Mexican half reale 1715 fleet

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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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Good going Bart on finding the Reale & Balls !:icon_thumright:If only those balls could tell a story ,they might of been from the original Survivors :icon_scratch:
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You & I were probably at McLarty's on the same day or at least w/in a day:BangHead:
You should a called or just come up to Cocoa Beach and hunted a few more days.We had the room 4-U .
 
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Good going Bart on finding the Reale & Balls !:icon_thumright:If only those balls could tell a story ,they might of been from the original Survivors :icon_scratch: View attachment 2056942
You & I were probably at McLarty's on the same day or at least w/in a day:BangHead:
You should a called or just come up to Cocoa Beach and hunted a few more days.We had the room 4-U .
So there are 2 popular camp sites.....mclarty, and winter beach. Winter beach is off to the south of turtle trail access. I thought you must be close Roger !! I spent most of my time at turtle trail, and bonsteel park. Im ready to go back.....I've never seen so much treasure being found, and im impressed with how much my friends are finding !! They are all killing it !!
 
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Bart, any info on those musket balls as to weight & caliber ?
 

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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 !!

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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 !! View attachment 2055682
Amazing thanks for sharing the cool find
 
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Bart, any info on those musket balls as to weight & caliber ?
Roger....I haven't checked all that yet, but there are at least 3 different sizes there....from tiny bird like shot.....to very big ball, that .50 or a bit larger !! The coolest pieces of lead were the bits of treasure chest liner, complete with canvas print from bags of coins pressing against the lead liner !!
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When you zoom on the lead above the coin you can just make out the canvas weave pattern on the lead......makes me believe there should be more coins !!
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Lead chest liner with canvas print !!
 
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Amazing thanks for sharing the cool find
My pleasure michael.....it is a great feeling to find actual history from the 1715 fleet in the form of a treasure coin !! Thank you sir !!
 
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