🥇 BANNER Slow start to the year but golden results

smokeythecat

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The ol' cat is getting old. I really skipped the summer season, haven't View attachment IMG_1410.jpg View attachment IMG_1412.jpg been feeling all that well. Soooo....a few weeks ago a few of us started going over some of our old honey holes. We went to some of best areas from last year. A couple we had hit so hard so didn't find much. Another was just a plain bust.
ance of actually finding something. A few of us found minies ( I did not find any.) I headed with one friend up a little hill and got a nice, flat c
The third site, which I have taken a few people two was looking like a disappointment also, however the farmer had (gasp) actually turned the soil so now there was a better cholonial button in amongst some coal scraps and a lot of iron nails. It took forever but I finally got a nice silver cufflink, a few more buttons and a breast plate or horse tack piece, it's hard to tell as it is heavy stamped brass with a lead fill. A Rev War military button was found on the site. This was just a day ago.

I kept circling the small area and got a solid 92 signal on the Deus, which is normally either silver, quarter sized or a square of aluminum. I called my bud over with his new Equinox and his machine saw it and he interpreted it as a minie ball at an 18 on the Equinox. It was a nice sized, solid piece. I took a huge bite of dirt out and flipped the muddy plug over. Out pops a 1772 2 Escudo coin! Of course, I didn't have my glasses on and couldn't see what it was lying on the ground so yelled at my friend, what is it? What is it? After all I can't see what the thing was! The reve View attachment IMG_1416.jpg howed. He picked it up and at that point I think I because speechless as he said I didn't react much. Well, surprise will do that to you.

We also found a lot of other cool early pieces. The pottery is 18th century but we didn't find much of it. Enjoy. View attachment IMG_1410.jpg
 
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Carolina Tom

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Whoa. Let me be the first to say congrats to you Smokey.

What an exceptional find. Sure looks like banner # 6 to me.

Wow!
 

Trezurehunter

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Excellent find Smokey. Thats one nice old gold coin ! Banner from me also.
 

toddbbq

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Wow that is a beautiful Coin!! Congrats and a banner vote also
 

Oddjob

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Another Banner,

Great job.
 

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Congrats brother! Let's see the back of that thing, eh?

Get yourself some contact lenses, by the way. They have concentric bifocal ones now that correct farsighted *and* nearsightedness (I have both). Changed my life!
 

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Why did you not post a pic of the reverse also? Banner find all day long, congrats!
 

Jeff H

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The cat is back on the prowl. Heck of a find. Congrats Smokey!
 

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BANNER nice find!
 

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SWEET!!! Banner for sure:headbang:
 

Scrappy

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Outstanding find Smokey! I’m very happy you found a winner after a dry spell
 

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Congrats Smokey the Cat!!! That is a wonderful looking coin! I can only hope to find something of that magnitude some day!
 

SD51

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Very cool Smokey, Congrats! Would love to someday dig a gold coin!
 

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Banner its just your body thats getting old lol great find
 

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yeah, wow. Congrats. Banner!
 

grasshopper

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Are you kidding!!

Incredible gold find. Can't say when the last time I've seen one of those posted here.

Banner find if I've ever seen one!!!
 
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smokeythecat

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It was about 5” deep and was a don’t ignore me signal. I got about 25 colonial buttons, pieces of shoe buckles, unknown buckles, a lead pencil (shown), that round badge would have made my day all by itself, two items are early coppers, we found six all together. This was a lot of work. Also got a lot of modern bullets and junque. Here's the back: View attachment IMG_1423.jpg
 
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