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Old 11-23-2022, 08:24 PM
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Default Pre-Thanksgiving Monster Hunt! $2.5 American Indian Head Honker Gold Coin Ring!!!

Ever since my return from my unsuccessful 3-day dream expedition in Vero Beach, I have been wanting a water hunt in my home court. Last Saturday, I headed out but it was way too rough to venture in the water. I opted for a wet-sand hunt. And although I got 115 coins on that hunt, it was not what I wanted to do. I was off this week for Thanksgiving recess and was hoping to get a water hunt in. After monitoring the surf conditions this week, today (Wednesday) was the 1st day I knew I could get out.

I got to the beach about 2.5 hours before low tide. I worked the shoreline heading north and thought my hunt was going to be abysmal. Ever since Hurricane Ian, I have thought conditions have been sanded-in. And I was believing Nicole had had done nothing good. One of the times I “popped out” at about 1.5 hours, I got a few extra signals. One of those was a high tone. After about 3-4 scoops, I lost the signal. I swung around and then got a “not-too good lower tone” about 1- 2’ away. I thought it was whatever I had been digging that escaped my scoop. However, when I looked in the scoop, it was . (It was a different signal. I went back and dug a can top where I was originally digging ) I was pretty sure at that point, that it was good and was going to be my only gold find for the day. However, I made a mental note to parallel hunt that distance from the shore on my way back.

As I headed back, I kept true to my plan. I hunted parallel to the shore the approximate distance I had estimated. I only did this thinking how the massive waves of the previous 2 weeks may have redistributed targets in “a lane”. At some point, came the silver ring that had been lost for a while. (It was only when I got back to the car that I realized what a GREAT find that was!) About an hour after that, I get a loud tone. When I looked in the scoop I was . When I saw that there was scotch tape on the shank, I knew it was going to be good. I had others around me so I couldn’t scream out or jump up and down. Only a smile and the inner glow of knowing that I had found something special was all I could afford! About 5-10 minutes later I took out the ring again to verify it was indeed a gold coin ring.

After 4 hours, I was back and ready to get to my car and examine the finds. The gold coin ring has a few of markings, most importantly 14K. The diamond ring also has markings, among them “585” (14K). The silver ring was a huge surprise as I saw “Chrome Hearts” and “1992 Sterling”. I knew that was going to be valuable as I had previously sold a “CH” bracelet for around $450 a few years back. At home, I weighed the gold coin ring – 24.2 grs. I look up the weight of a $2.5 Indian Head gold coin and its 4.18 grs. So the ring is 20.02 grs. of 14K!!! (That’s over $1,300 of melt!) The gold coin value is approximately in the $400-500 range so that ring is properly worth around 2 grand!!! The ring is also huge on me and maxes out on my ring sizer at 15. The 1st gold ring weighs about 2.1 grs but the diamond tests fake. I then look up the silver Chrome Hearts ring and see a used one selling on eBay for $699.

Although the Treasure Coast was not good to me, I am thankful to be able to have hunts like I had today. I always suspected that my 2nd gold coin would come like this – either on a pendant or in a ring like I found today. (Sorry for the novel Craig and I am proud of you if you made it this far! ).

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families!
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Old 11-23-2022, 08:34 PM
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Awesome Felix... that paste ring on your pinky looks great I think you should wear it all the time....

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Old 11-23-2022, 09:05 PM
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Old 11-23-2022, 09:43 PM
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Wow!!!!!! Talk about a home field advantage. Awesome Felix .

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Old 11-23-2022, 10:05 PM
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From someone stuck deep in the Midwest, JUST...NOT...FAIR Seriously though, Fantabulous Hunt
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Felix,
Great write-up as usual, and fantastic scores...

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Wow...just an incredible hunt but that gold coin ring is something I've dreamed of finding someday. Very happy for you! Congrats!!!

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fantastic hunt. Warm weather, beach full of drops and no snow. What more could you ask for?

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Wow! all of a sudden gold coins everywhere
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Wow! all of a sudden gold coins everywhere
Yeah! Congrats Felix!

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Stunning!!

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WOW!!!!! congrats
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Only because you didn't waste all your time digging Felix zincs , under 20 with a big pay day , congrats , Earl

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A find fit for Royalty, so…Royal Congrats, FelixtheCat !

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Wow the forum is really on a roll with the gold coins at the moment, it's number 3 in the last 2 weeks I think?
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Way to go! I would definitely think about removing that gold coin and installing a Felix penny in there. You must feel like a cat with tape on it's paw at the moment.

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Old 11-24-2022, 08:23 AM
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Way to go! I would definitely think about removing that gold coin and installing a Felix penny in there. You must feel like a cat with tape on it's paw at the moment.

That my friend is a great idea! I can have a penny made in gold and replace it!

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Sick finds Felix, that coin ring is AWESOME!!!

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