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Yet Another Forum Game - Numismatic Go Fish!

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 Posted 09/14/2020  2:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks!

I want to avoid sticking to contests that rely on superlatives (since oftentimes it ends up being an ancient that wins) so here's a good old fashioned "closest match" contest

Isle of Jersey, 1/13th of a shilling (Penny) 1870


These were an unusual transitional coinage used to facilitate the transition of the island of Jersey from the French Livre to the Pound Sterling - it was apparently decided that it would be better to have a 1:n correlation with the old currency rather than a 1:1 correlation to the penny and its fractions. These were phased out in favor of the 1/12th shilling coins in 1877.

Scoring (cumulative):

Coin from the UK or any of its colonies or dependencies: 1 point
Any of the Channel Islands: 1 point
Jersey: 1 point

Features Queen Victoria: 2 points
Features a Coat of Arms: 1 point
Features a lion: 1 point each

Material: Bronze or brass: 1 point
Size: "Penny size" (25-35mm): 1 point
Size: 29.35mm: 1 point

Unusual denomination (does not fit readily into decimal or base-12 monetary system): 1 point
Denomination expressed as a fraction of a larger unit: 1 point
1/13th denomination: 2 points

Date: Any 19th century: 1 point
Date: 1870: 1 point

Good luck all!
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 Posted 09/14/2020  4:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bd251 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


- UK
- Coat of arms
- lions (x7)
- Denomination is a fraction

So 10 points?
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 Posted 09/14/2020  9:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Would this be eligible?




I am not sure how many points, but your guess is as good as mine.

Failing that, I will enter this



British, Victoria, fraction denomination, shield, lions x 7, 19th century, 32mm = 15 points. Plus the Channel Islands only had their own coppers, these large silver coins were used there!

In 1957 they got their 3d coins, and a one off 10 shilling coin in 1966, but not until 1971 did they get their own coin sets and were fully free of UK coins.

Sadly they did not make a halfcrown in 1870!
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 Posted 09/15/2020  4:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pepactonius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
United Kingdom, 1 florin, 1849:





Points:

+1 -- UK
+2 -- Queen Victoria
+1 -- Coat of Arms
+7 -- 7 lions
+1 -- 28 mm
+1 -- "ONE TENTH OF A POUND"
+1 -- 1849
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14 points

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Coin from the UK or any of its colonies or dependencies: 1 point
Any of the Channel Islands: 1 point
Jersey: 1 point

Features Queen Victoria: 2 points
Features a Coat of Arms: 1 point
Features a lion: 1 point each

Material: Bronze or brass: 1 point
Size: "Penny size" (25-35mm): 1 point

Unusual denomination (does not fit readily into decimal or base-12 monetary system): 1 point
Denomination expressed as a fraction of a larger unit: 1 point

Date: Any 19th century: 1 point

13 or 14 points? I guess it fits in base 12 system.
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 Posted 09/18/2020  4:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd like to slide this one in under the wire if I can. It is a Double of the other Channel Island (Guernesey) dated 1885.




I'm scoring this as 9 points:

Coin from the UK or any of its colonies or dependencies: 1 point
Any of the Channel Islands: 1 point


Features a Coat of Arms: 1 point
Features a lion: 3 points

Material: Bronze: 1 point

Unusual denomination: 1 point since the Double was 1/8 of a Penny

Date: Any 19th century: 1 point
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 Posted 09/18/2020  6:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Participation points.
1889 H Guernsey
8 Doubles.

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 Posted 09/19/2020  10:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry all, didn't have time to add up points- crazy work schedule!

With 15 points, @Princetane's Victoria halfcrown is the winner!
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 Posted 09/19/2020  4:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
With 15 points, @Princetane's Victoria halfcrown is the winner!


Congratulations!
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 Posted 09/19/2020  11:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, thinking of a challenge now.



Inclusive or exclusive. Or maybe something silly just to put a smile on Viccy's face?
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 Posted 09/20/2020  05:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is my challenge.





This is a 50 Vatu coin of Vanuatu. The challenge is

Post a coin from the most exotic country you can think of, seems easy. Here is the points scoring and rules.

Plus points - 1 for each
1. Country has become independent since 1970 (So from January 1 1970 onwards)
2. Coin is in a native language of the country (So if its Pacific or African - not a European langauge - although if its bilingual thats okay) - 1 point for each foreign language (India is excluded as its 1947 independence)
3. Coin shows a indigenous person of the country - 1 point per person, must be discernable, no stick figures.
4. Coin shows a native plant, fish, animal, flower etc - 1 point for each.
5. The country has a population under 100,000 + 1 point
Under 10,000 + 5 points
6. The coin is in regular everyday circulation, now or in the past.
7. Coin was issued after independence (Year of independence is acceptable).


Minus points (- 1 for each, except 4)

1. Country is not in the Pacific or Indian Oceans or Africa - 1 point
2. Coin was minted before the independence of the country.
3. Country has a population of over 5 million.
4. The country is still a colony or overseas territory of another country (Instant disqualification)
5. Coin is not a standard circulating piece (This does include NCLT or "wallpaper coins") -


I will leave it up to you score yourself.

Enter as many coins as you like - but only the HIGHEST scoring will count.

The size, value and metal content count for nothing, if it circulates - it counts.

And coins of Vanuatu are excluded

UPDATE: THE LANGUAGE RULE HAS BEEN RESCINDED, ANY LANGUAGE NATIVE OR COLONIAL IS FINE!
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 Posted 09/20/2020  12:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bd251 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Zimbabwe 20 cents 1991



- Independence in 1980 +1
- regular circulation coin +1
- minted after independence +1

- Language? I'm going to go with 0 poins here as the only text on the coin the the name of the country which is supposed to have been derived from a Shona word for "stone houses" or "venerated houses" (see Wikipedia link, etymology section)

- population over 5 million -1

Total score: 2 points

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimbabwe
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