May 23, 2019 10:45PM avatar
I believe he's at 12 or maybe 13 Gold Coins now. In his favor if the fact he lives in and detects mostly in California, and works a lot of older places down there, plus California had a lot of gold coin activity. Carrying and spending and coin loss. Since I posted this thread one more person I personally know and hunt with, informed me of their good fortune and sent an e-mail photo of his/her find-of-a-lifetime. She/he also used more of an 'entry level' detector to score that reward.

By request I was asked not to divulge their name, just like the L.G. I referenced to in my post. His initials were all he wanted me to divulge, but he did say I could mention his gender. As for me, the one, and only one, gold coin I have found was in the small town where I was the Chief of Police. I hunt a lot of towns, the older the better, and I seek any and all renovation work I can. I take more of a Beep-and-Dig approach and try not to 'cherry pick' or be too selective because I hope to find keepers others have left behind.

I have concentrated on hunting ghost towns and other popular-use early era sites since May of '69, and especially concentrated on ghost towns since July of '83. Only hit 3 or 4 old places in California, but many, many ghost towns, pioneer and military encampments, homesteads, recreation sites and dance hall locations in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Washington and Wyoming, but heavily concentrated on places in Oregon, Utah and Nevada. All places with the potential, but so far the only Gold Coin I have chanced upon was the one in 1978.

54 Years and 2½ Months of very dedicated Avid Detecting, but only one Gold piece. But I haven' given up, and I'll hang in there as long as I can to put in the effort to try and up that number. We just never know when or where we'll chance upon a special find.

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Gold Coins and the Finders I've known.

Monte 364 May 23, 2019 08:11AM

Re: Gold Coins and the Finders I've known. Hers mine 1859 $5 Attachments

Kickindirt 325 May 24, 2019 08:42AM

Re: Gold Coins and the Finders I've known. Hers mine 1859 $5

Utah1971 142 May 27, 2019 11:09AM

Re: Gold Coins and the Finders I've known. Here's mine 1859 $5. Thanks Eric see you soon buddy!! N/T

Kickindirt 146 May 27, 2019 11:35AM

Here’s my 1859 $5. thumbs up

UtahRich 182 May 27, 2019 10:37AM

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OregonGregg 151 May 27, 2019 11:52AM

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Kickindirt 155 May 27, 2019 12:03PM

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Kickindirt 135 May 27, 2019 10:49AM

Re: Gold Coins and the Finders I've known. Hers mine 1859 $5

jmaryt 172 May 24, 2019 06:52PM

Re: Gold Coins and the Finders I've known. Hers mine 1859 $5

Kickindirt 152 May 24, 2019 07:17PM

Re: Gold Coins and the Finders I've known. Hers mine 1859 $5

jmaryt 117 May 26, 2019 09:38AM

Re: Gold Coins and the Finders I've known. Hers mine 1859 $5

NWCindy 161 May 24, 2019 11:18AM

Re: Gold Coins and the Finders I've known. Hers mine 1859 $5

OregonGregg 170 May 24, 2019 11:16AM

Re: Gold Coins and the Finders I've known. Hers mine 1859 $5

Kickindirt 158 May 24, 2019 11:26AM

Re: Gold Coins and the Finders I've known. Hers mine 1859 $5

NWCindy 172 May 24, 2019 11:20AM

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D&P-OR 213 May 23, 2019 10:22AM

Tom's Gold Coin success and thoughts forthe rest of us.

Monte 196 May 23, 2019 10:45PM

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Cal_Cobra 147 May 31, 2019 11:12AM

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NWCindy 241 May 24, 2019 08:29PM

I don't know if you know him, personally, or have hunted with him.

Monte 202 May 25, 2019 02:15PM

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NWCindy 234 May 25, 2019 04:08PM

Re: I don't know if you know him, personally, or have hunted with him.

NWCindy 215 May 25, 2019 04:03PM

Cindy, please read the replies before you respond. Also, if you will, quit with the 'woman' talk.

Monte 174 May 27, 2019 03:15AM

Re: Cindy, please read the replies before you respond. Also, if you will, quit with the 'woman' talk.

WM6 159 May 27, 2019 09:00AM

WM6, here is a corrected reply.

Monte 217 May 27, 2019 11:04AM

Re: WM6, here is a corrected reply.

WM6 158 May 28, 2019 06:29AM

Re: WM6, here is a corrected reply.

jmaryt 150 May 28, 2019 09:00AM

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OregonGregg 257 May 25, 2019 07:40PM

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NWCindy 168 May 26, 2019 12:10AM

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D&P-OR 183 May 25, 2019 07:55PM

Re: I don't know if you know him, personally, or have hunted with him.

D&P-OR 170 May 25, 2019 05:36PM

Re: Tom's Gold Coin success and thoughts forthe rest of us.

WM6 216 May 24, 2019 08:20AM

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Cal_Cobra 154 May 31, 2019 11:27AM

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WM6 158 June 03, 2019 06:46AM



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