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Title: December Competition 2013
Post by: andyg on December 20, 2013, 11:37:54 PM
Once again I've taken ten coins - with a theme - Can you work out what they are ?

For hints see the previous years threads
2012 thread (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,19377.0.html)
2011 thread (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,12915.msg87796.html#msg87796)
2010 thread (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,8176.0.html)
2009 thread (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,5039.0.html)



Simply PM me your answers and I will post the amount you have correct, send as many PM's with answers as you like.  To win this year if you have 10 correct answers we will hold a draw, if no one has 10 then the 1st prize goes to whoever has most.

(https://j2puia.dm2301.livefilestore.com/y2p8rvLwlPsQJFy_XgAklRLH-gA1_MjrMwE_9pa9gbo2G-iTV_w7Il7H6qnyYsi7yvqzsg2J5MvUMR-XaTnGqpXAY4msUySuKJyYJlNwA8fmFM/2014%20Competition.jpg?psid=1)

Last entry is 30th December 2013, after which I will post the prize (s) to the winner (s).

Please do not post answers in this thread.  
Comments welcome!
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: andyg on December 20, 2013, 11:48:04 PM
prizes this year,

1st - pick which of the three coins you would like
2nd - pick which of the two remaining coins you would like
3rd - whatever is left. :)

(https://j2puia.dm2302.livefilestore.com/y2pXdzDywXDyrxunC_Op_SjYYVSxIkHOAJYSwMdDPTUbPu_tNcPPeoomSKV9JIiDprIe-vZQjFYetzQDVMqZodFVTGz5znNXQE3yFtn_gBeVN8/prizes%202014.jpg?psid=1)
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: chrisild on December 21, 2013, 12:00:58 AM
Part 3 looks like a headless football player to me. >:D Thank you for putting the "jigsaw puzzle" together, and for the competition!

Christian
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: redwine on December 21, 2013, 11:04:59 AM
Yes, many thanks for the puzzle.  8)
But I see no overall weight or diameter  ;)
I've definitely got some of them, probably  ::)
Title: December Competition 2013
Post by: Bimat on December 21, 2013, 03:13:00 PM
This is NOT easy! Haven't been able to find a single coin yet! ::)

Thanks for the quiz. That will keep me busy next week in the office. >:D

Aditya
Title: December Competition 2013
Post by: Bimat on December 21, 2013, 03:18:46 PM
Side Note: Just like last year, there will be a prize from my side too. :) In case there are multiple winners, there will be a draw to decide who gets prize from whom. In case there's only one winner with 10 correct answers (or maximum number of answers), he will have the freedom to decide which coin he wants and there will be a draw to decide the prize for members on 2nd, 3rd etc positions...

I hope Andy doesn't mind this. ;)

I haven't yet decided the contents of prize yet, I'll see if I can post some scans. You can be sure that you will receive round metallic object(s)... ;D

Aditya
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: redwine on December 21, 2013, 04:43:09 PM
Get in there!
I've actually got one right.  Wahooooooooooo!!! ::) ;D :P
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: Afrasi on December 21, 2013, 05:59:56 PM
Many thanks! This made my day!  :D
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: Prosit on December 21, 2013, 09:32:16 PM
Very Challenging!  At the first and looking at # 8....I was tempted not to even try.  ???
I thought no way do I ever know that coin from that little data. That one turned out not to be the
most difficult,  8)

But it is all great fun!

Dale

Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: redwine on December 21, 2013, 10:21:40 PM
Gentlemen.  I now have FOUR.  :o
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: Prosit on December 21, 2013, 11:14:28 PM
Congratulations!

Dale


Gentlemen.  I now have FOUR.  :o
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: Afrasi on December 22, 2013, 01:14:41 AM
At the first and looking at # 9....I was tempted not to even try.  ???
I thought no way do I ever know that coin from that little data. That one turned out not to be the
most difficult,  8)

I had the most problems with no 8, because ...  :-X
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: bart on December 22, 2013, 01:40:46 AM
In fact, it is also number 8 that causes me problems!  ???
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: Prosit on December 22, 2013, 03:16:01 AM
I mis spoke (now corrected) ....yes # 8 was the toughest for me too not number #9 like I originally mis stated.

I also had a lot of problems with # 10 and it drove me crazy. I knew I knew it and pretty sure it was pictured on WOC this year and I had looked at it very recently....but I could not remember it. In fact I have that exact coin, and it turns out that it is the only example I  have of that denomination.

Dale

In fact, it is also number 8 that causes me problems!  ???
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: SpaBreda on December 22, 2013, 10:42:17 AM
Number 10 was a real bell-ringer ... one of the last I found ...
Nr.1 was the last I found ... late last night ... Had to find it !  8)

Paul.
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: FosseWay on December 22, 2013, 10:44:56 AM
Unfortunately I'm not going to be able to take part this year, as I'm not at home and have no coins, books or time to assist me in my research. But best of luck to those who do enter and thanks to Andrew for putting the competition together! FWIW nos 1 and 8 look the hardest to me...
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: Afrasi on December 22, 2013, 12:18:03 PM
I hope you will be home again soon!

No 1?  :o It 's the one that shows the most letters. ;D
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: <k> on December 22, 2013, 12:23:07 PM
No 1?  :o It 's the one that shows the most letters. ;D

I got it immediately when you said that. You shouldn't give hints - it's cheating! I always suspected you were a satanist.  >:(

As a punishment, Afrasi should be given the Antarctica board and have the Sub-Saharan African board taken off him.
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: redwine on December 22, 2013, 12:53:33 PM
Congratulations!

Dale

Many thanks Dale
I'm pleased as I don't collect any of these pieces.  But it was fun  ;D And the brick wall has now arrived.
Best of luck to all!
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: Afrasi on December 22, 2013, 02:07:19 PM
As a punishment, Afrasi should be given the Antarctica board and have the Sub-Saharan African board taken off him.

1. Giving a hint I lower my own chance to get a prize.  ;)
2. Changing the boards would be a reward to me, as I never wanted to be a moderator.  8)
3. Isn't Antarctica a Sub-Saharan, too?  :-*
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: Prosit on December 22, 2013, 02:47:12 PM
Actually it is # 2 that shows the letters. # 1 was a toughie for me.

Dale

I hope you will be home again soon!

No 1?  :o It 's the one that shows the most letters. ;D
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: <k> on December 22, 2013, 03:06:02 PM
Isn't Antarctica a Sub-Saharan, too?  :-*

So is Germany, if you just keep heading south.  ;)
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: andyg on December 23, 2013, 01:20:30 AM
I now have four sets of correct entries - still worth entering though as everyone will be entered into the draw to decide the prizes.

Quickest this year was one Mr Prosit - whom I think was as surprised as the rest of us :o
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: Prosit on December 23, 2013, 02:08:08 AM
Surprised is putting it extremely mildly. In the past I don't think I ever got half.
But I have been steadily collecting over the last year or two and have just about destroyed a couple catalogs
from constant use.  Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks!

That and since I collect lucky coins/tokens/medals....I needed and used up all that luck too!  ;)

Dale



Quickest this year was one Mr Prosit - whom I think was as surprised as the rest of us :o
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: nomadbird on December 23, 2013, 05:07:36 AM
3 years in a row... i dont even have a clue on any one ... just that i pursue this hobby as hobby and not like the experts above.
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: SquareEarth on December 23, 2013, 10:40:41 PM
I've found 8, and still searching.
8 and 9 are really tough.
I'm sure the coins are now gone, but just for the fun of it.  ;)
Too bad I find this post too late.

===========================================
9 is done
left with 8
I already know the letter but there are so many countries starting with that letter.
===========================================
8 is settled. All done!
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: andyg on December 23, 2013, 10:54:53 PM
I'm sure the coins are now gone, but just for the fun of it.  ;)
Too bad I find this post too late.

We will have a draw to decide who with the 10 correct answers gets the prizes,  so if you can find all 10 you still have a chance to win the prizes!
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: SquareEarth on December 23, 2013, 11:55:08 PM
We will have a draw to decide who with the 10 correct answers gets the prizes,  so if you can find all 10 you still have a chance to win the prizes!
Thank you, the reasoning process is fun anyway ;D
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: Figleaf on December 24, 2013, 12:06:22 AM
There are now 4 prizes and four members with 10 correct answers. If there is another member who has 10 correct, I will enter another prize.

Peter
Title: December Competition 2013
Post by: Bimat on December 25, 2013, 03:30:52 PM
I must admit that I'm absolutely clueless this time. :'( #2 is indeed gives some clue but I'm still find a single entry. Lot of work to be done this weekend... ::)

Aditya
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: andyg on December 30, 2013, 10:19:01 PM
Last chance for any stragglers  :)
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: chrisild on December 30, 2013, 11:32:51 PM
Strugglers, you mean? >:D  My guesses this time are about as good as Aditya's ... and then I read about fellow members who got not just five or eight but ALL TEN right. This is so frustrating, boo hoo etc.

Christian

(PS: This actually is a great contest. But ... oh, just let me weep and lament.)
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: malj1 on December 31, 2013, 12:50:55 AM
Strugglers,  ...to coin a phrase!  ;D

We should have thrown in a token or two to narrow the odds!
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: andyg on December 31, 2013, 03:32:54 PM
OK - draw time ...

I have five correct sets of 10 answers
Prosit - Afrasi - Bart - SpaBreda - Square Earth

Chrisild - would you kindly allocate each of the members above a number 1 to 5 please.
(keep them to yourself for the moment)


Answers -
1 Madagascar 1 Franc 1948/58 KM#3
2 East Caribbean States 5 cents 2000 onwards KM# 36
3 Taiwan 2 Chiao 1950 Y# 534
4 Afghanistan 25 Pul 1952 KM #945
5 Laos 50 kip 1980 KM #24
6 Djibouti 1 franc 1977/96 KM # 20
7 Indonesia 25 Sen 1952 KM# 8
8 St Pierre and Miquelon 1 Franc 1948 KM#1
9 Cambodia 10 Sen 1959 KM# 54
10 Spain 2 Pesetas 1984 KM# 822

No.2 posed the most problems despite - everyone thought it was the older type, rather than the more modern round one!
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: chrisild on December 31, 2013, 04:21:45 PM
Chrisild - would you kindly allocate each of the members above a number 1 to 5 please.

Done. Actually my sister did it, so don't blame Andy and not me either. :)

Christian
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: andyg on December 31, 2013, 04:41:23 PM
thanks :)

Prizes are then as follows -

1st prize - no. 4
2nd prize - no. 2
3rd prize - no. 1
4th prize - no. 5
5th prize - no. 3

Christian could you reveal the winners ?
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: bart on December 31, 2013, 06:49:39 PM
Andrew didn't reveal the most important hint yet: the motto

1 Madagascar 1 Franc 1948/58 KM#3
2 East Caribbean States 5 cents 2000 onwards KM# 36
3 Taiwan 2 Chiao 1950 Y# 534
4 Afghanistan 25 Pul 1952 KM #945
5 Laos 50 kip 1980 KM #24
6 Djibouti 1 franc 1977/96 KM # 20
7 Indonesia 25 Sen 1952 KM# 8
8 St Pierre and Miquelon 1 Franc 1948 KM#1
9 Cambodia 10 Sen 1959 KM# 54
10 Spain 2 Pesetas 1984 KM# 822

So the motto this year is: Metal Discs
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: chrisild on December 31, 2013, 07:32:18 PM
Here we go! Enjoy your prizes, you winners did a great job. And that applies to the creator of the puzzle as well. (Andy, part of the secret allocation agreement was that you will make it a little easier next time, did I get that right? ;) )

Christian
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: andyg on December 31, 2013, 07:36:55 PM
Did I also mention that everyone who entered (regardless of how many answers were right) will get a mystery coin from me?

To claim just PM your details.....
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: Figleaf on December 31, 2013, 08:15:51 PM
Congratulations to andyg, to he participants and the winners. May the prizes inspire ;)

Peter
Title: December Competition 2013
Post by: Bimat on January 01, 2014, 09:08:35 AM
So the #4 winner (Afrasi) gets the prize from me...or Am I missing something? ;)

Aditya
Title: Re: December Competition 2013
Post by: andyg on January 01, 2014, 12:22:46 PM
1st prize - no. 4 - Afrasi
2nd prize - no. 2 - Spabreda
3rd prize - no. 1 - Prosit
4th prize - no. 5 - Square Earth
5th prize - no. 3 - Bart

Title: December Competition 2013
Post by: Bimat on January 01, 2014, 01:29:41 PM
Thanks for the correction! I'll soon drop a message to Square Earth. :)

Aditya