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Old Tue Dec 07, 2004, 05:11pm
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Hey Guys... I'm looking to get a flipping coin, but I don't want it to have any specific association logo. I've seen the 9/11 commemoratives, but I think I'd rather get one that has just an umpire's mask, or a ball on one side and a bat on the other, or something generic like that. I checked at Honig's, GerryDavis, and pluspos, and all they have is the Zebra coin or football coins.

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Lee
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Old Tue Dec 07, 2004, 05:43pm
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Being nearly a neighbor of Canada, I just use the Canadian $1 coin (the so-called "Loonie") It is a farily large (about the size of the Kennedy half-dollar) gold-colored coin with Queen E. on the head and a loon on the tail. I keep it well-shined. It is unusual enough (in the USA) to often get a comment or two.
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Old Tue Dec 07, 2004, 10:52pm
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Lee,

Go to the bank and see if they have any silver dollars.
Get a couple and keep'em handy. That is what I normally
use. NSA, NFHS, ASA, AFA, USSSA, they all have their own
but you stated you did not want a logo on it.
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Old Wed Dec 08, 2004, 09:03am
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Flipping Coins

Go to a search engine such as "Alltheweb.com" and type in "The Pin Man". That is a vendor I have used to create trading pins when I or others from Indiana have had the chance to go to some Nationals. I believe you'll find some generic flipping coins on that site. If not that one go to another "pin" site and I'm sure you'll find something to your liking.
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Old Wed Dec 08, 2004, 04:05pm
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the Pin Man

In Seattle we have used the Pin Man for our coins and have had fabulous results...they can do almost anything for you. Many other associations have used them as well...you can see many samples (including ours) on their web site.
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Old Thu Sep 24, 2009, 10:10am
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We have made some flipping coins for groups of officials before. They do have to be orders of over 100. But they are great for organizations or associations. Check us out on the web at www.spiritpins.com
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Old Thu Sep 24, 2009, 11:01am
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I have a nice collection of military organization "challenge coins," including several duplicates. I use the dupes as flipping coins.
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Old Thu Sep 24, 2009, 11:37am
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Hey Guys... I'm looking to get a flipping coin, but I don't want it to have any specific association logo. I've seen the 9/11 commemoratives, but I think I'd rather get one that has just an umpire's mask, or a ball on one side and a bat on the other, or something generic like that. I checked at Honig's, GerryDavis, and pluspos, and all they have is the Zebra coin or football coins.

Any suggestions?

Lee

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We have made some flipping coins for groups of officials before. They do have to be orders of over 100. But they are great for organizations or associations. Check us out on the web at www.spiritpins.com
Am I just cynical or does this seem like someone set up a spam posting? Lee comes on here and posts about coins. Suddenly, spirit pins comes on here and makes very first post about coins???? Seems awfully suspicious to me, or maybe it's just the cop in me!!!
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Old Thu Sep 24, 2009, 11:41am
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Am I just cynical or does this seem like someone set up a spam posting? Lee comes on here and posts about coins. Suddenly, spirit pins comes on here and makes very first post about coins???? Seems awfully suspicious to me, or maybe it's just the cop in me!!!
I doubt it. Spirit waited nearly 5 years before answering this post.
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Old Thu Sep 24, 2009, 12:54pm
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I doubt it. Spirit waited nearly 5 years before answering this post.
Wow! That WAS a well thought out SPAM set up!!!
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Old Thu Sep 24, 2009, 01:01pm
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I doubt it. Spirit waited nearly 5 years before answering this post.
Well, I heard people in Washington were a little slow
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Old Thu Sep 24, 2009, 01:04pm
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Well, I heard people in Washington were a little slow
Crap. You just woke up (apparently taking a break) SRW.
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Old Thu Sep 24, 2009, 03:36pm
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LOL, didn't read date on post. At least my spam radar is still intact!
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Old Thu Sep 24, 2009, 08:17pm
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Throughout an entire high-level SP tournament, I used a "gold" coin I found in the parking lot when I arrived. Actually, it was a "token" intended for use in certain, uh . . . entertainment arcades.

On the obverse (heads), the token depicted the figure of a young woman from the waist up; the reverse (tails) depicted the figure from the waist down. I will leave it to readers of this post to divine what degree of clothing was depicted on this figure. This flip coin was quite successful. Though players were accustomed to ASA flip coins, I received compliments on it throughout the tournament.

I believe it is of socio-anthropological interest that in all 28 games I did over the four days, everyone whose duty it was to call "heads" or "tails" made the same call (in the vernacular, of course).
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Old Thu Sep 24, 2009, 09:15pm
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A local umpire uses a Lincoln penny......that's six inches in diameter.

Gets a few chuckles, but everyone pays attention when he tosses it in the air.
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