Spanish siilver, CW Button, Indian heads and Misc.

Merf

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Jan 7, 2007
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Greetings Swinging , sweating, dirt fishers.
I spent a couple of hot afternoons hunting a new spot in a new field.
The house showed on an 1870 platt map but not on one from 1892.
It took me a couple of tries and about two hours to find the iron pattern but it was well worth the effort.
When I found the 1820 2 real I fist thought it was a token. I brushed it off and saw the date and design.
Man what a rush---I never expected to find old Spanish silver here in Illinois.
The CW Eagle button, Indian heads, and Flat button were icing on the cake.
Thanks for looking and best luck to all, Merf
 

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jorge del norte

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is it your first.....spanish?

good deal man.........
HH
 

watercolor

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Merf, that 2-Reale is great!! If I could find something like that around here I don't know what I'd do :tard:

Good luck in finding more!
watercolor
 

jraven

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Awesome finds, another high quality hunt.. Congrats!!!!
 

Colonial Zoyboy

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Merf. Wow man ,that 2 R is awesome dude. My nephews and I were talking the other day about finding 1800's spanish silver. It's a matter of time for us also. Great job my friend.
Chris
 

WeaponsUSMC

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In your last picture, it appears that you have another civil war relic, the hook looks to be a sword hanger. nice finds
 

West Jersey Detecting

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Congrats on the silver! The only ones we see on the East Coast are 18th century, I have not seen many 19th century ones tho. Very nice find!
 

t-bucket

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Merf thats awesome !!!! Super finds .That Spanish is a killer.Congrats and good luck on your next hunt. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
 

Colonial Zoyboy

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Colonial Zoyboy said:
Merf. Wow man ,that 2 R is awesome dude. My nephews and I were talking the other day about finding 1800's spanish silver. It's a matter of time for us also. Great job my friend.
Chris

We were having a two-hour metal datecting seminar at Colonial Silver Zeus' house later today. I forgot to logout, Zeus. :D

Now, here is the real Colonial Zoyboy's response to the Merfman:

"WAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOOOOO, the Merfman strikes an 1820 Spanish two reales...and it is in great shape to boot. :thumbsup: Merf, your never-ending search for the suuuuuuuper oldies shows in the recoveries that you post for this great forum to view. Your skills are incredible, buddy!

Now, get out there and find another one!!!!!! :thumbsup: :icon_sunny:"

Kyle
 

Colonial Zoyboy

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Nick Pappagiorgio said:
Colonial Zoyboy said:
Merf. Wow man ,that 2 R is awesome dude. My nephews and I were talking the other day about finding 1800's spanish silver. It's a matter of time for us also. Great job my friend.
Chris

I thought this was KYLE... :icon_scratch:

I forgot to logout at my uncle's house. We had a metal detecting seminar today. :thumbsup:

Kyle
 

Ohio Jerry

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Merf,you are doing an outstanding job of bringing some serious history out in to the light of day. Love your posts man,keep up the good work!!
 
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Merf

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jorge del norte said:
is it your first.....spanish?

good deal man.........
HH



Yes, my first----A greeeaaat deal



watercolor said:
Merf, that 2-Reale is great!! If I could find something like that around here I don't know what I'd do :tard:

Good luck in finding more!
watercolor




Thanks Watercolor :thumbsup: It was a shock to find it----The best surprise I have had in a long time.





jraven said:
Awesome finds, another high quality hunt.. Congrats!!!!




Thanks Jraven :thumbsup:






Colonial Zoyboy said:
Merf. Wow man ,that 2 R is awesome dude. My nephews and I were talking the other day about finding 1800's spanish silver. It's a matter of time for us also. Great job my friend.
Chris




Thanks Chris :thumbsup: It was something I never expected to find this far west.





WeaponsUSMC said:
In your last picture, it appears that you have another civil war relic, the hook looks to be a sword hanger. nice finds




Thanks Weapons USMC :thumbsup: I will clean up that hook.





Neil in West Jersey said:
Congrats on the silver! The only ones we see on the East Coast are 18th century, I have not seen many 19th century ones tho. Very nice find!




Thanks Neil :thumbsup: One from the 18th century is still on my wish list.





t-bucket said:
Merf thats awesome !!!! Super finds .That Spanish is a killer.Congrats and good luck on your next hunt. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:



Thanks t-bucket :thumbsup:




Colonial Zoyboy said:
Colonial Zoyboy said:
Merf. Wow man ,that 2 R is awesome dude. My nephews and I were talking the other day about finding 1800's spanish silver. It's a matter of time for us also. Great job my friend.
Chris

We were having a two-hour metal datecting seminar at Colonial Silver Zeus' house later today. I forgot to logout, Zeus. :D

Now, here is the real Colonial Zoyboy's response to the Merfman:

"WAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOOOOO, the Merfman strikes an 1820 Spanish two reales...and it is in great shape to boot. :thumbsup: Merf, your never-ending search for the suuuuuuuper oldies shows in the recoveries that you post for this great forum to view. Your skills are incredible, buddy!

Now, get out there and find another one!!!!!! :thumbsup: :icon_sunny:"

Kyle




Thanks Kyle :thumbsup: I am amazed at what great shape it is in. It was sandy soil which prolly helped.






Ohio Jerry said:
Merf,you are doing an outstanding job of bringing some serious history out in to the light of day. Love your posts man,keep up the good work!!



Thanks Jerry :thumbsup:




robbuckalew said:
exellent finds, nice work. I want some spanish silver. :icon_jokercolor:


Thanks Robbuckalew :thumbsup:
 

SoreKneesDayton

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Merf I am jealous. Looks like a great field. Keep going!

SKD
 
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Merf

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Derek752

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:headbang: :occasion14: :blob9: :blob9: :blob9: :blob9: :blob9: :blob9: :occasion14: :headbang:

Congrats Merf :hello2: :notworthy: :hello2: 1820 Spanish wilver :director: Merf ROCKS !!

AWESOME 2 Reale !!

Derek :icon_biggrin:
 

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