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Denmark Geocoin X FonsB's Denmark Geocoin

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Released:
Monday, 25 December 2006
Origin:
Bayern, Germany
Recently Spotted:
In FonsB's Coin and TB Den

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The Little Mermaid (den lille havfrue) is a statue depicting a mermaid, in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. The statue sits on a rock in the harbour off Langelinie promenade (near the Kastellet). Langelinie is the longest embankment in the city.

Based on the fairytale of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen, the small and unimposing statue is a Copenhagen icon and has been a major tourist attraction since 1913. It has become a popular target for defacement by vandals and political activists. It has a height of 1.25 metres (4.1 ft) and weighs 175 kilograms (385 lb).

 

The statue was commissioned in 1909 byCarl Jacobsen, son of the founder of Carlsbeg, who had been fascinated by a ballet about the fairytale in Copenhagen's Royal Theatre and asked the prima ballerina, Ellen Price, to model for the statue. The sculptor Edvard Eriksen created the bronze statue, which was unveiled on 23 August 1913. The statue's head was modelled after Price, but as the ballerina did not agree to model in the nude, the sculptor's wife, Eline Erikson, was used for the body.



This coin was designed by chiacache. He is a Washington cacher living on the North Kitsap Pensinsula which lies west of Seattle across Puget Sound. He started caching July 4th, 2005.

 

Gjensen a Danish cacher from Copenhagen -caching since March 11th, 2004- wrote about this coin:

 

"It celebrates the country of Denmark. It arrived quite unexpectedly in the midst of our efforts to design our own coin. The coin itself is not bad, featuring a good map (not forgetting the island of Bornholm to the extreme east) and the Dannebrog flag. The "skjule og søge" text is a bit aqward - anyway it is supposed to mean "hide and seek". The other side has a good 3D rendering of the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen. For this reason we usually refer to this coin as "the Mermaid coin". It also has the word "Denmark" (in English only) and the word "skål" (cheers). This last bit is by far the worst feature of the coin, and something that I dislike intensely."

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Dropped Off 02/02/2013 FonsB placed it in FonsB's Coin and TB Den Hessen, Germany - 157.83 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 01/15/2013 derPathe discovered it   Visit Log

Ja das Nördlichste Nachbar Land der Bundesrepublik.

Ich weis nicht viel über unser Nachbar aber das sie eine Königin haben das weis ich.

Königin Margrethe II

:-)

Danke

Retrieve It from a Cache 01/15/2013 FonsB retrieved it from 12-12-12 Multi-Event - Bayreuth Bayern, Germany   Visit Log

Dann komm mal mit in deine neues Zuhause.

Write note 01/15/2013 FonsB posted a note for it   Visit Log

Denmark Geocoin was transferred from derPathe to user FonsB

Discovered It 12/24/2012 laudi79 discovered it   Visit Log

Am 12.12.12 Event in Bayreuth die Deluxe Card bekommen.

Discovered It 12/17/2012 feuerandy discovered it   Visit Log

Auf einem Event gesehen :)
Danke fürs zeigen :)

Discovered It 12/12/2012 Andramantis discovered it   Visit Log

Auf dem 12-12-12 Event in Bayreuth gesehen. Vielen Dank fürs Zeigen

Discovered It 12/12/2012 eiertante117 discovered it   Visit Log

Discovert beim 12-12-12 Multi-Event - Bayreuth

Dropped Off 11/27/2012 derPathe placed it in 12-12-12 Multi-Event - Bayreuth Bayern, Germany - 9,962.3 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 11/27/2012 derPathe retrieved it from Good Bye Event ( CITO à la Neubürg ) Bayern, Germany   Visit Log

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