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Is This A Replica? Id? Real Gold? (Id: Modern Pirate Token)

 
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 Posted 12/06/2021  2:02 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Dakota0404 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have no clue where to begin with this one, any info would be greatly appreciated!

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 Posted 12/06/2021  2:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Weight? Looks like a reproduction.
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 Posted 12/06/2021  2:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like far too much detail to be genuine but will let our experts confirm.
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 Posted 12/06/2021  4:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Actually, there's "nowhere near enough detail" for it to be genuine. It's supposed to be a Spanish-colonial 8 escudos, or "pirate doubloon", but the lions and castles that are supposed to be inside the quarters of the cross have degenrated into amorphous blobs.

This particular item is a mass-produced pewter replica, sold in bulk as "replica pirate coins"; you can buy them with antiqued copper, silver, or gold finishes. The shape and pattern of the cross-side is quite distinctive. We've seen multiple examples of them on the forum before, many from people who've dug one up on the beach, thinking they've found genuine pirate treasure when they've really found a relic of someone's Pirate Party treasure hunt.

You can see examples of this exact same coin in this thread and this thread.
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 Posted 12/06/2021  6:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add David Graham to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


I think you can even see the casting mould joint line.
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