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Eric you should point out that the smaller gold colour coin is a $2 and the larger ones are a $1 coin. At least NZ have got the size right. I have found that there is a lot more $2 coins that $1 at most of the beaches that I have done. Back in the 1980s when detecting was new it was a contest to see who got to $100 first the wife or me.

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8 hours ago, geof_junk said:

I have found that there is a lot more $2 coins that $1 at most of the beaches that I have done.

Very true, I've often thought the same.. everyone seems to lose the little buggers.. That's half the reason I kept going into 'coin mode', all those 2 dollar coins add up quick.. it feels like the detector is paying for itself with some dollars left over for a case of beer at the end of the week.. It's rarer to find jewellery (but always a bigger buzz) and most of my finds I've given away, it's been a bit like 'if the ring fits she was obviously meant to wear it'.. but i'll be hanging onto the necklace a bit longer, not that'll wear it but because it's chunky and heavy and gold.. and bragging rights at the pub! 😃 

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This digging everything malarkey is working out well.. here's some more finds over the last few days.. the best one is the silver 1 florin - 2 shilling coin (King George 1912).. I had no idea there was such a coin.. another great find was the other butterfly brooch, just like the one I found a few months back.. they've got to be a pair.. there was also a Ripcurl watch and a radio from a weather balloon..  





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Interesting variety on that hunt !

AND Matching butterflies !  THAT was a lucky find. 



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2 minutes ago, rvpopeye said:

Interesting variety on that hunt !

Thanks rvpopeye, these finds were over a few days at different bays around the island.. the coin was at a place i've called the 'silver mine' where i was trying out my new 15'' Coiltex coil on my Foxy Noxy.. early days yet but it does seem to punch a bit deeper than the largest Minelab coil, at least on the beach.. also found a few silver 'ram's head' shillings and an assortment of 6 and 3 pence.. 

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