[CLOSED] LordM Giveaway #53 (pick your prize)

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    JCKTJK Supporter! Supporter

    Very nice, Love the radius work it looks so natural!! did you have to use the Dead Man at all?
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    Thank You!!
  4. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Dead man are done different with engineered block. We used what's called geogrid. It's used every two feet. So the two bottom walls have two courses of geogrid laid between the 2nd and 4th course of block. And the top wall has three courses. Each layer of geogrid runs straight back into the slope a distance equal to the height of the wall.

    In addition, each block is pinned with two pins into the block below it.
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  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    I remember your earlier cabin pics. Snow, and those trees with the amazing yellow leaves. That’s a real “God’s Country” kind of place.

    PS- @masterswimmer’s woods look pretty nice to me, too. I like woods. Could never live in a treeless area.
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    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    BTW, it’s official now. Spring has sprung in the Golden Isles, and the azaleas are popping. It’s quite the annual spectacle.

    New England gets their flaming maples in the fall. Down here in the Deep South, we get azaleas in the spring for our explosion of color.

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  7. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    I could never live in a treeless area either. What we removed, about 2 dozen good size trees and 100's of saplings was for safety. Those saplings were touching our roof. The big trees were continually dropping limbs too close to the house.
    We're surrounded on three sides by state park land. 100% wooded.

    Those azaleas are spectacular!
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  8. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

    Nice website!
  9. Rafique

    Rafique RafMal

    well im new here , this is my first entry. hypothetically i would love to own that 1950 D Jefferson nickel. such a beautiful coin. if i had lots of spare cash i would like to add a lot of coins that i see you have...we cant get what we always want, thanks for the chance thou.
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    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

  11. $ignofthedollar

    $ignofthedollar Well-Known Member

    I would have to pick one of the Flying Eagle cents. Gotta love em!!
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  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Rafique - welcome! Here's an extra free entry chance for you, so if the random number generator picks the number of this post (#111), you'll win, same as if it picks the entry you posted yourself (#108).

    Your profile says you're from South Africa. I visited there when I was a child. Cape Town, Durban, and Port Elizabeth. I was utterly astonished at the baobab trees. Beautiful country. We sailed up the South African coast on our way to live in Tanzania for a year. It was 1972 and I was only six at the time, but Africa made a big impression on me, as you can imagine.
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  13. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

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    ¡Yo deseo esta moneda de España!

    Señor Padilla :rolleyes:
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  14. norantyki

    norantyki CoinMuncher

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    Thanks for the game :) I'd take the Spanish 2 Reales - the CM seems familiar, but I would need quite a bit of time to figure out exactly where I've seen it before...


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  15. AZSteve

    AZSteve Supporter! Supporter

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    I'd like the 1950D Jefferson - it's just about the only Jefferson hole that I don't expect to fill, but the Whitman hole will remain, with a reference to the PCGS slab.
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  16. Idoono

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    I would select something like this:
    or some other Austrian coin showing the inside of a cathedral.
  17. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    You have nice taste. That one is in my personal collection, not the For Sale/giveaway inventory. ;)

    Got it on eBay, though, in original Austrian Mint packaging. You could probably find one there. Last I looked it remains the only one certified by PCGS, since I submitted it.

    (Edit- no, wait- I think I bought that one on MA-Shops, not eBay. But they're out there. Mine just happens to be the only one slabbed, at least by PCGS. And since it's a PR70 DCAM, it will always be at the top of the population. That's the only time a coin I submitted ever received a 70 grade!)

    There are two 2-reales pieces in the inventory that could be chosen from, but I know which one you are talking about since you mentioned the countermark.
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  18. Rafique

    Rafique RafMal

    yes im South African, thanks for the welcome,
    yes SA is a Beautiful place the people are lovely .i impressed that you have seen a baobab tree i have not yet seen one.

    thank you for another chance to win, but you just making it so hard for me to choose a coin, So Hypothetically i kept on changing my choice as i want like about 13 coins that i really like and cant find in SA. i finally hit my head on the wall and...... So Hypothetically i will have to say 1956 Q/Dollar also the 1834 capped bust small date half dollar:D the thing is , i cant afford it now:( i don't think i will sleep for a few nights once i have them:joyful:
    my down fall is i love American coins.
    thank you @lordmarcovan
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  19. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    I can’t remember if the baobabs I saw were in South Africa or Tanzania. They were huge trees- tall and fat- and much more impressive than the Wikipedia example I linked to above for everyone else’s benefit.

    More like the ones in this picture, which is from Tanzania, where we lived.

    (another Wikipedia image)

  20. Rafique

    Rafique RafMal

    no you seen a baobab tree , its a tree one will Always remember. it has this Massive Trunk , some of them like the size of a room inside.
    i like your attitude , i mean you cool. nice chatting
  21. Idoono

    Idoono Member

    Bidding on ebay now. Thanks for the heads up. I know nothing about world coins so have no idea what anything is correctly called. Anyway I would be happy with anything showing the inside or outside of a cathedral.
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