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    us
    Hunter

    Apr 2016
    Fresno, Ca
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    1925 GOLD $2.5 coin!!!! Still in shock!!!!

    Howdy all. Haven't posted in a while due to my new job I got a few months ago. I've been out for a few quickies over the last month or so, but haven't found too much. A good amount of silver I guess, but nothing compares to what happened to me today!

    So I got an invite from a friend of a friend to come hunt his house in an older part of the city! I quickly jumped on the opportunity because I am NOT a door-knocker, so I don't get to hunt very many private property yards. I got out there today at about 9am and started swinging. Right away I started finding modern clad and not very many deep targets. After an hour, I finally got my first good target: 1940-s quarter. First silver quarter in a while!!!

    About when I was starting to think about leaving, I noticed someone coming up to approach me. Another neighbor had seen me detecting and came over to ask me if I'd like to detect his yard...."well, yeah!!" I said. Can't pass up some more 1920's ground!

    About 15 minutes into swinging, I got a solid 61 signal on my gold-bug pro. Typically, I don't dig most 60s signals because 99.9% of the time, it's a pull tab!! However, this 61 sounded a lot different! I could tell it wasn't a pulltab, and I know I've found 2 gold rings that were both 60-61 signals. So I was hoping for an old lost gold ring....boy was I wrong! Not even 2 inches below the surface, with my first scoop with the lesche, I see a dime-sized gold colored coin...my heart starts to pound. I think, "no way is this a gold coin! No way". Yes, it indeed was, and she's a beauty! There's some small scratches on it, but other than that, it looks so amazing!!! I'm still in shock from what I pulled from the ground. Of course, I have always wanted to find a gold coin of ANY style, (as does any detectorist). But I guess I just never thought I'd see the day. Just goes to show: you NEVER know when your best find will pop up outta the ground. Just have to swing that coil over it and decide to dig it!

    Happy hunting everyone, and good luck!

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  2. #2
    us
    Jul 2016
    Northern Indiana
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    Congrats on the gold 2.5 dollar coin!

  3. #3
    ca
    Feb 2009
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    Congrats on the gold coin, a real beauty. Sometimes one never knows what's going to turn up in the dirt.

  4. #4
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    R.T

    Mar 2017
    East Coast
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    WOW! That's a SWEET coin in great condition. And the qtr is a nice find too. Great job and congrats!
    sgtled3533 and A2coins like this.

  5. #5
    us
    Hunter

    Apr 2016
    Fresno, Ca
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    Thank you all. Yeah you never know! I've found some awesome things in the few years I've detected. I LOVE this hobby! So stoked for finding an old US gold coin! Bucklister FOR SURE!!!!!
    A2coins likes this.

  6. #6

    Dec 2004
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    Great find did you show it to the home owner ?
    Dr. Witty, PirateLabs and A2coins like this.

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    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    Congratualtions on the killer find!
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  8. #8
    us
    Sep 2012
    sd
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    Sweet coin . Unless I got a signed paper agreement I would not show the home owner . Next thing you know , They will want it . You may never find another .
    South Dakota motto .....Steak , guns and fur . Don't mess with us .

  9. #9
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    BrettCo

    Apr 2009
    Outside of Philadelphia, PA
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    Amazing find. Wow, Id pass out from excitement
    sprailroad and A2coins like this.

  10. #10
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    Chronic Patriot/Metal Detecting,it`s My Lifestyle !

    Jul 2010
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    Wow that a beautiful Gold coin congrats !
    Gary
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    I`v been detecting for 49 years owned my own detector shop G.A.P. Metal Detectors here in N.Y.
    See my old adds in Western & Eastern Treasures and Lost Treasure Magazines through the 90s
    I hunt the Sullivan Trail here in N.Y.
    "Success is just Rented, Never Owned and the Rent is due Daily"
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  11. #11
    us
    Jun 2012
    New Mexico
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    GOLD COIN OMG!!! congrats!!!!,

    Sent from my SM-G950U using TreasureNet.com mobile app
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  12. #12
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    SW Washington
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    What sweet and beautiful coin!. CONGRATULATIONS!
    A2coins likes this.
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  13. #13
    us
    Apr 2016
    Northern New Mexico
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    Woo Hoo! Congrats!
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  14. #14

    Aug 2016
    MI
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    WOW! Very Cool! Huge Congrats! Banner!
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  15. #15
    us
    Jul 2015
    Grovetown, GA
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    Congrats on the sweetheart find!!
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