View Full Version : American Detectorist 5th Anniversary Contest WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Tony Two-Cent
11-04-2014, 10:06 PM
Welcome to the American Detectorist 5th Anniversary Contest!

We wanted to keep this contest simple and fun. You won't have to tax your brain too much on this one, just have fun with it!

Below is a photo of every silver coin I've ever found metal detecting. Your task: Guess how many silver coins there are. It's that simple!


1. Only one guess per person.
2. Contest is open to all members who have at least 5 posts and were a member here on or before November 3, 2014.
3. It doesn't matter if you go over, the closest guess wins.
4. In the case of a tie, the earliest guess wins.
5. Contest ends at 8:00 p.m. CST on November 11, 2014.

$50 worth of merchandise from the American Detectorist Gift Shop, plus this 1804 Draped Bust Half Cent.
JUST ADDED: First Place will also receive this 1622 1/24 Thaler Hammered Silver Coin donated by DaddyDigger!

$35 worth of merchandise from the American Detectorist Gift Shop plus this 1759 Spanish 2 Reales:

$25 worth of merchandise from the American Detectorist Gift Shop plus this 1853 Three Cent Silver "Trime":

Here is a link to the American Detectorist Gift Shop:


The value of each prize does not include shipping, so if you win the $50 prize, for example, you can buy $50 worth of merchandise and American Detectorist will cover the additional shipping cost.

Post your guesses in this thread. Best of luck!

BONUS QUESTION: Guess the face value of the coins! The person who comes closest will win a secret prize to be announced at the end of the contest!

11-04-2014, 10:12 PM
me first..........457

11-04-2014, 10:32 PM
my guess is 752 thanks for the contest


Digger Don
11-04-2014, 10:55 PM
Lets go with 679

11-05-2014, 06:30 AM
Let's go with 594....... thanks for the contest :)

Full Metal Digger
11-05-2014, 08:13 AM

Tony Two-Cent
11-05-2014, 09:39 AM
Thank you to everyone who has posted guesses so far! :yes:

We would like to see lots of participation, so keep those guesses coming!

Digger Don
11-05-2014, 09:56 AM
DANG, thats a lot of Silver Tony !!

11-05-2014, 10:29 AM
You didn't sell all this to coin shop? (obvi coin shop cuz they are always worth more than the melt). Or does the clad you find go into coinstar or bank and pay for the hobby? Lol. I'm gonna guess 608.

Lodge Scent
11-05-2014, 01:19 PM
568 silvers. That is a quite a pile Tony :loveit:

11-05-2014, 01:23 PM

11-05-2014, 02:44 PM
775 WOW now that's a pile of silver :)

11-05-2014, 04:30 PM
One thousand three hundred twenty three (1,323) :grin:

11-05-2014, 06:15 PM
I think 726

11-05-2014, 06:19 PM
I guess 870

Trooper Bri
11-05-2014, 07:20 PM
Happy 5'th anniversary, and thanks for the contest!

471 is my guess. Nice pile Tony!

11-05-2014, 07:30 PM
859 will be my guess

11-06-2014, 07:57 AM
I`m going with 454 (because it`s a big block)

11-06-2014, 08:08 AM
My guess is 503.

11-06-2014, 02:03 PM
927!! You been busy Tony!! :cool:

Tony Two-Cent
11-06-2014, 03:15 PM

I just added a bonus question to the contest!

BONUS QUESTION: Guess the face value of the coins. The person who comes the closest will win a secret prize to be announced at the end of the contest!

11-06-2014, 03:30 PM
193.60 im thinking.

11-06-2014, 04:08 PM
77.90 + 1 Real. Hoping this doesn't devalue the guess at quantity guess as per 1 guess per person.

Tony Two-Cent
11-06-2014, 04:13 PM
77.90 + 1 Real. Hoping this doesn't devalue the guess at quantity guess as per 1 guess per person.

One guess per person for the primary contest, and one guess per person for the bonus question. :thumbsup01:

I actually considered how/whether to include the 1 Real in the face value count. I was going to count it as ten cents.

Digger Don
11-06-2014, 04:13 PM
$123.45 sounds about right

11-06-2014, 04:43 PM
One guess per person for the primary contest, and one guess per person for the bonus question. :thumbsup01:

I actually considered how/whether to include the 1 Real in the face value count. I was going to count it as ten cents.

typically Spanish Silver was equal accordingly to our U.S. currency

Half real = 6 1/4 cents
1 real = 12 1/2 cents
2 real = 25 cents
4 real = 50 cents
8 real = 1 Dollar

11-06-2014, 06:45 PM
927!! You been busy Tony!! :cool:

$162.38 to go with my count of 927 :thumbsup02:

Jayson's Treasure Hunting
11-06-2014, 07:07 PM
I will say 390 silver coins....$150 face value.

11-06-2014, 07:46 PM
I'm going to say $96.80 for the face value of the coins.

11-06-2014, 08:14 PM

11-06-2014, 08:16 PM
Well Tony, it seems like were playing the price is right. I`m going to stay with the same #$454.00

11-06-2014, 08:20 PM

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11-06-2014, 08:21 PM

11-06-2014, 08:30 PM
$125 will be my quess

Trooper Bri
11-06-2014, 10:30 PM
$89.50 is my guess Tony.

Joe in Atlanta
11-07-2014, 12:47 PM

11-07-2014, 01:14 PM
nice pile!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 634 is my guess...$230 worth?

11-07-2014, 01:58 PM
1000 coins

11-07-2014, 02:56 PM
730 coins face value of $128.03

11-07-2014, 02:57 PM
927!! You been busy Tony!! :cool:

I guess 837 silver coins

with a face value of $357.95

Big John

11-07-2014, 05:59 PM
My guess 665 Holy Zocko Wow!

11-07-2014, 06:58 PM
I haven't been on for quite a long time, but it's sure good to be back. 2014 has been a word that rhymes with "itch". I won't bore you all with the details. But, here's my guess.



11-07-2014, 07:04 PM

Nitro 54
11-07-2014, 07:19 PM
888 coins

11-07-2014, 10:51 PM

11-07-2014, 11:45 PM

11-07-2014, 11:46 PM
700 coins

11-08-2014, 12:35 AM
685 coins.
$161. face value.

11-08-2014, 04:43 AM
nice stuff i say 555

11-08-2014, 08:14 AM
534 is my guess

$296.00 face

11-08-2014, 08:28 AM
615 / $201.61
Happy 5th Anniversary

11-08-2014, 09:17 AM
My guess would be 789. Thanks for the contest.

11-08-2014, 04:11 PM
i'll go with 666. Thanks

11-09-2014, 10:22 AM
Thanks for the contest

1620 silver coins for about 250.00 dollars face value


11-09-2014, 10:53 AM
650 coins with a value of $302 Thanks Tony!!

11-09-2014, 03:50 PM
My Best Guess Is :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: 487 :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

11-09-2014, 04:27 PM
My Best Guess Is :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: 487 :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

And A Dollar Value of $94.70

11-09-2014, 08:45 PM
348 coins and the face value is $215.75

11-10-2014, 08:20 AM
468 .....

11-10-2014, 04:04 PM
My guess is 462

Restoring Your Finds
11-10-2014, 06:15 PM
I'll go with 468 for a face value of $64.65...

Tony Two-Cent
11-10-2014, 07:35 PM
ANOTHER PRIZE HAS JUST BEEN ADDED: First Place will also receive this 1622 1/24 Thaler Hammered Silver Coin donated by DaddyDigger!


Thanks to everyone who has entered the contest so far! Nobody has guessed the exact number of silver coins nor the exact face value yet, so if you haven't entered yet there is still a chance you could win if you post your guesses! ONLY ONE DAY LEFT!

11-10-2014, 08:04 PM

Digger Don
11-11-2014, 08:43 AM
12 hours, 17 minutes and counting.

11-11-2014, 11:23 AM
$111.50 total value

11-11-2014, 04:39 PM
The winning # is 616 :crossfingers:

wisconsin digger
11-11-2014, 06:32 PM
552 with a value of $78.55. Wisconsin Digger

Tony Two-Cent
11-11-2014, 09:03 PM
The contest has now ended!

Thanks for your participation everyone!

Winners to be announced in a few minutes!

Tony Two-Cent
11-11-2014, 09:16 PM
The total number of silver coins in the photo is 718

The total face value of the coins is $88.50

2 Half Dimes
27 War Nickels
593 Dimes
81 Quarters
15 Halves

First prize with a guess of 726 silver coins goes to DiggerAl

Second prize with a guess of 730 silver coins goes to SafariScott

Third prize with a guess of 685 silver coins goes to Moresound

The bonus prize with a guess of $89.50 goes to Trooper Bri

Congrats to all the winners from the American Detectorist staff!

11-11-2014, 09:42 PM
OMG Thank you so much! And thanks DaddyDigger for adding the 1/24 Thaler. This and the 1804 half cent will be the prizes of my collection. Thanks American Detectorist and Tony-Two Cent for having this contest.

Full Metal Digger
11-11-2014, 09:49 PM
Congrats to the winners! Well done all. Trooper Bri only missed the total by $1! Outstanding.

11-11-2014, 10:01 PM
Hey this was fun!
Congratulations to the winners...

Digger Don
11-11-2014, 10:05 PM
This was a great contest with lots of participation. Thanks for having it.
Congrats to all the winners.

Trooper Bri
11-11-2014, 10:19 PM
Wow, that is a LOT of silver dug Tony.

Thank you very much! I've enjoyed my 1'st 6 months of detecting with you guys. A fantastic site and community to support it. :notworthy:

11-11-2014, 11:02 PM
That was fun thanks Tony and American Detectorist for the contest and GREAT forum..... Congrats to all the winners

Ill Digger
11-11-2014, 11:29 PM
Way to go Al!!! :clapping:
Congrats to all the winners!!! :congrats:
It was great to see so many members participate in the American Detectorist 5th Anniversary Contest!! :thumbsup01:

It was awfully nice of Daddydigger to pitch in the 1/24 Thaler kicker prize too!
Just gos to show what a great community of detectorists we have here at AD! :perfect10:

11-12-2014, 06:03 AM
Congrats to all the winners. It was great to see how many members participated and the prizes were just fantastic.

Restoring Your Finds
11-12-2014, 07:05 AM
Congrats to the winners. No regrets, I was far off !

11-12-2014, 08:17 AM
Thank you Tony for hosting and putting up prizes for this contest :clapping:
DaddyDigger (Dave) for also contributing a very nice silver thaler prize :clapping:

to American Detectorist , Angie & Angel for prizes :clapping:

and to everyone that enjoys and participates here on the forum , its you who make this a fun place to hang out , thanks all !!:clapping::notworthy:

Congrats on the winners!!

Tony Two-Cent
11-12-2014, 08:20 AM
Here are the secret bonus prizes that will go to Trooper Bri for winning the second part of the contest:

Two really nice Barber Dimes and an American Detectorist hat.



11-12-2014, 10:04 AM
Gaahh. All those dimes. About 100 off and about $10 low on price. Congrats Al, Scott, More, and Bri. Good contest. :crossfingers: For the next one.

Fire Fighter 43
11-12-2014, 12:18 PM
Congrats to all the winners. :grouphug::grouphug:Here's to many more years of AD.

11-12-2014, 02:30 PM
Face value of the coins I would guess is 372.50

11-12-2014, 02:33 PM
i guess my last stab was a bit off and too late. Congratulations to all the winners!

11-12-2014, 04:20 PM
Well, I guess I'll have to try harder next time. Nice contest. Fun to look at this Forum especially today when it's -2 deg F. in Aurora, CO. Yuk!


Trooper Bri
11-12-2014, 08:03 PM
Alright, my silver count for 2014 got a nice kick in the pants, and a hat in my favorite color!

Thanks again guys, and thanks to DaddyDigger for putting up that sweet hammered silver.

11-12-2014, 08:08 PM
I think face value is 237.60. Thanks

wagon wheel
11-12-2014, 09:21 PM
congrats and thanks!