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    Metal Detectorist Digs a Big Melted Blob of Seated , Barber Coins & a Gold Coin!

    Went into our local coin shop a few days ago and the guy behind the counter says that he has something to show me. He comes back with a stack of melted coins about 20 of them all stuck together. Most are silver coins from the 1800's, some are barber's, seated liberties, a v nickel, and a gold coin! All appear to have melted after being in a fire. On top of the stack is a gold coin! The coin shop guy said a guy dug this melted blob out of one of our local parks and then sold it to the coin shop. If I found something like this I would have never sold it!
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    Way cool!
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    One hot fire. Leads me to two questions. What's it doing in a park, and what used to be there where the park is now? Curious on what something like that is worth. Cool
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    That is amazingly cool
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    I would have definitely kept it.
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    what did he pay for it?
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    it is cool but that hurts my heart to see that
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    I have to agree, it is an amazing, but painful, sight. I would love to know the full story behind this!
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    Definitely too cool to ever sell. As much as Id like to know more, id also like to know how much tbe coin store wanted for it?
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    Wow, that would have been a keeper for me!
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    That is super cool!
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    Cool find breaks my heart to see them as scrap.

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    Very way cool. How much to purchase it?
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    That is a once in a millennium find. I can't help but vote Banner, even though you did not dig it.
    Last edited by Loco-Digger; Feb 02, 2018 at 08:17 PM.
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    That is toooooo cool! Too bad he kissed that gold coin with his digging tool
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