1849 GOLD COIN, FROM THE GOLD RUSH..IN PHILLY..WOW.

Vino

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So I purchased a new detector, The Blisstool V5.. Its said to go really really deep, for a VLF.
The reason for the buy is my old sites I have are starting to dry up.
The only things i have been finding are deep iffy signals.
So i thought i would give this one a try..
Not a everday detector. No screen, no VDI numbers to go by, and only one tone, and scratches for iron.
So glad i bought it!!!
Not that it was really deep or anything but would probably never would of dug it..If I was not listening really close..
Sorry for going on about the detector..
And the good part..
I was just about to go, it was so hot today. I already found a 1865 IH.
A flat button a musket ball. ( the musket ball was crazy deep.
12 or so inches down)
And i said just one more descent find and im leaving. .
Boy I am so glad i said that!!!!
I flip the plug and I see this gold edge. .I almost pooped myself. .lol
I grab my phone and take a pic..
Then I knocked a little dirt off and all i see is 1849..I stand up and started to do a dance..SAYING I FOUND A GOLD COIN..I FOUND A GOLD COIN. OHHHH YEAAAA..LOL.
Now I dont want to rub it so i grab a hand full of the dirt and put it in my film canister. .Shut my detector off and head straight to the truck..
My heart was pounding out of my chest..Called my wife, I new she was in class teaching, but hey!!!! I just found a gold coin!!! Lol
She told great honey now can i go back to work??? Ok i said..lol
So I got home and ran it under water .Wow dirt just fall off..
After a little bit of research.
I found out it is a coin token from the hold rush era..The first year made..
In my eyes I think that is so much cooler then a $1 dollar coin that I thought it was..
Sorry for the long winded post..
But as you see, Iam pretty excited about this find..
Thanks for looking. .
George
 

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Iron Patch

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HAA IP we need people like you to dig and get to the bottom of things:icon_thumleft:

I would hate to see fake things up on the banner..

~Blaze~


At the end of the day I think everyone just wants to know the truth whether it's good or bad. Sometimes it just takes a while to sort it out, and if we're not there yet I hope someone posts some additional info. to get us there.
 

Kirk PA

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Still holding to my original. A modern-replica that is either plated or just brass. Definitely should change the title, Vino.

Kirk
 

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I am probably the most "uneducated about coins" guy on T-net. I have seen a set of three tokens like this at a jewelry store that also sales estate jewelry and coins. I'm next to positive they are like this one and they had come from a really old estate along with other old gold.

I had never seen one before and looked at them closely. The jeweler seemed convinced they were the real deal as they had been "tested".

my post was for informational purposes only. I'd faint over if I ever found one in the dirt, then I'd post in on T-net and be even more confused.
 

Iron Patch

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Still holding to my original. A modern-replica that is either plated or just brass. Definitely should change the title, Vino.

Kirk


It's often both, plated brass... and that's what often fools people because the base metal is gold in color.
 

BuckleBoy

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HAA IP we need people like you to dig and get to the bottom of things:icon_thumleft:

I would hate to see fake things up on the banner..

~Blaze~

Ya, cause that's never happened before... :laughing7:
 
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Just came back from the coin/ jeweler. I told him he could cut into it, and put acid on it..
He did. It came back at least 10k. But the 14k failed..
He did a water test for the density. It passed.
So with that done. It is gold!!!
I had to do this for my self first.
And also for the nah sayers.
It may not be a coin. Or even one that was minted for money.
But it is cool..and its coin like and gold..
Thanks for pushing me to do this. Now I know..
 

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beez0404

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SOOOO............if it's a gold coin token minted probably in the early 1850s in California, and travelled by some type of horse drawn wagon, stage, or horse back all the way to PA and lost that is an amazing find. The story of the coin token alone warrants banner consideration. Having one in your hand in such wonderful condition should make it a no brainer. I'm happy to get my banner vote in for this find.
 

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Well as for IP all i can say is.....

Your seldom right but your wrong again..Your damn right your wrong...
When your right your wrong and when your wrong your right!:laughing7:

~Blaze~
 

Iron Patch

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Well as for IP all i can say is.....

Your seldom right but your wrong again..Your damn right your wrong...
When your right your wrong and when your wrong your right!:laughing7:

~Blaze~


Do you have a friend you could sit down with,and go through my posts and have them explain to you what i said? The issue here is the age, not whether it's gold, as the link I posted with the one that was graded says it's 9k! I expected it to test that, but doesn't mean it's from the mid. 1800s.
 

Iron Patch

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Just came back from the coin/ jeweler. I told him he could cut into it, and put acid on it..
He did. It came back at least 10k. But the 14k failed..
He did a water test for the density. It passed.
So with that done. It is gold!!!
I had to do this for my self first.
And also for the nah sayers.
It may not be a coin. Or even one that was minted for money.
But it is cool..and its coin like and gold..
Thanks for pushing me to do this. Now I know..


Never a dull moment. :laughing7:
 

johnnyblaze

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Do you have a friend you could sit down with,and go through my posts and have them explain to you what i said? The issue here is the age, not whether it's gold, as the link I posted with the one that was graded says it's 9k! I expected it to test that, but doesn't mean it's from the mid. 1800s.


I know IP im just having fun here...Don't rain on my parade..:laughing7:

~Blaze~
 

Iron Patch

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I know IP im just having fun here...Don't rain on my parade..:laughing7:

~Blaze~


It's hard to read you with that avatar. ;)

Plus I wanted to throw the shot in about the friend. :laughing7: So do you have one for next time? :laughing7::laughing7::laughing7:
 

Klclark3

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Beautiful coin, how's the detector? I need deep for my colonial site.
 
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Do you have a friend you could sit down with,and go through my posts and have them explain to you what i said? The issue here is the age, not whether it's gold, as the link I posted with the one that was graded says it's 9k! I expected it to test that, but doesn't mean it's from the mid. 1800s.

Thats what you said. .
I just wanted to be sure for me.
And a few others on here..
Its from the turn of the century.
They sold these to visitors .
And to find out the real gold one are collected.
But not ones that have been filed down though!!!! Lol
 

johnnyblaze

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It's hard to read you with that avatar. ;)

Plus I wanted to throw the shot in about the friend. :laughing7: So do you have one for next time? :laughing7::laughing7::laughing7:

Oof there a tuff thing to find nowadays:laughing7:

And you made poor Vino file his nice find..Thanks alot IP....

P.S. Your making fun of my Avatar:icon_scratch:
Have you looked at yours lately?

~Blaze~
 
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Good for you George. A beautiful golden coin/token, which is more than most on here have found. Congrats and BANNER!!!
 

Iron Patch

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Thats what you said. .
I just wanted to be sure for me.
And a few others on here..
Its from the turn of the century.
They sold these to visitors .
And to find out the real gold one are collected.
But not ones that have been filed down though!!!! Lol



People collect them so it says something! Yeah filing it makes it a guaranteed keeper.... just in a different way. :)
 

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