16 Years, 5,000 posts, and 1/10 oz gold eagle - Giveaway - 3 winners
16 years ago, to the day, I joined this forum. I just so happen to have also reached my 5,000 post milestone today. It’s been a great learning experience for me to have joined this forum and have such a diverse community to engage with.
Some of my posts were bubble busters, my “for sure” 1969-S DDO was a machine double, Link.
My 1946-S Sans Serif dime find in junk silver was a population 3 find at the time, link, and many posts in between.
I’ve also had a post go “viral” related to the 2010 ATB silver pucks, with thousands of replies link, that was pretty cool at the time.
We’ve had ups and downs. From watching the growth of YN’s that have gone on to successful careers in the coin industry, lost some of our beloved members, had lots of laughs with some crazy posts, banded together to help those in need during a crisis, and even had some drama (who was the Omega poster and where did he go!!). We also can't forget those characters that have received the ban hammer for various infractions I’ve lived vicariously through others with detailed accounts of coin shows, auction disappointments and achievements, and countless posts of great folks sharing stories and pictures of some exceptionally great coins and collections.
However, what I enjoy most about this forum is the community, specifically those that have been steady. Over the years, there have been prolific posters but only a few stand out as being steady. Steady in the sense that when I read their posts, they are gentle with newbie members, understanding with confused members, and patient with persistent posters. But above all, they are respectful and helpful to all members.
I’d like you to take a minute to think of a forum member that stands out as helping you in the development of you as a collector, has been a mentor, or who you think demonstrates the qualities you think are most important to this forum and post some of your best memories. This isn’t a popularity contest, so post a name/handle or not. However, if there is someone that clearly stands out, I’d like to give the gold coin that that member. If we have a standout that gets the 1/10th oz gold eagle, I will also pick a name randomly from all the posters to this thread for another giveaway. What that is I don’t know yet but I’ll make sure it’s nice and I will try to post it to the OP when I get some pictures.
Summary: Giveaway entry ends 31 July, single entry per person/username, enter by sharing a good memory from the forum, and random winner will be selected by random draw on or about the first of August.
Thanks for the good times, here is to another 16 years!