Mexican half reale 1715 fleet

Blak bart

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Well I have to give alot of thanks to everyone who helped me out this weekend....starting with @CASPER-2 who got me motivated to make the 3 hour drive up to the treasurecoast. Then a big thanks to @Gibbsail for setting me up in his spare room so I had a place to sleep. Also a big shout out to @Miguel314 who I met at corrigans beach.....a new t-net friend with a wonderful family. Congrats on the killer cuff bracelet !! So the cuts were collapsed, but the king tides are still moving sand around. Bonsteel park had a double cut yesterday that was 10 feet
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I managed to snag some musket balls on Friday from corrigans beach, and after checking and hunting some other sites I thought it would be smart to go back and really slow down and dig every faint chirp....well it paid off, and I managed to pull a half reale from that spot....thank you lord.....!!
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So finally after several years and 4-5 trips, I finally became a member of the 2 fleet club.....a big bucket lister for me was to find treasure coins from both fleets 1715, and 1733 fleets !! This coin was 10-12 inches down in the orange sand, and not an easy coin to find being a bit smaller than a dime. When I found it I had the greatest sense of relief and satisfaction at achieving success on both fleets....im on cruise control now, and could go home satisfied !! Of course I will hunt more, but its all gravy now, and im rooting for others to zero in and get one. Also I found my second stander in as many months....so I got an American silver as a bonus
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Here you can see the orange sand layer that was the hot zone.....and my immediate smiling selfie
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I will leave my standing liberty quarter with @Gibbsail who i promised I would if I found spanish....its the least I could do for the hospitality I was shown. We also hit the sandy point wreck beach which is hard to access without knowing someone that lives in the private community.....we found some wreck iron that we spen 30 minutes digging out.....not sure what it is, but it looks like a tool of some sort
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here is @Gibbsail holding it after digging it out !!
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All in all its been a great trip.....I feel very privileged to walk away with a great find after watching so many others try and fail....I've never seen so many detectorists on the beaches....so it really is special to pull spanish 1715 silver in front of so many others trying.....I tried to share with everyone where it was found.....some came and succeeded with me, and others didn't do as well......so cool to meet so many other detectorists too !! Woooo hoooo !! 1715 silver !!

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Had to ad this up top....it just too cool !! If you zoom in on the bits of lead above the coin, you'll see that this lead has the faint print of fabric.....this indicates that it was probably lead liner from a treasure chest. The chests were lined with thin sheets of lead and canvas bags of coins were put in the chests. The weight of the coins pressing against the canvas would leave the fabric print in the lead !! So im pretty sure I got a piece of treasure chest liner !! Guess this chest had half reales !!
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Hat-trick

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Very cool story! Love the promise made, promise kept with your hospitality friend. Congratulations on the greatly nice find, well both of them! Actually , all of them, because you’ve made three new friends as well. Gotta love a man of his word. I’m in Delray Beach, not the treasure coast, but on the way!!
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Well I'm uncertain about my marks, and now I believe its Mexican in origin.....so I changed my thread title.....cross looks like a Jerusalem cross to me ?? Maybe someone can confirm it for me....im new to 1715 fleet half reales.
 

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Awesome finds, congrats on Joining the 2 fleet club. To cool to be on the beach when you dug that up. Thanks for the mention much appreciated, hope to run into you again soon. Can’t wait to see what dig up next.
Thank you sir.... it was indeed a beautiful day, and it was nice to meet so many great folks.....see ya at the spot next nor Easter !!πŸ‘πŸ‘
 

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Very cool story! Love the promise made, promise kept with your hospitality friend. Congratulations on the greatly nice find, well both of them! Actually , all of them, because you’ve made three new friends as well. Gotta love a man of his word. I’m in Delray Beach, not the treasure coast, but on the way!! View attachment 2055157
Go get it Hat-trick: I think many more coins will be found this winter.....the storm has stripped the renourishment sand away, and every blow from here on out will be a game changer because we're finally getting back to some original sand. With no renourishment sand to absorb the waves the old sand will start to show !! Thank you for the kind words !!
 

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I am so glad for you, you work hard enough for it, and it will come. Great post:thumbsup:
Thank you village....a labor of love for me. To actually get one amongst so many hunters is such a great feeling !!
 

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Well I have to give alot of thanks to everyone who helped me out this weekend....starting with @CASPER-2 who got me motivated to make the 3 hour drive up to the treasurecoast. Then a big thanks to @Gibbsail for setting me up in his spare room so I had a place to sleep. Also a big shout out to @Miguel314 who I met at corrigans beach.....a new t-net friend with a wonderful family. Congrats on the killer cuff bracelet !! So the cuts were collapsed, but the king tides are still moving sand around. Bonsteel park had a double cut yesterday that was 10 feet View attachment 2055133
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I managed to snag some musket balls on Friday from corrigans beach, and after checking and hunting some other sites I thought it would be smart to go back and really slow down and dig every faint chirp....well it paid off, and I managed to pull a half reale from that spot....thank you lord.....!! View attachment 2055136 View attachment 2055137
So finally after several years and 4-5 trips, I finally became a member of the 2 fleet club.....a big bucket lister for me was to find treasure coins from both fleets 1715, and 1733 fleets !! This coin was 10-12 inches down in the orange sand, and not an easy coin to find being a bit smaller than a dime. When I found it I had the greatest sense of relief and satisfaction at achieving success on both fleets....im on cruise control now, and could go home satisfied !! Of course I will hunt more, but its all gravy now, and im rooting for others to zero in and get one. Also I found my second stander in as many months....so I got an American silver as a bonus View attachment 2055139
Here you can see the orange sand layer that was the hot zone.....and my immediate smiling selfie View attachment 2055140 I will leave my standing liberty quarter with @Gibbsail who i promised I would if I found spanish....its the least I could do for the hospitality I was shown. We also hit the sandy point wreck beach which is hard to access without knowing someone that lives in the private community.....we found some wreck iron that we spen 30 minutes digging out.....not sure what it is, but it looks like a tool of some sort
View attachment 2055143 here is @Gibbsail holding it after digging it out !! View attachment 2055142
All in all its been a great trip.....I feel very privileged to walk away with a great find after watching so many others try and fail....I've never seen so many detectorists on the beaches....so it really is special to pull spanish 1715 silver in front of so many others trying.....I tried to share with everyone where it was found.....some came and succeeded with me, and others didn't do as well......so cool to meet so many other detectorists too !! Woooo hoooo !! 1715 silver !!
Your living my dream dude ! Well done !
 

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Well I have to give alot of thanks to everyone who helped me out this weekend....starting with @CASPER-2 who got me motivated to make the 3 hour drive up to the treasurecoast. Then a big thanks to @Gibbsail for setting me up in his spare room so I had a place to sleep. Also a big shout out to @Miguel314 who I met at corrigans beach.....a new t-net friend with a wonderful family. Congrats on the killer cuff bracelet !! So the cuts were collapsed, but the king tides are still moving sand around. Bonsteel park had a double cut yesterday that was 10 feet View attachment 2055133
View attachment 2055134
I managed to snag some musket balls on Friday from corrigans beach, and after checking and hunting some other sites I thought it would be smart to go back and really slow down and dig every faint chirp....well it paid off, and I managed to pull a half reale from that spot....thank you lord.....!! View attachment 2055136 View attachment 2055137
So finally after several years and 4-5 trips, I finally became a member of the 2 fleet club.....a big bucket lister for me was to find treasure coins from both fleets 1715, and 1733 fleets !! This coin was 10-12 inches down in the orange sand, and not an easy coin to find being a bit smaller than a dime. When I found it I had the greatest sense of relief and satisfaction at achieving success on both fleets....im on cruise control now, and could go home satisfied !! Of course I will hunt more, but its all gravy now, and im rooting for others to zero in and get one. Also I found my second stander in as many months....so I got an American silver as a bonus View attachment 2055139
Here you can see the orange sand layer that was the hot zone.....and my immediate smiling selfie View attachment 2055140 I will leave my standing liberty quarter with @Gibbsail who i promised I would if I found spanish....its the least I could do for the hospitality I was shown. We also hit the sandy point wreck beach which is hard to access without knowing someone that lives in the private community.....we found some wreck iron that we spen 30 minutes digging out.....not sure what it is, but it looks like a tool of some sort
View attachment 2055143 here is @Gibbsail holding it after digging it out !! View attachment 2055142
All in all its been a great trip.....I feel very privileged to walk away with a great find after watching so many others try and fail....I've never seen so many detectorists on the beaches....so it really is special to pull spanish 1715 silver in front of so many others trying.....I tried to share with everyone where it was found.....some came and succeeded with me, and others didn't do as well......so cool to meet so many other detectorists too !! Woooo hoooo !! 1715 silver !!
Great job Bart!
 

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