Discussion in 'Contests' started by lordmarcovan, Sep 12, 2020.
It works for me. It's coin-related content. You're good, @vintage_copper.
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Kliao on Collectors Universe.
I have always enjoyed reading (just about anything), and now that I have retired I find that I am reading even more. I snagged a bunch of used books recently and wound up reading a rather unusual novel (one of Kadrey’s Sandman Slim series which has been labelled as urban fantasy/ supernatural/ noir). It had a coin reference which caught me by surprise and made me laugh. I don’t often find numismatic material in “popular” novels. This is just about the quote itself; I am neither recommending the book to you (although I am going to keep my eyes open for other books in the series) or endorsing the statement about the quality of our educational system :
<looking at a pile of weapons he had amassed over time> “...My favorite is a silver stake made by wannabe high school vampire slayer. She made it by sharpening a flat-head screwdriver and dipping it in a pot of melted dimes. The perfect weapon against shroud eaters. Only the little idiot didn’t know that modern dimes are mostly copper covered in nickel. All she did was ruin a perfectly good screwdriver and prove that L.A. schools truly suck.”(Richard Kadrey, Aloha from Hell, p.208)
P.S. LordM, I for one appreciate the new rules as well as your continued willingness to offer these giveaways. Thanks.
Cherrypicked some coins and got some great deals... One was a 1887 Indian in VF-XF for $1.75
Giveaway #44 has come and gone, and was the fastest LordM giveaway yet, at all of 18 minutes long. I wanted to try a "speed round" (instant giveaway). It was all done in a flash, but still fun. Might do another sometime.
This is my most recent coin purchase. Yemen 1954 Ahmadi Riyal supposedly struck over a Maria Theresa Thaler. I have only seen photos at this point.
1913-S Type II found in a pile of cud/dateless buffalo nickels.
This was a freebie extra Barber that was given to me in some Mercury dime purchase..
As far as choosing a prize if I were to win, I guess I would see what my coin flavor of the time is?? It changes just like the weather!
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