[CLOSED] Quarter Notes Giveaway #13 (counterstamped quarters + bonus coin)

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  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Contest status: CLOSED
    Drawing (@expat won)
    Shipped 13 March 2023
    Winner's notice of receipt

    This contest will be decided by a random drawing sometime on or around March 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter, depending on my schedule. Should I be absent, you may consider the contest active until such time as I return and finalize it with the drawing.

    The enigmatic “QuarterMaster” from Quarter Notes, Ltd. (whose secretive identity remains unknown to me to this day) counterstamps short, pithy phrases- which amount to riddles or puns- on Statehood quarters, and releases them into circulation. Often the phrase has something to do with the state or design featured on the host coin.

    He has anonymously sent me several rolls of his handiwork to distribute.

    For this, the lucky thirteenth QN giveaway, we're doing things a little differently.

    In fact, I just got an email from the Quarter Master:

    Hi Rob,

    Here’s an idea for future QuarterNotes contests:

    In addition to ‘Entry Post’, how about requiring that the entrant include a suggestion for a possible future QN counterstamp. They could select any State and offer their best associated inscription.

    Example: Hawaii ‘GET LEIED’

    Just remember that due to the size of the coin, each inscription must be 12 characters or less, including spaces. People should try their best to be creative and clever, but the quality of their inscription will not be judged.

    The QuarterMaster

    So there you have it.

    To enter, simply post your suggestion for a future QN counterstamp, as suggested by the Quarter Master above.

    The prize this time will be a dozen (12) different Statehood quarters counterstamped by the Quarter Master, instead of eight like the past Quarter Notes giveaways.

    There is also a thirteenth bonus coin. This is a Kansas State quarter (non-counterstamped), with the "RUST" error (a filled die which made the "T" in TRUST weaker than usual, and even missing on some coins). On this particular example, you can still see the T, but it is noticeably weaker. According to the sticker on the holder, the Quarter Master found this in circulation himself.

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    Good luck in the drawing, and have fun with the riddles. Also, maybe one of your suggestions will be featured on a future QN counterstamp; who knows? :)

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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Entry post I still don't have any or a rust quarter and my suggestion is for the state of Florida (90 and the letter C). Screenshot_20230130_181814_eBay.jpg Screenshot_20230130_181800_eBay.jpg
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  4. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    Entry post MD quarters Hopkins 20230205_133243.jpg 20230205_133213.jpg
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  5. Noah Worke

    Noah Worke Well-Known Member

    Entry post
    I think a good counterstamp for a Minnesota quarter would be "LOONY". Maybe because of the state bird, or maybe because that's the right word for anyone who would want to live here. 1914BarberQuarterOBV.jpg 1914BarberQuarterREV.jpg
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  6. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    Entry Post
    Bit tricky for non USA dwellers.
    My contribution is Witch Hunt (Salem, Oregon)
    Bit slow but these two of ours agree
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  7. Joshg1928

    Joshg1928 Active Member

    Entry Post!
    Being from PA you could use the stamp "GROUNDHOG" or "SCRAPPLE"

    If you don't know what scrapple is, you're missing out.
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  8. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Entry Post- You could make the MN coin say 10,000 Lakes.
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  9. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    I do know what scrapple is, and I’ll give it a hard pass, so no thanks.

    To be fair, though, I’ve not tried it, and if you slipped some onto my plate without my knowing what it was, I might like it more than expected.

    It’s one of those food items you basically don’t wanna think too hard about the ingredients of, I guess. But I eat hot dogs without worrying too much about what’s in them, so…
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  10. ArbySea

    ArbySea Well-Known Member

    Entry post

    I was having a hard time getting started until I heard an NPR program on the radio Saturday taking my son to work.


    To commemorate Saturday morning TV on ABC many years ago:

    And since I have been spending too much time lately looking at reports on my IRA:

    And finally, let me apologize in advance for this one but it makes me giggle (and old men really shouldn't giggle):
  11. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

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  12. beaver96

    beaver96 Well-Known Member

    Entry Post : Arkansas could be HOG HEAVEN
    Nebraska= "I found it" (Where's the Beef)
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  13. Mister X

    Mister X Member

    For the California quarter:

    Califlower. (Missed spelled on purpose.)
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  14. Mr. Numismatist

    Mr. Numismatist Active Member

    Entry Post.
    New York State Quarter: B. L. Oliver
  15. Lostinspace

    Lostinspace Member

    Entry post. Ohio= "some pig"
  16. BurrosCoins

    BurrosCoins Well-Known Member

    Entry post.

    Alabama state quarter: Rocket City

    Alabama state quarter: Old Flame
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  17. BlackberryPie

    BlackberryPie I like pie

    “make sense” next to “cents” on the reverse of a nickel. So it basically says, “cents make sense”.

    even though it’s not a quarter it’d still be cool.
  18. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Bumping to move this active contest above some of the closed ones. Disregard.
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  19. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    Entry Post


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  20. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    Right city wrong state Salem Mass not Oregon ....right coast not left. :)
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  21. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    But they are supposed to be cryptic clues, not obvious. The connection between witchcraft and word Salem, even though not THE Salem, is there if you are holding an Oregon coin.
    From Wiki
    Salem is the capital of the U.S. state of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. It is located in the center of the Willamette Valley alongside the Willamette River, which runs north through the city.
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