Just thought I’d share a few more ideas while they are still fresh. Nothing set in stone though and all would need refined
• Pennies both full and halves, any nation but must have the word Penny on the coin (pretty obvious) two stage comp with a twist each person is limited to say maximum of four(?) entries over the duration of comp.
winner #1 mystery date (probably a NZ penny) but it will only be either a full or a half penny (only I will know)
Winner #2 oldest penny as above either full or half but this time both being eligible, obvoiusly this will more than likely be a Britt variety.
A wee bit of strategy involved with this one…maybe go all out on say four full NZ pennies on the hope that they are the chosen coin for the mystery date element.
Place say one entry in NZ full and one in NZ half for the mystery date leaving two entries for the oldest coin.
OR any number of ways to play it really.
One issue with old coins would be date readings but a 17?6 clearly beats a 187? which would beat a 191? Coin
• Toy car (vehicle) comp another two stage one. First place, hunting for an unknown colour, if colour not found then next on the list kicks into play. At end of comp maybe 6 of the best cars could be chosen and two polls set up for members to vote for their preferred best. (Pretty sure each poll only has three choices)
•Potential also to possibly add a bonus curve ball to the points idea mentioned earlier where a certain colour of a said object maybe gets some bonus points. But this may just over complicate things unnecessary.
The involvement of the cursed pull tab could have a positive spin where a gold ring or two is found as well
•Misc items that could fit somewhere
Keys lead sinkers. Copper nails. Foreign coins. Badges. Bullets. Buttons. Animals. Military. Rings Spoons/forks/knives. Pet I’d tags. Silver. Gold. pacman coins. Lures. Best find. Biggest find. Smallest find. Most unusual. Best iron find. Best post. Best in the field picture etc etc