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Killer finds, strick..!
Please tell me there's a " CC " on the rev of that 1874 too.. :cool:

Swamp 

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I'm glad you showed your trash/relic pile.  It took a lot of digging to get to a gold coin.  Persistance, Patience, Perseverance!!!

GaryC/Oregon Coast

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4 hours ago, Lunk said:

Bro, not familiar with "packet"? From the context I gather that it means quite a bit or alot; I couldn't find it on a web search of NZ slang.

Probably Australian slang, I lived there most of my life and Australians are the kings of slang ?

it means alot.

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That explains it, thanks Phrunt.

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Chuck,  Sorry I am late to the party...again.  Buddy I personally know the feeling you went through.  My 1st (after 20+ yrs detecting) was an 1852 US $ 2.5  Quarter Eagle (1 year apart).  But my friend....your discovery is pristine condition and without seeing it in my hand, I'd say XF or maybe even AU-50.  Certainly a "once in a lifetime" recovery my friend and I hope you display it some how.  Now the extra good news.  As Cal stated, the 1856-S Seated Dime is a key date coin (70K minted) and probably worth more than the gold coin.  I realize money is not the object, but make sure to take extra care when handling and cleaning silver and gold coins as they can easily get damaged. 1 grade difference can be $500 or more.

The other finds from the site are really nice too.  So glad to see another one of my friends and customers finding there 1st gold coin.  Tell Merton I said hello too...I actually train him on gold machines 10+ years ago and he has had some great hunts.

Hats off to you and what a way to end the year.

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Cant beat the beautiful California motherload country!

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On December 23, 2018 at 8:51 AM, Swampstomper Al said:

Killer finds, strick..!
Please tell me there's a " CC " on the rev of that 1874 too.. :cool:

Swamp 

 Swamp I'm Still looking for that CC coin one of these days!

strick

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Wow man!! I obviously haven't been on the forum in a while, what a fantastic find! Hell, I would be stoked for just the flask, you killed it!

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