Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 28
Like Tree42Likes

Thread: Need help with find

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1
    us
    Dennis

    Sep 2013
    Mt Plymouth, Fl
    Cz20/21 cz21 Whites pi pro Garrett at pro
    11
    14 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Need help with find

    Found this buried at the beach. Set in 14 k gold so the weight is not much help but it is 21.9 grams. About the size of half dollar. Any help appreciated.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	CE366EBA-7B74-4E5C-ABFE-0801014AB31D.jpeg 
Views:	62 
Size:	3.40 MB 
ID:	1727982   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	408A24E2-A774-452A-8C37-A97B22C07574.jpeg 
Views:	55 
Size:	3.89 MB 
ID:	1727983  
    Hawks88, CASPER-2, Hughett and 2 others like this.

  2. #2
    us
    Wheres The Gold

    Feb 2010
    Vancouver WA
    Chug)Whites Classic 5 ID, (Red Whites Coin master Pro) Chug and Reds New Additions Give It Up>> Garrett's AT Pro Buttercup>> Garrett's Ace 250 Show Me the Money>> Garrets Ace 400
    7,386
    2619 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Looks like a hammered coin put into a Keeper Some one should be able to identify it for you soon hh Chug
    Hawks88 and A2coins like this.
    "It cant Always Be Silver Or Gold But It Is A Hell Of an Experience Pulling It Out Of the Dirt"

    Metal detecting is Like A Marathon, Your Running fast then start Slowing A Bit The You Find Something Interesting And You Pick Up the Pace!!! The Only Difference is If You Are Addicted to this Hobby there Is NO FINISH LINE HH Chug And Red

  3. #3
    Charter Member
    us
    Randy

    Feb 2015
    Fullerton CA
    Minelab CTX 3030 AT Pro
    4,063
    5878 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    The ones that are found set with a gold bezel are almost always fakes. This one with the crack looks familiar. Someone will post the site you buy these from I don't remember it.

    Cheers and welcome!
    Hawks88 and A2coins like this.
    Anything That Comes Out of The Dirt Is Awesome!

    Best find 1941 Patek Philippe 2 register flat pusher Chronograph Bought 1,000 Sold 62,000 !!
    First Year 911 Porsche Purchased 36K SOLD 140K!!! Whoo Hoo

  4. #4
    us
    ARC

    Aug 2014
    Bahia Espiritu Santo de Tampa - La Florida
    JW 8X V.2 - ML X2 - VP 580
    19,407
    44197 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by trdking View Post
    The ones that are found set with a gold bezel are almost always fakes.
    Actually this is not the case.
    Have permission... Fill holes... Dispose of trash. - The Random Chat Thread - http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ev...l-welcome.html

  5. #5
    ca
    Hawks88

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
    Equinox 600, fisher gold bug pro.
    7,048
    9565 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Welcome to tnet from Niagara Falls. Nice find. Congrats
    Hughett and A2coins like this.

  6. #6
    us
    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
    14,925
    14609 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (5)
    Quote Originally Posted by trdking View Post
    The ones that are found set with a gold bezel are almost always fakes. This one with the crack looks familiar. Someone will post the site you buy these from I don't remember it.

    Cheers and welcome!
    Maybe out in Cali - most of the ones in Fla. that are set in real gold - are actually off Fla. wrecks - they sell them at Mel Fisher museums and usually with a certificate - almost every quality jewelry shop in the Keys carry a bunch of real ones also set in gold
    they do make some copies - but those are usually made from silver ingots found from those wrecks around Fla.
    Hughett, AARC, Hawks88 and 1 others like this.
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

  7. #7
    us
    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
    14,925
    14609 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (5)
    ... and usually have to have the word copy on them if they are
    Hughett, AARC and A2coins like this.
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

  8. #8
    us
    Dennis

    Sep 2013
    Mt Plymouth, Fl
    Cz20/21 cz21 Whites pi pro Garrett at pro
    11
    14 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Why do you say Cali? Does it not look like a Florida wreck cob? Do you think it’s a 4 reale? Thanks
    Hughett, Hawks88 and A2coins like this.

  9. #9
    Charter Member
    us
    Dec 2008
    St. Augustine, FL
    4,034
    1501 times
    It is real and if my interpretation of the assayer is correct, then it is quite rare. It is an 8R. With the heavy loss from corrosion, the weight combined with the mount isn't a concern. What you have is a very early Potosi piece minted during the reign of King Phillip III. The assayer - I'm seeing the top of the assayer mark clearly round, but the lower corner at 5 o'clock on the assayer mark looks like the remnant of a tail on a Q. If so, then the assayer was Agustin de la Quadra who used the mark from 1613-1616. There is no date on the early Potosi pieces as they were created without one. They only began to use a date in 1617.

    No provable provenance, but it likely from the Atocha.

  10. #10
    us
    Dennis

    Sep 2013
    Mt Plymouth, Fl
    Cz20/21 cz21 Whites pi pro Garrett at pro
    11
    14 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Thanks for the information.
    Hughett and A2coins like this.

  11. #11
    us
    May 2019
    Northwest GA
    Garrett gta x 1250
    270
    795 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I hope it’s real!!
    Hawks88 and A2coins like this.

  12. #12
    Charter Member
    us
    Randy

    Feb 2015
    Fullerton CA
    Minelab CTX 3030 AT Pro
    4,063
    5878 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    See I told you they would chime in I actually know nothing about these, being from California, we seldom see them. This statement is now fairly obvious
    Hawks88 and A2coins like this.
    Anything That Comes Out of The Dirt Is Awesome!

    Best find 1941 Patek Philippe 2 register flat pusher Chronograph Bought 1,000 Sold 62,000 !!
    First Year 911 Porsche Purchased 36K SOLD 140K!!! Whoo Hoo

  13. #13
    us
    Dennis

    Sep 2013
    Mt Plymouth, Fl
    Cz20/21 cz21 Whites pi pro Garrett at pro
    11
    14 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    And I almost pulled it out and threw it in my scrap silver pile and scrapped the gold bezel

  14. #14
    us
    ARC

    Aug 2014
    Bahia Espiritu Santo de Tampa - La Florida
    JW 8X V.2 - ML X2 - VP 580
    19,407
    44197 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Diver_Down View Post
    It is real and if my interpretation of the assayer is correct, then it is quite rare. It is an 8R. With the heavy loss from corrosion, the weight combined with the mount isn't a concern. What you have is a very early Potosi piece minted during the reign of King Phillip III. The assayer - I'm seeing the top of the assayer mark clearly round, but the lower corner at 5 o'clock on the assayer mark looks like the remnant of a tail on a Q. If so, then the assayer was Agustin de la Quadra who used the mark from 1613-1616. There is no date on the early Potosi pieces as they were created without one. They only began to use a date in 1617.

    No provable provenance, but it likely from the Atocha.
    I thought the same... BUT... I think PRE Atocha.. perhaps Margarita.

    The reason I say this is the bezel and lack of "TSI" mark.
    Have permission... Fill holes... Dispose of trash. - The Random Chat Thread - http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ev...l-welcome.html

  15. #15
    us
    ARC

    Aug 2014
    Bahia Espiritu Santo de Tampa - La Florida
    JW 8X V.2 - ML X2 - VP 580
    19,407
    44197 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by djbr54 View Post
    And I almost pulled it out and threw it in my scrap silver pile and scrapped the gold bezel
    DONT DO THAT !
    releventchair likes this.
    Have permission... Fill holes... Dispose of trash. - The Random Chat Thread - http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ev...l-welcome.html

 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 18
    Last Post: Apr 23, 2019, 07:21 PM
  2. Replies: 15
    Last Post: Feb 12, 2019, 12:21 PM
  3. Unusual find this morning @-120ft depth...a -30 BC find during scuba detection
    By frogmaster-riviera in forum Beach and Shallow Water
    Replies: 87
    Last Post: Jun 03, 2017, 12:54 PM
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: Dec 30, 2014, 07:59 PM
  5. Replies: 4
    Last Post: Oct 15, 2012, 05:26 AM
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0