πŸ₯‡ BANNER Originally posted on the "What Is It" board for an ID .. This is crazy!

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I was trying out my new Legend today and found this coin. It was identified by Red-Coat as being a 4 dinero coin of Henry III (1390-1406). Kingdom of Castile and Leon (Spanish states). How it ended up in the fields of Central Virginia is a mystery to me.
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Note that I couldn't be absolutely sure and it might be a slightly later Henry IV coin (from 1471-1474). Either way, it's an extraordinary find for the location.
What are your thoughts on doing an aggressive cleaning on this one since it isn't in great shape and isn't worth a whole lot?
 
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I wanted to get out and play again today, but it's too nasty out for me. Tomorrow looks promising.
 

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Creskol.... um.......... First... i am late to this... i have busier that a madman with a plan.
IF in fact... which i assume you are serious.
Um.......... you should be in contact with Smithsonian immediately.

This coin is um..... a MAJOR historical find... especially IF it can...AND SHOULD,,, be carbon dated.
This coin should not get cleaned.
Dont touch it except from sides.
Dont even look at it wrong.

I thin you may have just found not only the most significant find in the history of TreasureNet...
But quite possibly North America.
 

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Cool find, but, let's not go "Oak Island" crazy here. It could have been lost 50 years ago by a kid taking his Dad's coin collection to school for show and tell day. There really is no way to tell when something like that was dropped or the source for that matter.
 

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. you should be in contact with Smithsonian immediately.

This coin is um..... a MAJOR historical find... especially IF it can...AND SHOULD,,, be carbon dated.

I thin you may have just found not only the most significant find in the history of TreasureNet...
But quite possibly North America.
The colonists here used all kinds of European coinage. A copper was worth... a copper, no matter where or when minted. Thats why the fields in Virginia are often full of old Spanish and other coinage seemingly unrelated to the date of initial European occupation. Its a great find, but 99.99% likely it was used or hoarded right up into the 1700s. Plus carbon dating only works on organic material.
 
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