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  1. #16
    us
    Jul 2004
    Indy
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    Re: Old fairground yields big silver and tiny gold!!Two firsts

    Wow!!! Awesome digs, Congrats!!!
    That's the way to dig'em... I dig a lot of different signals myself, but as you stated, I usually find junk... This definitely keeps ones hopes up. Must be a great site. I'd be sleeping there over night...
    Continued Good luck, & Happy hunting~


  2. #17

    Mar 2005
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    Re: Old fairground yields big silver and tiny gold!!Two firsts

    that california gold piece is the find of a lifetime! just incredible! the other coins are stunning as well, but next to that gold piece, they will have to play second fiddle! just awesome!
    GTI 2500/ACE 250

  3. #18
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    Diggincoinz

    Dec 2004
    Wayne County, NY
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    Re: Old fairground yields big silver and tiny gold!!Two firsts

    SWEEEET!

    "The year of the Gold Coin" I tell ya!

    CONGRATS!

    .~.~.~.~. Dig it up .~.~.~.~.

  4. #19
    us
    Sep 2006
    lost in Wisconsin
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    Re: Old fairground yields big silver and tiny gold!!Two firsts

    Geez, seated half and a RARE gold, how do you rate. That little yellow one needs to be on the banner.
    I noticed that no-one really utilizes all the signature space provided, so I figured to be REALLY original I would make up the longest signature that I could and probably just leave it as one big run on sentence because all that punctuation just takes up way too much space-HH.

  5. #20
    TreasureTales

    Re: Old fairground yields big silver and tiny gold!!Two firsts

    That California Dollar belongs to me, I lost it at the fairgrounds about 150 years ago. Please return it, I'll pay for the postage. Seriously, that is a very nice little coin and probably worth quite a bit numismatically. Keep her safe and don't take the coin to the coin shop, take a nice clear photo of obverse and reverse - just to be really safe. Please let us know what you learn about it, it could be unique. (As a native Californian, I am so coveting that coin!!! sigh)

  6. #21
    us
    Feb 2005
    Bavaria Germany
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    Re: Old fairground yields big silver and tiny gold!!Two firsts

    Only four coins, LOL!!! Congrats on the awesome finds, that gold dollar is a beauty! HH, Mike

  7. #22
    us
    Oct 2005
    Northern, Michigan
    willow stick
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    Re: Old fairground yields big silver and tiny gold!!Two firsts

    Finds don't get much better.

    Congrats!

    Badger
    "Everything is an anomaly" Michigan Badger

  8. #23
    us
    Apr 2006
    DES PLAINES IL
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    Re: Old fairground yields big silver and tiny gold!!Two firsts

    The key word is persistence.
    How true that is...
    I have found out too that being persistent pays off.
    Not as good as a gold coin like you, but in many other ways.
    Great find (s)
    Congrats !!!! and many happy returns to that spot.

    GOTTA LOVE THIS HOBBY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and Happy Hunting from Des Plaines IL ( D P Bob )

  9. #24

    Re: Old fairground yields big silver and tiny gold!!Two firsts

    DANG! What some finds!
    Do keep us updated on that gold coin! 8)

    MANY Congrats to you!!!

    Nana

    ps....I'll be looking for that gold coin on the pictures across the top of the page!


  10. #25
    us
    Jan 2007
    Western New York
    Whites DFX, Whites 5900, Minelab Excalibur
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    Re: Old fairground yields big silver and tiny gold!!Two firsts

    Amazing finds! I love the GOLD! Congratulations!

  11. #26
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    Coin Hunter

    Nov 2005
    Brevard County, FL ~ USA
    White's Beach Hunter ID 300, Garrett AT Pro, Minelab E-Trac, Fisher F75, Tesoro Golden UMax, Whites 4900/D, Bounty Hunter IV, Bounty Hunter Big Bud
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    Re: Old fairground yields big silver and tiny gold!!Two firsts

    Bootstrap,
    Looks like you hit the jackpot.
    Wow, I could only hope for a fine day like that, and to find all those great coins in one day is awsome.
    WTG!!!!!!

  12. #27
    us
    Nov 2006
    Eastern NC
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    Re: Old fairground yields big silver and tiny gold!!Two firsts

    What a day indeed! I couldn't imagine seeing that gold sparkle in the sun! All are very NICE!

  13. #28
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    Apr 2006
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    Re: Old fairground yields big silver and tiny gold!!Two firsts

    WOW!! Now that's a dream find, the gold coin is spectacular and rare, congrats big time to you!! Thanks for sharing you awesome finds!

    Smiles!
    BDoo
    "I'm a finder, not a loser!"

  14. #29
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    Rich

    May 2003
    Shamokin Pennsylvania
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    Re: Old fairground yields big silver and tiny gold!!Two firsts

    OK, first of all congratulations are in order. A spectacular and remarkeable find. My hats off to ya. S A L U T E

    Information is taken from "Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of US and Colonial Coins". There are many California Gold Rush Issues (1849-1856), however, I'm only gonna show what's pertinent to this coin.

    Some quick info I gathered from your coin: DERI is the maker's mark which is abbreviated for the maker M. DERIBERPE. Your's has 8 stars Obverse, and 2 stars Reverse. There are 4 varieties of of M. Deriberpe's 1853 One Dollar Gold Piece. I've concluded yours is: Number 7900 1853 Stars flank DERI;GOLD BG 518-524. See 2nd picture of coin.................Rich

    PS: I don't have a rarity or a dollar value on your coin YET, when I come across something I'll post it.


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  15. #30
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    Always Hunting Something.

    Apr 2006
    Central Maine
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    Re: Old fairground yields big silver and tiny gold!!Two firsts

    Thanks everyone,you guys are all just so awesome!! Having a site like this is great,I know it gives alot of other people the inspiration to keep "pluggin" away as it does me too.There are alot of spectacular things being found every day and it's nice to see them,especially on this forum.Well,I went back today and this time I brought my dad and uncle,my dad got a merc and I got an 1863 I.H.P. it's still all gunked up but appears to have very strong detail,the date and liberty on the headband both pop right out at you but pennies in this area don't usually clean up very well so we'll see...If it's any good after I clean it I'll post a pic.Still need to do more research on the gold piece,still haven't been able to find one just like it.Well,thanks for the congrats and I'm going to check out some of the links you have provided(thank you very much)H.H. to all! Bootstrap P.s. thanks rich you posted just before me and I had to go back and read it,that is some great info and is much appreciated!!
    Ya never know what ya gonna pull out-the ground!!

 

 
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