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#1

Ramjet
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30 June 2020 02:02 am

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#2

Deepseeker
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30 June 2020 07:17 am

Bloody Brilliant! Well done Bev!! thumbsup big_smile perfect trophy


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Hard Luck
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30 June 2020 07:45 am

That is a shallow target, and that tree in the background looks familiar. I reckon I walked over that screaming signal a few times and ignored it thinking it was junk.

Nice and shiny coins too.

Well done Bev!


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Perth Tim
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30 June 2020 10:45 am

Holy crap!!!! I'm jelly

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30 June 2020 10:47 am

How could you not notice the weight missing from your pouch. sad


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30 June 2020 10:49 am

Would love to know the story of how they ended up in the dirt.
Very interesting.
Go the Nox thumbsup drooling


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30 June 2020 10:53 am

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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DrDuck
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30 June 2020 11:06 am

Remarkably clean coins for fresh out of the ground. I wonder if they had been cleaned up a bit before the pic was taken?


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30 June 2020 11:12 am

DrDuck wrote:

Remarkably clean coins for fresh out of the ground. I wonder if they had been cleaned up a bit before the pic was taken?

gold doesn't tarnish

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30 June 2020 11:19 am

Looks like it was found right on the edge of a track. Maybe dropped from a government escort back in the day? Can't imagine stopping for a poo and not hearing 14 gold sovereigns hitting the ground. Maybe the buried stash from some long dead associate of Capt Melville or the like? I guess we'll never know for sure, but an absolute stoater of a find!


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30 June 2020 11:21 am

CreviceSucker wrote:
DrDuck wrote:

Remarkably clean coins for fresh out of the ground. I wonder if they had been cleaned up a bit before the pic was taken?

gold doesn't tarnish

Of course, but the dirt and mud from long burial sticks to gold.


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#12

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30 June 2020 11:27 am

Imagine the poor bloke when he realised he'd lost that!


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30 June 2020 01:37 pm

Stand and deliver biatch..... perfect


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

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30 June 2020 03:30 pm

Back in the early 1980's, a prospector found a dozen sovereigns together in one hole somewhere in Amherst - I think there was an article in the old Gem & Treasure magazine about the find. I wonder if it was anywhere near this latest cache.


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30 June 2020 03:46 pm

grubstake wrote:

Back in the early 1980's, a prospector found a dozen sovereigns together in one hole somewhere in Amherst - I think there was an article in the old Gem & Treasure magazine about the find. I wonder if it was anywhere near this latest cache.

Mmmmm...... Amherst you say tongue


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

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30 June 2020 04:18 pm

My thought is they may have been buried... stashed for retrieval at a later date?

As for being clean, maybe they were in a stack? The outer 2 coins would have dirt and the inner ones would be fairly clean?

Pure speculation.


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#17

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30 June 2020 05:54 pm

Fantastic find. I'm curious to know what the dates are.

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Hard Luck
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30 June 2020 07:07 pm

I'm still a bit sceptical on this one.
Like I said earlier, very shallow and very clean.

Good luck to her and I hope she finds the rest of the stash nearby.


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30 June 2020 07:17 pm

Flute wrote:

Fantastic find. I'm curious to know what the dates are.

1842 to 1857 according to the Daily Mail article:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl … coins.html


Where it is, there it is.

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just starting
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30 June 2020 07:29 pm

They did not state if they were found wrapped up in anything or in a tin or container. That could explain why they are so clean ,too.

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GreenRiver
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30 June 2020 07:44 pm

Good for her, but I know I wouldn't be telling anyone.


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goldtrapper
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30 June 2020 08:17 pm

See if the vic Gov claims as treasure trove...........

#23

Danny13
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30 June 2020 08:30 pm

Holy snapping duck shi-e . Well done Bev and welcome to the forum .

Anyone know if Bev had found the ever biggest gold sov hoard or spill with a detector in Oz ?


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OldGT
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30 June 2020 09:02 pm

goldtrapper wrote:

See if the vic Gov claims as treasure trove...........

Was wondering the same thing.

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30 June 2020 10:19 pm

Hard Luck wrote:

I'm still a bit sceptical on this one.
Like I said earlier, very shallow and very clean.

Good luck to her and I hope she finds the rest of the stash nearby.

I think they would of been washed and placed there for the reporter cameras. Unless it was taken by their own camera on the spot . She had a mining pick , does not look like any have been nicked or scratched and the only way to tell is to get the coins professionally cleaned to see bag marks soil/ sand scratches, nicks . But good on her . I’ve seen one or two silvers and gold sovs pulled out looking pretty good from members of this forum .


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