Tom Kays passed along this announcement for a new metal detecting competition sponsored by the Colonial Coin Collectors Club (C4). Great idea!
"C4 offers cash prizes for photos/data about digging up colonial coins in North America. The contest runs until August 1, 2023 and winners will be announced at the Fall 2023 Whitman Coin Expo in Baltimore."
For American Colonial numismatic items
recovered in North America between
August 1, 2022 and August 1, 2023.
Cash prizes and more!
Open to everyone – members and non-members
For complete details, visit
RULES, REGULATIONS, INFORMATION & PICTURE SUBMISSION:
A free entry contest open to everyone, C4 members and
non-members as well.
Only North American found colonial numismatic items
acceptable. These include coin, artifact or hoard.
Competition timeline from August 1, 2022 to August 1, 2023.
All contestants must submit photos of the obverse and reverse along with date, county
and state recovered.
Please send submissions to each of the 2 email addresses: Region1VP@colonialcoins.org and
No limit to number of submissions entered for the 2022/2023 competition.
Preference to competitors who also produce a photo or video of their find in situ.
If item is cleaned, a pre and post photo is recommended.
The winning finds will be determined solely within the discretion of the C4 metal detecting committee.
The committee will meet and determine the winners in time for it to be announced at our
2023 C4 convention in Baltimore. Winners do not need to be present to win.
Grand Prize: $150.00
First Runner Up: Prize: $100.00
Second Runner Up Prize: $50.00
4th thru 6th place contestants receive a book authored by Will Nipper titled In Yankee
Doodle's Pocket: The Myth, Magic & Politics Of Money In Early America.
All images and information submitted become the property of C4 and may be used by C4 for
publicity or research purposes.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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