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    TWICE IN A LIFETIME FIND...8 REALE!!!!!!

    This in one of those "I was on my way back to the car" finds!! I decided to duck out of work a little early today and hit a field nearby where I had recently obtained permission. There was really nothing to lead me to believe that something was there but it looked like a good area. I had hunted for a couple hours with only a single musketball to show for it. There wasn't a lot of trash on the site so I wasn't really digging much either. I decided I was going to head back to the car and try another field which had just been cut (very early hay crop). I was on my way back to the car when I got a 92 on the F75. I swung by the hole a couple times and it stayed on a steady 92...never had a 92 before...I thought it must be a can or something...same thing I thought the last time I dug A FRIGGING 8 REALE!!!!

    I popped the plug and there it was! I knew what it was instantly! I did not have my camera with me but I did have my cell phone so I snapped a couple quick insitus with the camera phone and a quick movie on the way home in the car. I kept the caked on dirt on the coin until I got home because I didn't want to risk scratching it.

    A Mexico mint 1774 8 reale...without a huge distracting scar like the last 8 reale I dug! I was so excited on the field that I tried calling Mel, Andy and Iron Patch but I could not connect through 411 and I didn't have a pen to write down the numbers...I actually tried remembering the numbers but I couldn't concentrate...just too excited. I know I should have stayed and continued on with the field but when I am this stoked I can't concentrate on anything. Plus I want to keep it pure for a couple fellow detectorists...there are several who will be getting the invite...
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    If the elevator tries to bring you down, go crazy, punch a higher floor!

  2. #2
    us
    Aug 2007
    CA
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    Re: TWICE IN A LIFETIME FIND...8 REALE!!!!!!

    all I can say is nice.....

  3. #3
    Charter Member
    us
    American by Birth ~ Gun Owner by Right ~ Jesus by Choice

    Jan 2007
    George West, TX
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    Re: TWICE IN A LIFETIME FIND...8 REALE!!!!!!

    speechless...that sure is a purtty coin!!!
    Dawn
    MCALLEN, TX

  4. #4

    Apr 2008
    Baltimore/Cambridge, MD
    Teknetics T2, ACE 250
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    Re: TWICE IN A LIFETIME FIND...8 REALE!!!!!!

    Holy Cow! I'm totally jealous. Not one, but two 8 reales. I can't believe the shape of that one. I'm hoping just to break the 1800's and here you are with your second 8 reale. Congrats, won't be long til I see this one the banner. I'm never really looking to sell any finds, but out of curiousity what is something in that condition worth approximately?

  5. #5
    us
    Mar 2006
    South Florida east coast.
    In the water Aquasound ,back up Aquasound,Fisher cz20,Minelab Excalibur 15 inch wot coil .
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    Re: TWICE IN A LIFETIME FIND...8 REALE!!!!!!

    Congrats for the second Real my friend.WTG.

  6. #6
    us
    Jan 2005
    Choctaw Beach Florida
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    Re: TWICE IN A LIFETIME FIND...8 REALE!!!!!!

    You found another one.....................Man I hate you..
    God and country.

  7. #7

    Oct 2007
    San Diego
    Fisher F75, Minelab E-Trac, Whites Surf PI Dual Field
    537

    Re: TWICE IN A LIFETIME FIND...8 REALE!!!!!!

    Congratulations on a gorgeous coin! Two of 'em heh? Wow.
    Jim in So. Cal.
    Fisher F75, Minelab E-Trac, Whites Surf PI Dual Field

  8. #8
    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Upstate NY
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    Re: TWICE IN A LIFETIME FIND...8 REALE!!!!!!

    Beautiful silver. Thats my dream coin right there....and you have two. I hope you can pull some more goodies out of that field.
    Best Finds:

    1786 Vermont Landscape Copper (Ryder 7 variety)
    1787 Vermont Copper
    1787 New Jersey Copper (Maris 63 variety)
    George Washington Inaugural Button (GW 1 type)
    1872 Indian Head Cent (VF condition)

  9. #9

    Re: TWICE IN A LIFETIME FIND...8 REALE!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bartman
    Holy Cow! I'm totally jealous. Not one, but two 8 reales. I can't believe the shape of that one. I'm hoping just to break the 1800's and here you are with your second 8 reale. Congrats, won't be long til I see this one the banner. I'm never really looking to sell any finds, but out of curiousity what is something in that condition worth approximately?
    Not worth a whole lot, couple hundred dollars but they are considered the holy grail of finds to many...
    If the elevator tries to bring you down, go crazy, punch a higher floor!

  10. #10

    Mar 2008
    Northern WI.
    Bounty HunterIV / Garrett GTI 2500
    97

    Re: TWICE IN A LIFETIME FIND...8 REALE!!!!!!

    How deep was it? Up here, with the freeze and thaw cycles I think a coin drops a flippen 1/2" a year.
    Let me see........ 2008 minus 1772 equals 236 years times .5 = 118 inch's divided by 12 = 9.8 FEET!!!!!!!!!!

    THATS ONE GREAT DETECTOR AND ONE HECK OF A PLUG!!!!!
    Congratulation on the dig, BEAUTIFUL COIN


  11. #11

    Re: TWICE IN A LIFETIME FIND...8 REALE!!!!!!

    Wow. All I can say...Wow. Not once but twice!!!!Congrats...Lance

  12. #12

    Mar 2005
    N.E.P.A.
    Fisher CZ-5, Fisher 1280-X
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    Re: TWICE IN A LIFETIME FIND...8 REALE!!!!!!

    Holy Sh*t! What a coin!
    I think that's ANOTHER serious candidate for the banner.
    Congrats!

  13. #13

    Re: TWICE IN A LIFETIME FIND...8 REALE!!!!!!

    This one was only 5 inches down...I've got some insitus on my phone but have no idea how to download pics from the phone...
    If the elevator tries to bring you down, go crazy, punch a higher floor!

  14. #14
    Kas
    Kas is offline
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    Jan 2007
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    Re: TWICE IN A LIFETIME FIND...8 REALE!!!!!!

    Boy that's a real beauty. Good work.

    Ken
    I'm the friend a friend would like to have.

  15. #15
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    Jun 2006
    Moonlight and Magnolias
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    Re: TWICE IN A LIFETIME FIND...8 REALE!!!!!!

    Who in the HELL finds TWO 8-Reales?!!!


    That's a feather in your cap, buddy. Excellent work!



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