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Pillar of the Community
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 Posted 04/01/2008  5:53 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add KurtS to your friends list Get a Link to this Message




In celebration of my recent 1500-post milestone and thanks to all who make this place great, I'm holding a little contest.
The one who answers three questions correctly will win this coin: a 1944-C Newfoundland 10c piece.

What's really cool about this coin is that a Canadian Coin News article discusses why the original mintage figure
of 286,504 is incorrect; the author calculates it's closer to 56,177. It's a great little prize for a Newfoundland collector!

Without further ado, the three questions are:
1. What is the earliest known European name for the Newfoundland area?
2. Who probably give it that name
3. Why was it named that?

Good luck!



"Answer me these questions three..."

Edited by Forum Mom to move to Contest section

Edited by KurtS
04/01/2008 6:03 pm
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United States
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 Posted 04/01/2008  6:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ken_3567 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cool I love history...
1. Markland
2. Leif Ericson
3. Because the land was flat and wooded
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 Posted 04/01/2008  6:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbakic to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll try.

1. Vinland
2. Leif Ericson (Son of Eric the Red)
3. he named it that because of all the good things he found in it.
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 Posted 04/01/2008  6:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add arthrene to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1. Terra Nova
2. John Cabot
3. Because it was a newly found land.

Thanks for the contest!
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 Posted 04/01/2008  6:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
IIRC, Newfoundland (Vinland) <> Labrador (Markland).

I know I am late... but my number three is different.

1. Vinland
2. Leif Ericson
3. Wine land or pasture land, there is some debate.
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 Posted 04/01/2008  7:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1337 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
ooo pick me I collect newfoundland coins.

2. it was founded by the norseman leif erickson in 1000 ad
1. It was called vinland or winland as he called it
3. their were many great grape vines that grew there.

PRODUCED BEST WINE

ADDED BY EDIT: o ya I'm late but my number 3 is the most clear ad kind of differnt
Edited by 1337
04/01/2008 7:20 pm
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Canada
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 Posted 04/01/2008  7:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SHAFTA9a to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll let the U.S. collectors try this one
True North
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 Posted 04/01/2008  7:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SHAFTA9a to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll let the U.S. collectors try this one
True North
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 Posted 04/01/2008  7:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jser to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1. Terra Nova
2. John Cabot
3. because it was a newly discovered(found) land

Some believe Newfoundland might be the island called Vinland as referenced in Norse documents, but since Vinland's location has yet to be verified this remains a matter of considerable debate.



Jser
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 Posted 04/01/2008  7:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1337 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
im just learning about this in world civilization class, still in high school :(
Formerly nancyc
Australia
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 Posted 04/01/2008  7:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nevol to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Terra Nova.

Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot).

Because he had just 'found' it.
A friend is a present you give to yourself.
Nancy
Edited by Nevol
04/01/2008 7:38 pm
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 Posted 04/01/2008  7:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KurtS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
jbuck--congrats!

For 3. "wine-land" is roughly the translation of the word, so let's call that a win! Apparently, Leif Erickson's Vinland has Newfoundland beat by a few centuries, but I imagine calling it "Previously Found Land" hasn't quite the same ring to it.

Jbuck, PM me your addy, and your new coin will be on its way!

Ken_3567 and jbakic: you had partial correct answers, so you'll be the two runner-ups! I have some other extra NFLD cents that I'll send you guys. PM me.

Thanks for playing, and congrats to all the runner-ups too!
Edited by KurtS
04/01/2008 8:18 pm
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 Posted 04/01/2008  7:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1337 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
CONGRATS JBUCK!

its peanut better jelly time.. boo yah..my daz goez PEAANT BUTTER JELLYAAAAAAAAAAA!
Edited by 1337
04/01/2008 8:45 pm
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 Posted 04/01/2008  7:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KurtS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1964S-
Yeah, your answer was a bit more complete, but Jbuck was close enough for me!
I'll send you a runner-up prize too...PM me
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 Posted 04/01/2008  8:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1337 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
gee thanks.
Pillar of the Community
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 Posted 04/01/2008  9:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KurtS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for playing everyone!
Runner up prizes, by order of completeness of answer:
1964S- circulated '44 NFLD 1 cent (some verdigris, but lowest mintage at 252K)
Jbackic- 1943 NFLD 1c (mintage 1.2M)
Ken 3567- 1942 NFLD 1c (mintage 1.9M)

Jbuck and all runner-ups: PM me your address and I'll mail your prize!
Edited by KurtS
04/01/2008 9:23 pm
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