Kansas gold

Korbinwelcher

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Found in Kansas along the Santa Fe trail, 1852 gold dollar coin, can’t go back to find more due to new landowners which is a grump farmer 🫤. Need a treasure to chase any known treasure tales or maps in Kansas or am I dreaming?
 

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Old Bookaroo

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Found in Kansas along the Santa Fe trail, 1852 gold dollar coin, can’t go back to find more due to new landowners which is a grump farmer 🫤. Need a treasure to chase any known treasure tales or maps in Kansas or am I dreaming?
Dulce! I must wonder how long the person who lost that dollar searched for it. Big buck in 1852!

Good luck to all,

The Old Bookaroo
 

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Congratulations on the gold coin, sorry to hear you lost the permissions. Sometimes the response isn't what you want to hear.
I'm very fortunate that my permission was impressed in telling him and giving 1/2 the gold value for the gold coin.

Well he recommended that I call the other land owner beside them. Gave me the # and told me to use him as a reference.
The other land owner in one block of land I mapped out 19 sites.
 

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Welcome to Treasurenet. GREAT FIND can i HAVE IT ? :)
 

TORRERO

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Dulce! I must wonder how long the person who lost that dollar searched for it. Big buck in 1852!

Good luck to all,

The Old Bookaroo
Truth be told, the date on the coin probably doesn't have anything to do with the date it was lost, could have been lost all the way up until 1933 when we came off the gold standard right ? Although I'm sure it wasn't that late in the game...
 

TORRERO

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Gold is a fairly soft metal, with the details your coin has, I would say it was lost fairly close to the mint date. Doesn't look like it was rubbed by other coins in a pocket or pouch for very long.
This is true, but realistically most people did not carry gold coins around to be worn down, only when they needed them maybe they carried them with ? So they could have been in a box being moved and one lost... 40 years after minting....
 

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US gold coins are part copper, just like silver coins. Believe it or not, a US gold coin is actually harder than a US silver coin. You’ve seen on movies someone biting a gold coin to see if it’s real? Biting a gold coin is like biting a rock! They bite it to see if it’s soft and made of lead. Someone posted a chart on a coin forum I frequent that showed the hardness of alloys and the gold with copper came in harder than the silver with copper. Counterintuitive but true!
 

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Any other landowners nearby you can ask permission?
 

TORRERO

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I had never heard this, but ....

(copied from another web site)

Early U.S. gold coins (1795-1834) consisted of a composition of .9167 gold and .0833 silver and copper. From 1834-1837 the composition was .8992 gold and .1008 silver and copper. In 1837 gold coin composition was changed to .900 gold and .100 copper and that formula continued until the cessation of gold coinage in 1933.

Modern U.S. commemorative gold Eagles and Half Eagles, commencing with the 1984 Olympic $10 and the 1986 Statue of Liberty $5, continue the .900 gold, .100 copper composition of the earlier coins.
 

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