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    New Colonial Sites Lead to my First GOLD coin!!!!

    Got out with The Patriot today to try some new spots in an area with some age and potential. Lots of pottery and broken glass showing up but for the most part finds were bits and bobs and scrap brass and lead. Then out popped this, an 1800 1/3 Guinea gold coin! I was honestly in shock, I NEVER expected I'd find a gold coin, and a 213 year old one at that. I don't think Patriot could believe it either! It was my only coin for the day, and after we tried three new sites that should have had lots more goodies we tried an old beat site and I came up with some musketballs and a bale seal. All in all, with the great weather, some free sausages and taters from a nice farmer, good company and a gold coin, it was one of my best days detecting yet!
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    dang! that's fantastic

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    REV WAR HUNTER

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    You are right.... I was in disbelief when you said I think I found a gold coin...Your voice was calm and almost doubtful! Even when I saw it at first I didn't believe it...almost looked like a tarnished silver coin...but looking at it longer you could certainly tell it was gold! I think I was more excited than you...I won't post my finds, a few colonial coppers, musket balls, bale seal, buttons and buckles... I knew I was finished when I saw a little guy that resembled this fella walking the field...

    A big congrats and that's a banner in my books!!!
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    Damn...those are some sweet musket balls!!!
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    AWESOME!!!

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    Wow how cool! congrats!!!!!!!! HH

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    Congrats on an awesome GOLD COIN, it will look great up top.

    Bubba65

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    Nice coin. Like i always say any gold coin found with a metal detector is a BANNER find. My vote is in. Congrats. Mike

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    1/3 Guinea gold coin has to = BANNER! Huge congrats on the find, I don't know how anyone can stay calm digging up a gold coin, heck I was hoarse for a day after yelling gold.

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    nice finds congrats HH

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    right on brother!

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    Big congrats on the gold bullhead.

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    Thanks man! Haha, I don't think I believed it myself, didn't want to get too excited and it turn out to not be gold. I was sure shaking though!! Now can't wait to get out again!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Patriot View Post
    You are right.... I was in disbelief when you said I think I found a gold coin...Your voice was calm and almost doubtful! Even when I saw it at first I didn't believe it...almost looked like a tarnished silver coin...but looking at it longer you could certainly tell it was gold! I think I was more excited than you...I won't post my finds, a few colonial coppers, musket balls, bale seal, buttons and buckles... I knew I was finished when I saw a little guy that resembled this fella walking the field...

    A big congrats and that's a banner in my books!!!

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    They ARE some sweet musketballs aren't they

    Quote Originally Posted by romeo-1 View Post
    Damn...those are some sweet musket balls!!!

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    Thanks!! Haha, I've always been more of an inwardly excited person. But man the adrenaline was going!

    Quote Originally Posted by pepperj View Post
    1/3 Guinea gold coin has to = BANNER! Huge congrats on the find, I don't know how anyone can stay calm digging up a gold coin, heck I was hoarse for a day after yelling gold.
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