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    SOLVED help with ID of a coin my daughter found today

    hey all since i cant get my shovel into the ground to dig coins i am forced to find coins another way so i have been hitting coin stores and coin shows with my youngest daughter. and in the meantime my daughter who is 10 has gotten interested in collecting ! so i have given her some "starter" coins and when we go to the coin shops she goes through the bargain bins picking up old UK pennies plus other interesting world coins . we then go home and pack them in 2x2's and identify them and store them in their binder. but this one has us stumped i dont believe it to be real but i dont want to not ID it ! so i come to you guys to see if anyone has seen this. it almost looks roman but i think its modern, it is really thin like the lid of a tuna can thin .its about a half inch accross the widest point and has a hammered look/ thanks for your help
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    Re: help with ID of a coin my daughter found today

    I think it's a 'take off' on a Nazi coin, since the real Nazi coin is spelled reichpfennig and yours is Rech Pfenning. Breezie
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    Re: help with ID of a coin my daughter found today

    Im thinking counter or jeton. Very old.

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    Re: help with ID of a coin my daughter found today

    I cant google it because I can read it but my guess is late 17th century German jeton. Someone else better with coins/counters will be along. Nice find.

    all I can read is RECH PFENNING

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    Re: help with ID of a coin my daughter found today

    to me it looks like one side says allex: (i think) macnus
    the othe side says rech: pfenning
    thanks

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    Re: help with ID of a coin my daughter found today

    Quote Originally Posted by bigcypresshunter
    I cant google it because I can read it but my guess is late 17th century German jeton. Someone else better with coins/counters will be along. Nice find.

    all I can read is RECH PFENNING

    Yep, that's what it is, but probably late 18th century/early 19th.

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    Re: help with ID of a coin my daughter found today

    Quote Originally Posted by bigcypresshunter
    Im thinking counter or jeton. Very old.
    It's a probably made by Lauer in Germany. An Alexander the Great counter- here is something about one of a similar design - translated from German:

    http://translate.google.com/translat...6prmd%3Dimvnso

    Medal Count (Rechenpfennig) by Johann Jakob Lauer, accounting medal maker in Nuremberg from 1806-1852. On the front is Alexander the Great depicted abbreviated Allex: MAGNUS; the achtertzijde therefore a lion with the text RECH: PFENN: and the abbreviated name of the author IL The medal count is illustrated in Mitchiner under number 1992.

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    Re: help with ID of a coin my daughter found today

    I was only off a couple of centuries.

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    Re: help with ID of a coin my daughter found today

    so you guys are saying it may be real? hmmmmm any value or is there a reason why it was in the bargain box?

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    Re: help with ID of a coin my daughter found today

    Quote Originally Posted by snowdogg70
    so you guys are saying it may be real? hmmmmm any value or is there a reason why it was in the bargain box?

    It's definitely real, but only worth a few dollars. Regardless of value I'd call it a good pick!

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    Re: help with ID of a coin my daughter found today

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch
    Quote Originally Posted by snowdogg70
    so you guys are saying it may be real? hmmmmm any value or is there a reason why it was in the bargain box?

    It's definitely real, but only worth a few dollars. Regardless of value I'd call it a good pick!
    cool ! my kid is all excited over finding this and the responses from you guys has got her pumped (which is good cause she is learning the value of coins and the thrill of looking for and finding keepers. she wants to begin metal detecting too so i told her she could have my old detector as i got a new one., so now i have a md buddy!

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    Re: help with ID of a coin my daughter found today

    There is a set of 3 being sold on Ebay for $5.99. Normally, any information found there should be taken with a grain of salt, but the year listed seems to follow what the rest of you have found.

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    Re: help with ID of a coin my daughter found today

    thanks everyone! i knew i could count on you!

 

 

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