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    Quote Originally Posted by brdad View Post
    This was discussed in chat tonight, and the earlier we start the better, if we want to.

    So, simple question - Should there be a 2008 Geocaching Maine Geocoin?
    To answer the question, YES!

    (And discussing something in "chat" is no different than a couple of people meeting on the street and bringing up the subject. As long as it gets brought up in the open forums...)

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    When something comes from chat to the forums it is good. BRDad did a great job of posting the transcript. I personally do not think the lack of sales for coin #2 was due to lack of popularity. I am one of the ones who would have missed ordering completely had it not been for a friend. The winter theme sounds cool and an innovative design would sell. Look at the stained glass ones from Geowoodstock and others that have followed. JMHO (Just my humble opinion.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tat View Post
    The last coin did not sell very well compared to the first coin. Is the market for coins reached it peak or has it slowed too much?
    The 2007 coin sold about 1/4 of what the 2005 coin sold. I think there are a couple of reasons.
    When the '05 coin hit the market, the coin frenzy was really heating up. We put out a non-trackable coin (read cheap) and sold over 2000 of them.
    In '07 the frenzy had subsided to a steady pace. People are more discriminating on exactly what coins they buy. Some won't buy personal coins anymore, just state, or just trackable, or just animal pictures, or whatever. In '05 you could put out a coin honoring sea-gull droppings and sell 500!
    I think the '07 coin shows a more reasonable quantity with a mature market.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cache Maine View Post
    Someone in our caching circle mentioned recently how Mainers cache all year round, regardless of weather. Maybe a winter themed coin would be nice. It is true...we have a big obstacle with snow, but I know it doesn't stop us from doing what we do best. I wonder if they can do a liquid free "snow globe" coin? You know, shake it and the snow floats around?
    I like the winter theme idea. I don't know how practical (affordable) a snowglobe is (but it IS cool), maybe a snowflake? How about a "Maine Caching/ Four Seasons" with a snowshoe shaped coin?
    I'm up for an '08 coin. I don't plan on getting married again, so that time pressure is off

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    A four season/winter snowflake type coin has already been produced.
    http://www.cointracking.com/view_series.php?sid=612

    I don't recall ever seeing a snowshoe though. We need to raise the bar for 2008! I agree, the snowglobe is probably pushing it a little...

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    We could have the coins shipped via my ex-wife's house and they'd stay frosty for years!

    Sorry - back on topic. Should we have a coin for 2008 or not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudonim View Post
    I like the winter theme idea. I don't know how practical (affordable) a snowglobe is (but it IS cool), maybe a snowflake? How about a "Maine Caching/ Four Seasons" with a snowshoe shaped coin?
    I'm up for an '08 coin. I don't plan on getting married again, so that time pressure is off
    I like the snowshoe idea, I'd buy one of those (I like the unique coins)

    getting married is overrated anyways....

    Quote Originally Posted by brdad View Post
    We could have the coins shipped via my ex-wife's house and they'd stay frosty for years!
    ouch! I felt that one from here!
    Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.

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    Snowshoe especially cool if you could get a shaped coin. The number could go on the tail.

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    Thumbs up I'm in

    A snowshoe shaped winter coin sounds great. Anything winter themed sounds good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainiac1957 View Post
    A snowshoe shaped winter coin sounds great.
    And people would have to buy them in pairs, doubling sales

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    Maybe they should be strapped together like the handcuffs!

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