🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Last attempt at identifying odd copper coin....

Hunting_Dad

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I posted this a year ago and thought I might revisit it in hopes that some fresh eyes might have a new perspective. I have seen T-Netters ID coins with less detail so I still hopeful that someone will know what it is.
From my original post last year...
"I am always amazed at what some TNet-ers are able to spot on an otherwise unidentifiable coin and I feel like there is enough left on this one that someone might help me get it sorted out. It came off a colonial site where i have found a William III, several KGIIs, and some other early relics. It is clearly a coin/token, but it may very well have been altered as it is not perfectly round and one side had a pronounced off-center strike, that looks like it was hammered to my eye. It is US half penny size... 22.27mm and 4.3g... but i have not found a single item from the 1800s on the site as of yet"
Thanks for looking, HD
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DCMatt

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Not much to go on really. I convinced myself that the first pic has a rounded bottom shield in the center with (maybe) a crown on top. It made me think "Spanish maravedi". Turn of the 18th C vintage. It fits in the size/weight range but I'm only guessing.

BTW - In the future, please don't take pictures of relics in your hand. Lay them flat on a medium dark, non-reflective surface and take the highest in-focus resolution you can get. That gives us the best chance to pull out any details by photo-shopping the image.
 
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Hunting_Dad

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I could not even say positively that it is a coin.
Don......
To your point Don.... i have found an early Spade Guinea token, a counterfeit draped bust (?) and an altered William III on this property, so it really could be anything. That being said, it was a solid 25 on my Nox and really feels “coiny” .
 
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