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  1. #1
    Expert in Colonial American Coinage

    Jun 2013
    New York
    CTX 3030
    2727 times
    Metal Detecting
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    Gold Coin!

    Went to a favorite old park today and got a big surprise. After detecting for 35 years I finally found my first gold coin. It's a 1871 half sovereign. Also found a couple of V nickels, a war nickel, buffalo, Merc and Indian, but who cares? I found a gold coin. Talk about a feeling of excitement. Glad I had a couple of buddies there with me. They were as excited as I was. Could I have actually made a banner find?

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    I just scanned the gold coin to give a clearer picture. If you click on the photo and then click on it again to get to the highest resolution you can see it appears to be Double Struck. This is what some would call a chatter strike.

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    Last edited by doninbrewster; May 24, 2015 at 01:22 PM.
    Best finds for 2017
    1789 One Real
    1883 & 1857 Seated Dimes
    1787 Fugio
    1795 Liberty Cap LC

    Previous Best Finds
    1871 British Gold half sovereign
    1759 Pistareen, 1782 & 1788 2 Reales
    Multiple Half Reales
    1795 & 1805 Half Cents
    Liberty Cap LC
    Multiple Seated Dimes, quarters and 1872-S half dollar
    500+ Indians incl nice 1864-L, 1908-S
    4 NJ Coppers
    6 CT Coppers
    1786 VT Landscape
    1852 3 Cent Silver

  2. #2

    Aug 2012
    Auburn Kansas
    Whites DFX x 2 and Spectrum, XLT, Tesoro Vaquero.
    372 times
    Metal Detecting
    Beautiful coin. Congrats on your first awesome gold coin.
    Diggin Dude and rockers6 like this.
    You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.
    USAF Retired.

  3. #3
    Detect smarter, not harder.

    Mar 2014
    17th century
    Minelab CTX 3030 & XP Deus
    13066 times
    FOUNDING MEMBER: Basstards of Bramble
    Banner Finds (6)
    Woohoo Don! Congrats on that beauty!!!!!!! Banner banner banner
    Diggin Dude and Loco-Digger like this.

    "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

    Favourite Finds:
    1665 1-reale Spanish Cob
    Revolutionary War stirrup
    1812 2nd Regiment Artillarists pewter button
    1695 Willam 3rd Halfpenny in excellent condition
    G.W. Inagural Buttons - 6 Point Estoile cuff variety
    Love token etched on 1859 seated Dime
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C &. Crosby-1B
    1749 Regal King George II Farthing
    1776 Counter King George iii

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

  4. #4

    Aug 2014
    Bahia Espiritu Santo de Tampa - La Florida
    JW 8X V.2 - ML X2 - VP 580
    44568 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    It is in fantastic condition.
    Great dig.
    Gold coin in that condition is a banner in my book... 1871
    Loco-Digger likes this.
    Have permission... Fill holes... Dispose of trash. - The Random Chat Thread - http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ev...l-welcome.html

  5. #5
    we exist,and we are watching you

    Nov 2011
    garrett,minelab,fisher,,,atp current weapon of choice
    3400 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
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    yuppers...banner all the way..lifetime find..
    Loco-Digger likes this.
    I dont care which machine you use...you're gonna dig trash.
    an extra thousand bucks aint gonna solve that.

  6. #6
    Charter Member

    May 2011
    Western Mass.
    Whites M-6 W/ DD6x10 SunRay DX-1 (A real sleeper)
    19676 times
    The one everybody else missed.
    COOL beans dude...sigh,some day I shall find one.....maybe...I hope.

    GOD Bless

    VaMike likes this.

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  7. #7
    Coin licker

    Jun 2013
    New Jersey
    Minelab Excalibur II XP Deus Garrett pro pointer XP Deus MI-6 pinpointer
    10925 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner vote is in very beautiful find!
    Loco-Digger likes this.
    I love this hobby so much, now I'm a coin licker!

  8. #8
    Jun 2013
    East Tennessee
    6582 times
    Congrats on the Gold Sovereign find! Definitely a Banner find and Banner day!

    Loco-Digger likes this.

  9. #9
    Jun 2013
    Dundee Northern Australia
    Whites MXT Pro , Tesora Bandito 2 , Minelab GPX 4000
    270 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Congrats on your Golden find buddy .. cheers Mick

  10. #10
    Jul 2013
    Three White's, one Fisher and a Minelab.....I'm beginning to wonder if I am a metal detectorist .....or a collector of metal detectors?
    566 times
    Metal Detecting
    Condition, condition, condition... Banner, banner, banner
    Loco-Digger likes this.

  11. #11
    Jun 2014
    Salem, Indiana
    Tesoro Bandido
    1330 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner in!
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  12. #12
    Apr 2014
    New York
    XP DEUS, Minelab CTX 3030
    3360 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Yes what a great find! And I was one of the buddies with him when he found it. And I am excited for you. Couldn't believe it what an awesome find. Congratulations it's been a long time coming but I must confess I wish it was me that found it LOL.

    You deserve it Don! You were always there to help people out with this great hobby. Enjoy the moment.

    Monday morning I'll post my "insignificant finds" LOL

    This is a banner find for sure!
    VaMike likes this.

    DIG WE MUST !!!!!!

  13. #13
    Feb 2009
    Deus, Minelab 3030, E-Trac,
    16312 times
    Relic Hunting
    Huge congrats on the Vickie Gold!!

  14. #14
    I would rather be happy then right

    Jul 2013
    Ctx3030. Xp deus
    5049 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (4)
    Big congrats Don!!!
    Definitely a Banner find..
    I can't vote from my phone but as soon as i get home my vote will go in.
    Diggin Dude likes this.

  15. #15
    Charter Member
    Jun 2011
    Southwest Georgia
    3943 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Outstanding find! I'll toss a banner vote your way for such an awesome find. Good luck! See ya' at the top.
    Loco-Digger likes this.


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