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    Joe

    Sep 2007
    Long Beach, California
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    Just Joined the Club.. The Gold Coin Club!

    I've been metal detecting for 7 years now and I thought I was prepared for everything. WRONG!!

    After a number of false alarms (most notably a Brazilian coin) I Got a GOLD COIN!! I took it in my hand and stared at it..definitely Gold and definitely a Gold Coin! The back had something soldered to it..perhaps making a cufflink or a broach? Still...it's a Gold Coin and it's my first and I Love it! So excited I really couldn't detect any more until I told someone so I called my detector buddy. I couldn't tell him more than Yes it's a gold coin, No I can't tell the country or date...it's a GOLD COIN!!

    OK..breath ... ( can you tell I'm excited?) OK.. this was at my local beach..been there a couple dozen times. It was about 6" deep in the wet sand and a nice strong signal with my Garrett ATX.

    The coin is a Mexican dos y medio peso Gold coin dated 1945..just a little over 2 grams.

    Next on my list is a USA Gold Coin (of any denomination)...one can dream.
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    Regards, Joe (California)

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    Silver Coin Fiend

    Apr 2014
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    Wow! Congratulations on the find of a lifetime

  3. #3
    us
    Jun 2012
    MA
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    Mega congrats !!! That is AWESOME!!! Be sure you remember to breath now and then!
    Definitely used as jewelry, cuff link like you said or earring, necklace, etc.

    You are holding in your hand what people dream of! If you sleep with it under your pillow at lest put it in something good sized so you don 't lose it! Nice job!

  4. #4
    ca
    May 2014
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    Gold! Gold! Gold! That is a great find!

  5. #5
    us
    Jan 2014
    Newton, NC
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    I share your joy and excitement with you. Wonderful find. Hope you do find that elusive gold US coin in the future.

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    Georgia Red

    Mar 2013
    Valdosta, GA
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    Congrats on the banner find!

  7. #7

    Oct 2013
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    Jewelry counts ! Nice coin!

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    Diggin up TEXAS!

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    welcome to the club!! oh wait..i still havemt found one..lol..killer find man!

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    Martiobarbuli

    May 2012
    Wyoming
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    Awesome find! I bought one of those (and a gold 2 peso) years ago when gold was relatively cheap, they are neat coins.

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    Fly Navy!

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    Great find! Thanks for sharing...
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    May 2014
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    Looks like a gold coin to me! Nice!

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    Chris

    Sep 2012
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    Beauty of a find, welcome to the club.
    Member: Canadian History Hunters

  13. #13
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    Sep 2011
    Denver, Colorado
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    NICE! I HOPE TO JOIN SOON!!!!!!! Great find. HH ALL

  14. #14
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    Chris

    Sep 2012
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    Banner vote is in, congrats on the wicked find.
    Member: Canadian History Hunters

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    Oct 2013
    Topsham, Maine
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    Great find and I love your excitement. What a great hobby! Anything that can make you feel that good that doesn't damage your health. :-) just plain AWESOME
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