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  1. #1
    ca
    Oct 2007
    Newfoundland
    Currently own: Fisher CZ5, Tesoro Vaquero, Tesoro Cortes, Vibraprobe 560, Vibradetector 720, Garrett ProPointer. Used: Whites Liberty2, Garrett Freedom3, Garrett GTA 1000, Fisher1266X,Tesoro Cibola
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    My First Spanish Reale and oldest coin to date!! 1797 2R!!

    Hi everyone!!

    Everyone dreams of the day of finding that first gold coin or Spanish reale...Well..today my dream finally came true! Went to a new site...not knowing what to expect...I've have been in a slump when it comes to finding old silver lately but TODAY WAS THE DAY for me and it happened only this morning!! Two hours ago!!

    It was a beautiful day for detecting...and so I thought I'd check out a new site...So far this year..I've been finding many old copper coins along with only two silvers for my collection. Not knowing what to expect I began to scan an area which appeared to be along an old rock wall with my ole reliable Fisher CZ5...First two finds were a couple of buttons then I got a signal which appeared to be silver at only two inches deep. After digging, I used my Vibraprobe and it went off at around the depth my detector indicated. I put my fingers into the hole and felt the object and pulled it out..At first..I thought it was another button. Then I seen the Pillars of Hercules!! Was in a state of shock!! My first Spanish Reale!!. Turned it over and the date 1797 was on the reverse side! Also my oldest coin to date by two years!!

    So here are the pics! Patience...Persistence...and Perseverance does pay off!

    Newfiehunter!
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  2. #2
    us
    Jan 2010
    New Hampshire
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    Re: My First Spanish Reale and oldest coin to date!! 1797 2R!!

    Congrats on the Great coin! super detail remains on that oldie
    It is the BIGGEST 2 Reale I've seen
    Desire is oft more pleasant than acquisition

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    us
    Nov 2008
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    Re: My First Spanish Reale and oldest coin to date!! 1797 2R!!

    Congratulations!!!
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  4. #4
    us
    Apr 2009
    Central New York
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    Re: My First Spanish Reale and oldest coin to date!! 1797 2R!!

    Congrats on your first, Its in nice condition

  5. #5

    Mar 2008
    upstate ny
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    Re: My First Spanish Reale and oldest coin to date!! 1797 2R!!

    i love dark patinas on old silver.
    she's a beaut!
    dirty pennies...

  6. #6
    us
    Jan 2010
    New Hampshire
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    Re: My First Spanish Reale and oldest coin to date!! 1797 2R!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodland Detectors
    Congratulations!!!
    Good work Mike, beat me to it
    Desire is oft more pleasant than acquisition

  7. #7
    ca
    Oct 2007
    Newfoundland
    Currently own: Fisher CZ5, Tesoro Vaquero, Tesoro Cortes, Vibraprobe 560, Vibradetector 720, Garrett ProPointer. Used: Whites Liberty2, Garrett Freedom3, Garrett GTA 1000, Fisher1266X,Tesoro Cibola
    588
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    Metal Detecting

    Re: My First Spanish Reale and oldest coin to date!! 1797 2R!!

    A quick question...How do you reduce the size of your pics on here? Would like to know!

    Newfiehunter

  8. #8

    Oct 2009
    Digging Relics
    Minelab Explorer XS and SE
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    Re: My First Spanish Reale and oldest coin to date!! 1797 2R!!

    good to see your getting some old silver over there...keep them coming..hope to get one this year..or 2 or 3

  9. #9

    Feb 2007
    Bradenton, Fl
    ACE 250, Minelab Excal II, ETrac
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    Re: My First Spanish Reale and oldest coin to date!! 1797 2R!!

    that is awesome!! congrats
    Debby

  10. #10

    Re: My First Spanish Reale and oldest coin to date!! 1797 2R!!


    Well you have the age there and I'm sure it won't be the last! Were your other silver that dark?

  11. #11
    ca
    Detect everyday like it's your last day!

    Apr 2010
    Ontario Canada
    Garrett At Pro, Lesche - Piranha 35 Shovel, Garrett Pro-Pointer
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    Re: My First Spanish Reale and oldest coin to date!! 1797 2R!!

    Congratulations on the Spanish Reale Newf!

    Man that's a beauty!

    Dave
    My passion is for hunting relic sites, as I feel the imprint of past lives often lingers there!
    Detectorists finds, are the background noise of antiquity!
    Don't question it ... just dig it!

  12. #12
    ca
    Oct 2007
    Newfoundland
    Currently own: Fisher CZ5, Tesoro Vaquero, Tesoro Cortes, Vibraprobe 560, Vibradetector 720, Garrett ProPointer. Used: Whites Liberty2, Garrett Freedom3, Garrett GTA 1000, Fisher1266X,Tesoro Cibola
    588
    131 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: My First Spanish Reale and oldest coin to date!! 1797 2R!!

    Hi Ironpatch!

    To answer your question. Most of the silver that comes out of the ground out here are like the day it was dropped. I haven't even rinsed this coin in water yet!! However, Newfoundland soil is very acidic. Copper coins usually are very corroded and sometimes unidentifiable when dug.

    I don't think I will try to clean this coin....Like it just the way it is!

    Newfiehunter

  13. #13

    Re: My First Spanish Reale and oldest coin to date!! 1797 2R!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Newfiehunter
    Hi Ironpatch!

    To answer your question. Most of the silver that comes out of the ground out here are like the day it was dropped. I haven't even rinsed this coin in water yet!! However, Newfoundland soil is very acidic. Copper coins usually are very corroded and sometimes unidentifiable when dug.

    I don't think I will try to clean this coin....Like it just the way it is!

    Newfiehunter

    Are you sure it's silver? It does appear to have some gray metal showing through so it probably is. You won't hurt it by washing the dirt off.




  14. #14

    Dec 2006
    CTX 3030 and XP DEUS
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    Re: My First Spanish Reale and oldest coin to date!! 1797 2R!!

    Quote Originally Posted by dwayne sueño
    i love dark patinas on old silver.
    she's a beaut!
    word. i cant understand why anyone would want to clean it.

  15. #15

    Re: My First Spanish Reale and oldest coin to date!! 1797 2R!!

    Quote Originally Posted by gwdigger
    Quote Originally Posted by dwayne sueño
    i love dark patinas on old silver.
    she's a beaut!
    word. i cant understand why anyone would want to clean it.
    But some of what we are seeing is dirt. It depends on what is meant by cleaning.

 

 
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