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🥇 BANNER First for me wax seal stamp! Updated with wax impression

First for me wax seal stamp! Updated with wax impression
Hit a field today that has produced Spanish reales and early US coppers, today I didn't find any coins but I did recover a early wax letter seal and a few buttons and lead. I'm pretty sure this site is probably my oldest .
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🥇 BANNER Lightning Strikes in the Lowcountry - Colonial Gold

Lightning Strikes in the Lowcountry - Colonial Gold
I have been metal detecting since 2013. This hobby can be an addicting one that presents ever increasing challenges to find new permissions as well the never ending pursuit of topping your last “best find”. While some chase the latest tech or shell out money for paid hunts, ultimately the only thing that matters is time spent swinging the coil. For any detectorist, finding a gold coin is a top dream…but for me my interests reside in early American colonial sites. While I would be thrilled to recovered a 19th century gold, I’ve always dreamed of finding a colonial gold coin.

While I...
 

🥇 BANNER This doesn't happen often. Old Hikok wallet with 4 silvers in it, 10k 1943 class ring and an 1875cc dime.

This doesn't happen often. Old Hikok wallet with 4 silvers in it, 10k 1943 class ring and an 1875cc dime.
Doing mostly public places I don't usually have hunts like this. I've been working a vast area of old farm land. Lot of ground to cover. Needle in hay stack of shotgun shells type place. Got the usual shot shell signal and saw a class ring in the clump.

*1943 10k ring from Bever College. I definitely snagged the bottom of band with shovel. Nothing a jeweler can't fix. It's been sized once and appears to have a crack in one of the sizing seams. 9.11 grams with center stone.

*Had a low tone out of the fields on a trail. A destroyed wallet and I was picking up its snap button and zipper...
 

🥇 BANNER *****update. Confirmed first of this design ever found… 2,000 years old (approx) My first ever GOLD COIN and how beautiful it really is 🤩… ! xx ****

*****update. Confirmed first of this design ever found… 2,000 years old (approx) My first ever GOLD COIN and how beautiful it really is 🤩… ! xx ****
So after a busy couple of weekends today we at last went detecting!!

Spent the morning in the “quiet” field and found a hammered and another silver coin(?) so was super happy with that. After lunch i decided to go to his field where he has found countless Romans, just to annoy him! Found a few bits so decided to head back to the truck as it started raining.. and the wind was hitting 40mph 😬…. when bang a super crisp 72 sounded in my ears.. dug nd saw the gleam of gold.. automatically assumed button.. but oh my days.. there sat a gorgeous little GOLD STATER needless to say Himself was...
 

🥇 BANNER Mind blown. Rare 10 Dollar California gold rush era gold coin.

Mind blown.  Rare 10 Dollar California gold rush era gold coin.
Haven’t posted here in a while, but todays find has blown my mind and I wanted to share it.
Today I was digging an old oyster shell road near downtown that has been recently disturbed by construction.
Last week I found a 1845 LC and a 1853 half dime at this location.
Decided to go back and made one of my best finds ever.
1852 10 dollar California gold rush era, gold coin.
In…. Wait for it….
South Mississippi.
I never knew this variation existed.
First I thought bottle cap. Then I saw the writing and I thought car wash token, or arcade token. Then flipped it over and saw the eagle. OMG...
 

🥇 BANNER American Civil War Gold Coin!

American Civil War Gold Coin!
It finally happened... the thing every detectorist wants to find... my first gold coin!!

Last hunt of the year, and I was digging a Civil War site here in northern Virginia with my trusty GPX. I found a couple of bullets in the morning, but it wasn't till after lunch that I found a small button. I texted my best diggin friends, who rightfully gave me flak about not digging enough high tones LOL! So just a minute or two later when I got a beautiful strong high tone, of course I had to see what it was.

I flipped the dirt out of the hole - and there it was, right on top, shining in the...
 

🥇 BANNER 14k Freemason Ring With a Diamond! Christmas Came Early!

14k Freemason Ring With a Diamond! Christmas Came Early!
'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the woods, my Equinox was singing and giving up the goods!

Wow ok sorry for my terrible rhyme Lol but it's the truth. Found probably my best ring ever! 14k gold Freemason ring with a Diamond! It weighs 13 grams Woo-hoo! It rang up as a nice 21-22 on the 800 at about 4 inches. Way better than the penny I was expecting.

Christmas came earlier than expected today. I would have been just fine with my 14 wheat penny spill with surprise merc, but this ring takes the day.

Enjoy some pics with your egg nog!

Merry Christmas. Happy New Year and...
 

🥇 BANNER My First Gold- Tudor Rose Gold Cufflinks

My First Gold- Tudor Rose Gold Cufflinks
I was too shocked to do a gold dance when I pulled these out of the hole. With a shallow, 8 on my Nox I almost didn't dig what turned out to be one of my best finds ever: gold, intact, cufflinks with the Tudor rose. A little research I think they are mid 1700's, not military but someone important. The bend on one was NOT my shovel but was existing.
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🥇 BANNER The best day ever! GOLD COIN!

The best day ever! GOLD COIN!
Went on a road trip today to get some detecting in.
About 60 miles across country to the permissions.
6 sites were planted in winter wheat.
2 sites in a 1 foot plow, and 1 site partially cropped.
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So first target after 30 minutes 1867-1967 penny
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I said that needs to a 100 yrs older.
1.5 hrs later the next target I finally justified in taking a photo.
A saw nut
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I got tired of plow row detecting so I went on...
 

🥇 BANNER *UPDATE* Cleaned up nicely! Just dug one of the rarest New Jersey Contemporary counterfeits 1787 Maris 83-ii variety R7

*UPDATE* Cleaned up nicely! Just dug one of the rarest New Jersey Contemporary counterfeits 1787 Maris 83-ii variety R7
I located a small cellar hole not far from where I live. How I did not notice this years ago is beyond me? As with most cellars these days most are pounded out. As I walked up to it after a 15 min hike. I had doubts it was even a cellar hole. no well just a shallow depression with a small pile of more rounded rocks son the edge. turned my machine on and 1st target was a musket ball, nice I thought! 2nd target was a rat tail pewter spoon bowl. so this confirmed home site to me. I dug a couple fugio's and a shot CT copper a a few buttons and last target was a sweet silver luckenbooth brooch...
 
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