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    Oct 2015
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    Found Two 1/2 Reales on the Same Day 10' Apart

    Found these little gems on the Treasure Coast of Florida after some recent NE swells hit. They were only 10' apart in about 10" of wet sand during my first 20 minutes on the beach. The only other shipwreck item dug that day was this chunk of lead sheeting also shown.
    I've been told by an expert that the Reales were minted in Mexico between 1700-1715 under the rule of King Philip V. The lead sheeting was used on the hulls of the ships in those days for repairs and to slow the affects of wood-worms and barnacles.

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    Have permission... Fill your holes... Dispose of all trash properly... OR... don't metal detect.

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    beachcomber, treasure hunter, fisherman

    Jun 2016
    FL keys
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    Awsome score !! Beautiful little guys !! Earrings for your lady perhaps ? Congrats.!!
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    Two beautiful finds, congratulations!
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  5. #5
    Feb 2018
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    BEAUTIFUL coins and you live so close. I live in Wellington and my parents (Dad detects too) lives in Lox. I've been at the beaches every week looking for a reale! Very nice find!

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    Nov 2017
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