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Old 06-16-2018, 02:56 PM
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Smile First old coin after 10 years

So I've been metal detecting for about 10 years. I've found plenty of jewelry, but only one wheat cent and no silver coins. The way I've always rationalized it to myself is that in in California we don't have dozens of colonial coppers and $5 gold pieces per square foot like the East Coast guys.

Anyhow, found this yesterday at a sidewalk tear-out:



Condition is poor, but the date is visible, and it's 117 years old!

My wife is already wearing the silver ring I found nearby:

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Old 06-16-2018, 03:22 PM
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Nice work! You deserved it for hanging in that long. Congrats on the V and Sterling!

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Old 06-16-2018, 03:39 PM
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Congrats dave, I haven't found one of those yet in our paved over North Bay Area. A rare coin around here!

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Old 06-16-2018, 05:10 PM
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That's great that you unearth that old coin. The ring looks pretty good as well. Finds like that keep you fired up to search for more. Big Congrats!

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Old 06-16-2018, 09:20 PM
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Congrats on the V. Lots of old coins and silver coins in California.

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Old 06-16-2018, 10:21 PM
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Congrats on the V, i have yet to dig one. Hope it doesnt take another 10 years, but in 10 years I hope i am still digging nickels!

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Old 06-16-2018, 10:27 PM
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Nice digs, some towns don't have a long history. These "newer" towns are tough to find the old stuff.

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Old 06-16-2018, 10:32 PM
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Congrats Steve! Lots of orchards there, I grew up in Sunnyvale. If I were to hunt around there I would hit up Ortega elementary and the surrounding park area....

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Old 06-16-2018, 10:56 PM
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Great finds!

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Old 06-16-2018, 11:32 PM
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Nice V! Love that ring!

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Old 06-17-2018, 06:35 AM
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Congrats on the V nickel...10 years is a long time!

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Old 06-17-2018, 07:24 AM
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Never got a V.....man I gotta start digging those nickel signals, I want one.

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Old 06-17-2018, 03:28 PM
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I've been hunting a long time and never got a V. Congratulations. I always thought that your state would hold more gold coins, hope you get one!
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Old 06-17-2018, 06:07 PM
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Congrats!! Isnít funny how that coin was just sitting there for you to find!!! Is it the man or the machine? Both!

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Old 06-17-2018, 07:08 PM
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Congradulations on the V .. lol east coast guys with 5 largies and a gold coin per square yard 🙂.
Love it when you west coast guys do that 👍
Here in fly over country we stay under the radar .
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Old 06-17-2018, 09:30 PM
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Awesome! Congrats on bagging an oldie - you waited a long time for that coin!

As an East Coast MDer I have found a few largies, but I must keep walking over all the $5 gold pieces - maybe I need to check my discrimination settings.
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:25 PM
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Nice finds, congrats!

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Old 06-18-2018, 01:59 PM
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Congrats! I donít find many old coins either... congrats on the V!

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Old 06-19-2018, 11:00 PM
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Nice finds and pics to go with it. Congrats!

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