Is this a very old coin?!?!?


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Jun 21, 2021
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Ok so I was metal detecting at an old park today that is also used for festivals. One reason I chose this place is because they have pirate festivals there. Ya know, when people dress up and stuff but also wear some really nice coin necklaces and sell actual artifacts ! So I get this hit and its ringing like a 19-20 so I'm thinking penny...but when I got it out it clearly surprised me. It's the size of a nickel, definitely copper and thin like a dime. Could it be an old flat button? A spanish cob?! Please anyone that has any idea or has seen something like this I'd love to know! Thanks guys!


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Aug 13, 2007
Upstate NY
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Hard to me I don't think you'll ever be able to get a concrete ID. I don't think it's a button or a cob, though.
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Oct 12, 2006
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I can't see any evidence that it is a coin. The crack leads me to think it is a copper alloy. I'm guessing it is a flat button that had a soldered shank and the solder popped off. If so, that would put it at the turn of the 19th C give or take a decade or two.
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