1675 Spanish Silver Two Reale Cob!!

Steve in PA

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Tried a new permission yesterday. The owner said it was built in 1820. He also said it had been gone over with metal detectors before. He doesn't live there, but there were a couple guys doing some electrical work yesterday. The grass hadn't been mowed in a while and was pretty high in some places.
After 2.5 hours of digging, all I had was a pocket full of shell casings, fired bullets, four modern coins, some other miscellaneous junk, and a mouthful of frustration. The oldest thing I had at this point was a toe tap from an old boot. I was ready to call it a day and was working my way out when I got a nice signal on the Deus. It wasn't deep and I was expecting another clad quarter.
I wasn't expecting this!! A 1675 Two Reale Cob from the reign of Charles II, minted in Potasi Bolivia!!
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She is a beauty! I bet you ran in and showed the electricians right away the treasure buried in the yard! haha
Just kidding. I too wonder what its journey was to that place. Funny how when we are ready to call it quits the metal detecting gods sometimes give us a break.
You are a good hunter so I am not surprised that if was there you would find it.
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Tried a new permission yesterday. The owner said it was built in 1820. He also said it had been gone over with metal detectors before. He doesn't live there, but there were a couple guys doing some electrical work yesterday. The grass hadn't been mowed in a while and was pretty high in some places.
After 2.5 hours of digging, all I had was a pocket full of shell casings, fired bullets, four modern coins, some other miscellaneous junk, and a mouthful of frustration. The oldest thing I had at this point was a toe tap from an old boot. I was ready to call it a day and was working my way out when I got a nice signal on the Deus. It wasn't deep and I was expecting another clad quarter.
I wasn't expecting this!! A 1675 Two Reale Cob from the reign of Charles II, minted in Potasi Bolivia!!
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Well worth the day! Awesome!
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Very nice. I'm still looking......
 

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Tried a new permission yesterday. The owner said it was built in 1820. He also said it had been gone over with metal detectors before. He doesn't live there, but there were a couple guys doing some electrical work yesterday. The grass hadn't been mowed in a while and was pretty high in some places.
After 2.5 hours of digging, all I had was a pocket full of shell casings, fired bullets, four modern coins, some other miscellaneous junk, and a mouthful of frustration. The oldest thing I had at this point was a toe tap from an old boot. I was ready to call it a day and was working my way out when I got a nice signal on the Deus. It wasn't deep and I was expecting another clad quarter.
I wasn't expecting this!! A 1675 Two Reale Cob from the reign of Charles II, minted in Potasi Bolivia!!
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oh yeah!
 

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Outstanding
Congratulations on your beautiful recovery
 

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Tried a new permission yesterday. The owner said it was built in 1820. He also said it had been gone over with metal detectors before. He doesn't live there, but there were a couple guys doing some electrical work yesterday. The grass hadn't been mowed in a while and was pretty high in some places.
After 2.5 hours of digging, all I had was a pocket full of shell casings, fired bullets, four modern coins, some other miscellaneous junk, and a mouthful of frustration. The oldest thing I had at this point was a toe tap from an old boot. I was ready to call it a day and was working my way out when I got a nice signal on the Deus. It wasn't deep and I was expecting another clad quarter.
I wasn't expecting this!! A 1675 Two Reale Cob from the reign of Charles II, minted in Potasi Bolivia!!
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Killer find!
 

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Tried a new permission yesterday. The owner said it was built in 1820. He also said it had been gone over with metal detectors before. He doesn't live there, but there were a couple guys doing some electrical work yesterday. The grass hadn't been mowed in a while and was pretty high in some places.
After 2.5 hours of digging, all I had was a pocket full of shell casings, fired bullets, four modern coins, some other miscellaneous junk, and a mouthful of frustration. The oldest thing I had at this point was a toe tap from an old boot. I was ready to call it a day and was working my way out when I got a nice signal on the Deus. It wasn't deep and I was expecting another clad quarter.
I wasn't expecting this!! A 1675 Two Reale Cob from the reign of Charles II, minted in Potasi Bolivia!!
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Great story with a redeemed ending...
One wonders how that coin ended up there...
Thanks for sharing :)
Congratulations 👍
 
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Steve in PA

Steve in PA

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That is an amazingly beautiful find. So if you can find that in PA I certainly should be able to find a good cob one day here on the Treasure Coast. I dare to dream.
Thanks, and good luck on the Treasure Coast. I am sure there is a lot of competition down there. This is actually the third 2 reale cob I have found, but by far the oldest. They definitively are not common here is SW PA.
 
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Steve in PA

Steve in PA

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That cob is the coolest!!!
Great going Steve...if anyone was going to catch a great looking Spanish it would be you!
Nice one!!
Thanks Ironhorse. This is my 75th Spanish silver. It's been 32 years since my first.
 
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Steve in PA

Steve in PA

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Just absolutely incredible! Don't know what else to say but that. Congrats on a once in a lifetime find!!
Thanks CJon. I can't say it's a once in a lifetime find. More like third in a lifetime :laughing7:
 

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that is ridiculous! What an awesome collection of early American currency usage, clearly demonstrating the reliance on reliable, stable, predictable Spanish colonial coinage.
 
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Steve in PA

Steve in PA

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that is ridiculous! What an awesome collection of early American currency usage, clearly demonstrating the reliance on reliable, stable, predictable Spanish colonial coinage.
All found in Southwest PA except two from Culpeper, VA
 

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Tried a new permission yesterday. The owner said it was built in 1820. He also said it had been gone over with metal detectors before. He doesn't live there, but there were a couple guys doing some electrical work yesterday. The grass hadn't been mowed in a while and was pretty high in some places.
After 2.5 hours of digging, all I had was a pocket full of shell casings, fired bullets, four modern coins, some other miscellaneous junk, and a mouthful of frustration. The oldest thing I had at this point was a toe tap from an old boot. I was ready to call it a day and was working my way out when I got a nice signal on the Deus. It wasn't deep and I was expecting another clad quarter.
I wasn't expecting this!! A 1675 Two Reale Cob from the reign of Charles II, minted in Potasi Bolivia!!
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Nice save congratulations
 

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