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  1. #1
    umrgolf

    1788 2.5 reales

    As KylePA would probably put it, I put on my colonial thinking cap today. I ventured back to the site that produced the bent 1789 one reale after work. That coin had come from a soybean field adjacent to this real old house on the property. Nowthis house was built in the 1780's and the owner had told me before I couldn't go in the yard on previous attempts. So today, I met the owner's son and he said 'sure go ahead, dad won't mind' I told him dad had already turned me down so he went and asked. I had one hour of daylight and these are the finds. Before I go, I will say this.. It is one thing to dig these type of coins in a field but is very surreal digging them right next to a house that was built in the same decade. (these coins were about 30 feet apart) Hopefully I'll have a similar post this weekend Enjoy! HH Jeff
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    NEW PICS BELOW (6th and 7th down)

    UPDATE... just got off the phone with my diggin buddy, the 1/2 reale appears to be a Lima, Peru mintmark (M overlapping an E) definately not a mexico mint like the 2 reale .. any of the spanish experts out there feel free to pitch in ur 2 cents.. always willing to learn something new



    1788 1/2 reale & 1788 2 reale uncleaned

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    buttons (love the big tombac )

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    couple odd lead bullets, a musketball, and a buckle piece

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  3. #2
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    Re: 1788 2 1/2 reales

    Nice gilt on that one button

  4. #3

    May 2009
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    Re: 1788 2 1/2 reales

    Holy crap, you hauled in the Colonial candy for sure. I know what it feels like to dig a 2 Reales. I dug two last year and they both got my Colonial heart pumping. You are off to a great start for 2010.

    Now, if I only could get out to sweep.

    Kirk
    Keep the passion high!

  5. #4
    umrgolf

    Re: 1788 2 1/2 reales

    Quote Originally Posted by 4-H
    Nice gilt on that one button
    Back is pretty, front not so much

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk PA
    Holy crap, you hauled in the Colonial candy for sure. I know what it feels like to dig a 2 Reales. I dug two last year and they both got my Colonial heart pumping. You are off to a great start for 2010.

    Now, if I only could get out to sweep.

    Kirk
    Thanks Kirk! speaking of the 2010 start, I've dug 4 coins so far this year (in order) 1860 IH, 1827 LC, 1788 1/2, 1788 2
    no clad nothing else thats it wish they could all go this way

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    Re: 1788 2 1/2 reales

    fantastic Jeff!! congrats
    Debby

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    Re: 1788 2 1/2 reales

    Way to go for it!
    Congratulations!!

    Ty

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  8. #7
    umrgolf

    Re: 1788 2 1/2 reales

    Quote Originally Posted by cntrydncr1
    fantastic Jeff!! congrats
    Thanks Deb Happy 2010!

    Quote Originally Posted by tymcmurray
    Way to go for it!
    Congratulations!!

    Ty
    Thanks Ty! It turned out much better than expected

  9. #8
    ca
    Feb 2009
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    Re: 1788 2 1/2 reales

    Now that's a really sweet hunt. Big congrats!
    Did the son come back after he went into ask pa?

  10. #9
    umrgolf

    Re: 1788 2 1/2 reales

    Quote Originally Posted by pepperj
    Now that's a really sweet hunt. Big congrats!
    Did the son come back after he went into ask pa?
    Haha, yes.. He told me to dig away and dig I did

  11. #10
    us
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    Re: 1788 2 1/2 reales

    WTG!!

  12. #11
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    Re: 1788 2 1/2 reales

    Fantastic finds! I can only dream of finding stuff like that right now. With 5" of snow on the ground, 10 degrees F, and 6 inches more snow on the way here tomorrow...you guys are KILLING ME. Arrrrrrrrrrrrgh...I wanna go detecting!

  13. #12
    us
    Mar 2009
    Kentucky
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    Re: 1788 2 1/2 reales

    Nice reales!

  14. #13

    May 2009
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    Re: 1788 2 1/2 reales

    What kind of signals were the Colonial coins and how deep?

    Kirk
    Keep the passion high!

  15. #14
    umrgolf

    Re: 1788 2 1/2 reales

    Quote Originally Posted by eastonpahere
    WTG!!
    Thank you easton

    Quote Originally Posted by Imnengr
    Fantastic finds! I can only dream of finding stuff like that right now. With 5" of snow on the ground, 10 degrees F, and 6 inches more snow on the way here tomorrow...you guys are KILLING ME. Arrrrrrrrrrrrgh...I wanna go detecting!
    spring will be here before you know it thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by FingerGrime
    Nice reales!
    Thanks Finger

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk PA
    What kind of signals were the Colonial coins and how deep?

    Kirk
    The very first dig near the house was the half reale.. It was hitting around 60 (zinc penny range) but sounded a bit louder like a musket ball or something..
    The 2 reale was my last dig and it hit 78-79.. thought for sure it was a LC
    both coins were in the range of 4-5 inches..
    I found them in an area that is plowed

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    Re: 1788 2 1/2 reales

    Jeff, I can tell that your Colonial thinking cap was on today! Those Colonial silvers are what dreams are made of! I live for the moment when a silver coin reveals itself in a sloppy field of any crop variety.

    Jeff, get back to that house, dig, dig, dig, and flip dirt around like a maniac until nothing else remains and that includes dirt, too. We all know there will be more silvers and other coinage of the Colonial essence to be found there!

    Kyle

  17. #16
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    Re: 1788 2.5 reales

    That's some nice old silver.

  18. #17
    umrgolf

    Re: 1788 2 1/2 reales

    Quote Originally Posted by plehbah
    The 2 reales is a beautiful coin.

    They are impressive when they have some good detail.

    I will get back to pawing my Barber dimes now.......

    Thanks plehbah, nothing wrong with Barber dimes I found two in one hunt on this same property 2 weeks ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by KylePA
    Jeff, I can tell that your Colonial thinking cap was on today! Those Colonial silvers are what dreams are made of! I live for the moment when a silver coin reveals itself in a sloppy field of any crop variety.

    Jeff, get back to that house, dig, dig, dig, and flip dirt around like a maniac until nothing else remains and that includes dirt, too. We all know there will be more silvers and other coinage of the Colonial essence to be found there!

    Kyle
    haha, that made me laugh.. I will dig sooo much out there that I'll get dizzy... It's such a beautiful little spot right in front of this house.. bout a 2 acre plowed field.. the house is uninhabited but they upkeep it very well. I wanted to take pics of the site but would give it away to the wrong people. Anyway, I've prob only hit about 1/50th of this little field thus far in my hour hunt sooo, hopefully some more goodies pop up this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Deno
    That's some nice old silver.
    Thank you Deno, kinda like ur avatar myself

  19. #18
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    Re: 1788 2.5 reales

    Great finds! I am a historian and absolutly love colonial American history, but alas, I live in Texas. But, I love Great Depression (Rosie) history as well.

    Greater Luck for the New Year!
    apush

  20. #19
    us
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    Re: 1788 2.5 reales

    Hey umr , Did the Dad and son have words of a loud audible nature any sounds of furniture being smashed before the kid came back and said ,"Dad say's it was ok" kidding , but what happened ,to get Pop to change his mind!! Nice coins ,you dug
    Where Ever You Go , There You Are

  21. #20
    umrgolf

    Re: 1788 2.5 reales

    Quote Originally Posted by apush
    Great finds! I am a historian and absolutly love colonial American history, but alas, I live in Texas. But, I love Great Depression (Rosie) history as well.

    Greater Luck for the New Year!
    apush
    Thanks apush.. I'm learning a whole heck of a lot about colonial history here in Virginia

    Quote Originally Posted by CMDiamonddawg
    Hey umr , Did the Dad and son have words of a loud audible nature any sounds of furniture being smashed before the kid came back and said ,"Dad say's it was ok" kidding , but what happened ,to get Pops to change his mind!! Nice coins ,you dug
    haha, i dont think there was any violence that took place but who knows maybe he kicked dad's butt! .. i think pops said no last time i asked because they were about to work in the field and had just never thought to ask since.. and thank you HH in 2010

 

 
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