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What Is This Gold Coin? Renaissance Period?

 
 
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 Posted 08/19/2019  1:30 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add tolch123 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found this in a collection, among junk silver, large cents, Buffalo nickels, etc. On a whim, I purchased this for the gold content.

I have some vague guesses of what it is, but I'd love to hear what you all have to say!



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 Posted 08/19/2019  1:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is a replica of a medieval gold florin.

Looks like there is a hallmark at the base of the fleur-de-lis, so there may at least be some gold content?
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08/19/2019 1:49 pm
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 Posted 08/19/2019  2:05 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It says 750 or .750/750 fineness. Which is 18k gold.
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 Posted 08/19/2019  6:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Your wife doesn't have that already?

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 Posted 08/19/2019  8:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Much too perfectly round to be a hammered renaissance coin.
My second thought is that it is a modern jeweler's die struck copy, made from 18ct gold, the marking at the base of the Fleur de Lis attests to this.

Some heat damage at the rim in four places, where this copy was hard soldered to the bezel.

Always intended to be a jewelry piece.
Has gold jewelry value, but no numismatic value.

An excellent 'steal' if you have bought it for the same sort of price as the other 'junk' items.
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 Posted 08/20/2019  1:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tolch123 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Y'all are 100% on this? I'd absolutely hate it if I sold it for melt then found out it's real...
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 Posted 08/20/2019  5:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You do see the stamps on the reverse?
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 Posted 08/21/2019  10:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tolch123 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep. Would that have not existed during that period?
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 Posted 08/21/2019  10:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Correct.

It is, however, a nicer looking replica than others we have seen here (just my opinion).
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 Posted 08/24/2019  8:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tolch123 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good to know! Thank you!
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