Have any of the metal detectorists on the Forums ever found any gold coins while detecting?
If so, tell your story.
The US based, MD gold coin find story I recall is one that took place in Monterey, Cal. During a severe winter storm 20-30 years ago the ocean waves stripped the local beaches of most of the sand (the sand was washed out to sea, only later to be redeposited). During a break in the stormy weather a metal dectectorist went to the shoreline and swung a coil around. By doing so he got a signal and dug up a $20.00 Liberty gold coin from the 1800s that had been buried excessively deep.
Cool story, as I have walked along the beaches in Monterey many times, wondering what was buried under the sand beneath my feet.