Lucky find

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  1. milled

    milled Active Member

    Dec 4, 2018
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    • Bunbury man Michael Cross found the rare coin at a popular camping spot in WA's Goldfields
    • The coin is an 1865 Australian gold half sovereign, estimated to be worth up to $5,000
    "I was looking at the ground and I saw this gold coin just looking at me."


    A birdwatcher has stumbled upon a 19th-century gold coin, thought to be worth thousands of dollars, at a popular camping spot in outback Western Australia.
    Michael Cross was camping with friends near Leonora in the Goldfields when he decided to go birdwatching at Malcolm Dam.

    Leonora is a popular spot for people to take a metal detector and fossick for gold, but Mr Cross, who lives in Bunbury, was only armed with a camera that morning.

    "It's very dry up there at the moment, so birds do tend to congregate around permanent water," he said.

    "I was walking back to the ute and I thought I saw a heap of old bottles.

    "It wouldn't have been 10 metres from the dam wall."
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