on FB and have requests for another 4 coins I don't think there will be a problem being left with many if any at all! I will confirm the figures required when you receive them although I still would like 4 for myself.


Great. Many thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All,

Well the geocoins are nearly here - I will get delivery on Wednesday next week. That's the good news. The bad news is that I hadn't anticipated customs duty and 20% VAT plus 'clearance fees' being charged, as well as a charge for a foreign transaction on my credit card. (I have never incurred such a charge before so this must be a new way for RBS to rake in some cash.)

The cost of each coin will therefore have to be 6 instead of 5, so obviously anyone who wishes to change their mind about purchase can do so!

I will bring the coins to the 'Welcome to Cramond' event on July 21st, and can make any other arrangements to pass them on that suit.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coins have now been delivered Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For anyone attending the Mega next week who would like one of these coins, I will have a stall in one of the marquees for a couple of hours (probably 10.30- 12.30ish) to sell them.
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