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

Nov 21, 2019
57
516
West Virginia
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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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vespaboy

Greenie
Feb 20, 2018
14
35
Mayberry, NC
Detector(s) used
Nokta Makro Simplex • Garrett Ace 250
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
Nice find and I love your artifacts box & collection!
 

mchittester1

Newbie
Mar 22, 2017
1
1
Pennsylvania
Detector(s) used
White's 5900 di pro sl
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 find, especially like the arrowheads!
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ecmo

Hero Member
Feb 28, 2016
937
1,345
Missouri
Detector(s) used
macro racer 2, whites mx5, whites mx sport, trx pinpointer
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All Treasure Hunting
Those types of finds are hard to come by. Congrats
 

PastorBillV

Jr. Member
Jul 7, 2021
24
21
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
Fantastic!
 

catherine1

Bronze Member
Jun 25, 2010
1,813
1,077
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I run a MD, and search for artifacts.........and that's nothing but plain crazy......touche.
 

kmk

Greenie
Feb 4, 2016
14
70
Upstate NY
Detector(s) used
AT PRO and APEX
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Wo
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.
Wow, a great find! I have recently found a tool outside of Albany NY just like the grayish scrapper in your photo.
 

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TJ Beale

Newbie
Mar 22, 2015
4
1
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
The idea of pirate treasure in the Virginia’s reminded me about my 40 year quest and research for the Beale Treasure.
There were some theories about Jean Laffite actually being or actually working with Thomas J. Beale Jr. ?!?!
I even have a copy of Thomas Beale Sr. having to serve Laffite with an arrest warrant after the Battle of New Orleans, when Laffite returned to being a pirate near New Orleans after helping the US fight the British ships. It seems after that he sailed into history after his move to Galveston?!?
Maybe Beale Sr. Cut a deal with Laffite to overlook the arrest warrant?
Maybe, then, he went to bury his loot in Bedford, VA with Beale Jr?
He would have travelled overland to get to the vault, and maybe spilled some coins?
Since I don’t know your location, this May all be moot?
 

TJ Beale

Newbie
Mar 22, 2015
4
1
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Thanks
The idea of pirate treasure in the Virginia’s reminded me about my 40 year quest and research for the Beale Treasure.
There were some theories about Jean Laffite actually being or actually working with Thomas J. Beale Jr. ?!?!
I even have a copy of Thomas Beale Sr. having to serve Laffite with an arrest warrant after the Battle of New Orleans, when Laffite returned to being a pirate near New Orleans after helping the US fight the British ships. It seems after that he sailed into history after his move to Galveston?!?
Maybe Beale Sr. Cut a deal with Laffite to overlook the arrest warrant?
Maybe, then, he went to bury his loot in Bedford, VA with Beale Jr?
He would have travelled overland to get to the vault, and maybe spilled some coins?
Since I don’t know your location, this May all be moot?
 
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Ifoundit69

Saving the past one find at a time !
Dec 5, 2007
1,251
600
Lancaster ,VA
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Whites Spectrum Xlt ,Fisher 1270, Fisher F5 ,Fisher F2, , Ctx 3030 ,Nokta Anfibio,Minelab Safari
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All Treasure Hunting
That is a REALE awesome find , and nice points as well . I would definetly be hitting that place hard and digging everything signal could be a cache there some place!
 

Tnmountains

Super Moderator
Staff member
Jan 27, 2009
18,501
11,124
South East Tennessee on Ga, Ala line
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Tesoro Conquistador freq shift
Fisher F75
Garrett AT-Pro
Garet carrot
Neodymium magnets
5' Probe
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All Treasure Hunting
I would have a heart attack if sifting for arrowheads and something like that flipped out. I guess humans always knew a good spot to stop and rest or camp.
 

Elvis

Bronze Member
Jan 8, 2007
1,108
1,123
Lafayette, Georgia
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1
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Tesoro and Nokta Simplex+
Garrett Pro-Pointer AT
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Awesome haul!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!
 

Almy

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Mar 18, 2011
413
654
Maritime Provinces
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Tesoro Cibola
Primary Interest:
Other
Amazing worked stone finds, great quantity and variety. Nice pictures of them. The piece of 8 is totally out of place. I think you should donate it to someone like me who has been looking for one for many years, without success. If I ever found one now, I'm not sure my aged heart would survive the excitement.
 

selfish jeans

Newbie
Dec 18, 2021
1
0
Hey there. The Universe seems to agree with you seeking out treasure. Forgive me for asking but the Yellow ish arrow head held up top the light, or one like it, would you entertain selling or a trade. I would love to make a necklace and was hoping I'd find one, though this wasn't how I imagined it lol. thanks again!
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metal detective kalin
Nov 21, 2019
57
516
West Virginia
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Nox 600, Ace 400, Ace 250
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Hey there. The Universe seems to agree with you seeking out treasure. Forgive me for asking but the Yellow ish arrow head held up top the light, or one like it, would you entertain selling or a trade. I would love to make a necklace and was hoping I'd find one, though this wasn't how I imagined it lol. thanks again!
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Hi! I appreciate the offer but I have a policy of keeping my finds from the same site together. I’m not in it for the money anyway so I probably wouldn’t sell anything unless for a great deal to be perfectly honest. Again thank you though and sorry I can’t help.
 

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