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    Colonial Spanish silver pocket spill: 3 from the late 1700s

    Hey fellow diggers

    My first colonial silver spill! I've been keeping a low profile and just enjoying the things I've found, but had to share this as it is the kind of thing that gets me stoked to keep at it. Got out along a river bank I knew had some history, but I'd been waiting all summer for the frost to make accessible. 10 minutes in I dug these: 177? Carlos III 1/2 real, 1787 Carlos III 1/2 real (holed), 1794 Carlos IIII 1 real. The only reverse with enough information to identify is the 1787, with an "M" at 11 o'clock indicating Mariano Rodriguez, co-assayer at the Mexico city mint from 1783-1807. If anyone else can give more info, please share.

    The 1 real came first, then the 1787. After the second recovery when I heard that there was more silver in the hole, I stopped for a few minutes to come back to earth. I did hope that the third silver would be early US...not to be today, but I can't complain.
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    This makes 5 Spanish for the year. I'm happy!
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    Cheers, good luck this fall to everyone
    I have but three things to teach: simplicity, patience, and compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. -Lao Tzu

    Those who do not look upon themselves as a link connecting the past with the future, do not perform their duty to the world. - Daniel Webster

    Fun Finds:
    2017 GW Button
    2016 Colonial Spanish silver pocket spill, Beauty Connie, Krampus
    2015 3 State Copper Day, Colonial coin purse with 12 half pennies

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    That is one awesome spill! Great finds.

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
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    Sorry Honey, I can’t. I’ve got plans with my metal detector.

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    Good Lord....that's crazy!.... wow.
    Congrats on a great hunt!
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    Aug 2013
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    Wow I just love these type of coins! Nothing like colonial silva!
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    Nice spill. I'm Zero for Spanish this year, but up on early copper(KG1 and earlier for me). It seems every year presents a different theme...

    Killer killer Spanish finds. Congrats on the big one!
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    Running totals:

    Hammered Silvers - 2
    Hammered Coppers - 1
    Milled Spanish Silver - 14
    Transitional US State Coppers - 9
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 131
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 107
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - We’ll over a 1000

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    1665 1-reale Spanish Cob
    Revolutionary War stirrup
    1812 2nd Regiment Artillarists pewter button
    1695 Willam 3rd Halfpenny in excellent condition
    G.W. Inagural Buttons - 6 Point Estoile cuff variety
    Love token etched on 1859 seated Dime
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C &. Crosby-1B
    1749 Regal King George II Farthing
    1776 Counter King George iii





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    That's a great day congrats on the 3 old silvers
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    Just Freaking WoW!

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    Great finds. Finds like these show just how hard early American silver is to find. A whole pocketful lost and not one US
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    Favorite finds
    Colonial Silver Pomander-17th century buckles- Cut Pine Tree Shilling- Louis XIV 4 Sols- 12 Spanish Cobs- Cut Pistareen-1759 Half Real-colonial silver cufflinks-1781 Half Real-gold cufflink- 1814 Half Real-1827 & 1831 Mexico Republic One Reales-1830 Bust Dime-1852 Gold $1-50 Seated silvers-5 Trimes-1865 French 50 centimes love token- 6 gold rings

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShortbusElite View Post
    That is one awesome spill! Great finds.


    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
    Thanks SE.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigWaveDave View Post
    Good Lord....that's crazy!.... wow.
    Congrats on a great hunt!
    Thank you, Dave. It's still sinking in!

    Quote Originally Posted by TheCaribbeanDigger View Post
    Wow I just love these type of coins! Nothing like colonial silva!
    I agree, as always with coins like this I wish they could tell their stories.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrappy View Post
    Nice spill. I'm Zero for Spanish this year, but up on early copper(KG1 and earlier for me). It seems every year presents a different theme...

    Killer killer Spanish finds. Congrats on the big one!
    Thanks, Steve. You still find more and better variety than anybody else I know.
    Quote Originally Posted by trapperart View Post
    That's a great day congrats on the 3 old silvers
    Thanks Art!

    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Soloman View Post
    Just Freaking WoW!
    Arrgh! Almost pirate money! : ) Thanks Terry

    Quote Originally Posted by toasted View Post
    Great finds. Finds like these show just how hard early American silver is to find. A whole pocketful lost and not one US
    Isn't that the truth? This really does drive that home in an interesting way.
    I have but three things to teach: simplicity, patience, and compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. -Lao Tzu

    Those who do not look upon themselves as a link connecting the past with the future, do not perform their duty to the world. - Daniel Webster

    Fun Finds:
    2017 GW Button
    2016 Colonial Spanish silver pocket spill, Beauty Connie, Krampus
    2015 3 State Copper Day, Colonial coin purse with 12 half pennies

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    Amazing haul! Congrats on the wonderful silver. -Lisa & John
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    A body would have to get naked and cool down after a hot hot find like that!
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    That's one hell of a spill! Great job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by btjbtj View Post
    Amazing haul! Congrats on the wonderful silver. -Lisa & John
    Thanks to you both

    Quote Originally Posted by DetectingGodlikeOnOlympus View Post
    A body would have to get naked and cool down after a hot hot find like that!
    The village constable has asked me not to do that anymore. I was like, "And you call this America??"
    I have but three things to teach: simplicity, patience, and compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. -Lao Tzu

    Those who do not look upon themselves as a link connecting the past with the future, do not perform their duty to the world. - Daniel Webster

    Fun Finds:
    2017 GW Button
    2016 Colonial Spanish silver pocket spill, Beauty Connie, Krampus
    2015 3 State Copper Day, Colonial coin purse with 12 half pennies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aureus View Post
    That's one hell of a spill! Great job!
    Thanks...not the breadth of history that your dig today had, but definitely a fun one to remember.
    I have but three things to teach: simplicity, patience, and compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. -Lao Tzu

    Those who do not look upon themselves as a link connecting the past with the future, do not perform their duty to the world. - Daniel Webster

    Fun Finds:
    2017 GW Button
    2016 Colonial Spanish silver pocket spill, Beauty Connie, Krampus
    2015 3 State Copper Day, Colonial coin purse with 12 half pennies

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