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Title: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: Neil on December 18, 2008, 08:58:06 PM
Welcome to the first official DetectingWales.com competition!

The rules are really simple. To enter all you have to do is either have made over 5 posts since DetectingWales.com was formed OR to have made 5 (sensible please) posts before midnight on Sunday 21st December 2008.

To enter, simply estimate how many copper coins of William III, Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, etc cartwheel pennies, pennies and half pennies I have found in 2.5 years of detecting in South Wales. Theres a photo below of them to help you out.

The winner is the closest person to the correct answer and will win a silver pre 1900 Commonwealth coin from my own collection.

I'll give you a clue its more than 5 coins but less than 300 coins.

The closing date for entries is midnight on Christmas Eve. The winner will be announced at midday on Christmas Day.

Good Luck, Happy Christmas and may you have a treasure filled New Year!

Neil

P.S. We plan to make this a regular event and hopefully will have something a bit more substantial for this time next year.


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: altinkum on December 18, 2008, 09:20:29 PM
175


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: Richy on December 18, 2008, 10:24:51 PM
Go for it boy !!! Sorry, got carried away.....I'll have a stab at 149.

Richy.  :)


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: bymatt666 (byron) on December 18, 2008, 10:35:12 PM
i reckon it's 153....byron


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: PHIL YNYSBOETH on December 18, 2008, 11:15:22 PM
Hi Neil

How many less than 300? lol                 oh well worth a try ;D

195


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: Terry on December 18, 2008, 11:33:11 PM
Hi Neil
 I will try 273,  I think thats what you told me,
nice to see you on my turf, have a good one,
Terry (Allensbank)


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: borderfox.1495 on December 19, 2008, 12:05:31 AM
hi neil  i will try 186 john


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: Kev on December 19, 2008, 10:24:34 AM
 ??? 190 neil  ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: hedgehog on December 19, 2008, 10:29:58 AM
143 good idea! Sadly I tried to count them, my eyes hurt :(


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: Charles Cater on December 19, 2008, 10:37:11 AM
134 Neil. Thank you.


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: Terry on December 19, 2008, 11:30:27 PM
Hi,   Little do you know, but under that pile  is a container holding more coins,  so I stand by my guess at 273,
(you cant fool me Neil)
Terry


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: simon c on December 20, 2008, 01:12:58 AM
Well i tried counting them ;D then gave up and will have a stab at 105 ::)


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: Neil on December 21, 2008, 01:24:32 AM
Oi Terry - how did you spot that?!?! Only joking - no container, although they are stacked a bit!

Theres been a couple of close answers, but no ones got it exactly yet. Obviously if no one gets it, closest wins.

Keep guessing those who haven't already.

Neil


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: James on December 21, 2008, 03:07:31 PM
ill have a go at 150  :)


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: KANE (DES) on December 21, 2008, 04:52:26 PM
Hi

ill have a guess at 170

regards DES


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: Jeb on December 24, 2008, 10:30:22 AM
93


Title: Re: The Winner is . . .
Post by: Neil on December 25, 2008, 12:07:09 PM


The winner of the first DetectingWales.com official competition is . . . .
















Charles Cater who guessed 134! And the actual answer was 127! Very close to the answer.

Well done Charles - a silver coin of the Britsh Commonwealth pre 19OO will be winging its way to you once I have your address! Please PM me. Congratulations!

Keep logging on for more competitions throughout 2OO9!

As a footnote - I showed my wife the competition photo - she took one look and said "I don't know 127?" To say that my flabber was ghasted would be an understatement. The power of women, eh? And she is adamant that she never cheated!

Happy christmas one and all
Neil


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: PHIL YNYSBOETH on December 25, 2008, 03:51:12 PM
Well done Charles and Merry Christmas to you !

 ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: Richy on December 25, 2008, 04:53:48 PM
Well sussed Charles, an unexpected Xmas pressie! 

Richy.


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: Terry on December 25, 2008, 10:02:17 PM
You told me it was 273, thats the last time i listen to you, ???
Merry Xmas NEIL and I hope you find another 127 over the next 2.5 years because my guess will be 254 next time,
Have a prosperouse ( I spelt that wrong,)  good year to you and everyone on this site,
Happy hunting
Terry  membership number (1)
 


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: Terry on December 25, 2008, 10:03:57 PM
By the way, well done Charles good guess
Terry


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: Al.Thepastfinder, ( Alan ) on January 02, 2009, 04:47:48 PM
145 me finks


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: Neil on January 03, 2009, 09:09:24 AM
Charles the coin arrived this morning and will be sent to you Monday! Hope you like it. Its a Two Anna of India dated 1862 in lovely condition.


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: simon c on January 03, 2009, 09:54:49 AM
Well done Charles,good competition Neil,and a nice coin. :)


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: Charles Cater on January 03, 2009, 10:25:45 AM
Charles the coin arrived this morning and will be sent to you Monday! Hope you like it. Its a Two Anna of India dated 1862 in lovely condition.
Oh!!! What a nice coin Neil, thanks so much. It has started the new year for me with a gift.
HH Mate


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: BottyBurp (Kris) on January 08, 2009, 09:06:54 AM
106?


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: Richy on January 08, 2009, 12:08:54 PM
Kris try 127 lol. ;)

Richy.


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: BottyBurp (Kris) on January 08, 2009, 12:22:31 PM
Kris try 127 lol. ;)

Richy.
Bugger, I knew I should of read all the posts first!
127 was going to be my 2nd guess  :D


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: Jeb on January 16, 2009, 09:31:52 AM
Well done Charlie. !


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: KANE (DES) on February 19, 2009, 08:29:25 PM
 BETTER late than never well done charles  DES


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: DIGGA on March 19, 2009, 09:14:28 PM
159


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: waltonbasinman on March 19, 2009, 09:35:26 PM
My mrs says i live in the past 301. eh, eh.     ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: davtec (dave) on September 10, 2009, 07:08:36 AM
well done charles :o :o


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: adesace on October 22, 2009, 01:17:33 PM
My guess is 223?


Title: Re: Christmas Competition 2008!
Post by: Neil on October 22, 2009, 01:30:50 PM
You are nearly a year too late mate!
Neil


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