Jan 172012

“The son of a grocer, I was born on this day (17 January old style) in the mid-nineteenth century. I began writing as a means of supporting my family while I also studied to become a doctor. I am remembered for four dramatic masterpieces, hundreds of short-stories and many letters. Who am I?”

Here’s your chance to win a coin meticulously struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver celebrating this world-famous writer.

How To Enter

If you think you know who he is, email your answer to contest@perthmint.com.au. Mark your reply ‘January 2012 Blog Competition’ and include your name, telephone and Perth Mint membership number. (Not yet a member? Register here) Entries close by 17 February 2012. Eligible entrants will be included in the free draw and the winner will be notified by telephone. (T&Cs)

WINNER: The answer is Anton Pavlovich Chekhov. Congratulations to the winner Prof. V. Jäger of Stuttgart, Germany.


  One Response to “COMPETITION: Win a silver coin celebrating this literary genius”

  1. I know this genius, hopefully I’ll be able to win this wonderful competition.

    Regards from Malaysia


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