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E&Cplus3



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:59 am    Post subject: Do we need a coin? Reply with quote

Hey everyone,

I was wondering if we need a coin for this forum. Obviously non-trackable. Something like this:



The reverse would have a spot for our own tracking numbers, and caching name. Haven't thought it through too much beyond that.

Anyone have another design?
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Whitby



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great slogan!

I'm not very good when it comes to creativity and design, so I'll leave this to others. But I like the idea!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, I like it!! The talent of coiners never ceases to amaze me! Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job Chuck I like it Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job, but is there any possibility of doing a different edge graphic than the Celtic knotwork?

I guess I'm getting a bit burned out on it, even though my own coins have used them in the past. I'm trying to move away from just Celtic knotwork, it seems to be being used a lot nowadays!

Any chance? And no, lol, I don't have any ideas! I do love the texture behind the words and think that it would look great with a light colored translucent enamel over it to show off the texture!

Naomi Smile
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E&Cplus3



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know exactly what you're saying, Naomi. Even though some of my favourite coins use the Celtic motif (2007 Cornwall, 2007 Isle of Man), I'm starting to see too much of it. But I saw the Celtic spirals and thought they would make a great background. And what goes with Celtic spirals but Celtic knots? Smile

Perhaps and English Ivy border, or something Art Deco? It may be hard to find something to match the background that isn't Celtic.

Here's a thought... how but putting cacher's names around the outer rim?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am no not creative so laugh if you will lmao

but what about little people all around the edge holding hands instead ok the Celtic knotwork? what would that even look like? lol


It would be like a circle of friends in the coins matter forum type of thing? no? yes? I don't know.....My imagination runs wind but only on certain things Embarassed Razz Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are some GREAT wingding type fonts out there. Half the fun of it all is researching and finding them. My goodness, you should see my font folder... lemme look really quick and see how many I have....

Oh geez, I should NOT have looked, roflmao!

I've got 821 installed fonts, 92 mbs worth!!!

Do some searching for free fonts and then look around the sites and see what you come up with!

Wingdings ain't boring, funky symbols anymore, trust me!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know! You can even download Celtic Knot fonts! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wingdings huh? I take it you have to pay for the downloads?

For text - have you guys been to dafont? I love the ability to try out/sample the text choices there.

Anyway, I like the idea of people holding hands around the edge of the coin...sort of like the lacky coin people. I think that coin is pretty cool.

But I like the little swirlies in the background on the coin picture posted too.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh - and why not make it trackable? I think that would be HILLARIOUS!

(if Groundspeak would allow it - which they probably wouldn't) Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThePetersTrio wrote:
Wingdings huh? I take it you have to pay for the downloads?


Nope, there are hundreds upon thousands of free font sites on the net!

Trust me, I'm too danged poor to afford to buy fonts, but boy, can I search out free ones Wink

Naomi... who also likes the swirls in the background!

PS speaking of the swirls, make random swirls different levels if you're going to cover them with a translucent enamel to give a 3D effect under it!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course I am biased - but I rather like the Celtic touch Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FTDP!!!

*first to double post*

Laughing Laughing Laughing


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tooey wrote:
Of course I am biased - but I rather like the Celtic touch Laughing

Me too, really. And tho I surely wouldn't want to see it in all coin designs, I don't get tired of seeing it, either. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the celtic stuff too!...The design is nice, but it just seems a little too simple to me. I know it was done on the fly and it really is nice and even clever, but if we do a coin- we should make it as WOW as possible!

Not too awful many suggestions here, but we shoud think it out real well and come up with a killer coin...we could definatley use the wording as its pretty good! I mean theres all of us here- we auta have some good ideas for a sweet coin...

Maybe on the back we could come up with somethin really good! Maybe slight references to how things should be...like FSM on a fork!!! Very Happy Really just kidding there- It was just a funny thought! (id better delete that later! Wink )

I had the term CoinMatters Commandos earlier run through my head, OH- It was Yimes post I think!!! Just remembered!- Thats kinda nifty.

Ill try to think of what I can to contribute to ideas...Great job so far- I just thought it woulda taken a bit longer for us to get a coin!...But why- i looks like we've taken off quite well!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another thought Ive always liked is to have a true community coin, where NObody profits from it,( but maybe the coin company) designers payed in coinage and whoever ships em out aswell.

Basically sell it at just above cost to cover the coinage for the people who put the work into it...Waddaya think?~ Its kinda always been a vision of mine and we did it in th echat room when it was fresh. Castleman minted the coin and we all got around 15 of em for around 40.00! We even chose what personalization we wanted on there...It was a great deal! I still got a few for anyone who may want a trade! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThePetersTrio wrote:
Oh - and why not make it trackable? I think that would be HILLARIOUS!

(if Groundspeak would allow it - which they probably wouldn't) Laughing


Why not make them trackable at http://www.travelertags.com/ ?

That would be even better as the codes are cheaper and takes away from GC.c

They can also be tracked on Navicache and Terracaching.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could list all the sub-forum tiltes on the coin, maybe in an underlying detail in translucents.

Maybe even list the stats of Coinmatters...i.e.

Members during time of coin production or How long in operation (Months, weeks, days) Number of topic, replies etc.

maybe a Coin matters Logo...???~ Ive always thought a geocoin needed its own logo...Kinda like thecent has a cent symbol, but special for a geocoin.

And Id say trackable on a different tracking site to keep cost low and keep things interesting!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If there is enough interest I would front the funds to make this as long as we get enough people that are members here that want some. We can make it at cost and shipping. Just lemme know. A similar coin was produced for another chat area that is not used much anymore and we did the same thing.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Castle Man wrote:
If there is enough interest I would front the funds to make this as long as we get enough people that are members here that want some. We can make it at cost and shipping. Just lemme know. A similar coin was produced for another chat area that is not used much anymore and we did the same thing.


Ok are you like the nicest guy in the world or what? What a generous offer! Cool

I like the idea about a logo for this place and having that on the coin.

You know how sometimes when you are drifting off to sleep and suddenly an idea pops into your head (these can be both good and bad ideas - LoL)? I had this happen the other day about this coin and the phrase "Freedom is on the march" popped into my head.

Now I won't say anything about the person who first said that phrase....talk about off topic....but isn't what we all like best about this place is the freedom to talk about anything? Maybe "Freedom is on the move" would be better?

Just a raw idea here - we do have 2 sides to work with, right? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThePetersTrio wrote:
Castle Man wrote:
If there is enough interest I would front the funds to make this as long as we get enough people that are members here that want some. We can make it at cost and shipping. Just lemme know. A similar coin was produced for another chat area that is not used much anymore and we did the same thing.


Ok are you like the nicest guy in the world or what? What a generous offer! Cool


Trust me, he really, really is!!

Don't let the quiet exterior fool ya!

Naomi Smile
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The Wolf Pack



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats wonderful Jim you are so kind Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Wolf Pack wrote:
Thats wonderful Jim you are so kind Smile


Here I go again with.......DITTO! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this idea and would be in for the sale. (Thanks CM, I've fronted for coins so I know what this means, too...)

I like the idea of personalizing it somehow, like the little folk holding hands. I wonder if there is another motif that would be similar but different enough that it wouldn't look "copied" from GC's lackey geocoin or from the "You've Got Mail Mailbox" geocoin. I can't think of one off hand.

How about an upthrust (or open ) hand holding a geocoin that says "Semper Omnis Geocoins!" (Always All Geocoins!)
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