The Star Geocoin was released in the early stages of the 7th UK MEGA held in Ayrshire.
The coin shows Earth with a stellar background. Contained within the largest star is an image of Robert Burns. The text from the traditional Scottish song, The Star o' Rabbie Burns 'But brightly beams aboon them a' is inscribed round the edge of the coin. The reverse side shows an embossed, silverised image of the poet.
The date 12-12-12 was the last triple date for a century. To honour this special date many events where held around the world. Many event organisers decided to publish a separate edition of the coin.
This special coin was minted for Brave Defender's 12-12-12 End of the World event in December 2012.
Scottish Themed Geocoins
This coin was produced as the official attendees coin for the Mega Scotland Event on July 31st 2010 in Perth. The Event was held in the Dewars Centre which contains Perth's curling rink, the organisers had the coin reflect this ancient Scottish sport. The coin has been designed to resemble a curling stone.
Similar to real stones, the surface of the coin is highly polished and the band of the 'stone' has a sparkly granite effect behind the Mega Scotland wording.
This coin was created to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Robert Burns' birth. It has the words "We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet, for auld lang syne." on one side and "Robert burns Son of Scotland" and his picture on the other and was produced to help raise funds for the proposed Mega Event to be held in Scotland in 2010.
The Birnam Oak is reputed to be part of the forest from which Malcolm's soldiers cut branches to disguise their attack on Macbeth at nearby Dunsinane Hill. (You can find the tree located at N56 33.668 W00334.555)
The coin finishes are leaf green on the regular coin and Autumnal orange for the limited one.
This beautiful coin was designed as a fundraiser for the Mega Scotland Event to be held in Perth, Scotland, July 31, 2010. This is a suncatcher coin, with a translucent central area similar in visual effect to stained glass. The "backlit" image, shows this effect.
Designed by SlytherinAlex and released in 2006. The rampant lion shield from the Royal Coat of Arms of Scotland is shown on the front & the national flower (the thistle) blooms on the back, with the Gaelic slogan "Alba gu brath (literally, "Scotland till judgement" or, loosely, "Scotland forever).
Geocoin made for geocachers completing the Cateran Trail Geotour set by Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust. The Cateran Trail GeoTour has 20 special caches spread across the five stages. More details can be found here.
The coin depicts one of the hand-carved posts, named as the sentinels
The Mouse Geocoin was released in the early stages of the 7th UK MEGA held in Ayrshire.
The coin shows a harvester mouse foraging berries with a work horse in the background. The text '‘Wee sleekit, cow’rin, tim’rous beastie’' from Burns peom To a Mouse is inscribed round the edge of the coin.
The reverse of the coin is a depiction of Robert Burns at his writing desk.
Other Themed Scottish Geocoins
Designed by Marmal, who organised the 4th Scottish Cache Bash in May 2006 which was held in and around the village of Gifford, East Lothian.
The coins depicts the East Lothian coat of arms below the Scottish lion rampant.
The first of a new series of GAGB geocoins. A National Park theme was chosen with the idea being that a series of coins could be created that would cover many areas of the UK.
The first National Park choosen was Loch Lomond & The Trossachs. The image on the coin depicts the view from the trig point above Scotland’s First geocache (GCF0).
Mega Scotland - Perth 2010 Geocoins
A commemorative coin issued in 2008 by the 9th West Lothian Scout Group in Livingston, Scotland. To celebrate 30 years (1978 - 2008).
The coin depicts two traditional Scout tents pitched on a field around a scout campfire. On the rear of the coin it has a Scottish saltire with a shield in the centre showing 30 yrs. In each blue section of the saltire it shows one of the sections of the Scout association being Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers.
Mega Scotland - Ayrshire 2014 Geocoins
Designed and sold in 2007.
Unknown details on this geocoin. If you have any information please contact us.
A geocoin designed by the Woodland Trust - Ledmore & Migdale to commemorative Andrew Carnegie. To celebrate Andrew Carnegie’s contribution to literature and learning the Woodland Trust created a storybook trail and released the coins to visit Carnegie libraries arond the world.
The offical Attendee coin for the 7th UK MEGA held in Ayrshire.
The coin depicts Tam o'Shanter spuring Meg to turn and flee and drives the horse on towards the River Doon with one the witches hot on his back. The text from poem, The Star o' Rabbie Burns 'o Tam had'st thou but been sae wise' is inscribed round the edge of the coin. The reverse side shows an image of The Burns Musuem in Mauchline.
To mark The 2014 Ryder Cup in Perth, the Council commissioned a series of special-edition bronze, silver and gold geocoins, and hid some of them in random existing geocaches in Perth and Kinross and along the seven new trails.
The Rose Geocoin was released in the early stages of the 7th UK MEGA held in Ayrshire.
The coin shows a heart shaped red rose with an image of Burns which sits on a background of the Scottish Saltire. The text 'My luve is like a red red rose' from Burns romantic peom is inscribed round the edge of the coin.
The reverse side shows the shape of the coastal county of Ayrshire with its three separate council areas of North, South and East.
Designed by Firth of Forth and released 2008. The coin depicts Edinburgh Castle on the front on a Saltire background with the slogan "Edinburgh Scotlands Capital City", the Forth Rail Bridge is on the back with the slogan "Dunedin Auld Reekie, Athens of the North". The coin was also made in bronze editions.
Isle of Skye Geocoin 2015. Polished Gold Plating. Designed by Country Matters.
This is a lovely coin with transluecent soft enamelling to both the front and obtuse - two scenes which highlight the beauty and wildness of The Isle of Skye.
This coin was produced as the official helper coin for the Mega Scotland Event on July 31st 2010 in Perth.
This coin was made for geocachers who helped out with the event in some capacity. The coin and icon show a curling target and broom.
This coin was made in honor of David Douglas, the Scottish botanist after whom the Douglas-fir was named and who brought the first Douglas-fir seeds from the Pacific Northwest to Europe. David Douglas was born at Scone, near Perth in 1799.
The coin was issued as a fundraiser for Mega Scotland: Perth in 2010.
A Geocoin Club coin from September 2013. Designed by Kat (Jackalgirl),
Absolutely stunning coin with 12 "gems" on outer edge on front of the coin.
The back contains the following quote
"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go.
I travel for travel's sake.
The great affair is to move."
~ Robert Louis Stevenson
Designed by Kilted Cacher and released in 2005. A personal made geocoin by the Kentucky (USA) based cache 'Kilted Cacher'. The front shows a Kilted cacher with the slogan "Exploring the world... one cache at a time". The back has a coloured geocaching logo with compass points on the outside.
A coin deisgned to promote The Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Highland Titles has firm roots in conservation. A charity that sells small plots of land in the Scottish Highlands to prevent development and fund the creation of a nature reserve.
The following geocoins are ones we still have to identify. If you can help, please contact us. Thanks
The first geocoins were developed by Jon Stanley (aka moun10bike) as a signature item to be placed in caches. Since then thousands have been made. Many of them are made to be trackable on various websites to be able to show the movement around the world and visitors to be able to leave comments when they find the coin.
This page is to document Scottish themed coins made over the years. If you can add any more information about the coins or see any errors with the information, then please contact us and we'll update. Thanks
We would also love to see your collection of geocoins. Please send us your photos, be it at home or out on the trail. We'll showcase the best photos over the next few months.
and on the reverse a Cateran, cattle thief.
The offical Helper coin for the 7th UK MEGA held in Ayrshire.
The coin depicts Burns and a picture of the world with a group of helpers all locked in arms. The reverse side has the following text 'we’ll tak' a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne.' which is from the peom 'Auld Lang Syne'
Geocoin made for geocachers completing the Royal Deeside Geotour set by Visit Royal Deeside. The Explore Royal Deeside GeoTour has 20 special caches. More details can be found here.
We currently don't have a picture of the geocoin.
This coin was made for the Kids Geocoin Competition for MEGA Scotland 2010 event. Winning designs came from Heather and James. The front of the coin shows three haggis's grazing on the hills and the reverse side depicts the Loch Ness Monster, affectionately known as Nessie.