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    To sell or not to sell ?

    Hi everyone !
    Do you sell your treasures ? You worked hard to find them , swatted lots of bugs , Drove all over the city, Dug 1000's of holes , pissed off the significant other , And then you find something worth a decent amount of moo la.
    Do you sell it?
    I found a nice gold ring with 7 diamonds in my scoop the other day.
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    Not my first gold ring , second this year. Found my first one last year. But its soooooo nice i'm torn between selling it and keeping it. I was made an offer three times melt value.
    But its sooooo nice !
    What to do

    And to those who say "give it to the wife" , i'm single. Cat was not impressed.

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    I'd try selling it as is first. If it didn't sell I'd sell it for the diamond and melt value and buy more toys.
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    I'd sell it and get a nice pin pointer. Or a nice pair of Raybans sunglasses. Or trade it for a gold coin or silver bullion. Or cases of Whisker Lickins....
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    my deal is when its gone its gone.but ive never found anything worth over a hundred dollars.what do you think thats worth?
    cool find brad

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    Some people never let go of anything they find. Some display their finds in their man caves or living rooms. I sell my great gold, platinum, and silver finds. I dig them out of the past, and put them back into circulation. Some finds have paid for single dinners at fine restaurants, one paid for a bottle of 25-year-old Macallan, and three bought my wife and I a trip to Bermuda.

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    I've found several rings, mostly wedding bands(no owners found) but I've kept them all. I guess when the day comes I need some cash I'll sell. I'll probably leave them to the grandkids. Or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1637 View Post
    my deal is when its gone its gone.but ive never found anything worth over a hundred dollars.what do you think thats worth?
    cool find brad
    Came out to $127 melt. 5 grams @ 14k. I know a place that gives approx 90% melt value , so around $100 bucks.
    This lady i know said she'd give me $250.
    Like you said "when its gone its gone".
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    I've been dirt fishing for 4 years and only dug 5 gold rings. They look good in the display so I keep them. Lord knows I've never dug anything as sweet as yours. What a dilemma to have.
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    Nice find. Display case is nice but so is cash.
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    To sell or not to sell ?

    Iíve never sold anything Iíve found, but if I had to I would. I love looking my at my hard work remember the feeling I had when I first saw it. Iím sentimental with things but that just me. If someone offered you 3xís melt and you can use the cash.......SOLD. Iíd probably sell my gold rings if I were a beach hunter, but finding gold on land is too far and in between. In 4 years Iím at 8 and I still look at them in disbelief that I found that. But Iím also the guy who doesnít do ring returns, so to each their own.
    Last edited by Truth1253; Jun 09, 2018 at 01:40 AM.
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    Give it to the "significant other". That will get one monkey off your back!
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    Over the years, I've always kept everything. Always called it my retirement fund (yeah right). A few times I've given pieces away to people that've done me good. Unless you need the $$ keep your goodies & use them as motivation! The fun part of keeping your finds or as the wife calls it hoarding is having stuff to show the young kids who are interested in detecting! When you see their eyes bug when you tell them they can find stuff like this too if you put in the work. If you don't need the $$ why sell it? Unless metals go through the roof.
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    The only thing I keep are silver coins that have NO numismatic value. I keep them in a leather pouch and shake them them every now and then, makes me laugh. Everything else I sell. I do not need anymore stuff in my life, I welcome the interesting activity. For me the best part of finding is the first look. I have never regretted cutting loose of finds. A Pirate spends treasure on ale and wenches not 401k's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth1253 View Post
    Iíve never sold anything Iíve found, but if I had to I would. I love looking my at my hard work remember the feeling I had when I first saw it. Iím sentimental with things but that just me. If someone offered you 3xís melt and you can use the cash.......SOLD. Iíd probably sell my gold rings if I were a beach hunter, but finding gold on land is too far and in between. In 4 years Iím at 8 and I still look at them in disbelief that I found that. But Iím also the guy who doesnít do ring returns, so to each their own.
    Well said. This is exactly how I feel.
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    That is a really pretty ring. I have a tub of damaged and broken gold. It will go for melt value when the price is right. The nice rings that I have found, are on the side. If I got an offer of $250,, for a ring like yours, I would sell it. The only gold I won't sell, is the first gold wedding band that I found in the 80's.
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