πŸ₯‡ BANNER 1851 Quarter Eagle GOLD

BrianNY

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Only had a brief amount of time to get out this morning but sure glad I did. Went back to what has been a very productive wooded area where a house once stood. Have pulled numerous buttons, copper and silver coins dating from late 1700's thru mid 1800's. Today I stepped it up to gold. Minelab Equinox 600 gave me a solid 16 reading from several directions but also a bit of iron tone nearby the target. Dug it anyway as it was very repeatable. Low and behold I see the glimmer of gold coming from the rim of a coin. I gently pulled the coin out and sprayed with some water that I always keep on me. The water rinses the sand away to reveal a beautiflly preserved 1851 No mint mark 2 1/2 dollar gold coin. What a day!!!
 

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A2coins

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I would for sure get it graded and put in a nice air tight holder and display that bad boy!!!!!!!Tommy
 

claire

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Congratulations, from a fellow Long Islander! Very inspiring!
 

nsdq

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Why does it look like two different coins ?
 

Back-of-the-boat

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Beauty just a pure beauty.
 

Back-of-the-boat

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Why does it look like two different coins ?

You can tell it is the same coin by the slight blemish on her cheek and the ding on the rim of the coin under the 2 1/2.
 

ToddsPoint

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To me, a US gold coin is the ultimate find. Rare, beautiful, valuable, and the item we all dream of. Your find keeps the dream alive for me. Congrats! C'mon spring! Gary
 

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DUDEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HUGE CONGRATS! From a fellow LI'er here who knows ya. :icon_thumright:
 

DocBeav

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Congrats on the bucket list find! Banner all he way!
 
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BrianNY

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I would for sure get it graded and put in a nice air tight holder and display that bad boy!!!!!!!Tommy

Definitely will be having it graded and protected in a holder so I can pass it down to my son one day.
 
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BrianNY

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Why does it look like two different coins ?

The second set of photos were with a macro lens after I had rinsed it off. Lighting I think caused the different "gold" tone
 

Silvermonkey

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Outstanding find BrianNY! What a gorgeous coin. I think my heart might explode if I saw that gold rim staring at me from the bottom of the hole.
 

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What an amazing coin! Banner and congratulations!
 

Dennis1209

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WOW!

I just checked my bucket. A gold coin is so far fetched for me it's not even on my bucket list or wildest imagination. Way to go!
 

lenmac65

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Congratulations. I nominated it for a banner too. Given the age, condition, precious metal type, beauty, and rarity, this is truly a terrific find.
 

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