πŸ₯‡ BANNER American Civil War Gold Coin!

gtoast99

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Jun 28, 2010
274
545
Virginia
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2
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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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Gare

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Dec 30, 2012
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Canton Ohio Area
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Presently using Deus 2's & have Minelabs, Nokta's Tesoro's DEus's Have them all . Have WAY to many need to get rid of some
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Great FIND :) I VOTE BANNER !!!
 

Digger RJ

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Aug 24, 2017
19,508
33,622
SW Missouri/Oklahoma
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1
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2
Detector(s) used
Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800;
XP Deus 2
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!!
Outstanding!!! Congrats!!!
 

Fugio

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Feb 25, 2016
261
460
New Hampshire
Detector(s) used
Legend, AT Pro, Garret Pro-Pointer AT
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
A warm congratulations to you! What an incredible find. That is something to treasure for the rest of your life. Still searching for my first gold coin; hopefully I'm next. What a way to end 2023!
 

JohnnyMac

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Mar 30, 2012
1,316
1,711
South Jersey
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Nox,,Whites Eagle Spectrum,Whites Coinmaster 6000 DI Pro
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
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!!
Wow!! Banner vote from me. Congrats
 

ARC

Gold Member
Aug 19, 2014
37,255
131,597
Tarpon Springs
Detector(s) used
JW 8X-ML X2-VP 585
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... all day long in my book... excellent ... well done and congrats.
 

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