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    WINNER!!! - The Next One Off My List Contest

    9-28-13 ***SEE RESPONSE BELOW FOR WINNER***

    I recently found my first Barber Quarter which had been my most wanted coin to cross of the list for a long time. So now I find myself wondering what my next first might be. I would think the most likely candidates are shield nickel, half dime, or maybe seated quarter but if this hobby has taught me anything it's that you just never know!

    Anyway, this contest is about you telling me what I'll find next. Here's how it works - below is a list of US coin types. The ones I have found already are crossed off. Post your guess for any type that is not crossed off that I will find next and include a possible year. The winner is whoever guesses the correct type and the closest year. As an example you might guess 1875 shield nickel. If I find an 1880 shield nickel next week and you were the only one to guess shield nickel, you win. However, if someone else guessed 1882 shield nickel, they win since they also have the right type and are closer to the year.

    Here are the rules... you must have been a forum member for 10 days and have 10 posts in order to guess. You must be an active forum member at the time the contest ends. One guess only per member. The type and year of my next first must be identifiable by a general consensus (in the event of a worn type or date). If there is any reasonable doubt about type or year (if it comes to picking a winner) then we will have to wait for my next first after that. Ties will go to whoever guessed first. The contest will continue until there is a winner, so if my next first is a type no one has guessed, the contest is not over. This contest could be over relatively soon or it could go on for a long, long time.

    The prize will be a $25.00 gift certificate to Angel's Bin.

    I did not include any gold coin types... what are the chances? I suppose if you want to guess one of those go ahead. If I find one AND I survive the excitement AND you guessed that type I will DOUBLE the prize ($50 gift cert to Angel's Bin). If you are feeling that lucky though maybe you should be buying lottery tickets too. lol

    Anyway, I hope this is well thought out enough to work. If there are any questions, issues, problems please let me know and I will revise or remove as needed!

    Thanks and good luck!

    Half Cents
    Liberty Cap - Head Left (1793)
    Liberty Cap - Head Right (1794-1797)
    [s]Draped Bust (1800-1808) [/s]
    Classic Head (1809-1836)
    Braided Hair (1840-1857)

    Large Cents
    Flowing Hair, Chain Reverse (1793)
    Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse (1793)
    Liberty Cap (1793-1796)
    Draped Bust (1796-1807)
    Classic Head (1808-1814)
    [s]Matron Head (1816-1839)
    Braided Hair (1839-1857) [/s]

    Small Cents
    Flying Eagle (1856-1858)
    [s]Indian Head (1859-1909)
    Lincoln - Wheat Ear (1909-1958)
    Lincoln - Memorial (1959-Date) [/s]

    [s]Two Cents [/s]

    Three Cents
    [s]Silver (1851-1873) [/s]
    Nickel (1865-1889)

    Half Dimes
    Flowing Hair (1794-1795)
    Draped Bust (1796-1805)
    Capped Bust (1829-1837)
    Seated Liberty (1837-1873)

    Five Cents (Nickels)
    Shield (1866-1883)
    [s]Liberty Head (1883-1913)
    Indian Head (or Buffalo) (1913-1938)
    Jefferson Head (1938-Date) [/s]

    Ten Cents (Dimes)
    Draped Bust (1796-1807)
    Capped Bust (1809-1837)
    [s]Seated Liberty (1837-1891)
    Barber (1892-1916)
    Mercury Head (1916-1945)
    Roosevelt Head (1946-Date) [/s]

    Twenty Cents

    Quarter Dollars
    Draped Bust (1796-1807)
    Capped Bust (1815-1837)
    Seated Liberty (1838-1891)
    [s]Barber (1892-1916)
    Standing Liberty (1916-1930)
    Washington Head (1932-Date)
    50 States Quarters™ [/s]

    Half Dollars
    Flowing Hair (1794-1795)
    Draped Bust (1796-1807)
    Capped Bust (1807-1839)
    Seated Liberty (1839-1891)
    [s]Barber (1892-1915)
    Walking Liberty (1916-1947)
    Franklin Head (1948-1963)
    Kennedy Head (1964-Date) [/s]

    One Dollar (Silver)
    Flowing Hair (1794-1795)
    Draped Bust (1795-1804)
    Seated Liberty (1836-1873)
    Trade (1873-1885)
    Morgan (1878-1921)
    Peace (1921-1964)
    [s]Eisenhower Head (1971-1978)
    Susan B. Anthony (1979-1999)
    Sacagawea (2000-Date) [/s]
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    I think it's a great contest, Matt! Thank you for stepping up and putting it together.

    If you don't mind me asking, what state are you located in? That might help me (and others) to make a better educated guess as to what types of coins you are likely to find.
    Lifetime totals:
    8 Large Cents, 372 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 9 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 119 Buffalo Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 125 Barber Dimes, 380 Mercury Dimes, 229 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 15 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 83 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Re: NEW!!! - The Next One Off My List Contest

    Sure! I'm in upstate NY. For years I have been mostly a school yard coin shooter but lately I have been venturing more into parks and residential wooded areas. Most of the places I hunt are within a dozen miles of the Erie Canal. My last firsts were the Barber quarter last weekend (from a school) and a silver trime last December (from a wooded area). Let me know if that helps!
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    Re: NEW!!! - The Next One Off My List Contest

    Well...this contest could go on for awhile....
    I've been doing this for about 20yrs and my list still looks like yours lol

    But given where you live, what is crossed off, and the chances.....

    I'm going with an

    1890 Seated Quarter
    2014 Goals: 20 Silver, 5 Large Coppers, 1 Gold Coin (not anticipating being able to detect much this year; NEW BABY HERE!!)
    So Far: (0) Silver; (2) KG, LC 1807; (2) IH; (3) Buff


    2013 Total: 36 Silver; 5LC (including 1 FUGIO)
    2012 Total:101 Silver; 11 LC

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    My guess:

    1868 Shield Nickel
    Lifetime totals:
    8 Large Cents, 372 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 9 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 119 Buffalo Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 125 Barber Dimes, 380 Mercury Dimes, 229 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 15 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 83 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    my quess will be flying eagle 1858 penny dennis [ good luck on your finds ]

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    MY Guess is a 1867 SHIELD NICKEL ( either variety-there are 2) . One with and one without RAYS.
    Good Luck Tony and IllDigger. I have 1867, Tony 1868 , IlDigger 1882.
    Maybe by the time there's a winner I'll have my HoverRound rofl
    Good Luck Y'all . HH
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    2013 Finds so far : 4 Wheaties, ** 6 Indian Pennies ** (all found in Cornfield) , 0 Shield Nickels, 3 Mercs, 2 Barber Dimes, 1 Silver Washington , 1839 Large Cent, 1 2Center
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    Re: NEW!!! - The Next One Off My List Contest

    1802 draped bust large cent, thanks for a well thought out contest!

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    Re: NEW!!! - The Next One Off My List Contest

    Very creative contest |


    How about 1876cc Seated Quarter

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    Oldest copper-- 1820 LC

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    Re: NEW!!! - The Next One Off My List Contest

    Nice contest Z! thumbsup01
    Thanks for putting it together! |)

    I'm with Tony & Sal. I'm going with a shield nickle too.
    But I'm going with a 1882 Shield Nickle
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    Re: NEW!!! - The Next One Off My List Contest

    1882 seated lib. quarter.

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    Thanks for the contest Z, I will guess Classic Head Large Cent 1811.

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    Unique contest!

    My guess is an 1897 morgan dollar. I have faith in you.

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    my guess is a 1812 classic head LC good luck!
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    1835 capped bust dime.
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    And the winner is...

    And the winner is... Tony Two Cent!

    Congrats to Tony for his guess of 1868 shield nickel! You were one year off Tony, as today I found my first shield nickel- dated 1869!

    HEAVYMETALNUT was almost the winner since I got an 1816 Matron head cent a bit earlier on the same hunt. A few years older and his guess if an 1812 classic head LC would have taken the prize!

    I was starting to worry that my little contest here was going to last for years! lol Thanks to all who too the time to place a guess. I'd hold another contest for the NEXT coin of my list if I wasn't worried it would take forever!!!



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    Re: WINNER!!! - The Next One Off My List Contest

    Congrats Tony!!!

    And congrats to you for finding the shield nickel I've only found one myself, also 1869! |

    Nice job on the 1816 LC <:
    Oldest silver-- 1838o seated dime (no stars)
    Oldest copper-- 1820 LC

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    Congrats on the really nice Shield Nickel! |

    Just a lucky guess on my part. Thanks for the fun contest!
    Lifetime totals:
    8 Large Cents, 372 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 9 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 119 Buffalo Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 125 Barber Dimes, 380 Mercury Dimes, 229 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 15 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 83 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Re: WINNER!!! - The Next One Off My List Contest

    See! I knew it ... well not the year ... but I figured it [s]would be[/s] , [s]could be[/s], [s]might be[/s]
    Well it was a likely guess 8/ lol
    Congrats on your first! And your first Matron head too! happydance02
    2 in one day! Now thats rare!
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