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Another Giveaway for Lurkers, Newbies, and Young Numismatists... Winner Announced!

lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,812 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited September 19, 2022 5:56PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Hey Everyone... I was inspired by a recent giveaway that targeted the folks that "lurk" but don't post. I'd like to pick up on that idea and expand it just a bit to include the lurkers or those relatively new to this Forum (Joined within the last six months), those just starting out in the hobby and young numismatists (regardless of post-count).

The Giveaway: I spent a recent Saturday afternoon going through around $70 worth of change that I'd accumulated over the last couple of years. In the past, I'd throw any Wheat Cents, older Nickels and Indian Head Cents (yes, they're still out there, apparently) into the jar and just release them back "into the wild" by dumping them into a Coinstar bin and getting dollars. In the last couple of years, I've not gotten ANY silver! So, with this in mind, here is how the Giveaway will work... Guess the number of: Indian Head Cents/Lincoln Wheat Cents/Buffalo Nickels/Jefferson Nickels dated pre-1970... to come up with a composite number... for instance, If I found:

2 IHC's
15 Lincoln Wheat Cents
1 Buff nickel
2 pre-1970 Jefferson Nickels

The composite number would be: 2/15/1/2... or just, 21512 (for the sake of the drawing). In the very unlikely event of a tie, I'll use the number of foreign coins I found in this same batch... so: the Guess would be: 2/15/1/2, +1 foreign coin... If you don't think I found ANY IHC's (for example) just put a zero in that slot.

I'll draw a number using a random number generator (0-100000)... the closest composite number will win, and I'll use the number of foreign coins as a tie-breaker...

The Prize: OK, if you've read this far that means you're still interested! ;) If you win, you will receive all of the collector coins (IHC/Buff Nicks/Lincoln Wheats/pre-1970 Jeffs) I was going to dump into the Coinstar bin, plus an Uncirculated 1955-D Washington Quarter... since I was bummed I hadn't found ANY silver in a long time...

I'll post this over in Tags & Giveaways too to capture that crowd as well...

The Drawing: I'll draw next Sunday Evening (9/18/22) at 9:00 PM. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask... best of luck and happy change hunting!!

Here is the pile I started with... In progress...

Collecting: Dansco 7070; Middle Date Large Cents (VF-AU); Box of 20;

Successful BST transactions with: SilverEagles92; Ahrensdad; Smitty; GregHansen; Lablade; Mercury10c; copperflopper; whatsup; KISHU1; scrapman1077, crispy, canadanz, smallchange, robkool, Mission16, ranshdow, ibzman350, Fallguy, Collectorcoins, SurfinxHI, jwitten, Walkerguy21D, dsessom.

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  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,796 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 10, 2022 11:05AM

    Be careful out there, neophytes. Post whoring keeps you out like it does to me.

    @ikenefic—thanks for the fun, I suggest that you keep the slashes between units; but then, this is a fun
    thread.

    Edit: I get, it is not for accuracy, but to generate a number.

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,812 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Fraz said:
    Be careful out there, neophytes. Post whoring keeps you out like it does to me.

    @ikenefic—thanks for the fun, I suggest that you keep the slashes between units; but then, this is a fun
    thread.

    Edit: I get, it is not for accuracy, but to generate a number.

    How about this... instead of by "post count"... Joined the Forum within the last six months...

    I edited the original post to reflect this...

    Collecting: Dansco 7070; Middle Date Large Cents (VF-AU); Box of 20;

    Successful BST transactions with: SilverEagles92; Ahrensdad; Smitty; GregHansen; Lablade; Mercury10c; copperflopper; whatsup; KISHU1; scrapman1077, crispy, canadanz, smallchange, robkool, Mission16, ranshdow, ibzman350, Fallguy, Collectorcoins, SurfinxHI, jwitten, Walkerguy21D, dsessom.
  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,796 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Drew, I guess: 5 IHC, 5 LWC, 55 BB, 5 P70J = 555555

  • UpGrayeddUpGrayedd Posts: 495 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lkenefic I was one of the lucky winners in the other lurkers only giveaway that @Coinscratch had, so I am not going to enter in order to give other newbies a better chance. However, I do appreciate your and Coinscratch's generosity, and the fact that you are both trying to get more people actively involved in this community. There are a lot of very kind and generous people on this forum.

    Philippians 4:4-7

  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,796 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @UpGrayedd nothing wrong with good fortune; take it on while you still have that horseshoe up your bum. Give ‘em to a kid. I love a streak.

    @lkenefic toss in some silver cents, some no mint mark merc’s, and a few broke dick double dies to sweeten the pot.

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,812 ✭✭✭✭✭

    bump...

    Collecting: Dansco 7070; Middle Date Large Cents (VF-AU); Box of 20;

    Successful BST transactions with: SilverEagles92; Ahrensdad; Smitty; GregHansen; Lablade; Mercury10c; copperflopper; whatsup; KISHU1; scrapman1077, crispy, canadanz, smallchange, robkool, Mission16, ranshdow, ibzman350, Fallguy, Collectorcoins, SurfinxHI, jwitten, Walkerguy21D, dsessom.
  • erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,927 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If I can toss either of my YN's, I will.

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,812 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ...> @erwindoc said:

    If I can toss either of my YN's, I will.

    Please do...

    Collecting: Dansco 7070; Middle Date Large Cents (VF-AU); Box of 20;

    Successful BST transactions with: SilverEagles92; Ahrensdad; Smitty; GregHansen; Lablade; Mercury10c; copperflopper; whatsup; KISHU1; scrapman1077, crispy, canadanz, smallchange, robkool, Mission16, ranshdow, ibzman350, Fallguy, Collectorcoins, SurfinxHI, jwitten, Walkerguy21D, dsessom.
  • erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,927 ✭✭✭✭✭

    0/4/2/8

  • For me and my YN

    0/2/1/7

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,812 ✭✭✭✭✭

    B)

    Collecting: Dansco 7070; Middle Date Large Cents (VF-AU); Box of 20;

    Successful BST transactions with: SilverEagles92; Ahrensdad; Smitty; GregHansen; Lablade; Mercury10c; copperflopper; whatsup; KISHU1; scrapman1077, crispy, canadanz, smallchange, robkool, Mission16, ranshdow, ibzman350, Fallguy, Collectorcoins, SurfinxHI, jwitten, Walkerguy21D, dsessom.
  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,812 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ooops! Busy weekend... I'll do the drawing tonight :smile:

    Collecting: Dansco 7070; Middle Date Large Cents (VF-AU); Box of 20;

    Successful BST transactions with: SilverEagles92; Ahrensdad; Smitty; GregHansen; Lablade; Mercury10c; copperflopper; whatsup; KISHU1; scrapman1077, crispy, canadanz, smallchange, robkool, Mission16, ranshdow, ibzman350, Fallguy, Collectorcoins, SurfinxHI, jwitten, Walkerguy21D, dsessom.
  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,812 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ...and the winner is @WilliamF who placed a guess on the Coin swaps, tags, and giveaways forum

    Congrats! You're the lucky winner of the Change Find Giveaway.

    There was:
    1 IHC
    10 Wheats
    3 Buffs
    3 Jeffs

    Collecting: Dansco 7070; Middle Date Large Cents (VF-AU); Box of 20;

    Successful BST transactions with: SilverEagles92; Ahrensdad; Smitty; GregHansen; Lablade; Mercury10c; copperflopper; whatsup; KISHU1; scrapman1077, crispy, canadanz, smallchange, robkool, Mission16, ranshdow, ibzman350, Fallguy, Collectorcoins, SurfinxHI, jwitten, Walkerguy21D, dsessom.
  • WilliamFWilliamF Posts: 832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow, great news! :)
    Thanks for the generous giveaway and a great contest @Ikenefic, it was a fun little twist on the giveaway.
    I wasnt too far off, just way too optimistic about the Jefferson's 😆

    ."It's a dangerous business... going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to" -JRR Tolkien_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Outstanding BST transactions as a seller, buyer and trader with: ----- mustanggt, Kliao, claudewill87, MWallace, paesan, mpbuck82, moursund, basetsb, lordmarcovan, JWP, Coin hunter 4, COINS MAKE CENTS, PerryHall, Aspie_Rocco, Braddick, DBSTrader2, SanctionII, Histman, The_Dinosaur_Man, jesbroken, CentSearcher ------ANA Member #3214817

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