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 Posted 07/24/2019  8:28 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add gianatti to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi Guys,
Can anyone shed any light on this coin? The base metal is copper. It has a yellow fleck imbedded into the centre of the coin. It's never tarnished. Also the word GILT has been stamped on the coin. The area around the word isn't raise and the other side doesn't show any unevenness so it appears that it was done at the time of minting?
Thank you in advance.


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 Posted 07/25/2019  01:50 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hello and

It looks to me as though it's been gilded and mounted as a button or cuff link. There was a similar thread about an 1897 farthing recently:
http://goccf.com/t/351534#3016404
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07/25/2019 01:51 am
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 Posted 07/25/2019  08:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That nails it.



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 Posted 07/25/2019  7:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add gianatti to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks. Looks like they've being doing this to coins for some time. I've had this coin for around 50 years and the previous owner was a WII soldier.
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