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Yet Another Forum Game - Numismatic Go Fish!

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 Posted 10/26/2020  5:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Or vending machines/coin star finds.

Or even if you just found it on the ground.

But nothing that was purchased.
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 Posted 10/26/2020  7:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bd251 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How exactly would you like us to measure the distance? From capital city of the foreign country to the city where it was found? Geographic center of the foreign country? I'm assuming you want us to Google maps or some other maps program to measure on the globe?
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 Posted 10/26/2020  8:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I simple typed "Distance Las Vegas to Taiwan" in google. It should give you a number every time. Though if you would like to be more precise you are welcome to.
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 Posted 10/27/2020  08:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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How exactly would you like us to measure the distance? From capital city of the foreign country to the city where it was found? Geographic center of the foreign country?
I'd say mint where it was made if the mint is inside the foreign country in question, and probably capital city otherwise. That or the closest point of the country.

(This is actually tricky for me because I found several coins from Thailand in Moscow and a coin from India in Kaliningrad Oblast, so I'd have to look up the exact mints and/or the exact borders to be sure which one is the larger distance.)

(Incidentally, can I post a different coin of the same type as a representative if I can't find the actual original coin I found? I've found multiples of the Thai coin, but I'm not sure where exactly they were stored.)


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Or even if you just found it on the ground.
...That one Sacagawea dollar, then. I'll have to check if I have that coin, though - it might still be in my father's collection.

(I'm assuming that coins brought by friends and/or relatives who visited the appropriate countries still don't count, but the current rulings make that uncertain.)
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 Posted 10/27/2020  12:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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(I'm assuming that coins brought by friends and/or relatives who visited the appropriate countries still don't count, but the current rulings make that uncertain.)


Correct, that would not count.

As for measuring, to make it simpler, let us measure from where it was found to the capital of the issuing nation.(It's not always easy to find the mint nor are they always in the country of issue.)
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 Posted 10/27/2020  1:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Okay here goes




Chinese 2 Fen coin found on the ground in Auckland, New Zealand.

Distance from Beijing to Auckland 10,400km or 6,500 miles

Not sure where Chinese coins are minted, but assume it was Beijing.
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 Posted 10/27/2020  2:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


J1m if you are unable to tell it apart , I would accept an identical coin, if you just can't find it, you'll have to pick a different entry.
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 Posted 10/27/2020  4:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bd251 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I found this on the floor in store in Ohio. Columbus to Taipei is 12,345 km.


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 Posted 10/27/2020  5:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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J1m if you are unable to tell it apart , I would accept an identical coin, if you just can't find it, you'll have to pick a different entry.
The problem is that there's been about half a dozen of those bahts over the years, and I don't think I wrote down the dates. OTOH, it's not like I've bought any examples of that type (too common to bother with), so any that I would find must have came either from circulation or from relatives, and are probably more likely to be the former.

Of course, I can't seem to find any of them anyway, and while looking for them I stumbled on the Indian coin...

...actually, clarification number two.
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But nothing that was purchased.
I think I saw it in a cashier's tray and asked "can I have that one?" and they allowed me to get it for what they probably assumed was face value (to be fair, with the exchange rates at the time, it pretty much was). Does that count as "in change" or "purchased"?
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 Posted 10/27/2020  6:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I think I saw it in a cashier's tray and asked "can I have that one?" and they allowed me to get it for what they probably assumed was face value (to be fair, with the exchange rates at the time, it pretty much was). Does that count as "in change" or "purchased"?


That's fine, you did see it in the tray, so it is highly likely someone spent it there, purposefully or by accident.


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Not sure where Chinese coins are minted, but assume it was Beijing.

They have at least 4 mints: Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and Shenyang


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Ohio. Columbus to Taipei is 12,345 km.

Nice
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 Posted 10/27/2020  6:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hmm don't think that I can participate in this round as I don't really track where I have acquired coins that I haven't purchased. It is nice to see all the entrants so far though!
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 Posted 10/28/2020  2:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Hmm don't think that I can participate in this round as I don't really track where I have acquired coins

Guess I could post some random coin and say I found it in ? Wal-mart. But I really would have no clue where it came from
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 Posted 10/28/2020  4:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You can't win them all Spence

You could do that Keith but you would know.
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 Posted 10/29/2020  3:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
OK, posting the Indian coin now...



This 2 rupee coin was minted in 2016 in Calcutta, India, and somehow found its way to a cashier's tray in Pionerskiy, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, within the same year.

Google tells me that Pionerskiy to Calcutta is 6581 km, and Pionerskiy to Delhi (the capital of India) is 5340 km.
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 Posted 10/30/2020  2:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Let's get the show on the road
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