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1717 Thirty Six Shillings Coin... Newbie To This Whole Thing

 
 
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 Posted 02/10/2019  11:56 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add jimmicra to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have just found a 1717 Thirty six shillings Coin
It looks to be gold or bronze and the contrition isn't to bad.
Does anyone have any information on this coin?
TIA.
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 Posted 02/10/2019  2:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


It's always helpful if you can post some pictures, so the experts here can see exactly what it is that you have.

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 Posted 02/10/2019  2:04 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hello and !

I don't know what type of coin you mean - please could you post decent photos of both sides of the item, and advise us of the diameter and weight? This will help us to identify what you have. Thanks!
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 Posted 02/10/2019  2:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DBM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Most likely a coin weight, not a coin.
"Dipping" is not considered cleaning...
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 Posted 02/10/2019  2:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Before the United States came to be it was just another in a very long list of British territories. So the Shilling, not to mention the more preferred Spanish Real, were the acceptable means of payment. However, both were silver-not bronze as you describe. Below is an example until you post one for reference. Hope this helps compared with your own.


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 Posted 02/10/2019  5:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If I had to guess, and it is a pure guess based on the lack of picture, what you have is a "coin weight". These were made to be used with coin scales, or coin balances. The weight corresponds to a gold coin, British or foreign, which had an exchange value of 36 shillings at the time the weight was made. You can see some examples of coin weights from the 1700s on this UKDFD page.
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 Posted 02/10/2019  5:58 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with Sap. There are early 18th c. brass weights with an equivalence of 36/- for the Portuguese gold 4 escudo coin (cf. John/Johannes V of Portugal, whose Portuguese name Joao was commonly shortened to "Joe")

A "double Joe" was 3/12/- in LSD (written as Three Pound Twelve on the weights) = 8 Escudos or 12,800 Brazilian reis.
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 Posted 02/11/2019  10:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with DBM and Sap.
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