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    Dec 2008
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    Gold Guinea 1698 - William III

    I can't believe how I missed this over the last years!
    I returned to a pasture field which had already given me a few Roman coins, 2 Roman brooches and a Charles I shilling in the past. The farmer had ploughed, re-seeded it and it was now cut short again.
    Concentrating on the area where the brooches had come from; hoping for more Roman finds, found this 5 - 6" below the surface. Saw the gleaming gold and thought 'Oh no, another bottle top come out with the muck'.... had a closer look: Wow, a William III Gold Guinea. 1698, 8.6g of 22ct gold.... Lovely

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    The portrait in almost perfect condition, just slightly worn on the back, its a beauty - More than a month's wages for a farm labourer in the years it was lost so someone would have been in trouble when they got home.
    Didn't find much else that afternoon but looking forward to the other fields being ploughed and re-set in years to come.
    All the best,

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    2010 Book Price in VF is £1600, so a great score.

    I've had 3 gold coins this year already, but had 2 years with none, strange how this hobby works!

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  3. #3
    Wow, almost certainly lost by someone like the land owner, as you say it would have been very high value at the time.
    Congrats a nice find for you. Hutch.
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    Congratulations to the Winner!

    Jan 2010
    New Castle NH.
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    Awesome Find!!
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    Still looking for my 17th C gold
    Congrats! it will look great up top
    Last edited by steelheadwill; Jul 04, 2012 at 04:01 AM.
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  5. #5
    Feb 2012
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    Unbelieveable gold coin.
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    1783 CFT. KG III 1/2 Penny (25-83A)-1 of 3 known *Sold $3,750, Vermont Landscape Coppers Ryder 6 *Sold $760, Ryder7 (Avatar)** Sold $1,275*,1st Batt Royal Artillery Cartridge Box Sling Belt Tip* SOLD $1,583*,(3)- GW Inaugural Buttons-2-Cobb# 17-J.* Sold both--$405 and $400. *GW Button Cobb 17-I-*Sold $316- New Jersey Copper M14-J Sold $125- Continental Army Button *Sold $800--** British 31st ROF Cartridge Box Plate** SOLD!! (PRIVATE AMOUNT), Vermont Ryder-3 *$1200...To be continued

  7. #7
    Nov 2008
    NW NJ
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    Sweet find ! Nice that the plow didn't find 1st !

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    Film Music Composer

    Dec 2008
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    Quote Originally Posted by TommNJ View Post
    Sweet find ! Nice that the plow didn't find 1st !

    Yep, looks like the plough never touched it at all, probably just turned it slightly so I could come and find it!

  9. #9
    Aug 2011
    Champaign, Illinois
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    Awesome find...Great condition for such an old coin...WTG!!!
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  10. #10
    Jun 2011
    Rochester Minnesota
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    C'mon, coin. C'mon coin! dang, popta... wait. Is that, YESSSSSS SILVER!!!

  11. #11
    Jun 2010
    Northern California
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    Very nice! The banner is pretty stale; I hope to see you up there!
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    The one everybody else missed.
    David, "Didn't find much else" Lord man wasn't that enough? BANNER standards for sure!! God Bless Chris
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  13. #13
    Jul 2006
    Orange County CA
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    I vote Banner on this one too !! Very nice.
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  14. #14
    Aug 2010
    Fisher Gold Bug Pro, had; Minelab Eureka, Bounty Hunter, Garrett, Fisher and Whites.
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    BANNER surely - well my vote is in. That must have been quite a heart pounding moment once you realised what it was! Congrats Nuggy
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  15. #15
    May 2012
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    Fantastic GOLD!!
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