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Yet Another Forum Game - Numismatic Go Fish!

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 Posted 04/20/2021  2:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Another easy matching round




1853 UK Gothic Florin - Fine/gFine condition

Your challenge is to get as many points as possible. How to score.

The year 1853 + 5 points
1850 - 52 and 54 - 56 = 3 points
1840s and 1860s = 2 points
1830s and 1870s = 1 points
Any other date = no points

British coin (Can't be a Florin) + 1 point

Silver coin of .800 or higher fineness +1 point

Size 28 - 30mm + 1 point

Woman on coin + 1 point

Lions on the coin +1 point each

Full flowers and branches +1 point each (Not for each petal or leaf, must be full floral head or branch/vine)
Floral plants with flowers and leaves on stems count as 1 point for the whole plant, not for each stem or part.

Crowns on the coin +1 each crown

Script in language other than English and in western or orthodox script +1 point per language

Have fun, most points win!
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 Posted 04/20/2021  4:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1837 Capped Bust half dollar (Reeded Edge)



+1 1830s-1870s
+1 Silver (.900)
+1 Size (30mm)
+1 Woman
+1 ? Branch/Vine (not clear to me if flower required)

4 or 5 points.

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 Posted 04/20/2021  6:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numisma to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well look at that.

1853 Gothic florin.


1853: 5
British but not a florin: 0
At least .800 silver: 1
28-30 mm: 1
Woman: 1
Lions: 7
Flowers: 3, I think?
Crowns: 5
Western, non-English script: 1

Total: 24
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 Posted 04/20/2021  10:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Numisma Gothic Florin is a Florin = 0 points, you can't post an identical coin to mine. Not all Florins are Gothic, but all Gothic Florins are Florins (Of course a Gothic crown would be a points scorer).

Jbuck - 4 points, the size of the 50 cent coin is 30.5mm which is over 30mm

I should make it clear 28.0mm to 30.0mm not 30.9mm.
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
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 Posted Yesterday   09:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Jbuck - 4 points, the size of the 50 cent coin is 30.5mm which is over 30mm
I have two sources that say otherwise... It is 30mm... Not 30.5...

https://www.coincommunity.com/us_ha...ped_bust.asp

And from the Red Book...

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I trust Princetane's source.





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I have two sources that say otherwise... It is 30mm... Not 30.5...

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 Posted Yesterday   09:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numisma to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Numisma Gothic Florin is a Florin = 0 points, you can't post an identical coin to mine.

What I see in the rules is that they're not prohibited, but just don't get the extra point for being British:

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British coin (Can't be a Florin) + 1 point
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 Posted Yesterday   7:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Arkie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply



1840s 2 points
British 1 point
sterling 1 point
woman 1 point
lions 7 points
thistle, tudor rose, shamrock, 2 sets of branches 5 points?
crown 1 point
Latin 1 point
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Arkie - Great coin - 19 Points

Dorado - It is common knowledge here that a entrants coin should not be the same or very similar to the exemplar's coin.

I have got time for debating and interpreting legalese, I am not some slimy New York Lawyer looking for loopholes.

0 points for the coin and disqualification from the round for being cheeky and questioning my rule.

J Buck - very half dollar I see is at least 30.5mm including the modern ones - so how could it be a 180 year old one is smaller yet weighs 13.36 grams when my 1977 proof one weighs 10.98 grams?

4 points or nothing - your choice.
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If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
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 Posted Yesterday   10:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Arkie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Princetane, here are two heavily worn 19th century half dollars. The upper one is a seated liberty, the lower a bust half. I think it is clear that the diameter of the two coins is different. FWIW, the O mintmark on the seated liberty proves it was minted before the US Civil War.


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It is common knowledge here that a entrants coin should not be the same or very similar to the exemplar's coin.


That is completely untrue. In fact, the very first challenge was for an exact match.
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. All other members then compete to post another example of that coin first.
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 Posted Today  1H 29M ago  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Why can't you guys just play the game instead of being questioning queenies.

I am the manager, my rules, don't like them - don't play.
If you can't stand the heat, get yo a@@ out of the kitchen as Coolio says.

J Buck - 4 Points
Arkie - 19 Points
Dorado - 0 points
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
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