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    Wes-N-VA

    Nov 2008
    Southeast Virginia
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    GOLD!! Finally after 14 years of relic hunting I found GOLD!

    Got out yesterday with fellow relic hunter and great friend Harvey. We decided to brave the high 90's with high humidity to test out a new field that the wheat just got cut in that held a lot of Civil War action in 1864. The field held the 6th Corps Army of the Potmac. So, we headed out into the brown stalks and started working a knoll of cedar trees. After walking for about 80 yards with no signals, I finally got a 11-10 on the E-Trac at 6" and pulled two small brass fobs . They looked nice and they looked about right for the time period we were searching for, but not what I was actually after lol. No sooner than I took one step I got a solid 11-08 and I thought I had found another one or some junky can slaw. I dug my plug and got the pin pointer out and to my eyes laid the pretty lady in GOLD. I could not believe my eyes, after 14 years of serious relic hunting all over the east coast I finally found the elusive GOLD. I yelled out to Harvey to come over. I pulled it out of the ground and no date ? I knew it was still a great and rare find regardless. I sent a picture to my trusty friend Nate and he was super excited and got me the I.D. I needed. It is a LOVERS TOKEN!! Date or no date, I had a smile the rest of the day. I finished off kinda slow due to the high heat but managed a few bullets and some small D buckles. After a couple of hours we headed over to Sgt. Rikers and he was very excited to see this coin and took a picture and sent it in to American Digger Magazine...SWEET! Thank you Ran!

    The other pictures (white back ground) are from a local hunt a week ago. As you can see, I pulled a ton of Clad from this small Civil War camp that has been turned in to a soccer field. I amnaged a few nice keepers; flower button one piece, bullet, 69 cal round ball, thimble, some odds and ends, small brass items, etc... The old Minelab E-Trac has done me well the past few weeks. Happy hunting to all and stay cool! Vist my Youtube page under Wes-N-VA to see the footage of the past few hunts. Thnaks for looking.
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    Please visit my Youtube page Wes-N-VA & My NEW Facebook Page Mid Atlantic Relic & Coin Hunters

  2. #2
    us
    Mar 2009
    West edge of the U.S.
    WW2 mine detector, D-Tex Standard, D-Tex Deluxe, A.H. Pro Discriminator, various Whites, Fisher 1265-X, Fisher 1270, Fisher F75, Fisher Gold Bug,Tesoro Sand Shark. And maybe others that I forgot?
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    That's a kick-butt find, and for most of us, that would be a once-in-a-lifetime find. Good job!
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    Tony

    May 2012
    Long Island
    Excal.II
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    58 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Congrats. Looks to be in awesome condition
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  4. #4
    us
    Jun 2013
    Florida
    At Pro, ACE 350 & Garrett Pro Pointer
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    36 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thats totally cool, Congrats!
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  5. #5

    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
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    Ive dug gold coins but not a Gold Love Token!!Awesome find!!!That was a very special love!!
    Wes-N-VA and HutSiteDigger like this.
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon





  6. #6
    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Upstate NY
    Whites DFX (with 4x6 shooter DD coil and 12" spider coil), Minelab Rocco 2700. (E-Trac)
    5,133
    2191 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Awesome find. I think I'd go into shock if I ever found a gold coin. Congrats
    cti4sw likes this.
    Best Finds:

    1786 Vermont Landscape Copper (Ryder 7 variety)
    1787 Vermont Copper
    1787 New Jersey Copper (Maris 63 variety)
    1797 and 1804 DBLCs
    George Washington Inaugural Button (GW 1 type)
    1872 Indian Head Cent (VF/EF condition)
    1866 Indian Head Cent (EF condition)
    1864 "L" Indian Head Cent
    Hard Times Tokens---2
    1840 Gen. Harrison Campaign Token
    1832 Nova Scotia Halfpenny Token
    Two cent pieces---7
    1721 King George I
    1732 King George II
    Barber Half dollars---3
    War Of 1812 Shoulder Belt Plate

  7. #7
    us
    Master of None

    Oct 2012
    Mason, Ohio (moved from wa)
    At-Pro, White's XLT, GTI 2500, Ace 250, Titan 2000xd, Garrett Pro Pointer
    424
    161 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Super cool! Congrats that's one hunt you won't soon forget!!

  8. #8
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    us
    Fly Navy!

    Jun 2008
    York County, PA (USA) Brevard County, FL (USA)
    30,818
    14069 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Nice finds Wes.
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  9. #9
    us
    May 2013
    Evansville, IN
    Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505 Bounty Hunter Pioneer 101 (Tracker 4)
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    75 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Nice

  10. #10
    CAN YOU DIG IT ! yes I can

    Jul 2012
    Massachusetts
    GARRET AT PRO ..Whites Classic SL. . modified 9 Function Metal Detector from Harbor Freight tools
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    606 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    WOOOOOOOOOOW !!!!!!!!!!!! ..supper nice TOKEN /coin man !!!

  11. #11
    ca
    Nov 2010
    Canada
    XP Deus, ATPro
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    6794 times
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    Wow, a gold coin...and personalized too! That's a super find.

  12. #12
    gr
    Sep 2009
    Hades
    XP DÉUS, Minelab E-TRAC (Sunray X-5, Coiltek Platypus, Detech Ultimate 13"), Pro-Pointer, Hawk-like Vision, Receding Hairline
    1,276
    853 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Wicked gold coin, man. Thanks for sharing that great story.

    ... and for the TID as well!
    Metal detecting addiction counselling... does it exist?


  13. #13
    us
    Apr 2007
    Porter, Texas
    ACE 250 - VibraProbe
    358
    42 times
    OUT, FREAKING, STANDING WES!
    The only gold coins I've ever pulled up have been gold colored Mexican coins. Lol
    You've been hunting a long time for that. You deserve it man.

    Ima
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    Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of BURIED TREASURE BABY!!!
    Lead me to the BOOTY Rudy2003 !!!

  14. #14
    us
    Jul 2012
    SE Va
    Minelab Equinox 800, Minelab CTX 3030 (17", 11", 6" coils), Minelab Excalibur 800, Minelab Excalibur 1000 (w/OBN's Remote Pinpoint mod and CTX headphone connector)
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    Excellent find man! Congrats! How cool to find one that was made into a love token! Banner nomination submitted!
    Wes-N-VA likes this.

  15. #15
    us
    Wheres The Gold

    Feb 2010
    Vancouver WA
    Chug)Whites Classic 5 ID, (Red Whites Coin master Pro) Chug and Reds New Additions Give It Up>> Garrett's AT Pro Buttercup>> Garrett's Ace 250 Show Me the Money>> Garrets Ace 400
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    Banner From Chug and Red The 2 lovers!!!
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    "It cant Always Be Silver Or Gold But It Is A Hell Of an Experience Pulling It Out Of the Dirt"

    Metal detecting is Like A Marathon, Your Running fast then start Slowing A Bit The You Find Something Interesting And You Pick Up the Pace!!! The Only Difference is If You Are Addicted to this Hobby there Is NO FINISH LINE HH Chug And Red

 

 
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