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Offline andyg

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The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« on: April 06, 2020, 10:24:29 PM »
We all seem to have some time on our hands - even those still going to work cannot go out at other times - so to combat the boredom over the next few weeks I've redone the annual new year competition with a twist.  It's extra hard this time....

I've taken a coin from each decade since 1500,  so the question is - Which country, state or territory are they from and can you match the coin to the decade?  Some coins were probably issued in over two or more decades but it should be possible to pin down which decade my coin is from by working out those at a similar time.  I'll leave this up for two weeks or so, then throw it open to the forum for answers to be posted in the thread.  So then - how many do you know?

Just to make this a little trickier still I've hidden some legends and dates, so the answers take a bit more effort than a single google search.

Good luck!

« Last Edit: April 06, 2020, 10:38:31 PM by andyg »
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2020, 10:44:15 PM »
Fine thought, andyg. Thank you!

Here's a little trick that may help ... perhaps.

Click the image with the alternative mouse button. A menu opens. Choose "Open image in new tab". Click new tab. You can click on the miniature to see the image in its full glory, centred on the place where you clicked. This works on a Mac but is not tested on a PC.

I'll throw in a prize for the first WoC member coming up with the highest number of correct answers: a neat silver 2½ gulden piece of the Netherlands.

At your catalogues!

Peter
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2020, 01:29:14 AM »

Here's a little trick that may help ... perhaps.

Click the image with the alternative mouse button. A menu opens. Choose "Open image in new tab". Click new tab. You can click on the miniature to see the image in its full glory, centred on the place where you clicked. This works on a Mac but is not tested on a PC.

Peter

Sadly no luck with a PC here is the alternative result.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2020, 07:17:31 AM »
Andyg didn't say it, so I shall:

Please do not give solutions in this thread

Send your answers to andyg in private.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2020, 07:57:46 AM »
Your challenge is to find as many as you can - I doubt anyone will get 100% - as I say something to do in the next few weeks.....
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2020, 03:54:30 PM »
Yay!

Thank you for this! This is gonna be so hard as most of it it's outside my usual interests. At first sight could only identify around 5. Will see...

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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2020, 04:55:37 PM »
Great competition. For some pieces 'terribly tricky' is an understatement.  :o

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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2020, 11:24:26 AM »
Got up to 18, but a bit stuck now. I like the great variety of the coins.

Peter
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2020, 10:13:08 PM »
This is proving as tricky as I anticipated.....

Anyone else wish to enter?

Closing date I think we'll make 23:59 April 30th but if anyone would like longer open to suggestions.
No one (so far) has each coin identified.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2020, 04:48:24 PM »
I will be submitting an entry, although I can't do squiggly blobs.  :-\

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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2020, 12:19:19 PM »
I think I found 38 of them …
Miss most of the Arabic/indians …

Won't give up just yet  ;)

Great puzzle and some amazing coins !!

Paul.

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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2020, 07:36:54 AM »
Phew!  :o

This is tougher than tough!!!  :o

30 down 23 to go. The coins are appearing in my dreams too......

Thanks for the quiz. Good way to spend time in this lockdown (extended till May 7th in my area)



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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2020, 07:19:20 PM »
This is really terrible........   :o

8 more to go and I ran out of patience  :(

Giving up  :-[ 

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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2020, 07:36:07 PM »
Know exactly how you feel …   :o

Am down to 5 ! … but no ideas anymore where to look for them  :P

Paul.

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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2020, 08:26:24 PM »
Haha. Have been stuck for last 10 days in the last few 5. No idea where to continue, so I just made a last shot and surrendered haha