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    Dec 2017
    Northeast Ohio
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    What do Gold coins usually ring up as?

    Howdy all,
    I'm just curious as to what the signal would be for a gold dollar or any similar or large gold coin. if anyone has ever found anything like this with a detector that has 1-100 target ID, what did the coin ring up as? Just curious. Thanks for reading.
    2019 Totals:
    Metal Detecting
    • Coppers: 1831 King William IV Penny, 1882 5 Lepta, 1864-L IHP
    • Silvers: 1942 Walking Liberty, 1 washington, 2 mercs, 4 rosies
    • Favorite Relics: 1830s flatbutton, early-mid/late 1800s Crotal Bell, Skeleton key

    Coin Roll Hunting and change money
    • Silvers: 1944 merc, 1948 Washington, roll of 1967 halves
    • Others: 1945 wheat


    “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” - George Washington

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    us
    Nov 2012
    Maryland
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    I have found a couple gold coins. With my Deus, a 2 escudo Spanish coin range up as about "92" which is what silver comes in as. The Cibola nailed an English guinea and it has not meter! A $1 came in (if I remember right) in the mid range, sounded a lot like brass junk. If you want a gold coin, you have to dig all the brass and aluminum signals.
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    Oct 2009
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    There will be as many answers as there are models of metal detector.

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    us
    Dec 2017
    Northeast Ohio
    Garret ACE 300 and a carrot
    255
    358 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    I have found a couple gold coins. With my Deus, a 2 escudo Spanish coin range up as about "92" which is what silver comes in as. The Cibola nailed an English guinea and it has not meter! A $1 came in (if I remember right) in the mid range, sounded a lot like brass junk. If you want a gold coin, you have to dig all the brass and aluminum signals.
    Thanks for the comment smokey! How long between each gold coin you've found? Were the signals bouncy or pretty consistant usually?
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    2019 Totals:
    Metal Detecting
    • Coppers: 1831 King William IV Penny, 1882 5 Lepta, 1864-L IHP
    • Silvers: 1942 Walking Liberty, 1 washington, 2 mercs, 4 rosies
    • Favorite Relics: 1830s flatbutton, early-mid/late 1800s Crotal Bell, Skeleton key

    Coin Roll Hunting and change money
    • Silvers: 1944 merc, 1948 Washington, roll of 1967 halves
    • Others: 1945 wheat


    “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” - George Washington

  5. #5
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    us
    Nov 2012
    Maryland
    XP Deus, Tesoro Cibola, Full sized shovel and a backhoe
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (8)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    The $1 was bouncy, the others solid. I found my first one in about 2011, whatever year Sandy came through.
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    us
    Dec 2017
    Northeast Ohio
    Garret ACE 300 and a carrot
    255
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    Metal Detecting
    Nice! and I see from your banners they just kept a coming!
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    2019 Totals:
    Metal Detecting
    • Coppers: 1831 King William IV Penny, 1882 5 Lepta, 1864-L IHP
    • Silvers: 1942 Walking Liberty, 1 washington, 2 mercs, 4 rosies
    • Favorite Relics: 1830s flatbutton, early-mid/late 1800s Crotal Bell, Skeleton key

    Coin Roll Hunting and change money
    • Silvers: 1944 merc, 1948 Washington, roll of 1967 halves
    • Others: 1945 wheat


    “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” - George Washington

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    Nov 2012
    Maryland
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    Every last one was a surprise. I was not expecting gold to come out of the ground on every single gold item I have ever found.
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  8. #8
    us
    Dec 2017
    Northeast Ohio
    Garret ACE 300 and a carrot
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    Metal Detecting
    I haven't been detecting long, but thats what it has been like almost every time I dug one of my better finds too!
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    2019 Totals:
    Metal Detecting
    • Coppers: 1831 King William IV Penny, 1882 5 Lepta, 1864-L IHP
    • Silvers: 1942 Walking Liberty, 1 washington, 2 mercs, 4 rosies
    • Favorite Relics: 1830s flatbutton, early-mid/late 1800s Crotal Bell, Skeleton key

    Coin Roll Hunting and change money
    • Silvers: 1944 merc, 1948 Washington, roll of 1967 halves
    • Others: 1945 wheat


    “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” - George Washington

  9. #9
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    George

    Jun 2019
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    Nickle band, remember its the curious that make good finds.....
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    Coin Rescue Tech

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    Gold rings ring up in a huge range of target ID's since there are many shapes, sizes, and gold content. I had a 10k wedding band ring up as foil VDI -16 and a huge mens class ring rang up as a 54. You question is similar to what target ID rang do coins ring up.
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  11. #11
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    "Is that a Geiger Counter?"

    Feb 2006
    South Central Upstate NY in the foothills of the headlands
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    Wish I had more I could use for reference. ;-) These are all on a Fisher F-75 (0 to 99 TDI scale)

    $1 gold = 28 (tiny coin)

    $2-1/2 gold = 52

    $5 gold = 58

    $10 gold = 65


    If anyone cares to send a $3 or $20 gold coin I will add those results.


    Note as reference a silver quarter typically reads between 79 and 85 depending on conditions and a Nickle reads 28 to 30.


    Here's an interesting gold dollar. Much smaller than Lincoln Cents.
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    Last edited by Charlie P. (NY); Oct 16, 2019 at 10:30 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie P. (NY) View Post
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    Oh man!!! That is nice! I don't remember seeing it posted
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    Charlie gave accurate numbers for an F75. Other detectors will also be all over the map. Rings, bracelets and chains will be even more so. Plus the chatter that makes it sound like under the eaves after a new roof. End the end, if you want to find gold, you have to dig everything.Time for more coffee.

  14. #14
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    Don

    Feb 2016
    Missouri
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    For me a $10 at 57, 58, a $5 on a Whites m6 at 47. The other two $5 was using older whites without meter. Never found 1 or two and one half or 20. Don't know. One small ladies 10k gold ring, remember that was 16-18 from two directions.....just a little less than a nickel.
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  15. #15
    us
    Dec 2017
    Northeast Ohio
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    Thank y'all. I think everyones got a different detector from me... but relative to the other things that y'all compared the Gold to I've got a good idea of what a gold coin would sound like... I wonder how many sites I'll have to pick clean before I find one.
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    2019 Totals:
    Metal Detecting
    • Coppers: 1831 King William IV Penny, 1882 5 Lepta, 1864-L IHP
    • Silvers: 1942 Walking Liberty, 1 washington, 2 mercs, 4 rosies
    • Favorite Relics: 1830s flatbutton, early-mid/late 1800s Crotal Bell, Skeleton key

    Coin Roll Hunting and change money
    • Silvers: 1944 merc, 1948 Washington, roll of 1967 halves
    • Others: 1945 wheat


    “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” - George Washington

 

 
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