[x] Welcome at THunting.com!

A fun place to talk about Metal Detecting, Treasure Hunting & Prospecting. Here you can share finds and experience with thousands of members from all over the world

Join us and Register Now - Its FREE & EASY

THunting.com
Treasure Hunting & Metal Detecting Community
   
Advanced Search
*
Welcome, Guest! Please login or register HERE - It is FREE and easy.
Only registered users can post and view images on our message boards.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with email, password and session length
Or Login Using Social Network Account
2
News:
Pages:  1 2    Go Down
Print
Share this topic on FacebookShare this topic on Del.icio.usShare this topic on DiggShare this topic on RedditShare this topic on Twitter
Tags:
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Offline nickel_n
Mod
Gold Member
*****

Join Date: Jan, 2009
Thank you330

Activity
11%
Male
Australia
Posts: 2704
Referrals: 0

12255.00 Gold
View Inventory

Awards

MXT All Pro,EagleSL,Spectrum,XLT,DFX.Garrett Seahunter markII,SD2000,GT16000
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2013, 06:30:53 am »
Go Up Go Down

Sorry I canít help.
Errors are a very specialized field.
I look through my coin book but there was nothing there.
Perhaps you can post the photo on a coin collecting forum


Linkback:

You are not allowed to view links.
Please Register or Login

http://www.thunting.com/smf/index.php/topic,46242.msg252814.html#msg252814




Logged

The Diggers Oath
We swear by the Southern Cross to stand by each other and fight to defend our rights and liberties.

Offline GoldDigger1950
The Old Man and the Soil
Global Moderator
Platin Member
*****

Just call me GD.
The Old Man and the Soil
Join Date: Jun, 2009
Thank you221

Activity
1%
Male
United States
Posts: 11218
Referrals: 12

47843.00 Gold
View Inventory

Awards

Garrett Groundhog ADS, Garrett Sea Hunter, Bounty Hunter Tracker IV, Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505,Minelab Eldorado Mk II, Tesoro Compadre, Tesoro Tiger Shark & A Few Home Brew Detectors
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2013, 07:33:05 am »
Go Up Go Down

Take it to a coin dealer and get your evaluation but here are my thoughts, for what they're worth. Two things come to mind regarding this coin.

The orientation of your faint image is incorrect for it to be a heavy struck coin.
Any error must be absolutely visible to the naked eye for it to have value.

Your coin dealer can tell you for certain. Whatever you do, don't even think of taking it to the mint. In Perth, a friend had a gold coin confiscated that had an error on it when he took it to the mint for evaluation. Apparently, the Australian government considers all mint errors to be counterfeit in nature and use that policy to grab and keep error coins when they are on the mint grounds.

Linkback:

You are not allowed to view links.
Please Register or Login

http://www.thunting.com/smf/index.php/topic,46242.msg252819.html#msg252819




Logged

It's all about that moment when metal that hasn't seen the light of day for generations frees itself from the soil and presents itself to me.
Let's Talk Treasure!

Offline lugknut32Topic starter
Bronze Member
*

Join Date: Dec, 2012
Thank you0

Activity
0%
Male
United States
Posts: 103
Referrals: 0

530.00 Gold
View Inventory

Awards

Pending!
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2013, 09:10:44 am »
Go Up Go Down

Thanks for the advice. You can see the error without the aid of anything. I thought about the orientation as well, but it is close enough to make me stop and wonder. As for taking anything to the mint......HELL NO.....especially not a gold coin.

Linkback:

You are not allowed to view links.
Please Register or Login

http://www.thunting.com/smf/index.php/topic,46242.msg252834.html#msg252834




Logged
Offline Homefire
Global Moderator
Platin Member
*****

Join Date: Jan, 2009
Thank you661

Activity
0%
Male
United States
Posts: 15906
Referrals: 0

52360.00 Gold
View Inventory

Awards
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2013, 05:19:46 pm »
Go Up Go Down

Gold?

I don't think so.

Bronz it was.

You are not allowed to view links.
Please Register or Login

https://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4TSNF_enUS432US432&q=1945+alstrainan+penny&biw=1600&bih=675&sei=vOJEUd2VKvKvygHynYH4Ag&tbm=isch


Linkback:

You are not allowed to view links.
Please Register or Login

http://www.thunting.com/smf/index.php/topic,46242.msg253823.html#msg253823




Logged
Offline lugknut32Topic starter
Bronze Member
*

Join Date: Dec, 2012
Thank you0

Activity
0%
Male
United States
Posts: 103
Referrals: 0

530.00 Gold
View Inventory

Awards

Pending!
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2013, 07:27:34 pm »
Go Up Go Down

It is a bronze....the only gold I have is in my teef! I contacted a couple of the dealers in Melbourne. Only one responded and said that the example i have is quite common and not worth anything more than melt/ face value. Kind of anti-climatic.....so I will hold on to it for another few years.

Linkback:

You are not allowed to view links.
Please Register or Login

http://www.thunting.com/smf/index.php/topic,46242.msg253996.html#msg253996




Logged
Offline xavier
Platin Member
*

From a rainy Brussels
Join Date: May, 2009
Thank you165

Activity
0%
Male
Belgium
Posts: 7339
Referrals: 0

32206.00 Gold
View Inventory

Awards
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2013, 03:08:02 pm »
Go Up Go Down

Well it's a good looking coin and some day it will have value, someone somewhere wants it.

All the best
Xavier

Linkback:

You are not allowed to view links.
Please Register or Login

http://www.thunting.com/smf/index.php/topic,46242.msg257376.html#msg257376


Xavier


Logged

So many questions so little time

Offline lugknut32Topic starter
Bronze Member
*

Join Date: Dec, 2012
Thank you0

Activity
0%
Male
United States
Posts: 103
Referrals: 0

530.00 Gold
View Inventory

Awards

Pending!
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2013, 10:57:01 pm »
Go Up Go Down

I agree....I have held onto any good looking coin....you never know!

Linkback:

You are not allowed to view links.
Please Register or Login

http://www.thunting.com/smf/index.php/topic,46242.msg257530.html#msg257530




Logged
Print
Pages:  1 2    Go Up
Jump to:  

Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2005, Simple Machines | Sitemap
Copyright THunting.com