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    Ok some of us talked about starting a discussion on a new coin for 2006 at the event so let's get the discussion going on this so we can have the coin before December of this year..... We only need to discuss what is going to be on the back of the coin for a design and maybe also having it trackable on GC.com which I think will be a cost of approximately $1.50 per coin. I still think we can get a great looking coin for $5.00 or less. So let's hear your ideas and keep this on topic.
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    How about a moose using the slip n slide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kacky
    How about a moose using the slip n slide.
    Think Hiram will mind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kacky
    How about a moose using the slip n slide.
    are you trying to say that we should use the pic of me???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram357
    are you trying to say that we should use the pic of me???
    ....if the antler fits...
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    How about a lumberjack standing beside his skiddah?
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    Tracking on Gc.com? YES the extra 1.50 will not matter to most, and could possibly interest others to make a purchase. Unique icon, YES. Lighthouse or outline of Maine would be my 2 cents worth. Mountains, moose, loon, all by a pond. There are many things that represent Maine caching. I would agree with any of them. Antique finish, YES even if it costs more. Thanks for asking?
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    There have been a couple of suggestions to make the coin a distinct "shape". Most of the people I've talked to want to stick to round like last year with the same front. I've heard several suggestions for the back, quite a few of Katahdin, a lobster, loon, etc. What are others thinking?
    I'm in favor of tracking too. It would mean a price increase of around $1.50 so I don't think we'd sell quite as many as '05 (over 2150 coins!!!) but some other people that didn't buy one last year may jump in too.

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    How about a guard rail?

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    As an outsider, (well outside some say!) I can't think of Maine without conjuring up an image of a lighthouse.
    Although the Portland Head Lighthouse is the subject of the 2005 coin (of which I'm the proud owner of coin 0320!) I reckon a lighthouse would sell.
    I know a lot of coin collectors who are almost collecting the icon, so there is no doubt that a good strong lighthouse icon and coin design would be a winner.
    (Can I order two now?)

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