I just finished up this morning after sleeping on the puzzling final piece last night. I nabbed Coin #134. Had I not been on a road trip and thus missed my scheduled logging times on two different ocassions -- and had I figured out the final code more quickly -- I could have finished as high as 89th. I'll be better prepared next time!
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BTW, this is the kind of viral marketing activity I've long advocated. News of this game spread by word-of-mouth amongst avid cachers (thanks to Pepper giving most of us the initial heads-up), and it spread further still by mentioning the Coin Quest games in our logs. I received several emails from folks who had seen my logs and wanted to know more.
Everyone that I've talked to who played had fun, and I'm sure the organizers sold a few more geocoins and other quality merchandise along the way. In other words, it's a win-win proposition, and far more effective than banner ads, spam, or poorly-conceived, crappy "official merchandise." Perhaps gc.com will take the hint...