The Metal Detecting Gold Topic

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I'm not bothered about the fact that the only gold I've found was a fragment of modern wedding ring. If gold comes it will be a welcome surprise but I'm genuinely not revved up by the thought of finding it.

However, looking at some of finds above has had me thinking it wouldn't be so bad if a little something turned up... :thumbsup:
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After just 6 months I was lucky enough to find this gold George II Half Guinea from 1759
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Been lucky enough to find gold twice in my 4 year career.

First was this pagoda in November 2018 - a coin from India, minted on behalf of Tipu Sultan and probably brought back by someone who served in the 52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment of Foot for the East India Company at Mysore. It’s dated 1791. First time I’d ever properly researched an area I was going on for an organised dig. It was on an old footpath.
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My second was in January this year - a Georgian wedding ring. Very scratchy signal at the end of a days detecting on my own permission. For some reason the field kept calling me to detect to a thistle, then I could turn round and go. As I did the turn I hear a feint high tone and about 6” down was a nice ring of buttery gold :D
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Few bits of gold I’ve had with the equinox beach and land finds
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Nice finds Duke :thumbsup:
When you get 5 mins spare would you do me a favour and wave that ring with the split in it across your nox and see what the numbers are for it?
Just interested as the machines see split stuff like that and linked chains etc in a different light to a whole ring etc
Just curious to see if its lower down on the scale than you would expect...
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Only found gold the once. I’d been detecting for about a year and a friend messaged me to see if I fancied a few hours with him on his permission which was a 5 minute walk from his house but a 25 minute drive for me. I obviously said yes and headed over! We’d been out for an hour or so and neither of us had found anything of any note. I was in the middle of the field and got a decent signal (70ish as I recall on my Euro Tek Pro) so started digging. On the second shovel full out of the hole the detector indicated the target was somewhere within, as I started breaking the clod I got a flash of yellow....my heart stopped and then out popped this....
Quite obviously broken but the coin in it is a 1 Tellar gold coin. Apparently it was the forerunner of the dollar.
Checked with the farmer to see if he or any of his family had lost it but they hadn’t, he did say that some years back the field had strawberries in it so was probably lost by a picker. Since the ring only dated from the 70’s we scrapped it and went 50/50 on the proceeds.
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Blackadder43 wrote: Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:21 pm Nice finds Duke :thumbsup:
When you get 5 mins spare would you do me a favour and wave that ring with the split in it across your nox and see what the numbers are for it?
Just interested as the machines see split stuff like that and linked chains etc in a different light to a whole ring etc
Just curious to see if its lower down on the scale than you would expect...
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Hi buddy I Carnt quite remeber numbers now but I’ve done a test now but I’m still on the 1.7 update for the nox and in beach 1 and 2 was coming in around 6/7 but I’m sure it was 16 when I found it thinking back
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This is my most recent gold...apart from a small partifact.....it was found last August and it came up about 60 yards away from another gold hammered of the same vintage which I found a few years previously. I remember I mentioned 'elsewhere' :lol: a couple of years ago that I knew that an Agnel d'Or was in this valley somewhere and i really wanted to find it. And to say I was gobsmacked when it popped up in a scrappy corner of a field among the rubble where an old cider press had stood is an understatement.
It came in at firm two-way 13, steady medium tone, (I run 5 tones) on the nox 600. It weighs over 4 grams and I intend to get it straightened one of these days. :lol: My camera doesn't do it justice as it is a bright buttery yellow.
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That's a really nice looking coin. :thumbsup:
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My first gold find I initially thought was a piece of foil from a spray or chemical bottle. It was raining at the time, got a nice signal, found the foil and put it into my finds bag. I kept it and put it into my finds box and when I saw the FLO asked him if he thought it was gold. He said yes, but because it is not patterned or marked couldn't be dated and therefore wouldn't go through the treasure process.

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Then a couple of years ago on my main coin field I was heading back to the car on a hot summers day, got a solid 82 on the Deus hedge fodder program, flipped the hard pack slab to see a nice Edward III quarter noble.

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Just seen this post as still finding my way about :lol: Years ago we were on a club dig, and right at the end of the day, a mate walked thru a patch where loads of us had been detecting all day and found a Edward III quarter noble, we were gobsmacked as to how it had been missed, there were footprints everywhere [note:- never be put off by footprints]
The organizer asked us if we wanted to go back two months later, and we said too true as it was a highly productive site, some of us hit the same field which was in the same condition as we had left it 2 months prior ie not cultivated or anything.
Some of the lads gathered around lunchtime comparing finds, one of my mates was skitting me as i hadnt found anything, I replied saying if i find a hammered i do, if not its not the end of the day,
Late on in the afternoon i was back in the area my mate had found his quarter noble, about 30 yards away i got a nice signal and again the immediate area was awash with footprints, but dug it anyway and i found the top half of a Roman ring, scanning the hole again i got another signal and thought surely it cant be the other half, peering into the hole i saw the glint of gold and i was gobsmacked to find my 1st ever hammered gold in 18 years of detecting, and yes another Edward III quarter noble :thumbsup: I just laid of the ground in celebration patting the ground as didnt want the area swamped, after doing the area for about 10 more minutes did i do the dance, much to everyones surprise, my mate who had gone home by this time was a tad miffed :lol: :lol: :lol: that day will stay with me forever :Party: :Party:
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There have been some amazing finds from you folks, and i'm not jealous one bit, nope, no sireee, not an ounce of jealousy here at all
*wheres me ban hammer* :lol:

Great stories too, and shows just keep detecting even where others have already been :thumbsup:
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Blackadder43 wrote: Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:32 pm There have been some amazing finds from you folks, and i'm not jealous one bit, nope, no sireee, not an ounce of jealousy here at all
*wheres me ban hammer* :lol:

Great stories too, and shows just keep detecting even where others have already been :thumbsup:
Totally agree some stunning finds, and iv more to post yet :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Well here's my last gold find in March this year in my back garden believe it or not( the ring) ,, I've been lucky on the gold coin front with unearthing 12 gold coins in my time swinging,, here's the last 1
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Just my two best ones then.... :D
August Bank Holiday Monday 2017 I think. Absolutely hooning down with rain, had offered the Club a day out on 100 acres but nobody wanted to go so went with 2 mates. Nice signal, about 3 inches down, flipped it with the spade and thought it was a bottle top until I touched it. The gamekeeper heard the "Yessssss!" in his house about 800 yards away. My mates were out of sight in the field!
Medieval gold half-ryal of Edward IV (first reign; 1461-70); Light Coinage (1464/5-70; North 1558), mint: York. Ref: North 1991: 85-6.
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And a teeny weeny Early Medieval gold Tremissis/shilling, 12mm in diameter 1.21 grams.
A detecting rally in Essex with a monster hangover I had been wandering aimlessly around the field got a "little lead signal" and this popped out of the clod. I nearly cried.......
Mint and moneyer unknown, Sutherland II.v: Two emperors type dating to c. AD 650-670, pierced for suspension. Coins of this type cannot be firmly attributed to a particular Anglo-Saxon kingdom as, although they have in the past been attributed to the kingdom of Kent, distribution of finds could also support an East Anglian origin.
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Took 4 years to go through the process thanks to a house move (misplaced) and a poorly FLO (locked in safe) and was eventually disclaimed when somebody asked the coroner if the hole that made it Treasure was contemporary to the coin.................................... :thumbsup:
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