F5 Finds Gold Again!!

#1
I've had my F5 for a week now and it's a blast. Last night took my 12 year old grandson to an old park (mid 1800's) to do some hunting. These were my stomping grounds when I was his age. There's a short steep grassy hill I figured kids throughout the years have been rolling down and hopefully losing some change along the way. After several coins (not very old) he hit a signal. Eventually found a hair pin. A cheap box of 500 hair pin. Checked the hole again. Still a strong signal. Dug a little into the side of the hole and there it was. Not the gold (remember, this story is about the gold). Anyway, I see a round coin. It's bigger than a quarter and smaller than a half dollar. Got it cleaned up at home and barely able to make out what looks like a dragon and the words 'TAI CHING' and some Chinese writing. I found it on the web. It's a 1905 or so TAI-CHING-TI-KUO copper coin. It's actually a copper/bronze alloy. Much of the details are worn off and I suspect most of it before it got buried. Pretty cool find indeed.
So I went back to that same little hill today and found more coins (not very old), a bullet casing, plenty of junk, and another gold ring (my second). This one is the size of a small child's ring. 10k with an amethyst surrounded by 5 little diamonds. It would have been 6, but it was missing one. You know, there's nothing quite like a shiny gold ring looking up at you from a chunk of dirt. :wave:

Dale
 

EBCIII

Well-Known Member
#4
Congrats on the hunting! That Gold will make your day for sure! I would love to see a picture of it and the coin, good work, Beale.
 
#5
Congrats on the Gold Ring :multi: and the old Chinese coin, sounds like you had an awesome hunt and I'm glad to hear you having good success with the F5, way to go. :bthumb:
 

Leon

Digital Camera Moderator
#6
Hello Dale...
I don't remember bumping into you yet so let me say, Welcome to TQ!..
Sounds like you had a nice hunt with your grandson & congrats! on the gold... :bthumb:
Continued Good luck, & Happy hunting~
 
#7
thats awesome!! not only did you find some good stuff but your haveing a great time with your grandson ... thats the true treasure

be safe
 
#8
Here is what our coin would look like in better condition. There are slight differences in the placement of the symbols, so until I can get to a good coin dealer, the best guess is 1900 - 1906 TAI-CHING-TI-KUO copper coin. How it got there is anyone's guess. I sure didn't see that one coming. Anyway, I figured out how to copy and paste, but still having trouble editing to enlarge so you can see the amazing details of this find. I'll get it eventually.

Dale


 
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