Found in the surf off Curacao

Rick Dangerous

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My wife found this while snorkeling. We can't quite make out the coin, and I realize these pictures don't help much, but truthfully there isn't much more to see.

What i'm wondering is, how long does it take for this to happen to a coin? It's probably copper or iron for it to turn itself inside out like this right? It's lumpy yet smooth on the opposite side.

Any help identifying/aging much appreciated. I'll try to get better pics tonight.
 

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I see writing but its backwards. If you could set the coin on a table and shine a light from the side that would help us out greatly. Looks like its not round and could be a cob but im far from an expert.
 

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Have you run your detector over it to see what it reads? It almost looks like just the encasement/encrustation that the coin was in rather than the coin itself.
 
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Rick Dangerous

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Good call on running a detector over it; will do that tonight.

It could be just a shell i guess? I have also heard that certain types of metal rust away until the coin is basically inside out like this, so the imprint is all the remains and the crusty shell is the oxidation of what used to be the coin.

I'll have to do some more research and get a photo of the other side and more detailed of the inside.
 

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I flipped them & see: ? E R E ? U M S.

Pat I'd like to solve the puzzle, lol!
 

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My wife found this while snorkeling. We can't quite make out the coin, and I realize these pictures don't help much, but truthfully there isn't much more to see.

What i'm wondering is, how long does it take for this to happen to a coin? It's probably copper or iron for it to turn itself inside out like this right? It's lumpy yet smooth on the opposite side.

Any help identifying/aging much appreciated. I'll try to get better pics tonight.
Cool!!! Congrats!!! Looks old!!
 

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