1846 1/4 real out in Old Ca with other goodies

JackalopeZL1

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Hi All, I got to go hunt today for my holiday off. Beautiful weather here in Northern Ca today so it made for a fantastic day!!

I was invited by my friend to go hunt with him to a spot with some emigrant/goldrush history today and of course I jumped at the chance. Dan is a great guy and always a ton of fun to hunt with.

Any ways with in 20 minutes of being at this sight I got a horrible signal and almost passed it up but you have to dig these signals when there is so much iron at the sight. I dug down about 6 inches and pulled out a green round disc. I quickly gave it a swipe and I knew I had something old. Wasn't sure what it was but saw 1/4 on the back. Last month I saw someone post a 1/4 real and that was the first time I had seen one. Sure enough that is what I got.

I was very Happy to say the least!!

About 1/2 hr later I found a surface find of a really cool 1 piece button, If you have any clue please fill me in but it seems late 1700's to early 1800's It reads "Rich Orange" "373" "Gilt Colour"

I also grabbed a few older underwear buttons as well as a couple jean buttons One saying "SERVAL" and one a little newer with "lee union alls"

Lastly I found a 1915s wheat penny in really nice shape with only 4 million minted it is a lower minted penny

Happy hunting all!!

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Tom_in_CA

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Utterly sweet. Yes, some miners came up to join in @ the gold rush, who came up from Mexico, and various south American countries. Thus yes, sometimes mexican reales and coppers get found here. Great piece of history ! Thanx for sharing. Love the in-situ photo :)
 
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JackalopeZL1

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Thanks Tom, I love finding something different like this. Keeps the hobby fun!!
 

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Never seen a 1/4 real before. Nice finds!!!!!!
 

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Nice finds. The real is super cool! Keep hitting that sight.
 

Carolina Tom

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Congrats on a sweet hunt. That coin is really sweet, and I like the buttons too.

Best of luck to you Jack.
 

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Congrats on a great coin, and button. It must have been a thrill to see that one come out of the ground.
 

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Wow, that is an interesting coin. I've never seen one. Cool find! Any idea where that 1/4 reale was minted?
 
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JackalopeZL1

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Congrats on a sweet hunt. That coin is really sweet, and I like the buttons too.

Best of luck to you Jack.

Thanks Tom! I think I may have done a happy dance :D

Great find! Congrats on you 1/4 Real!

Thank you !

Sweet finds!

Thank you!

Congrats on a great coin, and button. It must have been a thrill to see that one come out of the ground.

Thanks!

Wow, that is an interesting coin. I've never seen one. Cool find! Any idea where that 1/4 reale was minted?

Thanks!
 

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