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

    Feb 2014
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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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  2. #2
    us
    Oct 2007
    Silver Spring, MD
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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
    ES of Maryland
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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 03:29 PM.
    Favorite finds
    Colonial silver pomander c. 1700-several complete 17th century buckles-Charles II half real cob-Philip V 1 real cob-Philip V cut Pistareen-monogrammed colonial silver cufflink-1781 Half Real-1852 Gold $1-Seated Half Dollar-2 Seated Quarters-21 Seated Dimes-6 Seated Half Dimes-3 Trimes-1865 French 50 centimes love token-10k class ring

  4. #4
    That's an outstanding find...great condition to boot!
    If the elevator tries to bring you down, go crazy, punch a higher floor!

  5. #5
    ca
    Sep 2016
    GTA, Ontario
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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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    Nov 2012
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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
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    Wow. That thing is beautiful. Congrats!
    Best Finds:

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  8. #8
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    ca
    Sep 2016
    Eastern Canada
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    The big 8 in such an awesome condition...Wow...Big congratulations on a stellar find!
    K1DDO1979, spede777 and A2coins like this.
    Da Deus Fortunae

  9. #9
    us
    Dec 2006
    Ocean City, Md
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    Killer find, remarkable condition.
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  10. #10
    ca
    May 2015
    West of Montréal
    Explorer11 excalibur11 XP déus
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    WOW nice find.
    GuyToken
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  11. #11
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    us
    Sorry Honey, I can’t. I’ve got plans with my metal detector.

    Nov 2013
    Ft. Myers FL
    Garrett AT Pro, AT Max, the Bounty Hunter and Deteknix Quest Pro are collecting dust.
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    That ain’t big silver....that’s HUGE silver! sweet!
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    I invite you to visit my profile, look what I've found!

  12. #12
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    us
    DEPLORABLE

    Jul 2015
    Port Allegheny, Pennsylvania
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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
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    Fantastic, once in a lifetime kind' a find. Congratulations!
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  14. #14
    ca
    Feb 2017
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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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