Zodiac Geocoin - Leo
For those that come here often, you know that when we have a special series, it is common for us to turn to our friend and celebrated designer Chris Mackey. When we decided that we would like to do our very own Zodiac series, we knew that his intricate designs and incredible detail would make this a special collection.
Collect all 12 of the signs or just the ones most special to you!
Leo is the twelfth geocoin in our Zodiac series. The dates for Leo are July 23rd - August 22nd.
Each of these unique coins are trackable at Geocaching.com with a unique icon. They measure approximately 1.75 inches in diameter.
Please note: The tracking code is located on the side of this coin.
Here are some design notes from Chris Mackey:
On the face side we see the Nemean Lion center with his brutal and beautiful features and majestic mane. He's surrounded by the arrows thwarted by his magnificent hide as well as the 9 stars of the constellation. To the lower left we see the symbol of Typhos, the father of Leo and one of the oldest gods in the Pantheon. To the lower right we see the asp as symbol of Leo's mother Echidna, the half woman & half serpent goddess known as the "Mother of Monsters" who would give birth to a slew of the most famous monsters in Greek myth.
On the reverse side, the symbol of Leo resides center with constellation directly below. The Day Ruler Sun is left, the Night Ruler Jupiter is right and the Participating Ruler Saturn rises above. The nine stars of the constellation are represented in the claw shaped edge tabs in the outer border. The gem color of a translucent black Onyx surrounds the entirety of both sides.