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    Coin 1695 Id - Military Insignia 1775 Arrow Sword in Wreath - 3rd No 1775 - ID

    1st - Need Country Flower ? Reverse maybe easier to solve ID. 2nd - 1775 Military Insignia, need service info & what location. 3rd - Same Lapel Type as 2 w/o 1775. Appreciate any ID help.
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    US Army Judge Advocates General Corp insignia. The 1775 date just signifies when it was established. One way to date US Military Insignia is to look at the manufacturers hallmark, most of them change over time. Ira Green started manufacturing Military Insignia in 1943, and are one of a few Military Insignia businesses still in operation. Based on just the G-23 code and lack of name, post 70s if not later would be my guess. You could always reach out to the company and see if they can answer the hallmark change dates.

    G-23 is for Ira Green.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judg...ed_States_Army

    As for the coin it's a 1695 Scottish William III 5 Shilling, real or not I don't know enough about coinage to say. Looks like it's been in a bezel, like it was a necklace or something. The smart people will be along to tell you more on the coin.
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    lu
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    The coin looks Scottish

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    It is indeed a William II Scottish five shillings and it looks genuine to me, although too worn and damaged by a mount to be of significant value. You can just make out the ‘5’ for its denomination beneath the monarch’s head.

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    It’s from a complex time in British history, post the “Glorious Revolution” of 1688/9. William II of Scotland was encouraged by Protestant politicians in England to invade in what was a relatively bloodless revolution, and claim the English throne from James II. The intent was to free us from the fear of Catholicism and he then reigned with the dual titles of William II in Scotland and William III in England, issuing different coinage styles for the two countries.

    At the time, the Scottish pound and its shillings had a completely different value to English ones and so William’s Scottish coins were produced with a different silver content to his English coins. Your Scottish five shillings was produced using 2.27g of silver whereas his English five shillings (a crown) of the same period had 30g of silver.
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    Great I.D. on the coin Red-Coat I was trying to find it by looking for coin with tulips on the obverse I now see they were actually thistles.
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    Apr 2005
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    Great ID information my friends. Thank You very much. I visited coin shops over the years & usually purchased the odd & unusual items. This coin was soldiered with several other coins for some type of fob, but final item was not attached & heat was used to remove soldier. Thanks again.
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