Gold Coins

This 1900-S $20 Gold Coin was found in Portland, OR in January of 2004. Dick was very happy to have this be his first Gold coin find. In the same hole was an 1890 V nickel.

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Dick Gaboury

Chris was with his friends Monte Berry and John Aday in January, 1998 detecting sidewalk repair and construction in downtown Hillsboro, OR when he found this very nice 1882-CC $5 Gold Coin .

Chris Beniston

Jim found this wonderful 1853-C $5 gold coin in sidewalk repair in east downtown Portland, OR in December of 2005. Jim uses a Minelab Explorer and this is his first gold coin and is he excited as are the rest of us.


Jim Ward

Tom found his gold coin in a torn up sidewalk that extended the full length of the block. The sidewalk produced over 80 US coins dated 1902 and older and other miscellaneous tokens and items. The coin was found in May of 1999 in Portland, OR using a White's XLT.

Tom Smith

Arnie found this 1905-S in September of 1999 at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds in McMinnville, OR. The circumstances were very unusual, OTTS was hosting a competition hunt at the site, and during the hunt, Arnie dug up this coin, looked at it, and thought they put a gold coin in the field. Well come to find out, it was a natural find and no gold coin was seeded in the field!

Arnie Mauroni

These two Half-Eagles (1901-S & 1909-S) were found in California in the summer 0f 2000. He dug them in the same hole in a parking strip using his (then) trusty XLT.


Roy Roos

Mike found this 1879 Quarter Eagle in a bezel during November 2004 OTTS monthly club outing at a Portland, OR park. Great Find Mike!! Of course he came in first for the day.

Mike Maxon

Chris found this 1376 gold Noble in the fields in England. He was using his White's XLT when he came across the coin all balled up. He didn't know what it was until he unfolded it.

Chris Beniston

Karen found this nearly Unc. 1869-S $2 1/2 gold coin at a homestead site in the Portland, OR area using her first detector she bought for $50. What a great investment!!!


Karen Pelletier

Don found this coin during one of his many trips to England, this one in September of 1999. It is a gold Celtic Kentish type 1/4 Stater minted in approximately 40 BC. It was recovered out of the fields in the English country side.

Don Lieurance