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I don't think you found a fake.  They would fake something else, not that.

Get it shot with an XRF but not in the town where you are finding the coins.

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Simon check your mint marks on your coins. Gold sovereign looks good but fakes do occur but yours has been there for a while and back then they were only worth about gold value.

 

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For the history buffs out there the 1866 coin I found is quite a remarkable find.

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An article appeared in the paper today saying the first European settler first moored a boat in the area (70 miles) from where I found the coin in 1856, so obviously it was a long time after that the real settlement took place and also the coin was over 70 miles from where they created the settlement in the area so to find a coin from 1866 is a pretty stunning find.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/books/115851029/tempestuous-tale-of-invercargills-first-settler-now-a-factbased-novel

To me it's my best find at this site so far and possibly a coin one of the first settlers dropped.

A couple of days off for skiing now, but I'll be back at it Monday.

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On September 20, 2019 at 11:39 AM, phrunt said:

A couple of days off for skiing now, but I'll be back at it Monday.

:laugh: This is probably one of the best one liners ever Simon!

 Hope you haven't over worked yourself finding all these silvers and now what looks like a genuine gold coin! :biggrin:

Your lucky a detecting club has not flocked all its members to your spot by now...over here in the states spots like yours are non existent... I think you have found The Field of Dreams over there...nice work I was wondering how you were coming along...

strick

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Congratulations Simon on all the killer finds and showing us the goods. Best of luck!

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I went back today for day 12, I was worn out before I even started after days of detecting followed by a couple of days skiing.  It felt like I was going to fall asleep on the ski lift yesterday. I arrived much later than usual at about 10.30am and it was hot too, 16c, 60.8° F, too hot to be digging hundreds of holes 🙂  and seeing I wasn't motivated I only stayed an hour and a half.

At the time I felt I wasn't doing very well, I didn't think I got too many coins.  I was digging a lot of junk.  I was working a new area outside of the field under the power lines.  I was forced to drop my sensitivity to 18 due to that.

My first coin of the day on my walk through the field to the bit under the power lines was an old penny from 1916, it's got one of the green growths on it, I don't understand why some get this, others don't, even far older ones come up good more often than not.

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Depth was nothing special.

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This was my find of the day, a NZ Half Crown.  Pretty poor condition, unfortunately the NZ ones were cupro-nickel.  It's the first Half Crown I've found at this location, people didn't lose them often it seems.

This is what it should look like

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I did mange to find one silver, pretty poor going but I guess I was only there an hour and a half. 1946 threepence.

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I had a hunch there would be coins under the wire fence line, I struggled with the 15x12" coil under the fence and only tried one small piece of it but did manage to pull up a decent find, a 1950 One Florin. I haven't found many Florins. I'll do under the fence another day with the 6" coil.

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Here is the spot I was detecting, the powerlines were in the worst possible place, right where I wanted to detect 🙂  The Nox handled them reasonably well considering the coil size and ran at 18 sensitivity with no falsing.  The grass is really browning off now in parts, we haven't had much rain with a lot of frosts.

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I decided to call it a day now and walk back through the field to my car and found a 1951 One Penny. Possibly on ground I've been over.

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Again not overly deep.

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The days junk, that giant nail/bolt looking thing came up a solid 17 on the ID's but had the odd iron grunt when I pressed the horse shoe....

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The good stuff, I put both 10 cent coins in that photo as you'll see one says its One Shilling and 10, the other just says 10, the Shilling must have been a transitional coin on the way to decimal currency.

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The regulars 🙂

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And the decomposed Half Crown!   I'll rest this afternoon to try recover enough to try again tomorrow.    At the time I thought I was doing terrible, however I dug 23 coins in an hour and a half, better than a normal good day.

I'm not overly concerned about a metal detecting club hitting my "field of dreams" strick 🙂 I don't think they exist here.  I couldn't even get JW to hit it :laugh:

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Just spotted this thread, and wow have you been tearing it up! 

Tons of silver and a great assortment of coins, love that early Micky pin, pretty cool. 

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Great finds, keep it up.

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That bolt looks like an engine head valve and the lack of rust at the top make me think I might be right. People don't know how long it takes to properly detect a area, be for Coins or Gold. I never had that problem of fatigue 40 years ago when I was fully in evolved in chasing coins. Guess I was a lot younger then, in my 30's. Well the coins are mounting up quite quick, keep it up. 

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+1 on on the valve id. I find it amazing where they show up. Found one a couple of years ago, in a small pasture field on he edge of The North Yorkshire Moors. Miles from anywhere....

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