**1,100 Post Coin Contest Giveway** Challenge your Numismatic minds!!! Great Prizes!!!

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  1. Jason Hoffpauir

    Jason Hoffpauir World Coin Collector

    1,100 Coin Giveaway Contest



    Greetings all. I will be holding a 1,100+ post coin give away. In all honesty, I was supposed to have had a very special one at my 1,000 post but things were not meant to be. Such is life. I have truly enjoyed watching and reading all the posts on Coin Talk and I felt compelled to give back to this numismatic community using this venue. I even went as far as to personally e-mail one of our hobbies biggest icons and contributors, Q. David Bowers and see if he was interested in participating in my 1,000 post.

    Well much to my surprise, about a month later he responded back to my e-mail and stated that a Wayne Homren, editor of E-Sylum would be interested in publishing our little coin giveaway contest in an upcoming issue of their magazine. Mr. Homren sent me an e-mail describing their magazine, “The E-Sylum is an electronic counterpart to our print journal, The Asylum. It's free and you don't have to be a member to subscribe. It goes out each Sunday night to over 2,000 numismatic bibliophiles, researchers, and just plain collectors. We cover a wide range of subjects and most people find something of interest in each issue”.

    On top of that Q. David Bowers sent me his personal archive of quiz questions he has been compiling since 1950. His archive was a word document that was 79 pages in length full of every types of question that dealt with Numismatics as a whole. All he asked was that if we use some of his questions then to credit “From the archives of Bowers & Merena Galleries, Wolfeboro, NH.”. OK now let’s discuss the guidelines and rules of coin give-away contest I will be holding. I am going to try and keep this as simple as possible.


    - There will be a total of 5 coin contests. We will have (1) winner each week and it will last for 5 weeks (a total of 5 winners).

    - Each contest will be labeled Jason’s Coin Giveaway #1, Jason’s Coin giveaway #2, and so on and so on.

    - Each contest will be one week long. At the end of the week a winner will be announced and the next contest will begin. (Winners can PM with their address so I can mail them their prize).

    - Each contest will have (3-5) Numismatic questions that each contestant must answer correctly.

    - All contestants that have correctly answered each question in the contest will have his or her name put into a hat and a name will be drawn to have a winner.

    - If a contestant wins a contest he or she will NOT be eligible to win another contest and/or prize. He or she may participate in ALL the contests, buy will only are able to win once. This allows more chances for others to win too.

    - Prizes can include silver coins, bullion, medals, silver proof sets, TPG coins, etc. Prizes are from my personal collection and 1 coin (Morgan Dollar) was donated by Roy Greenwood (ret. Sergeant Major, U.S. Army) from W & M Coins in Lawton, OK.


    If you have any questions or concerns then please feel free to contact me at my e-mail on the forums.


    So let’s begin. Please answer each question and submit your answers to me via PM. You are more than free to discuss the questions on the forum and it is recommended but remember; others might just copy the answer that YOU did all the work to answer. Depending on how many people participate will determine how much more of a chance you could WIN!!! The point of this coin giveaway contest is so that you can expand your numismatic minds and find out a little more about the glorious and beloved hobby we call Numismatics. All answers must be submitted in exactly 7 days from the exact time the contest begins. Example: If it starts 10:00 AM on a given Sunday then it will end at 10:00 AM on the next following Sunday. This is just an example. Some or all questions were used from the archives of Bowers & Merena Galleries, Wolfeboro, NH. Thank you.


    Contest will begin the moment this is posted and all answers must be submitted in by the exact time each Sunday. Thank you.








    Jason’s Coin Giveaway Contest #1



    Question #1


    Certain coins have interesting nicknames. Three of the following are authentic in numismatic circles, one is a red herring. Which one?


    a. “Orphan Annie” (1844 dime).

    b. “Roosevelt’s Lament” (1933 $10 gold).

    c. “Little Princess” (1841 $2.50 gold).

    d. “Booby Head” (1839 cent).






    Question #2


    This series of coins was neglected for a long time, but then John M. Willem came to the fore and wrote a dandy book about it. Later, your editor (QDB) included a large section on this series in a two-volume “encyclopedia” set. Aficionados of the series consider the 1878-CC to be among the key issues.


    a. Morgan silver dollars.

    b. Trade dollars.

    c. Liberty Seated quarter dollars.

    d. Liberty Seated dimes





    Question #3


    The 1926-1939 Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar, which bears the image of a standing Indian, was:


    a. Not legal tender, due to an omission in the original legislation.

    b. Designed by Lea Ahlborn.

    c. Distributed over the counter at the 12 Federal Reserve Banks.

    d. Voted as the most attractive of all commemorative designs by the Society for U.S.

    Commemorative Coins.





    Question #4


    Of all major American rarities, this one has commanded more columns of print than any other. It is rare, some said, because nearly all of the 19,570 struck were lost on a shipment to Tripoli, or on a ship transporting them to Franco to pay for the Louisiana Territory, etc.


    a. 1804 silver dollar.

    b. 1873-CC Liberty Seated dollar.

    c. 1799 copper cent.

    d. 1815 copper cent






    Question #5


    4. In the 19th century, when coin collecting was just beginning to become popular, one of the most publicized American coin rarities was featured in advertisements and news items. For a long time, Ebenezer Locke Mason, Jr., stated that he would pay $25 for a nice one:


    a. 1794 silver dollar.

    b. 1805/4 over date half dollar.

    c. 1802 half dime.

    d. 1799 Copper cent
     
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  3. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Since the exact time stamp will disappear and only the date will remain as the days progress I'm entering it here - this was posted at 12:12 PM EDT on 11/6/16.
     
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  4. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Florida is still on daylight time???
     
  5. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Very cool that Q.D.B. responded and that E-Sylum is featuring this thread. It's a very good resource full of interesting topics from modern U.S./world, exonumia, anceints/medieval, books, and everything in between.
     
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  6. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Yeah, we are after all on the right coast :D
     
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  7. -Andy-

    -Andy- Andrew B. -Andy- YN

    PM'd my answers!!! ;)
     
  8. Jason Hoffpauir

    Jason Hoffpauir World Coin Collector


    Thank you for your participation and please let others know about our little coin giveaway contest!!!
     
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    -Andy- Andrew B. -Andy- YN

    OK!!
     
  10. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Thanks for the contest.
     
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  11. John Harper

    John Harper Member

    Is this reply a private message? If not, how do i send a PM?
     
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    -Andy- Andrew B. -Andy- YN

    to send a PM click on the poster's profile and click "Start a conversation" hope this helps!
     
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  13. Mad Stax

    Mad Stax Well-Known Member

    Just sent my answers. Thanks for the contest!
     
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  15. Jason Hoffpauir

    Jason Hoffpauir World Coin Collector

    Thanks and YES it was cool that he took the time to read my e-mail (I found out later from one of the commentator's that he goes through all his e-mails personally; albeit it takes some time to get back to OP). Also to have E-Sylum publish this piece was also a very nice surprise. Overall, it has been a very fun and entertaining venture.
     
  16. -Andy-

    -Andy- Andrew B. -Andy- YN

    it's almost Sunday!!
     
  17. Jason Hoffpauir

    Jason Hoffpauir World Coin Collector

    Greetings one and All!!!

    We have successfully completed Coin Contest #1 and we have a WINNER!!!

    Winner announced for week #1


    I would like to thank all that participated in Jason’s Coin Contest Giveaway #1.


    Jason’s Coin Contest Giveaway #1 – John Harper


    Congratulations Mr. Harper. Mr. Harper became a new member of Coin Talk after reading about our coin contest giveaway in E-Sylum magazine.


    Your prize is: 1968 Republic of Panama Proof Set & 1975 Jamaica Ten Dollar Sterling Silver Coin Proof.


    . 1968 Republic of Panama Proof Set. Struck at the US Mint with a total mintage of 23,210 sets. This Panamanian six-coin set is comprised of one 90% silver Balboa a 40% silver Half Balboa and the other coins are copper nickel and copper.



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    Please PM your mailing address and I will send out your prizes as soon as possible.





    Now that Jason's Coin Contest #1 is over I will provide the answers to each question for all to see. Thank you for participating and hope to see you for Contest #2!!!!


    Jason’s Coin Giveaway Contest #1



    Question #1


    Certain coins have interesting nicknames. Three of the following are authentic in numismatic circles, one is a red herring. Which one?


    a. “Orphan Annie” (1844 dime).

    b. “Roosevelt’s Lament” (1933 $10 gold).

    c. “Little Princess” (1841 $2.50 gold).

    d. “Booby Head” (1839 cent).






    Question #2


    This series of coins was neglected for a long time, but then John M. Willem came to the fore and wrote a dandy book about it. Later, your editor (QDB) included a large section on this series in a two-volume “encyclopedia” set. Aficionados of the series consider the 1878-CC to be among the key issues.


    a. Morgan silver dollars.

    b. Trade dollars.

    c. Liberty Seated quarter dollars.

    d. Liberty Seated dimes





    Question #3


    The 1926-1939 Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar, which bears the image of a standing Indian, was:


    a. Not legal tender, due to an omission in the original legislation.

    b. Designed by Lea Ahlborn.

    c. Distributed over the counter at the 12 Federal Reserve Banks.

    d. Voted as the most attractive of all commemorative designs by the Society for U.S.Commemorative Coins.





    Question #4


    Of all major American rarities, this one has commanded more columns of print than any other. It is rare, some said, because nearly all of the 19,570 struck were lost on a shipment to Tripoli, or on a ship transporting them to Franco to pay for the Louisiana Territory, etc.


    a. 1804 silver dollar.

    b. 1873-CC Liberty Seated dollar.

    c. 1799 copper cent.

    d. 1815 copper cent






    Question #5


    4. In the 19th century, when coin collecting was just beginning to become popular, one of the most publicized American coin rarities was featured in advertisements and news items. For a long time, Ebenezer Locke Mason, Jr., stated that he would pay $25 for a nice one:


    a. 1794 silver dollar.

    b. 1805/4 over date half dollar.

    c. 1802 half dime.

    d. 1799 Copper cent
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2016
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  20. Jason Hoffpauir

    Jason Hoffpauir World Coin Collector

    Greetings all,


    The winner of Jason’s Coin Contest #1, John Marshall, was pleased to have won and is honored to be recognized for doing so. He humbly declined the prizes as he already has an advanced collection and is very content in just participating in the Coin Contests. In saying that, Mr. Garlicus you are then the winner of Coin Contest #1!!! You have a choice to accept the prizes or decline and try out the other quizzes for different prizes. The choice is yours. Please let me know. If you choose the latter, we will re-draw with all others who entered the contest.


    Thank you


    Jason





    @Garlicus
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2016
  21. chuck123

    chuck123 Active Member

    I didn't get this contest message until too late to enter but I researched it before looking at the answers and came up with only 4 of the answers but learned a lot and had a lot of fun looking. Thank you for giving me a reason to do a bit of learning outside my wheelhouse
     
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