Talk:Geocoin

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sigitem.com[edit]

You mention "sigitem.com" in this article. It seems that this page cannot be accessed anymore.

Does anyone know something about it? Is this service not available anymore?

If yes, it would make sense to remove it here. -- 178.1.187.145 (talk) 19:01, 26 August 2012 (UTC) (Ford42)

Untitled[edit]

I plan on doing a complete rewrite, adding additional info, and getting the citation links. This will include new graphics. And I think pulling the info on the Largest geocoin. The largest geocoin was not a coin at all but a single item. An argument could be made for the guy who who has a VW van and put the coin # from his VW van coin that it is bigger. The biggest coin would be the largest mint run of coins. Not a single item where a coin number was welded to it. Firennice (talk) 16:40, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

I did some rewording of this article, but am not totally happy. Hopefullys someone else can take it further. Was trying to better explain geocoins because they are BOTH a signature item and a travel bug, but also that some people keep them and instead bring them to events so others can collect their icons.

Also, think we need to address their history/development as well. --Emb021 17:18, 17 February 2006 (UTC)



Citation Notice[edit]

I have removed the Notice of need Citations on this article as I felt I cited the sources properly. If you feel that anything else needs a source please post here on this talk page and use the proper tags on the section of the main article that needs citations.

A possible problem with the sources are many of them do come from fourms at Groundspeak/Geocaching.com in which Wikipedia doesn't seem to consider reliable. However if you dig through them you would find out that they are reliable sources as those sources come form the creators themselves you can verify that by looking at their profiles on that page.Sawblade05 05:34, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Information Required[edit]

Reworded to comply with encyclopedic standard. In the main body the 'accepted terms' used for geocoin collecting should probably be added eg. LE XLE 'trade only' to provide definitive terms of reference this IS an encyclopedia after all :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.253.135.129 (talk) 01:55, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

Geocoin Terminology[edit]

I don't believe the Coin Finishes and Collecting Terms belong in this article. All coin mints use different terms, and these aren't exclusive to geocoins or entirely accurate for that matter when it comes to coin terminolgy. Any other thoughts or opinions? --JAYMEDINC (talk) 17:16, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

It has been about 5 months, and nobody has responded to this post. I guess I am alone on this one. I can accept the collecting terms being unique to geocoins, however I still don't believe the coin finishes listed here can be considered the definitive list. The mint I work for, has different terms than the typical Chinese manufacturers that most geocoins are produced by. Is the list on this article really complete and all inclusive? Does anyone else agree with me that the finishes have different terms based on what mint you use? --JAYMEDINC (talk) 21:18, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

German anchor as a "coin?"[edit]

Guys, this German anchor can't be the second largest geocoin since it's clearly just an item with a tracking number. For my understanding, a coin is a medal-shaped kind of thing only. Who officially declared that a geocoin, I wonder? Any reliable sources? --85.177.117.136 (talk) 18:24, 8 December 2013 (UTC)