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BWJM
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« on: July 01, 2010, 01:36:34 pm »

CONTEST - Win five free note certifications from BCS!

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Our contest in May to win a world paper money errors book was so successful, I decided to do it again! But this time, I've partnered with BCS Banknote Certification Service in Kitchener, Ontario, to give away a total of twenty five free note certifications to five lucky members of this site.

The Serial Number Database has been loaded up with five secret numbers. The first five forum members to add a note to the SNDB that matches one of those secret numbers will win five free note certifications! The odds of winning are about 1:200. The more notes you add to the SNDB, the better chance you have of winning.

To enter the contest, simply add your notes to the Serial Number Database!

If the SNDB declares you a winner, you need to email me a scan or photo of the winning note to confirm that you actually have it. If you've already deposited the note back to the bank, or if you've spent it, your win will be disqualified. Only new entries to the SNDB as of this posting are eligible. Winners will receive an email from BCS confirming their prize. Estimated prize value: CAD$75.00. Winners are responsible for paying all costs above and beyond the basic note certification cost (ie: insurance, shipping, and all additional certifications). BCS reserves the right to cancel or revoke the offer at any time. There are five separate prizes available to be won, but you can only win once. Only notes entered to the SNDB after the start of the contest are eligible to win.

If you have any questions about this contest, please email or PM me.

For more information on BCS Banknote Certification Service, click here.

[edit]THIS CONTEST IS NOW OVER. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED BY ENTERING NOTES TO THE SERIAL NUMBER DATABASE, AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS![/edit]
« Last Edit: August 13, 2010, 06:08:48 pm by BWJM »

BWJM, F.O.N.A.
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010, 01:21:33 am »

We have our first winner!

Congratulations to kobecurrency for being the first of five winners of five free note certifications from BCS!

There are still four more sets available folks, so keep entering your notes for more chances to win!

BWJM, F.O.N.A.
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President, IBNS Ontario Chapter.
Treasurer, Waterloo Coin Society.
Show Chair, Cambridge Coin Show.
Fellow of the Ontario Numismatic Association.
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010, 12:29:03 pm »

Are you talking about prefixes or actual numbers?  If it is numbers then the chances of winning are way less then 1:200 unless only 200 people enter their serials into the database.

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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010, 12:33:23 pm »

The mechanics of how the winning numbers are chosen will not be disclosed, but you can trust that the odds are accurate. They have been repeatedly tested both by brute force and mathematical theory.

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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2010, 08:34:33 pm »

We have our second winner!

Congratulations to Wizard1 for being the second of five winners of five free note certifications from BCS!

There are still three more sets available folks, so keep entering your notes for more chances to win!

BWJM, F.O.N.A.
Life Member of CPMS, RCNA, ONA, ANA, IBNS, WCS.
President, IBNS Ontario Chapter.
Treasurer, Waterloo Coin Society.
Show Chair, Cambridge Coin Show.
Fellow of the Ontario Numismatic Association.
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2010, 10:00:29 pm »

There are still three prizes available to be won... All you have to do to have a chance to win is enter your notes into the SNDB.

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Treasurer, Waterloo Coin Society.
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2010, 07:27:27 pm »

There is one prize left of five free note certifications from BCS.

Congratulations to our four winners so far: kobecurrency, Wizard1, walktothewater, and 50monarch!

BWJM, F.O.N.A.
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President, IBNS Ontario Chapter.
Treasurer, Waterloo Coin Society.
Show Chair, Cambridge Coin Show.
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2010, 11:54:48 pm »

The final prize pack has been awarded to rudyk. Congratulations!

With that, this contest is now wrapped up. Look forward to more contests in the future, but in the meantime, keep entering your notes!

Thank you to everyone who participated, and congratulations to our winners!

BWJM, F.O.N.A.
Life Member of CPMS, RCNA, ONA, ANA, IBNS, WCS.
President, IBNS Ontario Chapter.
Treasurer, Waterloo Coin Society.
Show Chair, Cambridge Coin Show.
Fellow of the Ontario Numismatic Association.
 

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