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    2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...UPDATE

    Today was my last day off as I return to work tomorrow (after an extended X-Mas Holiday ). Thankfully there was a break in the wet & very windy weather. I'm glad I didn't try yesterday, as the only road/lane to the field had a huge tree blown across it (cut & cleared now), must have been yesterday which would have blocked my way back with the bike.
    I spent 4 hours on my own continuing the rather difficult land I started to grid recently. I was having a bad few hours & my mind was dreaming up a likely good find from this field, the best I was hoping for was a complete Medieval Buckle. You never expect a Gold Coin but it was furthest from my mind & I had no clues that this field was going to do anything this good It's taken Dad & I over 2 years to find another Gold Coin, but I'm so glad 2012 is made already, so the pressure is off for the rest of the year

    Other finds of the day:
    4 Scrappy Roman Coins
    2 Lead Tokens
    Tudor Clothes Fastener (Rose)
    Leather Mount (circa 17th C) – Man in the moon & star to right
    17th C Lead Cap (powder flask)

    There are less than 50 Recorded examples of this type
    Celtic Gold Quarter Stater
    CUNOBELINE
    AD10-20AD
    Wild Type Horse Right

    Corn Ear
    VA-1935.01
    CA[MV]
    Minted - Camulodunum (Colchester)

    Let me tell you, I was so pleased with the coin, it got a Rex Hunt Kiss (but no throwing back)

    My first ever Celtic Gold Coin (some years ago) was this very same type, however it was a full Stater & this is a Quarter. So now I have the full set 8) - I pictured it next to my first coin to show how much smaller this one is
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Celtic-Cat...-/120696388043
    See one listed for sale above.
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    TOO BUSY TO DETECT, YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' - me 25/06/08
    How do you find Gold coins? Reply: 'By finding lots of Silver ones..'
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground.' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.

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    Charter Member
    us
    I Often Find Myself Killing Time Looking For What Time Has Killed!

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    Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

    You don't mess around banner time already. this could end up being your year. Going to the polls now........ voteing booth
    Take Care,
    Pete,
    Them Colonials​Can't Hide Nowhere Now!

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    Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

    Quote Originally Posted by Timekiller
    You don't mess around banner time already. this could end up being your year. Going to the polls now........ voteing booth
    Take Care,
    Pete,
    Cheers, roll on 2012
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT, YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' - me 25/06/08
    How do you find Gold coins? Reply: 'By finding lots of Silver ones..'
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground.' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.

  5. #4
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    Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

    Nice finds CRUSADER
    Congrats on the Gold

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    us
    NJ

    Nov 2006
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    Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

    Cru,
    Congratulations on an awesome find and your first banner find of 2012.

    Happy hunting in 2012 and I hope you find your entire wish list.

    NJ

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    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
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    Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

    Congratulations

    I bet that was a faint signal with such a tiny gold coin. You must have to dig a lot foil and other small bits chasing that kind of gold.

  8. #7

    Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa
    Nice finds CRUSADER
    Congrats on the Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by N.J.THer
    Cru,
    Congratulations on an awesome find and your first banner find of 2012.

    Happy hunting in 2012 and I hope you find your entire wish list.

    NJ
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT, YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' - me 25/06/08
    How do you find Gold coins? Reply: 'By finding lots of Silver ones..'
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground.' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.

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    Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve in PA
    Congratulations

    I bet that was a faint signal with such a tiny gold coin. You must have to dig a lot foil and other small bits chasing that kind of gold.
    I vary what I dig depending on the site. However, with this field I'm digging every signal (as its pretty sparce), which does include lots of foil & coke. My general approach is to clear everything. (I always hunt with no Disc & high Ses, as I like to hear every bit of iron etc..)
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT, YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' - me 25/06/08
    How do you find Gold coins? Reply: 'By finding lots of Silver ones..'
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground.' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.

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    hu
    Dec 2007
    Hungary
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    Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

    What great day that was! Congrats!

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    Ace250man

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    Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

    that belongs on the banner without a doubt !!!
    Congrats on a beautiful coin !!!!
    ALLEN

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    us
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    Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

    Way to start out the year with a bang. Now anything else for the rest of the year is gravy.

  13. #12

    Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

    Quote Originally Posted by garryson
    What great day that was! Congrats!

    Quote Originally Posted by allen
    that belongs on the banner without a doubt !!!
    Congrats on a beautiful coin !!!!
    It was a banner day for me, Dad & I could not have tried much harder for this & it pops up in a random field which if we had any other choice we would not have done. It's not a site, it's in the middle of no-where, & only a few promising signs However, this proves why I do like to try the hard ground, because it may only have 1 good find but it's always worth trying. (mostly so you can cross it off the mental map)
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT, YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' - me 25/06/08
    How do you find Gold coins? Reply: 'By finding lots of Silver ones..'
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground.' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.

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    de
    Jun 2010
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    Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

    Woohooo! You missed Your goal by 4 days...but i think that one was worth the waiting! Not to mention, You were missed by the tree... Big congrats on Your celtic gold!

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    Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

    Look at her!!!Sweet bud,I knew it was just a matter of time!You are going to run out of room under your Avatar!!!
    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."

  16. #15
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    Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

    Nicccccccce !!!!!!! Congrats on the "old gold" I'm voting !!!!

  17. #16
    us
    Feb 2010
    California
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    Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

    Way to go .... nice gold coin. Sounds like 2012 stared pretty darn good for you....congrats.

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    Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

    WTG Cru, sure does take pressure off for the rest of the year, but what a beginning to 2012! Love the side by side shot of the two you have found.

    Don
    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

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    Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...



    Hard work and dedication and it's paid off weldone mate ...Banner

    SS
    Don't piss down my back, then tell me it's raining.

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    ro
    “You laugh at me because I am different, but I laugh at you because you are all the same”.

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    Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

    Congrats "Crusader"
    Banner for sure

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    Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

    Quote Originally Posted by Westfront
    Woohooo! You missed Your goal by 4 days...but i think that one was worth the waiting! Not to mention, You were missed by the tree... Big congrats on Your celtic gold!
    Any Gold coin is worth the wait, I would have been over the moon with a Victorian Half Soveriegn right now but this was a home run

    Quote Originally Posted by kuger
    Look at her!!!Sweet bud,I knew it was just a matter of time!You are going to run out of room under your Avatar!!!
    I was hoping it was a matter of time but it took me over 20 years for my first Celtic Gold (although detectors have improved & so has my time spent & sites picked)

    Quote Originally Posted by PikesPeakCharlie
    Nicccccccce !!!!!!! Congrats on the "old gold" I'm voting !!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Relichunter1
    Way to go .... nice gold coin. Sounds like 2012 stared pretty darn good for you....congrats.

    Quote Originally Posted by Don in SJ
    WTG Cru, sure does take pressure off for the rest of the year, but what a beginning to 2012! Love the side by side shot of the two you have found.

    Don
    So do I
    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher


    Hard work and dedication and it's paid off weldone mate ...Banner

    SS
    Thanks mate, that field is hard work, but in the back of my mind, I think its got to be worth gridding...... I hope you can get out more this year, it must be your time soon, although your last rally was a result

    Quote Originally Posted by yo6oej
    Congrats "Crusader"
    Banner for sure
    Cheers
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT, YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' - me 25/06/08
    How do you find Gold coins? Reply: 'By finding lots of Silver ones..'
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground.' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.

 

 
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