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AussieGamer_Ben
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03 January 2016 02:57 pm

this is just my curiousity talking. but when detecting for coins in public places like parks, camp grounds, any usual place u can detect. if u do find coins is it finders keepers. or is there a process u have to follow before u can legally say its urs


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Ramjet
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03 January 2016 03:03 pm

There is a law called Theft by finding. Short version is if you have a reasonable chance of finding the owner, that is what you should do. Pretty hard to track down the owner of a $2 coin wink It relates more to jewellery etc which can be identified. If you hand something into the police and it's not claimed in 90 days, it's yours. Make sure you get e receipt for any item handed in.

Here are a couple of related topics.

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … hp?id=4395

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … hp?id=3272

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … php?id=882


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AussieGamer_Ben
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03 January 2016 03:04 pm

Ramjet wrote:

There is a law called Theft by finding. Short version is if you have a reasonable chance of finding the owner, that is what you should do. Pretty hard to track down the owner of a $2 coin wink It relates more to jewellery etc which can be identified. If you hand something into the police and it's not claimed in 90 days, it's yours. Make sure you get e receipt for any item handed in.

Here are a couple of related topics.

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … hp?id=4395

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … hp?id=3272

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … php?id=882

but when it comes to coins its finders keepers


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Ramjet
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03 January 2016 03:09 pm

I assume so. Unless you can identify the owner.


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aussiefarmer
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03 January 2016 03:25 pm

Mine was the gold $2 did you find it ? lol

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AussieGamer_Ben
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03 January 2016 03:30 pm

aussiefarmer wrote:

Mine was the gold $2 did you find it ? lol

yeah mate. can u describe it


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03 January 2016 03:34 pm

aussiefarmer wrote:

Mine was the gold $2 did you find it ? lol

Ifound it but it didn't look gold at all. wink


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03 January 2016 04:17 pm

AussieGamer_Ben wrote:
aussiefarmer wrote:

Mine was the gold $2 did you find it ? lol

yeah mate. can u describe it

Yeah its twice as thick as a 5 cent and slightly larger with a 2 on one side and a picture of a sheila on the other, oh wow im getting excited do you think you found it ? ? lol


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03 January 2016 04:22 pm

silver wrote:
aussiefarmer wrote:

Mine was the gold $2 did you find it ? lol

Ifound it but it didn't look gold at all. wink

That might be the dirty one i lost does it have a halfvsmooth and half corrigated rim on it ? ?


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03 January 2016 04:46 pm

How many did you loose ? And you can't say all of them (ha). lol


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03 January 2016 04:48 pm

money is just like any other thing you find, legally you must hand it in to the police. Reckon the police would shoo you away, trying to hand in a bucket of goldies, that you collected from all over the place. Stash of modern coins, or notes would make sense to hand in, in that they could be connected, even traceable to a crime.

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Hunting the yellow
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03 January 2016 04:48 pm

Ramjet wrote:

If you hand something into the police and it's not claimed in 90 days, it's yours. Make sure you get e receipt for any item handed in.

its been 4 years and I still didn't get the nokia phone off them lol
I think just quietly someone from there took it home because I did wait the 90 days and nobody had claimed it by then.


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Ramjet
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03 January 2016 05:09 pm

Hunting the yellow wrote:
Ramjet wrote:

If you hand something into the police and it's not claimed in 90 days, it's yours. Make sure you get e receipt for any item handed in.

its been 4 years and I still didn't get the nokia phone off them lol
I think just quietly someone from there took it home because I did wait the 90 days and nobody had claimed it by then.

Tales around say it's not yhe first time. wink


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Garrett At Pro, XP Deus, CTX 3030, pin pointer. Oldest find 1807 halfpenny, oldest silver 1854 threepence.

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Goldtarget
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03 January 2016 07:56 pm

If we took that to enth degree I might put a claim in for all my loose change I've no doubt dropped in various states of mind.
At least these days I can go back and pick it up.... tongue
HTY I feel for you mate but take heart I used to work in a liquor outlet of a big chain and picked up countless amounts of cash from the floor, sneaky office staff noted their names in the book and collected on my honesty. Stopped picking it up after I found out about this internal scam and instead just kept pointing it out to customers if I happened on a note which they dutifully spent every time. Still get upset thinking about it.

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02 August 2016 06:55 pm

$2. coins ??

Copper in blue turns up ...

"Sir, I've had a complaint from a passer-by, that you are finding coins here in the park".

Me: "Actually, I was here on the weekend, and my kids lost 4-5 coins out of their pockets, so I'm looking for them now".

Copper: "Fair enough. Have a good day then. Good luck".

How would you be if you were a professional / semi-professional outfit, having invested a million or more into a 'salvage' op off the coast of Spain ( or there-abouts ).

You've brought up some 1,000+ gold coins ( the real stuff ), with a combined value of say, $10,000,000.

Somehow, the Spanish Govt. gets notified.

How much do you get ? A % ? A 'reward' ?

Nup. NOTHING !!!! Absolutely EVERYTHING that was 'once' the property of Spain, REMAINS the property of Spain ( even centuries later !! ).

Has actually happened a few times during past fifty years or so ....

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