found along missisippi minnesota hunting for agates... cant find a solid i.d. is it a hammered medieval coin? hobo art? or a single clue to more??????

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These are the best photos you can take / post ? ? ?
No offense but they are terrible... probably some of the worst posted.
Try again with better camera please... along with size... or size reference... metal type if possible.

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Welcome to the forum! With some better pictures, I'll bet someone will be able to come up with an id.
 

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First, need much better photos than what was posted, and it isn't a hammered coin at all it looks cast.
 
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It is heavilly magnetic, it is old and in ppor condition. Those are only photos i had.
Also found on same side of missisippi river silver quarter and canadian silver dime.no photos tho. Oh shoot i found this too tho u ht i was fake...
 

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That's well beat up, but I can see a letter N followed by a full stop and what looks like the number 56308.

I suspect it may be a variant of this souvenir good luck token produced for Alexandria in Douglas County, Minnesota, in a number of different metals.

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Obverse: ALEXANDRIA, MINN. 56308 / BIRTHPLACE OF AMERICA around a depiction of a Viking looking at a runestone.
Reverse: GOOD LUCK / SOUVENIR around a horseshoe and wishbone.

The “Birthplace of America” claim and the Viking depiction relate to the alleged discovery of a runestone in Douglas County in 1898, purported to be evidence that the Vikings reached central Minnesota in 1362, long before Columbus’ expedition. It was dubbed the ‘Kensington Runestone’, the nearest settlement being Kensington, but is now dismissed as a hoax by the mainstream archaeological community.

If it does say ‘MINN. 56308’ (the zip code for Alexandria) it could be another kind of token for the city, but couldn’t be before 1963 when 5-digit zips were introduced.
 
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That's well beat up, but I can see a letter N followed by a full stop and what looks like the number 56308.

I suspect it may be a variant of this souvenir good luck token produced for Alexandria in Douglas County, Minnesota, in a number of different metals.

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Obverse: ALEXANDRIA, MINN. 56308 / BIRTHPLACE OF AMERICA around a depiction of a Viking looking at a runestone.
Reverse: GOOD LUCK / SOUVENIR around a horseshoe and wishbone.

The “Birthplace of America” claim and the Viking depiction relate to the alleged discovery of a runestone in Douglas County in 1898, purported to be evidence that the Vikings reached central Minnesota in 1362, long before Columbus’ expedition. It was dubbed the ‘Kensington Runestone’, the nearest settlement being Kensington, but is now dismissed as a hoax by the mainstream archaeological community.

If it does say ‘MINN. 56308’ (the zip code for Alexandria) it could be another kind of token for the city, but couldn’t be before 1963 when 5-digit zips were introduced.
Thanks so much i got 10 hours research in with no luck. Also this coin u found that matches my phottos it is heavilly magnetic right?
 

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Thanks so much i got 10 hours research in with no luck. Also this coin u found that matches my phottos it is heavilly magnetic right?
You're welcome. There seems to be at least one other reverse type, and (judging by appearance alone) two or possibly three different metals used. None of the listings seem to say what the metal compositions are though. Some more examples:

Alexandria 3.jpg Alexandria 4.jpg
 

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