Help IDing this 3cm 5.5g foreign? coin
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    Help ID'ing this 3cm 5.5g foreign? coin

    Hey everyone, my pops found this coin last season, but was so toasted, it's been soaking on and off until he remembered about it today. We have no clue what it is, maybe Spanish. I tried googling different things, but kept coming up empty. Maybe someone out there can help with the ID of this. Im not even sure if it's a coin

    It measures 3cm across and weighs 5.5 grams. Made out of copper or brass I think.
    Please
    Thanks,
    L4S
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    2012Counts:
    Barber 1/2= ;WLH 1/2= ;FRH= ; SeQ=; SLQ=1 SWQ=5; Barber Q= ; Seated D.= ; Barber Dime=4 ; Merc's=9; Roosies=6; War Nickels=1; Foreign Silver=1
    Silver=27 Gold=4

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    Re: Help ID'ing this 3cm 5.5g foreign? coin

    What a great find!

    Look at Spain 4 Maravedis Charles & Johanna - probably a few different varieties ... but it has to be in that ballpark somewhere:

    http://images.goldbergauctions.com/p...ot=2887&lang=1

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

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    Re: Help ID'ing this 3cm 5.5g foreign? coin

    I agree: Carlos and Joana, Second Series, 4 Maravadies, copper, 27mm.
    Obverse legend: KAROLVS ET IOHANA REGES
    Reverse legend: HISPANIARVM ET INDIARV
    Production was first ordered by Viceroy Mendoza in 1542, but the coins were unpopular and soon discontinued. Copper coinage did not reappear in Mexico until the reign of Fernando VII, more than 250 years later.
    Don.....

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    Re: Help ID'ing this 3cm 5.5g foreign? coin

    thanks for the help and that link guys! Looks like its definitely similar to the one in the link....with a few slight variations.
    2012Counts:
    Barber 1/2= ;WLH 1/2= ;FRH= ; SeQ=; SLQ=1 SWQ=5; Barber Q= ; Seated D.= ; Barber Dime=4 ; Merc's=9; Roosies=6; War Nickels=1; Foreign Silver=1
    Silver=27 Gold=4

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    Re: Help ID'ing this 3cm 5.5g foreign? coin

    Fantastic foto!

 

 

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