US Capital Benchmarks Geocoin - bronze
- US Capital Benchmarks Geocoin - bronze
The United States Capital is full of benchmarks and survey points. Many of these are inaccessible unless escorted by special permissions. This coin features two benchmarks located in public outside areas and one that can be seen while on a general tour inside of the capitol. Thousands of people walk by these monuments without even knowing they are benchmarks.
Every aspect of this geocoin represents the United States Capitol building: the pillars represent the many pillars surrounding the building; the squares at each corner represent the resting blocks of the pillars; and the designs in the squares can be found in various places throughout the craftsmanship inside the capitol building. The front of the coin features a highly detailed image of the capitol building showing the location of the benchmark Freedom and images of the other two notable benchmarks in the area. The backside displays a wonderfully crafted full image of the Freedom Benchmark.
The three benchmarks locations are:
- HV2019 located outside of the building on the front stairs at the southeast corner.
- US0016 is the Freedom stature located at the top of the dome and can be seen from a long distance.
- HV9344 is a compass shaped stone in the middle of a room located on the first floor.
- Measures 2.25" long
- Detailed 3-D images on both sides
- Trackable on Geocaching.com
- An icon unique to this coin will show on your profile when you log a discovery