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 Posted 07/11/2018  02:20 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Blackfrostt to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello!
My 14 year old daughter found this piece.
We were curious as to what is is! Any information will be greatly appreciated from the both of us! Thanks for your time!




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 Posted 07/11/2018  02:31 am  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the community.

Looks like a cut Spanish 8 Reale coin made into a 2 Reale coin. Was this found on a beach in Florida?
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 Posted 07/11/2018  02:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Blackfrostt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
found on the beach in texas actually...wow.
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 Posted 07/11/2018  02:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nicely done Ron.

The only thing that I can add is that it looks like both sides have partial inscriptions visible: REX and 17 (from the date).

Added: welcome to CCF @blackfrosst. That is quite a cool find!
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 Posted 07/11/2018  02:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Blackfrostt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for all of the information guys! It was found by my 14 year old daughter down Surfside beach in Texas on July 4th.. She will be ecstatic when I show her this in the morning..
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 Posted 07/11/2018  03:25 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
and what a nice find. Texas has some stuff up its sleeve.
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 Posted 07/11/2018  04:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Anaximander to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is a lovely piece. Spanish dollars or 8 real coins were cut and counterstamped for use in the West Indies. There was no single system in use. References I have create a picture of official marks vying wth chaos and anarchy.

I think the key to identifying exactly where this piece was used is the 'V' shaped symbol. Is it a 'V' containing another letter ( 'T'? ) or is it an arrowhead or something else?

British Commonwealth Coinage
Howard W A Linecar
publisher - Ernest Benn Ltd 1959

has the following possible ( text description only, no images )

Vieque ( or Bieque or Crab Island )
two incuse 'V's one reverse upon the other.

It also mentions that there were unofficial marks, so it could be one of those.

If anyone has more I would be very interested to hear it.

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Nice pizza slice coin
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 Posted 07/11/2018  3:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Blackfrostt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks again for all of the information guys!
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