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    Did I dig a 1500s coin in the States??

    A fellow detectorist sent me this link to a coin she thought looked like mine. Looks like it to me!! Click image for larger version. 

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    Jas 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

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    If you're in an old spot, its not especially hard to find one that old. In coastal areas where there were WWII liberty ships, look for Roman coins.

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    Found lots of hammered silvers but never a hammered copper. I like it
    1586 Elizabeth I Sixpence-1652 Pine Tree Shilling-1656 4 Reales Cob-1698 2 Reales Cob-1852 Gold $1-1853 O Gold $1-1876 Seated Half

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    If you're in an old spot, its not especially hard to find one that old. In coastal areas where there were WWII liberty ships, look for Roman coins.
    I see 1500s coins posted all the time found in the United States..
    HCW, 1235CE and MCollett like this.

    Jas 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

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    I found several in the last few years. You have to be in a east coast area and on a very old site. Lots of the old sites have annoying cites, like New York on them! A friend of mine found maybe 15 in Virginia over a few years. Depending on the orientation, that "E" could be part of the cipher for "ER", Elizabeth Rex, but there isn't enough of the coin to tell. I have found two Elizabeth I shillings here in Maryland in the last few years. Don't know if I posted both or not. Both were in silver.

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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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    SANTO DOMINGO, c. 1530-70, copper 4 maravedis, struck in Burgos, Spain. First coin of the Americas.
    Source: First coins of the Americas
    Assuming it is an authentic coin, I'll vote BANNER since it's historic value is most significant (and I don't remember seeing another on TNet).
    Don.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon View Post
    I like it !
    SANTO DOMINGO, c. 1530-70, copper 4 maravedis, struck in Burgos, Spain. First coin of the Americas.
    Source: First coins of the Americas
    Assuming it is an authentic coin, I'll vote BANNER since it's historic value is most significant (and I don't remember seeing another on TNet).
    Don.....
    Well there's your answer! Congrats!
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    Yes, that ID will work! I had to take my oldies to a coin dealer for an ID!

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    Its half a coin... so... half a banner.

    :P

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    Thanks everyone for the help! Civil War relics to 1500s coin from the same site. I am headed back wide open!

    Jas 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

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    You need to head back. The most likely states to find really early coins are of course the original 13. I have seen 17th century coins come out of western Pennsylvania before, but that is a rarity. Sometimes really old ones, especially French ones, can be found around the great lakes.
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    Mackaydon nailed it for you. Just think about that, itís the first coin struck for the Americas! You were on a Southern site and I think you made a very significant find. I am voting banner for this. Congrats!!

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    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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