LordM December 2017 giveaway. (Said I wasn't gonna do one. Changed my mind.)

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by lordmarcovan, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    These things, modest though they may be, need new homes.

    Prize #1: a pair of BU coins from Timor (1970 bronze 20-centavo & 50-centavo pieces).



    Prize #2: an Uncirculated 100-escudo note from Chile. I got this as a freebie in a coin deal a while back from a guy who works for PCGS Currency. I know zilch about paper currency, myself. I believe this one's from the late 1950s or early 1960s. I have no idea what it's worth, but probably not an awful lot. Still, it's a handsome note, in nice condition.

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    I'll select two (no- three - see below) winners via my usual random number generator method, shortly after the New Year.

    To enter, you may post whatever you like. Just put the words "entry post" in your entry so I can sort out the entries from discussion posts when the random numbers are drawn.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017
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  3. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    Non entry post....look familiar Thanks 56 1c a-horz.jpg 58 1c a-horz.jpg
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  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Oh, hey, nice pix.

    Sorry there wasn't more date/mint variety. My stash of BU Wheaties is down to a partial roll of '56-P and '58-P coins. I might have a few stray singles in the '57-PD coins.

    Sure, they might be late-date commons, but any BU Wheatie is a beautiful thing, in my opinion. I think they make nice "sweeteners" or freebies when you're sending someone a package.

    Tell you what- since you've posted pictures (thank you), we'll add a ...

    Prize #3: a pair of Red Brilliant Uncirculated Wheat cents like the ones @dwhiz just posted above. Maybe with one or two additional coins, if I find any more.

    So I'll draw three winners at the end of the month.
  5. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    Good idea as these are nice. Old Abe almost looks clean shaven.
    A 55 DDO would have been nice;)
  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Yeah, wouldn't it? I did have a BU roll of 1955 (non-DDO) pieces. Might've been '55-S.

    One time I lucked into two solid rolls of BU 1972 DDOs (die #3) in a roll set of Memorial cents I bought.
  7. jwitten

    jwitten Well-Known Member

    Entry Post. I really like that bill from Chile! My cousin was born there, so it would be neat to give to them as a gift!
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  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Any of you who don't necessarily want these items for yourself may enter to win it for someone else. If you win a prize but don't want it, I'll send it to whomever you specify.
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  9. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister The Coin Scavenger © ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    "entry post".


    Merry Christmas, dude.
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  10. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Supporter! Supporter

    Entry post, I'll gift the prize if my number is generated. 20170121_113046-1.jpg I love South Africa silver, and the Springbok image is a favorite of mine.
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  11. Amos 811

    Amos 811 DisMember

    Entry post. Thanks, this is great!
  12. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    Entry Post!

    If I win, I would like my prize given to the first YN (under 21)who joins CT prior to Christmas Day.

  13. SchwaVB57

    SchwaVB57 Well-Known Member

    Entry Post, thank you [​IMG], enjoy the Holidays with family, pets, and friends!
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  14. Nyatii

    Nyatii I like running w/scissors. Makes me feel dangerous

    "entry post"
    Thank you for the Christmas Time Fun.
    and.....all the other fun drawings and knowledge.
  15. Mad Stax

    Mad Stax Well-Known Member

    Entry Post

    Inspired by dwhiz, here is my favorite freebie ala LordM...
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    ..and it's not easy to choose just one, because I've received numerous nice and interesting pieces thanks to your generosity, as have many here on CT.

    This was the first Peruvian coin in my collection, I enjoy the obverse in large part due to its beautiful simplicity, and I find the obverse portrait aesthetically pleasing. The date being spelled out on the obv is also a neat little touch, and I speak just enough Spanish to know what it says. ;)
    Don't know why, but I'm a sucker for a 5 cent piece on which the numeral occupies a large portion of the reverse, maybe that's why I'm a sucker for V nickels (which most collectors are indifferent towards). The wheat stalk also accents the major reverse features well. And it's in excellent shape for a 75 year old coin to boot.
    Enjoy the holidays and stay classy brother.
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  16. jensenbay

    jensenbay Well-Known Member

    Entry Post

    Thanks and Merry Christmas
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  17. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    Entry post - one cool top hat deserves another :happy:

  18. Krd046

    Krd046 Active Member

    This my entry post Thanks.
  19. Histman

    Histman Too Many Coins, Not Enough Time!

    Entry Post. Nice coins. Thanks for the offer.
  20. Victor

    Victor Coin Collector

    entry post
    It's a good thing you are doing.
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  21. Kasia

    Kasia Got my learning hat on Supporter

    Entry post.
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