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Re: March Madness Contest

#21 Unread post by cableman » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:41 am

This is my entry for best overall.I was going to post another error coin as best overall but decided it may be confusing for voters.
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Re: March Madness Contest

#22 Unread post by mhonzell » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:59 am

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Wow!
There are some really impressive coins being displayed here. Really enjoying the views. I can't wait to see how the voting goes.
Meanwhile, I'm starting to photograph the prizes so you can choose from them.

I hope you can find your pick amongst:
1857 Flying Eagle (F), 1858 Flying Eagle-LL (F)
1880 Indian Head Cent (XF), 1888 Indian Head Cent (XF)
500 Wheat Cents (P, D, S : Teens-50s) [bagged]
1960D Jefferson Nickel (MS65)
1942D Mercury Dime (MS66FB)
1963 Franklin Half (PF67)
1976 Eisenhower Dollar
1988 Silver Eagle (1oz. Silver)
320 AD Ancient Coin (several)
And, I'm still looking at possibilities...

Two of these require you to win both categories, but we'll see where it goes.

Had to correct one of the descriptions above.
Best of luck!
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Re: March Madness Contest

#23 Unread post by Maineman750 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:54 am

I'll add my most valuable find from circulation.I won't tell you which variety it is, but it broke a record at auction in 2011 when it sold for $2900...not especially pretty, but it was a beautiful thing when I first saw it lol:
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Re: March Madness Contest

#24 Unread post by sidingguy » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:17 am

My favorite coin is a 5 coin set...It's the 2011 25th Anniversary Silver American Eagle set...I was very lucky to be able to get mine thru the mint on the one and only day they were available...Just added a picture of the reverse (again)...Hope it sticks this time
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Re: March Madness Contest

#25 Unread post by Paul » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:52 am

sidingguy wrote:My favorite coin is a 5 coin set...It's the 2011 25th Anniversary Silver American Eagle set...I was very lucky to be able to get mine thru the mint on the one and only day they were available...
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Re: March Madness Contest

#26 Unread post by mhonzell » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:17 pm

Very nice set of coins, sidingguy!
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Re: March Madness Contest

#27 Unread post by jrkicc1 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:25 pm

March Madness Contest 1982 Bronze Large Date Lincoln Penny
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Re: March Madness Contest

#28 Unread post by mhonzell » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:47 am

Alright...
It's starting to get really quiet regarding new entries, so maybe it's time to get voting on this. I originally said April 3rd, but that may be too far out there.

I'll give you another twenty-four hours to post your entries and then I'll see if I can create a poll that works.

New deadline: March 27th, Noon, CST, DST.

Entries, so far, will fall into categories as follows: (correct me by PM if I got them wrong)
Overall
  • dipper13[tab=35]1963[tab=10]Franklin Half Dollar
  • sourdough[tab=30]----[tab=15]Lincoln Memorial Cent, Brokage
  • epop[tab=58]188A[tab=7]German, 2 Mark
  • Rigo[tab=60]1965[tab=10]Austria Schilling
  • shoeshine[tab=31]2006[tab=8]Britania 1oz. Silver, Gold overlay
  • soshadaddy[tab=20]1915[tab=10]Austria, 100 Corona
  • OdedPaz[tab=38]----[tab=15]Elongated Kennedy Half Dollar
  • PALH1[tab=50]1883[tab=10]Shield Nickel, Proof
  • cableman[tab=31]1909S[tab=3]Lincoln Wheat Cent, VDB
  • Maineman750[tab=8]1972[tab=10]Lincoln Memorial Cent
  • sidingguy[tab=35]2011[tab=8]25th Anniversary Silver American Eagle 5-coin set
Variety
  • PALH1[tab=50]1862[tab=10]Indian Head Cent, DDR FS-801
  • mikev50[tab=38]1864[tab=10]Two Cent Piece, Small Motto
  • cableman[tab=30]1864[tab=10]Indian Head Cent, No L, Double Struck In Collar
  • scubaredneck[tab=8]1957D[tab=2]Lincoln Wheat Cent
  • jrkicc1[tab=48]1982[tab=10]Lincoln Memorial Cent, Brz, Large Date

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Re: March Madness Contest

#29 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:16 pm

For Greatest overall!
This is an1783 silver 8 Reale from the El Cazador wreck. Much prettier coins out there but this one means the most to me as it was a surprise gift from my 28 year old son for fathers day. Even though he has no interest in coin collecting he went online and had this sent to me as a surprise. I was surprised to say the least because I thought I was being scammed. I knew I hadn't bought one (by coincidence I had viewed some online) and there was no shipping label or contact information through Amazon. I rushed to my bank account expecting it to be cleaned out or at the very least some odd charges.. :l When my heart settled down I put two and two together and for some reason I thought to call him. He sure got a chuckle out of my panic- older folks and the internet, don't you know. Any way thanks for reading and thanks for the contests.
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Re: March Madness Contest

#30 Unread post by Paul » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:22 pm

PetesPockets55 wrote:For Greatest overall!
This is an1783 silver 8 Reale from the El Cazador wreck. Much prettier coins out there but this one means the most to me as it was a surprise gift from my 28 year old son for fathers day. Even though he has no interest in coin collecting he went online and had this sent to me as a surprise. I was surprised to say the least because I thought I was being scammed. I knew I hadn't bought one (by coincidence I had viewed some online) and there was no shipping label or contact information through Amazon. I rushed to my bank account expecting it to be cleaned out or at the very least some odd charges.. :l When my heart settled down I put two and two together and for some reason I thought to call him. He sure got a chuckle out of my panic- older folks and the internet, don't you know. Any way thanks for reading and thanks for the contests.
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these are :cool:
i bought one shortly after NGC came out with the fancy dancy wood display box, info booklet insert, in the orig shipping box. the guy was in london, & must have bought a bunch to re-sell. i asked him if he could pick out the nicest one for a few bucks more. i look at the ones for sale now & again, & the one he sent me blows all of the others 'out of the sea'! i think i got REAL LUCKY that time. i have it put away, or i would post a few pics. i do need to add to my registry set of the coins i never posted there, & that one is with those, off site here. so i will try to pic it when i can get over there to get the other 288 slabbed coins.
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