20 Years of Geocaching in Scotland

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20 Years of Geocaching in Scotland

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Introducing the 20 Years of Geocaching in Scotland Geocoin.

This coin is strictly limited to 50 pieces and will not be reminted. 

Geocaching started in Scotland on 15th December 2000, when user Jock Scott placed Scotland's First GCF0 on Ben More near Crianlarich, Stirlingshire.

Twenty years later and the cache is still going strong and still contains the original log book. This Golden Oldie is regarded by many as the holy grail of UK caching and every year geocachers from all over the world climb Ben More on a pilgrimage to this historic cache.

Since then, Scotland now has over 20,000 geocaches of various types. At the  time Scotland's First was the 207th geocache to be placed in the world. 20 years on the cache is still going strong and is currently the 97th oldest active geocache in the world.

It is hoped to hold a Community Celebration event near GCF0 on he 15th Dec 2020 (not confirmed)

The geocoin: 

This coin is 50.8mm in diameter and finished in Satin Silver with solid and translucent enamels.

£2.00 from each coin sold (£100 in total) will be donated to the Caledonian Cachefest (www.geocachingscotland.com) to help promote geocaching in Scotland and go towards funding future events.

"2 for 1" - Each of the remaining coins will be sent with a matching fault coin. These fault coins will either have faulty enameling or are missing a tracking code. These fault coins will make a perfect proxy to send out while you keep the origional safe at home. 

Size: 50.8mm
Weight: 45g
Trackable? Yes
Own Icon? Not known