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Born to be First Geocoin

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Wednesday, 14 May 2014
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About This Item

This is Latvian third geocoin.

Meaning of symbols of geocoing:

  1. Christmas tree - The first documented use of an evergreen tree in a Christmas celebration was in Riga, Latvia, in the year 1510 according to many sources.
  2. Camera Minox - The Minox is a subminiature camera conceived in 1922 and invented in 1936 by German-Latvian Walter Zapp, which Latvian factory VEF (Valsts Elektrotehniskā Fabrika) manufactured from 1937 to 1943.Originally envisioned as a luxury item, it gained wide notoriety as a spy camera.
  3. Tank - The first tank in the world was built in May of 1915 in Riga, at the plant called Russo-Balt. The machine was named Go-Everywhere (Visurgajejs), its weight was 3.5-4 tons. There was place for a single person and it was bullet-proof. Its maximum speed was 25 km/h.
  4. Flask - Latvia made many discoveries in chemistry. Most well-known invention of Dr. Janis Polis was remantadine – an antiviral agent that is most effective against type A influenza virus. Mildronate is an antischemic agent of a metabolic action (cardioprotector) produced by Grindex in Latvia.
  5. Flying figure - Aerodium Latvia is a company based in Sigulda, Latvia, which owns and runs the first vertical wind tunnel in Eastern Europe. The vertical wind tunnel (VWT) is located near Sigulda, the most visited tourist area in Latvia. The company became known after the 2006 Torino XX Winter Olympic Games closing ceremonies, because Aerodium Latvia helped produce the part of the show that featured flying acrobats. The tunnel blows a wind stream of 200 km/h within a diameter of 3.7 meters.
  6. And flag of Latvia of course.

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Tracking History (262299.6mi) View Map

Visited 08/15/2022 Gor@ took it to Hello Latvia! Meet and Greet in Riga Latvia - 28.87 miles  Visit Log
Visited 08/15/2022 Gor@ took it to Hello Latvia! Meet and Greet in Riga Latvia - 28.87 miles  Visit Log
Visited 08/13/2022 Gor@ took it to Lāčupītes dendrārijs Latvia - 136.66 miles  Visit Log
Visited 08/13/2022 Gor@ took it to Don't kick the bucket! Latvia - 2.04 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 08/07/2022 kukaner discovered it   Visit Log

Entdeckt im Logbuch von GC8919R "Antwerpen-Centraal *Virtual Reward 2.0*". Danke fürs discovern.
Discovered in the logbook of GC8919R "Antwerpen-Centraal *Virtual Reward 2.0*". Thanks for discovering.

Discovered It 08/05/2022 bennywendy2016 discovered it   Visit Log

Gezien 😀

Discovered It 08/03/2022 hrochodrak_CZ discovered it   Visit Log

I saw in the logbook of the gigaevent in Prague. Thanks

Discovered It 08/02/2022 Macovci discovered it   Visit Log

Saw in the log of cache PraGeo - Petrin Cache

Discovered It 08/01/2022 Wright Ravens discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered it via online, Facebook group, Geocaching webpage. Geocaching out of Kentucky, USA. Thank you for sharing!

Visited 08/01/2022 Gor@ took it to Senākais benzīntanks Latvijā Latvia - 121.86 miles  Visit Log
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