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« on: October 08, 2010, 03:42:29 pm »
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Another great day here in Virginia...I made another trip to the colonial farm site and recovered an old coin and other scrap metal items.. As to what the coins identity is I haven't been able to find that information yet..Maybe someone on the forum might recognize it and lead me in the right direction.

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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2010, 03:48:59 pm »
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Given the size and the 3 lines of printing on the one side, and the close-ups you've supplied, I expect there's a good chance someone will have it in a reference book (not so sure we'll find it on line).   At least we're only looking at searching through about 300 years of coins unlike our brothers and sisters on the other side of the pond.   Smiley

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Quote:Posted by BitburgAggie_7377
Given the size and the 3 lines of printing on the one side, and the close-ups you've supplied, I expect there's a good chance someone will have it in a reference book (not so sure we'll find it on line).   At least we're only looking at searching through about 300 years of coins unlike our brothers and sisters on the other side of the pond.   Smiley

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Thanks BA.....I'm hoping someone from England will know what it is...The SE really sounded off when it hit the coin......I suspect it's bronze......John in Va

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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2010, 04:15:32 pm »
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It's a little thick for a coin. Are you sure it's not a button. Are the obverse and reverse the same? I checked the official red book of US coins and it kind of looks like a John Chambers Issue Six pence (1783). He was a silversmith who issued the coins in Annapolis because of a shortage of change.

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frazdad, I believe that 2 014 is the other side of the coin.   I think you are the correct track.   The one side does look a lot like the Chalmers six pences.  As for thickness, I'm wondering if there aren't two coins stuck together there.  picture 2 010 sure makes it look like there is an line about halfway up the thickness.

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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2010, 04:29:57 pm »
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Its a 1973 Lincoln Head Penny Sorry John could not help myself.

  I have seen that coin before just can't place it What does it say I can not make it out.

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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2010, 04:54:23 pm »
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Quote:Posted by seldom
Its a 1973 Lincoln Head Penny Sorry John could not help myself.

  I have seen that coin before just can't place it What does it say I can not make it out.



Dang Seldom.....that's a brilliant deduction Grin........The coin ain't said nothing yet Grin......There is a
number 4 at the top of the coin and what looks like "Pistola" right under it.......closer to the bottom I see a V111........John Grin

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It's a little thick for a coin. Are you sure it's not a button. Are the obverse and reverse the same? I checked the official red book of US coins and it kind of looks like a John Chambers Issue Six pence (1783). He was a silversmith who issued the coins in Annapolis because of a shortage of change.


It's not a button and it's not a Chalmers coin........It is a coin........Thanks for looking.
John in va...

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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2010, 05:56:07 pm »
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It is difficult to appreciate from the pics. What made you figure out that is is a coin? Also, beautiful field. Have you covered it all? Maybe there are more nice things to recover.  Great

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It is difficult to appreciate from the pics. What made you figure out that is is a coin? Also, beautiful field. Have you covered it all? Maybe there are more nice things to recover.  Great


A picture is not quite like having it in you hand..............As to why I assume it's a coin, it has all the similarities of a coin, the beads around the rim, the roman numerals, the writing "4 pistola?" and other markings. It's definitely not a button. The fields on the farm are nice, about 400 acres of fields and pasture land.  Thanks for your reply..     John in Va

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It does say "pistola" the Spanish name for pistol. That was what really confused me, but I don't know about old coins. Just thrilled by your nice find.

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