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Can Someone Identify This Coin? (Id: 17th Century Spain 8 Maravedis)

 
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 Posted 08/15/2020  12:43 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add lorclis to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi folks,

It looks like an ancient Spanish coin. Would someone know what kind of coin this is and it's approximate circa and material? Also, does anyone know what the CW means?

Thanks.


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 Posted 08/15/2020  01:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could be a Philip iv 8 maravedis. The CW is probably MD, but my first impression is this coin is not authentic.
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 Posted 08/15/2020  04:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF.
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 Posted 08/15/2020  08:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Here is a link to the coin mentioned by @gincoin (I think). https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces40685.html
It should weigh about 4.5 g, and should be made of copper. @gincoin may have concerns about authenticity because of the appearance of your coin, which doesn't look much like copper in the photo.

I think the details look pretty good compared to the catalog image. As gincoin says, MD would be Madrid mint, and if you rotate your second photo 180 degrees, I think you can see the first two digits of the date near the corner of the shield.
If you can get a weight, it would be helpful.
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 Posted 08/15/2020  08:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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may have concerns about authenticity because of the appearance of your coin, which doesn't look much like copper in the photo


You ever look at a coin and think, that doesn't seem quite right? I can't put my finger on why though. A weight would help as you said, and my fears my be unfounded.
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 Posted 08/18/2020  2:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add txabs to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry guys, but weight from spanish maravedis from XVII century can vary a lot, weight is not conclussive. This one has been cleaned on a quite aggresive way, maybe that is the reason for its color.

I'm a collector of Spanish copper coins, and I can't see nothing which drive me think it is a fake. There is also a bunch of contemporary counterfeits, same interest for me than authentic ones, but I would bet your coin is authentic.

A VIII maravedís, Felipe III or Felipe IV, Madrid mint, circa 1618-1626 (Felipe III 1618-1620, Felipe IV 1621-1626)

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