Rob, or Lord Marcovan, is a coin collector from, well, somewhere out west depending on where you start. The good Lord has suggested a giveaway for the History of England - very generous of him it is too.
So the rules are:
You have to post a comment on this post - it could be anything: a comment, a suggestion to improve the podcast (don't speak so fast for example), or a subject you'd like me to cover or a question.
- We'll put the names in the hat for all the commenters, and then pull one out at random on 8th January
- Rob will send the winner their coins
What could be simpler? Thanks Rob.
Here are the coins that Rob is offering to you all:
And finally here's Rob's original post, so you know the background !
Hello, David and fellow listeners! This is Rob in the USA. Happy Holidays and greetings from the Golden Isles of Georgia! I haven't listened to this episode yet- I'm still back a ways and haven't caught up. I'm still a relatively new listener. Anyway, David, you'd earlier put out a call for some listener podcast contributions and such, but I believe it fell flat. I for one don't have the necessary technical skill to contribute in that way. But here's what I propose to do... I'm a coin guy, you see (longtime collector and part time dealer). And I love old English coins. So I thought I'd pledge a giveaway of some fun old coins. Nothing super valuable, mind you- I haven't got the money to offer up a nice gold sovereign or Anglo Saxon penny, though I do periodically get inexpensive medieval coins. What I propose is this. Just for fun, I hereby pledge to donate a small group of five old coins, as a promotional giveaway to some lucky History Of England podcast listener. If David would see fit to make a short announcement in a future episode, and challenge all listeners to "stand and deliver"- in other words, stand up and be counted by posting a comment- then I'll take a random number generator and select a winner from amongst those who commented. (In other words, the digital equivalent of drawing a name from a hat). I can then send the coins to the winner, once I've been provided a shipping address. (Alternately, I could ship them to David and he could mail them from the UK, but I'm perfectly willing to save him the hassle and ship direct from this side of the pond.) I enjoy podcasts like this immensely- they make my dull overnight shifts more tolerable. So what say ye all? Want to win some coins? Just add a comment or do whatever it is David decides to announce. I stand by, ready to donate them. Don't forget his PayPal donation link, too. I've been too cheap to use it thus far, so let this be my first modest contribution. If the response is good, then hey- who knows- maybe I'll do it again later, with an even older and better coin or two! DISCLAIMER: David had no prior notice of me offering this. I'm going under my own initiative, here. If he decides for whatever reason that such a giveaway would cause problems for him, then it's off. But otherwise, it could be fun, eh?