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  1. #1
    robbuckalew

    Vacation yields SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!

    Went on vacation to North Carolina To visit the in-laws. I was at the beach and digging up modern stuff when I ran into this Older gentleman named Herb. We talked for a while and it seemed as if he took a liking to me because he asked me if I wanted to join him at his secret spot. I said sure, he looked as if he really needed some company, off we went.
    We drove for about a half an hour when we finally stopped off this dirt road which seemed to be in the middle of nowhere.
    He told me it was about a quarter mile walk into the woods. At this point I wondered if he was going to murder me and eat my liver

    When we got there I thought to myself "this old man is crazy." There was nothing around but trees but I started swinging.
    Half an hour later, not getting one hit I get a quarter signal and it was deep. Nine inches later The shimmer of silver was looking at me. At first I thought cool a silver quarter but after inspection I realized that it was not a quarter, it was not even from the United States . It turns out to be an 1818 2 reale!!! My heart was jumping out of my chest. At that point a let out a loud "wooohooo" Herb came over to see what I had found. I showed him the coin and he said "nice job kid"and reached into his pocket and pulled out 3 more spanish silver all 2 reales. I couldn't believe my eyes. That is when he said he has pulled out about 60-65 spanish silver reales at this spot. And only one other person knows about this spot other than me and you. We parted ways after a few more hours of hunting.
    That was the only significant thing I found on vacation other than a cool story and a good friend. We exchanged phone numbers and will be keeping in touch.





  2. #2
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    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
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    Re: Vacation yields SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!

    great looking find and we are
    glad he didnt kill you and eat
    your body parts for supper...
    ALLEN

  3. #3
    us
    Feb 2007
    Tacoma, WA
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    Re: Vacation yields SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!

    Nice story! If I would have seen some some wild onions growing in the area I might have thought hmmmm....Liver and Onions!
    "Just remember, when the silver coins won't come up, you can't stop em!"  Revised YOGI-ism

  4. #4
    robbuckalew

    Re: Vacation yields SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mcmurphi
    Nice story! If I would have seen some some wild onions growing in the area I might have thought hmmmm....Liver and Onions!

  5. #5

    Nov 2007
    Largo, Florida
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    Re: Vacation yields SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!

    Just watched five hours of Serial Killer documentaries, so the beginning of your post got me a little nervous. But then I figured, "hey, he still around to write it!" Amazing act of kindness on his part, hope you get together again real soon. Hell, just move down there!

  6. #6
    robbuckalew

    Re: Vacation yields SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by curbdiggercarl57
    Just watched five hours of Serial Killer documentaries, so the beginning of your post got me a little nervous. But then I figured, "hey, he still around to write it!" Amazing act of kindness on his part, hope you get together again real soon. Hell, just move down there!
    We are actually thinking about moving down there

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    us
    Sep 2008
    Albany, NY
    White's Vision/White's Matrix M6/Minleab Excalibur
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    Re: Vacation yields SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!

    That's a beautiful coin! I can't wait to find my first reale.

  8. #8
    us
    Mar 2009
    Nashville, TN
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    Re: Vacation yields SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!

    What a great find. What is a coin like that worth?
    "Us boys' all took a small part in the fracas."...Sam R. Watkins, CSA, Company "Aytch".

  9. #9
    robbuckalew

    Re: Vacation yields SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!

    I don't really know

  10. #10

    Oct 2007
    San Diego
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    Re: Vacation yields SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!

    A lot of generosity in this hobby.....that's quite the new friend you made. Sounds like he has pounded the spot to death if he has pulled 60+ reales out of there and you guys weren't digging many targets. Nice coin!
    Jim in So. Cal.
    Fisher F75, Minelab E-Trac, Whites Surf PI Dual Field

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    us
    Oct 2004
    Leetonia Ohio
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    Re: Vacation yields SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!

    Wow,that was nice of that old man to share his spot with you! I share my spots with a few friends. Plenty for all,I guess.I hve 3 spanish 2 reales,so far 1775,1782,and a no date. Not worth much,but cool finds! I love the history,behind them,which is worth more

  12. #12
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    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
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    Re: Vacation yields SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!

    to share a honey hole is a kind offer indeed * -- next trip he eats your liver ----- thats how bi polar serial killers work sort of good guy / insane guy --which ones going to show up today --- today was a "good day" cuz he was on his meds and loving the world .

    seriously older folks often "out live" their freinds --its a sad thing but it happens --and as a "detector nerd" it can be hard to meet folks who share our interest in the hobby --glad you made a "new" old freind

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    Feb 2008
    spokane,wa.
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    Re: Vacation yields SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!

    That is a great post. Watch out for Jeramiah Johnson though. Jimbob

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    Nice!!! Glad someone on vacation got to detect. :-)

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    us
    Dec 2007
    South Central PA
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    Re: Vacation yields SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!

    Didn't your parents teach you not to leave with strangers?..lol j/k but you know what Strangers have the best Metal Detecting sites...lol
    some people call me the creeper ,cuz they don't know my name or face - Alice Cooper

 

 
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