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    us
    May 2014
    Central California
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    New guessing contest with a silver prize!

    Back in 2014 I held a contest where I posted pictures of the clad that I had accumulated from my hunts and had TreasureNet members guess how much it totaled. Since then a few other members, including BladeRunner2019, Carolina Tom, and DeepseekerADS have held similar contests. Thank you to those members and any others who I may have missed. I think these types of contests are fun and a nice little variation from the typical show and tell posts. For that reason I decided that I wanted to hold another contest, but I wanted to do something different than having folks guess the total of a clad pile.

    Well after each of my hunts I dump my trash into a couple of buckets in my garage. In fact I weighed them and I had 66 pounds of trash. I figure that it took me a couple of years to fill up the buckets. As I was emptying out my pouch after a recent hunt, it dawned on me as to what I can do. So here is my latest contest:

    Guess how many pull tabs are in this pile of trash that I have dug in the past couple of years. I dumped it all out on my workbench so you can get a better look at it.

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    It took a few days to sort through it all, but I finally finished and separated out all of the pull tabs. Frankly it took substantially longer and was more tedious than I had anticipated, but I actually found about a dollar in clad that I had mixed in with it and found a few relics that I didn't want to throw out. Plus, I'll donate the pulltabs to a local charity that collects them so it was worth the time it took.

    Fine print:
    I will only count modern pull tabs and the old style beaver tails. I will not count partial tabs or a beaver tail if it's not fully intact or missing the "tail."

    Only one guess per person. Guesses will be accepted through 07/19/17 at 11:59 pm, pacific standard time.

    The closest guess wins, either over or under the correct number. If there is a tie, i.e. if the correct number is 100 and someone guesses 99 and someone else guesses 101, the winner will be whoever posted their guess first.

    Oh yeah, I almost forget the most important part. The winner of the contest will be receive a few older coins. I will send the winner a 1915 Barber quarter, a 1910 "V" nickel and a 1889 Indian head cent.

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    Good luck!

  2. #2
    us
    Aug 2011
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    You've got to be kidding?
    3cylbill likes this.

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    Thanks for the Fun!

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    Feb 2015
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    That's a lot of friggin trash but it looks like a fun one... My guess is as follows.....679
    Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand. - Tribe Unknown. Those that lie down with dogs, get up with fleas. - Blackfoot

  5. #5
    us
    May 2014
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    Quote Originally Posted by b3y0nd3r View Post
    You've got to be kidding?
    Nope. And I realize there is no real way to make an educated guess on the number, but it is all for fun anyway.

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    Great idea and generosity

    Good gracious that's a lot of digging there!

    Okay, gotta think,

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    us
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  9. #9
    us
    Silver Coin Fiend

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    Thanks for the contest, and mentioning my name in your post!

    Guess: 900

  10. #10

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    That is some serious earth cleaning and great idea

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    us
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    395

  12. #12
    us
    Jun 2007
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  13. #13
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  14. #14
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  15. #15
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    Sorry Honey, I can’t. I’ve got plans with my metal detector.

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    447.... great idea for a contest!
    I invite you to visit my profile, look what I've found!

 

 
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