[CLOSED] LordM & Ace71499 giveaway, February 2018

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  1. rooman9

    rooman9 Lovin Shiny Things

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    Thanks for doing this again! What I always love about this hobby is how generous people are. So many people pay it forward.
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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    For the record, the sack o' stuff that's the main prize here consists of the leftovers from a large and really great exonumia bulk lot I got a few years ago. It was a lot of fun. I enjoyed picking some goodies out of the main source bag but forgot all about these remnants here until the other day, when I rediscovered the bag inside my grandfather's old briefcase, where I had stashed it all to go through later.

    Since I had pretty much forgotten I owned this stuff (and thought I had sold it all), I took that surprise rediscovery on the last day of January as a sign that I should make this my February giveaway!

    There are plenty of transit tokens, and some of them may be 70-90 years old. I don't really know, aside from some of them having that "vintage look". As I'm sure you noticed, in the middle of the first picture there is a token with a cutout "P" that says "PRINCETON POWER CO. ST. RAILWAY" on it. I'm sure there are other railroad (or at least streetcar) tokens in there.

    Y'know, speaking of little superstitious omens like that, I meant to (but forgot to) buy a "Lucky 7s" scratchoff lotto ticket ($1) the other day, when my car odometer showed this reading.
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  4. ace71499

    ace71499 Young Numismatic

    As for the prize that I am giving out. I picked a nice solid example out of the bunch... a lot of them had writing and or a corner torn off so I think this prize you guys will like!
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    @lordmarcovan is so generous for hosting these giveaways and I figured the least I could do is give back to one of the giveaways! I actually won the October giveaway, so this is me paying it back :).

    I love the reverse on the old style two dollar bills. Beautiful.
  5. Stevearino

    Stevearino Supporter! Supporter

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    Blown away by @lordmarcovan’s continuing generosity, and impressed with @ace71499’s quick commitment to pay-it-forward.

    Had to laugh @Santinidollar’s post. Last month, for perhaps the first time in our 46 years of married life, I tried to gather up all my stashes so I could organize them and get anything valuable into a new large safety deposit box. My wife came upstairs and about had a heart attack.

    But if I win, I WILL find a way to store them AND keep my wife healthy.

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  6. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Supporter

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    Very generous, as always!
  7. ThomasW

    ThomasW Member

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  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Thanks! What an exciting find that batch must've been!
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  9. chuck123

    chuck123 Active Member

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  10. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Supporter! Supporter

    Agree completely, LordM is a keeper, not just for the giveaways, but mostly for his knowledge, insight, intuition & contributions to this community (and his ability to change, re: "box of 20")! :smuggrin:

    And yes, the reverse is like a Jeff. nickel x40!!! :p
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  11. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    I too have always liked the Monticello reverse on those old $2s but have seldom seen them.
  12. anchorsaweigh

    anchorsaweigh Member

    Entry post! Thanjs for the opportunity!


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  13. JBK

    JBK Coin Collector

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  14. dchjr

    dchjr Well-Known Member

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    Wow. Thanks for keeping it fun!
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  15. Dentuck2000

    Dentuck2000 New Member

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    A delightful melange! Thank you for the chance to explore a fun bag of exonumic goodies.
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  16. giorgio11

    giorgio11 Senior Numismatist

    Entry post. Thank you LordM for your generosity.

    Kind regards,

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  17. MontCollector

    MontCollector Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a Fun lot!! That $2 note looks great too. I have an extra holder for one of those that it would look really nice in.:happy:

    Thanks @lordmarcovan and @ace71499 for the great giveaways this month:)
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  18. John L. Caswell

    John L. Caswell New Member

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    Thanks LordM!
  19. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Hey, welcome to CT! I recognize your avatar from CU. ;)

    (I invited my Collectors Universe peeps over here to join in the fun, as long as they got themselves CT credentials to post here.)
  20. jack81

    jack81 Member

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  21. Nino610

    Nino610 New Member

    Entry post. Would love this addition to my sons collection. Thanks for the opportunity
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