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2018/19 Forum competition

Guess the number of Pre medieval coins found throughout the season ie Pre 1066 AD

Sept 2018 to April 2019

Another free weeks trip as the prize for this years new forum comp

Closing date for entry 1st July 2018

You MUST vote first for 'Find of the Year' to be eligible for an entry in this competetion

Updated 1st Sept 2018 - comp entry now CLOSED

Org Clarence 47 BG    
Vir Marj 55 BG    
Fl Rob 59 BG    
Ott Greg BG 60    
Tx Dave 70 BG    
Fl Rob 75    
Brian F 77    
Ark Gary 80 BG    
Ott Greg 85    
Oki Jim 88 BG    
Ne Greg 91    
Ga Buddy 93 BG    
Iowa Rich 95    
Boston Mike 97 BG    
Ark Gary 100    
Fl Alan 101 BG    
Org Mary 102 BG    
Can Ryan 106    
Can Ryan 107 BG    
Ct Todd 110    
Ga Buddy 112    
Ny Ralph 113    
Ct Todd 114 BG    
Jim L 115 BG    
Can Bill 117    
Ks Greg 118    
Can Ed 120    
Mindy 122    
Ga Mike 123 BG    
Ch Ron 124    
Ny Andy 127    
Boston Beau 130    
Can Bill 133 BG    
Wash Tom 136    
Ohio Jerry 138    
My Ron 140    
Fl Chuck 143 BG    
Fl Mark 145 BG    
Mindy 146 BG    
Iowa Rich 147 BG    
Az Reid 148 BG    
Boston Mike S 150    
Boston Beau 151 BG    
Ont Wendy 152 BG    
WiJeff 153 BG    
Ohio Tom 155 BG    
Mass Mike 156    
Org Gary 158 BG    
Mt Jack 160    
Fl Mark 161    
Wendell 164    
Cal Tony 167    
Tx Tom 168    
Mass Mike 171    
Can Rob 173 BG    
Org Stuart 178    
Ont Jim 180    
Tim B 182 BG    
Ml Ron 185 BG    
Fl Chuck 187    
Fl Mitch 188    
My Jack 190 BG    
Ohio Jerry 194 BG    
Oki Jim 195    
Miss Jeff 199    
Ma Rob 200    
Ont Jeff 203 BG    
Ns Andy 205    
Tor Boris 209 BG    
Penn Dennis 211    
Can Rudy 212 BG    
Ont Jeff 217    
Penn Christy 220 BG    
Vig Marg 222    
Miss Brandon 223 BG    
Mitch Jason 225    
Px Reid 226    
Fl Mitch 228 BG    
Wis Steve 229 BG    
Fl Stan 230    
Oh Drew 232    
Can Ron 233    
Mis Brandon 234    
Ont Denny 235 BG    
Can Rob 238    
Tx Dave 240    
Ns Andy 241 BG    
Mis Jeff 242 BG    
Cal Tony 243 BG    
Mich Dave 244    
Org Stuart 247 BG    
Tor Boris 249    
Ont Denny 250    
Ohio Drew 252 BG    
Ga Craig 255    
Nh Scott 262    
Can Rudy 263    
Tx Scott J 267 BG    
Wis Steve 270    
Nh Scott 271 BG    
Miss Sandie 275    
Ont Mike 276    
Ont Wendy 277    
Tx Scott J 280    
Tx Josh 281    
Tx Ali 284    
Io Dale 288    
Penn Dennis 289 BG    
Miss Sandy 291 BG    
Tenn Mark 295    
Penn Christy 300    
Tx Scott 305    
Wis Tim 310    
Can Ron 316 BG    
Marl Scott 317 BG    
Nh Brian 325    
Org Gary 331    
Nh Bob 333    
Wis Jeff 343    
Mo Dan 350    
Ohio Tom 355    
Tx Ali 360 BG    
Tom S 375    
Mo Dan 400 BG    
Org Mary 412    
Fl Allan 418    
Fl Stan 430 BG    
Marl Scott 460    
Boston Heidi 501    
Org Clarence 537    
Sal 640    
Mich Jason 660 BG    
Org Ed 777    
       

 

 

2017/18 Forum competition

Guess the total number of dress/shoe fittings found throughout the season. That is any buckle, clothing fastener, leather mounts, sword hangers, strap ends,clog fasteners etc. NOTE this does NOT include buttons.

Another free weeks trip as the prize for this years new forum comp

Closing date for entry 15th Aug 2017

You MUST vote for 'Find of the Year' to be eligible for an entry

Total 894 - as of 31/8/18

Florida Mark wins the free trip with a guess of 890

Name Number Marl Scott 817
Ont Jim 4800 BG    
Can Ron 4400 BG    
Vir Marg 4353    
Vir Marg 3755 BG    
Tom S 3501    
Ma Robert 3350 BG    
Tx Ali 3384    
Mitch Dave 3248 BG    
Mass Robert 3200    
Ont Jim 3000    
Mitch Dave 2888    
CanRob 2880    
Io Dale 2777 BG    
Can Ed 2750 BG    
Org Clarence 2530    
Tx Scott J 2468    
Ne Greg 2440    
Cal Geo 2390    
Org Mary 2272 BG    
Can Ron 2201    
Boston Beau 2200 BG    
Ch Ron 2164 BG    
Oki Jim 2142 BG    
Tom S 2125 BG    
Org Gary 2066 BG    
Or Ed 2018 BG    
Org Mary 2105    
Cal Geo 2090 BG    
Ot Greg 2000 BG    
Tx Ali 1983    
Marl Ron 1948    
Penn Dennis 1922 BG    
Ga Buddy 1910 BG    
Oki Jim 1833    
Boston Mike 1812    
Can Bill 1800    
Can Rob 1786 BG    
Clarence 1730 BG    
Can Ed 1725    
Ne Greg 1708 BG    
Miss Sandy 1699 BG    
Ron C 1680 BG    
Can Bill 1650 BG    
Fl Mark 1600    
Penn Dennis 1635    
Ct Todd 1570 BG    
Io Dale 1538    
WisJeff 1532    
Miss Jeff 1492 BG    
Ont Dennis 1461 BG    
Ont Wendy 1457 BG    
Fl Rob 1451    
MD Scott 1426 BG    
Fl Stan 1430 BG    
Miss Brandon 1401 BG    
Mindy 1400    
Org Stuart 1383    
Miss Brandon 1368    
Cal Tony 1367 BG    
Fl Chuck 1352    
Mitch Jason 1335    
Wis Steve 1321    
Christy 1300 BG    
Ont Wendy 1292    
My Jack 1281    
Fl Chuck 1273 BG    
Penn Christy 1250    
Ont Denny 1233    
Toronto Boris 1220 BG    
Col Bruce 1211 BG    
Ont Jeff 1205 BG    
Boston Beau 1201    
Sal 1199 BG    
NS Andy 1180 BG    
Can Rudy 1179    
Cal Tony 1167    
MD Scott 1152    
Ohio Drew 1138    
Todd 1110    
My Jack 1126 BG    
Org Stuart 1125 BG    
Nh Scott 1103 BG    
Miss Sandy 1075    
Org Gary 1066    
Ohio Tom 1055    
Ohio Drew 1040 BG    
Az Reid 1030 BG    
Aussie Brad 1026    
Ark Gary 1001    
Io Rich 1000    
Mindy 999 BG    
Ark Gary 975 BG    
Ch Ron 950    
Tenn Mark 945 BG    
Fl Stan 930    
NS Andy 925    
Can Rudy 923    
Tx Dave 901 BG    
Fl Mark 890    
Ga Buddy 875    
Ohio Tom 855 BG    
Ohio Jerry 860 BG    
Fl Mitch 827 BG    
Ott Greg 803    
Tenn Mark 782    
Miss Jeff 777    
Nh Scott 770    
Tor Boris 750    
Ph Reid 727    
Fl Rob 715 BG    
Can Ryan 701 BG    
Dan M 684    
Wendell 660 BG    
Sal 640    
Can Ryan 616    
Mike C 599 BG    
Ont Jeff 590    
Io Rich 550 BG    
Ont Mike 515    
Ohio Jerry 490    
Org Ed 450 BG    
Daniel M 500 BG    
Col Bruce 412    
Wendell 350 BG    
Texas Dave 266    
Ill John 182 BG    

 

2016/17 Forum competition

Guess the total number of milled coins found throughout the season. That is any coin, gold, silver or base metal, ie copper not made by striking between two dies.

Another free weeks trip as the prize for this years new forum comp

Closing date for entry 1st July 2016

You MUST vote for 'Find of the Year' to be eligible for an entry

Comp now ended

Total of of 19/8/17 is 3211 FINAL SCORE

Tenn Mark wins

 

 

2015/16 Forum competition

 

Guess the total number of hammered silver coins found throughout the season. That is any silver coin not made by a milling machine but struck between two dies.

Another free weeks trip as the prize for this years new forum comp

Closing date for entry 1st Aug 2015

You MUST vote for 'Find of the Year' to be eligible for an entry

 

Competition Entry is now CLOSED

Total so far 528 - 28th Aug 2016

Winner Marl Jack

 

 

 

2014/15 Forum competition

Current total finds is 428 coins 19th Aug 2015

 

Guess the number of Medieval coins found throughout the season 1066 to 1485 AD

Another free weeks trip as the prize for this years new forum comp

Closing date for entry 14th Aug August 2014

Only those who have voted for 'Find of the Year' will be eligible to enter this comp. Your name must appear on the name list below the FOTY post before your entry is accepted. The earlier you guess the more chance your guess number is still free.

Comp is now closed

 

 

2013/14 Forum competition

Competition split winners of NH Dave and Can Drew

2013/14 Free forum competition

Guess the number of Pre medieval coins found throughout the season ie Pre 1066 AD

Another free weeks trip as the prize for this years new forum comp

Closing date for entry 1st August 2013

Only those who have voted for 'Find of the Year' will be eligible to enter this comp. Your name must appear on the name list below the FOTY post before your entry is accepted. The earlier you guess the more chance your guess number is still free.

Find comp Total 277

2012/13 Season's Free forum competition

Guess the number of lead musket balls/bullets found throughout the season

Another free weeks trip as the prize for this years new forum comp

Closing date for entry 1st August 2012

COMP CLOSED

4th Aug updated final total for season is 1494

Florida Don wins the free trip with a guess of 1499

2011/12 Season's Free forum competition

Org Ed wins the comp

Guess the number of buttons found throughout the season

Another free weeks trip again as the prize for this year new forum comp. 2011/12 season

We have so far counted over the years for a comp, gold, hammered silver, milled silver, coppers, ancient coins and the results have been fascinating.

This year it is a monster, monster, monster count - buttons

How do you guess the numbers of buttons when loads are usually thrown in the ditch ?

This year I will supply plastic buckets to all Barn leaders to keep in their bus for just those buttons you want to chuck. I will have other separate buckets in each of the full board houses for trash buttons.

I will empty these buckets constantly during the week and add up all the buttons as we so we get a running total on the forum for trash buttons and then another total building up as I do the exports later with buttons guys want to take home.

This will be a wide open guess as there must be thousands of 4 holers on their own.


This will be a lot more work for me but it will be fascinating to see just how many pesky buttons we dig in a season.


Start sending me you guesses by e-mail now

Closing date for guesses was 30th Aug 2011

Final total 18,890 Updated 30th July 2012

Org Ed wins the comp

 



2010/11 Season's Free forum competition - final result in

Florida Don won the comp

Guess the number of Romano/British gold, silver and bronze coins found during the season

Approx Date range 200BC to 400 AD

Prize this year is another biggy - free week, full board holiday, totally inclusive, you just have to get here !

Total is updated as I complete guys export pouches

Final total updated 11th Aug= 480

Send your entries by mail colchesterhunter@colchestertreasurehunting.co.uk . This page wil log all entries so if it does not appear on here in a couple of days then resend me a mail. YOU cannot make the same guess as one that is already on this list

 

This is the official entry list - if you guess is not here then you have not entered yet

COMP is now closed - CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS AUGUST 23rd 2010

 

 

Final total is 3906 coins for the season- Ark Mary wins the free trip with a guess of 3900

Prize this year is another biggy - free week, full board holiday, totally inclusive, you just have to get here !

This years free forum competition is to guess the number of milled copper coins, both English and Foreign found here from Sept 2009 to April 2010. I have never tried to count them so your guess is as good as mine Milled copper coins are those made by means of a milling machine NOT by the process of striking. ie from around 1670 onwards.

Any milled copper coin or token that you could spend will be included.

 

Treasure forum/club competition 2008/2009

Final tally 17th April 2009 at 23.00 is 262 silver milled coins

 

Prize this year is another biggy - free week, full board holiday, totally inclusive, you just have to get here !

This years free forum competition is to guess the number of milled silver coins, both English and Foreign) found here from Sept 2008 to April 2009. I have never tried to count them so your guess is as good as mine Milled silver are those made by means of a milling machine NOT by the process of striking. ie from around 1640 onwards. English milled silver stops in 1947

Final tally 16th April at 23.00 is 262 silver milled coins

Mass Mike wins the free trip

 

The win a 'free weeks holiday' forum comp was won by Idaho Ken with a guess of 331 hammered silver coins found by the end of the hunts, actually number in the end was 335 which is an amazing total. Keep an eye on the site as I will be launching next years competition shortly. It will be to guess the number of milled silver coin found in the season 2008/2009 and the prize will be a free weeks inclusive holiday again.

Current count 335 hammered silver coins

(Count as of 20th April 2008)

Prize this year is a biggy - free week, full board holiday, totally inclusive, you just have to get here !

 

This years free forum competition is to guess the number of hammered silver coins found here from Sept 2007 to April 2008. I have never tried to count them so your guess is as good as mine Hammered silver are those made by the process of striking and not by means of a milling machine.

Hammered silver index

For your entry to be valid your guess must include number of coins found with a date and time as guys will guess the same numbers i.e. 50 by March 10th at 10 am. The closest guess wins the prize. Closing date of the competition is 27th Aug 2007 9am GMT, any guesses arriving after that date are not valid.

 

Prize this year is a biggy - free week, full board holiday, totally inclusive, you just have to get here !

 

Send your entries by mail forumcomp@colchestertreasurehunting.co.uk , please state the forum you are a member of. This page wil log all entries so if it does not appear on here in a couple of days then resend me a mail.

 

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This years winner is from the American Relic forum, Dale (VA) who guessed spot on and wins the Medieval gold coin.

 

This years free forum competition is to guess the overall number of solid gold finds (not plated) that will be made this season from Sept 2006 to April 2007 and by what date. i.e. 20 pieces of gold by 12 PM on March 1st. You MUST post a date and a time as there will be multiple guesses for the same number of pieces found. The prize this year is this beauty 14thC Edward III hammered gold 1/4 Noble

Closing date for your guesses is the 25th August and winner announced in April. Prize is shipped to NA with an approved export license

Both the previous competitions have been won by members of Cal Jeff's California forum !!

Drop me a mail on this link or post on the forum to enter

To watch how the competition is going throughout the year log onto this page to see how you are doing