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  1. #31
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    Oct 2004
    N. San Diego area (Pic of my two best 'finds')
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    Re: Holy Cow....I am still shakin'....what did I find?

    If it's real (no play on words intended), it's too heavy to be a 1R (about 3.4g max) and not heavy enough to be be more than a two real (about 6.85 grams). Being underweight would be more the norm; caused by 'clipping' and deterioration.

  2. #32
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    Re: Holy Cow....I am still shakin'....what did I find?

    When I get a chance I will look into this further but in a quick search of my files reveals that this design has been cast copied in several variations in silver, pewter and in pot metal. So the first question would be is it silver?

    Here are some similar examples of castings. Look closely for the words COPY.
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  3. #33
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    Re: Holy Cow....I am still shakin'....what did I find?

    The lions are funky. I dont know if its a poor casting or corroded out.

  4. #34
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    Re: Holy Cow....I am still shakin'....what did I find?

    How do I find out if it is silver?

  5. #35
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    Re: Holy Cow....I am still shakin'....what did I find?

    Quote Originally Posted by LittleJohn
    How do I find out if it is silver?
    Good question. One way would be to ask a pawn shop to test it. I can usually recognize silver by looking at it but is hard to say from a picture. If it turns out not to be silver, it could still be a 300 year old counterfeit.

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    Re: Holy Cow....I am still shakin'....what did I find?

    Even if it is counterfeit, it's still cool. Insight to human nature even long ago. still historical, with a twist

  7. #37
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    Re: Holy Cow....I am still shakin'....what did I find?

    I am thinking about taking it to a jeweler and having a necklace pendant made out of it. Counterfeit, legit or whatever in between it may be, it is a find that I will always remember and I think it's cool as heck.

  8. #38

    Apr 2007
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Holy Cow....I am still shakin'....what did I find?

    Sure looks like a cast, regardless if it tests out as silver
    Brady

  9. #39
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    Re: Holy Cow....I am still shakin'....what did I find?

    Quote Originally Posted by LittleJohn
    I am thinking about taking it to a jeweler and having a necklace pendant made out of it. Counterfeit, legit or whatever in between it may be, it is a find that I will always remember and I think it's cool as heck.
    Where and how deep did you find it? Can we see a pic of the edges?

  10. #40
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    Re: Holy Cow....I am still shakin'....what did I find?

    Edge of a farmers field 7 1/2 inches down. It was approximately 6 feet away from the copper which was 9 inches deep. I will get some pictures of the edges up tonight. Thanks


  11. #41

    Re: Holy Cow....I am still shakin'....what did I find?

    Quote Originally Posted by LittleJohn
    Edge of a farmers field 7 1/2 inches down. It was approximately 6 feet away from the copper which was 9 inches deep. I will get some pictures of the edges up tonight. Thanks


    Then it sure sounds like it is an early coin. If no modern finds were there you'd have to be the most unlucky person on the forum to have found junk on an old site. It can happen, but pretty uncommon.

  12. #42
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    Re: Holy Cow....I am still shakin'....what did I find?

    Im not sure I can find the exact match but the possibility exists that its just a poor quality modern replica. But I would rather find a spanish reale replica than a zincoln any day. If it turns out to be modern, you dont want to hang it around your neck.

    Here is a link with modern zinc replicas. http://www.deadmentellnotales.com/cg...&keywords=XTCR
    The first pic is an 8 reale but the second pic is a 2 reale. The 2R pic is small and not very clear on detail so its hard to tell. The only way to be sure is to purchase one and hold the 2 side by side. I think it resembles the second pic.

    Im hoping that its a period counterfeit. But if its zinc based pot metal, it would be modern.
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  13. #43
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    Re: Holy Cow....I am still shakin'....what did I find?

    Look closely at the last 2 pics I posted.
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    Notice the cross is off centered the same in relation to the shape which is also the same.

    I dont have a better pic but I suggest to purchase one for .75. This is your coin IMO.

    Modern pot metal replica, sorry.

  14. #44
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    Re: Holy Cow....I am still shakin'....what did I find?



    Looks just like it.

  15. #45
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    Re: Holy Cow....I am still shakin'....what did I find?

    I find them on Treasure beach lol. I think people toss them for us to find. And tourists buy them and lose them.
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