Treasure Tim and his Minelab CTX 3030 uncover another Half Sovereign

I hadn’t had a spare full weekend to go relic hunting with my Minelab CTX 3030 for a month or so since I was lucky enough to find an 1856 Sydney mint half sovereign.

Saturday I had walked into an old mining area in central Victoria which had been mined by hundreds of diggers from about 1852 through until about the 1870’s or so. Normally most of these areas have been detected by someone over the years but I immediately noticed that there was a lot of easy, large non-ferrous targets laying around on the diggings, and shallow, which suggested I may have been one of the first here!

This is always exciting, but rare to find these days for myself. Encouraged by this I spent most of Saturday digging hundreds of old metal objects with some interesting finds including a nice cricket belt buckle and a few silver shillings, among other things. It was a large area and I hoped that if I spent time and dug everything, that I could be lucky enough to find another gold sovereign!!

This has always been on my mind since finding my first one 2 years ago! The Sunday I went back to the same area and it wasn’t long before I had another gold coin in my hand, from only about 5-6 inches deep !!

This time, a beautiful 1858 Sydney mint half sovereign, and in exceptionally good condition. I couldn’t and still don’t believe my luck. I was also lucky to find a nice traders token and yet another cricket themed buckle.

1858 Half Sovereign Cricket Belt Buckle Minelab CTX 3030 Metal Detector Finds 1858 Sydney Half Sovereign

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About Treasure Tim

Tim works at Miners Den Australia’s Bendigo store ‘BendigoGold’. Having an interest in both Gold Prospecting and Treasure Hunting he is available to offer Miners Den Australia customers advice and support in their pursuit treasure hunting adventures and Gold Nuggets. Tim will be sharing his finds and advice regularly on the Miners Den Australia blog, so make sure you check back to see some fantastic finds and valuable tips on getting the best out of your Minelab Gold, Treasure and Adventure metal detectors! Having uncovered 1000's of historic relics and many ounces of gold nuggets Tim is perfect person to help you hone your skills and get you discovering more of the good stuff more often. Tim can be contacted via email

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