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 Posted 02/25/2020  8:53 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add D to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
A friend found this in the Cariboo region of B.C. Any one know what type of coin this is? Thanks to all in advance.


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 Posted 02/25/2020  9:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That looks to be a Chilean two reales from the mid 19th century.
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 Posted 02/25/2020  9:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Topekaguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I believe the bottom picture is KM#100.2 Chile 2 Reals

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 Posted 02/25/2020  9:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@d, that looks like a mid-19th Century Chilean 2 Reales to me. Here is a link to the numista page on these coins:

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces27141.html


What a fun find!


Added: looks like all three of us were typing at the same time. Well done @gincoin and @topekaguy!
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 Posted 02/25/2020  9:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add D to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sure didn't take you guys long to nail this one down. She also found a US 1858 dime while detecting. I'm assuming that these where from gold miners in the 1860's to 1900 who where working the gold fields in British Columbia. She be both surprised & pleased.

Thanks again guys really appreciated..
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 Posted 02/26/2020  3:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add realeswatcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
With some rudimentary "trench art" of... a volcano spewing it's hot lava?

Mining area finds are interesting and expectedly diverse. I've noticed, for example, a decent amount of French coins reported to be found in former California mining areas.
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 Posted 02/26/2020  10:08 pm  Show Profile   Check ryurazu's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ryurazu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
hmmm wounder what they were trying to etch into the coin? an bow an arrow? angel wings?
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 Posted 02/27/2020  06:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lungs?
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