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Yet Another Forum Game - Numismatic Go Fish!

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 Posted 10/30/2020  3:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Bd is the winner making it 2000 km further than the next entry.
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 Posted 10/30/2020  4:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Bd is the winner making it 2000 km further than the next entry.
Congratulations!
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 Posted 10/30/2020  7:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bd251 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The challenge coin is this 1902 UK florin. 0.925 silver, 27.3mm.


The challenge is to post your most similar coin from the most distant country.

Distance score:
- I would like you to determine the distance based on the search "distance from UK to [country your coin is from]" (see note below)
- One point for each 1000 km rounded up (so 1-1000 km is 1 point, 1001-2000 km is 2 points).
- Higher score is better
- This score must be greater than 0 (no UK coins)


Additional points

Date (conversion from other calendar system is okay):
+3 - Same year (1902)
+2 - within 1 year
+1 - 2-10 years
+0 - 11-20 years
-1 - more than 20 years

Composition:
+2 - at least 0.9 silver
+1 - 0.7-0.89 silver
+0 - less than 0.7 silver
-1 - not silver

Size (diameter):
-1 - smaller than 17 mm
+0 - 17-23.99 mm
+1 - 24-26.99 mm
+2 - 27-29 mm
+1 - 29.01-32 mm
+0 - 32.01-39 mm
-1 - larger than 39mm


Points ties will be broken by the longer actual distance using Google.

Note: it looks to me like Google and Bing use the geographic center of the country when you do a search like this. In a few trial searches I did, Bing and Google gave very close, but different, distances. Which one gave a longer distance was also inconsistent. You can use Bing or other search engine, but I will use Google as the official meter for this challenge (I know some people don't like to use Google). Additionally, if the distance is close to an even thousand of kilometers (1000, 2000, etc), I will use the Google result for scoring since a few kilometers can make a difference in points.
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 Posted 10/31/2020  4:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Bd251 a Florin is 28.4mm in size not 27.3mm, if yours is, its a fake. Believe me I know.

I was going to enter New Zealand, but try this





Australia 1918 Florin - Minted in Melbourne

Distance - 16, 893km = 17 points
Size - +2 points
Age - -11 to 20 years = 0
Silver comp (.925) = +2
Size +2 points (Also a Florin)

Score is 23 points

Doing a NZ Florin would be less points as you get 2 more for distance, but lose points on age and composition as the coins were not minted until 1933 and the silver comp was never over 50%.
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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10/31/2020 4:20 pm
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 Posted 10/31/2020  6:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pepactonius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
British India -- 1 rupee, 1901:





https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces3719.html


+2    1901
+1    30.79mm diameter
+2    .917 silver
+8    7672 km
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13 points
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 Posted 10/31/2020  9:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Arkie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply



Distance to Thailand 9452 km 10 pts
90% silver 2 pts
1905(?) 1 pt
31.5 mm 1 pt
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 Posted 10/31/2020  9:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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1905(?) 1 pt


Rs 125 so 1906 I think.
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 Posted 10/31/2020  11:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bd251 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's good to see some participation! I was starting to worry.


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Bd251 a Florin is 28.4mm in size not 27.3mm, if yours is, its a fake. Believe me I know


According to Numista, it's 27.3mm and your Australian florin is 27.5. They have the same weight and the UK florin is thicker.
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces4716.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces9267.html

Scores
Princetane - 23
Arkie - 14
Pepactonius - 13
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 Posted 11/01/2020  01:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply




Uk to NZ 18,390 km

20 points I think

@bd your florin should be 28.3 mm


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Australia 1918 Florin - Minted in Melbourne

Distance - 16, 893km = 17 points


Quite a bit further from the UK to Melbourne, than the UK to Australia.
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 Posted 11/01/2020  03:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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According to Numista, it's 27.3mm and your Australian florin is 27.5.
I see 28.3 and 28.5
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 Posted 11/01/2020  05:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Distance - 16, 893km = 17 points
Size - +2 points
Age - -11 to 20 years = 0
Silver comp (.925) = +2
Size +2 points (Also a Florin)


Why do you get points for size twice? Or did I miss something
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 Posted 11/01/2020  09:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bd251 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks everyone for correcting my ability to read numbers diameter is 28.3 not 27.3. I had the correct number in mind when I made the rules (27-29mm max score) so I guess that's good at least.


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Why do you get points for size twice? Or did I miss something


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Quite a bit further from the UK to Melbourne, than the UK to Australia.


Thanks for pointing this out. I guess I need to double check all scores.

Princetane's corrected score: 20
Distance +16 (15192 km)
Date +0
Composition +2
Size +2

Scoreboard:
Gincoin43 - 20 (19-1+0+2)
Princetane - 20
Arkie - 14
Pepactonius - 13
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 Posted 11/01/2020  2:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Why do you get points for size twice? Or did I miss something

Dang it Keith, I didn't realize that,I shoulda stuck with the quetzal I was going to use.
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 Posted 11/01/2020  2:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Dang it Keith, I didn't realize that
I'm a see something say something kinda guy. Sorry
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 Posted 11/01/2020  7:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No you are incorrect, I have 21 points not 20.

Melbourne to London is 16,850km not 15,192km I get 17 points and not 15. No silver florins were minted in perth until the 1950s, all of the Florins before 1942 were minted in Sydney and Melbourne in Eastern Australia not Western or Central Australia, I should not be penalised because of Australia's size.

The NZ Florin was minted at The Royal Mint in London and is also only 50% silver meaning it would only score points for distance as its too base and too recent.

NZ Florin 1937

Distance 19 points (Technically 0 as it was minted in London, hence why I chose a coin made in Australia)
Size 2 points
Age -1 point (35 years later)
Composition - 50% = 0 points

Actual score 20 points or 1

My coin is older and more silvery and its also not made in the UK hence I should be winning.

My score, 17 points for distance, 2 points for size, 2 points for silver content, 0 for age

I have 21 points, the Kiwi coin has 20 points or 1.

I was right about the size of a florin and the points I had.
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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