🥇 BANNER My First US Gold Coin!

winslow

Sr. Member
Oct 30, 2004
417
1,344
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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JeffInMass

Silver Member
Jan 14, 2006
3,660
4,808
Cape Cod
Detector(s) used
Minelab Equinox 600, Minelab Explorer SE Pro, Explorer XS, Fisher CZ6A
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.

View attachment 1984885

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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Gotta be at the top of most bucket lists, including mine, and most will never accomplish that specific feat- you did- Big time Congrats!!
 

NZ49er

Sr. Member
Apr 3, 2018
453
1,574
Fallon, NV
Detector(s) used
Minelab Equinox 800
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Love it! Congrats! Thank you for the VDI as well. Most charts have them as ringing up lower, but your find was actually "in the ground", so I think that's way more accurate. Now I know I wouldn't miss one. A 20 is ALWAYS a dig, no matter how trashy the area. Congratulations again, sounds like you earned it!
 

billb

Bronze Member
Sep 23, 2010
1,869
2,770
Upstate NY
Detector(s) used
Excalibur2,,silver sabre
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
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.

View attachment 1984885

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!
View attachment 1984881
View attachment 1984882
 

billb

Bronze Member
Sep 23, 2010
1,869
2,770
Upstate NY
Detector(s) used
Excalibur2,,silver sabre
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
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.

View attachment 1984885

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!
View attachment 1984881
View attachment 1984882
 

Florida Finder

Hero Member
Dec 17, 2020
543
1,350
Southern States of America
Detector(s) used
AT Max
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
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.

View attachment 1984885

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!
View attachment 1984881
View attachment 1984882
Now that’s a bucket lister! Congratulations!
 

pepperj

Gold Member
Feb 3, 2009
19,168
51,803
Detector(s) used
Deus, Minelab 3030, E-Trac,
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
Hammered from across the pond now this beauty on this side.
Congratulations on your gold.
The vote is in on this one for sure!
 

tnt-hunter

Bronze Member
Apr 20, 2018
1,385
5,994
Mountain Maryland
Detector(s) used
Fisher CZ-21, Minelab Excalibur,Garret AT Pro,
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
That is a marvelous find. I have been detecting almost 20 years and haven’t found one yet so I will be patient and maybe in another 20 i will find one.

Gold coins are so hard to find that I believe they deserve a banner vote. So I put a banner vote in a report. Im not sure if that is right or not with the new system. Stay safe and keep swingin.
 

RussM

Full Member
Oct 2, 2019
141
259
Cape Cod MA
Detector(s) used
Minelab Equinox 800
XP Deus
XP ORX

Garrett Carrot

XP MI6 Pointer
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
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.

View attachment 1984885

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!
View attachment 1984881
View attachment 1984882
Congratulations! What a gorgeous coin... certainly on the top of my list!
 

Koko Ali'i

Hero Member
Feb 2, 2013
786
973
Sovereign America
Detector(s) used
Many
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
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.

View attachment 1984885

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!
View attachment 1984881
View attachment 1984882
BANNER FIND.
 

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