11-57 Augustus 2011
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11-57 Augustus 2011

Newsflash nr 57, Augustus 2011
Welcome Geocachers,

Last sunday, we were at the Geocoinfest in Cologne, a giga-event where around 4000 cachers came together for Geocoins. Probably the biggest Geocaching event in the world!
We have met many friends and people which we only knew by email or phone.

During the event, we had a number of new coins available, a.o. the Troy Falakrós and two Area 51 coins. We have a number of coins left which are available now at our website.
Other new coins will become available on our website in the coming weeks.

Our updates can be followed on Twitter: @geocachingshop

Happy caching and reading,

Marly and Willem-Jan Verberne
Geocachingshop.nl, Geocachingshop.be, Shop4geocaching.eu 

N 51 28.339, E 005 32.064

New Geocoins
Troy Falakrós - GCF special AE editionTroy Geocoin - FalakrósTroy Geocoin - Falakrós

The Trojan horse: a very clever idea which helped the greek to conquer Troy. A wonderful hiding place which very well could fit in the Geocaching world.

On the front of the coin, the image of the godes Aphrodite, Hera en Athena who triggered the war and Achillas with the Trojan horse , who ended it.
In the modern Greek language, you still find a saying which was initiated during the Trojan war: 'fear the Greek even if they bring presents'. You find this hidden on the frontside of the coin.

The backside of the coin is based on the shield of Achillas, in a curved form with all zodiacs as described in the works of Homerus. In the middle, you find Achilles on his battle wagon.

Design by Woejam.

Size : 50 x 47 mm, 5 mm thick

In this edition, there are 30 pieces made. 

Trackable at geocaching.com with its own icon.Troy GeocoinTroy Geocoin


Area 51 - UFOArea 51 - UFO GeocoinArea 51 - UFO Geocoin

This is one of those times.  This is the UFO geocoin in the Area 51 Series.  These look like something right out of a 1950's black and white movie.  And if the large size and great looks is not enough, the outer ring also spins around the center section.

Available in GCF antique copper edition (LE edition), foggy silver (LE) and antique silver (LE) with black-nickle ring.

Size: 5 cm, 15 mm thick

26 made, each version is unique numbered
Trackable at Geocaching.com with its own icon:
Geocoin Icon


Area 51 - Restricted areaArea 51 - Restricted areaArea 51 - Restricted area

Design by Team kizb

In November 2010 Team kizb journeyed to the Nevada desert to conduct research for the Area 51 Series. As they explored the area their quest took us past "The Black Mailbox" and down Groom Lake Road where they encountered a sign warning them not to venture any further, or else. This sign is the end of the road for most of us, try traveling beyond it and you will meet the infamous Groom Lake Security Force aka "Cammo Dudes".

The back of the Restricted Area Geocoin is a representation of the sign they encountered.

If you were allowed to explore the hills that surround the fabled Area 51 complex, there's no telling who or what you may meet lurking in the fog.

This is the
Daybreak version (Black Nickle w/ light green Aliens) of the Restricted Area Geocoin he designed in 2011.  

Trackable on Geocaching.com with its own icon:

44 mm wide, 3mm thick, "TK" Prefix

Fear no cache - Special editionFear no cache geocoinFear no cache geocoin

Designed by Mr. Chris Mackey. It is a full wrap-around 3D coin.  When you look at the edge on this coin, you do not see a flat edged - you see the spine which is part of the design from the top down. 

This coin has an impressive 9mm full thickness to give the spun-cast 3D incredible depth.  If you like to hold coins in your hand - you have never felt one like this!  Every part of it screams out to be touched.

Due to its unique design, the only enamel (dark blue) used on the coin fills slightly differently on every coin - creating a truly one of a kind ownership experience for anyone who gets their hands on one.

Trackable at Geocaching.com with its own icon


DandelionDandelion GeocoinDandelion Geocoin

The dandelion is a truly remarkable plant, though some think it nothing more than a weed. The dandelion is an excellent barometer, one of the commonest and most reliable. If the seed ball is fluffy and feathery, then fine caching weather is in the future. But when rain approaches, it shuts like an umbrella.

Size: 32 mm, 3 mm thick

Trackable at Geocaching.com with its own icon:


Je kunt deze en andere coins vinden op onze website onder Nieuwe geocoins.


Speciale Geocoins
This week again a number of new coins here:

The specialty Geocoins, you can find here.

Groundspeak produkten
Do you miss something from Groundspeak?
Did you see Groundspeak products which we don't have on our website then please contact us, so that it will come with our next shipment from Groundspeak.
Geocachingshop at Events


September 2011:
On 3 september 2011 at the MEE in Eindhoven, NL
On 24 september 2011 at the VT Event in Viersel, Belgium

Oktober 2011:
Op 9 oktober 2011 at the Noaber event in Hengelo (Ov.), NL
On 22 oktober 2011 at the Snert event in Sellingen, NL
On 29 oktober 2011 at the Halloween even in Belgen op Zoom, NL

November 2011:
On 12 november 2011 at the OZFE  in Dronten, NL

For more information on our presence at events, you can look at our event kalender.

Are you organising an event yourself and would you like to have the Geocachingshop present, contact us, so that we can see what the possibilities are

Do you have questions, please send an email to: info@geocachingshop.nl.

Kind regards,

Marly and Willem-Jan Verberne


N 51 28.339, E 005 32.064


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