🥇 BANNER 1851 Quarter Eagle GOLD

BrianNY

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Long Island, NY

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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Jose The Goon

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FieldStone

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Epic find! Congrats on finding that awesome coin.
 

Horst

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a "hard to beat" find congrats.....when I grow up I want one of 'em too......
 

xr7ator

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WOWZA! Banner! Congratulations on one super dug coin!
 

GB1

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BANNER!! great find
 

Peyton Manning

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That baby didn’t see much use
 

lairmo

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I would say best dug gold I've ever seen.
 
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BrianNY

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Thanks everyone, sure feel lucky to have found a gold coin in such good shape. Will update it's grade once I send it in. Was shocked myself at how good of condition it was. Quite sure it did not see much used at the point it must have been lost.
 

RelicMaster777

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Great to see your gold discovery here on Long Island. Gives me hope that someday, someday just maybe. Ya got me looking for every 16 signal out there..lol..If ya need a digging buddy let me know I'm in glen cove. would love to see your spot..ha ha
 

Calabash Digger

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gold panner

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That is a huuuuge bucket lister for me! congrats
 

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