Not that common in Kentucky, but was thrilled to see this 1807 1/2 Reale Spanish Silver in the dirt this weekend. A tiny coin, so you’d think they were faint in the headphones. This coin had obviously been plowed “up” as it gave me a solid VDI 78 both directions on the XP Deus.
Spanish silver such as this was legal tender in the USA until the mid-1800s. This coin looks very worn, so was probably in circulation a long time (possibly until the 1840s, which was the date of the site I found it at.) The hole was used for a thread to help reduce loss. This also means there could be more – since a string break can make someone drop coins in groups. I’ll be back!