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Topic: Contest: Guess that coin
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Nov 9, 2005 01:17PM)
I still have the first silver dollar coin that I ever did sleights with. It was given to me by my father. If anyone can guess which coin it is, they will win a small prize. A set of 5 solid silver dollar size Chinese coins will be awarded to the first person who correctly identifies that coin. Include the name of the coin and the date. The name is more important than the date but include the date as well. I'll give some hints:
[b]Hint #1 20th century coin[/b]
[b]Hint #2 lady on face[/b]
Message: Posted by: Review King (Nov 9, 2005 01:37PM)
1935 Teresa Cafarelli Peace Dollar?
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Nov 9, 2005 01:40PM)
Wrong lady, right decade
Message: Posted by: Review King (Nov 9, 2005 02:16PM)
This is quite a puzzle!
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Nov 9, 2005 02:18PM)
IM searching for it but gets no Luck. AARRGGHH!! Sorry Magichris. Not much to do untill my wallet gets here right. LOL
Message: Posted by: Review King (Nov 9, 2005 02:19PM)
Bebe Daniels?
Message: Posted by: Jaz (Nov 9, 2005 02:25PM)
1932 Peace Silver Dollar
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Nov 9, 2005 02:31PM)
1930 Standing Liberty
Message: Posted by: Richard Tremblay (Nov 9, 2005 02:32PM)
1939 Canadian Silver Dollar
Message: Posted by: Corey Harris (Nov 9, 2005 02:33PM)
1921 morgan silver dollar?
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Nov 9, 2005 02:38PM)
1934 Silver Peace Dollar
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Nov 9, 2005 02:38PM)
[b]Hint #3 No reeded edge milling [/b]
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Nov 9, 2005 02:41PM)
Ok lost me there. Im fairly new with coins.
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Nov 9, 2005 02:51PM)
The coin does not have any of the usual edge indentations that magicians find useful for holding the coin in Classic Palm.
Message: Posted by: APC (Nov 9, 2005 03:04PM)
Susan b anthony?
Message: Posted by: benscholz99 (Nov 9, 2005 03:22PM)
[quote]
On 2005-11-09 15:33, Corey Harris wrote:
1921 morgan silver dollar?
[/quote]

Larry already said the decade was the 30's, lol.

Ben
Message: Posted by: rtclark (Nov 9, 2005 03:26PM)
The granite lady

Travis
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Nov 9, 2005 03:39PM)
[b] Hint # 4[/b] The word "God" is engraved on the coin but not "In God We Trust"
Message: Posted by: Laffski (Nov 9, 2005 03:44PM)
Maybe we're in the wrong century with our guesses. Is it a 1836 Gobrecht silver dollar?

Laffski
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Nov 9, 2005 03:48PM)
[b]Hint #5[/b] The coin is exactly the size of a Morgan or Peace Silver Dollar and was a real circulated coin (not a commemorative coin).
...Check the 2nd and 3rd posting to learn the decade.
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Nov 9, 2005 03:50PM)
1935 Walking Liberty.
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Nov 9, 2005 03:52PM)
Too small. Think silver dollar size coin.
Message: Posted by: Jaz (Nov 9, 2005 03:53PM)
"silver dollar coin..."

Guess: 1935 Teresa Cafarelli Peace Dollar?
"Wrong lady, right decade"
Decade: 1930-1939.
Lady on the face.

"No reeded edge milling."

Curiouser and curiouser. :)
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Nov 9, 2005 03:56PM)
Is it an American coin?
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Nov 9, 2005 04:12PM)
I give up for now. My eyes hurt.
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Nov 9, 2005 04:21PM)
[b]Hint #6[/b] My father was a Forward Artillary Observer during WWII calling in coordinates from very dangerous locations.
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Nov 9, 2005 04:30PM)
Is it a 1932 Polish "Liberty Personification" coin. (10 Zlotych)
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Nov 9, 2005 04:41PM)
Vandy,
Very good guess but incorrect.
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Nov 9, 2005 04:42PM)
Rats, well I gotta get going, good luck guys!
Message: Posted by: Review King (Nov 9, 2005 04:51PM)
Larry,great puzzle!!!
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Nov 9, 2005 05:10PM)
[b]Hint #7[/b] There are 4 stars on this coin, but not on the front and not on the back.
Message: Posted by: Brian Roberts (Nov 9, 2005 05:15PM)
1932 Latvian 5 Lati - just a guess.

Brian
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Nov 9, 2005 05:27PM)
Pretty good guess Brian but incorrect.
[b]Hint #8[/b] A motto on this coin is also on a new Euro from this country.
Message: Posted by: therntier (Nov 9, 2005 05:33PM)
Indian Head Eagle? I'm done guessing.
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Nov 9, 2005 06:50PM)
Someone [b]will[/b] win the contest. Keep on guessing. More hints to come.
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Nov 9, 2005 06:57PM)
Jesus still no one.
Message: Posted by: Review King (Nov 9, 2005 07:19PM)
[quote]
On 2005-11-09 19:57, paisa23 wrote:
Jesus still no one.
[/quote]

Jesus IS the one!!!
Message: Posted by: Jordini (Nov 9, 2005 07:34PM)
1930 B Great Britain Silver 1 Dollar
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Nov 9, 2005 07:34PM)
Yes you are right He IS the one. But I was refering to the coin.i cant find it. Best of luck fellas. Ok wait so did we get an answer on it being an american coin?
Message: Posted by: APC (Nov 9, 2005 07:56PM)
1938 five star nonfrontback coin


HUh...Huh...

no
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Nov 9, 2005 08:02PM)
And we have another loser.
[b] Hint #9[/b] very rich woman
Message: Posted by: Paul Chosse (Nov 9, 2005 08:59PM)
Swedish Silver Kroner with Lady Mountbatten on it...
Message: Posted by: Review King (Nov 9, 2005 10:11PM)
[quote]
On 2005-11-09 21:59, Paul Chosse wrote:
Swedish Silver Kroner with Lady Mountbatten on it...
[/quote]

If Paul doesn't know, no one does!
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Nov 10, 2005 06:28AM)
Very good guess Paul,
[b]Hint #10[/b] Minted in 1938, Royal Coat of Arms on back of coin
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Nov 10, 2005 06:43AM)
[quote]
On 2005-11-09 14:17, Larry Barnowsky wrote:
I still have the first silver dollar coin that I ever did sleights ...[/quote]

Dollars are US currency. Sweden is part of the US?
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Nov 10, 2005 07:41AM)
[b]Hint #11[/b]The last US silver dollar minted in the 1930s was 1935. The date of this coin is 1938. The folks guessing European coins are getting close. The dictionary has a broader definition of dollar.
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Nov 10, 2005 08:05AM)
[b]1938 Queen Wilhelmina[/b]
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Nov 10, 2005 08:49AM)
I guess we could go back to the Spanish Milled Dollar (piece of 8) or Thaller if you want.
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Nov 10, 2005 09:02AM)
I'm only 26 fellas. LOL I can't find this thing...
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Nov 10, 2005 09:30AM)
[b]WE HAVE A WINNER.[/b] Paisa23 hit a homerun. As soon as I can find out what iceberg, I mean address, he is at, I'll send him the 5 Silver Dollar size solid Chinese coins. Those of you who want one of these coins will have to buy my book to get one. One coin comes with each book for Café members only.
...My coin is the silver 2 1/2 Guilder from Netherlands minted in 1938. On the face is Koningin (koningin means queen) Wilhelmina and on the back a royal coat of arms. Along the rim of the coin are 4 stars and the phrase "GOD ZIJ MET ONS" which means "God is with us." This motto is on the new 2 Euro coin from Netherlands. At one time the queen became the richest woman in the world by her ownership in Royal Dutch Petroleum (Shell). My father (88 years old) who was in The Battle of The Bulge in WWII brought this coin home with him as a souvenir. I’ve put it to good use.
...Here's a link to photos of a similar 1939 2 1/2 Guilder being sold on Ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1939-Netherlands-2-1-2-Guilden_W0QQitemZ8349954720QQcategoryZ45154QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Thanks to all who participated in this contest.
Larry
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Nov 10, 2005 09:44AM)
WOW "they like me they really like me" that was a good contest and believe me I had no idea that I wouldve won.
Message: Posted by: Review King (Nov 10, 2005 11:39AM)
Paisa, we love ya!! Good job!

Larry, great contest, [b]brilliant[/b] marketing!!!

You rock!!!

Chris
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Nov 10, 2005 11:49AM)
[quote]
On 2005-11-10 10:30, Larry Barnowsky wrote:
[b]WE HAVE A WINNER.[/b] Paisa23 hit a homerun.
[/quote]

Yeah but he had three strikes against him already!! ;) LOL Nice work Paisa. Thanks Larry, that was fun.
Message: Posted by: Jordini (Nov 10, 2005 01:17PM)
Darn. I really wanted those too. Hey paisa, I'll trade you my E2 for your coins. Hahaha.
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Nov 10, 2005 01:20PM)
That will leave me with the Ultamite EE-4 . You don't even KNOW how HIGH I can get with that one. Angel and Icarus watch out. Thanks though.
It was hard though. Tooke me all day and last night to even guess that one.
Message: Posted by: llsouder (Nov 10, 2005 04:16PM)
Hey! You better check some of his post in the "penny for your thoughts" forum!!!!!! How can a contest be fair with all these magicians and mind readers participating???!?!?! Foul! Foul! Foul! I think he cold read you!

And Paisa23, even though you probably already know I am going to type this, I will do it anyway:
CONGRATS!
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Nov 10, 2005 06:16PM)
It's fortunate for Paisa23 that Leonard Koning (leko) my good friend from the Netherlands didn't participate in this contest. I think someone whose last name means "king" in dutch would figure out that the koningin (queen) on the coin was Wilhelmina. :)
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Nov 10, 2005 06:43PM)
Well then yeah lucky for me.
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Nov 11, 2005 06:44AM)
No luck involved at all Paisa23. It was pure skill, cunning, logical deduction, precise analysis, and the work of a brilliant mind. Your coins were mailed out today.
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Nov 11, 2005 05:14PM)
Thank you very much..