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    Mar 2007
    Salinas, CA
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    11th Gold coin found. Grade please.

    Got my 11th gold coin last week. The site where this came from has turned up spanish reales back to the 1750's for us.

    Any numismatic buffs care to venture a grade? The reverse seems to be a nicer strike, while the front isn't quite as crisp (weak strike/die?). So what would the net grade be?

    thanx!
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    us
    Apr 2007
    Colonial, PA
    White's Pro XL
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    1 times
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    Re: 11th Gold coin found. Grade please.

    CA coughs up more gold! Awesome, buddy!

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    Mar 2007
    central minnesota
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    Re: 11th Gold coin found. Grade please.

    11th wow
    the big treasure is always just around the corner

  4. #4

    Jun 2007
    Weymouth Mass
    Whites M6
    369
    1 times

    Re: 11th Gold coin found. Grade please.

    Can't help you with the grade but that is one SWEET find my man. $5.00 Gold how nice.

    HH Roy

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    us
    Dec 2005
    Eugene, Oregon
    Fisher CZ5, White's GM VSat
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    101 times

    Re: 11th Gold coin found. Grade please.

    Looking at the Brown and Dunn book right now- It looks to be EF. With only 58,000 minted it has a Red Book value of $1100

    Very nice find!

    What detector were you using and how did it ring up?

  6. #6

    Mar 2007
    Salinas, CA
    Explorer II, Compass 77b, Tesoro shadow X2
    10,052
    5705 times
    Banner Finds (4)

    Re: 11th Gold coin found. Grade please.

    Thanx Jeffro. Another friend of mine surmised the same grade. He says that in a case where a coin has a mix (one side better than the other, or a scratch or whatever), that they are given a "net grade" or a grade with a notation on top of it, etc.... It was found with an Explorer II, and 8" coil.

    $5 golds read about square tab - that is, the thicker variety of square tab. There are a few variations of square tabs, depending on which soft drink company. On a Whites scale (XLT for instance) $5 gold reads at about 47, which is the higher end of where square tabs reach. I've found other varieties of square tab to be in the mid 30s on the Whites scale. On the Explorer screen (the cross-hairs screen), that would about dead center on the up/down axis, and in the mid to right hand side, on the left/right axis.

    Any other coin buffs out there for a grade opinion?
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    Mar 2006
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    Re: 11th Gold coin found. Grade please.

    You rock man.
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    us
    Jul 2007
    Western Massachusetts
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    Re: 11th Gold coin found. Grade please.

    WOW, excellent! Some of us would be happy with finding 1 gold coin. I am sure it's an addiction once you get one.

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    Jan 2007
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    Re: 11th Gold coin found. Grade please.

    Quite simply, Super.
    I agree XF.

    Ken
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  10. #10

    Mar 2007
    Salinas, CA
    Explorer II, Compass 77b, Tesoro shadow X2
    10,052
    5705 times
    Banner Finds (4)

    Re: 11th Gold coin found. Grade please.

    thanx all for the kind comments. Plenbah, it was a land find. I've found 3 of my 11 gold coins after storms erode our beaches, and the rest came from land sites (ruins, stage stop, old-town demolitions, etc....)
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  11. #11

    Oct 2006
    Zelienople
    White's XLT
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    541 times
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    Re: 11th Gold coin found. Grade please.

    That is a beautiful find! I'm drooling into my keyboard this very second! And you've found 11! I'll have to visit the rankings and see where Kirk has you .
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    us
    Apr 2007
    Colonial, PA
    White's Pro XL
    3,846
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    Re: 11th Gold coin found. Grade please.

    Quote Originally Posted by halfdime
    That is a beautiful find! I'm drooling into my keyboard this very second! And you've found 11! I'll have to visit the rankings and see where Kirk has you .
    Tune in next week. That coin is XF-AU!

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    Re: 11th Gold coin found. Grade please.

    11th gold Outstanding!!! I just want one...to start!
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  14. #14

    Mar 2007
    Salinas, CA
    Explorer II, Compass 77b, Tesoro shadow X2
    10,052
    5705 times
    Banner Finds (4)

    Re: 11th Gold coin found. Grade please.

    Half-dime, what "rankings"? "Kirk"? Sorry, I'm new to this forum. I always watch the "general" metal detecting forum, but have not been on this "finds" forum till now.

    Kirk-PA: what happens "next week"?
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  15. #15
    When I bury my treasure I am gonna throw pulltabs everywhere

    Aug 2007
    Central Texas
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    Re: 11th Gold coin found. Grade please.

    Thats a pretty sharp looking coin. I would grade it at about AU.
    Great find!!!

 

 
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