Spanish Gold!???
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  1. #1
    Jan 2009
    18 times

    Spanish Gold!???

    I took a ride to a different beach in NC on Saturday and dug up a bunch of clad (7 or 8 dollars) which went to the gas fund. Then I dug up what i thought was the find of a lifetime. A Spanish Gold cob or coin. I was thrilled to find this piece. I thought I had found my best piece ever!. The obverse of the coin was pretty clean but the reverse had some salt and sand stuck to it so i put it in my cig pack and figured i'd clean it up when i got home to some fresh water. I learned last weekend not to get my hopes up too high after finding what i thought was a 5 - 6 ct diamond ring which turned out to be CZ. A closer inspection of the coin told me something wasn't right. The light reflecting off it at an angle gave a slight coppery color. Sure enough , when i got home and rinsed the salt and sand out of the detail, I saw the word "copy" in small letters stamped into it. Another huge disappointment ,,,but i enjoyed the thrill anyways and it's a nice find regardless.

    Impress your friends and other beach goers.
    Wear the REAL and EXPENSIVE jewelry.
    I'll be glad you did.
    The emotional roller coaster and unnecessary heart attacks are killiing me.

    Thanx for looking and HH y'all...(sorry bout the pics , i need a new camera)
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  2. #2
    Oct 2008
    Wayne Co. IL. "POND CREEK"
    Tesoro's (many- 7-8)
    12 times
    Honorable Mentions (2)

    Re: Spanish Gold!???

    Great post ,, man what a let down,,, to bad it was a copy,, oh well !!! next time,,,


  3. #3
    Jul 2009
    Whiting, NJ
    Ace 250
    1058 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Spanish Gold!???

    WTG You still had a great day in clad. Sooner or later, you may run across one of the real Spanish coins, they still seem to surface to this day after a big storm. I feel the same way about people wearing jewelry to the beach. One day while I was looking two ladies asked if I had found anything of value. I replied, "no, but feel free to leave your jewelry behind, I will be happy to recover it".

  4. #4
    Feb 2008
    river valley/ Fort Smith, Arkansas
    white's DFX,Classic III, Prizim II
    8 times

    Re: Spanish Gold!???

    still a neat coin even though it has a slight defect(copy) on it
    I quit smoking 2/26/08
    cleaning  Earth 1 pulltab at a time.

  5. #5
    May 2009
    central, Illinois
    white's spectrum VX3
    5 times

    Re: Spanish Gold!???

    that is not any better than a stab in the eye with a sharp stick.

  6. #6
    May 2009
    central, Illinois
    white's spectrum VX3
    5 times

    Re: Spanish Gold!???

    plus what kind of dirty dag nabbit takes a fake cob to the beach? the dang doh dirty rotten filthy stinkin' varmit. well i outta

  7. #7

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
    ace 250
    192 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Spanish Gold!???

    im hoping for you the next time its the real deal !!

  8. #8
    May 2009
    Yuma Az
    Tesoro Eldorado , Fisher Gold Bug 2 , Whites MXT , Keen Dry Washer
    56 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Spanish Gold!???

    I agree we need more real not copy stuff lol
    Building my wealth one pull tab at a time Tank69



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