LordM & Friends Giveaway, February 2019 (5 donors! 7 prize lots!)

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  1. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

    Looks like the obverse side of this 1996 Netherlands 10 Gulden, or not? 1996 NL 10 g obv.JPG
     
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  3. wildcat79

    wildcat79 New Member

    Entry Post!
    1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Many thanks for your generosity.

    I was only recently reminded of the joy of coin collecting when on a rainy Sunday afternoon in January I dusted off several 1-cent Whitman folders, ejecting the contents of each into a velvet whiskey bottle bag, and set them before my stir-crazy seven-year-old son. Honest-to-God truth, he was popping pennies into that blue cardboard like a pro within 5 minutes and turned to me to say, "Daddy, I love this so much, I don't think I can stop". As you might expect, his new found passion for numismatics lasted all of 30 minutes, more or less, but it was time well spent nonetheless.
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  4. son&son

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  5. bsting

    bsting Never enough coins.lol

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    My choices are 7, 1, 4, 2, 5, 6, 3

    Thanks again for another great giveaway and fun thread!

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  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Definitely graffiti, and most likely done with a sharp knife or the point of an awl. The edges of the scratches might have raised metal on either side, simply because it got pushed up as the tool gouged the coin.

    Always cool to find a proof in circulation. Some hairlines are to be expected when they've been "out in the wild". Nice "rescue"!
     
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  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Great find! It has that original Depression-era style. Modern hobo carvings tend to be more elaborate and are usually more artistically advanced. In my experience, the old-time originals tend to have a slightly primitive look like that, and seldom stray from a relatively simple reworking of the Indian (hats, and so on), though sometimes the buffalo is carved into a standing figure.

    Now that's cool, and I would not have understood the significance of the design, though it seems obvious once you mentioned it.

    What a bizarre and interesting item! I once saw an old leather bound pocket diary from the Civil War era that came into the coin shop where I was working. The written content inside wasn't terribly interesting- I think it might have been someone's account book rather than an actual diary- it just had some figures in it and such. However, what made it interesting was that there were pencil rubbings of coins inside, and one of the coin images that had been rubbed (so firmly that there was an impression of it left in the paper) was the reverse of an 1853 Arrows & Rays quarter.
     
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  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    The 1558 Lithuanian coin (Prize #1 in the OP) arrived yesterday. I opened the package and had a quick peek at it. However, I was in a hurry to dash off to work, and was in a rather dark room, so I have not yet taken a proper look at it. It looked good in the quick glimpse I had of it, though. Perhaps I'll add some more photos of it later.
     
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  9. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    1935 "Crackhead"
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    Chris
     
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    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

  11. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    Good morning, sir!

    Chris
     
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  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Love this post. Free extra entry for @wildcat79. If the random number generator lands on this post, he will win a prize, same as if it lands on his original entry post.
     
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  13. LaCointessa

    LaCointessa Supporter! Supporter

    Thank you for being one of the benefactors of this giveaway. But, I don't understand this coin about "In Time We Lost" Identity 2020. Can you explain in a few words? even in a private post? I'm intrigued.
     
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  14. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I love, love, love this photo.
     
  15. BuffaloHunter

    BuffaloHunter Short of a full herd

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    My choices are 1,6,2,4,5,7,3

    Semper Fi !

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  16. Silver Eagle

    Silver Eagle New Member

    A coin like that is on my wish list.
    Semper Fi !
     
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  17. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    I found this photo doing a coin search on Bing search engine. It is not mine. It is not a coin. Looks like someone did it on a copper sheet from the back. I was interested in the saying and the year.
     
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  18. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Now there’s a collector if I ever saw one!
     
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  19. Kasia

    Kasia Got my learning hat on

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    1, 4, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7
    What a neat contest month.

    Here's an oldie pic of mine from 2014

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  20. wildcat79

    wildcat79 New Member

    Thanks! @lordmarcovan is my leader
     
  21. Allan Blair

    Allan Blair New Member

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    new to this forum. Great contest. If i win I'll go 1,2,3,4,5,6,7. Love any type coin.
     
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