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  1. #1
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    DIG, RECOVER, PRESERVE...THE SCOURGE OF THE DIRT!

    Jan 2007
    Virginia
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    SWEET...My first Cob!!!!!!! 1686 Carolus II Half-Reale

    Well, I had just gotten done posting my finds from today below when I pulled out this little piece that I had forgotten about.

    I was walking along eager but VERY patient for a great find, much in the same way as John Walter When, all of a sudden, the BEAU-TI-FUL Whites "treasure detecta" rang up as +75 BUT since I was tuned into the Civil War relics, minie balls and brass that I was hunting and SINCE this piece was small and fragile, I put it separate of the heavy lead bullets and kinda forgot about it...

    WELL,

    I just pulled it out of my pocket and wiped the face with some soapy water and a CROSS is staring back at me! WOW, this is a nice surprise for sure.....and my first Spanish Half-Reale Cob! I've dug the milled ones and bigger cobs but this my first Hammered half-reale Spanish ....
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  3. #2

    Re: WOW My 1st SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Holy cr-p Josh!!! What a fantastic find Sir. Congrats on a first. Very cool surprise for sure.
    -Doug-
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  4. #3
    us
    Nov 2005
    Athens Tennessee
    Minelab
    377
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    Re: WOW My 1st SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    wonderful find. hoping some day find one myself.
    The only easy day was yesterday

  5. #4

    Re: WOW My 1st SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SENTI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SCORE!

    ABSOLUTELY stunning find! Wish I could'a seen that expression on your face as you realized what you had found!

    Beautiful, beautiful find! Many congrats on that first!!!

    Nana

    OH..any idea what the date may be?


  6. #5
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    Semper Fi!

    Jan 2007
    Indiana
    Minelab Explorer XS-2, Garrett Ace 250
    2,196

    Re: WOW My 1st SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What a great find!! Very impressive and to not even know for sure what it was when you dug it makes it that much more impressive!! Congrats on a great find!
    "Two things are infinite, the Universe and Human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the Universe"
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  7. #6
    us
    Oct 2007
    Pascagoula Ms.
    minelab exp.
    2,127
    22 times

    Re: WOW My 1st SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Very nice find,looks reale old..I know that made your day..HH

  8. #7

    May 2008
    Chicago
    Fisher 1266 X Fisher F75
    1,606

    Re: WOW My 1st SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That's a beauty !!!!

  9. #8
    Charter Member
    DIG, RECOVER, PRESERVE...THE SCOURGE OF THE DIRT!

    Jan 2007
    Virginia
    TEKNETICS T-2 LTD, Fisher F-75, White's MXT w/ 11 x 14" Excelerator Coil, WHITES Pulse TDI, WHITES Beach Hunter ID, Garrett Propointer and Lesche Digging Tool
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    Re: WOW My 1st SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks Doug and Nana!!! I tell you, as far as I can tell, I think it is a Carlos II or III Late 1600s to Early 1700s 1/2 Reale. It looks to have the same backmark as this picture below (the one to the left) which is of a Carlos 8 Reale backmark. If you look at mine, you can make out the "CA" and part of the "L" on it.
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  10. #9
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    CANE FIELD BANDITS and IRON BRIGADE MEMBER

    Jun 2006
    Moonlight and Magnolias
    Fisher F75, Fisher 1266-X and Tesoro Silver ĶMax
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    Re: WOW My 1st SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    MAN OH MAN! That's a GREAT FIND! 

    In terms of ID, I have a hunch that you should be looking at Cobs instead.  This one Ain't Milled...  Here's a similar cob example:

    http://www.coins-of-panama.com/cobs/aphr-2.html

    Could also be a Lima coin...but I'm not a "cob guy."  Someone will have more info for you though soon...

    And you're right about the denomination.  Half Real sized for sure.

    You're in Old Tobacco Country there--and I have a hunch that the coin you found could break a century barrier even earlier than you thought...  


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  11. #10
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    us
    Apr 2007
    Oklahoma
    Whites, Tesoro, Fisher and Minelab
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    Re: WOW My 1st SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    No matter what the coin may be, it's a great find! Funny what we find when we're not expecting it. Happy Hunting

    Desertfox
    Happy Hunting

    Desertfox
    (Paul)

  12. #11

    Nov 2006
    Central,Ny
    Whites DFX
    995
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    Re: WOW My 1st SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CONRATS {Sentinel} VERY NICE Cob !!

    Post it in the Cob Forum ...they will know

    Again , Congradulations

    Derek

  13. #12
    us
    Mark Dayton

    Jan 2008
    Gold Country (California)
    Minelab CTX 3030, Minelab GPX 4500, Fisher Gold Bug Pro
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    Re: WOW My 1st SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Definitely looks like a cob because of the shape and metal. But I am no expert


    Spanish Cobbs from the 15th - 16th Centuries

    If it was gold I would be thinking Escudo. Awesome find! Congratulations

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  14. #13
    us
    Apr 2007
    Cullman, AL
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    Re: WOW My 1st SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I would definitely do the happy dance on that one. Very cool!
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  15. #14

    Sep 2005
    Cleveland, OH
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    Re: WOW My 1st SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Very cool. Exciting to find in any condition. Congratulations!
    Minelab Exp II, Whites DFX, Whites Classic III(former Tejon, CoinStrike & Quattro user)

  16. #15

    Jan 2007
    Milky Way Galaxy
    Whites Vision Spectra
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    2 times
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    Re: WOW My 1st SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Wow Sentinal .... You sure hit the jackpot on this one my friend. A Cob. I can only dream of finding one of those where I live. I guess I will have to suffer with mid to late 1700's Reales instead. You deserve this find and I sure am happy for you.
    Chris

  17. #16
    us
    Feb 2006
    Castle Shannon, PA
    Whites MXT
    1,179
    14 times

    Re: WOW My 1st SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Nice job bud, she's a beaut.

  18. #17

    Re: WOW My 1st SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Not only did you dig a reale you dug a friggin' cob!!! Outstanding! Definitely mid 1600's find! That is my dream find! Congrats!
    If the elevator tries to bring you down, go crazy, punch a higher floor!

  19. #18

    Re: WOW My 1st SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You lucky, lucky, bar-steward.

    Nice early cob 8) 8)

    Its still one my wish list, I came close last year with a copper cob....
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  20. #19
    us
    Apr 2006
    PA
    White's XL Pro 6000
    1,501
    1 times

    Re: WOW My 1st SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WAHOOOOOOOOOOO, Joshy Boy, what's up, brother?

    I know for sure that John Walter would state, "Yup, yup, that's what I am after...1700s...1600s...anything super old...you know Colonial!!!!" I know for sure that Colonial Zoyboy would state, "Yup, yup, that's what I am after...1700s...1600s...anything super old...you know Colonial!!!!" Hmmmm...Colonial Zoyboy and John "Johnny" Walter would state exactly the same phrase, so could John Walter and Colonial Zoyboy be the same guy? Nope, we ain't the same fellers, but we both do have the same philosophy!

    That cob is simply amazing, buddy! Now, get out there and find another one...RIGHT NOW!!!!!

    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!

  21. #20
    us
    Mar 2008
    SE Pennsylvania
    Whites XLT Spectrum / Fisher 1266X / Minelab Sovereign Elite
    273
    43 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: WOW My 1st SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Great Job, now thats a nice relic and coin combined !!
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