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Title: December competition 2015
Post by: andyg on December 20, 2015, 08:41:51 PM
Amazing how often this time of year comes around  ;D

Ten coins once again - can you guess what they are?
(for some reason it's an odd shape this year)

For hints see the previous years threads
2014 thread (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,29820.0.html)
2013 thread (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,25183.0.html)
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 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.

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m93/eurocoins/2015_zps8fycw3vx.jpg)

Last entry is 30th December 2015, after which I will post the prize (s) to the winner (s).
Prizes will be revealed in a short while.

Please do not post answers in this thread.  
Comments welcome!
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: Prosit on December 21, 2015, 04:00:40 AM
For some reason I don't see an image.
Dale
Title: December competition 2015
Post by: Bimat on December 21, 2015, 04:01:56 AM
For some reason I don't see an image.
Dale

Same here! Perhaps third party image sharing website is blocked by my ISP.

Aditya
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: Vivek on December 21, 2015, 04:30:49 AM
me too cant see image..
Vivek
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: FosseWay on December 21, 2015, 09:33:12 AM
I can't see the picture either.

Will give it a go as it's great fun but I don't hold out much hope of getting them all if they're of a similar difficulty to previous years, as I'm not at home with all my reference books...
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: Gusev on December 21, 2015, 09:52:06 AM
Yesterday the picture was, but I did not copy  :(
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: eurocoin on December 21, 2015, 09:58:47 AM
I have now uploaded the image on a different website and attached it to the message above, the image should now be visible again. I have never had any problems with viewing the image.
Title: December competition 2015
Post by: Bimat on December 21, 2015, 10:06:46 AM
Thanks! Now I can see it! Sent him first batch of answers, that's what I could manage from office. Now I must start doing work. ;D

Aditya
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: FosseWay on December 21, 2015, 12:13:06 PM
I've got 9/10 - stuck on no. 6...
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: augsburger on December 21, 2015, 02:38:17 PM
Is there an overall "theme" like there was last year? Or just 10 random coins?
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: dheer on December 21, 2015, 02:49:00 PM
Like every year, I give up this year as well  :D

And I will continue to protest against this competition till there is a prize for getting all wrong which I will win.  ;D
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: Afrasi on December 21, 2015, 04:56:38 PM
Is there an overall "theme" like there was last year? Or just 10 random coins?

There is an overall theme like every year.
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: FosseWay on December 21, 2015, 05:07:31 PM
Think I've got all 10 now  8)
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: Pabitra on December 21, 2015, 05:40:21 PM
till there is a prize for getting all wrong which I will win.  ;D

For the first one to get all wrong, you may have competition from me 😄
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: dheer on December 21, 2015, 06:00:55 PM
Think I've got all 10 now  8)

Aaah ... narrowly missed. I think I also got all 10 wrong now ... 100% sure ;D
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: dheer on December 21, 2015, 06:01:51 PM
For the first one to get all wrong, you may have competition from me 😄

Ya competition never hurts ...  ;)
Maybe we can be joint losers ... oops I mean winners  :D
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: Miner on December 21, 2015, 06:02:57 PM
Oh, bimetallic coin - my favorite theme of collectibles.
I send a response in РМ
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: THCoins on December 21, 2015, 07:01:17 PM
OK, i found two. But as an ancient collector do i get pentuple point value ?
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: andyg on December 21, 2015, 07:53:04 PM
Prizes...

1st, 2nd and 3rd.  There is also a fourth mystery prize courtesy of Peter.

a 2015 Isle of Man £5
a 1914 Norway 2 Kroner
a 2016 Shakespeare £2
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: THCoins on December 21, 2015, 08:15:36 PM
I'm Out, 9 answers found.
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: andyg on December 22, 2015, 12:08:47 PM
Now also have partial sets of answers from THcoins, bart and prosit.
3 and 7 are the tricky ones.
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: andyg on December 23, 2015, 01:09:04 AM
Bart and prosit have been upgraded to complete.

I would also like to point out that there is no truth to the rumour that the £2 with the skull is to commemorate the Queen Mother's 116th birthday. 
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: Prosit on December 23, 2015, 01:45:18 AM
As usual I found identifying the coins a real challenge but I found one coin easy to id and that one was # 2. It helped a lot that I acquired quite a few coins from that country this year (but not that one) and had examined the catalog extensively.

The one that nearly made me give up and not finish was coin #7. Now for me that one was a real toughie.

I had a dozen other things that I should have been doing but I really enjoyed that time with coins and that is enough reward by itself.

Thanks Andyg!
Dale
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: bart on December 23, 2015, 08:33:35 AM
I am a bit out of coins nowadays but thanks to Andrew's December competition I can test what's left of my skills.

I could identify immediately nrs. 1, 4 and 10. Also for me nr. 7 was the real difficult one.

Year after year I enjoy the challenge of this competition.

Thank you Andrew!
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: izotz on December 23, 2015, 04:24:39 PM
I just sent my pick.

Every year this is quite an interesting activity for all those who enjoy this hobby.

Thanks so much for the effort that you take on this, andyg.
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: SpaBreda on December 24, 2015, 09:28:26 PM
Thanks Andy for another great puzzle !

Merry Xmas to all of you out there  ;)

Paul.
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: andyg on January 01, 2016, 12:26:00 AM
I have complete sets of answers from;
Niels
afrasi
fosseway
miner
bart
prosit
izotz
Spabreda
THCoins
mmiguel
all of which will be entered into the draw.

plus I also have a partial set from bimat and quaziright.
Competition closes end 31/12/15 (GMT) - last answers please :)
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: andyg on January 01, 2016, 09:39:50 PM
Like last year I've asked Malj1 to allocate each person a number (1 to 10) - Figleaf has then decided which order to place the 1 to 10.  I'll have the results shortly :)
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: andyg on January 02, 2016, 11:12:31 AM
Mal's numbers are as follows -
Niels        9
afrasi        10
fosseway    2
miner        6
bart               4
prosit        7
izotz            3
Spabreda    5
THCoins        8
mmiguel        1

Figleaf selected the order as follows,
7, 2, 3, 5, 1, 9, 4, 10, 8, 6

so, 1st is 7 - Prosit, 2nd is 2 - fosseway and 3rd is 3 - izotz.  Figleaf's mystery prize goes to 5 - Spabreda.  However, everyone who entered will receive one of the coins below - I will be in touch shortly.

Thanks to all who entered - without you this would be a rather boring place :)
Happy new year!
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: SpaBreda on January 02, 2016, 01:31:46 PM
Congratulations Dale and all the other winners !

Thanks again Andy for the great puzzle !

And to all of you ... All the best for the new year.
May the coins be with you  ;)

Paul.
Title: December competition 2015
Post by: Bimat on January 02, 2016, 02:43:00 PM
Can we have the set of answers now? :)

Aditya
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: eurocoin on January 02, 2016, 02:50:44 PM
1. Bahrain 100 Fils 2004 (First Bahrain Grand Prix)
2. Isle of Man 2 Pounds 2004-...
3. Mexico 50 Nuevo Pesos 1993-1995 (Ninos Heroes)
4. Estonia 2 euro 2011 - ...
5. Taiwan 20 Dollars 2001 (Mona Rudao)
6. Albania 100 Lekë 2000
7. Libya 1/2 Dinar 2014
8. Lithuania 5 Litai 1998
9. Indonesia 1000 Rupiah 2000
10. Cambodia 500 Riels 1994

The word is BIMETALLIC
Title: December competition 2015
Post by: Bimat on January 02, 2016, 02:53:01 PM
Thanks! So I got 3, 4, 9 and 10 right, rest I couldn't even identify... :'(

Aditya
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: THCoins on January 02, 2016, 03:24:24 PM
Thanks for this chance to tempt me shortly to the modern side !

On Niels list i have to disagree with his nr "8. Lithuania 2 Litai 1998". On the two Litai the nickel and bronze color of the inner and outer part are the opposite of that shown on the compilation photo. So, it should be the 5 Litai ?

Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: andyg on January 02, 2016, 06:25:46 PM
Yes - it's a five Litai - the colours are wrong for the two.

I could use old coins another year - but I fear it might just make it a little tricky :)
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: izotz on January 02, 2016, 10:42:13 PM
Thanks Andyg. Your December competition is one of the best traditions of this season.  :)
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: andyg on January 03, 2016, 12:03:11 AM
I think I replied to everyone who entered now - please let me know if I've missed you :)
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: andyg on January 18, 2016, 08:39:03 PM
Apologies all for the delay in sending prizes this year - nothing sent as yet as waiting for supplies....
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: Prosit on January 18, 2016, 09:32:55 PM
No hurries as far as I know. The real reward was in the doing  :)
Dale



Apologies all for the delay in sending prizes this year - nothing sent as yet as waiting for supplies....
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: THCoins on January 29, 2016, 07:38:09 PM
Just received my price in the mail. Lovely set ! This is easily the biggest prize i have ever won in my life (last top prize was a dreadfull fake antique oil lamp).

Thank you Andrew !

Anthony
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: eurocoin on January 29, 2016, 09:44:14 PM
Earlier today I have received my prize too, thank you Andrew!
Title: Re: December competition 2015
Post by: mmiguel on February 07, 2016, 08:51:13 PM
Just writing to thank Andrew for his awesome present.

Thank you very much!