Glasscoin Order #1/2 (mailed)

•November 24, 2008 • 19 Comments

These orders have been delivered and are now completed. Pre-orders continue on page #3.
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Do not pre-order unless you are committed to purchasing at USD$15 per coin plus shipping and handling as your order will be used to calculate final sale price and limits. Orders from people who have previously defaulted will not be accepted.
Please place your caching name below and use a valid email address to be contacted. There is no payment required at this time unless you wish to order a track/untrackable set (made to order: immediate non refundable payment required.)

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The coins pictured are for reference only: shown approximately life size, 1.2 inches square and 6mm thick; the glass is blue dichroic fully kiln annealed. It will have it’s own icon if all coins are sold otherwise be tracked on geocaching.com with the generic icon. PC prefix (not AU as shown).

Dichroic ie. two colour, glass has a special coating which ‘shifts light’ between two colours. The glass for the turtle used is pink/teal or magenta/blue; it’s not a misnomer but in the hand you do not see pink unless the glass is transparent – on black you see an irridescence from turquiose to peacock blue. The glass used for the tracking side will vary. At this time the lizard design is only available as an untrackable and cannot be ordered yet.

As they are handmade by various glass artists variations will occur in shape, size and colour. Air bubbles are an intrinsic part of the design but unpredictable.

How tough are they? Think of your playing marbles or a thick drinking glass. If you intend to release your purchase I would suggest also providing a plastic coin flip or upgrading the bag to a velvet pouch.

*USD$15 – these are handmade in the USA everything bar the bag but even that comes from a US supplier.
*If 100 coins sell we get an icon.
*LE Capping this design at 150 trackables on this blue dichroic glass and maximum of a 150 untrackables.
*If you would like to order a track/untrackable set the price is USD$25 +p/h fully prepaid and non refundable*. send money by paypal to:seachange_au@netspace.comThere will be an unspecified delay on mailing the set as the untrackables will be made up only to order.
*In the event of a mint no show on the untrackable, the trackable alone will be sent and the $10+ any postage difference refunded. Orders for sets will take priority over unpaid bookings.

There are 40 only for this pre-order currently in produuction; no guarantees of any future orders/designs. Successful bookings will receive a confirmation e-ticket. Purchasers of this turtle design will be notified in advance of any others and have pre-sale access.

You will not be invoiced until the coins are made. You will have 5 days to pay from invoicing after which a defaulters list will be posted to this thread. (I would like the option of decreasing the price and offering an untrackable so as the final pricing will be based on the number of actual orders so DO NOT preorder unless you are committed )

Postage estimated costs in USD:
USA, 1:1.85, 2:2.50, 3:3.00, 4:3.65, 5:4.10, 6:4.75, 7:5.20, 8:5.80, 9:8.20, 10:8.45,,
Canada, 1:2.30, 2:3.10, 3:3.65, 4:4.40, 5:4.95, 6:6.20, 7:6.50, 8:6.80, 9:8.05, 10:8.35,,
All others, 1:3.10, 2:5.05, 3:6.15, 4:8.10, 5:9.25, 6:11.25, 7:11.55, 8:11.85, 9:13.85, 10:14.15,,

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Sunrise at Dry’s Bluff – Taytitikitheeker

•October 29, 2008 • Leave a Comment



Sunrise at Dry’s Bluff

Originally uploaded by Senrab4.

http://bushwalk-tasmania.com/wiki/index.php?title=Dry%27s_Bluff
?cache there yet – i wonder ifi should commit to placing one if not.

More Aussie Geocoins

•May 6, 2008 • Leave a Comment

A present from Cheesey pigs! awesome. Thank yousoooo much. I have looked a long time for this coin as it brings back happy memories of ‘personal best’ caching and thought it unlikely to ever add one to my collection. I moved one for Robtas in 2006 and it’s still stuck in the mr tack’s cache “my fair lady” if anyone wants to go see one in the wild that’s the place!

And from http://www.chocology.com.au the world’s first choclate coin – untrackable great for events. The dark chocolate is quite hard as is the fondant layer – cold today perhaps! They are not belgian smooth melt in the mouth chocolate so it should travel well. Of course we inspected each coin thoroughly 12 yo prounced them really yummy!

Australia 2008 Geocoin artwork

•February 15, 2008 • 4 Comments

Shiny nickel and gold with transparent hard enamel. NB silver is not bimetallic this year.
The Gold plated version is in the national colours and the only version produced for general sale at this point. 10 silver plated coins have been made for Cachinggames prizes and the silver version below is intended as a bulk sale ‘cache only’ version.

Rainbow Glass Coin

•February 8, 2008 • 3 Comments

Walking into a glass shop is like walking around a rainbow made solid. Very hard things to photograph because of the translucency. The weight and smoothness is wonderful part of the experience too – we can throw the things across the room no trouble on carpet – I tried it!

There’s so many different ways to make a glass coin. I want to try them all! The hardest design element is actually the tracking and text. One option is to hand engrave the finished items but we’ll try it fired in place for starters. Here’s my design – black is etched into the coloured glass before being fired

Wheel of Yime – Landmark Inventions

•October 24, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Wheel of Yime – Landmark Inventions paleolithic to present

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40,000 BCE Metallurgy [1] Following on from the discovery of native gold it became possible to merely engrave a likeness of the earlier monolithic stone geocoin in metal of a cache friendly size

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3,500 BCE the Wheel [2] Mesopotamia – ancient centre of geocoin manufacture; clay tablets chronicle the inspiration arose after dropping a load of variously shaped geocoins and noticing the round shape travelled furthest.

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1800 BCE value of Pi [3] While wire wrapping geocoins for goodluck amulets ancients discover the circumference of a round geocoin is always π times its diameter.

79 CE Yuranium Yime used in small amounts for yellow glass and pottery glazes [5]
1800 CE the Battery yemon-battery.pngItalian physicist Allessandro Volta makes a chemical battery using a yemon and 2 screw geocoins of different metals[4]

1896 CE Radioactivity Antoine Becquerel noticed his Yuranium Yime geocoin exposes a photographic plate [6] uranium-yime.png

16 December 1947 CE the Transistor [7] Using a joniandmarky semiconductor nanocoin William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain build the first practical transistor at Bell Labs paving the way for miniaturisation. transistor-geocoin.jpg

1990 CIRCULAR TRANSPORTATION FACILITATIUN DEVICE[(sic)[4] inspired by examining his lovely round AUSTRALIA geocoin lawyer JM Keogh successfully patents the wheel despite not being able to spell as well as a 6th grader.

1.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metallurgy#History

2.http://inventors.about.com/od/wstartinventions/a/wheel.htm

3.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi

4.*page 5*http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~gfx/Courses/2002/BigData/papers/Misc/Wheel%20Patent.pdf.

5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranium_glass

6. http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/lofiversion/index.php?t151718-50.html

7.http://nobelprize.org/educational_games/physics/transistor/history/index.html