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  1. #16
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    Congratualtions on the nice relics and gold find!

  2. #17

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    Great site you have found. The gold piece is really sweet. The flat button with no back mark and the leather rivet date mid to early 1800's. I'm sure you will find an old coin if you keep it up. Congrats!
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  3. #18
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    I collect antique pocket watches. I'll add my voice to the others in saying it looks to me like either part of a rather wide chain or most of a pocket watch fob. Because all the rings appear to be intact, I'm leaning toward the fob hypothesis. It could be gold or gold filled. If it is a watch fob, then the missing pieces could be the clasp suspended from the single ring (sometimes from a short, thin chain), which would be a likely place to break. At the wide end could be some sort of matching metal endpiece/charm or - in my head more likely because there's no indication of a break - a decorative ribbon made of fabric or woven hair. Whatever it is, it's a very cool find!
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  4. #19
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    Nice!!!

    Don't get used to finding big pieces of gold

    Just kidding

  5. #20
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    May 2018
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    Well I just returned from the Jewelry store. They did the acid test on the piece and it turned black. He said thatís a red flag for gold. He said he thinks itís gold filled. He said also the way the rings are held together is another red flag. He was skeptical about my story of digging it up on an 1800s site. Weíve done all the test here. Itís not magnetic whatsoever. It sinks to the bottom of a glass of water instantly. I donít know what else to do or who to ask. My dad and I still believe itís gold. I donít know another metal that would be this pretty from being in the ground that long. He told us we could leave it in the shop until next Thursday for a gold guy to look at it... I said hell with that. I guess we will just have to find another opinion.
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  6. #21
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    A jeweler that really can't tell gold 100%??

    I wouldn't trust him. Try another. He could be right but every jeweler I know can almost tell by the feel and look of an object.
    Please leave a ring after the beep. Thank You.

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  7. #22
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    Very cool find!

  8. #23
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    Mar 2014
    south central ohio
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    Great save! I'd have to say the "red flag" is your jeweler, like Scuba sez. Wouldn't trust a jeweler who had to wait for his "gold guy", and also second-guess how you acquired it. You are on a GREAT site, keep after it hard. Thx for sharing, Ddf.

  9. #24

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    Nice save. I wouldnít let that thing out of my sight either.

  10. #25
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    Find a place that has an XRF machine. I t looks like a microwave oven. That would tell you the exact metal composition.

  11. #26
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    Gold filled vest pocket fob.

    Go back and find the fob part.
    Have permission... Fill holes... Dispose of trash. - Lurking in The RCT - Random Chat Thread - http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ev...l-welcome.html

  12. #27
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    PS.. find anew "jeweler"... if he cannot I.D. sterling... WHICH IS base for Gold filled items such as your item... NOR know what "black meant"... heh
    Have permission... Fill holes... Dispose of trash. - Lurking in The RCT - Random Chat Thread - http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ev...l-welcome.html

  13. #28
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    Oh... here is a couple "similar"...

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    Have permission... Fill holes... Dispose of trash. - Lurking in The RCT - Random Chat Thread - http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ev...l-welcome.html

 

 
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