🥇 BANNER 1851 Quarter Eagle GOLD


Jr. Member
Oct 17, 2017
Long Island, NY
🥇 Banner finds
Detector(s) used
Equinox 600
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
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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Jul 31, 2017
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Detector(s) used
White's XLT Spectrum, TRX Pin-pointer, Garrett AT Pro Pin-pointer, Eagle II SL with Bigfoot, Equinox 600, Equinox 800
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
So that is what gold looks like! What a beauty. Congratulations and nice BANNER! You found a wonderful spot and pulled out great things! Also, thanks for sharing vdi info on equinox 600. solid 16! I will look for that :).

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