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I bet it was fun getting all the gold coins..... 21/21/22/22/21/21/22/22/21/22 🙂 Well done.

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Phrunt, sure was! now it's just a matter of going back for all those 16, 16, 13, 10, 13, 16, 10, 13, 16, 10, 16, 10s

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Nice results, and a $25 casino chip?  That's quite a bonus!

6 hours ago, Erik Oostra said:

...a tungsten carbine wedding ring (worth between $250 - $300 online)...

I think the word 'worth' can be confusing.  I assume you mean if you were to buy one new it would cost you that much.  Turning yours into cash is likely going to lead to a disapponting result.  Ideally you find someone ready to leap at the high pricetag for a new one and intercept that transaction, offering a used one for less.

Precious metal jewelry is supported by the bottom line that it has bullion value.  Tungsten, although a specialty metal with its strength, high melting point, and high density (specific gravity), is common enough and in low enough demand that it doesn't compete with silver, gold, platinum, etc.

Sounds like you've found a honey hole.  Don't let the tide sweep it away before you get the chance(s) to harvest more.

 

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Don't get too caught up in hunting for modern coins either, look for the old ones if you have areas with history around! That's when you start to find the good stuff..  My little list of Target ID's might help you a bit, especially because there are the same British coins in OZ too.  You'll just need to track down the ID's of the old Aussie coins.  The Aussie Pennys fall between 22 and 28 I've found, depending on their corrosion level.  Usually 24 to 26 for me.

NZ Silver Threepence, British 50% Silver Threepence  = 16/17
NZ Silver Sixpence, British 50% Silver Sixpence = 18/19
NZ Silver Shilling, British 50% Silver Shilling = 21
NZ  Silver Florin, British 50% Silver Florin = 26
NZ Silver Half crown, British 50% Silver Half Crown = 27/28
NZ and British Penny and 1/2 Penny = 16, 21, 23, 24 - ID drops with corrosion (29 and 27 when clean)
NZ 1 cent = 21
NZ 2 cent = 25/26
NZ 5 cent and cupro nickel sixpence = 9/10
NZ Old 10 cent and cupro nickel shilling = 11/12
NZ Old 20 cent and cupro nickel florin = 16/17
NZ Old 50 cent and cupro nickel half crown = 17/18
Cupro nickel NZ Threepence = 3/4
NZ / AUS $1, $2 = 21/22
British Farthing = Typically around 15 (24 when clean)
British 925 Threepence = 21/22
British 925 Sixpence = 26/27
British 925 Shilling = 29/30
British 925 Florin = 31/32
British 925 Half crown = 33/34
1/2 Sovereign - 15
Full Sovereign - 18

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9 minutes ago, phrunt said:

Full Sovereign - 18

Hi Simon, Did you find out if it was a genuine Full Sovereign? 🤔The weight wasn't making it look promising at a couple of grams shy of what it should have been.

Nice haul Erik.👍

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2 hours ago, phrunt said:

Don't get too caught up in hunting for modern coins

Thanks for those target id's.. I've been keeping my eye open for old coins as well, especially at Picnic Bay where I've found a few Australian 3 and 6 pence and a shilling (with a ram's head).. even though i'd been over that beach many times we've had a few very high tides which revealed them all in the same patch.. their id numbers varied wildly depending on the corrosion.. it's even a joy finding 1 and 2 cent pieces.. I'm sure there's more old coins to be found at the other bays and historical sites like the old school, the Fords (a WW2 anti aircraft installation) and the old quarantine station..         

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Great finds, I'm thinking I might have to move Australia. Weather alone is better, but I'm not a fan of the great white. Hope you find some more next run around. I'll be waiting on the photo's

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Great hunt and fantastic finds.

Was that a diamond ring I saw in the picture?

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1 minute ago, 2Valen said:

Was that a diamond ring I saw in the picture?

2Valen, i wish it was.. it's a tiny silver ring with a little turtle..

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