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    FINALLY! My first Spanish silver cob from a beach hunt

    I took a day off from work and went to several beaches to enjoy a day of detecting. I was encouraged when the very first target I hit was a beautiful tungsten carbide ring (see pics below), but the hunt quickly went dead after that. I spent about four hours detecting and found a lot of the usual - plenty of clad, pull tabs, and pieces of aluminum cans.

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    After the first beach I hit went dead, I moved to another. My third target (following a matchbox car and a quarter) was definitely one of my beach bucket-listers - a Spanish silver cob coin!!! I cleaned it up a bit using methods learned from another Tnet user and was very happy with the result.

    Now I need some help from you Spanish coin experts - what is the age range of this coin and where was it minted? Thanks for looking and thanks in advance for any help you can provide!

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    Way cool! Congrats.
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    That is absolutely awesome!!!! I would have just died. Canít help you anymore than to just be envious. Congratulations Tom!!!
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    congrats! how'd you clean it?
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    A neat find for you.
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    Very nice! Congrats on a killer cob- those are not easy to find. I get the feeling it may be a Philip IV based on what looks like a curved shield.
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    "Take the detecta-drama elsewhere - I'm just here to dig!"


    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 - Weíll over a 1000

    Favourite Finds:
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by testing123 View Post
    congrats! how'd you clean it?
    I used Buckleboy's methods for tarnished silver coins (originally posted in the Cleaning and Restoration forum in 2014). Here's a direct link to his post: THIS is How to Clean BLACKENED Silver Coins. I love this method because it actually converts tarnish into detailed silver, instead of just using harsh cleaners and brushes to remove the blackened tarnish, as well as coin detail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth1253 View Post
    That is absolutely awesome!!!! I would have just died. Can’t help you anymore than to just be envious. Congratulations Tom!!!
    Thank you so much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrappy View Post
    Very nice! Congrats on a killer cob- those are not easy to find. I get the feeling it may be a Philip IV based on what looks like a curved shield.
    Thanks! I have NO idea where to begin with these types of coins.
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    Wow! That's a killer find. Congrats
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomW244 View Post
    Thanks! I have NO idea where to begin with these types of coins.
    Thereís a few really sharp guys on this forum. Iím sure theyíll find you. Good luck with an ID but Iím almost certain itís a 17th century type
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    "Take the detecta-drama elsewhere - I'm just here to dig!"


    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 - Weíll over a 1000

    Favourite Finds:
    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





    If it ain't at least seated, it aint Sh*t

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    Hey, Tom......good job on the beautiful tungsten carbide ring and the Spanish silver cob.....I found mine in a Florida city park, (my avatar picture)....and here are some better shots of it, Mine is a 1/2 real cob:



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    I believe it to be a 1/2 real cob based on its weight......it is undated..... and believed to be a Carlos II 1/2 R, minted between 1668 and 1697. Mexico City mint..... I found it in a city park in Florida, near an old Spanish Mission Fort. Thanks for looking.
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    Jan-Dec: 3 dollars.....0 half.....1,280 quarters.....992 dimes.....76 nickels.....1,067 cents: Total 3,418 coins....$431.42

    Jan-Dec: Silver Coins: 2-quarters.....12-dimes......1 war nickel = 15 Total


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    Quote Originally Posted by wlb42 View Post
    Hey, Tom......good job on the beautiful tungsten carbide ring and the Spanish silver cob.....I found mine in a Florida city park, (my avatar picture)....and here are some better shots Name:  1668-1697 half real.JPG
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    Sweet! Did you look around to see if someone was playing a joke on you like I did? (I've found one fake one before! I was clued in to the fact it was a copy by the use of the word "copy" on it! )
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    Great post thanks amazing find
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    Congrats on the tungsten ring.
    Yep, that Cob is sweet and still a bucket lister for me.
    Congratulations
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