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Trashcona74



Joined: 21 Apr 2008
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PostPosted: Apr 21, 2008 3:59 am    Post subject: I think I know the answer but... Reply with quote

Is there any place to buy and pick up travel bugs in the city? Or geocoins? Thanks!
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grnbrg



Joined: 27 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Apr 21, 2008 12:50 pm    Post subject: Re: I think I know the answer but... Reply with quote

Trashcona74 wrote:
Is there any place to buy and pick up travel bugs in the city? Or geocoins? Thanks!


Just about any MBGA event. The Association sells TB tags, and there are several members who collect coins and may have some for sale.

BTW: You do not want to start collecting coins. Down that that path lies madness. Very Happy


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slippery_1



Joined: 23 Apr 2006
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Location: Manitoba

PostPosted: Apr 23, 2008 1:41 am    Post subject: Re: I think I know the answer but... Reply with quote

grnbrg wrote:
Trashcona74 wrote:
Is there any place to buy and pick up travel bugs in the city? Or geocoins? Thanks!


Just about any MBGA event. The Association sells TB tags, and there are several members who collect coins and may have some for sale.

BTW: You do not want to start collecting coins. Down that that path lies madness. Very Happy


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MAdness indeed...muuuhhhaaahaaaa
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Me and My 4 Girls



Joined: 08 May 2008
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PostPosted: May 08, 2008 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Trashcona74, we have just started Geocaching and were having the same problem. MY girls between the age of 6 and 11 want to get there own coins and bugs ( Myself included ) but they want to pick out one from a store.So far been only able to find coins on line. We are looking for 2008 Manitoba geocoins. We have a couple of leads and will post if any pan out.

Good luck and happy hunting.
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Me and My 4 Girls



Joined: 08 May 2008
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PostPosted: May 08, 2008 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey there made it back, about a page down the is a post from Peter and Gloria, send them a e-mail and talk to them, they helped me out big time. Laughing
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Peter and Gloria



Joined: 06 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: May 12, 2008 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, MBGA normally sells Travel Bug Tags as a service to it's members. Unfortunately, I sold 4 last week and have none left right now. I have ordered more and should receive them in about 2 weeks.

Tourisme Riel (at 219 Provencher) recently minted a geocoin to celebrate St Boniface's Centennial. You may be able to purchase a geocoin from them.

Most geocoin collectors buy their coins from dealers that sell coins. Here are a few:

Northbound Trading, Saskatoon http://www.northboundtradingcompany.com/shop/

Landsharkz, Vancouver http://www.landsharkz.ca/

Geoswag, United States http://shop.geoswag.com

Hogwild, United States http://www.hogwildstuff.org/

OR

Check out the cache bug blog http://www.cachebug.blogspot.com/
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The Rakam Hunters



Joined: 17 Sep 2007
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PostPosted: May 18, 2008 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems odd that we have the mint here in town and there doesn't seem to be anyone in winnipeg making coins Smile
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slippery_1



Joined: 23 Apr 2006
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Location: Manitoba

PostPosted: May 19, 2008 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The mint will not help produce or market the coins you submit to them. As well they are limted in what they can produce, ie. silver or copper seems to be all they will do.
The Alaskian geocoins where developed through the alaska mint and are all either gold, silver or copper. No color. As well are limited and can be very costly. Not many cachers will put out 50 bucks for a coin. And then what do you do with the coin after- release it or keep it hidden on a shelf?
I would love to see a silver coin from Manitoba minted here, but someone would have to put up the capital to begin this process, and believe me when I say, normal coins can cost 3G or more for 350 coins.
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