This contest is now CLOSED. Winner was announced in Post #87. Quarter Notes Giveaway #2 The enigmatic “QuarterMaster” from Quarter Notes, Ltd. sent me another surprise package. This time it was a small Priority box. I always open my mystery-mail from Quarter Notes because it’s always interesting and fun. The QuarterMaster (whose secretive identity remains unknown to me to this day) sent me two rolls of his handiwork this time. You see, he counterstamps short, pithy phrases- which amount to riddles, sometimes- on Statehood quarters, and releases them into circulation. Often the phrase has something to do with the state featured on the host coin. Some folks who end up on his mailing list (who knows how?) get these in the mail (occasionally with the mind-blowing inclusion of crisp, high-denomination US currency notes!) This time around, the generous QuarterMaster has instructed me to give away eight lots of ten counterstamped quarters each. This I will do in intervals of every 1-3 weeks or so, as my schedule permits. We will do this via random drawing, per my usual practice. The winners should have fun trying to solve the riddles of the counterstamps. Since the QuarterMaster also (obscenely) overcompensated me for the eventual shipping costs, I will also toss in two trinkets from my own inventory into each lot, and will ship the lots with a whole bunch of vintage (1930s-1950s) stamps, just for added fun. And in addition to the trinkets and stamps I'll toss in with the quarter shipments, one of these lots is also going to include a crisp $20 bill. Hey, I can't afford to fling fifties and C-notes around willy-nilly like the QuarterMaster sometimes does, but since he was overgenerous with me- as usual- I'll slip a twenty into one of these envelopes. (Which prize lot gets the twenty will also be randomly determined.) So... want in? Here's all you need to do: Post a reply including the phrase "entry post", and tell us your interpretation of what the counterstamp means on one of the quarters in the sample photo. You don't have to get the answer right- all entry posts will be tallied, regardless- but the QuarterMaster might like enjoy seeing people mulling over the significance of the strange counterstamps. Some are fairly straightforward. Others, not so much. Limit one entry post per member per drawing. This drawing is for a lot of ten (10) different Statehood quarters with Quarter Notes, Ltd. counterstamps on them. I'll try to include all different designs and/or counterstamps in each lot, as far as possible. The drawing will be done within a week or so of the start of this contest (so on or shortly after Wednesday, May 5th, this time). Edit: Sorry- the drawing took place nearly three months late- July 30th! I'm afraid I had to step away from the forums a while, and it turned out to be much longer than planned. The winner has now been announced in Post #87, and will receive international shipping plus additional mystery prizes to make up for my unforgiveable delay in wrapping this contest up. And if you don't win this drawing, there will be more (eight lots of ten coins in each, total). I'll try to do a drawing every one to three weeks, as mentioned, depending on when I'm active on the forums.