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Midasfrog

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Found this lovely hammered gold a while back on a very windy day while out metal detecting. I decided to take cover from the high winds and walk in the shelter of a near by hedge . Thought I would share the pictures with you¬†ūüėɬ†

Can any eagle eyed coin collectors recognize the coin in the hole ? I will post another picture later 

James 1st gold 001.jpg

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Wow what a find. You might search a lifetime and never find such treasure. 
Imagine how sick the loser was on discovering their coin had slipped their grasp.

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Yes to loose a Quarter Laurel would have been very sickening at the time not many people even had silver pennies in their pockets . It must have been someone who had wealth. Here is the reverse side .

James 1st Quarter Laurel 1619 185.JPG

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27 minutes ago, Notafront4adragon said:

Having a look at recent previous auctions when they do come up for sale these often go for over £300. 

You won't got one for £300 - not these days anyway.

http://www.londoncoins.co.uk/?page=Pastresults&searchterm=Laurel+James+I&category=7&searchtype=1

i'll give £300 for the coin.

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1 hour ago, Notafront4adragon said:

Try not to find more than 2 at a time, otherwise technically treasure.

I tried to find more by searching every inch of the area¬†ūüėÉ there was only modern bits of rubbish. If there is any more they might be down a bit deeper or under the hedge¬†

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Many thanks for sharing the photographs - it is remarkable to find such a treasure and piece of history.

The wonderful thing is that the coin will be in much the same condition that it was in the day it was dropped or buried.

I am a keen student and part time collector of treasure wreck coins and I hope you got as much pleasure and excitement finding this coin as have those who have found similar maritime treasures!

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