Updated: January 02, 2012|
Lost In Space Pathtag #6868 - Retired - Geocoin Alternative
Great colors and detail in this space themed pathtag from 2008. This design is now retired.
Pathtags are small metal discs that measure 23mm in diameter and are 2.0mm thick (about the size and weight of a US Quarter, or a one Euro coin). They are made from a solid iron base and are plated in a protective colored plating of either silver, gold, copper, or black nickel. The front of each pathtag has a unique design made up of colored enamels (although some tag designs have no colored enamel and are "all metal"). The reverse of the tag has the tag's own unique serial number which is used to track/log the pathtag at www.pathtags.com (the address of the Pathtags website is also on the reverse of the tag).
In the world of Geocaching, they are mostly regarded as personal signature items/geocaching tokens that geocachers sometimes like to leave behind as trade/signature items in certain caches that they visit.
On the whole though you don't need to be a Geocacher to appreciate these cute little 'coins', they just make wonderful little items for anyone to collect "in general" - there are so many beautiful, colorful and unique designs out there. Aside from putting them into a coin/display album there are lots of other things that you can do with pathtags. Each pathtag is made with a hole at the top of it making them great for attaching to keyrings/keychains, or to fix on to zipper pulls. Because they have an iron base you can even attach a small magnet to the reverse of the tag and display them on a magnetic board, or the fridge door.
As I mentioned above, each pathtag has it's own unique reference/serial number (on the reverse of the tag) which enables it to be tracked and logged into your own personal pathtag collection at www.pathtags.com. It is completely free to register at pathtags.com, and it's definitely THE best place to go to learn all you need to know about collecting pathtags as a hobby - and you can also trade them there with other pathtag collectors worldwide - which is great fun!
Made and issued in the United Kingdom.