What are Geocoins? • Jun 26, 2007
A Geocoin is a minted, metal disk used in Geocaching that often has the name of the origin location, event or the name of a Geocacher on it. The design can be from the very basic to the highly detailed. The shape can vary from the most common circular to the shape of a state or province.
Geocoins are found in Geocaches, bought or traded. In recent years they have become very much a collectable with the most sought after Geocoins going for a much as a couple of thousand dollars!
Geocoins are usually stamped with a code that can be entered into a Geocache Listings site. This way the Geocoin can be tracked as it travels from Geocache to Geocache.
In recent years, the Geocoin craze has taken off dramatically, and there are hundreds, if not thousands of different Geocoins out there today. Due to the fact that many Geocoins have unique icons, many people bring such Geocoins to Geocaching events so that others may see the coins and then collect the icons as part of their stats.
Keep on cachin’!