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    1858 $2 1/2 gold coin on 14 kt chain!!

    Holy smokes, I can barely breathe right now because I am so excited.

    I went up to my father's this weekend in northern Michigan and got home in the early afternoon. After unpacking and chilling out for a bit, it was so beautiful out that I decided to get out for a couple hours before dark. I went to am old horse riding stables that had hay rides in the fall that has been abandoned for 4 or 5 years. I detected there 5 or 6 times last year also. Anyway, I had looked at satelite images of this place and noticed a trail at the back of the property, my wife told me this is where they took the hay riders and had bonfires. So I trudged out there and began searching. I was using my old trusty Garrett TR machine, the jewelry finder. Digging everything, I found a few modern coins , a lot of pull tabs and a few smashed cans.

    Here's the good part. I dug a cigarette pack, Merits, another piece of trash, but when I pulled it out of the hole, it ripped and I saw something gold flash. As I pulled it out completely, there was a gold chain inside the cigarette pack. Hoping it was real, I was pumped, I pulled the chain out and there's a pendant on it. It was caked with dirt but I rubbed a bit off and the most beautiful sight, a GOLD COIN. I was still thinking it couldn't all be genuine, so I packed up and headed home.

    When I got home, I scanned them as found and then cleaned it up. YES!!! They are both real. The chain says 14kt Italy and the coin although being holed is a $2 1/2 quarter eagle, 1858. I am not sure about if it has a mint mark yet. I am too excited and really wanted to post this while the computer here was free. I share with 4 teenagers and the wife, so I can't always get on. The chain is missing the clasp so maybe it broke and the person stored it in their ciggie pack, and then lost it or maybe forgot and threw it away.

    Damn, I feel so good right now, my heart is really pumping still.

    Here's some photos.

    Golden smiles!
    BDoo
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    Re: 1858 $2 1/2 gold coin on 14 kt chain!!

    AWESOME find...gold coin and the icing on the cake is the gold chain to go with it....CONGRATS!!
    So many promising sites to detect...so little time....

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    Congratulatons Bobby that is one heck of a find indeed. I was saving post number 1000 for a good one. Perhaps a find of my own. But a great find for a great freind is the best thing I could use the post for.

    AWESOME!! Mega congratulations to you, would love to find a great old gold find like that.

    Postalrevnant

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    Re: 1858 $2 1/2 gold coin on 14 kt chain!!

    Dang Boobydoo you find the greatest stuff !!!
    Do you like metal detecting and everything else in between ? Well check out this awesome youtube channel and rock on . https://www.youtube.com/user/roadkillscjim/featured ..... 18+ only please

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    PBK
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    Re: 1858 $2 1/2 gold coin on 14 kt chain!!

    GOLD!
    Beaucoups of kudos, BDoo!


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    Re: 1858 $2 1/2 gold coin on 14 kt chain!!

    holy cow bob..... thats it ,, the pinnacle !!!!!!!!!!! it don't get ANY better that .....
    congrads,,,, big time.............
    keenest hobby ever

  8. #8
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    Re: 1858 $2 1/2 gold coin on 14 kt chain!!

    Congrats bud!

    If anyone on this forum deserves a gold coin for all of their hard work it is definately you!


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    Re: 1858 $2 1/2 gold coin on 14 kt chain!!

    BDoo,

    very, very nice.

    Congrat on the gold.

    Just thinking, I may have picked up the cigarette
    pack, not checked it because its garbage, put it in my
    apron, and got rid of it on the way home

    Now you will have me checking all the cigarette packs
    I find :P

    have a good un....
    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

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    Re: 1858 $2 1/2 gold coin on 14 kt chain!!

    OMG!!!! Bobby, I'm so happy for you!!!! This is one of the best finds ever!!!

    Heartfelt Congrats!!!!

    DM

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    Mar 2005
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    Re: 1858 $2 1/2 gold coin on 14 kt chain!!

    dude that is awesome!! im so happy for you! just incredible!
    GTI 2500/ACE 250

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    Re: 1858 $2 1/2 gold coin on 14 kt chain!!

    I'd be so pumped you'd have to pop me to bring me home.....Excellent job Bdoo..... Congrat's and HH!!

  13. #13

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    Re: 1858 $2 1/2 gold coin on 14 kt chain!!

    Congrats Booby. Great find.
    BOB

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    Re: 1858 $2 1/2 gold coin on 14 kt chain!!

    That is an awesome find!

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    Re: 1858 $2 1/2 gold coin on 14 kt chain!!

    that is awsome!!!! sweet job great find!!
    10,000 light years from nowhere, our planet shot to pieces, people starving, and I'm gonna get us in trouble!! Whats the matter with you!?

    http://www.reverbnation.com/akiaslanfear

 

 
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