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Old 03-12-2016, 07:07 AM
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Talking Contest! Coin that traveled the greatest distance!

Here's the contest, I'm looking for the coin that traveled the greatest distance. Winner will receive a silver walking Liberty half!

Rules:

1) The contest ends at 11:59:59 on April 1st 2016
2) All entries must be found using a metal detector
3) All entries must be found from now until April 1st 2016. You may NOT use previous finds.
4) All entries must be traceable to their mint of origin. If unknown due to ambiguity or multiple mints, the coin will not be considered.
5) All entries must include a photo of the coin posted to this thread. In addition, your location of the find and the mint location must be included in your submission.
6) All contestants must obtain in miles the distance between your find and the coins point or origin (mint). For instance, I live in North Platte, Nebraska and find a 1985 D penny. As the crow flies, it's approximately 240 miles from North Platte to Denver. The distance must be included or your submission is discarded.
7) Enter as often as you wish.
8) All are welcome to submit for bragging rights, but unfortunately I will only ship to a North American address. You European guys have an unfair advantage.
9) In The unlikely event of a tie, the NEWER coin wins! Hey, It took lesser time to travel the distance.
10) If mileage is disputed, I will use the locations provided in the disputed post and use google earth to determine distance. I then will have the final say.

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Old 03-12-2016, 08:46 AM
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OOOOh, I can't wait to find a peso!
Thanks for the contest

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Old 03-12-2016, 08:58 AM
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The only issue with this is all the Chinese cash coins found in areas like PA...

What East coast state is closest to China?

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Old 03-12-2016, 01:29 PM
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Oh Hell! I found an Australian penny back 4yrs ago right up on top of a West Michigan sand dune! What it was doing there is beyond me...Got a damn kangaroo or wallaby on it I think, smaller than a normal penny even if I remember right......
If I can just find it in my junk box, and do a pic and write up, I'm freaking golden for that succulent half!! Unless some Northern Canadian Inuit logs in with a coin from Mars...! So dont waste your time Brothers!
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(Oh bleep! I just reread the rules..nevermind....as you were gentlemen!) Sort of glad I dont have to try to find it all over...but if I did, and tossed it out in the yard, would that qualify?

Although, there is this one specific totlot I hunt that has given up all sorts of foreign coins in the past...euros, barbados, all sorts of swahili things..even an iranian of some sort...heading right there tomorrow! Thanks for the contest Fire..this should be cool!

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Old 03-12-2016, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Ice Scratcher View post
The only issue with this is all the Chinese cash coins found in areas like PA...

What East coast state is closest to China?

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Ahhhh...good point. I guess if the Chinese coins are traceable to a mint, well then no problem. Good luck!

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Old 03-12-2016, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by matmit View post
OOOOh, I can't wait to find a peso!
Thanks for the contest
Thank you and good luck!

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Old 03-12-2016, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Mud-puppy View post
Oh Hell! I found an Australian penny back 4yrs ago right up on top of a West Michigan sand dune! What it was doing there is beyond me...Got a damn kangaroo or wallaby on it I think, smaller than a normal penny even if I remember right......
If I can just find it in my junk box, and do a pic and write up, I'm freaking golden for that succulent half!! Unless some Northern Canadian Inuit logs in with a coin from Mars...! So dont waste your time Brothers!
Mud

(Oh bleep! I just reread the rules..nevermind....as you were gentlemen!) Sort of glad I dont have to try to find it all over...but if I did, and tossed it out in the yard, would that qualify?

Although, there is this one specific totlot I hunt that has given up all sorts of foreign coins in the past...euros, barbados, all sorts of swahili things..even an iranian of some sort...heading right there tomorrow! Thanks for the contest Fire..this should be cool!
Mud, I have to stay impartial, but deep down I hope you win! Love reading your posts!

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Old 03-12-2016, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by firewxman View post
Ahhhh...good point. I guess if the Chinese coins are traceable to a mint, well then no problem. Good luck!
Thanks for the contest!!

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1958 D dime, minted in Denver, found today in racine WI 1054 miles
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Old 03-14-2016, 12:49 AM
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1958 D dime, minted in Denver, found today in racine WI 1054 miles
Nice silver sir! Thanks for leading us off!

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Old 03-14-2016, 02:17 AM
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I guess us guys that live on the east/west coasts have a little advantage here. Anyway, found in Sicklerville NJ, a 1942s mercury dime. From San Francisco to here is approx. 2,915 miles
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Here are my 4 Russian 10 Kopeck coins found yesterday.
From Miami to Moscow (Bank of Russia) 5,616 miles.
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Old 03-14-2016, 09:30 AM
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For anyone who is interested, this should help you narrow down your search criteria. For example, across the globe from Georgia is Australia.

https://www.freemaptools.com/tunnel-...-the-earth.htm

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Old 03-14-2016, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by FelixtheCat View post
Here are my 4 Russian 10 Kopeck coins found yesterday.
From Miami to Moscow (Bank of Russia) 5,616 miles.
Gonna be tough to beat!

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Old 03-14-2016, 11:23 AM
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Yeah! Felix has pretty much got this! Modern dates and from Russia! Our only hope is an Aussie! or possibly Phillipines?....I dont like the thought of hiking up in those dunes to see if that one I found years ago had a brother...doubtful...funny that I can still remember the exact spot though...but its a hell of a hike...I'd be better off sniping totlot clad and buying one from the LCS...still, who knows what the next ping will be?
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Old 03-14-2016, 03:30 PM
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My entry is my 1943 Australian Penny minted in Perth Australia. it is roughly 11,290 miles from the mint.



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Old 03-14-2016, 05:03 PM
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Heres that Aussie penny I found several years ago I was telling you about...I 're-found' it in my treasure box today...I know it doesnt count, but if it did, I would beat Wilddigger by a few miles and a newer date! Yippee for Meeee!
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1942 Indian Rupee. - Mint marks, dot or diamond for the Bombay mint at bottom of the lotus flower at the bottom of the reverse. Found in Topeka Kansas.
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Thai one baht found in metro atlanta. Minted at the bureau of the royal Thai mint in Pathum Thani Thailand, a distance of 9101 miles.



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Thai one baht found in metro atlanta. Minted at the bureau of the royal Thai mint in Pathum Thani Thailand, a distance of 9101 miles.



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Great find! A couple thousand miles short unfortunately! Great find nonetheless!

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