Author Rusty Goe awarded a 200-year-old coin to a young numismatist who correctly answered contest questions about the year 1808. Congratulations to both Rusty and the young contest winner. -EditorA Reno boy who correctly answered six questions about the year 1808 had his name drawn Tuesday as the winner of a 200-year-old half-dollar coin.
Garrett Allen, 8, was picked randomly out of hundreds of entries at Southgate Coins, 5032 S. Virginia St.
Allen is a third-grader at Silver Lake Elementary School in north Reno. He said he got the answers to the coin shop's questions by using the internet, a book on presidents and a coin book.
He's interested in coin collecting and said, now that he has the 200-year-old half-dollar, he'll "probably save it and keep it safe."
Children age 12 and younger were eligible to enter.
To read the complete article, see: Boy wins rare coin in contest (http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080806/NEIGHBORHOODS/808060403/1247)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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