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  1. #1
    ca
    "Nova Scotia is a metal detecting paradise"

    Feb 2014
    Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia
    Fisher F75 Ltd SE 2 & Fisher F2 with 11"DD
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    1778 Spanish 8 reales

    I had a amazing hunt today with some friends at a new cellar hole property. We all did very well and all went home with old coppers and old silvers. My find of the day and i still cant believe i found one is a 1778 mexico city mint 8 reales. I never thought i would get one of these. It was a good signal but i had to work for it under tree roots. I knew what it was though as soon as it. It is in great shape and the pictures don’t do it justice at all. Thanks for looking!
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    BANNER #1...
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    BANNER #3...
    Still working on getting this one! 😃👍

  2. #2
    us
    Oct 2007
    Maryland/ NC
    White's Matrix M6
    1,626
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    Wow, that is an hard-to-find coin that's also in terrific condition. Banner-worthy in my book. Big congrats!

  3. #3
    us
    Jun 2015
    Maryland
    Minelab Equinox 600
    3,018
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    Awesome. Always wondered the circumstances where a coin that size could be lost. Especially considering how much money that was back then. Lost in a snow storm or intentionally buried perhaps but who cares its yours now
    Last edited by toasted; Oct 29, 2017 at 02:29 PM.
    1652 Pine Tree Shilling(Noe 1)-cut Pine Tree Shilling(Noe 10)-1656 4 Reales Cob-1698 2 Reales Cob-1852 Gold $1-1853 O Gold $1

  4. #4
    That's an outstanding find...great condition to boot!
    Finder of Things!

  5. #5

    Sep 2016
    GTA East, Ontario
    AT Pro, Fisher F2, ProPointer AT
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    Wow K1DDO. There's not likely a lot of those sitting in the dirt in Nova Scotia but you nailed it. Well done sir. Well done.

  6. #6
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    us
    Nov 2012
    Maryland
    XP Deus, Tesoro Cibola, Full sized shovel and a backhoe
    16,785
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    Very, very nice coin. Largest I have ever dug is a 2 reale cob. Doesn't Carlos have a big nose? Bet that signal blew your ears off.

  7. #7
    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Upstate NY
    Whites DFX (with 4x6 shooter DD coil and 12" spider coil), Minelab Rocco 2700. (E-Trac)
    5,268
    2457 times
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    Wow. That thing is beautiful. Congrats!
    Best Finds:

    1786 Vermont Landscape Copper (Ryder 7 variety)
    1787 Vermont Copper
    1787 New Jersey Copper (Maris 63 variety)
    1797 and 1804 DBLCs
    George Washington Inaugural Button (GW 1 type)
    1872 Indian Head Cent (VF/EF condition)
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    Hard Times Tokens---2
    1840 Gen. Harrison Campaign Token
    1832 Nova Scotia Halfpenny Token
    Two cent pieces---7
    1721 King George I
    1732 King George II
    Barber Half dollars---3
    War Of 1812 Shoulder Belt Plate

  8. #8
    The big 8 in such an awesome condition...Wow...Big congratulations on a stellar find!
    K1DDO1979, Agent Green and A2coins like this.
    Da Deus Fortunae

  9. #9
    us
    Dec 2006
    Ocean City, Md
    XP Deus
    1,399
    1775 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Killer find, remarkable condition.
    K1DDO1979 and A2coins like this.

  10. #10
    ca
    May 2015
    West of Montréal
    Explorer11 excalibur11 XP déus
    235
    1978 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)
    WOW nice find.
    GuyToken
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  11. #11
    us
    Sorry Honey, I can’t. I’ve got plans with my metal detector.

    Nov 2013
    Mountain Maryland
    Garrett AT Pro, AT Max
    8,921
    15188 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (2)
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    That ain’t big silver....that’s HUGE silver! sweet!
    K1DDO1979 and A2coins like this.
    EVERY COIN, SILVERS, AND TOKENS FOUND IN FLORIDA I SOLD...STARTING FRESH IN MARYLAND

  12. #12
    Charter Member
    us
    DEPLORABLE

    Jul 2015
    Port Allegheny, Pennsylvania
    E-trac, Excalibur, XP Deus, & CTX 3030.
    23,255
    23385 times
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    Look at the size of that coin,, incredible,,
    It is also in great shape. Unbelievable.
    Congrats and Banner.
    SOMETIMES I WISH I DIDN'T KNOW NOW ,,, WHAT I DIDN'T KNOW THEN,, Bob Seger

  13. #13
    us
    Apr 2013
    Eastern Massachusetts
    AT Pro, XP Deus
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    Fantastic, once in a lifetime kind' a find. Congratulations!
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  14. #14
    ca
    Feb 2017
    XP DEUS X terra 705 Fisher F2
    3,024
    3724 times
    Relic Hunting
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    Awesome coin
    You killed it dude.
    Congrats
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    To Dig or not to Dig

  15. #15
    What a chunk of silver these are! Congrats not walking away leaving that overload signal in the ground...

 

 
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