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  1. #1
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    ~~~DUG ON FLORIDA BEACH???~~~

    A friend of my brothers dug this on a florida beach a few days ago,, dont have the slightest clue as to ,

    what kind of coin it is any help would be app. looks like thw letter "M" on one side,, sorry about the pic ,pretty bad ,from a cell phone.

    If it rings a bell with anyone please respond,,

    thanks

    arthur
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    da book worm--researcher

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    Re: ~~~DUG ON FLORIDA BEACH???~~~

    needs a much better pic

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    #BigCypressSwamp

    Dec 2004
    South Florida
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    Re: ~~~DUG ON FLORIDA BEACH???~~~

    Are you sure its a coin? Looks rusty.

  4. #4
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    Oct 2008
    Wayne Co. IL. "POND CREEK"
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    Re: ~~~DUG ON FLORIDA BEACH???~~~

    Quote Originally Posted by bigcypresshunter
    Are you sure its a coin? Looks rusty.
    I was told it was a coin, the person was offered some money for it while in fla. but kept the coin,,, I will work on trying to get a better shot of the coin,,

    thanks for the reply

    arthur

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    #BigCypressSwamp

    Dec 2004
    South Florida
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    Re: ~~~DUG ON FLORIDA BEACH???~~~

    It will help first to determine the type of metal and a better pic as mentioned of front, back and side.. Test with a magnet.

  6. #6
    us
    Oct 2008
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    Re: ~~~DUG ON FLORIDA BEACH???~~~

    Quote Originally Posted by bigcypresshunter
    It will help first to determine the type of metal and a better pic as mentioned of front, back and side.. Test with a magnet.
    I wish I could get my hands on it!!! ,,,,Kind of hard to tell just from being told and from crappy pics!!!!,,,,

    I will pass on the info,, if I can get a hold of it I will post better pics later,,


    thanks again

    arthur

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    Re: ~~~DUG ON FLORIDA BEACH???~~~



    If it is rust on the coin, it still could be a Silver coin underneath the crud, I have seen this before on coins like this one which was a Silver Saxon coin when cleaned

    SS
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  8. #8
    us
    Oct 2008
    Wayne Co. IL. "POND CREEK"
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    Re: ~~~DUG ON FLORIDA BEACH???~~~

    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher


    If it is rust on the coin, it still could be a Silver coin underneath the crud, I have seen this before on coins like this one which was a Silver Saxon coin when cleaned

    SS
    Its just to hard to say without it in my hands ,,, just trying to help out a friend that dont know what he has got!!!

    If I get my hands on it I will update the status, and post better pics,,,

    thanks for the reply,,SS

    arthur

  9. #9
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    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
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    Re: ~~~DUG ON FLORIDA BEACH???~~~

    if its a copper spanish coin --- M with a small o above the M normally means "mexico" mint --- i think i see a smallish "o" above the M -- might be a mexico mint made coin of some type

  10. #10
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    #BigCypressSwamp

    Dec 2004
    South Florida
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    Re: ~~~DUG ON FLORIDA BEACH???~~~

    What Florida beach was it found on and exactly when? What size is it?

    Of course anything is possible but if it was found on our heavily littered and heavily renourished SE Florida beaches, its most likely something modern. However, we did have a Tropical Storm friday.

  11. #11
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    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
    callahan,fl
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    Re: ~~~DUG ON FLORIDA BEACH???~~~

    big cy see the tiny "o" above the V part of big "M" --that means -- spain's -- mexico's mint mark ---I'm thinking its copper type mexico made coin === maravedis ---- sort of the penny of its day. --it took 34 maravedis to equal 1 real and 8 reales to = 1 peso (piece of 8 ) or 272 merevedi to a peso

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    May 2009
    central, Illinois
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    Re: ~~~DUG ON FLORIDA BEACH???~~~

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  13. #13
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    #BigCypressSwamp

    Dec 2004
    South Florida
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    Re: ~~~DUG ON FLORIDA BEACH???~~~

    An ancient coin on a Florida beach? Surprisingly it has happened before.

  14. #14
    us
    Oct 2008
    Wayne Co. IL. "POND CREEK"
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    Re: ~~~DUG ON FLORIDA BEACH???~~~

    Quote Originally Posted by bigcypresshunter
    What Florida beach was it found on and exactly when? What size is it?

    Of course anything is possible but if it was found on our heavily littered and heavily renourished SE Florida beaches, its most likely something modern. However, we did have a Tropical Storm friday.
    I will try to get some more particulars latter on where and when, like I said,,, I wish that I had it in hand !!!

    Thanks for all the help guys!!!


    arthur

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    monty

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    Re: ~~~DUG ON FLORIDA BEACH???~~~

    Tell your friend to join the forum and it would be much easier to get it from "the horse's mouth". Heck, I might even be able to "guesstify" it! Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

 

 
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