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    (**Video**) Two Bits! 17** Cut Spanish Silver!!

    This was my big "non-Civil War" find of the day.

    My oldest coin to date, and my oldest silver (obviously).

    It is a beautiful, thick, heavy "two bits" 1/4/ cut of a Spanish 8 Reale! It was pretty new when it was cut. Lots of detail. The edging is very clear.

    It gave a perfect 83-84 VDI ... I thought I was digging a Seated Quarter.

    Here are the pics ...




    And check out this edge ...


    This is silver coin #5 for me this year. My "youngest" so far has been an 1893-O Barber Dime. I'm actually going back in time!!

    Here's the video of this and my other finds. Be sure to subscribe to my future videos. Thanks for looking!
    Last edited by Robert; 02-21-2011 at 01:28 PM. Reason: removed video link showing another brand being used.
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    Career Coin Count: 2096
    Oldest Coin: 17** (91-99) 1/4 "Two Bits" Cut Spanish 8-Reale
    Oldest Silver Coin: 17** (91-99) 1/4 "Two Bits" Cut Spanish 8-Reale
    Pre-1900 Coins: 16
    Silver Coins: 54
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    Haven't seen a cut Reale in a while !! Nice !!
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    SWWEEEET find
    live it, love it, thank it, dig it, low and slow is the way to go

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    sweet
    my avitar should have been the design for the Oklahoma state quarter

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    Very good find... Good pictures, thanks for sharing and HH.
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    $ - (6)
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    Q - 398
    D - 386
    N - 172 (9 %)
    P - 939
    CC - 1904
    Total$ - 163.09
    Rings - 23
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    Oldest Coin - 1892 IH Cent
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    Nice super old silver quarter Shooter... Too bad they didn't leave the whole date on it when it was cut.. Awesome find
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    Arrrgh !! a piece of eight ,way to go mate !!

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    Cut silver & eagle button a good day indeed.

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    Awesome piece of eight Kyshooter it don't look to be over circulated either so that puppy's been in the ground a long long time.

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    WOW!!! What a find....and another great video....Keep them coming Ky shooter..
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    Very nice -very cool.

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    When you're findin pieces of eight - you're doin it right - WTG!! Congratulations on a very nice find!!

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    Super find, congrats.
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    Great find congrats.
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    What can I say? Simply Awesome... Keep it up... HH...
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