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    33 years of detecting, and I've never found one. I know of at least 3 members in my club, who have found one.
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  2. #32

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    You can find them in museums, you'll need a different kind of "detector" for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by All About Tone View Post
    You can find them in museums, you'll need a different kind of "detector" for that.
    You ALSO NEED BAIL MONEY !!! AAT LOL
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    during covid 2020 spring/summer shut down, had a chance to
    search an area, where a gold coin could have been lost, but no
    coin of any kind. chalked it up to it had been hit with a deeper
    seeking machine. so researching for more areas, ran across a
    couple of articles, blogs on where the gold & silver of old went

    https://www.texmetals.com/news/why-s...ng-rare-coins/

    thought there was a pt 1,cant find link now
    https://www.numismaticnews.net/archi...always-known-2

    https://coinweek.com/dealers-compani...s-were-melted/

  5. #35

    Jun 2007
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    I think there is a huge component of luck involved in finding gold coins. Years ago there was a Tnet member detecting out in a Minnesota woods where he found a old saddle bag with I think it was three gold coins in it. Most of the time when you detect in the woods in this part of the country you find nothing but shotgun shells and wood ticks.
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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of itĒ

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    Hmm well, if I knew I sure wouldn't be posting about it - The more you dig and vary locations, the more you will find in general.
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    I've never found a quarter, half or silver dollar from the 1800's, so the odds of me finding a gold coin are pretty long. The areas I hunt were mainly comprised of farmers and mill workers back then, so they definitely didn't have a lot of money in their pockets. Mill workers were paid about 10 cents an hour in the 1860's, so it would be a big deal to lose even one dime. Losing a silver dollar or a $1 gold coin would be like losing a day's pay in a blink of an eye.

    Bottom line, very few people possessed gold coins and almost no one was walking around with them in their pockets. So it's not our fault that we can't find them. They were never there in the first place!
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    I didn't think I'd ever find one after really getting into this hobby putting in the time and realizing the odds. How the hell do you lose a coin that big? One just never knows what the next scrap aluminum target will really be. wireless keyboard and mouse
    Last edited by brainpan; Apr 07, 2021 at 12:49 PM.
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    My buddy has a $1 gold coin, me and my dad both got a $2.5, it’s pretty much luck unless you’re hunting shipwreck beaches where you know they might be.
    Hell, we were at a newer house spot digging 20th century junk when we found ours. Grandpa and all his buddy’s have been digging for 40 years and never found one or seen anyone dig one. They’re definitely out there, we see people find one atleast one couple of months on tnet but I think we forget sometimes how rare they truly are.
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  10. #40

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    Quote Originally Posted by brainpan View Post
    I didn't think I'd ever find one after really getting into this hobby putting in the time and realizing the odds. How the hell do you lose a coin that big? One just never knows what the next scrap aluminum target will really be.
    Gold coins can be small.
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    Look folks gold is precious metal, not many folks have and it’s not clad, small and detecting it has its challenges but keep in mind silver coins aren’t easy either, try finding needle in haystack, great information
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    Keep in mind that when gold coins were in circulation, anybody who lost one would have spent a great deal of time trying to find it again. That was an "eagle sum."

    Good luck to all,

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    Whites DFX, Notka Makro Simplex. Folks the price donít mean everything, the question is are you willing to put in the time to learn the machine, experience will pay off I guarantee it.
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    Oh I think so they go nuts loosing such value

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    I'm pretty sure the chances of finding Spanish escudos is 3 times higher than finding U.S. mint gold coins in the U.S. Especially if you're a diver, then make that 10 times higher. I don't ever expect to find a U.S. gold coin in my lifetime, never have, and probably never will.

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    a gold dollar and a silver dollar and a greenback had the same value. Silver dollars were not all that popular in everyday transactions, they were big and heavy. Gold coins were used a lot, especially Spanish/Mexican, Portuguese/Brazilian and British. Even French and Dutch gold coins were used.

    This is a bit off topic but in 1873 these were all the U.S. coins minted.
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