Coin grading contest / Giveaway! DONE!

CoinscratchFeverCoinscratchFever Posts: 622 ✭✭✭
edited January 24, 2019 11:47AM in Coin Swaps, Tags and Giveaways

Test your coin grading skills with these 12 coins, the order was placed tonight and the coins will be submitted 1-2-19. It should take at least 3 weeks from now before the grades are in and posted. So, I'll call the cut-off for answers as 1-23-19.
Prize: Your choice, one of the graded coins or a 200.00 Visa gift card whichever is less :)
Rules: Only PM'd answers will count. Only complete answers will count so, partially correct will not. The person with the most correct answer wins. In the case of ties we will have Paradise's Mango draw #s.
HINT: There is one variety attribution...

GOOD LUCK!

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ALL COINS



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  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 20,588 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 5, 2019 9:12PM

    pm sent

    bob :)

    BST deals: Dozens of buys/sells. Will provide a list upon request.
    Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), [email protected]
  • @AUandAG Well, I suppose the answers don't have to be PM'd but, you could be giving away clues.

  • @AUandAG So let me throw a bone out there. If 12 is accented then there are two varieties. Feel free to resubmit

    Chris :)

  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 20,588 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nah, too late to even think....maybe tomorrow..... I figure at best I'll get three right. I just don't do moderns at all and thus have no eye for them. lol

    bob :)

    BST deals: Dozens of buys/sells. Will provide a list upon request.
    Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), [email protected]
  • @AUandAG So this is like the blind leading the beginner :) No worries I only have 5 or 6 submissions thus far.

  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 20,588 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have submitted many times and I think the newest coin is a 1921 cent. I kid my wife that anything BB (before bob was born) is fair game (1946). Anything after is pocket change.

    bob :)

    BST deals: Dozens of buys/sells. Will provide a list upon request.
    Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), [email protected]
  • @AUandAG said:
    I have submitted many times and I think the newest coin is a 1921 cent. I kid my wife that anything BB (before bob was born) is fair game (1946). Anything after is pocket change.

    bob :)

    Where do you find all those old goodies? The oldest I have found is 47 lol, except when roll hunting & my oldest there is a 05 or 08 V.

  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 20,588 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I live in a retirement community of 7,000 homes and all of us are above 55. I advertise in our local assn monthly magazine. I just buy whatever comes my way and most is old like us!! Oh, yeah I do get tons of proof sets and cherry those off to Sanction or other fomites as needed and throw the rest on ebay. Some years are great and some are lean. 2017 was a lean year with not many buys, but 2016 I had to pay the gov't it's share on the profits!! Just a fun hobby for me and I score every now and again and that keeps me going. I also advertise to buy guns and get a bunch of WWII, Korean war and Vietnam war stuff. Some cool guns do come my way. Those I give away to family for birthdays and such....don't make money on them and wife says I'm nuts for doing that but the kids and grandkids love them and enjoy them and use them (hunting).
    bob :)

    BST deals: Dozens of buys/sells. Will provide a list upon request.
    Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), [email protected]
  • @AUandAG That is pretty cool and with that many residents and friends and family of residents, you have a nice and choice market. Same here nothing more than a hobby until I find the winning ticket, and then, still just a hobby. I have 4 more years before they will let me move there :) I think 2019 is going to be good to us.

  • THE EAGLE HAS LANDED! Today in Newport Beach, CA. So, I wonder if the 23rd was an overshoot? If so, I will just have to keep secret the answers for a day or two. If your playing, now is the time!

  • The cut off time for submissions is 12:00 central time zone tonight for anyone still interested. And I will post the answers and the winner sometime tomorrow. Thanks for playing & good luck!

  • Results are in and we have a winner! With only 10 entries and only 3 of those matching 4 and Paradise MIA, I decided to draw names myself. Congratulations to @mannie gray ! I am somewhat displeased with the PCGS results but, very happy about the winner as you have a been very patient & helpful, Thank You! With this giveaway and being a very YN, I have learned a few things about this forum but, I will keep those comments to myself. >:) LOL...

    1 1 36516527 3404 1964 1C, RD PR68RD USA
    2 1 36516528 93482 1985-S 1C, DC PR69DC USA
    3 1 36516529 5985 1953 25C PR65 USA
    4 1 36516530 145386 1963 25C DDO FS-101 (023) MS65 USA
    5 1 36516531 5884 1969-D 25C MS64 USA
    6 1 36516532 5906 1979 25C MS65 USA
    7 1 36516533 5898 1976-S 25C Silver MS65 USA
    8 1 36516534 6695 1954 50C PR67 USA
    9 1 36516535 6697 1956 50C Type 2 PR67 USA
    10 1 36516536 6699 1958 50C PR66 USA
    11 1 36516537 6704 1963 50C PR66 USA
    12 1 36516538 6707 1964-D 50C MS65+ USA

    The choice is yours Mannie, obviously the most valuable coin clocks in at $185.00 but again your choice, just let me know.

  • The other 2 ties respectfully @smalltime & @ModCrewman

  • slider23slider23 Posts: 211 ✭✭✭

    Thanks for the grading contest.

  • dorkbardorkbar Posts: 396 ✭✭

    It was fun, CoinscratchFever. Thanks for the challenge.

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 2,035 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool

    Collector, occasional seller

  • mirabelamirabela Posts: 4,549 ✭✭✭✭

    Thanks, this was fun. I think our host was pretty hard on a few of your coins :(

    mirabela
  • @mirabela said:
    Thanks, this was fun. I think our host was pretty hard on a few of your coins :(

    If at first you don't succeed, sit down tonight and cut out another group!

  • @mirabela said:
    Thanks, this was fun. I think our host was pretty hard on a few of your coins :(

    And honestly it wasn't that bad especially since this was the first time my order was worth more than the cost, third times the charm, but hopefully the fourth will be better.

  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 20,588 ✭✭✭✭✭

    that was fun and just like waiting for my results to post!!!!

    bob :)

    BST deals: Dozens of buys/sells. Will provide a list upon request.
    Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), [email protected]
  • mannie graymannie gray Posts: 4,357 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 23, 2019 11:01PM

    Wow...thanks a lot...."moderns" are my gig and still I didn't do that well.
    Thanks for your very generous contest....as well as the kind words! :)
    I'm sorry you didn't get the grades you wanted.....but it's a learning process and proofs are FAR tougher to grade than business strike coins.
    Best wishes and again, THANK YOU!
    Your enthusiasm and candor are great gifts to the forum. :)
    It was fun and your coins are very nice, @CoinscratchFever

  • @mannie gray Your very welcome! I had a great time doing it. Enjoy your new Frankie :)

  • @CoinscratchFever said:
    The other 2 ties respectfully @smalltime & @ModCrewman

    Wow! I got some respect!! Honestly that was a lot of fun to enter the contest and obviously I need some more knowledge.. Thank you CoinscratchFever for the opportunity to participate.

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