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  1. #1
    us
    Jul 2008
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    Need a little help with this cut pistareen

    Hello,

    I managed to finally find my first piece of cut spanish silver over the weekend. I know it is a pistareen from Philip the Fifth, but I am hoping that someone out there can hopefully narrow down the date range based on the markings on the coin. The coin measures 14mm from the cut point to the rim in both directions. Thank you in advance for any help or insight.

    Anthony
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  2. #2
    us
    May 2009
    central, Illinois
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    Re: Need a little help with this cut pistareen

    here is some important info about your coin..... http://www.data.numismatics.org/cnl/Pistareens.pdf
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  3. #3
    us
    Jul 2007
    Florida
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    Re: Need a little help with this cut pistareen

    I think you have a 1/4 of a 2-reale machine struck coin. The F is the initial of the assayer at the Segovia mint (years 1719 to 1729).

    Here is a previous posting with a picture of the entire coin someone found in NY last year.

    Interesting that both similar coins were found in northeast.

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.php?topic=162480.0

    Nice find!
    -Moe

  4. #4
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    Re: Need a little help with this cut pistareen

    What a great find! Here's one I found. With some excellent info too! We decided mine was from Peru.



    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...911#msg1835911



    http://data.numismatics.org/cnl/Pistareens.pdf

  5. #5
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    monty

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    Re: Need a little help with this cut pistareen

    Why that's 4 bits. Coins cut into 4 pieces was the origin of the term "bits" for quarters. Monty
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    Re: Need a little help with this cut pistareen



    That's a very nice one. They didn't seem to cut silver in my area so rare to find for me.

  7. #7

    Feb 2007
    Bradenton, Fl
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    Re: Need a little help with this cut pistareen

    congrats Anthony!!! cool find.
    Debby

  8. #8
    us
    Jul 2008
    Virginia Beach
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    Re: Need a little help with this cut pistareen

    Thank you for the replies. I reviewed the pistareen file and thought I had the date range, but I wanted to have it confirmed. I greatly appreciate the help, thanks!

    And Iron Patch - your finds blow mine away, each region has it's flavor, and your area gives up lots of nice tickets that we don't get here.

    Anthony
    It is amazing what men will do for an extra inch.

  9. #9
    us
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    Dec 2004
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    Re: Need a little help with this cut pistareen

    Quote Originally Posted by Monty
    Why that's 4 bits. Coins cut into 4 pieces was the origin of the term "bits" for quarters. Monty
    Correct me if Im wrong but its actually a 1/2 bit. Total of 2 Reale (2 bits) cut in 4 equal quarters would be 1/2 bit each.

    The term originated from an 8 Reale (one dollar) which was 8 bits, cut into 4 equal parts was 2 bits each. Did you ever hear "give me 2 bits"? (a quarter)

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    Re: Need a little help with this cut pistareen

    Quote Originally Posted by Narthoniel
    Thank you for the replies. I reviewed the pistareen file and thought I had the date range, but I wanted to have it confirmed. I greatly appreciate the help, thanks!

    And Iron Patch - your finds blow mine away, each region has it's flavor, and your area gives up lots of nice tickets that we don't get here.

    Anthony
    Yes, very true... and that's what makes the forums great to follow!

  11. #11
    us
    Taking life easy

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    Portsmouth, VA
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    Re: Need a little help with this cut pistareen

    Anthony,

    Congratulations on another outstanding find. You are sure amassing a great collection. Hope to get another chance to join you in a hunt. You have been doing a great job of recovering those "oldies".
    Enjoy Life, it's the only one you get!!

 

 

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