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  1. #1

    Feb 2007
    Goldrush Area
    13 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Low mintage

    I went to a site last weekend that I haven't been to in three years. It's quite a long drive. One of my buddies dug a gold coin on the previous trip. This time it was my turn. As you can see by the picture I have not cleaned it, nor do I think I will. When I got home I found that it is a low mint and the detail looks like it may grade pretty good. What do you think?
    Thanks for looking and HH

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  2. #2
    May 2010
    newport vermont
    whites xlt minelab explorer se pro
    9 times

    Re: Low mintage

    very nice coin great shape
    vermont hillbilly

  3. #3
    Mar 2009
    2 times

    Re: Low mintage

    Great find !!!!!!!!! Banner !!!!!!!!!!

  4. #4
    Jan 2010
    Camano Island, Wa
    Fisher F2, Tesoro Cutlass2
    2 times

    Re: Low mintage

    In the future, could you please post proper driving directions to the sight (GPS coordinates would be great.)

    Thanks in advance!

    You dirty dog!


  5. #5
    Apr 2009
    Northeastern Pa.
    CZ 6a
    3 times

    Re: Low mintage

    If it doesn't have any damage rust , corrosion , should easily grade XF-45. I vote banner on this!....I think you should be a little more excited!!!!, this is a once in a lifetime find for most of us. Congrats .

  6. #6
    Jun 2009
    Long Island E-end
    Minelab Sov GT,Sovereign xs2-pro Fisher CZ21 Custom Skullies , Stealth 720-i
    88 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)

    Re: Low mintage

    Nice gold coin yes only 10,800 1863 S were minted ,if that was a 1863 no mint mark only 30 proof coins where minted ,great CW era gold someone here knows how to remove rust on gold safely without damaging the coin i hope they see this . Banner !! Dd60
    If Mother Earth give,s us precious metals like gold silver copper and iron why leave them in the ground to disappear forever , dig them out and save History !!

    4-12-2011 Retired from the Rat Race by Choice

  7. #7

    Re: Low mintage

    Very Nice

    Gold is easy to clean, why would you not?

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  8. #8
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    Apr 2010
    Upper Canada
    XP Deus, Lesche Piranha 35 Shovel & 'Garrett Carrot'
    12107 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Low mintage

    That's one gorgeous coin Mike!
    I'd be so excited that I'd be speechless if I had found it!
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  9. #9
    Nov 2008
    Minelab E-Trac
    1 times

    Re: Low mintage

    Yeah, I would very gently clean that one. Gold can clean very well without leaving any marks.

    You can get the rust off by soaking it in a solution of oxalic acid. It's typically sold as wood brightener or wood bleach. It's very mild and will have no effect on the gold, but it will lift that rust right off the back.

  10. #10
    Jan 2010
    Minelab Explorer II, Minelab X-Terra 305, Garrett Pro Pointer

    Re: Low mintage

    Sweet! I'll add another request for the GPS coordinates!

    You've also got my vote.

    Semper Fi

  11. #11
    Oct 2009
    Jersey Cape
    Fisher 1265X & CZ-7
    960 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)

    Re: Low mintage

    Congrats on finding 1 of survivors ..great looking coin and I bet there is more to the story . I would like to hear about the other gold piece . Without giving up certain secret info can you add some more details ? Thanks and Congrats on a banner find ! CMD
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  12. #12
    Apr 2007
    Southwestern, MN
    Minelab E-Trac Sun Ray X-1, Tesoro Vaquero, Cibola, Tejon
    7 times

    Re: Low mintage

    Thats Crazy Cool!!!

  13. #13
    Aug 2009
    ACE 250 (MD) Bare hands (CRH)
    18 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Low mintage

    Wow, awsome find. That is quite a rare coin. Congrats! Banner worthy.

    Little bit about it...

    "1863-S Quarter Eagle (1863-S $2.5) Many Civil War coins struck at the San Francisco Mint are extremely undervalued. In the middle of the American Civil War, the San Francisco Mint only struck 10,800 pieces for circulation. Most, entered circulation and remained there for at least some period of time. No more than 80 pieces are known to exist, at most, in all grades, and that is the highest estimate usually found. "

    Now there are 81!
    There is no silver left around here...

  14. #14

    Re: Low mintage

    With a proper cleaning that thing would be stunning.

  15. #15
    Sep 2009
    NW Missouri
    1 times

    Re: Low mintage

    I'm a bit confused. Many have scolded other hunters for cleaning coins - why does the consensus seem to be that this one should be cleaned? Patina doesn't mean anything on gold coins? What would cleaning do to the grading?


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