Thursday, January 19, 2012

Rare 1878 Goloid Metric Dollar Appears at Roadshow

Image of a Goloid Metric Dollar
No bullion, Austin may be home to some rare artifacts.

David Wright, field manager with Treasure Hunter’s Roadshow out of Springfield, Ill., discovered that first hand on Monday when an Austinite brought in what appeared to be an authentic, rare coin called a goloid.

“That’s one of the best parts about this job,” Wright said about rare artifacts popping up.

The coin was made in 1878 and contains mostly silver, about 3 or 4 percent gold and 9 percent copper. Goloids were proposed and patented by . . .

Read more at: The Austin Daily Herald

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