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  1. #16
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    Diggincoinz

    Dec 2004
    Wayne County, NY
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    Re: 1641 yeah baby!!!!!!!!

    Odd & pretty cool too! 8)
    .~.~.~.~. Dig it up .~.~.~.~.

  2. #17

    May 2005
    Iowa
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    Re: 1641 yeah baby!!!!!!!!

    First of all, it's got to be one of the coolest things I've seen posted on here!

    Second, I've Googled my eyes out and can't find anything about it.

    Third, looks to me the right picture is of Noah's Ark with animals inside it.

    Keep up the good work and keep showing your neat finds!!!

  3. #18

    Re: 1641 yeah baby!!!!!!!!

    Hey JD, super cool. Possibly a token rather than a coin. What was the site like where you found this? I agree. Send a picture of it to Mark Parker. Congrats on a fantastic find...Lance

  4. #19

    Aug 2005
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    Re: 1641 yeah baby!!!!!!!!

    Ok...I think I have it.

    I believe it is a Spanish 8 maravedies coin, from the era of Philip III (1598-1621) or Philip IV (1605-1665)

    It appears that even though some of the coins were minted before the year shown on the coin, sometimes they were overstruck with new dates, markings, etc.

    Here is a page with a lot of coins that are in much better shape, but have similar markings:

    http://www.ancientcoins.ca/modern2.html

    Here is a coin with similar markings from that page. Note the way the date looks (1641 according to the website), and the overstrike of the "VIII". You have the Roman numeral VIII on yours, though the last "I" is pretty messed up. Kinda interesting how there was no real quality control....they just would overstrike the coin any place they saw fit.



    Here is another similar one:



    I am curious also...where was this found? Is it made of copper? How deep underground was it? You might want to do a very careful search of that area if there is any possibility of more of these being there (well, it is ALWAYS possible haha).

    Wow...amazing what info I find when I decide to do research for people here LOL!

    Anyway....MY GOD!

    A webpage with coins for sale dating back to the Dark Ages!

    http://www.ancient-art.com/medieval.htm

    Sorry, I get so sidetracked lol....

    I swear....I keep thinking to myself you can't get much old stuff like that out of the ground except the NorthEast! I learn something new every day!



  5. #20
    JW
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    DemoExpert

    Apr 2005
    No. California
    ML ExII, GPX4000
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    Re: 1641 yeah baby!!!!!!!!

    Yo, JD, nice digs.

    Maltese above sure put up a nice display that rocks. Nice stuff on the research.

    And....

    JD that is amazing, something that old from right under your feet.
    Great find. Nice to see you here, amazing find, amazing...

    JW

  6. #21
    us
    Feb 2005
    Bavaria Germany
    Minelab XT70, Fisher 1280, Garrett Ace 250 and MH5
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    Re: 1641 yeah baby!!!!!!!!

    Amazing find JD, very nice! HH, Mike

  7. #22

    Jun 2004
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    Re: 1641 yeah baby!!!!!!!!

    Good thing you just didn't cast it aside as just a slug, but rather, soaked it awhile. I didn't think you'd find something that old around here. Mayhaps a Spanish Conquistador lost it while searching for gold. They too were here. Great find JD.

  8. #23
    The Morbid One

    Sep 2005
    Sterling Heights, Michigan
    Garrett Ace 250
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    Re: 1641 yeah baby!!!!!!!!

    Very cool find JD...
    ~~Mr. Morbid The Morbid One~~

  9. #24
    Kentucky Kache

    Re: 1641 yeah baby!!!!!!!!

    Whatever it is, It's an old one. Great find.

  10. #25
    savage59

    Re: 1641 yeah baby!!!!!!!!

    spanish copper MARVIDAS ebays full of them.

  11. #26
    WWATS: Director for the State of Missouri

    Sep 2003
    mid-missouri
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    Re: 1641 yeah baby!!!!!!!!

    thanks MalteseFalcon for the info, although its basically worthless I'm still glad to have something that old.
    10,000 light years from nowhere, our planet shot to pieces, people starving, and I'm gonna get us in trouble!! Whats the matter with you!?

    http://www.reverbnation.com/akiaslanfear

  12. #27

    May 2005
    Iowa
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    Re: 1641 yeah baby!!!!!!!!

    OK, I have to ask... Does anyone else see the goose head on the right of the right picture, or am I crazy?

  13. #28

    Sep 2004
    Mt. Vernon, Indiana
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    Re: 1641 yeah baby!!!!!!!!

    Awesome J.D., I think I'll pay more attention to some of the things I throw away thinking they are just junk. Keep it up. Dan

  14. #29
    pl
    Jul 2005
    Warsaw-Poland
    White's Prizm V
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    Re: 1641 yeah baby!!!!!!!!

    Really nice one J.D. !!!

    Looks like copper coin, great condition !!!
    Congrats !!!!!

    Pozdrawiam Matejko
    "Never give up Your purpose, even if getting to it takes time... Time will pass anyway..."
    'Pozdrawiam" means "Greetings" in Polish.

  15. #30
    us
    Aug 2005
    Woodlawn, Texas
    Garrett Ace 250 & ole Tesoro Silver Sabre
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    Re: 1641 yeah baby!!!!!!!!

    It's only 300 years older than my oldest coin find! Big deal! (Just kidding!) That is an awesome find!
    And many more....
    "Have Garrett, Will Travel"

 

 
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