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Found This 1779 Rhode Island Ship Token, Is It The Real Deal?

 
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 Posted 06/28/2020  02:18 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add NoahBUS to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I bought from a fellow a bunch of random british coins and years later I found this 1779 rhode island ship token thrown in with a bunch of random six pences, three pences and the like and at first when I saw the price I assumed it was just a replica but with my experience with old cooper coins everything about this one seems genuine.

What do you guys think? And if so how much would you reckon it's worth?







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 Posted 06/28/2020  04:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. Size and weight please.
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 Posted 06/28/2020  04:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NoahBUS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@John 1

Hey thank you for the welcome!

I sadly do not have a scale but I did measure it and estimated the weight by hand.

The size is 1.25 inches across the surface and 1/8th of an inch width

The weight I'd say is around 1/8th of an ounce.
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 Posted 06/28/2020  04:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NoahBUS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Also I've noticed a "R" under one of the ships on the backside of the coin, could this stand for replica?

I've seen over 5 different replicas online and none have this R and I haven't been able to find any of the real coins with the "R" either.

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 Posted 06/28/2020  09:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fplagge to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the Forum.

I cannot help you with information on your coin, but I just wanted to inform you that, in the future, you should always orient your coin photos properly, crop your photos to show only the coin, and submit photos of both sides of the coin (obverse and reverse.)
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 Posted 06/28/2020  10:15 am  Show Profile   Check nss-52's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add nss-52 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The "R" does mean it is a replica.
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 Posted 06/28/2020  10:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't think that R should be there
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 Posted 06/28/2020  10:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This one is a copy.
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 Posted 06/29/2020  5:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add lcutler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Definitely a copy, even without the Replica mark it is easily identified as such.
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