🥇 BANNER My First US Gold Coin!

winslow

Sr. Member
Oct 30, 2004
423
1,452
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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marylandjack

Newbie
Sep 24, 2004
4
11
Maryland
Detector(s) used
Garrett BFO, Fisher F5/F75, Whites Coinmaster, D-Tex BFO
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
I'm 63 and have been doing this hobby since I was 15. I think I'm about ready now to dig my first gold coin. I have learned to dig most of those lower, but well above iron, targets. Just took me about 20 years to figure that low discriminate thing out. Great find and thanks for the encouragement.
 

Ekim14

Jr. Member
Oct 21, 2015
33
56
Minnesota
Detector(s) used
Garrett AT Pro
Whites XLT
Garrett Ace 350
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Congratulations. It is absolutely thrilling. Welcome to the club.


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pulltabfelix

Hero Member
Jan 29, 2018
947
1,526
North Atlanta
Detector(s) used
Equinox 800, 6" coil, stock coil, Coiltek 10 x 5 Nox, ProFind-35 pinpointer, Simplex(sold), Vanquish 540(sold), Vanquish 44. sold: AT Pro with stock coil, Nel Thunder, Garrett 5" x 8" coil, Garrett C
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
That is what keeps a lot of us going. You just never really know what may be next.
 

tomytye

Jr. Member
Jan 16, 2022
58
164
Ct (not a lefty)
Detector(s) used
Minelab 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.

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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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Awesome find! A beauty for sure.
 

Plazz58

Jr. Member
Jul 23, 2020
65
257
Yonkers NY
Detector(s) used
Eurotek Equinox 600
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
wow that is a great find I can't wait for my first gold coin
 

Digger RJ

Gold Member
Aug 24, 2017
13,718
23,292
SW Missouri/Oklahoma
🥇 Banner finds
1
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
2
Detector(s) used
Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800;
XP Deus 2
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
Soooo Coool!!!! Don't see too many of those surface either!!! Congrats!!!
 

Ekim14

Jr. Member
Oct 21, 2015
33
56
Minnesota
Detector(s) used
Garrett AT Pro
Whites XLT
Garrett Ace 350
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Awesome find! A beauty for sure.
I too was finding square nails and decided to dig all of them hoping to find a bullet that was being masked by them. The coin sounded just like a nail but with a repeatable signal. It was around 9 inches down and sure had like a good signal after coming out of the ground. (1851 2 1/2 Dollar Gold.)
 

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