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Born to be First Geocoin

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Friday, 11 November 2011
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Born to be First Geocoin

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 (36951.8mi) View Map

Visited 03/18/2022 valdis.m took it to Mārupes pīļu BAROTAVA Latvia - 1.18 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/18/2022 valdis.m took it to Retro auto muzejs / Classic car museum Latvia - 2.72 miles  Visit Log
Visited 02/22/2022 valdis.m took it to Mana un tava Rīga: Mūkupurvs Latvia - 44.41 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/24/2021 valdis.m took it to Balkons / Balcony Latvia - 50.9 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/17/2021 valdis.m took it to Dviračių takas palei Dangę #17 Lithuania - 72.46 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/10/2021 valdis.m took it to ĢIRTA BRUMSONA MĀKSLAS PARKS Latvia - 90.79 miles  Visit Log
Visited 08/04/2021 valdis.m took it to Zolimanta-Imantūde Latvia - 3.88 miles  Visit Log
Visited 07/06/2021 valdis.m took it to Ķīpsala Latvia - 11.52 miles  Visit Log
Visited 06/26/2021 valdis.m took it to Dzīves koks Latvia - 55.23 miles  Visit Log
Visited 12/21/2020 valdis.m took it to Cits skats Latvia - 8.97 miles  Visit Log
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