[CLOSED] LordM custom elongated coins giveaway

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  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Contest is now CLOSED. Winners announced Post #38.

    Random drawings at the end of the month. I'm giving away two of these sets here on CoinTalk. There are drawings on Collectors Universe as well.

    All you've gotta do is post the words "entry post", and you're entered. Post whatever else of numismatic interest that you like.

    (You may post multiple times for discussion purposes, but only one "entry post" per member, please.)

    Don't forget to enter the regular monthly giveaway, too, if you are so inclined (see link in my signature line).

    Each set consists of (3) of my 2019 custom elongated coins:

    (1) on 1920s-1940s silver Mercury dime (one of 100 pieces produced). These were all rolled with the obverse of the host coin showing on the back. Usually the details are fairly visible, and in most (though maybe not all) cases, the host coin date is visible. Usually this will mean the 1940s, though there were some 1920s and 1930s coins in the source lot as well. Silver dimes, let alone Mercury dimes, are very seldom seen as host coins for elongates, so hopefully these will prove popular.

    (1) on 1950s Wheat cent, unholed (one of 200 pieces produced). Most though not all coins have the wheat ears of the host coin visible on the back, but a few have the host coin obverse showing, and therefore a readable date in some cases.

    (1) on 1950s Wheat cent, holed (one of 200 pieces produced). As above, but holed for keychain or jewelry use.



    Coins for these 3-piece sets will be randomly selected and pre-sealed in the envelopes shown, so at present I am not offering to pick certain host coin dates.

    The dies for these elongated coins were made for me and rolled out by Cindy Calhoun, the president of TEC (The Elongated Collectors), at elongatedpenny.net.

    The design is based on the Scottish clan badge for the Clan Robertson (my maternal family line, from which my first name is derived).




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  3. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Entry Post

    My 3 y/o grandson is 'mysteriously' accumulating a larger coin collection than his pop pop :)
    The kids already got a more extensive investment portfolio than I did when I graduated from college. Hopefully that'll leave some kind of legacy for him.
  4. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Entry Post

    Like @masterswimmer i have me a budding six year old numismatist. He calls wheat cents “seed corns”. I love that. Sometimes you just wish they could stay young and cute.
  5. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Entry Post. Thank you for all that you do here at coin talk.

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  6. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Supporter

    Entry post, Cool set!
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  7. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

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  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Cool! Thanks for the tip. I had never seen an oval 2x2 before, and didn't know such a thing existed! I'll have to get some next time I do a Wizard order. Right now those 3-coin sets are shipping with the coins loose in those little envelopes shown above.

    Seen 2x2s with a square window before (usually in old 1960s accumulations I've acquired- and they're sometimes blue or green), but never an oval. Neat.

    I'll bet they would work. Wouldn't be surprised if they were made with elongated coins in mind.

    Edit- the photos show an elongated cent in one, so there ya go.


  9. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I didn't go past the first page.

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  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Neither did I, at first glance.
  11. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Entry Post

    My latest elongated Cent
    Blackbird.. Intrepid museum visit 9-21-19

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  12. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Numismatic Enthusiast

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  13. Nyatii

    Nyatii I like running w/scissors. Makes me feel dangerous

    Entry Post.
    Thanks, Rob. Neat idea.
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  14. One Mans Trash

    One Mans Trash Supporter! Supporter

    Entry Post, I also have some young budding numismatist grandsons. They are 10 and 6, and have been to the last two Summer Fun Shows. The 10 year old is also an ANA member. Thanks for all you do here. Steve.
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  15. chuckylucky5

    chuckylucky5 Supporter! Supporter

    Entry Post
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    Thank you sir! My 6 year old son has been increasingly more interested in coins as the days go by. Anywhere we go that has the oval souvenir coins we have to get one(or more!) for his collection! He will definitely love these!

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  17. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Supporter! Supporter

    Entry Post.

    Wow, that is the coolest idea ever!!! I may have to consider doing something like that! :happy:;):singing::cigar:
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  18. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Entry Post. never saw dime elongated before. More fun!
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  19. BuffaloHunter

    BuffaloHunter Short of a full herd

    Entry post

    Thank you kindly for the contest, Rob!

    One from the herd:

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  20. Johndoe2000$

    Johndoe2000$ Well-Known Member

    Entry Post....gimme, gimme, gimme. Lol.
    They are cool, and am able to trace the lineage. :D
    Currently lovin on classic US coins.

    PS, I know you work nights, but Moonlight Mint is trademarked, sorry. ;)
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    capthank Well-Known Member

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