(@Siberian Man - what does that say at the bottom? Hopefully not "the missiles are coming!") Welcome to May! (Couldn't resist a little vintage Soviet propaganda for the banner, since it's May Day and all. Haha.) To see how these things typically proceed, see last month's giveaway thread. I have three lots of coins and medals I'll be putting up. Likewise, my friend @dadams is putting up three prizes of US coins and currency. Thanks, Doug! The deadline for entries is midnight Eastern US time on May 31, 2018. Sometime on or slightly after June 1st, we'll do six prize drawings: three for my items, and three for his. Each of y'all will have six chances to win a prize, in other words. Here's what I ask of you in order to enter this month's giveaway: Please include the words "entry post" in your initial post to this thread. This enables me to sort out the eligible posts from the secondary commentary posts later, when the drawings are held. You may reply as many times as you like here, but each member gets only one eligible Entry Post for the drawing. This month, I'll ask you to post something - anything - besides just the words "Entry Post". Post a favorite coin picture. Your dream coin. A pet picture. Something witty. Something interesting. Something creative, like a little poem or limerick, if you're talented in that way. A great entry post won't improve your random chances any, but it could generate some applause! That's all. If your number (the number of your entry post) comes up in the drawing at the end of the month, you've won a prize. The @lordmarcovan prizes: Prize #1: a small ancient bronze coin (Æ13) of the Seleucid Empire, struck by Demetrios I Soter (ca. 161-150 BC). Obverse: right-facing portrait. Reverse: palm tree. Prize #2: a US Mint National Bicentennial Medal, 1976, 1.5" diameter, gilt bronze, in original packaging. Prize #3: a pair of copper 1-penni coins from Finland, 1894 and 1902. Both are in relatively high grade, and the 1902 is a slightly better date. Finland was under Russian rule at the time, so these bear the ciphers of the Russian Czars Alexander III and his son, the ill-fated Nicholas II. The @dadams prizes: Prize #4: a Texas "Lone Star" $1 currency note in Bureau of Engraving & Printing packaging. Prize #5: a 1967 Special Mint Set in plastic case, including a 40% silver half dollar. Prize #6: a 1971-S "Brown Box" proof Eisenhower dollar, 40% silver, in original packaging.