Todays finds in lake The coin in the middle is exactly the same size of the 1st 1$ gold coin. Looks copper though. Any help would be much appreciated

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Nice score! That wouldn't happen to be a flying eagle cent? They are 88%copper & 19mm in diameter. To me it's got that outline look of the eagle.
That was my first thought that it was a flying eagle cent.
 

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The closest US Coin in size to a $1 gold US coin is the silver 3 cent piece. Depending on the year of the $1 gold it is either 13 or 15 mm in diameter. The 3 cent piece is 14 mm in diameter, and being that it is only 75% (as opposed to other US silver coins at 90%) and 25% copper, and that fact that it was found under water, could make it look like the way it looks, instead of the way the silver dimes look. Without better pics though, its hard to tell.

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The closest US Coin in size to a $1 gold US coin is the silver 3 cent piece. Depending on the year of the $1 gold it is either 13 or 15 mm in diameter. The 3 cent piece is 14 mm in diameter, and being that it is only 75% (as opposed to other US silver coins at 90%) and 25% copper, and that fact that it was found under water, could make it look like the way it looks, instead of the way the silver dimes look. Without better pics though, its hard to tell.

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Very interesting I will post more pics soon. Thank you
 

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The closest US Coin in size to a $1 gold US coin is the silver 3 cent piece. Depending on the year of the $1 gold it is either 13 or 15 mm in diameter. The 3 cent piece is 14 mm in diameter, and being that it is only 75% (as opposed to other US silver coins at 90%) and 25% copper, and that fact that it was found under water, could make it look like the way it looks, instead of the way the silver dimes look. Without better pics though, its hard to tell.

Anthony
75/25 silver being the dominant alloy it would be encrusted or black.
Copper wouldn't be the dominant color.
 

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Nice finds how did you hunt the river ? Wade Swim dive ?
 

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Based on your newer photos showing the edge of the coin, I do not think its a silver three cent piece. Looks too thick.

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