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Only 3 in public collections and looks like it got hit with a lawnmower :(

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Great read Steve,and yes a extremely rare find,often seen as the Holy Grail of gold coinage here in the UK,it may be seen as really bet up,but the main coin itself is untouched and will handed over to a skilled goldsmith to be heated to the correct temperature and will be made totally flat again back into near perfect condition,that also will then be a stunning coin again and wont detract anything from the value of this rare find.

Steve,great story on a great find,a extremely valuable coin as well,very well found.

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It's pretty common to find coins over there in the fields to have been taco'd by a plow.

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The two coins were 150 metres apart, yet someone decided they belong 'together'. Sure, they could have been dropped together, and one got stuck to the mud of a tractor tyre and taken for a ride up the field. But these details can have implications, affecting whether a find gets officially declared 'Treasure' or not ... with financial / legal procedures / paperwork to deal with.

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Great read Steve and thank you for posting it.

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