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The Wrong Kind Of Gold... But There Is A Coincidence

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Great catch!!!!   

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Very nice!

I wish you more luck in the future and start finding the ones that look newer.

Of course all of them are great.

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Gerry: All gold is good! 

Never had any luck finding gold coins. On the bucket list though -

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Super awesome; congrats to you both! 

A few years ago I was hunting an old school ground when the target ID on my Minelad X-terra 705 read the exact number for a $5 gold piece. The school was built in the 1950’s or 60’s era, so I knew it couldn't be a gold coin, but a non-ferrous item that just so happened to ID the same. At a depth of 6 to 8 inches I saw the glint of gold at the bottom of the hole...could it be after all? It did indeed turn out to be gold: a 14k Black Hills gold locket sold at Kohl's Department Store!

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Look at that young, boyish face ... (not Lunk) ... Gerry in that old picture!

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Nice coin Gerry, we do a bit of coin collecting here as well, and by chance yesterday in change from a shop here in Ozzie I got a silver Quarter Dollar, is was mixed in with some of our Ozzie one dollar coins, how I dont know because ours are gold coloured and the 1/4 dollar is silver coloured.  There is a saying and an add on TV here "shoulda went to Specsavers" 

It is a bit tarnished but recognizable.  I'll keep it in my collection, as I've never had one before.

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cheers dave

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Yes and both of you were just 50 feet from me when you found them.  I'm jealous and my bucket list includes a coin just like yours and Steve's.  Thanks for posting.

Your friend

Gary

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1 hour ago, brogansown said:

Yes and both of you were just 50 feet from me when you found them.  I'm jealous and my bucket list includes a coin just like yours and Steve's.  Thanks for posting.

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Gary

Gary,  I did not know you were with Steve when he found his.  How funny is that?  You were with me when I dug mine almost 20 yrs ago and then you were there at the same location last week with Steve and watched him dig his 1st gold coin.  Wow, I think I'll start hanging around you more often.  We have had some great hunts, stories and memories together.  Thanks for being a friend.

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