I was reminded by the folks finding millions in gold coins in the backyard of something I have wondered.
In movies you get the scene were some dude picks up a pouch of gold coins, and gives a little shake and the coins jingle. Or the gold coin filled pirate chest is opened, and the guy runs his fingers through it dropping a few that give a nice crisp “ding”.
Does gold really sound like that? Intuitively I thought jingles come from metals that are hard and light, not soft and dense. Lead certainly doesn’t “ding” it gives from a dull thud to a “clack” at best. Gold isn’t that soft, but it is fairly soft compared to other coin metals.
Unfortunately I seem to be out of gold filled chests to check it out for myself, and the only times I have handled gold coins they were in protectors.
Has anybody ever had enough gold coins to try jangling them?