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    2 Day Recap; First Spanish Silver, GW, & What-is-it?

    I've been combing a wooded area near where I live (walking distance) and so far I've been getting at least one silver per trip. Total of 7 silvers in 6 trips. The good targets are widely scattered but the finds have been worth while. I dig every target even tho most are shotgun shells and bullets. Not much clad so any high tone is exciting.

    Yesterday after work I pulled a 1945 GW, I haven't found one in almost 2 years! Crazy how it works out sometimes. I usually find older quarters in the areas I typically hunt.
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    What-is-it? I found a fragment piece of a stone marker(?) that beeps a high tone when I swing the coil over it. It's heavy for its size.
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    Then today I found only one keeper but I made it count in a big way. My first Half Real! I'd compare the feeling to hitting a homerun with a bat flip hahaha. It had a VDI of 78 (ground balance of 90), I was expecting a memorial penny. Thanks to Steve in PA for the info on this beauty.
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    A better picture of the year.
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    Don't skip over those penny signals is the lesson of the day. Thanks for looking and good luck out there!

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    2 Day Recap; First Spanish Silver, GW, & What-is-it?

    Congratulations on your silver ESPECIALLY your first Spanish silver. What a special moment that none of us ever forget. I found only one Ferdinand and it was also a 1808 I got lucky because it was in great condition. Let me know if you wanna see it. Congratulations!!!
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    Congrats on your first Spanish silver Louis. 1808 Ferdinand VII. You never know when or where one of those could turn up. My brother found one when we were little kids looking for arrowheads. But now you can scratch that off the list.
    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 19
    Half Reals = 29
    1 Reals = 11
    2 Reales = 6
    8 Reales = 1
    2 Reale Cobs = 2
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    1827 Capped Bust dime
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    1697 William III 6-pence
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    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth1253 View Post
    Congratulations on your silver ESPECIALLY your first Spanish silver. What a special moment that none of us ever forget. I found only one Ferdinand and it was also a 1808 I got lucky because it was in great condition. Let me know if you wanna see it. Congratulations!!!
    Thanks! I actually never researched these coins until today because I never expected to find one. Yeah I'd like to see yours, that would be cool!
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    Awesome!!! Congrats!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve in PA View Post
    Congrats on your first Spanish silver Louis. 1808 Ferdinand VII. You never know when or where one of those could turn up. My brother found one when we were little kids looking for arrowheads. But now you can scratch that off the list.
    I've been crossing coins off the list and ending coin droughts recently. It's a great feeling for sure. Does your brother still have it?
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    Oct 2008
    Northern California
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    Congrats, those reales will definitely get your blood pumping

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    Awesome! Not as exciting but the Merc I found on Sunday was also a penny signal. Way to go man, that’s awesome. Really makes you wonder what was happening in those woods that made people lose all those coins. Way to go!
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    ICRR is IL Central Rail Road. If I found it here in IL, that's what I'd think it was. Not sure if ICRR made it out your way so this is just a guess. Gary
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    Congrats on your first Spanish silver. They are very special little coins.

    Good luck to you sir.
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    Awesome Spanish Louis! I know you were looking forward to the time change to get some after work hikes in. They are really paying off. Smash the rock!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddsPoint View Post
    ICRR is IL Central Rail Road. If I found it here in IL, that's what I'd think it was. Not sure if ICRR made it out your way so this is just a guess. Gary
    That makes the most sense but like you said it would be out of place. The closest railroad on the old maps is P. C. & W. R. R. Pittsburgh Chartiers and Wabash Rail Road. Thanks for the clue, there's still a chance it could be what you said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pa-dirt_nc-sand View Post
    Awesome Spanish Louis! I know you were looking forward to the time change to get some after work hikes in. They are really paying off. Smash the rock!!
    Thanks! The time change is great, now it's a race against time to hit all these areas before the poison ivy starts growing again. Anyone else think there's metal in the rock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by washingtonian View Post
    Awesome! Not as exciting but the Merc I found on Sunday was also a penny signal. Way to go man, that’s awesome. Really makes you wonder what was happening in those woods that made people lose all those coins. Way to go!
    To my knowledge there were some old 1800s dots on maps around the area so I think it was a decades old shortcut and hunting area. The land has never been developed.
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    Congrats on your first Spanish silver. My first (and only to date) was also a Half Reale. It was an 1820, and it's been 10 years since I found it here in Illinois. I can still remember every detail on the hunt in the yard I found it in. I'm sure you will remember yours for years to come.

 

 
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