LordM CoinTalk Giveaway #43 (pick your prize)

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  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    It works for me. It's coin-related content. You're good, @vintage_copper.
     
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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    This post (#62) is the entry post for Treashunt on Collectors Universe.
     
  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    This post (#63) is the entry post for Kliao on Collectors Universe.
     
  5. ArbySea

    ArbySea Member

    Entry Post

    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.
     
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  6. GH#75

    GH#75 Well-Known Member

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    Cherrypicked some coins and got some great deals... One was a 1887 Indian in VF-XF for $1.75
     
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  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    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.
     
  8. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

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    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.

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  9. Entry Post..... I've got my eye on the silver Washington quarter, 1956, ANACS MS65
     
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  10. Wizank

    Wizank Active Member

    Entry Post - This is great fun, Lord Marcovan, so very appreciated. I bought this Alfa to see if there were any old coins in it. (none yet).
     
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    1913-S Type II found in a pile of cud/dateless buffalo nickels.
     
  12. mrbadexample

    mrbadexample Well-Known Member

    Entry post. Nothing much happening coinwise in my life so I'll post this picture of a proof shilling ruined by storing it in a mylar flip. I hate those things. :(

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  13. Peter Economakis

    Peter Economakis Active Member

    Entry post!
    This was a freebie extra Barber that was given to me in some Mercury dime purchase.. IMG_20200919_055535.jpg 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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