Mexican Reales? Found in Northern California

GetulaHunter

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Jan 15, 2014
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Yuba/Sutter co. Nor Cal
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IMG_4758 Reales Maybe.jpg

IMG_4757 Reales maybe.jpg

About the size of a dime.
Garrett AT Pro Large DD 6"
 

Tom_in_CA

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Mar 23, 2007
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Salinas, CA
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Explorer II, Compass 77b, Tesoro shadow X2
Utterly sweet. Reales circulated along with USA coins, in the early days of California statehood. But by the mid to late 1850s, the SF mint had finally gotten the coin shortage abated. Still though, I've even seen reales surface from sites that didn't get founded till the 1860s, meaning some continued to circulate even into the 1860's.

Congrat's the find. What type site did you find it in ?
 

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GetulaHunter

Greenie
Jan 15, 2014
11
27
Yuba/Sutter co. Nor Cal
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Garrett AT Pro
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 350
Whites DI Pro
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Found it just outside of Marysville.

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Desert Don

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In 1979, I found a copper 1812 Mexican Reale just outside of Merced California. I also found a small copper bowl near the same hole. Back in those days I was using a Bounty Hunter TR550. I still have that detector, but now I used the Garrett AT Pro.
 

Mackaydon

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The fineness of the silver was measured in the medieval system of dineros and granos. 12 dineros was pure silver. Each dinero was divided into 24 granos. If totally legible, the inscription under your radiant cap would read, in part, 10Ds. 20Gs; or .902777 fine.
A dime is 21.2 mm wide and a 1 real coin would be 20mm wide; close enough to call it a 1 real coin.
Don....
 

mascard1

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Oct 28, 2008
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Ctx 3030...E-TRAC...EXPLORER SE...EXCALIBER II...TEJON...ELDORADO..LOBO ST...F75LTD...F70...CZ3D...XLT...T2...MXT Pro.. 1861 HALF DOLLAR
Sweet..I am over here in Sacramento!
 

A2coins

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Nice hunk of silver there
 

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