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  1. #1
    us
    Mar 2009
    United States
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    Help ID this 1700s coin!

    Found this yesterday. It's slightly larger than a quarter, and is pretty toasted. On the obverse, an outline of the head is visible. Some writing on the right side looks to be either "II REX" or "III REX" Can't see much else of anything. The reverse is completely obliterated. I tried taking several pics of the obverse.

    Any ideas would be great! Thanks in advance!
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  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2010
    Breckentucky MI
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    Re: Help ID this 1700s coin!

    Looks like a 1788 VT GEORGIVS III REX

    http://www.pcgscoinfacts.com/CoinDetail.aspx?s=572
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  3. #3
    us
    Aug 2010
    N.C.
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    Re: Help ID this 1700s coin!

    I second Daroofa

  4. #4

    Re: Help ID this 1700s coin!

    Quote Originally Posted by trixie charger
    I second Daroofa

    Nope, can't be. Probably a counterfeit George III halfpenny. The profile doesn't match, and you can easily eliminate it by looking at the angle of the "E" in Rex, as well as the spacing of the letters. A good find, but the condition is too poor to ever say exactly what coin, or variety.

  5. #5

    Re: Help ID this 1700s coin!

    Quote Originally Posted by daroofa
    Looks like a 1788 VT GEORGIVS III REX

    http://www.pcgscoinfacts.com/CoinDetail.aspx?s=572


    Good ID

    SS
    Don't piss down my back, then tell me it's raining.

  6. #6

    Re: Help ID this 1700s coin!

    It is definitely not a Vermont, as IP has stated. It is one of the many many counterfeit KGIII copper halfpence.

    Don
    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

  7. #7
    us
    Jan 2010
    New Hampshire
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    Re: Help ID this 1700s coin!

    Nice Find!
    KG Counterfeits are rampant, found a cast pewter once.
    Desire is oft more pleasant than acquisition

 

 

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