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Gold Coin Found in Texas last weekend.
Posted by: Morris
Date: June 07, 2006 06:58PM
I am back in Texas this weekend for a wedding so I nothing to do Friday but go hunt A man told me about a town that was next to a creek that I could go hunt after about a hour I got a VID reading at 8 and about 5" down
so i said ok i'll dig it and out poped this 1816 gold coin!
I am not sure what it is ??... BUT it is the best find I have
EVER found in Texas.. I also found some goods in a old part of town before the Gold Coin after finding it I hunted until dark
and could not wait to post it..
IF you know what is coin is please let me know.

Thanks

Morris
Ocala,FL

P.S.
I am back in Florida now.




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Re: Gold Coin Found in Texas last weekend.
Posted by: JB(MS)
Date: June 07, 2006 07:32PM
It's an Escudos, either a 1 or 2. A 2 Escudos is little larger in diameter than a nickel but yours doesn't look quite the large compared to to the dime in the photo so it's likely a 1. They were minted in Spain and also in Mexico, yours could be either but since it was found in Texas it's probably a Mexico mint. It's a great find regardless, as are the rest of the coins.

Re: Gold Coin Found in Texas last weekend.
Posted by: Morris
Date: June 07, 2006 07:44PM
I think it is a 1 Escudo on the back of the coin there is a 1 s
on both sides of the shield. any idea what it is worth?

Morris
Ocala,FL

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Great Find......Love that GoldN/T
Posted by: Joe of South Jersey
Date: June 08, 2006 03:39PM

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Re: Gold Coin Found in Texas last weekend.
Posted by: birdman
Date: June 17, 2006 02:40AM
You did it! Every hunters dream is a gold coin.Congrats!!!!!!:beers::usaf::detecting:

Re: Gold Coin Found in Texas last weekend.
Posted by: estebanluis
Date: June 17, 2006 08:02PM
Fernando VII, king of Spain.

Also this coin is called as the king's name: "Fernando VII".

Re: Gold Coin Found in Texas last weekend.
Posted by: TEXAS TREASURE PIRATE
Date: April 25, 2007 08:22PM
where in Texas do you live?
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