1755 Spanish Reale

This is the oldest silver coin I’ve ever found, a 1755 Spanish reale. The coin is in pretty good shape, except for the hole. It is a Fernando VI. Was only 4 inches, rang like a silver dime.

I remember the day, I was with a hunting buddy, and I was trying to find my 50th silver of the year at a site that had been generous to both of us in the past.  But we were both being skunked — he decided to leave, I decided to take one more swing thru the field, and good thing I did.  This is the last silver I ever found at that site, despite a couple of repeat trips.

Found: 04-Sep-2010; Location: field; Machine: E-Trac

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