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    Spanish Treasure Coin ?

    Got a chance to hunt this morning before the rain, called my hunting partner for the last 41+ years... (My Dad) He has been there through thefruitless days and through the golden days.... This day wasn't any diferent than the others except the fact I am noticing that it takes him a few more minutes to get into and outa the truck... for you see he is going to be 81 this Novemeber..... He put on his happy face and says go get a good one..... (I think I did) This is where I need your help.... Never found one before, so I am not to sure what I am looking, at or what I have... In fact it may not be anything good at all... but my hopes are high... We didn't find many coins, or any silver, or jewelry, what we found wasName:  cross coin 2012 (4).JPG
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Size:  58.2 KB that we enjoy each others company more now than ever....... Here are a few pictures of the coin and a brief discription... It is paper thin, a little smaller than a U.S. Dime... not sure if it's silver,brass,or even bronze? It has a cross on one side and NO DATE..... on the other side it seems almost look like a miniture, but very worn standing liberty quarter... very strange... not even sure what side the date would be on if it had one... Thanks for looking and helping in advance.... Whydah
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    Tough one, but could be a religious medal with the top broken off.
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    Whydah1717

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    Thanks I .P. I knew you would chime in.... Very possible.... It does have something on both sides...never seen one like this...
    WHYDAH

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    Zodiacdiverdave

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    I have a silver coin off the Chamaeu (1725) and when it came out of the water it looked bronze, kind a like the photo on the left until I used electrolysis on it.
    I hope your coin is off the Whydah, would be a very cool find. Keep us posted, may be some better pix.
    ZDD
    Sorry I meant the photo on the right.
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    I have no knowledge of old spanish coins, but looks like an old spanish coin for sure from the 1700's. the cross, and the color, and the general look/shape all point to it.
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    Wicka
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    Looks like a circa 19th C Jetton to me, it may take awhile to get an ID as there are so many.
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    Whatever it turns out to be, It's a cool find.
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    real pirate

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    keep your Pop around as long as you can.......
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    Whydah1717

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch View Post
    Tough one, but could be a religious medal with the top broken off.
    Turns out to be Bronze.... Still no date.....grrrrr...... But looks much nicer cleaned up....and still not worth much but a ver cool find......
    WHYDAH

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    Whydah1717

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whydah View Post
    Turns out to be Bronze.... Still no date.....grrrrr...... But looks much nicer cleaned up....and still not worth much but a ver cool find......
    Here are a few new pictures cleaned up coin ?Click image for larger version. 

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    It looks like an English/British hammered coin.
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    Whydah1717

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickmarch View Post
    It looks like an English/British hammered coin.
    I think we may have a winner .... just need the dates that they were produced... and what denomitations?
    WHYDAH

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    I'm not so sure....your cross appears to have a uniform thickness along each axis, those hammered coins have tapered crosses. I'm sure you can tell better in person. Maybe there are hammered coins with a different cross style. Neat coin!

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    Search google/bing images for variations of... medieval british spanish hammered coins cross anchor scale, ect. There should be a few similar to what Whydah found.
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    He's also saying that it is bronze...did they make hammered bronze?? What about copper? A first I thought it to be a Spanish Marevedis Cob, but it's too round to be a cob methinks.

 

 
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