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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2020, 11:22:43 PM »
There are 10 squiggly blobs, so I am (fairly) happy only to have failed on 9. That's one better than I expected.   :-\

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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2020, 06:55:09 PM »
Competition closes end of today,
Last orders please :)

I'll publish the results when I get home from work tomorrow.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2020, 09:46:19 PM »
Whilst nobody has the full set I now have correct identifications for each coin from someone,  so I've not caught you out by finding something unidentifiable >:(
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2020, 12:08:25 AM »
Whilst nobody has the full set I now have correct identifications for each coin from someone,  so I've not caught you out by finding something unidentifiable >:(

Well, you caught us all out individually. As a collective, I think that would prove tough on WOC.  ;)

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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2020, 08:40:22 AM »
Whilst nobody has the full set I now have correct identifications for each coin from someone,  so I've not caught you out by finding something unidentifiable >:(

That is very satisfactory. WoC pretends to cover all numismatics and here we have evidence that we can more than (think of the red spots) live up to that expectation at a minimum for coins of the last three centuries.

Congratulations to andyg for coming up with another Great Game, to the individual participants for accepting the Coin Challenge and to the group of participants for using their hobby, knowledge and experience to resists the Vicious Virus. You are all winners.

Peter
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2020, 08:23:23 PM »
The top four are as follows (hopefully my counting is good)....

Mrbadexample minus 9 points.
Velind minus 8 points
mmiguel minus 4 points
and Spabreda on minus 2 points

So the winner is Spabreda :)
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2020, 08:47:27 PM »
Congratulations!!

I had absolutely no clue on the 'arab-script' coins (1, 31 and 46). Guessed they were Indian states or something similar, but absolutely no clue.

However, never found coin 51 which apparently didn't look too complicated!!

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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2020, 09:47:40 PM »
However, never found coin 51 which apparently didn't look too complicated!!

Took me a long, long time that one.

Congratulations Spabreda, to get all bar two is incredible.  :)

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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2020, 09:49:35 PM »
These coins should be titled "a few coins from unusual issuers*"  (*with a few exceptions)
The modern coins in general presented no problems... it's not until we get back further that things get terribly tricky.

So in date order...

The 2020's.

A US state quarter from the National Park series for American Samoa.
Why did I choose this one?  Is it because bats are topical at the moment?  No, it's because I received it in change here in the UK for a 10 pence coin a few weeks ago :)
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2020, 09:54:21 PM »
And I guess not so many circulating coins have been issued in 2020!

Together with the ones I missed, I found so hard to find number 8. Completely misleading coin and date. Randomly appeared while searching, but I would have never guessed where it was from.

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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2020, 09:58:54 PM »
The 2010's

This is a 50 cent from Andorra.
Andorra issued it's first coins in the early 1980's but these were collector coins and it wasn't until 2014 that circulation coins were issued.  They are of course tricky to find in your change so I though a good contender for this competition.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2020, 10:07:35 PM »
The 2000's

A coin from Libya, a quarter dinar.
Quite a minimalist design I think and the date uses an odd system which caused Krause some confusion as they initially placed these in the wrong catalogue. 1369 corresponds to 2001 of course, but these ended up in the 1901-2000 catalogue.  So even the experts find these tricky coins tricky ;D
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2020, 10:24:56 PM »
The 1990's

A 200 Lire from the Vatican.
Quite an out of character design when taken in isolation.  I wondered if it would be found tricky.
Part of a series of coins for 1992 called "Christian Vision".  Also unusual as the date is in Roman numerals,  I always wonder why this tradition didn't carry on to the Euro coin series.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2020, 10:37:33 PM »
The 1980's

A 50 Bipkwele from Equatorial Guinea.
These were either issued in small quantities or not issued for general circulation, the gentleman on the back is Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who is still dictating today some 40 years later.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2020, 10:57:34 PM »
The 1970's

Mozambique 1975 50 Centimos.
I always wondered about the font used on this for "centimos" looks fairly modern even now.
These were of course never issued for circulation, but large enough quantities escaped for them to be not all that tricky to find.  Except the 2½ Meticais which I never have found.  The "ears" are Cashew nuts apparently.
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