🥇 BANNER My First US Gold Coin!

winslow

Sr. Member
Oct 30, 2004
418
1,391
Oregon, No Cal Border
🥇 Banner finds
1
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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TheDirtKing

Sr. Member
Mar 5, 2017
291
497
Colorado
Detector(s) used
Nokta Makro Simplex +
Teknetics T2
Teknetics Patriot
Bounty Hunter Time Ranger
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
OMG Winslow, such an amazing find. I just experienced that feeling also, having found its baby brother a couple weeks ago here in Colorado. The feeling you get once you realize what is staring back at you is indescribable. Congratulations to you on an incredible find. Cheers.

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Scolino

Sr. Member
Nov 25, 2018
411
2,367
Detector(s) used
Equinox 600
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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Incredible find! Congrats! Also, great looking pictures.
 

Seahound

Jr. Member
Aug 18, 2021
53
68
pennsylavania
Detector(s) used
Garret At Pro/Garret At Pro Pointer
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
That is an awesome coin congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

A2coins

Gold Member
Dec 20, 2015
33,756
42,420
Ann Arbor
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
3
Detector(s) used
Equinox 800
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
Amazing great job
 

IDXMonster

Hero Member
Mar 16, 2014
743
1,186
New Glarus,WI
Detector(s) used
CTX,800,Explorer2,IDXPro-M,Compadre
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
And it’s a 2 1/2 piece…you have GOT to be one of the luckiest &#&$*#er $@$#($#ers on the planet. But!….if you hunt the right areas for that long, chances just keep getting better, though it’s no guarantee your number will ever come up. Your number has officially come up! Absolutely outstanding banner find.
 

calabash digger

Silver Member
Apr 18, 2016
4,747
10,287
🥇 Banner finds
2
Detector(s) used
XP DEUS, EQUINOX 800, EXCALIBUR II,
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
congrats!
 

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