Jump to content
Cal_Cobra

Bucket Lister!! Less Than 100 Known!! $5 Gold Half Eagle Dug!!

Recommended Posts

3 hours ago, Jackpine said:

Brian

Congratulations on your first gold coin.  That it is a rare one makes it that more exciting for you I am sure. :ohmy:

I'll probably never sell it, but it does make it more fun when you find a rare one.  This old site has produced a few rare coins, same place I dug my rare 1860-S Seated quarter and an 1837 British silver one shilling coin from. 

Thanks and HH,
Brian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I missed seeing what detector you found this with?  Could you remind me?

This is worthy of an article in one of the  hardcopy magazines such as Western and Eastern Treasures or Lost Treasure.  It also would likely be highlighted by the detector manufacturer in their newsletters, webpages, etc.  It could even make the mainstream media.  That's just how impressive this find is, IMO.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, GB_Amateur said:

I missed seeing what detector you found this with?  Could you remind me?

This is worthy of an article in one of the  hardcopy magazines such as Western and Eastern Treasures or Lost Treasure.  It also would likely be highlighted by the detector manufacturer in their newsletters, webpages, etc.  It could even make the mainstream media.  That's just how impressive this find is, IMO.

 

Thanks, appreciate the positive sentiments!

I was using the Nokta Impact, running @ 20kHz, Di3 mode (my preferred relic hunting mode) with the factory 11" DD. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice to see you posting on this forum...Get Tom over here now.......after all whats just one more little itty bitty forum :biggrin:

strick

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice coin!  I'm sure there are more there. You will find them next season!

Not to take away from your great find but I did dig one of those 1858S half eagles that you referenced. I know how you felt when that came out.....   Congrats again on your great find!

do we all do this or what??

 

IMG_0876.jpg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, LipCa said:

Nice coin!  I'm sure there are more there. You will find them next season!

Not to take away from your great find but I did dig one of those 1858S half eagles that you referenced. I know how you felt when that came out.....   Congrats again on your great find!

do we all do this or what??

 

IMG_0876.jpg

She's a beauty!  How'd she clean up?

HH,
Brian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, strick said:

Nice to see you posting on this forum...Get Tom over here now.......after all whats just one more little itty bitty forum :biggrin:

strick

I'm shocked he's not here already, he's on forums I didn't even know existed - lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, LipCa said:

Not to take away from your great find but I did dig one of those 1858S half eagles that you referenced.   (cut some text) Do we all do this or what??

Maybe every detectorist in California.  Got any room in that state for one more?

The 1858-S is almost twice as rare according to its estimate of 45 in existance.  (Do they know about yours??)  Coins this rare just don't 'appear' often.  For comparison sake note that the very desirable/coveted 1916-D Mercury Dime has an estimated survival of 10,000.  Understandably most of those are in the lower grades.

http://www.pcgscoinfacts.com/Coin/Detail/4906

You guys are to be envied (and I'm doing that right now)!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's the 1858S.... quick pics with phone so not very good.

Yours is a much better looking coin.

 

Clipboard02.jpg

Clipboard01.jpg

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • By tboykin
      Latest expedition - pocket gold hunting in Oregon. Rough gold found with White's Metal Detectors. Can't be more specific than that.
      Total weight for the day around 1/2 oz.



    • By Lunk
      After being tied up last weekend, I was finally able to get out into the hills with the Equinox today, and decided to spend some time fine-tuning the settings on the Gold Search Mode. I also decided to give max sensitivity a go on the mildly mineralized areas and, while it made the Nox quite sparky, I had no problem sorting out the various noises and homing in on the gold. While gridding a small area that has been hit hard with various VLFs, the Equinox hit a solid, repeatable target that read 1-2 on the display - right in the small nugget range. Upon recovering the target, I found that it was indeed a small nugglet. 🤘 


      I checked the dig hole before backfilling it and still heard a nice, crisp 1-2; a little more  digging and BOOYAH: another golden goodie! This process went on 3 more times, for a total of 5 pieces of gold out of the one hole...I like it when that happens! And just inches away, the EQX snagged 2 more nugglets. Needless to say, I’m astounded by the performance of this machine at locating some pretty tiny gold.
      Total weight 0.38 of a gram:

    • By Hard Prospector
      Anyone have any insight on this new machine from Nokta? Saw it advertised on a internet discount detector sales site (guess.....yep that's the one), kind of looks like a "futuristic GB2". Man this company never sleeps.

    • By TabZilla
      Stumbled upon this beauty in the woods behind a hotel in Nashville a few weeks ago. 1/2 hour hunt turned a couple modern bullets , 2 modern coins , a few cans, and this 1918 merc. You just never know!


    • By mn90403
      Thursday I went out to a Southern California gold location with a couple of friends.  The intention was to prospect hard all day but things didn't work out quite that way.  We did get a chance to hunt on an old patch that had raked hills and then another area where a quartz stringer had been chipped at many years ago.  My friends attacked the raked hills which they thought had been detected with GB2s.  They had 7000s. (I had my 7000 with me but I wanted to swing something different!)  I started out on some of the same little hills but quickly tired of nothing good and I headed for some areas that had not been raked.  
      We spent about an hour at this location and we were about to leave when I got a signal on my 800.  It was a 1.  I did a bit of a foot scrape and pick scrape and it was still there.  This time it was not foil.  I scrapped a bit more and was encouraged by its depth of 4 inches.  I came upon a piece of quartz and got it out of the way and the signal was gone.  I swung and the signal was in the quartz but the rock was dirty.  I put it in my pouch with the other trash.  It weighs about a pound and a half.  We left.
      About 2 hours later we stopped at another place to explore and I had time to pour some bottled tea on the quartz.  I looked and tested and my friend had a loop and he said it is definitely gold.  I looked and sure enough it is.  I haven't been able to do a specific gravity test on it yet but I don't think there is much gold.  Upon further testing the 7000 can see it from about 15 inches above on an air test and the 800 can see it about 8 inches.  There are a couple of more dense masses in it somewhere but I'm just glad the 800 could see it.  I was in Gold 1.
      Mitchel

×