May 26, 2012, 08:55 AM
only one coin today but a reale good one !
my only good signal today a strong 85 on the teknetics and my best find to date.
i know nothing about this coin but its spanish and i think its a 1 reale its about the size of a dime and i must admit i did a little dance when i found it
and info anyone can give me would be great thanks for looking
May 26, 2012 08:55 AM
May 26, 2012, 09:00 AM
It's a half reale foom spain.very nice find.I've found 3 to date but not in gould shape because I hunt the beach.
May 26, 2012, 09:02 AM
Started detecting sep.2010
Congrats to you! Great old find and also in very nice condition. Id still be dancing if i found that! HH
May 26, 2012, 09:05 AM
Excellent score on the half reale and it's in beautiful condition
May 26, 2012, 09:07 AM
half, right on wasnt sure what it was long way from home here in nova scotia
May 26, 2012, 09:10 AM
Superb find! Aisle I could find one!
May 26, 2012, 09:12 AM
Great find! I have yet to find a Spanish coin.
May 26, 2012, 11:04 AM
Looks like a 1R to me, not a 1/2 R. Diameter of 1/2 R is 18mm; diameter of 1R is 20. Also coin legend appears to read 1R.
Coin is certainly Spanish, but may not be from Spain; certainly not Mexico which would have assayer 'FF', not "MI". Unfortunately, I can't read the mintmark.
May 26, 2012, 11:12 AM
thanks for the info, i took another pic of what i think the mintmart would be hopefully its good enough for you to see and let me know more
the coin is bigger than a dime i was hoping it was a 1
May 26, 2012, 11:19 AM
May 26, 2012, 11:43 AM
Nice silver coin so i have 3 silver coins as your coin.
One third jewelry of the World are under sand so far
Silver= 890 pieces
May 26, 2012, 12:07 PM
My vote is for half reale. VERY cool find. Congrats!
May 26, 2012, 12:11 PM
With the better pics, the assayer now might be read as "MJ". As such, "MJ" was the assayer at the Lima, Peru mint in 1779 when 1R coins were produced.
May 26, 2012, 12:17 PM
I believe the mint mark is NR -- the mint is Bogota.
The NR stands for 'nuevo reino' (New Kingdom) as the area was once called.
Much better pics, thx.
Last edited by Mackaydon; May 26, 2012 at 12:23 PM.
May 26, 2012, 01:16 PM
no thank you for the info.
May 26, 2012, 01:24 PM
Nice find !
If your only going to get one good signal that would be the one.
Congrats on a nice old silver.
May 26, 2012, 01:38 PM
May 26, 2012, 05:50 PM
Originally Posted by Rick (Nova Scotia)
thanks rick i guess that detector i got from ya works after all. lol
nice gold find by the way id like to get me some of that!
May 26, 2012, 07:21 PM
Great find there NF, love the spanish silver.
May 26, 2012, 10:22 PM
awesome find, looks to be a 1 real. I'm fairly certainly it's "real" and not "reale." If there was an "e" on the end, it'd then be pronounced -ree-al-ey, but it's a ree-al.
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