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Journeyman

The Amazing Sprint Sense Dime Find

I was going through my old coin collection and I came across what looked to be a golden dime.

After some quick internet research, I found that Sprint ran a promotion back in the 90s where they released 1,000 24k-gold plated dimes into circulation. The first person to claim they had one won $25,000 and the rest supposedly won $1,000.

I am curious if all 1,000 were turned in? Is it possible that I discovered one after all these years? If so, does the coin hold any value besides the obvious 10¢? Will Sprint still honor this deal if it does turn out to be one of their dimes? 

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GrandMaster

Re: The Amazing Sprint Sense Dime Find

i have zero idea about this but mind posting a pic of it? wouldnt mind checking it out..seems cool.

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Community Manager

Re: The Amazing Sprint Sense Dime Find

This was before my time.  I went into our archives and found a press release:

 

Kansas City, MO, April 4, 1997 (DLD Digest) -- Rare gold-plated dimes will be dropped today into U.S. currency circulation, sparking a modern-day Gold Rush. On Thursday, April 3, 1,000 24 karat gold-plated dimes will be placed in circulation across the country. From coast to coast, consumers who discover these Amazing gold dimes will have the chance to turn them into dollars -- up to $25,000 to be exact. To find the special gold dimes, consumers can put their gold pans aside because The Amazing Kreskin, the "world's foremost mentalist," will give his predictions as to where the dimes are located. Kreskin will kick off The Amazing Sprint Sense Dime Find on April 3 from the Dime Savings Bank of New York at 60th and Park Avenue in New York City. Simultaneously across the country, 1,000 gold dimes will be dropped in locations where consumers make phone calls. Sprint, the communications giant recognized for its flat dime-a-minute long distance rate, is turning TV fantasy into reality with the Amazing Sprint Sense Dime Find. Current Sprint television ads depict consumers gaining "magical" control over their life after finding Sprint's dime on the street. The Amazing Sprint Sense Dime Find brings the magical feel of the commercials to life and truly shows the power of Sprint's Amazing dime. "We're literally taking Sprint's advertising campaign out of the TV and into the real world," said Tom Kessler, director of marketing for Sprint's Consumer Services Group. "Just as the ads show that discovering Sprint's dime-a-minute rate can help consumers gain control of their long distance bill, finding one of Sprint's Amazing gold dimes could help them control other areas of their life, with a chance for prizes up to $25,000." In order to turn Sprint's Amazing gold dimes to dollars, consumers must call 1-888-GRAB-GOLD (1-888-472-2465) to report their gold dime find. The first person to call 1-888-GRAB-GOLD and complete Sprint's gold dime verification process will win a $25,000 Amazing Sprint Sense Dime Find grand prize and one year of free long distance from Sprint. Each of the next 10 individuals who call 1-888-GRAB-GOLD and repeat Sprint's gold dime verification process will receive a year's worth of free long distance and an Amazing Sprint Sense Dime Find runner-up prize of $1,000. Others who call after the first 11 reported and verified finds may turn in their gold dime for prepaid long distance prizes.

 

A couple of items here.  We are no longer in the long-distance business and the 888-Grab-Gold is a dating service now.  

GrandMaster

Re: The Amazing Sprint Sense Dime Find

so...what youre saying is "grab gold" might still work for that dating site as a name lol.

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Re: The Amazing Sprint Sense Dime Find


@fireguy_6364 wrote:

so...what youre saying is "grab gold" might still work for that dating site as a name lol.


Dude, I had so many jokes, but the Backspace button won.

GrandMaster

Re: The Amazing Sprint Sense Dime Find

oh trust me..im right there with you..my brain actually beat my typing this round though..

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Journeyman

Re: The Amazing Sprint Sense Dime Find

I also have one of these dimes and would like to know if sprint still honors it ?? 

Community Manager

Re: The Amazing Sprint Sense Dime Find

No, the contest ended over 2 decades ago.

Journeyman

Re: The Amazing Sprint Sense Dime Find

So there was an expiration date? Okay then would you please tell me what the expiration date was?

Community Manager

Re: The Amazing Sprint Sense Dime Find

If memory serves, it was like like April 1998.

 


@Kbk_0117 wrote:

So there was an expiration date? Okay then would you please tell me what the expiration date was?


 

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