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    1781 1/2 Real

    Finally managed to get out for a few hours today
    I found the usual trinkets and a VERY large musket ball drop...but the star of the show was this good looking 1781 (actually I'm not certain Carlos III was good looking at all ). What a great day to be out...perfect temps, soft ground....only problem is most of the place is still covered in snow...but I had some hunting areas. Thanks for looking!
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    WOW! Spanish silver never looks that good! Congrats on finding an obviously very early dropped coin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyDigger View Post
    WOW! Spanish silver never looks that good! Congrats on finding an obviously very early dropped coin.
    I know, right? Those coins saw plenty of use around here.....but NOT THIS ONE
    Thanks, Dave!
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    Wow , you rarely see a half real with so much detail ! Drew he may be ugly but I am smitten with his sharp looks Well done ! I also glad you have areas of no snow !
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    Wow, what a beauty! Congrats on that shining star!
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    Great find. I found one but the date was about all U could read.
    2017 Total:
    Mercs= 2
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    Wow what a stunner!!!
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    That is a handsome coin Drew ! Good to see you get out.

    No pic of the musket ball drop ???
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    Thank you, guys! Jeff...you seen one musket you've seen 'em all.
    ok, here it is -
    (actually I've found many this size but it's pretty big! )
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    Wow! That was an early drop. Beautiful coin!
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    Congrats on the Real!
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    Congrats, I see it already made it on the banner!
    That, my friend is a beautiful coin
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    That is a fine musket ball Drew, you should be proud to post it. Musket balls are like ox knobs.....they only disappoint because they trick you into thinking that there is a big fat juicy copper in the hole. If our metal detectors would indicate that the signal you just heard was a definite musket ball or a definite ox knob, we would be more than happy to dig them. That's my rant for the day.
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    A truly beatiful specimin. BIG CONGRATS for that one Drew.
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    Sweet R Drew. Great find.. or luck at least. Even sales of those coins, the better ones don't have detail like that. I agree, he was one ugly fella. Prob still had 10 wives.

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    Thanks, everyone! Jeff- that musket ball was a screamer at 4in and a solid 77 on my machine. I thought it was a shell casing. Buttons, IHs, occasional shotgun shells sound around 77. Coppers at 4in sound a perfect 89-90 on my machine. Coppers below 6-7in can ring up anywhere. Thanks!
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    That is a truly beautiful Half Real, Drew!

    What a magnificent find! Are you going to clean it any further or leave it as is?
    Lifetime totals:
    9 Large Cents, 403 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 122 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 128 Barber Dimes, 388 Mercury Dimes, 241 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 17 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 87 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Two-Cent View Post
    That is a truly beautiful Half Real, Drew!

    What a magnificent find! Are you going to clean it any further or leave it as is?
    I thought I'd just soak it in water until the dirt went away. Even toothbrushes put scratches on silver. What do you think Tony? You have much more silver experience that me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    I thought I'd just soak it in water until the dirt went away. Even toothbrushes put scratches on silver. What do you think Tony? You have much more silver experience that me.
    I think that's a good plan. Definitely no toothbrush. Just let it soak and then rinse.
    Lifetime totals:
    9 Large Cents, 403 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 122 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 128 Barber Dimes, 388 Mercury Dimes, 241 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 17 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 87 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    That's a real stunner! Congrats!
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