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Thread: 1853 $1 GOLD!! Holed, Scratchy, Slightly Bent But Ill Take It!

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    1853 $1 GOLD!! Holed, Scratchy, Slightly Bent But I'll Take It!

    Hey all,

    after 30+ yrs detecting now - dug my 2nd Gold coin in the last 9 yrs

    Went back to my trusty Brothel site that I've been working since last fall tonight for a 2 hr hunt. Was checking on a few other sites out that way to see if I could get into any of them but they're not ready yet so I opted for the backup and boy am I glad I did!

    Last time out I used the CTX 3030 when I found the Seated dime and 1865 Indian head

    this time was the Deus's turn

    found in a mix of machine gun iron - was reading like complete junk (#s jumpin from 29 to 36) and sounded like tin crap but being where I was = "dig"!!
    (you can tell it was punched with a nail or the like - not "drilled")

    Also worth mention:

    1867 Injun in VF/XF cond. (full Liberty and nice)
    1865 cruddy 2 cent piece
    Huge Rimfire cartridge of some type - looks like whatever lead was in it could take down a buffalo!
    Found Abe Lincoln too

    Pictures tell the rest of the story... (Enjoy) and thanks for reading/lookin




































    Last edited by lonewolfe; Oct 25, 2014 at 05:47 AM.

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    Awesome! Rare and awesome ultimate find...

    Banner baby!
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    "Take the detecta-drama elsewhere - I'm just here to dig!"


    Running totals:

    Hammered Silvers - 2
    Hammered Coppers - 1
    Milled Spanish Silver - 14
    Transitional US State Coppers - 9
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 131
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 107
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - We’ll over a 1000

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    If it ain't at least seated, it aint Sh*t

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    Diggin up TEXAS!

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    Awesome Find man! Im dreaming of seeing one of those pop out one day

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    Nice digs.
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    killer!!!
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    Fantastic!
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    Truly AWESOME!!! Congratulations bud,
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    alright way to go. second 1 dollar gold coin found in short period of time. they are out there but you got to dig every signal. so big congrats and banner vote going in!!!!!
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    Outstanding...Banner!!
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    Great find man! Banner!
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    heck yeah!! great gold coin, sucks that it has a hole but hey who cares!!! that's awesome, banner vote is in!
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    Roger Riney

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    Nice gold coin among all those other very nice finds. Like that Lincoln Head too!
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    Roger (YardDigger)

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    GZ! u have my vote banner!

    Sent from my GT-S6500D using Tapatalk 2
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    Congrats on the incredible finds! I'd gladly dig a bunch of junk for the keepers you landed! Also congrats on your SECOND gold coin- 23 years plus at this and no gold coins yet for me.. Can't wait to see your third!

    -- Jeff --
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    Any gold is awesome, congrats
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