I found this coin

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Nismo, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Nismo

    Nismo New Member

    What is it. i found it while walking on the beach at key west.

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  3. Daboz

    Daboz Senior Member

  4. Nismo

    Nismo New Member

    Anyone else might know what this is?
  5. GoldCoinLover

    GoldCoinLover Senior Member

    Looks like a spanish "piece of eight", which was one of the currency used before the dollar and is related to the dollar. Nice find
  6. Nismo

    Nismo New Member

    I know this isnt the tread to do this, but how mush is it worth
  7. GoldCoinLover

    GoldCoinLover Senior Member

    No idea, I'm not a specialist on these type of coins. It could only be worth 10 or 15 dollars, but potentially alot more I Think. It depends on the type I think
  8. Nismo

    Nismo New Member

    well do you know anyone on this froum that knows of these coins? i want to know more about it
  9. Nismo

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  10. byrd740

    byrd740 Numismatist

    Doug(GDJMSP) could help you out.
  11. huntsman53

    huntsman53 Supporter**

    Nice find and coin but the odds are against you that it is real! I have and thousands of others have metal detected the beaches in Key West and I do not know of anyone finding a Spanish 8 Reale piece there. Now, if you were on a very remote beach, it might be possible as I have seen some that came out of Sand Dunes in Upper Keys. I suspect that it may be a Reproduction that someone had with them when they were at the beach and they lost it. There are a lot of Reproductions that can be purchased in Key West and many other stores in the Keys.


    Frank
  12. kevcoins

    kevcoins Senior Roll Sercher

    its a nice find
  13. acanthite

    acanthite ALIIS DIVES

    Its meant to be a Spanish colonial cob, looks like 4 reales, can't tell which mint. But it is most certainly fake. Apparently people find these on Floridian beaches every so often.

    Imagine a silver coin from 1659 rolling around in the sand and salt water for who knows how long, and still have that degree of detail. Not likely.
  14. TomCorona

    TomCorona New Member

    It's an old button off of an old Woolworth's sweater.
  15. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    99.99% a copy

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