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  1. #1
    Jan 2012
    MS, Lynchberg
    2185 times
    Relic Hunting

    Chasing the dozer's and popping cherries, First US Gold Coin 1853-0 + a little Seated

    Well tonight I finally dug my first gold coin, and it only took 7+ years.
    I have been hunting a street tear-out the last 2 weekends, and recently they have started bringing in the limestone.
    I couldn't wait until the weekend to get back over there, because I was afraid the backfill would be completed due to heavy rains predicted for this Saturday.
    I normally don't night hunt, but I just had to make sure I could hit this spot at least one more time.
    So I get over there this afternoon, and sure enough they are moving dirt. The whole stretch is almost completely covered up with crushed stone.
    The workers were gone at dark. This site is in the downtown district. So the chatter is bad.
    I decided to run 18k to help with the noise. I do not run 18k a lot, but it helps quiet things down, and with all the talk about hi frequencies lately, I figured why not Max the 9" LF coil out.
    So after about 30 minutes I get a seated dime, and that was enough to satisfy me, and make me feel the trip was worth while. Second seated dime from this site.
    About 30 minutes later I get a low tone, and im thinking nickel. I have dug 3 shield nickels out of here, so far.
    I open the hole and I see a tiny shiny disk. I didn't realize how small a one dollar gold coin would actually be, so I am thinking what is this tiny piece of junk. Then wait, no freakin way. Could it be?? Yes it is! 1853-0 One Dollar Gold Coin. Being from the south, I really love seeing that 0 mint-mark.
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    A few cleaned up pics, to compare size with seated dime.
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    I just cant get over how small this one dollar gold piece is.
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    A couple crusty nickels and an interesting lead seal.
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    Had to stop off and pick up a 32" Shrimp Po-boy to celebrate with.
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    Last edited by bonepicker; Dec 08, 2018 at 09:43 AM.
    Another day older and deeper in debt.

  2. #2

    May 2018
    San Antonio, TX
    Inexpensive, but it works: Discovery 1100
    398 times
    Metal Detecting
    Great find! Congrats on gold

  3. #3

    Feb 2017
    Santa Barbara,Ca
    Bounty Hunter Prospector Fisher CZ6A
    964 times
    Metal Detecting
    Oh yea ! Good job !

  4. #4

    Dec 2014
    Far North Corner of CA
    AT Pro and a Garrett Carrot
    882 times
    I'm learning
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Nice! That's a pretty Golden "O" for sure! I got a feelin' you're headed for a trip across the top. Congratulations!
    An Ode
    To William Jefferson Clinton

    He smoked but didn't inhale
    Poked, but didn't impale
    Made aware of the dress
    He was forced to confess
    A snail can't deny his own trail

  5. #5

    Apr 2014
    Tartarus Dorsa mountains
    790 times
    Stayin' alive :D
    gold is gold, enjoy !
    Improving the world, one post at a time

  6. #6
    Jan 2015
    nuevo mexico
    whites dfx
    171 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Im sayin banner !!!

  7. #7

    Apr 2017
    1242 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    That must have been a great feeling pulling the gold coin out. I can’t believe how tiny it really is. Congrats on the great hunt

  8. #8
    Dec 2017
    Garrett Ace 350
    146 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

  9. #9

    Aug 2017
    SW Missouri
    Minelab CTX 3030 ; GTA 1000
    2153 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Outstanding!!!! Congrats!!!!! That's about the same size as a Half Dime. Too Cool!!!! Great Job!!!!!!!

  10. #10
    Charter Member
    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ― Thomas Jefferson

    Apr 2016
    Abita Springs....Born in New Orleans
    EQUINOX 800
    15296 times
    Metal Detecting
    You definitely deserve it. I’ve seen you hunt and you hunt hard and you did it. And you learned what size a $1 coin size is.

    The 32” poboy makes this New Orleans guy proud.

    Last edited by Truth1253; Dec 07, 2018 at 01:10 AM.

  11. #11
    Charter Member
    Jun 2018
    Bucks County PA
    Minelab Equinox 600, Garrett GTI 2500, JW Fisher Pulse 8X
    201 times
    Metal Detecting
    Congratulations! Your hunch paid off with a (few) great finds!!

  12. #12
    mdj is offline
    May 2011
    ace 350
    161 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Congratulations bonepicker! Awesome gold find!

  13. #13
    Sep 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Minelab CTX 3030, Whites DFX
    5670 times
    Metal Detecting
    Wow wow wow wow wow. Great find! Iím saying banner too!

  14. #14
    Charter Member
    Chris Weddle

    Dec 2018
    Lakeside, Az
    White's Prizm 6T
    22 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Absolutely amazing! Great finds and great rescue of history there. Banner vote in.

  15. #15
    Jul 2018
    Minelab Equinox 800 Garrett Propointer 2
    780 times
    Metal Detecting
    Great finds! any gold coin has got to be a banner! congrats!!!


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