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  1. #1

    Mar 2005
    N.E.P.A.
    Fisher CZ-5, Fisher 1280-X
    643
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    It ain't over yet! This is nuts!

    Sure enough, the day after I posted my year end totals, I go out today and find this. An 1889 Mexican 8 reale coin! I couldn't believe it!
    When I first found it, it was completely black, and when I saw the eagle on the back I thought I found a Seated dollar or something. Then I somewhat recognized the rays on the front from when I was was researching reales when found my 1 reale coin in August.
    I found this coin about 4 inches deep, on a hillside overlooking the Susquehanna river here in Northeast PA.
    At first I thought is was holed, but it wasn't. Then I thought someone had tried to solder it into a necklace or something, so they wouldn't lose it. There was what I thought was a peice of solder in the hole near the date. When I got home I cleaned it enough to see the date, and put it between 2 pieces of wood and hammered it a few times to try to straighten out the bump on the backside, and knock out the peice of solder. Then I took it and showed it to a few coin buddies, and they informed me that it had been shot, and the peice I knocked out was the lead bullet! lol.
    So now I'm assuming someone must have put the coin up in a tree or something and used it for target practice. I guess nobody picked it up after it was shot.
    After I was informed that it probably didn't have that much value to it, I decided to clean it up.
    The first 2 pics were taken right after I did a little cleaning to see the date, and popped the bullet out, and the 3rd and 4th pics are after I cleaned it the best I could.
    Oh, and that's what's left of the lead bullet, next to the coin, in the last 2 pics.
    Now I gotta put this in my Year end post!
    Thanks for lookin'
    TBK.

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  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2007
    Southern CA
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    Re: It ain't over yet! This is nuts!

    Wow, TBK, that's a big silver find!! How big is that Reale compared to a half or dollar?

    I just replied to your year end post, and then saw you post this.
    Congrats, on yet another silver and a big one at that!!

    HH,
    CAPTN SE
    Dan

  3. #3
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    Jun 2006
    Moonlight and Magnolias
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    Re: It ain't over yet! This is nuts!

    Quote Originally Posted by Captn_SE
    Wow, TBK, that's a big silver find!! How big is that Reale compared to a half or dollar?

    I just replied to your year end post, and then saw you post this.
    Congrats, on yet another silver and a big one at that!!

    HH,
    CAPTN SE
    Dan
    Should be almost silver dollar sized! Wow! And an excellent job cleaning and restoring the coin. What you did to it is most certainly an improvement.

    Bravo!

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  4. #4

    Mar 2005
    N.E.P.A.
    Fisher CZ-5, Fisher 1280-X
    643
    2 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: It ain't over yet! This is nuts!

    Quote Originally Posted by Captn_SE
    Wow, TBK, that's a big silver find!! How big is that Reale compared to a half or dollar?

    I just replied to your year end post, and then saw you post this.
    Congrats, on yet another silver and a big one at that!!

    HH,
    CAPTN SE
    Dan
    It's the exact same size as a Morgan dollar. It's the biggest silver coin I've ever dug. I've Never got a Morgan or Peace dollar yet. I'm gonna try to hit this spot again tomorrow if I can. Maybe it was a regular target practice place!

  5. #5
    hu
    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

    Nov 2005
    Ozarks
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    Re: It ain't over yet! This is nuts!

    Excellent find!
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

  6. #6

    Jul 2006
    Carmel ca/ Big Sur ca
    CTX 3030, whites DFX, XP DEUS, etrac and sandshark
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    Re: It ain't over yet! This is nuts!

    What a beauty. Never seen a Spanish 8-real before. Great find, WTG and definitely go back.

    Pat Pall

  7. #7

    Aug 2007
    Glouster, Ohio
    White MXT
    505

    Re: It ain't over yet! This is nuts!

    Interesting they would use a coin that big for target practice.

    Like you said " Maybe there are more from target shooting"

    Hope you find a basket full

    HH

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    is equal to the love you make

  8. #8
    us
    Feb 2005
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    Re: It ain't over yet! This is nuts!

    Nice find, congrats! HH, Mike

  9. #9

    Re: It ain't over yet! This is nuts!

    Geez, who would shoot a beauty like that? Fantastic find TBK. Congrats to you.
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  10. #10
    us
    Jul 2004
    Indy
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    Re: It ain't over yet! This is nuts!

    Very nice find, Congrats!
    Glad you could get back out,,
    Continued good luck, & Happy hunting~

  11. #11
    us
    Sep 2005
    Indiana
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    Re: It ain't over yet! This is nuts!

    that was a great shot

    HH
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  12. #12
    gb
    Aug 2006
    essex, england
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    Re: It ain't over yet! This is nuts!

    What beautiful coin, but I was horrified to read you took a hammer to
    straighten it, that's a definite no no over here and would take away any
    value it had.
    The bullet hole and the bullet is part of it's history and should not be touched.
    Just my opinion.
    I'm sure there are more finds to come.

    HH Dave.
    explorer and tesoro silver sabre   user

  13. #13

    Oct 2006
    Zelienople
    White's XLT
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    Re: It ain't over yet! This is nuts!

    What a great find!
    A gentleman farmer named Floyd
    With some of his kin was annoyed
    The boys in their youth
    Did not know the truth
    And one of his tools was destroyed

  14. #14
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    William

    Sep 2007
    California
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    254 times

    Re: It ain't over yet! This is nuts!

    Is the coin legend "8R Go 1889 ..."?

    It's possible that someone was throwing the coin into the air for someone to shoot at, and no one could find where it landed.

    The scene of someone tossing silver dollars into the air to shoot at is used in many western films, including 1950's "Winchester 73".

    There may be more "targets" there.

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  15. #15

    Jul 2007
    Maryland
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    Re: It ain't over yet! This is nuts!

    That is great that you got the lead with the coin.
    Ty

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