I aggressively collected geocoins from May 2006 through to the end of 2008. Presented here are 986 of the approximately 1,040 geocoins I acquired during the frenzy.



I bought this geocoin because I thought it looked attractive and interesting. When I checked up on it to find out what it is about, I discovered a raging controversy surrounding it. It seems this geocoin seriously upset some geocachers because a) it was apparently made by a brand new geocacher with no finds, and b) it has nothing to do with geocaching.

Well, I guess that upsets some people to the point that they scream their protest from a soapbox. Personally, I am offended by the first issue. Who is anyone to set such a rule? But alas, we must protect novice geocoin collectors from being taken advantage of by not-yet-real geocachers who are just looking to profit from the geocoin craze.

As for the second issue, well, so what. If you don't like it don't buy it. (And if you find it in a cache, ignore it.) I guess the geocoin relates to the 1993 movie Tombstone. As far as I am concerned, if just a few of these geocoins make their way into caches and travel around, then they are bonafide geocoins. I don't recall seeing the rule that geocoins are strictly limited to caching themes. They are, after all, just another form of a travel bug, and those don't have any rules.

Perhaps the funniest criticism of all was regarding the colours on the geocoin: one person thought the geocoin was priced too high for the number of colours. Whoa! More colours means more value? Yikes. I thought the colour scheme -- including the copper finish -- made this geocoin very attractive.

Size: 38 mm | Weight: 28.1 g


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The CLEMENTS Family | Barrie, Ontario CANADA