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A bit of history for you...

Here is a "Gold Finger" @ 27.9 Grams. These were melted gold used to smuggle as contraband on Spanish ships so no tax would have to be paid. They were also used as pay for pirates.

photo by Bob Spratley

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A bit of history for you...

Here is a "Gold Finger" @ 27.9 Grams. These were melted gold used to smuggle as contraband on Spanish ships so no tax would have to be paid. They were also used as pay for pirates.

photo by Bob Spratley

Bill in the early 90's an old prospector who did a lot of research on the Spanish miners in

Arizona told me the Spanish would cut a cactus plant stem...don't remember which one...then

they would hollow it out and soak it...then pour the gold inside...he said he found four of

them...so they would be about the same size as yours....

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