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    us
    Always Hunting Something.

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

    Hi everyone, today I went to an old fairground that I found last year,I wasn't convinced that it was "all done out" since I only took two mercs there last year.I was there for 3-1/2 -4 hrs. and only dug four coins but they were good ones.The black flies about carried me away but it was worth it!I was digging alot of junk and melted metal slag then I got a good hit that seemed to be right on top and I just figured it was more junk but I was running low discrimination and digging anything that gave a good clear signal so what the heck,I scraped some of the grass leaves and other debris aside and there sat an 1858 O seated liberty half,well worn but my first seated half!Dug some more junk and got another good hit and dug up an 1875 silver canadian quarter.Crossed a brook and got more trash and then a 1924 buffalo nickle.By then the bugs were getting to me so I headed toward my truck still detecting and got this tiny little signal but it was clear,Cut a plug and you couldn't imagine my joy to see a tiny 1853 1 dollar california gold piece!!! My first ever gold coin,It's not in the greatest condition but I'll take it.I knew it was only a matter of time and that if I was persistant I'd get a gold piece I just didn't think it would be today.Thanks for reading and best of luck to all of you, Bootstrap
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    Ya never know what ya gonna pull out-the ground!!

  2. #2
    X marks the spot Live for the thrill

    Sep 2005
    North Tonawanda, NY
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    Re: Old fairground yields big silver and tiny gold!!Two firsts

    nice coins. as i was scrolling down my heart skipped a beat when i saw that gold piece. beautiful coin she is. hope you find more out there.
    I Thought I Was Wrong Once, But I Was Mistaken                                          The American Dream "Dusty Rhodes"

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    Feb 2007
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    Re: Old fairground yields big silver and tiny gold!!Two firsts

    Way cool finds Boot.
    Love that one dollar gold.
    Best of luck ,Jim

  4. #4
    us
    Jan 2007
    Northern Illinois
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    Re: Old fairground yields big silver and tiny gold!!Two firsts

    Those are some awesome finds Bootstrap--Congrats

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    Apr 2007
    North Carolina
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    Re: Old fairground yields big silver and tiny gold!!Two firsts

    Bootstrap this is great digs !!! I love it all but the gold > fabulous !!!
    That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.......   Robert Lewis Stevenson

  6. #6
    us
    Apr 2006
    Maurice Louisiana
    fisher 1212x
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    Re: Old fairground yields big silver and tiny gold!!Two firsts

    very nice finds.congrats

  7. #7

    Mar 2003
    Eastern North Carolina
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    Re: Old fairground yields big silver and tiny gold!!Two firsts

    terrific finds wtg
    hh
    dave+bobbie
    dave-enc

  8. #8
    us
    Mar 2007
    Michigan
    Whites V3i
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    Re: Old fairground yields big silver and tiny gold!!Two firsts

    Great Finds,

    You may want to do a bit of research on the gold dollar. I do not see that type listed in my Red Book. The Red Book lists various Liberty head types with the date and value in and out of the wreaths, but the only type listed with a bead has the value only inside the bead, not both value and date being inside the bead.

    As I sit here looking at the pictures in the Red Book I see your type is listed as a bead type reverse.

    Here is a link to a wreath type http://cgi.liveauctions.ebay.com/187...10867755QQrdZ1

    Keep your fingers crossed - maybe you have a unique or previously unknown type.

    Happy Hunting,

    Scott (Mid-Mich)

  9. #9

    Jan 2007
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    Re: Old fairground yields big silver and tiny gold!!Two firsts

    WOW!! Very good day! I don't think I could contain myself, waiting for the
    next time to get to that spot! Keep on dirt fishin!!!

    HH Slabman

  10. #10
    us
    Always Hunting Something.

    Apr 2006
    Central Maine
    Fisher 1210x Fisher 1236x2 Fisher 1225x
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    7 times
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    Re: Old fairground yields big silver and tiny gold!!Two firsts

    Thanks guys,I would have been quite happy with just the seated half but man that gold was just the iceing on the cake!Hey scott thanks for the info,I haven't even had a chance to research it yet,just wanted to get it posted.See guys it can happen to anyone. Bootstrap
    Ya never know what ya gonna pull out-the ground!!

  11. #11
    us
    CS IS NEXT

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

    I'd be Happy with any of those Bootstrap....Sweet dig's

  12. #12

    Oct 2006
    Zelienople
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    Re: Old fairground yields big silver and tiny gold!!Two firsts

    Nice finds! I love the 1858-O half; after my grandmother died, one just like it was found with her things and I was able to have it. Same date and mint. Nobody knew where it came from, or why Grandma kept it, but I'm happy she did! That dollar piece isn't bad either!
    A gentleman farmer named Floyd
    With some of his kin was annoyed
    The boys in their youth
    Did not know the truth
    And one of his tools was destroyed

  13. #13
    us
    Dec 2006
    East Stroudsburg, PA
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    Re: Old fairground yields big silver and tiny gold!!Two firsts

    WHat a gold beauty!

  14. #14
    JimCalif

    Feb 2007
    Stockton, CA
    Whites XLT, Whites 6000 di pro sl, gm4/b, vsat, sierra madre
    36

    California Fractional Gold Coins

    Here is what I came up with check this page out hope it helps

    HH Jim

    http://www.reisbord.com/goldcalfractionals.htm

    also here

    http://www.calgoldonline.com/forums/index.php?act=home

  15. #15
    au
    Mar 2007
    Queensland, Australia
    Jackeroo, BH Landstar
    958
    2 times

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

    I never even knew such things existed. Less stars and different head than the one in the link that Jim posted. Could be a different type. Take that beauty to a coin dealer, wouldn't let it out of your sight though. Maybe I'm paranoid but you can't be too careful.
    Thanks for sharing.

 

 
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