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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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  2. #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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  3. #3
    us
    Nov 2005
    Athens Tennessee
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    Re: WOW My 1st SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  4. #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?


  5. #5
    us
    Semper Fi!

    Jan 2007
    Indiana
    Minelab Explorer XS-2, Garrett Ace 250
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    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"
    ~Albert Einstein~

  6. #6
    us
    Oct 2007
    Pascagoula Ms.
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    Re: WOW My 1st SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  7. #7

    May 2008
    Chicago
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    Re: WOW My 1st SPANISH SILVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That's a beauty !!!!

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

    Jan 2007
    Virginia
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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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  9. #9
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    Jun 2006
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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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  10. #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

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    (Paul)

  11. #11
    us
    Nov 2006
    Central,Ny
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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

  12. #12
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    Mark Dayton

    Jan 2008
    Gold Country (California)
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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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  13. #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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  14. #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)

  15. #15

    Jan 2007
    Milky Way Galaxy
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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

 

 
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