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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-07-2014, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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Coin identification help??

Anyone help identify what these coins are? Wire wrapped to make a necklace pendant. Thanks



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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-07-2014, 02:51 PM
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Re: Coin identification help??

I think the one on the right is a silver piece of eight, (8 reale in value, also called a cob). The other I think is a silver reale. It is common for coins from ship wrecks to be put in a Bezel like that either by the people selling them or buy the buyers so they can wear them. Id the other one gold or silver, it is hard tell in the pic?

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Re: Coin identification help??

I dug a reale almost identical to the one on the left dated 1751. It was minted in Mexico City. I pulled it out of the ground in Chambersburg.

These coins were used in the original 13 colonies before we had our own currency.
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