[CLOSED] LordM, Nathan401, & Santinidollar giveaway, July 2018

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  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    LordM, Nathan401, & Santinidollar giveaway, July 2018

    Deadline for entries: midnight Eastern US time, Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

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    Photo credit: Jekyll Island, Georgia pier and Sidney Lanier Bridge, by Bert Cash

    Hi, everybody, and welcome to the latest monthly giveaway!

    To enter, here's what you'll need to do:

    1. Please include the words "entry post" in your initial post to this thread. This enables me to sort out the eligible posts from the secondary commentary posts later, when the drawings are held. You may reply to this thread as many times as you like, but each member gets only one eligible entry post per month. If you put the phrase "entry post" into more than one reply, you will disqualify yourself for the month.
    2. In addition to the words "entry post", post something else that's fun, creative, amusing, or interesting. Anything you like. However, please note that since we're back on the Contests forum this month, your post must include something coin-related, though I do welcome general chitchat and pet pictures and whatever else. Just find some kind of numismatic tie-in for your post, is all, so @GDJMSP doesn't smite me! ;) A quality post won't improve your odds in the drawing, since that's random, but it's more fun to read, obviously.
    3. If your lucky number (the permalink number of your entry post) comes up in the drawing at the end of the month, you've won a prize. Drawings are done with the random.org True Random Number Generator.
    4. To see how this works and has played out before, look at some of the past monthly giveaways (I've put an archive of those in Post #2).
    5. I will gladly ship prizes outside the USA, but if international shipping proves to be cost-prohibitive, I do reserve the right to substitute prizes (such as with an electronic PayPal gift, etc).
    6. If you are a minor, I'm delighted to have you play, but please make sure you have your parents' permission to enter this giveaway, since if you win, I will be required to ask for your mailing address, obviously.

    This month there are (3) prize lots, so three winners will be drawn.


    Prize Lot A, (from @lordmarcovan)

    • (1) 1876 Seated Liberty quarter, Fine-ish, with "CircCam" contrast,
    • (1) WW2 Allied Victory medal, MacArthur & Eisenhower, 1945 (similar to this, but in gilt rather than silver),
    • (1) aluminum "Man In Space/Mercury III/Alan Sheppard" token, issued by Shell Oil, ca. 1969 (info and obverse picture of one here), and
    • (3) Brilliant Uncirculated Lincoln Wheat cents: 1956, 1957, 1958, all with original mint Red (though the 1958 is somewhat subdued).
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    Prize Lot B, (from @Nathan401 )

    In his words:

    • "I have 2 silver Proof 2018 Block Island Quarters, 2 regular Proof of the same, a Morgan, and a circulated silver type set of sorts. I'd like to throw it all in."
    (Looks like there's a 1910 Liberty nickel in there, too.)
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    Prize Lot C, (from @Santinidollar)

    • (1) 1921 Morgan dollar, NGC MS63, certification #4257653-033.
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    July 2018 giveaway- Prize 3B.png

    Good luck, everyone! :)

    And many thanks to my gracious donor partners this month and in the past.

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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Archive of monthly LordM CoinTalk giveaways
    (There were a few others, but these were the ones that kind of settled into a regular monthly pattern.)
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  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Let the entries begin!

    Many thanks to @Nathan401 and @Santinidollar.

    When Nathan showed me what he was putting up, I saw how much silver was there and knew he'd thrown my original prize ideas for this month into the shade, so I had to step up my game. He reminded me that this is 4th of July week, so America's Independence Day was the obvious theme. I tried to find something along those lines, so that's how we ended up with an 1876 quarter from the Centennial year.

    @Santinidollar was kind enough to throw in a nice slabbed Morgan, so I think it's a pretty good batch of stuff all around. All American this month, though that's appropriate. We'll take a break from my usual World & Ancient inclinations.

    @dwhiz also gifted me some goodies, and an anonymous member I'll call "The Gentleman from Africa" did, too. Fun stuff in both packages. Some of those items may end up in our future giveaways, though I might keep a few pieces for myself.
  5. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    entry post... A $250.00 dime box I coin roll hunted dimes a long time ago for silver. on average 1-2 silver dimes a box...

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  6. Dave363

    Dave363 Well-Known Member

    Another give away WOW could I get lucky again.
    Coin related is this a mint error.
    LOL Dave
  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    That, I believe, is a vintage shuffleboard puck, not a coin! :smuggrin:

  8. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Entry Post
    Happy Independence Day!! However he could do without the fireworks.
  9. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

    Entry post. This "coin" is really an unknown. Very small, think it is 13 mm D and almost no grams in weight or mass. Looks like copper. Any of you certified genius coin persons know what it is or might be? Unknown obv.JPG Unkonwn rev.JPG
  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Hoo boy, you sure throw a mean curveball, don'tcha? ;)

    We might get a sage and wizardly type who knows exactly what that is, but you've got me stumped. Could be anywhere from the 1st to 18th centuries, and Eastern or Western, for all I know.

    But I think Western - European - and 17th or 18th century. Looks milled and mostly round rather than hammered and irregular.

    I'm getting a German States or Swiss Cantons vibe.

    Look what happens when you invert that picture.

    "House with gabled roof" suddenly becomes "fortress with two towers and a dude (or statue) inside with a cross on top".

    And I think I see the whole design being on some kind of heraldic shield. And maybe two letters or symbols- one on each side, flanking the building.

    Or am I nuts?

    Of course I'm nuts. LOL. But you can still be nuts and be right, though, eh?

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  11. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Supporter

    IMG_1227.JPG Prayers at Valley Forge by Arnold Friberg
    Happy Birthday USA!
  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    @coin_nut- Look at this old seal from Hamburg ...

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  13. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

    You're not nuts, just a mildly eccentric genius sort of fellow. Of the thousands of coins I have here, this one really has me stumped.......so far...
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  14. dchjr

    dchjr Well-Known Member

    Entry Post
  15. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    The mystery of @coin_nut's (Hamburg?) coin is gonna nag at me. I'll have to continue trying to solve it.

    Y'know, being that small and possibly German, I wouldn't be terribly surprised at all if we discovered it to be a uniface strike.

    That blank side might not have had its design worn off.

    There might not even have been a design there in the first place!
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  16. Chris B

    Chris B Well-Known Member

    Entry Post

    One of the sub-collections I have is 1776 dated world coins. That is relevant for this months theme. Of course, I have a Wildman.

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  17. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    And a Wildman issued in the name of the very same George III who was the unwilling addressee of our Declaration of Independence!
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  18. Wheatmaster101

    Wheatmaster101 U.S. Cent Collector

    Entry Post

    My bin o' wheat cents :)
  19. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

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  20. Wheatmaster101

    Wheatmaster101 U.S. Cent Collector

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  21. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    That's the understatement of the week. :hilarious:
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