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Zurie's 2000th Post Contest -- Counterfeit Detection!

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 Posted 05/21/2020  4:56 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I enjoyed holding a 1000th post contest a couple years ago, and I've decided to hold another contest for my 2000th post.

The two prizes will be mint state silver commemorative half dollars, including the 1946-D Booker T Washington and the 1952-P Washington-Carver pictured below. I'll post the rules of the contest tomorrow morning--it will require some skill and knowledge, and perhaps a little bit of luck. To be eligible, you'll need at least 50 posts, and I'll only ship prizes to the USA.

Get ready!


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 Posted 05/21/2020  6:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
( I'm no pro, it's just my humble opinion )
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 Posted 05/21/2020  6:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Yes sir. Thx for holding this contest @zurie!
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 Posted 05/22/2020  03:36 am  Show Profile   Check ryurazu's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ryurazu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congrats on 2000TH post
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 Posted 05/22/2020  09:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ok I'm ready , now what ?
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 Posted 05/22/2020  10:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Ok I'm ready , now what ?


Gotta build the drama! Okay, here we go. Below are photos of eight coins. The challenge is to determine which coins are counterfeit and which are genuine. Assume all coins are non-magnetic, and all weights and dimensions are correct.

The first member who determines correctly which coins are counterfeit gets their choice of the commemorative halves, and the second member who gets them all right will get the other coin.

Post your numbered guesses on this thread, but please don't explain your reasoning so that everyone has an equal chance. I'll post the answers at the end of the contest. There are indicators that will identify the fakes, but some of them are not very easy, so feel free to guess if you aren't sure. If there aren't two winners by the end of the day, you can have a second set of guesses tomorrow.

Good luck!


1. 1876-S Trade dollar


2. 1840 Large cent


3. 1900-S Half eagle


4. 1893-O Morgan dollar


5. 1911-P Quarter eagle


6. 1909-S-VDB Lincoln cent


7. 1937-D Buffalo 3-legged


8. 1942/41 Mercury dime
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 Posted 05/22/2020  10:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
An interesting contest, and one that I am unlikely to win as I have no idea on several of these. I hope that I at least hit 50% correct.

1. fake
2. fake
3. real
4. fake
5. real
6. real
7. fake
8. fake
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 Posted 05/22/2020  10:37 am  Show Profile   Check Tanman2001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Tanman2001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My guesses:

1. fake
2. fake
3. real
4. real
5. real
6. fake
7. fake
8. fake
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 Posted 05/22/2020  10:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1. fake
2. fake
3. real
4. fake
5. real
6. fake
7. fake
8. real
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 Posted 05/22/2020  11:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
3-4-5-7 are real. Congrats on your milestone.
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 Posted 05/22/2020  1:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1. Fake
2. Fake
3. Real
4. Real
5. Real
6. Real
7. Fake
8. Fake
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 Posted 05/22/2020  1:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nfine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All fake
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1. fake
2. fake
3. fake
4. fake
5. real
6. real
7. real
8. fake
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1-fake
2-real
3-fake
4-real
5-real
6-real
7-real
8-fake
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 Posted 05/22/2020  8:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, so far no one has gotten all 8 right, although one person got 6 out of 8 correct, which is really quite good. Starting tomorrow morning, I will reveal the answer to one coin each day, so there will be fewer unknowns to deal with. Within a few days it should be much easier and we'll get our two winners.
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1 Real

2 fake

3 real

4 real

5 real

6 fake

7 real

8 fake
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