RedjackRyan's USA by Madhatters Neverland Geocoin
Saturday, 04 August 2012
New York, United States
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About This Item
This Coin was a FTF prise in KACHINKA ROAD FIND Thanks for a nice coin blacklace16 *Text on coin Front: Geocaching from sea to shining sea Back: Caching Around The NEIGHBORHOOD On top of trolley car: Track at geocaching.com This is the first in a series of "USA Geocoins by the Artist" This beautiful coin was designed by the well renowned coin artist Jamie at Madhatters Neverland USA Geocoins surveyed coin buyers to ask what coin artist they respect the most and Jamie was one of the top mentioned artist. We have contacted several other artist that have said they would also be contributing to this project. Jamie has also informed us that he will be donating $1 of each coin sold to the following charities. Ronald McDonald House Childrens Hospital for Eastern Ontario and the local Cub Scouts Here is what Jamie had to say about this design idea: For the front I decided to put the Golden Gate Bridge and Lady Liberty. I choose these two for a couple of reasons. 1) I was watching a movie the other day for the hundredth or so time and go to the part where a bear and a frog are in a Studebaker (yes I'm a kid at heart) and the bear starts singing "O beautiful for spacious skies..." as they drive across the country. That song ends with the line "From sea to Shining sea". I thought that was a great way to describe the USA - So I picked a monument on the one coast and the other. 2) I may have a unique perspective of this assignment over the other artists in that I'm what Americans would call a foreigner - I'm Canadian born and bread. So I got to thinking that most people in the USA came from somewhere else. They came to the USA with their hopes and dreams to make better lives for themselves. And when they arrived in the US, often, the first thing they saw was either Liberty in the east or the Golden Gate in the west. As for the back... I could have put other monuments... Rushmore... the Alamo... Hoover Dam... All important in their own right yes, but they didn't seem to fit for me. Plus the USA is more than it's monuments and structures. It's about it's people and it's communities. So instead of the "big picture" of the USA I put on the front, this side I wanted to look more at the communities. It took me a long time to think of how... As I said before, I'm a kid at heart (I've been a 6 year old for the past 28 years). I decided to think back to the first time I was 6 (and even before) and remember what my first impressions of the United States were. At that time, my view of the USA didn't extend much beyond one particular street and one particular neighbourhood so I figured items from there would be my "monuments" to people and community. I wanted to add one last note... On the back, I used the spelling "neighborhood" because this is a US coin and all, but to be honest, I much prefer the Canadian spelling "neighbourhood" because I just can't see it without "you" :) cya on the trails.... Jamie - aka MadHattersNeverland
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