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 Posted 03/05/2012  12:42 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add unfamiliar to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Seems this is a more modern coin and not an ancient like I'd originally assumed.

Any ideas?



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 Posted 03/05/2012  1:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add numismatist6 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is Spanish. The reverse side has the Latin legend HISPANIRUM REX with Spanish arms. The obverse has the Spanish king's shield. It is probably around the 1600s/1700s or so.
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 Posted 03/11/2012  06:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To further qualify: it's from European Spain, not from the Spanish colonies in the Americas. For the denomination, compare the size with an American silver coin; dollar-sized is 8 reales, quarter-sized is 2 reales, etc. For the date, it should be early 1700s. rotate the bottom pic 90 degrees clockwise. I can read "PHILIPPUS" around the shield, so that makes it a coin from the reign of Philip V (1700-1746). The date should be at the top. As an example, this NGC database page lists 2 reales from the Segovia mint during this reign; I can't read the mintmark on yours (it's to the left of the shield).

It's also supposed to be .833 fine silver. Unless it's a shipwreck coin or metal detecting find, I'd be worried about the coppery colour.
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 Posted 03/11/2012  1:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chris beatie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Isnt the 1 reales made of copper though Mr Sap? Or the denomination under the 1 reales.
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No; the 1 real may have had a lower silver content, but it was still silver. Spanish copper coins were denominated in maravedis, not reales. And they had a radically different design, so people couldn't simply give a copper coin a silver wash and attempt to pass it as silver.
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