identify VERY slick coin

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Severedman, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. Severedman

    Severedman New Member

    Hi Everyone,
    I'm brand new to the forum, and new to coin collecting. I've had this VERY slick coin for a long time now. I have no idea what it is, or even it is an American coin.. If anyone can help I'd really appreciate it. Thanks a lot![​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  3. Severedman

    Severedman New Member

    Hello Everyone,
    I'm new to this forum, and to coin collecting in general. I've had this very slick coin for a while now and I'm wondering if anyone can help identify it. I really appreciate the help. Thanks![​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Welcome to CT.

    That looks like a medal/token commemorating the 1831 coronation of William IV and Adelaide the king and queen of England.

    Just a hunch ;)
     
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  5. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Active Member

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  6. Severedman

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  7. Severedman

    Severedman New Member

    yea, it look similar to that I don't see a III or IV after 'William' my guess is that there were many slightly different versions created. Its really cool just wish the obverse wasn't completely rubbed away. Thanks!
     
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  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    It is clearly William IV of England. His queen was Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen.

    So it's British, and probably circa 1831, since that was their coronation date.

    I suspect it's a coronation medal like the one @The Eidolon linked to, but it could also perhaps be a gaming counter. I suspect coronation medal, though. Particularly since you can see the word "JUNE" on the reverse.

    It appears to be brass. Can't make out the reverse, but it's tantalizing, with those few ghostly details.

    This was probably a watch chain or jewelry piece, considering the amount of wear.

    I suspect the monetary value would be very modest, but I don't know, obviously.

    Though likely not worth much as-is, it is an interesting piece.
     
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  9. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Tsk, tsk. I merged your duplicate threads. One thread per topic, pretty please. ;)
     
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  10. willieboyd2

    willieboyd2 First Class Poster

    I believe that the reverse inscription is similar to:
    ASCENDED THE THRONE JUNE 26 1830

    :)
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2019
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    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

  12. Severedman

    Severedman New Member

    Yes! I'm not worried about the monitary value of this... but i love history and those "Tantalizing Details" are exactly what I'm interested in lol. Thanks for the input!
     
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