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My First Spanish Silver Coin/1782 Spanish 2 Reale

My First Spanish Silver Coin/1782 Spanish 2 Reale
June 19, 2011 07:45PM
A friend of a neighbor let me hunt a small chunk of property near his driveway in Stafford, Virginia a few weeks ago and this beauty was buried down about 4 inches in the soft sweet soil.

After digging over 75 shotgun shells and modern bullets, this 1782 Spanish Silver 2 Reale coin popped out of the ground. It looked like a silver 50 cent piece at first so I put in in my finds case and took it home to clean up later. After I got home and with just a little warm water, it cleaned up as nice as it was when it was dropped over 200 years ago. The property owner said that there was an old colonial road about 10 feet from his present driveway that paralleled it for about 20 yards. He said plenty of folks had detected on his property over the years and that a few Civil War era bullets were found here and there but nothing spectacular.

I guess it was too "junkie" for most folks to hunt. But having learned from CRESKOL "Rob" "that under the junk, lots of old goodies lie" I kept at it and found my first Spanish Reale.

Thanks Rob and thanks for looking!!



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/19/2011 07:53PM by deltamann.


Re: My First Spanish Silver Coin/1782 Spanish 2 Reale
June 24, 2011 01:40PM
Holy cow! Was there a Spanish settlement in Stafford? This gives me hope!! I'm hunting an area I got permission from the owner along Robinson River, so far finding lots of junk!! I just keep at it!!



Mountain girl of Madison Va
congrats
June 21, 2011 09:03PM
that was my first one two weeks ago...
Doesn't get any better than BIG spanish silver
June 21, 2011 08:11PM
Congrats on a great find!
Beautiful coin, Barry. Congratulations! (n/t)
June 21, 2011 10:16AM
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Good Find! Can't go Wrong Listening to Cresko!l Congrats! (n/t)
June 20, 2011 08:01PM
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great looking coin Barry !!! (n/t)
June 20, 2011 07:59PM
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Congrat's.... (n/t)
June 20, 2011 06:12PM
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Great recovery Barry--super condition also (n/t)
June 20, 2011 12:02PM
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EXCELLENT FIND BARRY...!!!!!! (n/t)
June 20, 2011 11:47AM
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grinning smiley .. That's a beauty, Barry! (n/t)
June 20, 2011 09:04AM
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~~ "There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy's life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure." Mark Twain ~~
Great looking First Congrats (n/t)
June 19, 2011 11:30PM
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Nice coin Barry. (n/t)
June 19, 2011 11:03PM
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Congratulations on the Reale!! (n/t)
June 19, 2011 09:57PM
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Congratulations it's high on my wish llist (n/t)
June 19, 2011 09:15PM
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James A. Farley
Very nice coin... (n/t)
June 19, 2011 07:56PM
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