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  1. #1

    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!

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  3. #2
    us
    Aug 2007
    CA
    explorer se,excal 1000,whites MXT,and a E-trac
    223
    77 times
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    Re: TWICE IN A LIFETIME FIND...8 REALE!!!!!!

    all I can say is nice.....

  4. #3
    us
    American by Birth ~ Gun Owner by Right ~ Jesus by Choice

    Jan 2007
    Mcallen TX
    SOV, EXCAL, CZ20, & more
    2,777
    4 times
    Banner Finds (2)

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

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

  5. #4

    Apr 2008
    Baltimore/Cambridge, MD
    Teknetics T2, ACE 250
    384
    3 times

    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?

  6. #5
    us
    Mar 2006
    South Florida east coast.
    In the water Aquasound ,back up Aquasound,Fisher cz20,Minelab Excalibur 15 inch wot coil .
    1,322
    165 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)

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

    Congrats for the second Real my friend.WTG.

  7. #6
    us
    Jan 2005
    somewhere in Asia for now
    T2 SE,Sovereign Elite,two Excal II s and a cibola
    6,436
    494 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (3)

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

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

  8. #7

    Oct 2007
    San Diego
    Fisher F75, Minelab E-Trac, Whites Surf PI Dual Field
    538

    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

  9. #8
    Charter Member
    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Above: 1786 Vermont landscape copper ryder 7 variety. Found August 2007
    Whites VX3, Whites DFX (with 4x6 shooter DD coil and 12" spider coil)
    3,551
    481 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    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.
    2014 Notable Finds :

    1837 Hard Times Token (Millions For Defence Not One Cent For Tribute)
    2 Indian Heads including a nice 1872 Key date
    Gold Class Ring (1957)
    Native American knife blade
    NYC & HRRR Co. Lock
    Eagle button


  10. #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!

  11. #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


  12. #11

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

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

  13. #12

    Mar 2005
    N.E.P.A.
    Fisher CZ-5, Fisher 1280-X
    642
    1 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    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!

  14. #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!

  15. #14
    Kas
    Kas is offline
    beep beep.

    Jan 2007
    none....wish I had them all back!
    1,545
    2 times

    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.

  16. #15
    Charter Member
    CANE FIELD BANDITS and IRON BRIGADE MEMBER

    Jun 2006
    Moonlight and Magnolias
    Fisher F75, Fisher 1266-X and Tesoro Silver ÁMax
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    1706 times
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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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  17. #16

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

    Thanks all...btw...I didn't scratch his chin, I learned my lesson from the first 8 reale I dug...big plugs for me.

    I have been detecting for three years and have found Spanish silver each year. 8 reale on year 1, 1 reale on year 2 and this one. I am super stoked!!!
    If the elevator tries to bring you down, go crazy, punch a higher floor!

  18. #17
    us
    Mar 2008
    whites xlt & fisher 1265
    134

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

    o my gosh
    one more good signal and I'm going home.

  19. #18
    us
    May 2008
    Somewhere in CT
    Minelab E-Trac
    764
    7 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

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

    Keep digging them! Inspiring and gives the rest of us noobs hope
    Website: http://www.ctdirtfisher.com YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/CtDirtFisher

  20. #19
    us
    Dec 2004
    Troy X5
    7,135
    8 times
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    Re: TWICE IN A LIFETIME FIND...8 REALE!!!!!!

    in before the colonial boys
    All animals are equal, but some are more equal then others. -George Orwell

  21. #20
    us
    Apr 2006
    PA
    White's XL Pro 6000
    1,501
    1 times

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

    That is a truly spectacular find there, Romeo! It is in AWESOME shape to boot, too!

    Here I goooooooooooooooooo again...BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEER!

    Kyle
    Those early PA settlers did too much and that is why coppas are found in abundance!

    The Three Datectateers will miles to find the Colonial "stuff"!

    KirkKyleChris (KKC) and to those long-forgotten, coppa-dropping settlers!

 

 
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