πŸ₯‡ BANNER American Civil War Gold Coin!

gtoast99

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Jun 28, 2010
273
517
Virginia
πŸ₯‡ Banner finds
2
Detector(s) used
Minelab GPX 5000
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
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 sun. A beautiful 1856 one dollar gold coin. Yahoo!!

Of course I scoured the area after that, and got out a bunch of small melted lead and some 22 bullets, but no more coins. Not that I'm complaining, digging a gold coin from the American Civil War is a lifetime bucket-lister.

What a way to end the year!! I know I don't post regularly like I used to on this site, but I felt like this time I wanted to come back and share it with y'all. They are still out there folks!!
 

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pepperj

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Feb 3, 2009
36,341
133,831
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Deus, Deus 2, Minelab 3030, E-Trac,
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Relic Hunting
First of all-Welcome Back!

What a great looking recovery, congratulations on the $1.00 Gold piece.
I really believe you would be a great neighbour to have living next door to me up on the Banner.:headbang:
 

sprailroad

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Jan 19, 2017
2,491
3,817
Grants Pass, Oregon
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Garrett A3B United States Gold Hunter, GTA 1000, AT Pro, Discovery Treasure Baron "Gold Trax", Minelab X-Terra 70, Safari, & EQ 800, & Nokta Marko Legend. EQ 900.
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All Treasure Hunting
After 35+ years of detecting, early this year (23), I finally found my first and only Gold coin. I am SOoo happy for you "gtosat99", a great feeling isn't it. Sometimes in the morning, I take a look at it, just to prove that it can happen. So now when people ask me, "What's the best thing you ever found", I now have a easy answer.
 

glass half fool

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Jul 17, 2017
1,014
1,813
North of the Mason Dixon line
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White 5900DiPro
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All Treasure Hunting
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 sun. A beautiful 1856 one dollar gold coin. Yahoo!!

Of course I scoured the area after that, and got out a bunch of small melted lead and some 22 bullets, but no more coins. Not that I'm complaining, digging a gold coin from the American Civil War is a lifetime bucket-lister.

What a way to end the year!! I know I don't post regularly like I used to on this site, but I felt like this time I wanted to come back and share it with y'all. They are still out there folks!!
If I ever find a coin like that I would immediately call a friend to pick me up and drive me home Ater I arrived I would request that my drive help me into the house . T han sit me down and grab a beer from the fridge They of course would they be welcome to one also At that point I would ask why and how they arrived there If my fiend told me I had started t process by finding a gold coin I could than believe it was true But until it was verified by a third party I would not allow myself to take even have a sip of that beer That would be a few minute frozen in time for the rest of time CONGRATS
 

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ModernMiner

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Jan 9, 2007
13,747
3,645
North Carolina
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5
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6
Detector(s) used
Tesoro Vaquero, Tesoro Silver uMax, Garrett Pro Pointer, Predator Raven & Spartan shovels, Grey Ghost headphones.
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Amazing!!!! A BANNER find for sure. πŸ‘
I think you owe your friend a few beers. 🍺
Thanks for giving us all hope.
Congrats,
MM
 

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gtoast99

gtoast99

Sr. Member
Jun 28, 2010
273
517
Virginia
πŸ₯‡ Banner finds
2
Detector(s) used
Minelab GPX 5000
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
Thanks y'all!! Still hard to believe, happens when you least expect it I think. Not sure if I should send it to be graded and slabbed, but I'm leaning towards leaving it as is right now.
 

: Michael-Robert.

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Feb 2, 2013
1,142
1,577
Sovereign America
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Many
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
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 sun. A beautiful 1856 one dollar gold coin. Yahoo!!

Of course I scoured the area after that, and got out a bunch of small melted lead and some 22 bullets, but no more coins. Not that I'm complaining, digging a gold coin from the American Civil War is a lifetime bucket-lister.

What a way to end the year!! I know I don't post regularly like I used to on this site, but I felt like this time I wanted to come back and share it with y'all. They are still out there folks!!
BANNER FIND!
 

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