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    au
    Sep 2004
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    Unusual way to find a Gold coin

    Folks , With spring in full blossom, the days are getting longer, finally a few hours after work before the sun goes down. I headed up to the local gully which once had many gold mines of the deep hard rock type and decided to hover over a few sections of ungraded poor yield ore, looking for quartz species. made a coil change on the gpx . The Nugget finder 12 inch semi mono coil is great on flat clean ground but tends to false signal when you hit rocks and stubble of uneven ground. Double D coil but coil setting switch i run on cancel as i,m only skimming a few mms above the rock pile looking for surface and shallow targets.Just not enough time to dig into the rock heap . Dropped the gain to 7 and up the fUQt to 115 to get some of interference out. Sure might be something deeper as this was just a random hunt. Always careful around the hill side tailing dumps ,they are very unstable . Dug a few bits of iron in the heaps and a bullet or 2 . Decided to move to the down hill blind side of the heap where had been a bit of a wash out just along the edge from the winter rains.

    I reground balanced and what a crack Zip-Zip cracking chaos i just dropped the skid plate right on top of something good. So aggressive Kicked a few larger pieces of quartz to side and ran the coil over them expecting to find a Specie . nothing Dug a shallow surface shine to see if was a bit of modern surface trash. No Well looking straight back at me in the shine of the late afternoon sun." A gold coin Ugly" beat up pig of a thing " Like the old queen on the back, seen better days First gold coin and a half sovereign Happy To Start small and hope for larger. Really rough to get a proper date but i think 189?

    tinpan
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    us
    Oct 2010
    OH
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    wow - amazing find, congrats!!!!

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    us
    Apr 2014
    PA
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    Crazy

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    Bob

    Jun 2014
    Granite, Maryland
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    Great find. Beat up or not, gold is still gold.
    "'It Don't Mean a THING if You Ain't Got That Swing......"

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    ca
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    Is there a usual way?

    Any way you can is probably the norm

    Congrats , the first one ,for most,is the hardest, hope there's more there for you !
    ...if you think I'm a pain in the neck, it's lower, lower,little bit lower, too low, higher, there ya go.....

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    au
    Sep 2004
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    Thanks but this is a gold mine not a gold coin mine . Hmmm unless i just found the first one . Never found a half reasonable coin of any type in this location . Everything relic or coin seems to knocked around . t.p

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    au
    Sep 2004
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    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorse View Post
    Is there a usual way?

    Any way you can is probably the norm

    Congrats , the first one ,for most,is the hardest, hope there's more there for you !
    Hi Generally DD coils are run with coil switch on DD but social events with planted targets when the more tokens you find the better chance you have winning the comp. Just a quicker way to cover more ground and pick up the positive signals rather than tiny junk. Just used the idea in another application. With huge differences in ground conditions due to different types of mining from natural to unnatural ground . setting changes and suitable coil for each type is a necessity . 5 years on a GPX and still learning . This also the most mineralized ground round. Too many are quick to buy a handful of different mds but never master any of them. Too much product hype Sorry if i seem a little blunt but i have always said as it is .

    tinpan
    Last edited by tinpan; Sep 30, 2014 at 07:57 AM.

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    I pulled a small cache of Mexican gold and silver not long ago, and yes the gold coins do pop out of some weird locations,question for you,does it say half sov on it or have you put it on a scale..
    Anyways Congrats on a nice piece

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    Anthony

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    Outstanding find..

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    au
    Sep 2004
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowwevo View Post
    I pulled a small cache of Mexican gold and silver not long ago, and yes the gold coins do pop out of some weird locations,question for you,does it say half sov on it or have you put it on a scale..
    Anyways Congrats on a nice piece
    Hi I do have a problem . A miners right gives me a the right to take as much natural gold as i want but this site has a historical listing and taking of such relics is a No. Rather hand it in than lose my GPX and get fined . That's why i don,t seem that excited. I believe this mine was visited by Prince Albert husband of Queen Victoria in the early 1860's .

    tinpan
    Last edited by tinpan; Sep 30, 2014 at 08:22 AM.

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    Jan 2014
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    I would think you are fine,you only found a single coin,unless the historical listing of the area takes precedence,the way I see it is.9106 of that sov was natural at some point
    edit- just realized your down unda
    Last edited by slowwevo; Sep 30, 2014 at 09:04 AM.

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    us
    Sep 2011
    Southwest, CT
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    WTG on the Gold Coin! Bet whoever lost that was pretty mad! Their loss, your gain!
    SPECTRA V3i, BH 505, Pro-Pointer. Lesche Digger Oldest Copper: 1694 William & Mary Halfpenny. Oldest Silver 1663 1-Reale Cob.


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    us
    Apr 2008
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    Just curious TP....when you turn it in, what are your chances
    of getting it returned or at least get some compensation for it?
    Does this process take quite a while? And what happens to
    the coin after it has been compensated for?
    It's amazing just how much treasure people loose and we manage to find.

  14. #14
    us
    Nov 2010
    California
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    Maybe you can't keep it & yes it's beat up a little - but WOW!

    So excellent to dig an old gold coin & really cool to dig it among unstable gold mine quartz rubble. I think I would've laughed, then cried, then laughed some more.
    If possible, can you take a clearer picture of both sides so my old eyes can see your wonderful gold coin better? So glad you dug that up! Andi

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    Nice Goldy Tinny But how dear you speak about your former Sovereign in that way.

    SS
    Don't piss down my back, then tell me it's raining.

 

 
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