Spanish 1/2 Real - Charles IV

lenmac65

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Detected my cornfield permission today. The good hits have slowed, but I was “real” happy to dig this Spanish silver, an 1803 1/2 real minted in Mexico City. It gave off a surprisingly loud tone on the AT Pro, especially for such a small coin. Also found what looks like a cut coin, but I can only make out a letter B, as shown in the top center of the photo. The key looks odd to me, and I have no idea of its purpose. Thanks for checking out my post. Good luck out there!
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Digger RJ

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Detected my cornfield permission today. The good hits have slowed, but I was “real” happy to dig this Spanish silver, an 1803 1/2 real minted in Mexico City. It gave off a surprisingly loud tone on the AT Pro, especially for such a small coin. Also found what looks like a cut coin, but I can only make out a letter B, as shown in the top center of the photo. The key looks odd to me, and I have no idea of its purpose. Thanks for checking out my post. Good luck out there!
Cool!!! Very Nice!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!
 

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Beautiful find with the 1803 Half Real, nice to hear the fields are still frost-free in your area. :hello2:

How come I only find plow parts and broken horse shoes in the corn fields I hunt. :laughing7:
 
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lenmac65

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Beautiful find with the 1803 Half Real, nice to hear the fields are still frost-free in your area. :hello2:

How come I only find plow parts and broken horse shoes in the corn fields I hunt. :laughing7:
Thanks, Dave! The fields are still good, but the days too short. I find plenty of scrap in the fields also. This particular field is probably about 20 acres, most of which is non-productive, but there is this one spot with broken brick and lots of grunting iron that has produced a few coins and buttons for me. I know you saw my 2-real, but you might’ve missed this 18th century cufflink I posted from this same field. Look forward to seeing another post from you, as you always have nice finds. And I know I sound like a broken record, but your preservation skills are amazing. Good luck out there. Hope your ground thaws. Steve
 

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Florida Finder

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Detected my cornfield permission today. The good hits have slowed, but I was “real” happy to dig this Spanish silver, an 1803 1/2 real minted in Mexico City. It gave off a surprisingly loud tone on the AT Pro, especially for such a small coin. Also found what looks like a cut coin, but I can only make out a letter B, as shown in the top center of the photo. The key looks odd to me, and I have no idea of its purpose. Thanks for checking out my post. Good luck out there!
Awesome silver my friend! I love those half reals! Keep it up!
 

ANTIQUARIAN

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Thanks, Dave! The fields are still good, but the days too short. I find plenty of scrap in the fields also. This particular field is probably about 20 acres, most of which is non-productive, but there is this one spot with broken brick and lots of grunting iron that has produced a few coins and buttons for me. I know you saw my 2-real, but you might’ve missed this 18th century cufflink I posted from this same field. Look forward to seeing another post from you, as you always have nice finds. And I know I sound like a broken record, but your preservation skills are amazing. Good luck out there. Hope your ground thaws. Steve
Thanks for your reply Steve. :thumbsup:
That cuff-link is a beauty, you're so fortunate to have a field that continues to produce after each crop rotation. Thank you for the compliment as well, I only wish I'd been out more lately, I think the last time was at the beginning of November.

Oh well, there's always next year... best of luck to you before the snow arrives!
Dave
 

7up2000

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Detected my cornfield permission today. The good hits have slowed, but I was “real” happy to dig this Spanish silver, an 1803 1/2 real minted in Mexico City. It gave off a surprisingly loud tone on the AT Pro, especially for such a small coin. Also found what looks like a cut coin, but I can only make out a letter B, as shown in the top center of the photo. The key looks odd to me, and I have no idea of its purpose. Thanks for checking out my post. Good luck out there!
Metal detecting is a lot more fun when we're finding cool stuff! Congrats on your awesome finds.
 

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