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February 16, 2017
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New Treasure: 1772 2 Reale Coin!

Categories: Finds

On Saturday, February 4 th, I received a few calls from my friends wanting to get out and do some swinging with their detectors.I had King George of Massachusetts, my buddy Ray, and Dee with me. Dee is new to metal detecting. She is a relic hunter and loves the rust. I think after she saw

George’s big silver find she might start digging those high #’s. (Just a joke Dee.) Even though it was a cold day with patches of snow on the ground, it was sunny, so that boosted our moods to spend more time in a wooded area that had produced before.George used his White’s Detector and the rest of us had Garrett AT Pro’s for this hunt. Looks like White’s came ahead on this hunt. What a day it was as I was able to post Facebook Live videos on it too! Now, let’s talk about this Big Silver find.

These coins are 90% silver and weigh a little over 6 grams. They are considered one example of the earliest currency. For example, they were used in America during the American Revolution. When the Continental Army’s needs were paid for, these Spanish coins took the place. These coins were the ones used by the colonists to not pay the stamp tax issued by the British.















On the reverse, you will most commonly see the crowned arms of Castile and Leon. The kingdom of Castile was a very powerful and large state in the Spanish/Iberian peninsula during the Middle Ages. The name, as Wikipedia suggests, comes from the variety of castles built in the area. On the obverse of the coin, you’ll see the bust of King Charles III. George and I were jumping for joy inside when George found this one.

I really had a great time hunting with this group. We knew there were more pieces of history for us to uncover but the day was ending.

Happy Hunting!

Dennis

Resources: ngccoin.com, Wikipedia, scoan.oldnote.org

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