View Full Version : April 2011 Silver Coin Contest

04-01-2011, 07:49 AM
The following contest is being sponsored by the forum administrators.

All current American Detectorist members and new members who actively participate in the forum are eligible to submit entries. The American Detectorist staff is ineligible to participate.

The contest starts on April 5th. It will be composed of three stages:

1) Entry Stage - April 5th through April 22nd

2) Finds Stage - April 23rd and until a moderator finds ten silver coins

3) Winners Determined Stage


During the Entry Stage (April 5th through April 22nd), submit a guess as to what you believe will be the combination of types and dates of the first ten silver coins that are found by a moderator during the Finds Stage of the contest.

Guessing which moderator will make ten silver coin finds during the Finds Stage of the contest is not part of the requirement. It will simply be the first moderator to make ten silver coin finds that will determine which lot of coins will be used to select the winners.

Moderator finds will be individually tracked. Moderator finds will not be combined to determine a winner. Only the finds of the first moderator to accumulate ten silver coins during the Finds Stage of the contest will be used to determine the winners.

Only individual coins and coins spills are counted toward the ten coin total; cache finds are excluded. Dateless coins will not count.

The following is an example of how entries should be submitted:

1891 Seated Dime
1910 Barber Dime
1944 Mercury Dime
1944 Mercury Dime
1952 Roosevelt Dime
1964 Roosevelt Dime
1912 Barber Quarter
1928 Standing Liberty Quarter
1945 Washington Quarter
1944 Walking Liberty Half


Stage One - Entry Stage

Period during which members submit their guesses. Duplicate dates and coin types are allowed on individual member entries (see above example). The finds do not have to be in the order guessed. Entries will be accepted April 5th through April 22nd. No further guesses will be accepted after this period.

Stage Two - Finds Stage

Period during which finds made by each moderator are tracked and tallied until ten silver coins are found by any one moderator. The Finds Stage starts April 23rd, and will end when a moderator reaches a count of ten silver coins.

Stage Three - Winners Determined

The time when the finds of the first moderator to hit the ten silver coin count will be used to determine the winners.

The member whose submitted entry list of silver coins most closely matches the types and dates of the actual coins found by a moderator will be declared the winner.

There will be three prizes.


First Place

The member whose entry most closely matches the combined mint year and coin type of silver coins found will receive a 2011 five silver quarters proof set. Five America the Beautiful Quarters honoring Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania, Glacier National Park in Montana, Olympic National Park in Washington, Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi and Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Oklahoma.


Second Place

The member who has the second best mint year and coin type combination will receive a 2011 silver proof set containing a silver Kennedy half-dollar, a silver Roosevelt dime, 1 Native American $1 coin, 1 Jefferson nickel, and Lincoln cent.


Third Place

The member who has the third best mint year and coin type combination will receive a 2011 United States Mint Presidential $1 coin proof set, honoring Presidents Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes and James Garfield.


Moderators ending with the winning combination of ten silver coins will receive a 2011 five silver quarters proof set.


All entries must be posted on this thread; comments are not allowed. Please post your comments HERE (http://www.americandetectorist.com/forum/index.php?topic=5181.0).

Only one guess per member is permitted. No editing of entries after posting is allowed except as noted below.

Please post your entries in the format outlined in the above example. Members posting entries which duplicate an already submitted entry will be be notified. This will be the only time when an entry can be edited, and it will be only to change the noted duplication.

Participation in the contest constitutes acceptance of these rules. Administrator decisions are final.

Have fun everyone!

04-05-2011, 03:02 PM
Here goes:

1964 Rosie
1956 Rosie
1946 Rosie
1945 Merc
1944 Merc
1935 Merc
1946 Wash. Qtr.
1942 Wash. Qtr.
1905 Barber Dime
1900 Barber Dime

04-05-2011, 04:04 PM
1945 Washington Quarter
1956 Wash Quart
1952 Roosie
1962 Roosie
1963 Roosie
1941 Merc
1942 Merc
1943 Merc
1906 Barb Dime
1902 Barb Dime

dave in iowa
04-06-2011, 08:34 PM
1901 dime
1910 dime
41 merc
42 merc
44 merc
58 quarter
58 rosie
56 rosie
49 quarter
47 rosie