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    us
    Feb 2010
    East/West Coast
    Excal II-10/WOT, E-TRAC
    739
    545 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)

    1835 2 1/2 Dollar GOLD COIN!!!!

    This weekends neg low tides got me out with the little one strapped to my back!! Went to Eastern Mountain Sports last week and dropped 200$ on a baby backpack (Deuter)! If I want to detect I'll have to bring the 4 1/2 month old, so I did and I'm soooo glad!!! Any way went to an old beach with history, I've found old coins there before! This time I checked an area that was considered empty of targets. After walking about 1/2 mile with nothing but a few junk tics I thought well maybe I should head back to where I have found some great stuff in the past. Starting back I almost turned off the Excal and jogged the 1/2 mile or so to the opposite side of the beach! That little voice in my head said keep it on and just walk faster! About 5 Min's later I get a low tone hit!! Hurray something to dig up! It's a lead bullet, 2 ft on and I dig another bullet! Again about 12 ft away I get a low tone' so I start digging and while I'm digging my Excal starts sounding off! Up pops my 3rd bullet! This is a wast of time I'm not going to dig my 4th bullet! As I move the coil it hits again on the low tone o'brother I'll #$!* dig it, First Scoop nothing yep still in the hole, signal still the same so I sank the scoop in deep pull it out and empty it. Kaboom!! Sitting on top of the sand starring back at me was this beautiful Golden Lady Liberty!!!!! I was stunned looked at her for about 30 secs. then fell to my knees and placed my face next to it for about 1 min totally in awe!!! Carefully put it safely away and started digging..... thinking if there's one then..... well you know I went crazy for an hour and found more bullets! I hammered that area twice before heading home and all the time on cloud nine!!! Bumped into a friend in the parking lot asked how I did! I could'nt talk just showed him with a shaking hand. All I heard was OMG! No way! OMG! No way!! OMG!!! New member of the only club I wanted to join!!!!



    HH&GL

    SnT

    P.s. My buddy asked if it was a fake and is this a joke!!!!
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    Last edited by surfnturf; Apr 10, 2012 at 09:32 PM.
    Esse quam videri

  2. #2
    us
    Jul 2009
    NW Alabama
    Ace 250
    195
    40 times
    nice find!

  3. #3
    us
    Keep your coil to the soil!!!

    Jun 2011
    Chesapeake, VA
    Minelab E-trac, Minelab Excalibur II 1000, Garrett AT Pro, Teknetics T2
    582
    266 times
    Metal Detecting
    Great find and great story! Welcome to the BANNER! Got my vote!

  4. #4
    us
    Oct 2010
    Cincinnati, OH
    Tesoro Silver uMax & Garrett AT Pro
    832
    124 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    holy crap! my word that thing is gorgeous...dream find...totally banner!

  5. #5
    us
    Jun 2004
    Cottage Grove, Oregon
    AT Pro, CZ-20, Pro-Pointer
    147
    14 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Congratulations on a spectacular find! You're going to get it slabbed, aren't you? Beats anything I've ever found by a long shot.

    Chuck



  6. #6
    us
    Mar 2011
    Massachusetts
    Minelab Explorer SE Pro
    143
    5 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Amazing Condition Good Job! Banner!

  7. #7

    Mar 2008
    upstate ny
    se pro
    1,101
    5 times
    dirty pennies
    Banner Finds (1)
    what? that's ridiculous.
    i love that they sound like lead.
    gorgeous gold.
    welcome to the banner, indeed...
    dirty pennies...

  8. #8

  9. #9
    us
    Sep 2004
    Rhode Island
    Teknetics T2 SE, Garrett GTA 550, & Garrett Pro-Pointer
    722
    28 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    An Absolutely Georgeous Coin!!!!
    Congrats!!!

    Joe

  10. #10
    us
    Dec 2010
    Illinois
    Garrett Ace 250. Garrett AT Pro
    167
    6 times
    Congrats. Fabulous find

  11. #11
    ca
    Oct 2007
    Newfoundland
    Currently own: Fisher CZ5, Tesoro Vaquero, Tesoro Cortes, Vibraprobe 560, Vibradetector 720, Garrett ProPointer. Used: Whites Liberty2, Garrett Freedom3, Garrett GTA 1000, Fisher1266X,Tesoro Cibola
    588
    131 times
    Metal Detecting
    Wow! Great find! Congrats!

  12. #12

    Feb 2007
    Goldrush Area
    XLT
    41
    3 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    1835 and GOLD. Great big CONGRATULATIONS.

  13. #13
    us
    May 2010
    Claremore OK
    White's XLT/ Garrett AT Pro/ Ace 250
    1,810
    150 times
    That thing is mint... BIG CONGRATS! Banner Find right there!!!
    God Bless...

  14. #14
    us
    OUTLAW 007

    May 2009
    ILLINIOS
    TESORO LOBO SUPERTRAQ , TESORO GOLDEN UMAX AND MINELAB EXCALIBUR
    1,348
    8 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    congrats on a banner find!

  15. #15
    us
    Mar 2012
    Benton, LA
    Teknetics Alpha 2000 Bounty Hunter pinpointer
    17
    1 times
    Metal Detecting
    Man, I'm so jealous, lol. Congratulations!

 

 
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