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    Coin identification

    Found this today in a cut on the W. Coast of Fl.
    Can anyone identify it for me?
    Is there a way to clean it without damaging it?
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    Hard to see, just on my phone. Try to take a close up picture, might help. Muratic acid won't hurt silver, but hold off on cleaning. Wash it in fresh water.

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    It looks like a fake. There is no cross with straight bars at the end of the crosses. I can see a possible pillars and waves which were made from mid 1600 for quite a while. But it is hard to see. Acid would most likely dissolve that if fake. So don't do any cleaning.
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    Nice! Hope itís real

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    I am with SteveMC I believe it is fake. Over the past few years my friends have found numerous fake coins including fake gold coins and huge penny spills in the water and on the wet sand. Just a cruel ploy or joke if ya ask me. If it was silver it would have a black crust as most pot metals turn out like your coin. What was the TID fe-co number if you can remember.
    Last edited by toddbbq; Jan 09, 2018 at 06:19 AM.
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    Copy of a gold escudo in.....what ever type of metal. I have found at least a half dozen fakes over the years. Still a thrill at first sight.
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    It read a 12.34 on my CTX 3030

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    You should post this on the "Spanish Cobs" thread. There are several coin experts that hang out there.

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    To low of a tdi for a large silver just my honest opinion.
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    My immediate reaction at seeing it is that its fake. Need closer pics
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    IMHO, it is a fake and likely was sold to an unsuspecting tourist who then lost it or tossed it upon finding that it was fake.
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    Harsh dude. Lighten up.

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    hold on a second, I think you coming at this wrong. I don't think the OP is trying to pass off a fake coin here. This comes up several times a year on TNET. Yes, people really do buy these fake "pirate" coins at tourist shops ans throw or bury them on the beach just to get a laugh at the thought of someone digging it up and thinking they had treasure in their hand.
    Last edited by Treasure_Hunter; Jan 12, 2018 at 04:38 AM.
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    Harsh dude. Lighten up.
    Sorry Lynn but I only try to be honnest and I always say what I thinking.
    There are not only good guys out there and my experience says this story smells like a dead fish...

 

 
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