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    My finds in Mexican virgin lands.

    Hello Everyone, I have been a long time lurker of this website And finally I'm able to share with you guys my finds. The area where I found these items Is in the state of Jalisco mexico, I came across this plot of land by accident And got permission to hunt (the owner is my dads friend). I was there for two weeks in May of this year and was only able to hunt for 2 to 3 hour every day, And every day we went out we came back with 2 to 3 silvers. As you can see these coins range anywhere from the late 1600s to about 1850 Included are some hacienda tokens an municipal currency. This place where we found everything doesn't show or have any sort of ruins that would suggest that there was ever anything there, That plot of land is actually used for cattle grazing and some farming, And most of the stuff found was no deeper than 10 inches. I hunt with a Garrett AT Pro and my dad uses a Garrett Ace 350. My dad is retired and lives down there and he has been hunting here and there and every time he's gone back he finds silver and lots of coppers dating back to these dates. I am planning my return in the next few months And I am excited to see what else we will find.
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    Welcome to Treasure Net !!
    If you wish, can you show those coins and tokens close up? (especially the 1600s and the Hacienda tokens)?
    Hacienda tokens are a great reflection of Mexican history; a time when (unfortunately) ranch hands were treated as serfs and were paid with hacienda tokens --some with fantasy denominations--that could be traded in only at the company store--based on the value of the national currency at the time of redemption. In many cases, the cost of the company store's product prices were inflated enough so that no 'vig' was necessary to be added to the conversion process.
    Don.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon
    Welcome to Treasure Net !!
    If you wish, can you show those coins and tokens close up? (especially the 1600s and the Hacienda tokens)?
    Hacienda tokens are a great reflection of Mexican history; a time when (unfortunately) ranch hands were treated as serfs and were paid with hacienda tokens --some with fantasy denominations--that could be traded in only at the company store--based on the value of the national currency at the time of redemption. In many cases, the cost of the company store's product prices were inflated enough so that no 'vig' was necessary to be added to the conversion process.
    Don.......
    Hello Don, here are some close ups.
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    Jalisco, Jalisco
    Tu tienes tu novia
    que es Guadalajara
    Muchacha bonita, la perla mas rara
    De toda Jalisco es mi Guadalajara.
    Beautiful, wonderful finds. Your father is very lucky to live in paradise, when he passes away he won't have to travel far to get to heaven. AND, you are very lucky to get to visit and find all that treasure. Buenas suerte amigo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by austin View Post
    Jalisco, Jalisco
    Tu tienes tu novia
    que es Guadalajara
    Muchacha bonita, la perla mas rara
    De toda Jalisco es mi Guadalajara.
    Beautiful, wonderful finds. Your father is very lucky to live in paradise, when he passes away he won't have to travel far to get to heaven. AND, you are very lucky to get to visit and find all that treasure. Buenas suerte amigo...
    You are right about that Austin. We are going to keep looking, we know that there is much more to be found!

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    twan-gator, thanx for sharing. Obviously something had to have been on that spot, in antiquity. Like an old house, or market, or campsite, or something. This is too many good coin-finds to have simply "random fumble finger" losses from the the mere occasional cattle workers over the centuries.

    Nice job!

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    Just a guess: The last one on the right is from Zacatecas; more specifically, the TAR brand from the Hacienda Trancoso.
    The 1/8 token represents 1/8th peso.
    Top row right seems to have the word: Colotlan--as is the area of Colotlan, Jalisco (sorry no accent mark).It's also a 1/8 peso token.
    Don...

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    Oct 2007
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    Very cool finds. I have lots of family in Jalisco and Coahuila.
    Just like Texas in 1880.

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    Chris

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    Welcome amigo! Some nice stuff there,you and your Dad ought to do real well at that site. God Bless Chris
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  10. #10
    Charter Member
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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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    The token below the cluster of coins (with an eagle) is dated 1838 (ano de 1838).
    The token to the right of the cluster of coins had a value of 1/4th peso
    Don..
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    Zack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon
    Welcome to Treasure Net !!
    If you wish, can you show those coins and tokens close up? (especially the 1600s and the Hacienda tokens)?
    Hacienda tokens are a great reflection of Mexican history; a time when (unfortunately) ranch hands were treated as serfs and were paid with hacienda tokens --some with fantasy denominations--that could be traded in only at the company store--based on the value of the national currency at the time of redemption. In many cases, the cost of the company store's product prices were inflated enough so that no 'vig' was necessary to be added to the conversion process.
    Don.......
    Teach me something new every time im on here mackaydon

  12. #12

    Nov 2007
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    it looks like a counterfeit Seated Lib....upper left corner??

    Simply incredible site and quite a range in dates there!!
    What relics have surfaced?
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon





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    Quote Originally Posted by kuger
    it looks like a counterfeit Seated Lib....upper left corner??

    Simply incredible site and quite a range in dates there!!
    What relics have surfaced?
    Hello Kuger, what looks like a seated liberty is a 1/4 real from the state of Jalisco. And Relic wise, musket balls, drawer handles, nails, religious medals, TONS of buttons and bullets.
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    Nov 2007
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    Sounds awesome....I am envious!!
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon





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    Welcome to the forum, those are some incredible finds!

 

 
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