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Old 08-23-2019, 06:59 PM
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Got out to one of my "back-pocket" sites yesterday. This site has given up about 8 or 10 reales to be over the years, a few early seateds, a $5 gold, and all sort of period buttons and relics. Buddies of mine have pulled similar coins from the site.

It's getting pretty stingy these days (have to explore further and further into outer-lying zones), but was able to eek out a few keepers yesterday.

Notice the giant piece of blacksmithed "green copper". That was a foot down, and took me 10 minutes to get out of the hard ground. Kept hoping it was the top of a box full of coins, haha

As "meaty" as the real is, yet ... for some strange reason, the place where the date would be is either worn off, or a scratch was there, or ?

And the phoenix buttons are always a fun find. Circulated on the west coast from the 1810s to the 1830s or so.
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Old 08-23-2019, 07:00 PM
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Here is a better closeup of the reale and the button. And I'm attaching a pix of a "stock" photo, so you can see where the date would be. Circled in red on each photo . To the left of the "A" is where my date should have been. Oh well, I'll still take it
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Old 08-23-2019, 07:03 PM
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Congrats on the Reale Tom. Nice.

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Nice finds Tom!
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:07 PM
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Handsome coin, even with the scuff mark.

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Old 08-23-2019, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View post
Got out to one of my "back-pocket" sites yesterday. This site has given up about 8 or 10 reales to be over the years, a few early seateds, a $5 gold, and all sort of period buttons and relics. Buddies of mine have pulled similar coins from the site.
West coast Gold & silver
sick, sick, sick.

Anyway, great find Tom.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:47 PM
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Wish I had a back pocket like that nice scores Tom!

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Old 08-23-2019, 08:58 PM
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Congrats Tom, very nice reale!!!
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The reale uses the same eagle as a seated coin does?? Fantastic as usual when youíre posting finds...

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Never mind, I see itís different now....duh.

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Old 08-23-2019, 10:15 PM
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Yeaah buddy! Nice finds Tom. I'll up my finds tribute to 50% now.
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Old 08-23-2019, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by cellrdwellr View post
Wish I had a back pocket like that nice scores Tom!
No kidding right? Or two!

Nice work Tom and thanks for sharing!

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That is such a sweet coin. Thanks for sharing the oldies from California. You give me hope that the real oldies, dropped by Californios or one of the first gold miners, still exist. Big congrats

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Old 08-24-2019, 05:49 AM
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Waltr beat me to it...but heck......SICK, SICK,SICK! 'Realey' nice finds!

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Old 08-24-2019, 08:06 AM
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Congrats!

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reale...

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Old 08-24-2019, 08:28 AM
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Congrats on the 2 Reale, button and the rest...excellent hunt!

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Old 08-24-2019, 08:32 AM
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Awesome Tom ,way to go ! With all the cool stuff you've found over the years you could open up a history museum . You and Ron(CA) together could open up a " Treasureworld
Complex " . You would make a lot more than the 30% surcharge you are presently getting from people hunting on your territory .
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:48 AM
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Just common California history Tom. Wish we had a little bit more of it here in Wisconsin. Congrats on the Reale and the Phoenix Button, that one really looks to be in great shape. Trapper

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Old 08-24-2019, 10:32 AM
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Neat find! Congrats, Tom!

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