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    GOLD COIN...BOOYEAH!!!!

    It only took 8 years but this afternoon I found my first gold coin. I had a friend down to detect some "old faithful" areas as the "good" sites are still not available. This is the same friend who found the 2 cannonballs on my site the last time he was here to detect...same site too! The day started pretty slow and I was somewhat disappointed that the sites I had been hoping for were not available. I did have the backup plan and we executed that. Phil started with a couple coppers and I with a button and a musket ramrod thimble. Phil called me over to pinpoint a target in his hole and when I was walking away I got a nice solid signal. It was pinpointing about four inches down so I cut a nice wide plug. I flipped it over and just about freaked out! There was some profanity involved when I saw the distinct gleam of gold on the plug! I grabbed a couple insitu shots and id'd it as a Victorian 1870 Sovereign! Some knuckle head in the past soldered a loop on it to wear on a chain which was his downfall and my fortune!
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    Last edited by romeo-1; Nov 17, 2012 at 05:35 PM.
    If the elevator tries to bring you down, go crazy, punch a higher floor!

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    us
    Sep 2007
    New Jersey
    Whites V3i and DFX
    3,212
    790 times
    Sweet.

  4. #3

    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
    9,708
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    ...well at least it has a nice "handle".....
    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."

  5. #4
    Exactly, no loop, no coin, its a blessing. CONGRATS on your first, may it open the flood gates........
    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.

  6. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    Exactly, no loop, no coin, its a blessing. CONGRATS on your first, may it open the flood gates........
    Yep...I'll bet the guy who lost it was cursing as much as I was when I found it!
    The Bulgarian and cntrydncr1 like this.
    If the elevator tries to bring you down, go crazy, punch a higher floor!

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    us
    Dec 2007
    between Cadillac and Big Rapids
    whites 6000 & spectrum
    255
    19 times
    Quote Originally Posted by romeo-1
    It only took 8 years but this afternoon I found my first gold coin. I had a friend down to detect some "old faithful" areas as the "good" sites are still not available. This is the same friend who found the 2 cannonballs on my site the last time he was here to detect...same site too! The day started pretty slow and I was somewhat disappointed that the sites I had been hoping for were not available. I did have the backup plan and we executed that. Phil started with a couple coppers and I with a button and a musket ramrod thimble. Phil called me over to pinpoint a target in his hole and when I was walking away I got a nice solid signal. It was pinpointing about four inches down so I cut a nice wide plug. I flipped it over and just about freaked out! There was some profanity involved when I saw the distinct gleam of gold on the plug! I grabbed a couple insitu shots and id'd it as a Victorian 1870 Sovereign! Some knuckle head in the past soldered a loop on it to wear on a chain which was his downfall and my fortune!
    Nice find! I would have had a heart attack! !
    I am addicted to Metal-detecting. 30 years experence.

  8. #7
    us
    Grant Hansen

    May 2012
    New Jersey
    Minelab CTX 3030, Garrett Ace 350, Fisher CZ-21, Garrett Pro Pointer
    1,474
    547 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Congrats!

  9. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by romeo-1 View Post
    Yep...I'll bet the guy who lost it was cursing as much as I was when I found it!
    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.

  10. #9
    us
    Sep 2012
    Santa Clarita
    Garrett AT Pro
    200
    63 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Awesome find. Congrats!

  11. #10
    ca
    Mar 2011
    nova scotia
    teknetics
    233
    10 times
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    now that right there is a heart stopper, great find congrats id wish you luck in your next hunt but i think you already have luck on your side !

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    Even if I hadn't found the gold coin these two finds would have made my day...I love finding musket parts.
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    Last edited by romeo-1; Nov 17, 2012 at 05:37 PM.
    If the elevator tries to bring you down, go crazy, punch a higher floor!

  13. #12

    Oct 2009
    Not in Dirtyville
    Minelab Explorer XS and SE
    1,360
    157 times
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    Banner Finds (1)
    The tectin gods were good to you, 8 short years and a gold coin. I know some guys who detected 25 years and no gold coin.... Congrats!

  14. #13
    us
    Nov 2008
    Pikes Peak
    Garrett Gti 2500, Garrett Gta 350, Garrett Pro-Pointer -- Whites IDX Pro, AutoMax V2 Pinpointer
    1,082
    367 times
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    Sweeeet !!!! Congrats !!!! still waiting for my 1st gold coin

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    ca
    Oct 2009
    Fisher F5
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    That's pretty sweet right there!

  16. #15
    us
    Aug 2007
    Topsham, Vermont
    Minelab 705, Garrett ace 250
    2,139
    216 times
    Banner Finds (2)
    You gotta love it when "Old Faithful" gives you your first gold coin! I am on year six with a metal detector and the only gold of any kind came this summer in the shape of a wedding band. As CRUSADER said above. I hope this opens the flood gates for you

    VPR

  17. #16
    us
    Oct 2011
    penn state
    ace 150, flea market digger
    2,353
    330 times
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    sweet find at least you have spoon parts to scrap your drawers clean after that coin

  18. #17
    That must have been quite a site to see in the dirt. I bet you did the ole.... Is that what I ^$%%EN think it is!

  19. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    Exactly, no loop, no coin, its a blessing. CONGRATS on your first, may it open the flood gates........

    Yep, I've said that before... you can't really curse what gave you the opportunity to find it.

  20. #19
    us
    Renewing America's Economy...One Zincoln at a Time!

    Jun 2011
    Syracuse, NY
    Minelab E-Trac - 11" Pro, 6" EQ2 coils
    250
    110 times
    Metal Detecting
    The day I find a Gold coin, I am gonna hafta sell all my equipment and find a new hobby..."How can you top a find like that!"

    HH,
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  21. #20
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    Rich

    May 2003
    Shamokin Pennsylvania
    White's Eagle Spectrum
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    73 times
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    I'm surprised nobody voted BANNER, Well, IMO anybody digging up a gold coin is still a rarity, with or without a chain, and that's "banner material" in my book. Banner vote from me, congrats.............Rich

 

 
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