Old 1792 coin

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by coincollector2, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. coincollector2

    coincollector2 New Member

    Hello,
    I am new to this site, so please bare with me. I was wondering if anyone would have any kind of information as to this old coin that we found in my husbands deceased father's estate? It is a 1792 coin in which he got while serving in WWII. On the front of the coin is a picture of chief possibly with a scarf. The wording around the coin: CAROL IIII.D.G HIS P.ET IND. 1792 On the back side is a picture of a shield and the wording around it: IN.UTRO.FELIX. AUSPICE.DEO. On the left side of the shield is the number 8 and on the right is the letter S. We didnt know if we should just toss it into a box of misc. for the auction or have it looked at. If anyone knows anything in regards to this, I would greatly appreciate any help. I will also be posting a picture of this coin. Thank you..
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  3. coinman0456

    coinman0456 Coin Collector

    First, without a photo of both sides of the coin , we can't help you much.
  4. coincollector2

    coincollector2 New Member

  5. coincollector2

    coincollector2 New Member

    Sorry for the blurriness.
  6. coinman0456

    coinman0456 Coin Collector

    yeah , can you try to bring it into focus ? that sure would help.
  7. coincollector2

    coincollector2 New Member

  8. Hobo

    Hobo Squirrel Hater

    They look like the same blurry photos except now they are larger.

    Can you retake the photos and try to get the coin in focus? Use a tripod or steady the camera against something solid so the camera does not move when the shutter is open.
  9. coincollector2

    coincollector2 New Member

    Okay I got some really clear ones this time. I am going to get them uploaded now and see what happens,. Thank you..
  10. coincollector2

    coincollector2 New Member

    Back side of coin

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  11. coincollector2

    coincollector2 New Member

    070.jpg And this is the front side..
  12. coinman0456

    coinman0456 Coin Collector

    it's also a counter marked coin. Colonial Spanish 8 Reales . The Carol 1111 is the spanish version of Charles the 4th who was king of Spain at the time. Strictly by your photos, it appears to be genuine, but you would do well to have the coin looked at in hand by a local Coin Dealer . It could be worth hundreds of dollars , so have it appraised .
  13. coincollector2

    coincollector2 New Member

    What does that mean?
  14. coincollector2

    coincollector2 New Member

    Okay thank you for your time and looking at it for me. I guess we had better not toss it just yet. I really appreciate your help on this matter.
  15. Hobo

    Hobo Squirrel Hater

    It looks fake to me.
  16. coinman0456

    coinman0456 Coin Collector

    No problem and good luck with it.
  17. hamman88

    hamman88 Spare some change, sir?

    Agreed
  18. LostDutchman

    LostDutchman Moderator Moderator

    I agree as well that it does not appear to be genuine.
  19. Collector1966

    Collector1966 Senior Member

    Definitely fake. The lettering is too amateurish, and that blue color is a big problem. Here's a real 8 reales from the following year, 1793:

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  20. Siggi Palma

    Siggi Palma Well-Known Member

    I agree with Hobo, It shouts out fake to my eyes.

    But as they say go see a coin dealer he will be able to say for sure
  21. coinman0456

    coinman0456 Coin Collector

    Please explain

    I've personally seen a few " Genuine " examples. What is it you see, that suggests it is not genuine ? You very well could be correct , but I can't see anything in the photo which definitely tells me it's counterfeit .

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