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  1. #1

    Mar 2010
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    What is more exciting than a gold ring? A gold coin!!

    Last night I got a call from my favorite dive shop owner. She said that a newlywed had lost his ring earlier in the day. She didn't have many details so I told her I would just be out at the location at 7:00 am. This morning I get out there just before 7:00 and I jumped into the water with no clue the general location of the lost wedding band or even what kind of ring it was.

    About 45 minutes into the search I see a young man and a woman who had "that look". I waded up to their position on the beach and asked if he had lost something yesterday. He replied "you're the guy I have been waiting for".

    I asked him to describe his ring and the wife said it was tungsten. I'm thinking to myself, tungsten, really!

    So he gives me the details of how he lost it and the general area. While I'm searching for his ring I get a little signal and chase it around a little bit. Finally I get it into the scoop and see a glint of yellow. Oh boy I'm thinking, a ring. Then I see that it's a coin. Well I think it's not anything of any significance so in the pouch it goes. Almost dismissal of it.

    A little bit more searching and I find his ring and he is delighted to the tune of $100.00 bucks.

    I stop by the dive shop to share the wealth to the tune of 20%. I always share the wealth when they call me.

    When I get to work I start researching the coin I found. Oh boy!!! It is a 1932 Dutch 10 guilder coin. .900 (21.60K) of gold, 6.7 grams. There were 2 on Ebay. One for $271 and another for $450.

    The rest of the pics have been collected over the past week. A silver earring, ring and a handful of coinage. Thanks for looking and good luck out there!!
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    Congratulations!

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    You had a great day! Congrats on the return and the loot.
    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by general View Post
    You had a great day! Congrats on the return and the loot.
    Steve,

    I was so tickled when I realized what I had found. I was making my coworkers sick, because I was in such an awesome mood.

    But then on my way home from work, some knucklehead stopped in front of me and I had to lay down my scooter. If I hadn't been wearing my helmet I'd be in the hospital right now instead of sitting in the recliner with an ice pack on my hip.

    Scuffed up elbow and knee, torn pants and really sore right side from shoulder to ankle. Thank goodness I broke the scooter's fall with my body.

    Take care and good luck out there!

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    Glad you're ok!!! Better the scooter than you, so we know you'll be back out there again in no time!! Best wishes your way & get well soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1emeraldlady View Post
    Glad you're ok!!! Better the scooter than you, so we know you'll be back out there again in no time!! Best wishes your way & get well soon!
    Thank you. Fortunately the scooter faired better than I did. No serious damage to me. It's just that I'm a 1962 model and the scooter is a 2008 model. It takes longer to heal now-a-days.

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    Right place at right time, with the coin not the scooter! Hope your better soon!


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    Very nice Gold coin. Congratulations

  9. #9
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    Oct 2013
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    Banner find? Any gold coin is definitely worth that.

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    RUXPIN

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    holy crap man, thats freakin awesome!
    I like the beach!!!

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    El Presedente Supremo

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    that is so cool! PAYDAY!

    Chiefest of sinners.
    Saved by grace.
    Firmly in His grip.

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    Good karma in advance for an intended deed!

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    why havent I been gold prospecting lately?

    Dec 2013
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    Nice find!

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    What a great find....pretty rare to find gold coins.
    Pays to help others!

    Cliff

 

 
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