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Offline chrisild

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Re: December competition 2020
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2021, 11:42:35 PM »
Cool quiz again, thank you, Andy! And I think I had two answers or good guesses, or one and a half or so, thus chickened out. ;)

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Re: December competition 2020
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2021, 01:15:09 AM »
It was certainly more than meets the eye this time round. Just when I thought I had it in the bag, I had to go back to the drawing board, not once, not twice... but three times. The last one was the trickiest by far as I convinced myself it was Arabic script rather than a rim design

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Re: December competition 2020
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2021, 07:29:02 PM »
Thanks for holding the competition again. It was not more difficult than other years. The Australian piece I thought it was South American.

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Re: December competition 2020
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2021, 11:23:17 PM »
A neat challenge as always, thanks Andy.  :)

Normally I know one or two immediately, but none this year. I got to 6 fairly quickly but it took me days to progress further from there until I found another, cracked the code and found the last.

Great fun.  ;D

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Re: December competition 2020
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2021, 12:21:05 AM »
Malj1 gave me the numbers - 8 6 5 2 4 3 7 1

Chrisild allocated each set of answers a number as follows,

mmiguel - 3
spabreda - 7
fosseway - 4
bart - 1
quaziright - 2
velind - 8
africancoins - 6
mrbadexample - 5

So first is 8 - Velind,
second is 6 - africancoins
third is 5 - mrbadexample

I will be in touch, as usual everyone else will get a small prize for entering....

All that remains is the question -
why do some countries use such unusual denominations.....?

From a snow covered, wind swept and locked-down (UK) Midlands a happy new year to everyone, and hopefully 2021 will be a better year for all.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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Re: December competition 2020
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2021, 07:20:40 AM »
Congratulations to all participants! Since everything is different in 2020, I am throwing in a COVID-19 prize for one of the incomplete answers as encouragement.

As for the funny denominations, the one for Surinam is IIRC linked to a bungled process to take off two zeroes from the local denomination.

Apparently, you were not dreaming of a white Christmas, andyg. I have a lot of sympathy for that thought. My standard solution is to find a way to turn a negative turn of events into an opportunity. In this case, I can recommend a slight overdose of mulled wine to combat the blues ... uhh ... whites. :D

Peter
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Re: December competition 2020
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2021, 10:13:45 AM »
Nice & interesting completion every year. Every year I look at the images & wonder how will anyone guess these coins, its so tough for me to guess even one! I guess I need to increase my global coins knowledge more now.  ;) :)

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Re: December competition 2020
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2021, 04:26:13 PM »
As for "snow covered", we do not have that pesky white stuff around here ;D but lots of people are on day trips to the Sauerland for example, the Harz, or other areas where there is snow. Not a good idea these days ...

... but I am happy to see that quite a few members did have good ideas here, and are among the competition winners. Congrats everybody! And an extra Thank You to Peter for the extra prize. :)

Christian

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Re: December competition 2020
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2021, 05:31:58 PM »
Congratulations to the winners and 3 cheers for Andyg!

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Re: December competition 2020
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2021, 05:01:23 AM »
I would like to give my heartfelt thanks to Figleaf for the wonderful prize I received a couple days ago. It’s a 10euro commemorating the Konstanzer Konzil which I will be looking forward to reading up on over the weekend

Again, a wonderful tradition from andyg that made 2020 end on a good note, atleast for me!

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Re: December competition 2020
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2021, 09:32:12 PM »
Prize plus bonuses received with thanks today.

Thank you for your generosity.  ;D

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Re: December competition 2020
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2021, 01:54:54 PM »
I received the present for taking part in the competition today. Many thanks! I look forward to the next edition.
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Re: December competition 2020
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2021, 12:41:54 AM »
I received 2 lovely coins today from Andyg, Christmas 2021 came early!

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Re: December competition 2020
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2021, 02:08:40 PM »
Thank you AndyG!!!

Received three beautiful coins today   ;D