View Full Version : August's contest challenge

07-31-2012, 12:54 PM
Hello all ,
this is the August Contest Challenge and is open to any forum member with atleast 10 posts and has been a member for atleast 10 days ...
it will last until August 27th , 5pm eastern time
only one guess is allowed by each member

good luck all and this is your August challenge if you choose to accept it :eyebrow:

here is the challenge ...
in this first picture is a gathering of buttons i've recovered metal detecting in the last 2 1/2 years :shocked01: :twirlingeyes: , your job is to tell how me many buttons there are without going over the actual number :thinkingabout: . these buttons are of all types (1-piece , 2-piece and a few 3-piece) and from the very large to very small , there is one picture with a size reference that shows one of the larger and smaller buttons in the pile with a walking liberty half dollar.

here are some closeups of the button areas





the prizes

remember the member with the guess closest to the correct number of buttons without going over will the win this main prize
and no its not all the buttons lol rofl rofl
the main prize is a very nice an atleast XF or better 1921 Morgan silver dollar :loveit: :drool:



but i do have a consolation prize :happydance01: for the next member who guessed closest (over or under the correct number)... :cheering: :cheering:
a very nice XF Civil War era 1863 Army & Navy patriotic token



if a forum member just so happens to guess the correct number of buttons :omg: :happy: he or she will also win this dumb luck prize in addition :shocked03: :shocked03: to the morgan silver dollar .
an 1821 Spanish Mill dollar (8 reale) :smitten: :smitten:



again best of luck to the members (AD Staff included of course :grouphug:)

07-31-2012, 02:03 PM
:omg: Wow these are great prizes Dan!!! Very creative contest- thanks :clapping:

Let's see.... I'll have to ponder this one a bit :yes: August 27th is quite aways away!

07-31-2012, 02:21 PM
:omg: Wow these are great prizes Dan!!! Very creative contest- thanks :clapping:

Let's see.... I'll have to ponder this one a bit :yes: August 27th is quite aways away!

Del, outstanding job on putting this contest together. I see that Tana guessed 27, that was the only number I saw in her post rofl.

I am going to have to guess, after reading all of your past posts rofl......


07-31-2012, 03:35 PM
I am going to have to guess, after reading all of your past posts rofl......


lol I thought about that ... going through his past 2 1/2 yrs of posts and counting them. I betcha Dan has posted most of those buttons! That would sure be a lot of work wouldn't it... Kinda desperate... rofl

Okay smarty pants Al -I'll go ahead and guess:

1,037 buttons |:cheering:

07-31-2012, 04:58 PM
That is an :shocked04: number of buttons.

I'm guessing 917 buttons then.

Jeff (or)
07-31-2012, 05:39 PM
Great contest, I'll put my guess in at 963. :cool: :thinkingabout:

07-31-2012, 06:13 PM
WOW Dan, AWESOME collection of buttons :perfect10: I was going to say 1,000,000 before I got a look at the photo. :cheesysmile: My final answer is 2257 :beerbuddy:

Tony Two-Cent
07-31-2012, 07:02 PM
Thanks for the great contest, Dan!

My guess = 2940

07-31-2012, 08:34 PM
nice contest I'll guess 969 thanks

08-01-2012, 06:59 AM
Awesome contest! - 1389

08-01-2012, 07:44 AM
I'll say 572

08-01-2012, 08:07 AM
im going for 1412

08-01-2012, 04:52 PM
625 will be my quess dennis

08-01-2012, 06:10 PM
Nice collection...: 2500

08-03-2012, 12:01 PM
anyone else up for the challenge :eyebrow: lets keep them guesses comming people :yes:

08-03-2012, 07:30 PM
Great contest Dan, I'm winning with 487 er i mean going with 487 lol

08-04-2012, 03:16 PM
Im gonna say .... 512

Fire Fighter 43
08-04-2012, 04:42 PM
My guess is 1099, thanks for doing this. |:cheering:

08-04-2012, 09:50 PM
:wow: What a collection!

:yes: Great contest... It's very nice of you!

:thinkingabout:Let me think...

:eyebrow: Difficult to count... I can see at least four hundreds of them at the first look... And it seems that there's a lot in the middle nder the top layer...

:interesting: My guess... There is [size=36pt]689 buttons on that picture! :yes:

Daniel <;)

08-08-2012, 08:30 AM
700 Thank you Dan!

08-08-2012, 11:03 AM
Great idea... This is fun. My guess is 1821 buttons.

08-11-2012, 10:54 AM
only eighteen participants so far to accept the challenge :confused: come on now peeps i'm not asking for your credit card numbers :grin: , or to help me move ;) or even to give a pint of blood lol rofl just a simple guess (i promise its painless ) :wow: as to how many buttons you think is there in the picture and a chance to win (one or two of the) coins/token listed above ( no strings attached ). :happy: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :happy:

remember deadline is monday Aug.27th 5pm eastern time.


08-12-2012, 05:08 AM
:interesting: Hey are all those buttons ? I think I see an Ox Knob in there. How about one hint? How big is the table or whatever you have them on ? ::usaflag::
I'll have to think a little longer :interesting:

Good luck everyone ! I offered a few prizes of my own for more place winners but Dan hasn't replied back yet. Maybe the top 6 or so top guesses.

foundation hunter
08-12-2012, 06:45 PM
1,470 buttons.

08-14-2012, 08:37 PM

08-15-2012, 08:59 AM
:interesting: Ok I've had a few days to think and there's no doubt, there's alot of buttons there. Knowing Dan I'm guessing there's a special number there that has a meaning to something. I had a couple numbers and I've been torn between two guesses but now I'm ready.
[size=1:crazy:t] I'm Guessing 1,812 Buttons

08-16-2012, 09:32 PM
1965 buttons.dang dude that's a colonial crapload of buttons!

Ill Digger
08-17-2012, 11:49 PM
dang dude that's a colonial crapload of buttons!
<} rofl Yeah it is! I'm sure yours ain't much smaller than that either! 8/ :envious: lol

Nice contest Dan-O thumbsup01 Thanks for putting it together |:confused:) I like Sal's line of thinking! :yes:
But I think I''ll go with 682. Why? :thinkingabout: I don't know. You said guess. So I'm guessing :dontknow: lol

08-18-2012, 12:30 PM
Okay here's my guess.....1,562.

08-19-2012, 10:11 PM
Wow 231 views! I think we like contests around here :clapping:

Hey Dan, I already guessed earlier, so don't put me down for 231 lol Definately more buttons than that...

08-21-2012, 11:09 AM
theres about a week left to guess people , lets see some more guesses before this ends.

08-21-2012, 09:53 PM
|:cheering: Thanks Digger. I just figured I'd just pick a War year and go with it .

08-26-2012, 11:22 AM
Are you having fun counting all those (1,037) buttons Dan? lol

08-26-2012, 11:59 AM
Thanks for the contest. And with my 10th post to qualify, I choose [size=1:crazy:t]872 Buttons. Either way, I just found my 1st button a couple days ago, so I'm on my way to catching you :grin:. Good Luck all.

08-26-2012, 05:16 PM
Thanks for the contest. And with my 10th post to qualify, I choose [size=1:crazy:t]872 Buttons. Either way, I just found my 1st button a couple days ago, so I'm on my way to catching you :grin:. Good Luck all.

lol what kind of button was it?
Usually I dread the last day of Aug. as it is the beginning of the school year. Teaching isn't bad , but summer break is happydance02 :happydance01: <: :happy: :beerbuddy: :yes:......but.....this year I am soooo excited for August to end so I can win the prize!!! Hooorayyyy Dannnnn!

08-26-2012, 09:58 PM
its official
[size=1:crazy:t]there is less than 24 hours left to take the challenge

08-27-2012, 09:37 AM
Are you having fun counting all those (1,037) buttons Dan? lol

Is this some sort of subliminal suggestion:huh::huh::huh:thinkingabout:?

08-27-2012, 06:51 PM
well the time has come to see who did well :cheering: :cheering: at the August Contest Challenge and who did just plain awful \:[ \:[

the correct number of buttons was .....

first i'd like to say thanks to all who thought i was a button finding god and guessed i had 1200 , 1500 or even 2500 buttons found in only 2 1/2 years. :embarrassed: :embarrassed: thank you all .

but the correct number of buttons was ...

secondly , i'd like to thanks all who were brave enough to take this challenge and participate it really meant a lot to me as well as the forum.

now to the moment ...

the correct number of buttons was....

:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:[size=36pt]649 :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

which means ...
Pokie was the was closest without going over with his guess of 625 :happy: well done sir you won the 1921 Morgan silver dollar please pm me with your address so i can get that off to you Dennis |:cheering: |:cheering:

the next closest to the number ( remember over or under) was ...
Ill Digger with his guess of 682 and wins the conselation prize the 1863 Civil war era patriotic Army&Navy token Tim just pm me you address and i'll get that off to you sir.

since no one guessed the correct number the Spanish milled 8 reale dollar will be held onto until another day. thanks all to the participants and congratulations to Dennis and Tim .HH to all.


08-27-2012, 07:55 PM
Awsome contest Dan and big gratz to the winners. I was way off with my number 8/

Tony Two-Cent
08-27-2012, 08:49 PM
Congrats to Dennis and Tim! :clapping:

I should win the doofus prize for being the furthest off! lol

08-27-2012, 10:01 PM
:congrats: to the winners Dennis & Tim. |:cheering:

08-27-2012, 10:13 PM
:congrats: Congrats to the winners!!!

Thank you a lot Dan for this contest!

Daniel [attachimg=1]

P.S. : You know what, I did count at least 423 buttons on the pictures... :yes: I had few minutes to look at the picture :cheesysmile: ...And I tried to guess how much were under that top layer... I was a bit to high :-\ 40 over :crying02:

08-28-2012, 06:14 AM
Congrats to Dennis and Tim for winning and a big congrats to Tony for actually guessing more than me.

08-28-2012, 06:50 AM
Awesome contest Dan! congrats to the winners! I was way off.

08-28-2012, 02:27 PM
:clapping: Congrats to Dennis and Tim! :cheering:

Thanks Dan for the fun contest :perfect10:

dave in iowa
08-28-2012, 10:03 PM
Ill say 1250 oooops guess i was a little late , ill pay more attention next time

08-30-2012, 12:17 PM
:wow: I must be going crazy !! I thought I posted something here. Oh well must be the whatever I have. I also want to congrat's all the winners.
I gave Dan a proposal to help out or run the next one. I'd like to contribute some items and also have some ideas for future Contests. I don't know how many people participated, but I'd like to see everyone win at least something. It would run like Dan's except there would either be a longer list of winners . You would have closest to, 2nd closet 2, Exact number with the addition of either 3rd,4th, 5th ect. or a bunch of randoms for playing ( much smaller prizes of course) plus one other I can't mention. It doesn't even have to be buttons. It can be Coins or any other items . I'm trying to work out the details with him this week.
The reason I like this is because I went to a hunt several years ago and they did a raffle. There were a group of big prizes and then they just keep calling numbers until everyone won something. It may have just been a 1920 wheatie I won, but I at least felt good getting something and everyone else felt the same. I think this would be great and each month another member would donate some items and so on an so forth. It would be a way of giving back for each other helping each other with items they are stumped on, Congrat's posts, tips on MD'ing etc....
This Forum is the best I've belonged to and contests like this can only make it better. I was away from it for a long time with health problems but even though I don't get out as much as some of you , I still enjoy seeing the finds and it's been really therapuetic for my recovery.
So, what does everyone think? Give me some feedback. I already pitched my idea to Dan but I want to see what the members think.
Thanks everyone, I hope it works out. |:cheering:

08-31-2012, 06:31 AM
i think that you have a great idea being the winner of dels last contest i can say that your idea of everybody getting something would create a lot more participation and that is what belonging to a group like ours is all about dennis

08-31-2012, 11:14 AM
Thanks for replying. I Just hope it's not too far fetched of an idea, especially if we have too many participating. So, we may have to make some limit on the amount of winners. The cost of the Stamps alone could be an issue especially if we have say over 50 participants and the lower prizes are only worth a couple dollars. But, I think we can at least expand the amount more than just a few winners. I'm still waiting for a reply from Dan.
On the otherhand, if everyone agrees to take turns with holding a monthly Contest and Donating items, it just may balance out. I guess it depends on how many people participate and like my ideas.

Ill Digger
09-01-2012, 09:25 PM
|:confused:) |:confused:) |:confused:) |:confused:) |:confused:) |:confused:) |:confused:) |:confused:) |:confused:) [size=36pt]Thanks Dan!! |:confused:) |:confused:) |:confused:) |:confused:) |:confused:) |:confused:) |:confused:) |:confused:) |:confused:)

It showed up in the mail yesterday!! I took them to work with me today to show some of the guys! They were like... :shocked01: :shocked04:
And so was I! :yes:
Thanks again for the great contest and great prizes! thumbsup01

09-06-2012, 12:57 PM
Hi everyone. Just thought I would keep you all up to date. Having not participated in any of the Contests before this last one, I was not aware that each contest was the sole Owners of the Contest. Being a Man of my word however, I will still hold a September Contest anyway. That's the GOOD news. The BAD news is I will ONLY be able to offer a TOP PRIZE AND 5 ADDITIONAL PRIZES. I hope this still encourages others to hold their &quot:daydream:WN contest each month in a Rotational Fashion.

I will post the Name of the Game, the RULES and finally the Best for Last, THE PRIZES. I WILL DO THIS THIS WEEKEND.

Thank You For Reading This And I Hope Everyone Participates. If NOT, the better the chances for the ones that do. >8)

Just Joking. Seriously PLEASE participate, I'm sure the Prizes will help you to do that after you see what I have to offer. What do I have ?? :omg: Oh yea now I remember. Must Be the Neuro -Lymes.
Thanks Again. 2cental