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Old 05-17-2019, 10:06 AM
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Default 1813 Spainish/Mexican 1/2 REAL surprise in upstate New York

Had my best hunt ever. Went with two buddies and had 7 hours of fun. It is amazing how fast the time goes when you are having fun and finding great finds. I found $11.42 in change and the below pictured silver coins. My buddies found clad ; next time will be their turn to find silver.
According to what I found on the computer the Spanish/Mexican 1/2 real was minted in Guatemala in 1813 under direction of the Spanish crown. Spain directed a number of it's colonial possessions to mint coins. These coins were used in early America but I was very surprised to find this sitting barely under the surface in upstate New York.
Just started detecting in April and have found 5 silvers. My favorite is the seated dime- just love how it looks. ...So much fun...
If you have any more info on the 1/2 real I would be very interested. TY for looking. Happy hunting All.
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Old 05-18-2019, 12:29 PM
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Some very very nice finds you got there! And 11 bucks in change to boot! Congrats!

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Old 05-18-2019, 12:43 PM
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Very nice silver!

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Old 05-18-2019, 09:07 PM
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Nice finds for just starting out. I am guessing (If I am wrong please correct me)
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:46 PM
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I went back again today and hunted the same areas. I found another $5 in change and this ring. Not sure if it is silver. Not sure how to tell. It bends really easy .. maybe it is supposed to be adjustable ???? being that it bends easy would that mean it is not likely silver? I could not see any writing on it.
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Old 05-19-2019, 06:05 AM
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Congrats on the great finds !

The Ring looks like Silver from here.

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Old 05-19-2019, 08:14 AM
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Nice hunt. Congrats.

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Old 05-19-2019, 01:44 PM
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Congrats. Dont see as many of those later spanish colonial reales. The Spanish empire was in full decline by then

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Old 05-19-2019, 02:07 PM
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Nice, congrats!

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Old 05-19-2019, 03:54 PM
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That is one great hunt! Still looking for my first Spanish. Hopefully it's right around the corner.
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Old 05-19-2019, 05:27 PM
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Crazy nice detail on the silver nice job!

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Old 05-19-2019, 07:00 PM
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Finding a reale is like a dream to me. Congrats. The ring looks like silver in the pic, silver bends pretty easy when it's not thick.
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Old 05-19-2019, 07:45 PM
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You are off to an awesome start. I've yet to find a seated , let alone a reale. congrats on your finds.

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Old 05-19-2019, 08:43 PM
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Some very fine digging. Congrats on the Spanish Silver, the Seated Dime, the Merc and all that clad. Trapper

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