The Hunley Museum, Charleston, SC. Dixon, the captain, carried a gold coin which his sweetheart had once given him for good luck and protection. At a battle in 1862, he was hit by a Union bullet, but it struck the gold coin, which dented but didn't break, saving him from harm. When his body was recovered, it turned out that the legend was quite true - he was still carrying that gold bullet-dented coin.
Gold mancus of Coenwulf Kingdom of Mercia, England AD 796-821 England's answer to Charlemagne? This gold coin of Coenwulf, king of Mercia (796-821), is unique, and one of only eight gold British coins known from the period AD 700-1250. Coenwulf was king of Mercia, East Anglia and Kent, making him ruler of most of England.