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    Found my first gold coin

    Got out this morning before the sun came up. Went to a small woods lot where I've found a few coins in the past. Got an iffy signal at 5 inches and pulled this 5 dollar gold piece out. Searched for 2 more hours and no more coins. It was getting hot by then so headed home a very happy man.
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    Growing old is not for sissies I thought it would take longer to get old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trapperart View Post
    Got out this morning before the sun came up. Went to a small woods lot where I've found a few coins in the past. Got an iffy signal at 5 inches and pulled this 5 dollar gold piece out. Searched for 2 more hours and no more coins. It was getting hot by then so headed home a very happy man.

    holy smokes, banner!

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    Oh Art... I just don't know what to say... congrats on an epic find. That is what we are all looking for. I am glad that all of your hard work has produced dividends!

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    Congratulations!

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    Nice find if it is in fact genuine! I hope I am wrong but I have never seen a Gold coin come out of the ground or out of fresh water or Salt water looking like that! It appears that it was made poorly in a mold thus the porous and bubbly look to it.


    Frank
    U.S. Army Veteran (Nov. 27, 1972 to Mar. 30, 1978) and Retired Federal Government Employee with total Federal Service of over 38 years. I am a Coin Collector and Coin Researcher at heart with my main interests in Error & Variety Coins. However, I also love Gold and Gem Prospecting, Metal Detecting when and where I can, Ginseng and other Herb Hunting, Long Range Shooting, Hunting and Fishing.

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    maybe in a fire?

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    Very nice Art. Congrats on a big list item
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    Yeah thats a banner. Way too cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.B. View Post
    I'm not an Idiot Whisperer. I can't help you any further with the math.

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    Congrats on a great find!! Well deserved

    HH RN
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    I think that's the real deal, HUGE CONGRATS!!! Please post more pics once it's all cleaned up!
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    Love it even in its toasted stage. I hope it cleans up good. Makes a great centerpiece for mancave wall
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    That is one super find. Congrats and Banner for me.
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    5 dollar coin

    Quote Originally Posted by huntsman53 View Post
    Nice find if it is in fact genuine! I hope I am wrong but I have never seen a Gold coin come out of the ground or out of fresh water or Salt water looking like that! It appears that it was made poorly in a mold thus the porous and bubbly look to it and the images lack really good detail. Even if not genuine, the metal could still be Gold but the purity will have to be determined.


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    Growing old is not for sissies I thought it would take longer to get old.

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    Metal Magnet brought up that it may have been in a fire and he is probably correct! That would explain the bubbly look as air bubbles in the Gold expand and often show on the surface of a coin. I don't know why I did not think of that but most Gold and some Silver coins that are in a fire, come out in mostly unrecognizable blobs. Sorry!


    Frank
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    U.S. Army Veteran (Nov. 27, 1972 to Mar. 30, 1978) and Retired Federal Government Employee with total Federal Service of over 38 years. I am a Coin Collector and Coin Researcher at heart with my main interests in Error & Variety Coins. However, I also love Gold and Gem Prospecting, Metal Detecting when and where I can, Ginseng and other Herb Hunting, Long Range Shooting, Hunting and Fishing.

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