LordM & Friends Coin Giveaway, May, 2019 (contest now CLOSED)

Discussion in 'Contests' started by lordmarcovan, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Just read along, and see how it flows. I welcome donor partners in these giveaways but do not solicit that. Anyone can run their own contest, after all.

    But if you'd like to be a donor partner in mine, all I need from you are some decent pictures and a description of the item(s) before the end of the month, for next month's giveaway.

    You wouldn't even ship the prizes to me. I'd have you hold onto the stuff until the end of the month and then send it directly to the winner of the drawing.

    You can read last month's giveaway thread and some of the others if you like. There is an archive of past giveaways in Post #3.
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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    By the way, everyone, I can now confirm that there will be old gold next month.

    (Not big gold. I'm not a rich man. But something fun.)
  4. don oswald

    don oswald Active Member

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    Check out this good luck token. Hopefully it’ll prove itself by this contest
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  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Neat old encased cent. @Paddy54 sent me this one recently, when I bought a coin from him.

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  6. egodoro

    egodoro New Member

    Ben and I thank you for this!

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  7. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    Entry post. 1 2 4 5 7 4 3.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    This is not a great treasure, but it is my most recent purchase. Got it for 20 cents in a 5-for-$1 box. It is, I believe, from Namur (a region of Belgium), issued under Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria, 1712. Not a great rarity and well worn, but I loved learning the history it represents as I searched to identify it when I got it home. IMG_9615.JPG IMG_9614.JPG
  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    That's junkbox-diving at its best. How can you possibly beat that? A readable 300-year-old coin for 20 cents? Awesome.

    I'd have guessed Liège on that, simply because it resembles some 18th century coppers from Liège that I once acquired on the cheap (but not that cheap!)
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  9. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Some info on Namur. It's an ancient city and if you ever go there, you must visit the Meat Hall. (Don't ask)

    Cool Coin BTW !
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  10. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    Thanks! I enjoyed reading that!
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  11. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Prize #2 arrived yesterday from Hungary. As a bonus, the seller included a vintage postcard from Budapest, which was a classy gesture. They will get glowing feedback from me.

    The postcard might be nearly a century old in its own right- I can't read the date on the postmark. Anyone know Hungarian stamps? @Jaelus?

    (Edit- nope- it's closer to 50 years old, since that's a 1963 stamp. Thanks, @Jaelus.)

    The coin is quite decent for the type and in pretty nice grade, allowing for the somewhat primitive minting process of its time. I'd call it VF+ at least, and perhaps XF. These are often quite crude but this is a nice example. I put it in a new flip and printed up a professional-style information insert for it.

    Whoever wins this coin in the drawing will also get the old postcard.

    (* I also just purchased not one, but two gold coins for the June giveaway. Yes, you heard that right. So stay tuned for that one when the time comes...)

  12. Milesofwho

    Milesofwho Omnivorous collector

    Nothing new here for me coin-wise. I did get two banknotes though. They're here.
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  13. Jaelus

    Jaelus The Hungarian Antiquarian Supporter

    1963 60 fillér stamp
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  14. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Thank you! So nowhere near as old as I'd thought, then. That kind of looked like a WW1 era postcard to me.

    But it's a fifty year-old postcard, anyway.

    PS- I wasn't looking closely enough at the stamp. The passenger bus shown on it would've been an obvious clue to its vintage, had I been paying attention, or wearing my glasses. Looked like a building to me. LOL
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  15. Jaelus

    Jaelus The Hungarian Antiquarian Supporter

    The stamps from WWI era look totally different. This style of stamp originated in the early 1950s.
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  16. capthank

    capthank Active Member

    Coin-001.jpg Entry Post, 1,3,4,2,7,5,6 Specialized challenge coin
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  17. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Well, yeah, I guess WW1 stamps don't have 1950s-era buses on them. Things can get amusing at times when I ain't wearin' my specs. :rolleyes::watching:
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  18. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Supporter

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    This came from my Coin Club’s monthly auction. It opened at $9, and I was the only bidder! It’s in great shape, and has that dark toning that I love! 1E5270ED-1696-4A8F-8805-880956A92557.jpeg A008FB07-E429-44D8-8E5D-2D089355AD1E.jpeg
  19. Wal888

    Wal888 Well-Known Member

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    My first Franklin Half
    My hope is it will be FBL.
    (Seller photos)
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  20. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Thanks to all that donated towards this give away. Much appreciated.
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  21. Col_Fury

    Col_Fury New Member


    I began collecting Mexican, Central and South American coins and paper currency after my now wife, then girlfriend, took me on a trip to Mexico to met her family. First time outside the US and I was amazed by the simple beauty of the currency. When we returned I brought close to 10 books within a month and have been hooked ever since.
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