Found my first Spanish Silver (half reale, I think)😀

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I was so excited to find my first Spanish Silver! I think it is a half reale (a little less than 18mm). It is very worn and thin. Maybe someone with more experience can identify a mint mark and or country of origin.

I was using the Equinox 600 with the 6 inch coil in Park 1 Multi and it rang up as 20-21 so I thought it was a penny or scrap copper. When I started removing the dirt I thought it might be a button…But then WooHoo….it was a coin that looked Spanish.!!!!and most of the date was readable! 177?7. I was so excited.
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I also found part od a button that looks like it says “Canada” and has a crown at the top but can’t make out what it is. It also has an animal in the middle.
 

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I was so excited to find my first Spanish Silver! I think it is a half reale (a little less than 18mm). It is very worn and thin. Maybe someone with more experience can identify a mint mark and or country of origin.

I was using the Equinox 600 with the 6 inch coil in Park 1 Multi and it rang up as 20-21 so I thought it was a penny or scrap copper. When I started removing the dirt I thought it might be a button…But then WooHoo….it was a coin that looked Spanish.!!!!and most of the date was readable! 177?7. I was so excited.
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I also found part od a button that looks like it says “Canada” and has a crown at the top but can’t make out what it is. It also has an animal in the middle.
Nice half real!
 
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I was so excited to find my first Spanish Silver! I think it is a half reale (a little less than 18mm). It is very worn and thin. Maybe someone with more experience can identify a mint mark and or country of origin.

I was using the Equinox 600 with the 6 inch coil in Park 1 Multi and it rang up as 20-21 so I thought it was a penny or scrap copper. When I started removing the dirt I thought it might be a button…But then WooHoo….it was a coin that looked Spanish.!!!!and most of the date was readable! 177?7. I was so excited.
View attachment 1986162 View attachment 1986163
I also found part od a button that looks like it says “Canada” and has a crown at the top but can’t make out what it is. It also has an animal in the middle.
Awesome!!! Congrats!!!
 

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I was so excited to find my first Spanish Silver! I think it is a half reale (a little less than 18mm). It is very worn and thin. Maybe someone with more experience can identify a mint mark and or country of origin.

I was using the Equinox 600 with the 6 inch coil in Park 1 Multi and it rang up as 20-21 so I thought it was a penny or scrap copper. When I started removing the dirt I thought it might be a button…But then WooHoo….it was a coin that looked Spanish.!!!!and most of the date was readable! 177?7. I was so excited.
View attachment 1986162 View attachment 1986163
I also found part od a button that looks like it says “Canada” and has a crown at the top but can’t make out what it is. It also has an animal in the middle.
Congratulations on your nice recovery I hope someday to also be able to find one
 

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good finds UW!
Your button is a pre1902 Canadian Militia button...pretty decent find

Yes, I was about to say the same thing but Ironhorse beat me to it. The button has a beaver with crown above, a garland border of maple leaves and says ‘CANADA MILITIA’. The Canadian Militia was established by the Militia Act of 1855 and served as the country’s regular army until the formation of the “Canadian Army” in 1940. Your button has the “Queen’s crown”, which would put it no later than 1901.

Good Spanish silver.
 
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Congratulations! Still looking for my first 46-years into the hobby!
Thanks, Terry. Good luck! Yours may turn up in an unexpected place like mine did!
 
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congrats on your first reale!
 
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Congratulations on your nice recovery I hope someday to also be able to find one
billb…I have shared that same sentiment with Tneters…Good luck to you and enjoy the search! ..and Thank you!
 

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