πŸ₯‡ BANNER I found the first hurricane Dorian treasure coin, 1733 fleet !!

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And the storm hasn't even hit yet. Got an early start on this hurricane prep and was just standing by. As the storm is approaching it has made the winds switch off shore for the last 3 days here in the keys. That offshore breeze and the king tides have swept all the seaweed out to sea and left the beaches and shoreline clean. Got to my spot at full king high tide.....no beach had to jump off the sea wall and snorkel in 2 1/2 feet of water. Got a strong 33 on the nox....but it was coming from the bottom of an old lobster trap so I started to move on......I didnt get 4 feet away before that 33 didn't make sense to me. I went back and spent about 10 minutes fanning and prying this trap bottom out of the sand. Sure enough that 33 was still registering with the trap moved. Fanned the remaining sand down to cap rock and bingo....a big fat 8 reale cobb from the 1733 fleet !!! 20190901_150439.jpg
I'm slowly cleaning her up but I dont see a complete date.....shes seen better days. 286 years in the sand and we'd all look a little weathered !! 20190901_150424.jpg
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Here she is just after finding on the hood of my truck. So I had to break and catch my breath I ate lunch and called my buddies.....i find it hard to hunt after i make a good find until i thoroughly fondle and inspect the piece. So after a 45 minute break i hunted the rest of the day until the tide was a quarter mile out.....no more spanish, only clad and trash. 20190901_185235.jpg
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Shes got some detail left and will continue to clean up better....very little encrustation on this one....she must have tumbled in the sand a bit....she was pretty clean. She looks alot like one of her sisters I ware for luck. 20190901_150808.jpg
The one I ware I found about ten feet from this one 3 years ago !! Man....now I need to follow the storm and try for a 1715 cobb up in vero !! Wooo hoooo I'll be up bright and early to try again !!! Good luck and happy hunting folks
 
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Very nice! Be careful out there.
 

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umm...BANNER!!
 
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I saw you had some gold from the beach smokey......the beach gods have blessed both of us !!
 
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Thanks GB....I'm still riding the adrenaline high....wooo hoo !!
 

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I'm going back to the beach before dawn. No rip tides here, but it should be fun. I don't go in the water. About this time of year I switch from Indian Artifact collecting to the beach to clean up after the tourists leave. After Nov. 1 it's back for relics in the woods. Rinse, repeat!
 
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1733 Spanish Galleon Trail - Fleet of 1733 for those who have not herd about the 1733 fleet....this gives a little background on this coin. It was found at one of the mentioned survivor/salvage camp beach sites.
 

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Fantastic find, again! I'm always happy when I see you post some Spanish silver! I'll try the east coast beaches after Dorian and see if I can't get my second (or third, or fourth....). Great work and congratulations!
 
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Thank you tom.....it sure does feel good when you find some spanish treasure !!
 
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Thanks digger RJ....my sons name is RJ too.
 

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Very Nice and Congrats! Best of luck in your search for more! Thanks for posting the pics of the eye candy...
 
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Thanks Aureus and pa-dirt nc-sand
 

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By dawn you might have to stay out of the water, please be careful! Rip tides now are probably insane.
 
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Shes cleaned right up. 20190901_215859.jpg 20190901_220004.jpg
She could be ready for a bezel in a jiffy !!
 

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Blak Bart don't want to get greedy, but here's to hoping you may find a few more after the Hurricane blows thru! Cheers and happy hunting! :occasion14:
 

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These things aren't easy to find, for sure!
 
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By dawn you might have to stay out of the water, please be careful! Rip tides now are probably insane.

Smokey....I hate to say it but its beautiful here in the keys right now.....it might not be bad for us if it starts to pull north. I'm still ready for the worst though !! I wont be out there if its storming tomorrow.....and it might. All my friends in the bahamas are MIA so far !! There in the meat grinder right now.
 

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