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u1chicago giveaway of ex-braddick collection charmed Ike (Winner chosen)

U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,333 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited October 9, 2022 7:48AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Some might have seen these threads from our very own @braddick regarding his Ike. It's a nice common clad proof Ike with an unusual non cameo grade (unusual since most Ikes of this era are at least Cameo and the coin appears to have enough for the designation, so maybe it is just a mechanical error). Well what made things even more odd was that he auctioned it three times and none of the buyers ever paid (even when it sold for $10 with free shipping). When I saw that he listed it for a fourth time, I wanted to make sure that would be the charm. I bid "aggressively" and won the coin at 27.77. I made sure to pay for it too!

In one of the threads someone suggested (probably as a joke) that the coin should be given away on this forum. Well that seemed like a good idea to me so that is what will happen.
In order to qualify:
(1) post in this thread with the words "entry post" at the beginning of your post...only one entry post per username
(2) have a US shipping address
(3) [optional but recommended] tell us a story about a coin that was either jinxed or charmed
(4) I will pick a random winner at the end of the week (evening of 10/8/22 as the tentative date)


Update: @Bigbuck1975 is our winner!



  • silverpopsilverpop Posts: 6,561 ✭✭✭✭✭

    entry post and i'm in

    41 packages sent and got

  • U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,333 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @braddick said:
    May I enter too?

    Yes you are eligible to enter B)

  • BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 2,911 ✭✭✭✭✭

    entry post ... I got nothing

    ANA 49 year/Life Member (now "Emeritus" because ANA can't count)
  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 3,977 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Entry post , thanks


  • U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,333 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TomB said:
    I don't want to enter, but just want to note that it has now been sold four times without it sticking with the winning bidder! :D

    True but the important part-the payment-was made the fourth time around! :D

  • Bigbuck1975Bigbuck1975 Posts: 1,245 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Entry post - thanks for the chance!!

  • ShaunBC5ShaunBC5 Posts: 1,549 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Entry post.
    Never sold a coin for money (only a few small trades at shows) so I could have a bunch of charmed or jinxed coins and just don’t know it yet.

  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,075 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Entry post , thanks
    Jinxed, my 1909-o $5 Indian Gold I sold becuse the wife wanted a new TV.................Circa 1975

  • TorinoCobra71TorinoCobra71 Posts: 8,003 ✭✭✭

    entry post.

    Thanks for the chance!

  • BarberianBarberian Posts: 2,718 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Entry post. Why not? Thanks for the chance!

    3 rim nicks away from Good
  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,226 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Entry post.


  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,388 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Entry post.
    Kinda reminds me of a three legged dog in the pound !looking for a family to love him.
    You're a good person Denis. Peace Roy

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  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,707 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Entry post.
    I have 3 jinxed coins. When I first started collecting Walkers I decided to attempt to collect AU coins in the small white holders ANACS. I got most of the 33-47 when I decided to move up to BU coins from 27 up and did so. I decided to sell the SWH AU58's and did all except 3, I listed them over and over with no bids. I finally dropped the price to be rid of them and they sold immediately. A week after the buyer received the 3 walkers they filed a return and their reason was the ordered them by accident. Oh well, I put them back in the box.
    Thanks for the game.

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  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,170 ✭✭✭✭✭

    entry post. Thanks for the chance.

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  • Entry Post

    No Jinxed Coins yet, But I am newer to collecting haha

  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,264 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 5, 2022 4:25AM

    Entry post.

    Hmmm…a jinxed coin…. Don’t have one to share and if I did, I would rid myself of its bad karma!

    Edit: but if I win this one, what would I do? 🤣

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
  • U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,333 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Catbert said:
    Entry post.

    Hmmm…a jinxed coin…. Don’t have one to share and if I did, I would rid myself of its bad karma!

    Edit: but if I win this one, what would I do? 🤣

    Give it away to keep the streak going!

  • oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,657 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Entry post - thank you for the giveaway and the story behind it!

    oih82w8 = Oh I Hate To Wait _defectus patientia_aka...Dr. Defecto - Curator of RMO's

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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,009 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Entry posted. That's a nice coin

  • KurisuKurisu Posts: 1,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Entry post.
    I must have a charmed coin or two in my collection...'cause I'm still here on Earth and loving my collection and all of you too! :blush:
    Thanks for the chance!

    Coins are Neato!

    "If it's a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone...somewhere...is making a penny." - Steven Wright

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 44,840 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Entry post. No jinxed coins but it's a great theme for the Halloween season. B)

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,370 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Entry post. Nice coin and interesting story. Thanks for the chance!

    Young Numismatist/collector
    70 Positive BST transactions buying and selling with 42 members and counting!

  • waisaacswaisaacs Posts: 88 ✭✭

    Entry post.

    This would be my first jinxed coin!

  • waisaacswaisaacs Posts: 88 ✭✭

    According to https://www.pcgs.com/coinfacts/coin/1977-s-1/7437 there are only 7 of the non-CAM/DCAM 1977-S PR69 - and no PR70, so it's top pop in its label!

  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,120 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Entry Post
    Thanks for the chance.

    Kennedys are my quest...

  • GaCoinGuyGaCoinGuy Posts: 2,636 ✭✭✭✭

    Entry Post, thanks for the chance.

    I carry a 1901 Half as a pocket piece and I don't know if it is jinxed or charmed because it seems to get misplaced every so often, even though it and my keys/wallet go into the exact same place every evening. Interestingly enough, it will eventually show itself...sometimes in the tray I keep my things in or in the floor where we walk past the tray numerous times per day. I found it once in a drawer in the kitchen.


  • littlebearlittlebear Posts: 1,417 ✭✭✭✭

    Entry post! That coin has a remarkable story!

    Autism Awareness: There is no limit to the good you can do, if you don't care who gets the credit.
  • CladiatorCladiator Posts: 17,913 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Entry post but if I win give the coin to a YN of your picking.

    My family, who's stretched across the country, used to send the same fruit cake as a Christmas gift. This lasted for decades and the damn cake never deteriorated. It just got hard as concrete lol. It was always fun wondering who would get it each year and when you got it, always a blast picking it's new recipient in December. Perhaps this Ike will be our forums version of the long lived fruit cake?

  • AstroJoeAstroJoe Posts: 304 ✭✭✭

    Entry Post! Thank you for the opportunity!


    Everything is all right!
  • radiomanradioman Posts: 761 ✭✭✭

    entry post*******************Thanks*****************

  • ElmerFusterpuckElmerFusterpuck Posts: 4,543 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Entry post, a cool story with that coin. Can't think of any jinxed coins.

    If this one is a jinx, someone will win it, the post office will lose it and it will show up a year later at the next door neighbor's house. :D

  • GaCoinGuyGaCoinGuy Posts: 2,636 ✭✭✭✭

    @ElmerFusterpuck said:
    Entry post, a cool story with that coin. Can't think of any jinxed coins.

    If this one is a jinx, someone will win it, the post office will lose it and it will show up a year later at the next door neighbor's house. :D

    I actually had that happen with an EBay coin years ago. Showed up almost 2 years after I ordered it and paid for it. PayPal had long since done their refund, so I tried to send it back to the original owner and he just told me to keep it.


  • psuman08psuman08 Posts: 178 ✭✭✭

    entry post - Thanks for the opportunity

  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for the chance and should I win please give it to a YN.

    To Err Is Human.... To Collect Err's Is Just Too Much Darn Tootin Fun!
  • cheezhedcheezhed Posts: 5,616 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Entry post

    Many happy BST transactions
  • privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 2,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Entry post. So it was you that outbid me. 😆

    Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value. Zero. Voltaire. Ebay coinbowlllc

  • erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,768 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Entry post

  • dunkleosteus430dunkleosteus430 Posts: 469 ✭✭✭✭

    Entry post, I guess.
    Perhaps a bit different, but I have a coin bowl in my room that I put change in. Sometimes, it just makes a random "ping" sound. I don't know why. I just tell myself it's haunted.

    Young Numismatist

  • WilliamFWilliamF Posts: 832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oh come on! I was the second bidder at $25 :lol:

    Oh, btw that's an entry post :)

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  • ZoidMeisterZoidMeister Posts: 2,997 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Entry Post.

    This one was jinxed. It spent three weeks traveling from Ohio to California to Georgia, back to California, and back to Georgia.

    The envelope arrived, the medal didn't. Envelope was torn and the medal went missing. It was packed loose.



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  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @braddick said:

    @Broadstruck said:
    Thanks for the chance and should I win please give it to a YN.

    And what happens if the YN returns it?

    Then off to ricko!> @braddick said:

    @Broadstruck said:
    Thanks for the chance and should I win please give it to a YN.

    And what happens if the YN returns it?

    Good point... If I win, please just send it to ricko! >:)

    To Err Is Human.... To Collect Err's Is Just Too Much Darn Tootin Fun!
  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 7,232 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Entry post. A jinxed coin:A 1913 cent found on Friday the 13th, in the 13th roll, while living at 13 Elm St. being 13 years of age, born on the 13th day at 3:13 AM. :)

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  • OnastoneOnastone Posts: 3,678 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Entry Post. I think this is just the beginning of the story for this coin.

  • Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Entry post. Thanks
    Should we win my grandson (9) and an aspiring numismatist shall give it a good home. As for stories just the usual eBay related weird cancellation and shipping stories 😁
    Thank you for the contest.

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

  • U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,333 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Will close this out soon...get your entries in :)

  • OKCCOKCC Posts: 500 ✭✭✭

    Entry post here, thank you. And if I win, then my story will be a continuation of the current one, since the coin will stay jinxed in my possession.

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