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Find of a lifetime
Posted by: 7centsworth
Date: December 27, 2019 07:02PM
Well I found my best civil war relic and best coin all with one find. I got permission on a new spot real close to where I have hunted for years. And man is this going to be good. I started out finding old cans and a modern small caliper bullet and decided to move up the property as I only had about a hour and a half before it got dark. I crossed the gully and about 5 ft past a get a good signal. I dig down and find my first civil war find (melted lead). So I slowed way down and started to circle and a few feet away I got a mixed tone, slight high tone and low tones mixed in on my xterra 70. So I dig down several inches. I was having a hard time finding it. Then I got it out of hole and barely found it with my pinpointer. I flipped it over and there laid gold aluminum foil or so I thought. I was disappointed and then I flipped it over and saw the head on it and then I had to catch my breathe. I was looking at a 1856 gold one dollar coin. My first gold coin. It is bent but I’m not complaining. I no joke sat there for about 20 minutes or longer. I called me wife then Mike and one other buddy before I ever picked it up. I then found all the rest of my finds within 30 foot square. And then it got dark. More to come. Wooo I’m I excited. Not exactly sure what the tweezer looking things are. But I found a eagle button in rough shape and several round balls. One looks to have been pulled. And I think a scabbard tip. The button was only about three inches deep. On a root my pinpointer would find it before I dug.





Christian Ky Boy
Minelab x-terra 70
Minelab pro find



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/27/2019 07:22PM by 7centsworth.




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Re: Find of a lifetime
Posted by: 7centsworth
Date: December 27, 2019 07:32PM
This is what a scabbard tip originally looked like.





Christian Ky Boy
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Re: Find of a lifetime
Posted by: earthlypotluck
Date: December 27, 2019 08:09PM
:surprised: way to go 7centsworth!!!! whether it is bent or has a ding, GOLD is GOLD!! Congratulations on a super lifetime find!!



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Re: Find of a lifetime
Posted by: 7centsworth
Date: December 27, 2019 08:22PM
Thanks. I may be able to calm down by tomorrow. Lol





Christian Ky Boy
Minelab x-terra 70
Minelab pro find

Re: Find of a lifetime
Posted by: RickIowa2009
Date: December 27, 2019 08:39PM
Thats cool

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Re: Find of a lifetime
Posted by: 7centsworth
Date: December 27, 2019 08:42PM
No joke. I just got a tick off of me. In low 60’s here today and get a tick. December 27th and get a tick. I can’t believe it.





Christian Ky Boy
Minelab x-terra 70
Minelab pro find

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Sure glad you called me...........
Posted by: Mike from MI "Iron Brigade"
Date: December 27, 2019 09:25PM
I was glad to share in your excitement. Yes that's a scabbard tip. nice finds, and yep a find of a lifetime!!!!!!

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:canadaflag:Wowzer she be a sweet scoff...ptlN/T
Posted by: Leslie(nova scotia)
Date: December 28, 2019 06:48PM

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Re: Find of a lifetime
Posted by: Missouri--Ma Betty
Date: December 28, 2019 06:49PM
Truly wonderful find of gold--& other finds, Travis! God's blessings during Christmas Season for you for sure! Many more to come in a good search area! :thumbup: Keep breathing--as air is needed even in treasure hunting! Ma

Congratulations.............
Posted by: Greg in Michigan
Date: December 30, 2019 06:39PM
A coin that old is a very good find, but a coin that old and gold is a great find!!!!!
Not sure what I'd do if I found one.
Once again, congratulations