🥇 BANNER Appalachian Pirate Treasure!!! 8 Reale!!

Nov 21, 2019
56
514
West Virginia
🥇 Banner finds
1
Detector(s) used
Nox 600, Ace 400, Ace 250
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Appalachian Pirate Treasure

I’ve never been this lucky in my life… I’ll try to make this as fast as possible. So! I was sifting an over hang (ON MY PROPERTY, I feel like that’s important to clarify) very successfully by my standards, I’ll post the pictures of the artifacts after this. Anyway, I was sifting some fresh soil when I see a round disk drop out of a dirt clod on the the screen, trying not to get my hopes up I reach down and pick up the abnormally heavy object. My hearts beating like crazy, as I turn it over Instantly realize what I’m holding.. a beautiful 1786 8 REALE!!! Made in Lima Peru. I literally almost cried, after years of metal detecting I just happen to pick this up out of the ground by chance with no detector??

The overhang is on an old wagon road that passes by my family’s homestead house in West Virginia, I won’t get any more specific haha. Not nearly as deep as the arrowheads of course. And I thought I was lucky when I found a half reale! Thanks for reading, enjoy the finds!

Oh! If anyone has any info on time period of artifacts or various names of them Id be grateful to hear about what I’ve found! B081069B-3CF8-49C9-97D7-B3B643842F8A.jpeg
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Digger RJ

Gold Member
Aug 24, 2017
14,501
25,013
SW Missouri/Oklahoma
🥇 Banner finds
1
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
2
Detector(s) used
Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800;
XP Deus 2
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Appalachian Pirate Treasure

I’ve never been this lucky in my life… I’ll try to make this as fast as possible. So! I was sifting an over hang (ON MY PROPERTY, I feel like that’s important to clarify) very successfully by my standards, I’ll post the pictures of the artifacts after this. Anyway, I was sifting some fresh soil when I see a round disk drop out of a dirt clod on the the screen, trying not to get my hopes up I reach down and pick up the abnormally heavy object. My hearts beating like crazy, as I turn it over Instantly realize what I’m holding.. a beautiful 1786 8 REALE!!! Made in Lima Peru. I literally almost cried, after years of metal detecting I just happen to pick this up out of the ground by chance with no detector??

The overhang is on an old wagon road that passes by my family’s homestead house in West Virginia, I won’t get any more specific haha. Not nearly as deep as the arrowheads of course. And I thought I was lucky when I found a half reale! Thanks for reading, enjoy the finds!

Oh! If anyone has any info on time period of artifacts or various names of them Id be grateful to hear about what I’ve found! View attachment 1996402 View attachment 1996402 View attachment 1996403 View attachment 1996404 View attachment 1996405 View attachment 1996406 View attachment 1996407 View attachment 1996408 View attachment 1996409 View attachment 1996410 View attachment 1996411 View attachment 1996412 View attachment 1996413 View attachment 1996414 View attachment 1996415 View attachment 1996416 View attachment 1996417 View attachment 1996418 View attachment 1996419 View attachment 1996420 View attachment 1996421 View attachment 1996422 View attachment 1996423 View attachment 1996424 View attachment 1996426 View attachment 1996427 View attachment 1996428 View attachment 1996429 View attachment 1996430 View attachment 1996431
Awesome Reale!!! Congrats!!! I'm thinking late Woodland, but just guessing.
 

Doubloony

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Apr 8, 2021
34
57
East Texas
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Tesoro Cibola, Tesoro Compadre
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Congratulations!! I've seen some amazing things happen over the years in our hobby, and always take down notes of the best, and I'll be doing the same with this one. Sometimes one is just left without words. This is one of those times.
 
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metal detective kalin
Nov 21, 2019
56
514
West Virginia
🥇 Banner finds
1
Detector(s) used
Nox 600, Ace 400, Ace 250
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
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I think I’d do some metal detecting in that same spot!
I spent a good day scanning every foot of dirt on that hillside after that haha, didn’t find anything else good though oddly enough
 
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pepperj

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Feb 3, 2009
26,260
83,739
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Deus, Minelab 3030, E-Trac,
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Relic Hunting
Congrats on the 8 👍👍
Very nice collection of points, maybe post up the query in NA forum. (If not already)
Very knowledgeable members that will ID the finds.
 

Hunk-a-lead

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Dec 20, 2020
2,024
3,063
Kansas City
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Legend, Garrett Carrot, Predator Phoenix Shovel, Whites's hand digger
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Appalachian Pirate Treasure

I’ve never been this lucky in my life… I’ll try to make this as fast as possible. So! I was sifting an over hang (ON MY PROPERTY, I feel like that’s important to clarify) very successfully by my standards, I’ll post the pictures of the artifacts after this. Anyway, I was sifting some fresh soil when I see a round disk drop out of a dirt clod on the the screen, trying not to get my hopes up I reach down and pick up the abnormally heavy object. My hearts beating like crazy, as I turn it over Instantly realize what I’m holding.. a beautiful 1786 8 REALE!!! Made in Lima Peru. I literally almost cried, after years of metal detecting I just happen to pick this up out of the ground by chance with no detector??

The overhang is on an old wagon road that passes by my family’s homestead house in West Virginia, I won’t get any more specific haha. Not nearly as deep as the arrowheads of course. And I thought I was lucky when I found a half reale! Thanks for reading, enjoy the finds!

Oh! If anyone has any info on time period of artifacts or various names of them Id be grateful to hear about what I’ve found! View attachment 1996402 View attachment 1996402 View attachment 1996403 View attachment 1996404 View attachment 1996405 View attachment 1996406 View attachment 1996407 View attachment 1996408 View attachment 1996409 View attachment 1996410 View attachment 1996411 View attachment 1996412 View attachment 1996413 View attachment 1996414 View attachment 1996415 View attachment 1996416 View attachment 1996417 View attachment 1996418 View attachment 1996419 View attachment 1996420 View attachment 1996421 View attachment 1996422 View attachment 1996423 View attachment 1996424 View attachment 1996426 View attachment 1996427 View attachment 1996428 View attachment 1996429 View attachment 1996430 View attachment 1996431
holy cow, what an awesome find! wtg
 

Steve in PA

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Jul 5, 2010
9,340
13,002
Pittsburgh, PA
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3
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Fisher F75, XP Deus, Fisher 1270
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Nice array of Indian artifacts. Those rock overhangs were used by the native Americans for thousands of years. My brother excavated an overhang near Morgantown and found a lot Indian artifacts. Nice surprise finding the 8 reale there. Early settlers must have used the place for shelter as well.
 

Koko Ali'i

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Feb 2, 2013
830
1,074
Sovereign America
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Many
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Appalachian Pirate Treasure

I’ve never been this lucky in my life… I’ll try to make this as fast as possible. So! I was sifting an over hang (ON MY PROPERTY, I feel like that’s important to clarify) very successfully by my standards, I’ll post the pictures of the artifacts after this. Anyway, I was sifting some fresh soil when I see a round disk drop out of a dirt clod on the the screen, trying not to get my hopes up I reach down and pick up the abnormally heavy object. My hearts beating like crazy, as I turn it over Instantly realize what I’m holding.. a beautiful 1786 8 REALE!!! Made in Lima Peru. I literally almost cried, after years of metal detecting I just happen to pick this up out of the ground by chance with no detector??

The overhang is on an old wagon road that passes by my family’s homestead house in West Virginia, I won’t get any more specific haha. Not nearly as deep as the arrowheads of course. And I thought I was lucky when I found a half reale! Thanks for reading, enjoy the finds!

Oh! If anyone has any info on time period of artifacts or various names of them Id be grateful to hear about what I’ve found! View attachment 1996402 View attachment 1996402 View attachment 1996403 View attachment 1996404 View attachment 1996405 View attachment 1996406 View attachment 1996407 View attachment 1996408 View attachment 1996409 View attachment 1996410 View attachment 1996411 View attachment 1996412 View attachment 1996413 View attachment 1996414 View attachment 1996415 View attachment 1996416 View attachment 1996417 View attachment 1996418 View attachment 1996419 View attachment 1996420 View attachment 1996421 View attachment 1996422 View attachment 1996423 View attachment 1996424 View attachment 1996426 View attachment 1996427 View attachment 1996428 View attachment 1996429 View attachment 1996430 View attachment 1996431
Great post. Thanks for sharing.
 

BennyV

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Feb 22, 2021
383
616
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All Treasure Hunting
Appalachian Pirate Treasure

I’ve never been this lucky in my life… I’ll try to make this as fast as possible. So! I was sifting an over hang (ON MY PROPERTY, I feel like that’s important to clarify) very successfully by my standards, I’ll post the pictures of the artifacts after this. Anyway, I was sifting some fresh soil when I see a round disk drop out of a dirt clod on the the screen, trying not to get my hopes up I reach down and pick up the abnormally heavy object. My hearts beating like crazy, as I turn it over Instantly realize what I’m holding.. a beautiful 1786 8 REALE!!! Made in Lima Peru. I literally almost cried, after years of metal detecting I just happen to pick this up out of the ground by chance with no detector??

The overhang is on an old wagon road that passes by my family’s homestead house in West Virginia, I won’t get any more specific haha. Not nearly as deep as the arrowheads of course. And I thought I was lucky when I found a half reale! Thanks for reading, enjoy the finds!

Oh! If anyone has any info on time period of artifacts or various names of them Id be grateful to hear about what I’ve found! View attachment 1996402 View attachment 1996402 View attachment 1996403 View attachment 1996404 View attachment 1996405 View attachment 1996406 View attachment 1996407 View attachment 1996408 View attachment 1996409 View attachment 1996410 View attachment 1996411 View attachment 1996412 View attachment 1996413 View attachment 1996414 View attachment 1996415 View attachment 1996416 View attachment 1996417 View attachment 1996418 View attachment 1996419 View attachment 1996420 View attachment 1996421 View attachment 1996422 View attachment 1996423 View attachment 1996424 View attachment 1996426 View attachment 1996427 View attachment 1996428 View attachment 1996429 View attachment 1996430 View attachment 1996431
Beautiful coin! Congrats!
 

JeffInMass

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Jan 14, 2006
4,104
5,623
Cape Cod
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Minelab Equinox 600, Minelab Explorer SE Pro, Explorer XS, Fisher CZ6A
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Just goes to show that we simply never know when something incredible is going to turn up- Awesome coin- Congrats!
 

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