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  1. Thank you Scott. Yesterday; Wednesday 15th, I purchased two more coins, another Dobonnic coin ( an extremely rare gold quarter stater in VF condition), and a Charles 1st Crown in outstanding condition. Apparently the image of the King on horse-back, brandishing his sword is almost always very badly rubbed out, sometimes to the point of complete removal through wear. I simply couldn't pass up the Crown as an investment. My friend the numistmatist gave me excellent prices on both. Now that I've gone with my plan I'm glad that I 'grabbed the bull by the horns'. I slept on the decision to buy the Crown as I had no intention of buying anything but Celtic coins. Now I must wait patiently for a really good stater to come my way. So glad that I have a friend that deals in rare coins and tokens! Damn lucky there, which makes a pleasant change. I hope that you and anyone else that sees these latest additions will find them interesting if John is good enough once more to up-load the pictures of them. I've included a U.S Dime for scale.
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  2. Welcome Justin .. I hope you join in and share your finds and/or questions/observations .. quite humbling Tim, now I'll have to live up to that moniker
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  3. Welcome to the forum, and thank you for some great content. I've not heard of this happening over this side of the Big Pond, but that's not to say it hasn't. I once buried some, dozen or so, goldie- coloured tin foil chocolate coins in a meadow for a night-hawker to 'enjoy' digging up. He'd been trying his hand on a permission of mine during the dark hours. I'd beaten the meadow to death previously, and I'd recorded the buried signal values of the candy coins for reference before plantin them. A polite way of letting the night-hawker understand that his prescence had been noted, and that it was 'un-welcome'.
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  4. Welcome to the forum - and thank you for joining. No clue on the story of the "why" of it. I will assume he is/was a metal detectorist but cannot be 100% sure as I have never met the guy. I have heard of a few others in the hobby who leave stuff buried where they hunt and see other detectorists. I did find this bit on a website - E.Z.Smith AKA Zen Master Stamper's Page – International Union of Mail-Artists (ning.com) Also seems to be a photography teacher at the college at one point? Google "E.Z. Smith Fresno" and a few things pop up.
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