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  1. #31
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    Jun 2010
    CA
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    That research sure has paid off!
    Ring Count

    11 Gold 18K 14K 10K
    5 Silver .925
    4 Junkers


  2. #32

    Sep 2012
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    Awesome finds.sweet coin and spur.

  3. #33
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    Charles Town, WV
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    Awesome! Can we get a pic of all 14 gold coins together? That would be awesome. Unless you have sold them.
    "Life's a garden. DIG IT!!!" - - Joe Dirt

  4. #34
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    May 2012
    Florida
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    Absolutely Outstanding piece of research has resulted in some awesome finds. Congratulations. You have several key finds, of course beginning with the gold and continuing with the relics. My favorite relic would be the Eagle hat plate which dates to the 1850's. Rare to find them in perfect condition as-is your hatplate I find several pieces of the same style in Florida Seminole War fort and camp sites, and actually have enough pieces to rebuild one. However, because I choose to segregate site-specific displays, I refuse to take pieces from one site and match it with pieces from another site--even if the same regiment and company occupied both sites. That is just my preference... Of course, most likely, yours was lost by a soldier who was sent to Calif. or nearby states to address the Modoc Indian uprising. Dig and sift it till the cows come home.
    Last edited by Southern_Digger; Feb 20, 2013 at 01:22 PM.

  5. #35
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    Joe

    Sep 2007
    Long Beach, California
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    14, 14, 14 !!!!!!

    Congrats, of course!


    HH Joe
    Regards, Joe (California)

  6. #36

    Mar 2007
    Salinas, CA
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    For those of you asking, I'll give a synopsis of the type and location-type found at. But as for a pix of all of them grouped together, I only have 3 of them currently in my possession (long story). But I do have computer pix files I will someday assemble together. I'd even have to look at the pix to refresh myself on the exact coin's dates too. But in the meantime, here's a rough list. They're all found in CA.

    1) 1880 S $20 found Dec. of 2004, was my first gold coin. Found at a stage stop.

    2) 1873 S $20 found after storm erosion on the beach.

    3) 1847 $10 found at a military camping spot (but it had other stuff going on at the spot, so not sure of the exact reason it was amidst the reales and early seateds from this location).

    4) $5 from a demolition site at an old rodeo grandstands.

    5) $5 from an oldtown sidewalk demolition tearout.

    6) $5 from an oldtown demolition project.

    7) 1835 $5 from the same location as #3 above

    8) $5 from an traveller spot/church site

    9) $5 from a beach storm erosion

    10) This 1849 D $5 on this post just found (stage stop/traveller site)

    11) an 1829 British Sovereign found at a stage stop/store site.

    12) 1914 $2.50 from after beach storm erosion.

    13) $1 from after beach storm erosion

    14) $1 from an oldtown district turfed park.

    So even though I've been detecting for 35+ yrs, they've all come from just the last 18 yrs. The closest in succession I've ever found any, was about a week apart. That was the $20 and the $2.50 from the beach (a week of stormy big swells in the winter of '97 el nino storms had us on the beach every day, for 10 days straight ). They seem to be found more often on the west coast, for some reason. I know several guys out here with 1 or 3 or 5, etc... A hunting buddy of mine has 8 or 9 so far. But back east, for some reason, even the hard-core guys (that come in with the colonials, seateds, busts, etc...) have a hard time even getting 1 or 2. Thus for some reason, they turn up more on the west coast. Perhaps because the general immigration-movement trend, was east to west, all during the 1800's. And those larger denomination coins were probably only pulled out for larger purchases (getting ready to put a down-payment on property, or buying a horse, etc...) AND IF YOU GOT READY TO TRAVEL and were thus needing to carry/bring your lifesavings with you. Then .... you might put them into the high denomination coins, in the era of no paper checks, credit cards, wire-transfers [not easily accessible anyhow], etc.... Thus seems they get found in traveller and stage-stop type locations more often than other places. Another better potential site is certain military outposts paid in gold coins (not sure if the same can be said of CW era military, but it is said of the indian wars/westward-ho era outpost military).
    Last edited by Tom_in_CA; Feb 20, 2013 at 01:15 PM.
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  7. #37

    Dec 2012
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    Just thought I'd throw this in The 1849 Coronet Liberty Head Half Eagle Gold Coin (Five Dollar Gold Piece)
    The Half Eagle ($5.00 gold piece) was the very first gold denomination of any type minted by the United States. It was first authorized by Congress in 1792. The specimen above, which comes from a later series minted from 1839 to 1866, features a minor die variety where the "49" of the date is slightly doubled. This example was certified 1849/49 by NGC and graded AU-55. It sold for $1,000.00 in June of 2006.

  8. #38
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    CASPER

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  9. #39
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    Dan or Daniel or Lucky if I've found Gold.

    May 2012
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    14 to date or this year? This really makes me wish I had done a lot more MD'ing when I lived in Monterey County. Beautiful finds.

  10. #40
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    WTG Tom - 14 gold coins you got to be kidding! - I'm still looking for my first one - very nice - very nice finds indeed - keep it up - HH

  11. #41
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    Mar 2007
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    Fantastic gold Coin, and all the other finds are great. I think Crusader and his Dad have found 20 individual gold coins. Either way 14 total Gold coins in unbelievable!!!

  12. #42
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    Treasure...life’s little moments!

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    I think I need to set my sights higher. I never even dreamed I might find one, let alone 14! Nice work!
    "Currently pretending I'm at the beach"

  13. #43
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    TH'ing Philatelist

    Sep 2012
    Bloomington Indiana
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    Awesome finds! 14th gold huh? Nice!
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View Post
    Found my 14th gold coin last Thursday night. 1849 D $5. A friend and I had been researching from old traveller and stage routes in our state. In addition to this beauty, I also got an 1825 Bust half. My friend got a 177x Spanish one reale, and a 1911 s barber dime from this site. Relics from this site are also shown here. Lots of fun!
    Notable coin finds for 2013:
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    1909-S Lincoln 1854 Large Cent
    1906-O Barber halves (2)
    1935-D 1945 Walkers
    1953-D Franklin
    1904 1908-D Barber quarters
    pre-1925 Standing Liberty
    1934 1935-D 1942 1946 1953-D 1959-D Washingtons
    1905-S 1906 1912-D 1914 Barber dimes
    1909 1910 1906 190? V-nickels
    30 Mercury dimes (several pre-1930)
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    1 GOLD & 15 silver rings

  14. #44
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    A BAD DAY OF DIGGING IS BETTER THEN A GOOD DAY AT WORK

  15. #45

    Jan 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sovereignelite
    Awesome finds! 14th gold huh? Nice!
    Tom, congrats!! I am definitely envious. I agree that hunting on the west coast probably puts you in a better environment to find gold coins. For 2 reasons; the first being the fact you mentioned about people moving westward and trading in monies for larger denominations and secondly- the gold rush supplied california with an abundance of gold and so many coins were minted there that your odds of finding a gold coin are greatly increased if you are hunting in that area. I am not at all taking away your hard work and determination by any means. Ive always said, if you want to find gold "go west young man." Again congratulations on another banner find.

 

 
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