May 15, 2012, 09:30 PM
May 15, 2012: First Gold of the year! Can anyone recognize the maker's mark?
My last gold was May 8, 2011, and it almost seemed like gold would never show
A co-worker informed me that a local park was having some maintenance, and some dirt was moved around. Definitely had to check it out.
I had hit this same park last year and found a few silvers, so it would have been nice to find another silver. My co-worker's friend had said that she
saw a couple people detecting there recently though, DOH! But, no place is ever cleaned out.
Within 10 minutes those small little hearts show up. Maybe gold
plated at the top. One has Harry engraved in it, and the other one looks to be
Virginia. Ok, that's neat, there has to be gold here somewhere. A few minutes
later some gold plated cuff links show up. MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN, gold
will never happen!
THEN, THEN... in one of the dirt patches, I get an
almost lead-like, Zincoln-like signal. Since this place was kind of clean, it
was worth a dig. Dig down about 6 inches, but instead of a zincoln... out comes
a ring!!!!!!!! It looked gold, and out of the ground it signaled like a zincoln,
which gold can do. I took a video right after:
Then I took 55 pictures when I got home, haha. Cleaned the dirt
out and saw the 10k mark!! Can anyone recognize the maker?
also got a nickel signal, it was a jefferson. Closed the plug and a few inches
over dug a Buffalo! Let's stick the ol' Pistol Probe in and see if there's
anything else.... got a signal...what the heck?? turns out to be a silver
Roosie! It was completely obstructed by the nickel signal.
Buff is 1937,
Roosie is 1956
I won't be able to weigh it for a while, but my guess is about 3 grams.
Last edited by testing123; May 15, 2012 at 10:36 PM.
May 15, 2012 09:30 PM
May 15, 2012, 09:58 PM
Nice finds and congrats on the gold!!!
May 15, 2012, 10:13 PM
May 15, 2012, 10:58 PM
May 16, 2012, 12:46 PM
Thanks for the comments guys! Still super e xcited about it.
May 16, 2012, 01:23 PM
May 16, 2012, 02:15 PM
VERY NICE And I love that ring in your avatar. Very beautiful and unique
May 16, 2012, 04:06 PM
congrats on taking advantage of a short opportunity! congrats too on the gold!
May 17, 2012, 09:32 AM
My Find of a Lifetime!
Sweet looking ring. It doesn't look like a hallmark to me, rather a designer's name. Hard to make out though.
Gold is always an added bonus for us colonial hunters! Congrats!
May 17, 2012, 09:56 AM
Its Hard To Read The Inscription Inside The Ring But It Looks Like AROHA Which Isnt A Designer Name But When Looking Up The Word It Comes Back As The Maori Language(New Zealand Native Language) As Meaning "LOVE"
These Links Are To 9ct Gold Rings With AROHA On Them But Are Different From Yours. You Should Try To Do Some More Homework From Here. Anyhow Great Find Hope You Can Dig Up Some More And More Information About This Ring
May 17, 2012, 10:02 AM
May 17, 2012, 08:32 PM
Looks like my initial images were lacking detail and quality. I've attached a couple more images. It's three characters, then a 10k stamp. Under that, there are hand-inscribed characters that look like "CPC and then a big 3 and a small 50". It doesn't look like an AROHA ring...
May 17, 2012, 08:46 PM
The ring looks Awesome when the Dirt is still on and in it...Great Picture and Awesome find..
May 17, 2012, 08:57 PM
I think the center letter is not a letter but a crown or something. Here is a link that shows starting letters and the last part show symbols.
Due to the price increase of ammo, don't expect a warning shot!
May 17, 2012, 09:40 PM
May 18, 2012, 04:43 AM
One third jewelry of the World are under sand so far
Silver= 821 pieces
May 18, 2012, 06:37 AM
Congrats on your first gold of the year and nice old coins
May 18, 2012, 08:15 AM
That awesome, Congrats on your first gold this year
May 18, 2012, 08:50 AM
Nice ring. It looks like it was in the ground for a period of time.
May 18, 2012, 01:22 PM
Looks like "AR" a crown and 10K to me. What is even more interesting is the letters and numbers that have been scratched into the metal below the makers marks. Perhaps you'll find the owners name there if you can get them clear enough to read.
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