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    Peter finds 1893 Gold Kruger Pond at Boer war site

    Hi everyone,

    Am doing the happy dance today First gold, first ZAR coinage, Best find.

    Went to a old Boer war site with a friend, where the artillery were set up for battle in the Boer war.
    It is a great site made up of walls about 1.5 metres high that the troops used to run around in. The whole structure is in a horseshoe shape.
    Anyway, I got a signal and dug down and found this coin. As soon as I picked it up, I saw that it was gold because of the colour. Something I learnt from this site is to never rub a coin, so I waited till I got home and washed it in soapy water. (that was very difficult)

    Gold Kruger 1 Pond, 0.2353 Ounces Gold, Value +- R2000

    I found another bullet case and a small piece of pottery, and that was it......

    I know for a fact that this site has been gone over by many others in the past, as this was told to me by another guy that did detecting. So right from the start I knew that if I found something, there would not be much.
    But I have learnt from Tnet that a site is never stripped of it's finds.

    Anyway, here are pics of the coin and the site, hope you enjoy them.

    God bless
    Peter

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    The heads side of the coin.

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    Tails side of the coin.

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    Pic of the wall.

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    Another pic of the wall.

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    Another pic of the wall.
    God Bless, Peter Gill

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    Re: Peter finds 1893 Gold Kruger Pond at Boer war site

    pgill, that is great!! Man I would like to look over there. What about the Zulu wars and the battle at Roarks Rift? Is that close and can you look in those type places? Ahhh, the Victorian era. I was born out of time. I was supposed to have been an ivory hunter and explorer...d2

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    Re: Peter finds 1893 Gold Kruger Pond at Boer war site

    way to go nice find
    the big treasure is always just around the corner

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    Re: Peter finds 1893 Gold Kruger Pond at Boer war site

    Excellent!

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    Re: Peter finds 1893 Gold Kruger Pond at Boer war site

    pete, a BIG congrads to you !!! that's about as good as it gets amigo !!! all the best on the retunr trip !!
    keenest hobby ever

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    Re: Peter finds 1893 Gold Kruger Pond at Boer war site

    Thanks Guys,

    D2, yes those sites are available to search, but are far from me We will be looking into some villages that are pre zulu, so hopefully will find a cuple of spears

    Green1, you are right, but now I must look for my 2nd gold coin

    God bless
    Peter
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    Re: Peter finds 1893 Gold Kruger Pond at Boer war site

    That is a very sweet coin!!! Congrats!!!

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    Re: Peter finds 1893 Gold Kruger Pond at Boer war site

    Wow Peter, awesome find and a big congrats! Welcome to the gold coin club. Great pictures of the Boer War Fort, must be Boer War II, 1899-1902. Was the Fort a British Fort or a Boer (Farmer) Fort? Would you mind if I post this at another site where I have several South African forum friends? They would love to see the post and are getting ready for a big Boer War hunt! You know the site, maybe you cold post it yourself. HH, Mike

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    Re: Peter finds 1893 Gold Kruger Pond at Boer war site

    W W! Peter, it's beautiful! Congrats!!

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    Re: Peter finds 1893 Gold Kruger Pond at Boer war site

    Thanks guys,

    Mike they know the site already.... they are the people I spoke about that have already been detecting there. They have been in a big group to what I have heard. That is why I did not find lots of items. Lukas was the chap who told me about this site, he also showed me the site on google earth..... I will be speaking to him on Monday

    The fort seems to be from the British side as we also found a British bullet case. The fort is from the 2nd Boer war.

    The gold coin club feels great

    God bless
    Peter
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    Re: Peter finds 1893 Gold Kruger Pond at Boer war site

    Way to go!!!!! What a fantastic find!
    "A culture truly grows great when old men plant trees in who's shade they know they will never sit"

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    Re: Peter finds 1893 Gold Kruger Pond at Boer war site

    Congrats on the gold coin. Nice pictures.
    Bob

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    Re: Peter finds 1893 Gold Kruger Pond at Boer war site

    Peter, a big "YES" my man. Now that's a coin. No place is ever hunted out! Maybe the other's thought it was junk and didn't dig it, after all gold hit's just like trash. What a way to recover from a major operation!!!!!
    A very big congrats to you my friend.
    HH and may you find another one.

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    Re: Peter finds 1893 Gold Kruger Pond at Boer war site

    Well done! And properly recovered too! You get a double

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    Re: Peter finds 1893 Gold Kruger Pond at Boer war site

    Well done, great find in nice condition.

    You may have opened the flood gates


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