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  1. #1
    us
    Jan 2009
    Shenandoah Valley Virginia
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    It took 45 years but finally won the Gold - and a nice silver!

    Weather in this part of VA has been wet and warm - lot of rain over the past few days so ground is very soft, since all the chores got done and had some time to myself, I headed down to do a little hunting at a neighboring farm that dates back to the 1750's. Stone walls surround the property so started there. Lots of iron, some large flat buttons, some smaller ones, and finally around the old smokehouse foundation, got a solid 85 on the ATP. Pulled a 1787 GEOIII silver shilling at about 4". Spent some time working the foundation and pulled a couple of flat buttons. About to call it a day as I got another 55 on the meter - usually a button and it did look like a gilt button until I got a closer look - 1762 GEOIII gold quarter guinea! I've been detecting for 45 years and have never found a gold coin - I guess "Never give up" applies!
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    "For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible." Stuart Chase

  2. #2
    us
    Dec 2015
    Southern nh
    Garrett ace350 Garrett carrot pinpointer
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    Awesome day. Congrats and hope I get to dig a good coin some day!
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  3. #3
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    ARC

    Aug 2014
    Bahia Espiritu Santo de Tampa - La Florida
    JW 8X V.2 - ML X2 - VP 580
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    Friggin bannerS AS IN 2 heh...
    Double banner in my book.
    Just zoomed em... These are fantastically killer coins. Period. sheeeeeesh Talk about a good day.

    Bah an er.
    Wd deep.

    PS> You ARE ON a serious "honey hole".
    Last edited by AARC; Dec 27, 2015 at 05:35 PM.
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  4. #4
    ca
    Feb 2009
    Deus, Minelab 3030, E-Trac,
    11,015
    16313 times
    Relic Hunting
    What beautiful looking coins and you must be really frigging happy about right now, congrats!

  5. #5
    ca
    Oct 2009
    East Dirtyville
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    Wow, now there's a pair that you don't see on the same day or same hunt at all!
    What a hunt!
    ...if you think I'm a pain in the neck, it's lower, lower,little bit lower, too low, higher, there ya go.....

  6. #6
    us
    Apr 2013
    East Coast - USA
    XP Deus, GPX 4500, Equinox 800, AT Max
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    3345 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    INCREDIBLE! Banner x 2! I just logged in to do a post and this was just awesome to stumble on. Well done... and when you do gold, you do it right.... none of that modern US gold. ha

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    us
    Coin Rescue Tech

    Jun 2014
    Northern O-H-I-O
    F75 LTD, 1280X Aquanaut, & an F2 (loaner)
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    Looks like you had a banner day deepsecrets, my votes in. Man the gold is popping up everywhere. First Vino and now you. Unbelieveable.
    Rescuing Coins 1 Beep at a time

  8. #8
    us
    Dec 2015
    Los Angeles CA/ Las Vegas NV
    White's GMT, White's M6, Garrett AT Pro, Minelab CTX 3030, Minelab SDC 2300, White's DFX, White's MXT, White's XLT, Garrett 2500 GTI, Fisher F75, Minelab GPX 4500, Minelab GPX 5000, Minelab GPZ 7000
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    Holy cow. That's a double find of a lifetime. You have a really good site. Keep hunting that area because you'll probably pull a lot more banner finds out of it.
    The Finder and Keeper of treasures. Keep a look out for my upcoming metal detecting series The American Dirt Pirates. I just became the proud owner of a bunch of detectors and equipment so I will be making a lot of videos testing out each one of these detectors.

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    us
    Joe

    Nov 2014
    VA
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    That's just awesome. Gives me hope. Congratulations Bud

    HH, Relic Nut

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    us
    Jun 2011
    Oklahoma
    White's XLT
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    outstanding finds to say the least. congrats!

  11. #11
    us
    Detect smarter, not harder.

    Mar 2014
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    It took 45 years but finally won the Gold - and a nice silver!

    What in the hell is going on this last week of 2015!!!! I've commented on so many gold coins this week that I have run out of things to say!!!

    Wait here it comes...

    Nope lost it...

    Oh wait....

    You put your gold coin in
    You get a banner out
    You put your gold coin in and you shake it all about
    You do the hokee pokee and you swing your wand around.
    That's what hunting is all about!!

    Congrats! Banner baby
    AARC, Z.K., Jason in Enid and 5 others 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

  12. #12
    us
    Nov 2012
    Cincinnati Ohio
    White's V3i / Minelab E-trac
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    It took 45 years but finally won the Gold - and a nice silver!

    Awesome! More close up pics please!

  13. #13

    Nov 2007
    678
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    Those are both incredible finds...must have been a thrill to dig a gold coin and a George shilling...both are banner finds but timing is everything...two gold coins went up already...You have 2 fantastic finds for your display ...Congrats

  14. #14
    us
    Just another Guy In Back

    Feb 2007
    The Mangrove Coast
    CTX 3030 / GTI 2500 / Infinium LS / Tesoro Sand Shark / 1 Garrett Pro-pointer / 1 Carrot / Vibra Probe 580 (out on loan) / Lesche M85 / Mark1 MOD1 EyeBall
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    Fire Nugget Club Member, Deliverer of World Peace
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    YOWZERS!

    What a great find(s).... all of them- fantastic hunt.
    Get up late... Start slow... Taper off...

    I am a second level vegetarian. Cow's eat grass. I eat cows.

  15. #15
    us
    ARC

    Aug 2014
    Bahia Espiritu Santo de Tampa - La Florida
    JW 8X V.2 - ML X2 - VP 580
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrappy View Post
    What in the hell is going on this last week of 2015!!!! I've commented on so many gold coins this week that I have run out of things to say!!!
    Agreed... Call this week "The Golden Christmas 2015".. heh

    Hope its a sign of a good New Year.
    Last edited by AARC; Dec 27, 2015 at 06:11 PM.
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