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  1. #1
    us
    Jul 2006
    MICHIGAN
    whites dfx and whites beachunter i.d. in summer
    468
    3 times

    NEED COIN I.D. ...........GOOD LUCK LOL

    Went detecting downstate this past weekend with my brother, we hit downtown wayne michigan on michigan avenue, they have downtown wayne streets all torn to shreds....We got plenty of cool relics My brother even got a civil war union button. But we only managed 2 coins.

    My brother got a 1852 canadian bank token, man that was in great shape.

    Here's the one i found, I need help, it has a bullet hole in it. I can only make out the words *RGIUS* on one side, and *EX* on the other. I compared it to a canadian large cent and the large cents have the *sergius* on em but nothing with a *ex* in them. ANY IDEAS? I know it's a foreign coin though. It's slightly bigger than a canadian large cent as well.

    Mac
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    WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GO DIGGING.

  2. #2
    us
    Dec 2004
    Long Island New York
    White's XLT
    1,894
    25 times

    Re: NEED COIN I.D. ...........GOOD LUCK LOL

    WOW, cool find. I bet someone will ID it for you.

    kenb

  3. #3
    us
    Mar 2007
    Katy, TX
    39

    Re: NEED COIN I.D. ...........GOOD LUCK LOL

    That is cool. I can only imagine the story behind it.

  4. #4

    Re: NEED COIN I.D. ...........GOOD LUCK LOL

    Most likely a King George II copper halfpence. With the U in GEORGIUS instead of the most used GEORGIVS.Certain years of KGII coppers used a U in lieu of the V.

    Look at my Avatar photo for comparison, it could be a KGIII Irish copper like my photo on left. The EX is part of REX.
    "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."

  5. #5
    us
    Jul 2006
    MICHIGAN
    whites dfx and whites beachunter i.d. in summer
    468
    3 times

    Re: NEED COIN I.D. ...........GOOD LUCK LOL

    Any idea on a date don? where would it be? lol
    WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GO DIGGING.

  6. #6

    Re: NEED COIN I.D. ...........GOOD LUCK LOL

    Can't say for sure, here is a quote from an Colonial club newsletter on the subject:
    "The other design element that can help a collector in identifying a counterfeit KGII would be the letter punch change to a U in GEORGIUS that was introduced with new design in 1740. Obviously , any halfpenny dated from 1740 through 1745 using a V in the legend would be counterfeit. Likewise, any halfpenny dated between 1746 and 1754 that used the U instead of a V would be a counterfeit."

    So if it is a George II and it is regal, which I doubt, it would be 1740-45. But it could be a counterfeit of any year, also a 1780's KGIII Irish halfpenny, like mine in the avatar which is 1781.

    Confused? good, see if you can see any bust at all to determine direction George is facing.

    If it were my find, right now I would be marking it as a 1740-45 King George II 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
    Jul 2006
    MICHIGAN
    whites dfx and whites beachunter i.d. in summer
    468
    3 times

    Re: NEED COIN I.D. ...........GOOD LUCK LOL

    Where would the date be? lol
    What's the other side look like?
    WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GO DIGGING.

  8. #8
    us
    Sep 2006
    Montana
    11,697
    135 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: NEED COIN I.D. ...........GOOD LUCK LOL

    Don... nice work!

  9. #9
    us
    Dec 2004
    east northport ny
    Whites Prizm 5 Garrett ace 350
    1,690
    45 times

    Re: NEED COIN I.D. ...........GOOD LUCK LOL

    somebody sure didn't like the english

  10. #10

    Re: NEED COIN I.D. ...........GOOD LUCK LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by dfxmatt
    Where would the date be? lol
    What's the other side look like?
    Matt, the other side would look like my photo at the banner of the top of this page, the 1775 KGIII, the reverse would say BRITTANIA with the date bar under a line or double line at the bottom.
    "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."

  11. #11
    ca
    Feb 2007
    Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
    A Compass Magnum 420 recently brought back to life. And an untested "in the wild" Teknetics.
    512
    3 times

    Re: NEED COIN I.D. ...........GOOD LUCK LOL

    In the third picture it looks like theres small letters "EN", or "LN" just above the letters "IU".

    Just thought I'd mention that.

    F.
    Quote of Sir Joshua Reynolds': "There is no expedient, to which a man will not resort; to avoid the real labor, of thinking."

 

 

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