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