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December Competition 2009
« on: December 02, 2009, 11:21:34 PM »
Here are 10 fragments of coins, stuck together to make a new type (a type yet to be listed in Krause 8))
There is a theme to these which should be reasonably obvious - also scans of most of them can also be found in various threads on this forum.

Simply PM me your answers and I will post the amount you have correct, send as many PM's with answers as you like.  The winner will be member with the first complete set of answers, or alternatively the member with most coins identified correctly.

Last entry is 20th December 2009, after which I will post the prize to the winner.


Please do not post answers in this thread

comments welcome though.

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Re: December Competition 2009
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009, 11:23:47 PM »
here is a scan of the prize....

A silver proof 50p from Alderney dated 2003

(if you ask nicely I can probably find an alternative prize if required ;D)

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Re: December Competition 2009
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2009, 08:08:01 PM »
UK Decimal+ has correctly guessed no. 2, 4, 5 and 9.

If no one else sends any guesses the coin is his.....

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Re: December Competition 2009
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2009, 11:55:40 PM »
If no one else sends any guesses the coin is his.....

Phhh. More than two weeks left for our guesses, right? ;) Nice idea, thanks for the competition and the prize!

Christian

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Re: December Competition 2009
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2009, 12:00:12 AM »
Take your time Christian, I intend getting all ten answers by the closing date  8)

Bill.
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Re: December Competition 2009
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2009, 12:20:43 AM »
I now have 4 correct guesses from Christian too....

andyg

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Re: December Competition 2009
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2009, 12:12:04 AM »
I have entries from just 4 members - anyone else want a go?
If not I'll announce the winner Saturday.

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Re: December Competition 2009
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2009, 03:27:11 PM »
Ah, you should have five guesses from me now. :)

Christian

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Re: December Competition 2009
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2009, 02:20:22 PM »
I have two complete sets of answers to this, results as promised on the 20th....

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Re: December Competition 2009
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2009, 12:47:28 AM »
As promised, albeit a bit late due to technical problems beyond my control,

Here are the scores;
10 - SpaBreda
10 - Africancoins
9 10 - UK decimal+
8 - Afrasi
5 - Chrisild
0 - everyone else >:(

before I reveal the answers - anyone want any clues?
There is a word hidden in the answers too....
« Last Edit: December 27, 2009, 07:09:42 PM by AJG »

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Re: December Competition 2009
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2009, 01:00:21 AM »
Numismatic  :D

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Re: December Competition 2009
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2009, 01:17:46 AM »
One pretty obvious clue was the coin depicted in Reply #1. It suspiciously resembles puzzle piece #7, except I did not "get" that. Oh well, I would still have been the bottom end of the list, so ... ;D

Congratulations to those who recognized more pieces, particular the two at the top!

Christian

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Re: December Competition 2009
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2009, 01:23:56 AM »
One pretty obvious clue was the coin depicted in Reply #1. It suspiciously resembles puzzle piece #7, except I did not "get" that. Oh well, I would still have been the bottom end of the list, so ... ;D

Congratulations to those who recognized more pieces, particular the two at the top!

Christian

Until I looked I'd not realised how many 7 sided coins from a country beginning with the letter 'A' there were'nt :o
So the prize ended up in the pictures....

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Re: December Competition 2009
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2009, 01:36:07 AM »
Excellent puzzle and my hat goes off to those who beat me (I got three - U, S and A :) ), so didn't bother to reply, since two people already had already scored four.)

Peter
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Re: December Competition 2009
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2009, 09:22:29 PM »
Results,

Nicaragua, 5 Cordobas
Uk, 50 Pence 1994
Madagascar 10 Ariary
Isle of Man, 50 Pence Christmas 2009
St Helena, 50 Pence
Mauritius, 10 Rupees
Alderney, 50 Pence
Tanzania, 20 Shillingi
Isle of Man, 50 Pence TT 2009
Cape Verde, 200 Escudos

As Afrasi correctly pointed out - they spell Numismatic.  Clever eh? ;D
The prize has been sent to the winner.