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AirmetTango 10-03-2019 01:14 PM

Guess My Next Silver Coin!
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Several other forum members have been kind enough to create some pretty generous contests, and I've certainly had a lot of fun participating in many of them - I even won a pretty cool prize in one of those contests a while back! So I thought it would be fun to give back a little, and create a contest of my own :cool3:

Your objective is to guess the variety of the next silver coin I find while metal detecting. Sounds easy, right? Well, the devil is in the details! Here are the rest of the rules:
  • Each entry must include a specific type of coin, country of origin, and mint date
  • For tie-breaking purposes, each entry must also include a mint mark (an entry with just the date is assumed to be a "no mint mark" coin)
  • Only one entry allowed per forum member
  • For obvious reasons, once a forum member selects a coin / date / mint mark combination, no other forum member can select the exact same combination. If a forum member posts a duplicate entry, that member can make a new entry using a separate post. DO NOT EDIT ANY ENTRIES!
  • Any edited posts/entries will be disqualified!
  • The contest clock begins once at least 10 entries are posted (if I happen to find a silver coin prior to 10 posted entries, that coin won't count for the contest)
  • Edit: Entries can be made until I post that I've found a silver coin, which I'll do immediately from the field when the find is made (or as soon as I have cell service ;))
  • Sorry, contest is only open to US and Canadian shipping addresses

For an example, 1918S US Mercury Dime is a different entry than 1918 US Mercury Dime. As a point of note, I'm not exactly a prolific silver coin finder! I'm at only 17 for the year so far, so who knows how long this contest will go for!

Determining the winner:

The winning entry must include the correct coin type and nation of origin of the next silver coin I dig, and be closest to the actual mint date without going over! In case of a tie on date, mint mark will be used as a tiebreaker. If neither entry has the correct mint mark, the earliest posted entry will be the winner.

If the first silver coin I dig doesn't produce a winner, the contest will reset and restart, using a fresh set of entries (all previous entries will be void).


The winner will receive a very lightly used Predator Model 85 Hand Digger. I purchased the digger in June and only used it on two or three hunts - hence the paint wear on the blade. Otherwise the digger is in great shape and ready to use! Sorry, no sheath included. When the contest ends, I'll notify the winner by PM to get a shipping address.

Good luck and have fun!

Wolf-Dog 10-03-2019 01:32 PM

1943-D United States Mercury Dime

Thanks for the neat contest, AirmetTango! :good: :cool3:

Usa 10-03-2019 01:35 PM

Thanks for the contest. My guess.....1943 US Mercury Dime.
Thanks again.

ToySoldier 10-03-2019 02:37 PM

1913 US Dime, No mint mark.

SoOregonMd 10-03-2019 02:50 PM

1943 D Mercury Dime

SoOregonMd 10-03-2019 02:51 PM

Damn it

ToySoldier 10-03-2019 03:43 PM


Originally Posted by SoOregonMd (Post 3154396)
Damn it

Ha. The rules say you can follow up with another guess.

AirmetTango 10-03-2019 03:58 PM


Originally Posted by SoOregonMd (Post 3154396)
Damn it

Yep, no worries SoOregonMD, just put a new guess in a new post, and you're good to go!

ddw1974 10-03-2019 04:12 PM

1926 Standing Liberty Quarter

pryan67 10-03-2019 04:15 PM

1952 Roosevelt mint mark

Azmodeus 10-03-2019 04:43 PM

1946 Roosevelt, no mark

SoOregonMd 10-03-2019 05:01 PM

1957 Roosevelt Dime (no Mint)

pballwiz 10-03-2019 05:50 PM

1954 Rosie dime - No mint mark

AirmetTango 10-03-2019 06:22 PM

Just made a small clarification on the rules in the original post...entries are welcome until I post in the thread that I've found silver, which I'll do immediately from the field, or as soon as I get cell service!

Stiffwrists 10-03-2019 06:38 PM

1941 Merc No Mint Mark.

Thanks for the contest!

cellrdwellr 10-03-2019 06:52 PM

Jeez this is a tough one, didnt you just find a barber on the surface a few weeks back? :laughing: I'm going with a 1914 barber dime minted in Philadelphia! Thanks for the contest! :cool3:

kingman mikey 10-03-2019 07:42 PM

1964 us quarter, no mint mark. :roll:

Ice Scratcher 10-03-2019 08:28 PM

Thanks for the contest!!

64 Rosie, No MM...


fishnnut 10-03-2019 09:30 PM

1959p Rosie and thanks for the chance 👍

firewxman 10-03-2019 10:27 PM

1951 d United States Roosevelt Dime. Thank you for the contest!

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