Jason’s Coin Contest Giveaway #3 **1,100 Post Coin Contest Giveway**

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  1. Jason Hoffpauir

    Jason Hoffpauir World Coin Collector


    Jason’s Coin Contest Giveaway #3

    (Contest#3 will end next Sunday, 27 November at 14:00 PM CST)



    As promised lets’ jump straight into Coin Contest Giveaway #3



    So, let’s begin. Please answer each question and submit your answers to me via PM. Youare more than free to discuss the questions on the forum and it is recommended but remember; others might just copy the answer that YOU did all the work to answer. Depending on how many people participate will determine how much more of a chance you could WIN!!! The point of this coin giveaway contest is so that you can expand your numismatic minds and find out a little more about the glorious and beloved hobby we call Numismatics. All answers must be submitted in exactly 7 days from the exact time the contest begins. Example: If it starts 10:00 AM on a given Sunday then it will end at 10:00 AM on the next following Sunday. This is just an example. Some or all questions were used from the archives of Bowers & Merena Galleries, Wolfeboro, NH. Thank you.



    Jason’s Coin Giveaway Contest #3



    1. This coin was at one time listed in reference catalogues, and is still in the Guide Book, with a suggested mintage of 50 pieces. It was said that King Farouk owned one. Today, scholars are quite certain that none were ever made:


    a. 1841-O $5 gold.


    b. 1964 Franklin half dollar.


    c. 1933 $20 gold.


    d. 1922-S Lincoln cent (fixed it for ya)






    2. This 20th century coin was minted to the extent of only 52,000 pieces. The designer was Adolph A. Weinman. The first year of its design, it was largely overlooked by numismatists at the time of issue, although Philadelphia dealer Henry Chapman, for one, had a modest stock of them.


    a. 1916-D Mercury dime.

    b. 1913-S Type II Buffalo nickel.

    c. 1916 Standing Liberty quarter.

    d. 1921 Liberty Walking half dollar.




    3. The 1915-S Panama-Pacific gold $2.50 depicts yet another creature not seen elsewhere on commemorative coinage, the:


    a. Griffin.

    b. Norway rat.

    c. Hippocampus.

    d. Bison.





    4. Over the years a well-known city in this state was home to many well-known numismatists with such surnames as Cohen, Berg, Garrett, Stablein, Duffield, Fuld, Eliasberg, and Newcomer. In the Civil War token series, a piece distributed in this state (but not in the city referred to above) depicts a telescope and is said to be worth over a thousand dollars, if you can find one. And, oh yes, the state issued a commemorative half dollar in 1934.




    a. Pennsylvania.

    b. Illinois.

    c. Maryland.

    d. Oregon.





    5.President George Washington has several numismatic legends surrounding him, including the following, only one is certainly true:


    a. As a youth he threw a silver dollar across the Rappahannock (or Potomac, stories vary) River.

    b. In his annual report to Congress in 1792, he mentioned that federal coinage had begun via a coinage of half dismes.

    c. His wife Martha posed for the portrait on the 1792 half disme.

    d. To make 1792 half dismes, he donated to the Mint his personal silver tableware.




     
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  3. ken454

    ken454 Well-Known Member

    fyi : you have 2 "c" answers for question #1..
     
  4. Jason Hoffpauir

    Jason Hoffpauir World Coin Collector

    My apologies. Please interpret this as C is a "C", and the second C is the "D". Hope this does not confuse you.
     
  5. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Fixed :)
     
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  6. Jason Hoffpauir

    Jason Hoffpauir World Coin Collector

    @Garlicus ,

    Greetings, it is imperative that you contact me in reference to the potential outcome of the Coin Contest #3 Winner. Please contact me within 24hrs via PM of this message or I will have to go a different route to determine a winner. Thank you.

    Jason
     
  7. Jason Hoffpauir

    Jason Hoffpauir World Coin Collector

    Greetings all,


    The Winner of Jason's Coin Contest Giveaway #3 has not been

    determined yet. All the participants that entered this particular contest

    had at least 1 or more wrong answers. I am humbly requesting 24 hours to

    determine the correct winner and to announce them here on the forums

    along with the prize they won. I ask for your patience as I sort out the

    winner for CC#3. Thank you and enjoy what remains of your weekend.


    Jason
     
  8. NLL

    NLL Well-Known Member

    Can you please post the answers. Thanks!
     
  9. Jason Hoffpauir

    Jason Hoffpauir World Coin Collector

    Greetings one and All!!!




    We have successfully completed Coin Contest #3 and we have a WINNER!!!


    I would like to thank all that participated in Jason’s Coin Contest Giveaway #3.


    Jason’s Coin Contest Giveaway #3 –NLL


    Congratulations to Mr.NLL on winning CC#3



    Your prize is:

    2015-P PCGS Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle PCGS Gem Brilliant Silver Coin singed by John M. Mercanti!!!!


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    Please PM your mailing address and I will send out your prizes as soon as possible.



    Now that Jason's Coin Contest #3 is over I will provide the answers to each question for all to see. Thank you for participating and hope to see you for Contest #4!!!!








    Answers for Jason’s Coin Giveaway Contest #3




    1. This coin was at one time listed in reference catalogues, and is still in the Guide Book, with a suggested mintage of 50 pieces. It was said that King Farouk owned one. Today, scholars are quite certain that none were ever made:

    a. 1841-O $5 gold.


    b. 1964 Franklin half dollar.


    c. 1933 $20 gold.


    c. 1922-S Lincoln cent






    2. This 20th century coin was minted to the extent of only 52,000 pieces. The designer was Adolph A. Weinman. The first year of its design, it was largely overlooked by numismatists at the time of issue, although Philadelphia dealer Henry Chapman, for one, had a modest stock of them.


    a. 1916-D Mercury dime.

    b. 1913-S Type II Buffalo nickel.

    c. 1916 Standing Liberty quarter.

    d. 1921 Liberty Walking half dollar.




    3. The 1915-S Panama-Pacific gold $2.50 depicts yet another creature not seen elsewhere on commemorative coinage, the:


    a. Griffin.

    b. Norway rat.

    c. Hippocampus.

    d. Bison.





    4. Over the years a well-known city in this state was home to many well-known numismatists with such surnames as Cohen, Berg, Garrett, Stablein, Duffield, Fuld, Eliasberg, and Newcomer. In the Civil War token series, a piece distributed in this state (but not in the city referred to above) depicts a telescope and is said to be worth over a thousand dollars, if you can find one. And, oh yes, the state issued a commemorative half dollar in 1934.



    a. Pennsylvania.

    b. Illinois.

    c. Maryland.

    d. Oregon.





    5.President George Washington has several numismatic legends surrounding him, including the following, only one is certainly true:


    a. As a youth he threw a silver dollar across the Rappahannock (or Potomac, stories vary) River.

    b. In his annual report to Congress in 1792, he mentioned that federal coinage had begun via a coinage of half dismes.

    c. His wife Martha posed for the portrait on the 1792 half disme.

    d. To make 1792 half dismes, he donated to the Mint his personal silver tableware.


     
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  10. NLL

    NLL Well-Known Member

    Thank you! I will pm you as soon as I can!
     
  11. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Actually, there is an error in your answers:

    2. This 20th century coin was minted to the extent of only 52,000 pieces. The designer was Adolph A. Weinman. The first year of its design, it was largely overlooked by numismatists at the time of issue, although Philadelphia dealer Henry Chapman, for one, had a modest stock of them.
    a. 1916-D Mercury dime.
    b. 1913-S Type II Buffalo nickel.

    c. 1916 Standing Liberty quarter.
    d. 1921 Liberty Walking half dollar.


    The 1913 S, Ty2 had a mintage of 1,209,000
    The 1916 Standing Liberty quarter had the second lowest mintage of the 20th century's quarters, 52,000 second only to the 1913 S Barber quarter, with 40,000.





     
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  12. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    In addition you said that c was correct:



    5.President George Washington has several numismatic legends surrounding him, including the following, only one is certainly true:


    a. As a youth he threw a silver dollar across the Rappahannock (or Potomac, stories vary) River.

    b. In his annual report to Congress in 1792, he mentioned that federal coinage had begun via a coinage of half dismes.



    c. His wife Martha posed for the portrait on the 1792 half disme.

    d. To make 1792 half dismes, he donated to the Mint his personal silver tableware.


    However, the Fourth Annual Message to Congress (November 6, 1792)
    George Washington
    , states:

    ..." In execution of the Authority given by the legislature, measures have been taken for engaging some artists from abroad to aid in the establishment of our mint; others have been employed at home. Provision has been made for the requisite buildings, and these are now putting into proper condition for the purposes of the establishment. There has also been a small beginning in the coinage of half-dismes; the want of small coins in circulation calling the first attention to them."

    The story of Martha posing for the coin is still only a legend.

    source:

    http://millercenter.org/president/washington/speeches/speech-3938

    Note: I did not research this prior ot answering your quiz. I just couldn't believe answer C was correct.


    Thanks
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  13. Eaglefawn

    Eaglefawn Active Member

    Congrats again to NLL this is the 2nd contest you've won now during the Holidays, you just won LordM's contest too!!! Are you a walking encyclopedia?:playful:
     
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  14. NLL

    NLL Well-Known Member

    Thank you Eaglefawn! Unfortunately I am not a walking encyclopedia. I have been really fortunate to have won both. Surprisingly the only two contests I have entered I have won!:) This has been a good week for me. Hopefully you win one too Eaglefawn.
     
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  15. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Odd Supporter

    @Eaglefawn - PM me your snailmail address and I'll make you a winner, too.

    (Not of a Silver Eagle, but of some other kind of pretty BU silver. Specify Darkside or Liteside preference...) ;)
     
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  16. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Supporter! Supporter

    Tis the season!
     
  17. Jason Hoffpauir

    Jason Hoffpauir World Coin Collector

    ATTENTION ALL and GREETINGS!!!!!


    There was a typo error on the results of Coin Contest #3 at no fault of any of the forum members. Question # 5 was posted as:



    Answers for Jason’s Coin Giveaway Contest #3




    5.President George Washington has several numismatic legends surrounding him, including the following, only one is certainly true:


    a. As a youth he threw a silver dollar across the Rappahannock (or Potomac, stories vary) River.

    b. In his annual report to Congress in 1792, he mentioned that federal coinage had begun via a coinage of half dismes.

    c. His wife Martha posed for the portrait on the 1792 half disme.

    d. To make 1792 half dismes, he donated to the Mint his personal silver tableware.




    This is INCORRECT. The correct answer is B.


    b. In his annual report to Congress in 1792, he mentioned that federal coinage had begun via a coinage of half dismes.




    I accept full responsibility for this error. I make no excuses. I am HUMAN. This error did NOT in any way affect the outcome of this week's winner; as all contestants correctly answered this question.



    Thanks goes out to Mr. John Harper for catching this and bringing it to my attention. I have double-checked the rest of the answers and they are correct according to document provided by Mr. Q. David Bowers.


    Thank you and enjoy what remains of your day.
     
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