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    Found, 1855 gold 20 Dollar Coin - NOT

    Found these the other day. Heart jumped into my throat when I saw the glint of GOLD. Brushed it off and all looked good, until I took a better look....

    Googled it and it turns out that this is a copy of a real coin. The real coin is extremely rare (Blake & Co. Assayers....only one coin known to exist). It had the "20" stamped into it similar to this one, and a similar "20" stamping on the reverse.

    What it turns out to be if what I read is true....Back in 1969, Chrysler Plymouth was just releasing the Plymouth Gold Duster. If you took one for a test drive, they gave you one of these coins as a memento of your test drive. They probably had many, many thousands of these things minted. So, no gold in pocket, but I learned a bit of history.

    BTW, the site I was hunting in was a somewhat popular tourist destination until 1969 when the business was closed. No business has been conducted there since, although hikers and 4-wheelers pass through year round.


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    Last edited by andygold; May 31, 2018 at 02:35 PM.
    Using my Harbor Freight metal detector I found a cache of coins in a couple of spots situated within a few feet of each other.
    I ended up with 27 Walking Liberty half dollar coins, 97 Mercury dimes, 1 Morgan dollar, 1 Barber Half Dollar, 3 Liberty Head nickels, 1 Buffalo nickel, 15 mixed pennies (steel,& wheat), 2 flattened pennies with religious messages, and other silver US quarters and dimes, and 8 foreign coins. Detector has paid for itself

    Just received a Minelab Equinox 800

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    That might just be the closest equivalent of a metal detecting throat punch that I have seen posted. Geez.

    Good piece of history though. Well done.
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    i would have rather not found it at all lol someday youll get that gold coin
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    I'm sorry, I just can't give a banner vote on a counterfeit gold piece. I can however congratulate you on an unusual find.
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    Still a nice find. Congrats.

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    Dang!!! Just not fair LOL

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    Using my Harbor Freight metal detector I found a cache of coins in a couple of spots situated within a few feet of each other.
    I ended up with 27 Walking Liberty half dollar coins, 97 Mercury dimes, 1 Morgan dollar, 1 Barber Half Dollar, 3 Liberty Head nickels, 1 Buffalo nickel, 15 mixed pennies (steel,& wheat), 2 flattened pennies with religious messages, and other silver US quarters and dimes, and 8 foreign coins. Detector has paid for itself

    Just received a Minelab Equinox 800

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    Still a nice hunt and long lasting memories of the coin find.

 

 

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