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Old 08-17-2020, 12:24 PM
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It was hard getting a decent photo of the Eagle I found yesterday. I managed a better photo this morning. The lighting wasn’t right yesterday. Name:  73ED4581-C3DE-4D4C-886B-44D55A53A5BC.jpeg
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Old 08-17-2020, 01:03 PM
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Holy smokes, huge congrats!! I never even consider ever finding one.
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Old 08-17-2020, 01:48 PM
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Yes, incredibly great find.

Guessing this is a $1 coin or is an 'Eagle' a $10 coin?
I couldn't read the back in the photo in your other post.
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Old 08-17-2020, 02:49 PM
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Chris, even for CA and west-coast state's hunters, a gold coin is the holy-grail. And on the east coast, EVEN THE TOP NOTCH guys will rarely ever get a gold coin to their name.

You are on the right track to be studying the emigrant trail stuff. Because go-figure: When those easterners packed up their entire life to head this way on the "westward ho" gold rush times, they tended to consolidate all their wealth into weight/cargo-space sensitive loads. Eg.: instead of 500 large cents, they'd have a single $5, etc...... So whereas your relicky sites may not give up a lot of old coins, yet : When it DOES, they are often-time doozies.

There was several ways to CA : Around the horn by ship, or overland. And overland could be through the desert route (then heaven-help you if you got caught in the hot-summers). Or over the Sierras (heaven help you if you got caught in the winter snows). Or compromises like the Oregon route, which had slightly lower passes and elevations (yet added distance).

So you have lots of history at your finger tips ! Congratz on the gold coin.
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Old 08-17-2020, 02:54 PM
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Breathtaking !
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Old 08-17-2020, 04:24 PM
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Thats amazing. I couldn't imagine the feeling of seeing a gold coin in the hole.

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Old 08-19-2020, 01:15 PM
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Big congrats and welcome to the gold coin club.

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Old 08-19-2020, 01:40 PM
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Old 08-19-2020, 03:34 PM
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who needs those pesky east coast LC's anyhow, eh ?
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Old 08-19-2020, 04:57 PM
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Old 08-19-2020, 07:35 PM
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Fantastic! Please give us a nice pic of the reverse too? I don't know my gold coins very well, as I have not dug many...uh...ok...any.


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Old 08-19-2020, 09:41 PM
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Woh !! ... what a treasure, congrats
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Old 08-25-2020, 01:55 PM
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Find of a lifetime....I'm still lookin'.......big congratulations!!!
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Old 08-25-2020, 02:39 PM
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That's a great find!! Congratulations on something 99% of us will never find. Sure would like to hear a little of the backstory on the find.

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Old 08-25-2020, 02:56 PM
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... Sure would like to hear a little of the backstory on the find....
For a mere $10,000 , I can be persuaded to give you the GPS's. MMuuuhahahaha
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Old 08-25-2020, 07:12 PM
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That is just so awesome, you must be over the moon....
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Spectacular find - well done!

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Old 08-26-2020, 10:11 PM
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For a mere $10,000 , I can be persuaded to give you the GPS's. MMuuuhahahaha

Might be worth it Tom. Go halves?


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Old 08-27-2020, 05:08 PM
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I get goose bumps when I look at that coin. Well ok maybe not but damn that is frickin fabulously spectacular off the charts. Congrats and thanks for sharing.

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Old 08-27-2020, 06:08 PM
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A couple of years ago I was contacted by a guy who wanted to get back into detecting. I helped him get equipped (Ace 250) and pinpointer and made sure he was ready to set forth.

A week later he sent me pictures of his SECOND TARGET. A 1876 $20 DOUBLE EAGLE. Every time we talk I tell him that I hate him.
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