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Old 07-12-2018, 03:57 AM
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I found this ringed coin in a beach in Israel. According to what I read it's from George the 5h period, gold coin on a ring. I cannot see the other side to tell if it's rare minted coin. Do you have any idea how much it is worth?
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:04 AM
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Great find! That's a neat way of finding a gold coin.

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Old 07-12-2018, 08:28 AM
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Gold coin and ring. Sweet. I would highly doubt a rare coin would have been put in a ring. Maybe have a jeweler take it out?

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Old 07-12-2018, 08:53 AM
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The jeweler says it is part of the ring, not a real coin. I wonder how much I can get for this ring.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:10 AM
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The jeweler says it is part of the ring, not a real coin. I wonder how much I can get for this ring.
Nobody would have a clue without knowing the karat gold the ring was made out of. 10K, 14k, 18k etc.

A 14K ring would be worth 207.00 USD in scrap

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Looks like a Brit gold coin to me. Got any close up photos?


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Old 07-12-2018, 09:40 AM
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Awesome find. Big congrats...thats a win win in my opinion.
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Can't beat a nice gold ring, Congratulations!

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It is worth what the market will bear. At a minimum melt, but that should sell for higher. Great find.

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Old 07-12-2018, 11:01 AM
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Looks like a Brit gold coin to me. Got any close up photos?


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I"m not sure if it's a coin or just a stamp on the ring.
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Does the ring have any markings inside the band, or anywhere?
If it was all gold, it seems a chunker like that would weigh more than 8.88 grams, but it's hard to estimate.
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Woohoo, does that count as a double find? A ring and a gold coin?! Either way, big congratulations!

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nice ring find!! congrats!
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:05 PM
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It does look like a coin to me, if it is, looks like a King George V gold sovereign coin (1911-1932 UK). Supposedly the coin alone should weigh 7.98 grams, 22k, so unless your scale is off, or there are variations in the coin values/weights ?? perhaps it is just a cast of the coin? Weird.

If there are no markings you could acid test the gold.

Very cool find, congrats and let us know what it ends up being!

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Old 07-12-2018, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by royal75 View post
I found this ringed coin in a beach in Israel. According to what I read it's from George the 5h period, gold coin on a ring. I cannot see the other side to tell if it's rare minted coin. Do you have any idea how much it is worth?
You killed it! Nice find! What beach set? I've been to Tel Aviv many times, and found nice stuff there, but never any gold coins!

Israel beaches can be hard, because they filter them with the screening machines. This is fantastic, if you found in dry sand!

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Old 07-12-2018, 04:58 PM
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Woohoo, does that count as a double find? A ring and a gold coin?! ...
Nope. Gold coins found mounted as jewelry (in a bezzle or whatever) do not count as the hallowed hole-in-one "gold coin" finds. They are jewelry, not coins.
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That's a chunker!!
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:59 PM
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Most modern coin rings (here in the states anyway) will show the reverse side of the coin from inside the ring if the coin is real. As far I as I am aware most real stones will be visible from the inside also(something about the stone breathing). Someone chime in if I am wrong. With older rings I am not sure.
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:30 PM
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Can't help with the value but a very nice find. Congrats.

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Old 07-12-2018, 08:24 PM
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Very cool!

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