🥇 BANNER My First US Gold Coin!

winslow

Sr. Member
Oct 30, 2004
412
1,308
Oregon, No Cal Border
Detector(s) used
Garrett AT Pro, Garrett AT Max, Equinox 800
It took almost 40 years but I finally found a US minted gold coin.

I put my small coil on the Equinox 800 with the intention of working an area that is laden with square nails, deteriorating cans and junk. Never got there. As I was crossing a dry creek I got a solid 20 on the VDI and thought I'd be digging a lead bullet or something of that nature.

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I was absolutely floored when I dug what certainly looked like gold through the dirt.
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And oh man it was!
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It just doesn't seem real after digging thousands of square nails, shell casings, rivets, buttons etc. etc. I've found silver coins and some cool relics but never a US minted gold coin. My life is now complete. Ha!
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michael NY

Full Member
Nov 4, 2007
141
619
USA
Detector(s) used
Etrac, Coinstrike, F70, Explorer XS, Sovereign XS, Spectrum, IDX PRO.
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
It took almost 40 years but I finally found a US minted gold coin.

I put my small coil on the Equinox 800 with the intention of working an area that is laden with square nails, deteriorating cans and junk. Never got there. As I was crossing a dry creek I got a solid 20 on the VDI and thought I'd be digging a lead bullet or something of that nature.

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I was absolutely floored when I dug what certainly looked like gold through the dirt. View attachment 1984883

And oh man it was! View attachment 1984884

It just doesn't seem real after digging thousands of square nails, shell casings, rivets, buttons etc. etc. I've found silver coins and some cool relics but never a US minted gold coin. My life is now complete. Ha!
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Congradulations on the gold coin and 40 years!
 

JohnDroid

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Staff member
Feb 1, 2012
958
392
Austin, TX
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
This would be a good time to let you guys know how the new banner system works. Any "like" on the first post of this section raises the "vote" score on the right of his post by 1. Also you can just vote directly by clicking the up arrow.

In other sections without the vote button, we are just going to use the number of positive reactions as a guide for banner finds.

I'll be doing a write up on it soon!
 

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