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    Spanish silver!!!!

    Went back to the colonial farm again today, and once again she didn't let me down. Found a small tombac, and right at the end of day before I had to leave, a nice high tone. 1785 half reale Spanish Silver!
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    Awesome coin! Congrats!
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    You're having fun there, Scott!
    Your area go back to the Dutch? I think I heard the name Catskill is Dutch? If you're near the Hutson I bet you have some old sites there! Congrats on a GREAT few weeks!

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    Thanks oxshoe..and you are correct. This area was settled by the Dutch in the 1600s. And the place I am hunting is just a couple hundred yards from the hudson.

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    Congrats on the awesome Half Real, Scott! Given the age of the site you are detecting there are probably more old coins there! That is a terrific find. You are on a hot streak!

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    Nice job! Those babies are small and mine barely made a peep. How did yours ring up?

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    Mine rang up around 66, but with a high tone.
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    Congrats on the find! That is sweet. Maybe my great great great grandfather dropped it on the way to WI.
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    Great find. Keep working that farm !
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    Tony, besides the two Draped Bust coppers, I had found 2 other coppers which I am sure were much older but there wasn't any detail at all on the coins, totally smooth.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Two-Cent View Post
    Congrats on the awesome Half Real, Scott! Given the age of the site you are detecting there are probably more old coins there! That is a terrific find. You are on a hot streak!

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    Congrats on a great find. Starting to see some grass here again. WD
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    Ya, I've been seeing some poison ivy popping up in the woods here
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    Congrats on a great find. Starting to see some grass here again. WD
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    Always on the way back to the car.
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    Sweet find!
    Congrats!
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    Great recovery WD
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