#5625410 - 04/24/1203:13 PMRe: My 10,000th Post Giveaway Contest!!!!!!!
If you have a dream about out-posting me, you better wake up and apologize.
Originally Posted By: nunfa0
Congrats on making it to 10,000 posts and thanks for the contest.
This is my current favorite. It filled the final spot in my Whitman of Canadian 50 cent coins and is, numismatically, the most important coin in my collection. I LOVE everything about this coin and it makes me happy.
congrats on the 10,000 post physics. yes, this one is one of my favorates as well. the reverses are wonderful
#5626150 - 04/24/1207:37 PMRe: My 10,000th Post Giveaway Contest!!!!!!!
WoodenJeffersonWoodenJefferson I have nothing to add or subtract, I am merely here.
Loc: In the minds of many
I choose this particular coin for many reasons. First of all, I received this coin as a gift from Lordmarcoven as a prize in one of his give-aways and it also has a bit of history. Lordmarcoven questions this Ducats authenticity, but why on earth would anyone go to all that trouble to counterfeit a Ducat? Interesting, but not proven. If nothing else, it's a nice heavy conversation piece.
Jason congrats on your 10,000 th post. That alone could be good or bad...good that you start and respond to topics here, bad in that maybe you spend too much of your time here. I should talk...I'm right behind you.
#5627383 - 04/25/1207:19 AMRe: My 10,000th Post Giveaway Contest!!!!!!!
cpm9ballcpm9ball At this point, I feel I should interject something of little importance in the midst of this very educational Q&A.
Loc: South Florida
Note: I extracted this post of mine from the archives. This medal will always have a most special place in my collection.
For those of you who didn't know, Rey Brown loved to collect railroad-related coins and medals. Several years ago, I spotted such a medal offered at auction by one of my "French Connections" that was quite unusual. I thought of Rey, contacted him and he was definitely interested. Rather than have him take his chances in the auction, I contacted the seller and made him an offer before any bids were placed which he accepted. Upon receipt, I forwarded it along to Rey.
The medal definitely needed some TLC. I took some photos (albeit not too good) of it before sending it along. Later on, Rey started a thread asking for advice on how to clean it. I believe it was Hoot who suggested that he give it a good soak in virgin olive oil. Anyway, I'm posting photos of the before (mine) and after (Rey's) so you can see this medal once again.
After Rey passed last year, I mentioned to Bobby (bsshog40) that I really wished that I could buy the medal from his estate as a token of remembrance. Bobby was kind enough to get in touch with Rey's girlfriend, Donna, and she refused to sell it to me. Instead, she wanted me to have it as a gift. I received the medal yesterday with a note enclosed. It read, in part, "It's my pleasure to give this medal to you. I know in my heart Reynolds would have wanted you to have it. Enjoy & take care, Donna"
There is no indication on the medal who designed it or whether it was struck at the Paris Mint or a private mint. I wish I knew. It appears to be either bronze or copper, 50mm and weighs 63.9gms.
I want to thank Bobby for his help, and I will be forever indebted to Donna for her kind gesture.
Edited by cpm9ball (04/25/1207:20 AM)
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Hey Physics Fan, My favorite coin holds that distinction because it is the coin that most exemplifies, in my collection, the tie between love of History and love of Numismatics. The coin is the 1842-O Seated Liberty Half. This coin was recovered from the SS Republic, a Steam Powered Paddle Wheeler lost on the way from New York to New Orleans, shortly after the end of the Civil War. Oddly enough, this same ship was used by the Confederate Navy as a blockade runner using the name CSS Tennessee. The ship sank in a storm off the coast of Georgia and sat on the bottom, with its treasure of silver and gold coins until 2003. I feel honored and even a little awed to own such a treasure. Here is my historical beauty.
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