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  1. #1
    DIG, RECOVER, PRESERVE...THE SCOURGE OF THE DIRT!

    Jan 2007
    Virginia
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    Trip to S.C. = 1853 Longacre "Type I" Liberty Head Gold Dollar!

    What's up guys Just got back from a visit to see my mother, and brothers and sister down in South Carolina. While there, I did some research and found an old Confederate camp that was used to hold Yankee prisoners for about six months. The place is near my parents property and is overgrown with brush and woods now. On Friday I went out there to look around very late in the afternoon. After locating what looked like the breastworks and rifle-pits that would've surrounded it I dropped my
    coil and within 5 minutes found a decent Eagle Button and that was all the evidence that I needed, the smoking gun so to speak, and secured my appointment to go back the next afternoon. Here's the video below about 2 hours into the dig and starts with me digging out the hole:





    Second video after I took a few minutes to collect myself:






    Needless to say I was stunned when that popped out. It was the LAST thing in the World that I would've expected to see come out. This camp was erected late in the war and most Confederate soldiers would not have had access to U.S. Gold coins like this. I believe that this was a Gold coin that was somehow hidden by a Northern soldier to keep until he was released or to use to bargain for goods. A U.S. Gold Dollar could by ALOT in the late war Confederacy and that soldier knew it. He could've used it to barter for foodstuffs (potatoes, bread, etc) really just about anything. He either buried it or lost it but I'm pretty sure it was probably lost because you just didn't bury something like gold and not recover it, unless of course that soldier died or was moved so abruptly that there WAS no time to recover it.
    My brother was with me behind the camera and was amazed and he got alittle mad because he didn't find much (he wasn't over the learning curve quite yet with the Ace 250 w/ 10x14 Excelerator Coil). This Dollar was the most minted of the years but is in great condition. According to PCGS the high points are the hair near the coronet and the points of the leaves on the reverse and there's very little to no wear. Comparing it to the PCGS photos of this coin, it grades in the higher AU range. If it had been a "D" or "C" worth more but just to dig a Civil War era Gold coin is a very rare and exhilarating find indeed and something I won't ever forget! Thanks for looking



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  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2010
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    Re: Trip to S.C. = 1853 Longacre "Type I" Liberty Head Gold Dollar!

    Awesome, you did the research and it paid off!!
    HH
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    "Lost Recovered...History Discovered"

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    Charter Member

    Jan 2007
    Northern Middle Tennessee
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    Re: Trip to S.C. = 1853 Longacre "Type I" Liberty Head Gold Dollar!

    What in the heck are you going to dig next Josh-the Crown of the Queen of Egypt Great find. I'm sure you will find a little spot in your collection for that baby. WTG AGAIN and HH, Quindy.
    View more Tenn. Trio hunts by going to "You Tube" & typing in "Quindy Robertson".

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    Oct 2007
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    Re: Trip to S.C. = 1853 Longacre "Type I" Liberty Head Gold Dollar!

    Sentinel, that is a STUNNING find and a terrific historical find. The emotion in that video was awesome. Congratulations, this one will be on the banner in no time!

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    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
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    Re: Trip to S.C. = 1853 Longacre "Type I" Liberty Head Gold Dollar!

    Now there is a BANNER!!People dont realize that yes all gold coins are rare but the small $1.00,and even $2.5 is REALLY RARE!For one they are small and dont really give a great signal and two,small denomination gold wasnt extremely popular!Good for you Sentinal!!!!
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon



    "A pen in the hand of this president is far more dangerous than a gun in the hands of 200 million law-abiding citizens."

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    Re: Trip to S.C. = 1853 Longacre "Type I" Liberty Head Gold Dollar!

    That is a great coin beautiful in good shape , one that is always on anyone,s list show the Eagle button also . Real good hunt Banner find !! 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

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    Apr 2010
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    Re: Trip to S.C. = 1853 Longacre "Type I" Liberty Head Gold Dollar!

    Amazing find, great that you caught it on camera!

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    Re: Trip to S.C. = 1853 Longacre "Type I" Liberty Head Gold Dollar!

    Wow just wow....

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    Re: Trip to S.C. = 1853 Longacre "Type I" Liberty Head Gold Dollar!

    I've been about to die to tell everyone what you found! (Someone called and let me in on your fantastic hunt this weekend.)

    Absolutely stunning find, Senti! Banner day! And always GREAT to see the videos!

    Nana

    there................now, I feel better.


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    Re: Trip to S.C. = 1853 Longacre "Type I" Liberty Head Gold Dollar!

    Hello Banner Gold!!
    If the elevator tries to bring you down, go crazy, punch a higher floor!

  11. #11

    May 2005
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    Re: Trip to S.C. = 1853 Longacre "Type I" Liberty Head Gold Dollar!

    Glad to finaly see it buddy, been waitin two days to get my eyes on it. What a find. Wow. You have reached the top of the mountain. Hope your right up next to me on the banner board my friend. You obviously have my vote.

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    Re: Trip to S.C. = 1853 Longacre "Type I" Liberty Head Gold Dollar!

    Congrats to you on finding such a beautiful coin. Wow. You find some amazing finds.

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    Apr 2008
    Moronica, northwest of Chicago.
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    Re: Trip to S.C. = 1853 Longacre "Type I" Liberty Head Gold Dollar!

    I am so glad you captured that coin coming up on video!

    Big congrats on an amazing BANNER find!!!

    What a feeling that must have been to see that in your hand!

    We have a

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    God bless our veterans! Thank you for your sacrifices!

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    Sep 2007
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    Re: Trip to S.C. = 1853 Longacre "Type I" Liberty Head Gold Dollar!

    Banner all the way. You have my vote. How do you get so luckey?? That is one hell of a find, Sentinel

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    Re: Trip to S.C. = 1853 Longacre "Type I" Liberty Head Gold Dollar!

    Mercy Josh .. That gold piece is a beauty !!! Banner vote .. CMD 8) vid
    Where Ever You Go , There You Are

 

 
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