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Spanish Countermarked Coin?

 
 
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 Posted 08/03/2019  6:47 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Jay1234 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I think this is a Spanish countermarked coin. The date 1641 looks countermarked but the 8 in a circle almost looks countermarked over that. Anyone ever see anything like this or know where this is from?


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 Posted 08/03/2019  7:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jay1234 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I should add that this coin is 21 x 23mm and 5.2 grams.
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 Posted 08/03/2019  9:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@jay, this isn't my area of expertise, but it looks like Philip IV countermarked coins of Philip III with a crowned 1641. Just spitballing, but perhaps this coin was remonetized one at 8 Maravedis and then later re-remonetized at 3 Maravedis?
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 Posted 08/04/2019  1:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jay1234 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting thought. I don't suppose there's a way to easily look these up?
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 Posted 08/11/2019  04:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add txabs to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is a maravedis coin counterstriked on c XVII, under Felipe IV as Spence sugested.

Base coin is Felipe III or Felipe IV hammered 8 maravedis, from 1602 to 1626.

First countermark is Madrid (MD) 1641 restrike to VIII maravedis, not III, this restrike is partially hidden by the next one. And yes, they countermarked 8 maravedis coins with 8 maravedis restrikes, don't ask xD

Then, again a 8 maravedis restrike in 1652, can't see the mintmark, ¿maybe Coruña? Coruña mintmark is a scallop (clam).

BTW, you are watching one of the sides upside down, sorry for the bad quality, but this is how you read this spanish restrikes and countermarks



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08/11/2019 05:17 am
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 Posted 08/22/2019  7:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jay1234 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you TXABS!
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 Posted 09/01/2019  6:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Iberia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You might find this page helpful

www.maravedis.net/resellos.html
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09/01/2019 6:35 pm
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