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  1. #1
    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
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    Spanish Coin Facsimile Button Heartbreaker

    Buttons and cufflinks with the image of a Spanish coin on them were popular in the mid-late 1700s. I have even found three actual Spanish half reals that had loops soldered on, presumably for cufflinks. Up until this past Friday I had only found the smaller cufflink sized Spanish coin facsimiles. Until I came across this heartbreaker....
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    This button was 25.1 mm, by far the largest I ever found. Here it is with a worn KG II that I also found on Friday.
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    And here it is again pictured with other Spanish Coin facsimiles I have found. The ones on the top left are a linked pair.
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    Finally, here is the sorry King George II that I found on the same hunt. I found another copper over the weekend that is too ugly to post. Now I am up to 7 large coppers FTY and not a decent one yet
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    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 20
    Half Reals = 32
    1 Reals = 11
    2 Reales = 6
    8 Reales = 1
    2 Reale Cobs = 2
    Other Early Silver Coins
    1797 & 1803 Draped Bust Dimes
    1830 Capped Bust 5 cents
    1827 Capped Bust dime
    1661 Hammered silver King Leopold
    1697 William III 6-pence
    Rev War Buttons
    3rd Battalion PA, Hartley's Regiment, USA, (4) 18th Royal Irish, (2) Rattlesnake & Stars
    Civil War Plates
    VA Militia Cross Belt, CS Tongue, CS Wreath, VMM, US Box, Model 1851 Sword, Militia Plate w/Star

  2. #2
    us
    Mar 2021
    Wilmington, NC
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    Very Nice Save!!
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  3. #3
    us
    Jun 2015
    Maryland
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    Nice. I found one recently too. Mine was toasted yours is halved. Ive got about 12 large coppers fty. Only two are decent
    Last edited by toasted; Apr 06, 2021 at 02:54 PM.
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  4. #4
    us
    Sorry Honey, I canít. Iíve got plans with my metal detector.

    Nov 2013
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    Your sorry KGII would be worthy of a shrine in my house.... Iíd probably even gut one of the spare bedrooms, build an altar, and install a security system that would make 007 proud.
    EVERY COIN, SILVERS, AND TOKENS FOUND IN FLORIDA I SOLD...STARTING FRESH IN MARYLAND

  5. #5
    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigWaveDave View Post
    Your sorry KGII would be worthy of a shrine in my house.... I’d probably even gut one of the spare bedrooms, build an altar, and install a security system that would make 007 proud.
    I'll give it to you providing you give it the shrine described above
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    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 20
    Half Reals = 32
    1 Reals = 11
    2 Reales = 6
    8 Reales = 1
    2 Reale Cobs = 2
    Other Early Silver Coins
    1797 & 1803 Draped Bust Dimes
    1830 Capped Bust 5 cents
    1827 Capped Bust dime
    1661 Hammered silver King Leopold
    1697 William III 6-pence
    Rev War Buttons
    3rd Battalion PA, Hartley's Regiment, USA, (4) 18th Royal Irish, (2) Rattlesnake & Stars
    Civil War Plates
    VA Militia Cross Belt, CS Tongue, CS Wreath, VMM, US Box, Model 1851 Sword, Militia Plate w/Star

  6. #6
    us
    Sorry Honey, I canít. Iíve got plans with my metal detector.

    Nov 2013
    Mountain Maryland
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    Wifey says no.
    “You gotta dig it your damn self.” She says
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    EVERY COIN, SILVERS, AND TOKENS FOUND IN FLORIDA I SOLD...STARTING FRESH IN MARYLAND

  7. #7
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    Bill B

    Sep 2010
    Upstate NY
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    Very well done keep up the good work out there
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  8. #8

    Apr 2016
    South Western PA
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    Your KG total is awesome this year so far. Interesting button. Congrats!
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  9. #9
    us
    Jan 2007
    Lafayette, Georgia
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    Awesome. I would take your sorry find for sure. Ha
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    The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything. Theodore Roosevelt

  10. #10
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    Randy

    Aug 2017
    SW Missouri/Oklahoma
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    Very Nice!!!!! Congrats!!!!!
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    What would life be without challenges, and detecting of course.....

  11. #11
    Yeap thats a shame its still an example of a rare coat size button.
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  12. #12
    us
    Mar 2018
    Todds Point, IL
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    It seems like there should be some way to get the detail from these toasted coppers. They have Nic-a-date for nickels that brings back the date. The FBI/ATF can figure out the serial number of a steel gun that had had the numbers removed. Some kind of X-ray or something. It's a darn shame they are so far gone. Gary
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  13. #13
    us
    Feb 2010
    East Coast
    Fisher F75ltd,TDI Minelab Excailber
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    Nice Finds! I've found a few coat sized Spanish coin facsimiles. They were about two feet down. I found them sifting on my 26th site. Maybe you have more waiting?
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  14. #14
    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
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    Quote Originally Posted by cannonball View Post
    Nice Finds! I've found a few coat sized Spanish coin facsimiles. They were about two feet down. I found them sifting on my 26th site. Maybe you have more waiting?
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    Very nice. Most of my cufflink sized ones came off a site associated with Rev War activity.
    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 20
    Half Reals = 32
    1 Reals = 11
    2 Reales = 6
    8 Reales = 1
    2 Reale Cobs = 2
    Other Early Silver Coins
    1797 & 1803 Draped Bust Dimes
    1830 Capped Bust 5 cents
    1827 Capped Bust dime
    1661 Hammered silver King Leopold
    1697 William III 6-pence
    Rev War Buttons
    3rd Battalion PA, Hartley's Regiment, USA, (4) 18th Royal Irish, (2) Rattlesnake & Stars
    Civil War Plates
    VA Militia Cross Belt, CS Tongue, CS Wreath, VMM, US Box, Model 1851 Sword, Militia Plate w/Star

 

 

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