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What has been your greatest find ever ?
« on: October 18, 2017, 07:43 »
Hi All 
After seeing that Death Penney that was found a few years ago , I thought what a great find 
So lets show and tell What has been your greatest find ever ? Coin or object what ever 
We have all found something that took our breath away , what was it ?

I have found several Sovereigns over the years , gold nuggets , bottles rare coins and trench art But for me its always been this piece below

Whats yours   



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Re: What has been your greatest find ever ?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 09:09 »
Very nice piece Marty . I will keep the gold flowing :) 1881 Half Sovereign
Gazza

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Re: What has been your greatest find ever ?
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2017, 09:24 »
My best find ( until next year) 100+ grams in the hole.



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Re: What has been your greatest find ever ?
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2017, 11:03 »
Mine is a humble 28g



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Re: What has been your greatest find ever ?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2017, 12:12 »
I probably should say My Wife was my greatest find but will show this instead.




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Re: What has been your greatest find ever ?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2017, 12:19 »
Will never forget mine.
Here's the story ...    http://forum.kimbucktwo.com/index.php?topic=17620.0

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Re: What has been your greatest find ever ?
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2017, 15:04 »
Look I am a bit torn, the stuff I get on the Pearling camps counts as some of my most memorable detecting trips. But my first gold coin is hard to top.
1900 perth mint half sovereign

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Re: What has been your greatest find ever ?
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2017, 16:01 »
wow I can't compete with all those awesome gold objects....... Maybe one day i will find a sovereign.
In the mean time I love my three Dutch east India Company coins. I just look at them and try to imagine their history (ok and pirates....) and how they got to Frankston.
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Gold Sovereign
Gold 1/2 Sovereign
Cartwheel penny
Any Cricket Buckle...please
Chinese coins


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Re: What has been your greatest find ever ?
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2017, 17:39 »
...didn't take my breath away at first...but when I cleaned the mud off it , I knew it was something pretty old...and probably Saxon....my first reaction was "wow"...and as the days progressed, and the clarification of what the find was became clearer...it took on a greater "wow" factor...For me, this Anglo Saxon Stirrup Mount is my greatest find...(I love the Saxon workmanship) 
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Re: What has been your greatest find ever ?
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2017, 19:38 »
This is my fave find. Found with the old garrett gold stinger scorpion. It qas the anticipation of wondering what was inside that made it a great memorable find. Found at a ww2 army camp, it has a chinese id number engraved on the back.
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Re: What has been your greatest find ever ?
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2017, 21:14 »


Not quite a sovereign
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Re: What has been your greatest find ever ?
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2017, 22:03 »
This was a jewlery rescue find. I was over the moon when I found it and the owners reaction over the phone is something I will never forget. The only down side is that the post I wrote a couple of hours after finding it vanished when the forum changed hands.
Roger


(I went through the last 3 years of your posts last night and couldn’t find it in any section. Rwork)
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Re: What has been your greatest find ever ?
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2017, 23:25 »
The most valuable thing I have found (detected) was a $5000.00 ring.  But my best find was only last month; A 1470’s Spanish Blanco.
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Re: What has been your greatest find ever ?
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2017, 22:59 »
This was a jewlery rescue find. I was over the moon when I found it and the owners reaction over the phone is something I will never forget. The only down side is that the post I wrote a couple of hours after finding it vanished when the forum changed hands.
Roger


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The date on the pic I took of the necklace is 30/1/13 . The post was in the original Jewelry Rescue section that the owner of the Jewelry rescue business had started. That section vanished with the Forum change of ownership. :( . I have searched through my posts and there is no other mention of it.
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