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Old 09-01-2020, 06:58 PM
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Default A reale in a roll of nickels

This isn't technically a detecting find, but it is from my "when I can't detect hobby" and there are more off-topic posts in this forum, so here goes.

I was going through a box of nickels this afternoon, as I often do when I can't get out because of heat, work, or childcare. I noticed an odd coin at the end of the roll. I don't usually check for enders, but noticed this as I was starting to open the roll. Thank God I took a photo. These are machine-wrapped paper rolls, by the way. The coin depicted the Pillars of Hercules, so I knew it was Spanish. I assumed it was a twentieth-century Spanish coin. It was not.

A little more context. The box was a good one even without this find and I'm fairly certain it's someone's collection dump. There were easily 150 or more 1940s and 1950s nickels, a Buffalo, three war nickels, and a Nazi 10 Reichspfennig. I'm still at a loss to explain how this got there. Great American Coin Hunt? I just don't know. Anyway.

I opened the roll and was flabbergasted to find a silver 1796 Spanish 1 reale. In a roll of nickels. 224 years after it was minted in Lima, Peru. I am still in shock. It is one in a million.





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Old 09-01-2020, 07:09 PM
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Wow, don't know what to say but Congrats on getting a rare one plus all the other older coins.

This does belong in the 'eye popper'.
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Old 09-01-2020, 07:57 PM
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Congrats on hitting the rolled coin jackpot!

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Wow! A one reale in a roll of nickels, amazing!

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Go by a lottery ticket lol! Amazing find!

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In the end of the roll no less!

Super congrats!

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Old 09-02-2020, 04:57 AM
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Coolness! Could be a collection dump. I recently dumped 1,000+ Jefferson nickels dated between 1946-1958, all crh finds.

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Thanks for the well wishes! I'm still in a little shock from it even a couple days later.
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Old 09-03-2020, 09:52 PM
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Great find. Glad it ended up with someone who appreciates how special this is.
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Originally Posted by jaybirdhgr View post
Great find. Glad it ended up with someone who appreciates how special this is.
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A plumber friend of mine used to get rolls of quarters from the bank to use for parking meters . He gave me a very worn Seated Quarter he got from one but your find from a coin roll is a hundreds of times more incredible than that .
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Unreal, amazing find where you would never expect it!

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That is a once-in-a-lifetime find to be sure!

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When I pass Iím going to spread all my coins back where I got them !
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Muggles, clueless...gotta love em!

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Unreal
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Dang, I think I will start coin roll hunting to!
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Originally Posted by Jodo_Kast501 View post
This isn't technically a detecting find, but it is from my "when I can't detect hobby" and there are more off-topic posts in this forum, so here goes.

I was going through a box of nickels this afternoon, as I often do when I can't get out because of heat, work, or childcare. I noticed an odd coin at the end of the roll. I don't usually check for enders, but noticed this as I was starting to open the roll. Thank God I took a photo. These are machine-wrapped paper rolls, by the way. The coin depicted the Pillars of Hercules, so I knew it was Spanish. I assumed it was a twentieth-century Spanish coin. It was not.

A little more context. The box was a good one even without this find and I'm fairly certain it's someone's collection dump. There were easily 150 or more 1940s and 1950s nickels, a Buffalo, three war nickels, and a Nazi 10 Reichspfennig. I'm still at a loss to explain how this got there. Great American Coin Hunt? I just don't know. Anyway.

I opened the roll and was flabbergasted to find a silver 1796 Spanish 1 reale. In a roll of nickels. 224 years after it was minted in Lima, Peru. I am still in shock. It is one in a million.






And yet, I'll bet there was a part of you, that was hoping it was a FULL ROLL of them.


Nice find!

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Old 09-10-2020, 11:32 PM
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That has to be on of the craziest things I have ever seen from roll hunting! Nice score!

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Best Iíve found was a 1907 Barber Half.

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Nice score

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