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Mikezoom
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From: Wagga Wagga, NSW
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27 July 2016 07:23 pm

Hi All,

Not been detecting due to no free time & very wet conditions lately but still reading all others post's when I get time. smile

Spoke to a work colleague the other day about coins and stuff and what do you know????? she comes in today with this little beauty for me to take a look at (insert drool here)...

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Told me her Dad took it everywhere he went as a lucky charm and handed it to her before passing.

Now to dig my own!!!!! big_smile

Mike.


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Sandta
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27 July 2016 07:26 pm

Beautiful smile

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Goldpick
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27 July 2016 07:27 pm

When you see how small they are, you come to realise why they are so hard to find - aside from the limited numbers issued. I wonder how many are passed over thinking they are junk or lead targets.


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Mikezoom
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27 July 2016 07:55 pm

Goldpick wrote:

When you see how small they are, you come to realise why they are so hard to find - aside from the limited numbers issued. I wonder how many are passed over thinking they are junk or lead targets.

I agree, being smaller than a 10c piece and coming up in the ring pull/trash slots I guess heaps have been walked over in the past!!!


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B5MECH
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27 July 2016 07:56 pm

Any chance you swung your detector over it to see what number it sings at? yikes


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Mikezoom
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27 July 2016 08:07 pm

B5MECH wrote:

Any chance you swung your detector over it to see what number it sings at? yikes

I wish mate!!!!!

I did not know she was bringing it in otherwise I would have brought in the AT Pro. sad

(But maybe she will let me take it home if I ask her to bring it in again????????????????????) yikes yikes yikes big_smile

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B5MECH
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27 July 2016 08:10 pm

Ask her nicely and she might bring it back in to test, then you could add it to nuggets cheat sheet big_smile


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..............................And lots of Bee's.................................

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clegy
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28 July 2016 07:13 am

My Mate got an 1881 Half just 2 weeks ago, He got a sixpence in the same hole and was lucky it was there or he probably would have passed on the target.
Came up at 18 on the 705.

I have to say since then I have dug a TON of lower tones and my foil/gatorade top/old milk bottle lid collection is looking awesome.

Sadly the sov collection still sits at Zero....... for now.

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ColinD
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28 July 2016 08:42 am

I have wondered what reaction the Nokta would give to these coins.
I wish I could have a sample to test too as these coins are and always have been my biggest wishlist item. Guessing it would be mid 40's in with the foil, but I dig them anyway usually. Not much foil out in the bush.

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Norvic
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28 July 2016 11:57 am

On the Deus with ID Norm. 1/2 sov is 70 in air. Luckily I found one 20+ years back with a Whites GM2, was on edge of creek along with some small nuggets.


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28 July 2016 05:18 pm

Get swinging Mikezoom! lol Wow she's a beaut


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#12

Mikezoom
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28 July 2016 07:08 pm

Will check it tomorrow !


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#13

Mikezoom
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29 July 2016 08:35 pm

Half Sov rang up a nice loud 58-59 for the air test on the AT Pro.

I'm going to need a bigger trash pouch!!! 8)

Mike. big_smile


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B5MECH
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29 July 2016 11:17 pm

Nice work, add it to the garrett atpro target id's in the garrett section. wink


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..............................And lots of Bee's.................................

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05 March 2018 07:33 pm

Yep The stuff of dreams!

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texta
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05 March 2018 08:11 pm

thats right up there on my want to find list along with crown and half crown . but going to be rare to find either i reckon because way back when that was spendable money those coins were worth a lot of money and when one was dropped i should think a lot of effort would of been put in looking for it also a lot easier to spot when dropped than a sixpence would be .

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roy cobb
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07 March 2018 09:56 am

Thats one from my bucket list would be pver the moon to find one
Roy


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