Wake up the World Coins Forum! (aka "I can't stop giving stuff away")

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by lordmarcovan, Jun 11, 2017.

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  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I have noticed that while CT has a wonderfully vibrant and active Ancient Coins community, it seems the World Coins forum is pretty sleepy by comparison. This was discussed in a recent thread.

    Now, since World Coins are the category that covers the widest swath of numismatics, this is backwards! We need more action in World Coins!

    So here's what I propose to do.

    I will have another giveaway.

    To enter, you will need to do two things:

    1. Post a new thread of your own in this forum about a World Coin or coins, with at least one picture in it. This can be one of your coins, or a coin type you like, or a request for a coin ID, whatever. It can be rare or common, pretty or ugly... anything from anywhere.
    2. Post a link to your new thread here.
    At the end of the month (on or shortly after July 1st, 2017), I will use a random number generator to select from all the entries posted here. If you post multiple discussion threads and link them up in separate posts here, you'll get multiple chances in the drawing (limit 3 chances per member).

    The winner will receive this vey attractive silver 1964 Greek 30-drachmai piece which I myself won in one of @H8_modern's giveaways.

    Two other winners will receive other (as-yet undetermined) World coin prizes.

    Let's see some more World Coins and discussion about 'em!

    (Poor prize pictures taken on antique iPhone 3.)
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  4. Muzyck

    Muzyck I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a biscuit today.

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  5. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

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  6. gregarious

    gregarious E Pluribus Unum

    O..kool..count me in:)
     
  7. HAB Peace 28 2.0

    HAB Peace 28 2.0 Je ne me soucie plus vraiment. Je suis essentiel.

    Who's on that coin? Tell me that's not Ceausescu and his wife?
     
  8. Muzyck

    Muzyck I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a biscuit today.

    it's Greek. How does Ceausescu come into play or did I miss the joke?
     
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  9. gregarious

    gregarious E Pluribus Unum

    well, i guess i should participate and show some of mine here..for starters.. Prussian 1909 Wilhelm ll 3 mark wilhelm II 001.JPG wilhelm II 002.JPG
     
  10. gregarious

    gregarious E Pluribus Unum

    i actually have a bunch of what i guess is considered world coins. but i got them for historical significance, who, what and where.
     
  11. HAB Peace 28 2.0

    HAB Peace 28 2.0 Je ne me soucie plus vraiment. Je suis essentiel.

    My fault. It would probably help if I read the whole post first lol.
     
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  12. Muzyck

    Muzyck I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a biscuit today.

    Think it is actually...

    KM# 87 30 DRACHMAI

    Ruler: Constantine II Subject: Constantine and Anne-Marie Wedding
    Edge: Greek text
     
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  13. sakata

    sakata Devil's Advocate

    The follow the leader thread is VERY active. That probably makes up for all the other slower threads.
     
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  14. ancientcoinguru

    ancientcoinguru Well-Known Member

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  15. gregarious

    gregarious E Pluribus Unum

    O i'm sorry.. i didn't (and mostly don't) doright or follow directions:angelic:
     
  16. gregarious

    gregarious E Pluribus Unum

    ok.. here's ein...EN GAVE TIL MANGE ..hahahaahaaa, you're taxing muh on my puter skills man....
     
  17. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    Haha! I was a day early with my Tiny Moroccan coins post. I'll just have to dig something else up!
     
  18. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES!

  19. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

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  20. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    I realized yesterday.... one of the reasons the ancient forum has more posts is because it is a tighter focus. The two major divisions are Greek and Roman, the majority collect one or both, and they have a general understanding of things outside their specialty. A lot of ancient collectors also collect by theme. Thus, the ancient guys can comment on other's posts, even if they don't have exactly the same thing. They all speak roughly the same language.

    World coins are quite a bit different - there are so many widely different areas covered. I could post a coin from Morocco, and someone else could collect Japanese or Indian coinage. These have absolutely no relation, no common history, no common themes, no common language. I don't know anything about Indian coins, so I can't really comment or contribute. They don't know anything about French Colonial coinage, so they see a pretty piece of metal but don't know anything about it. It makes it difficult unless I post a popular piece that a lot of people know about, or I find that one other guy that collects Moroccan coinage.
     
  21. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I see what you mean, though at first blush I would've thought, "Hey, World Coins are such a vast category that surely that would mean more discussions about them". I did not take people's specializations into account, since I tend to be a numismatic "jack of all trades". Good point.
     
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