Mystery coin - old Spanish? Help!

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  1. The Meat man

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    I got this one in a group lot containing mostly small, old silver coins. It looks like a Spanish "cob" coin of some sort but I am having difficulty finding more exact information.

    The maximum diameter is 21.38mm, and the weight is 3.00 grams.

    I'm also wondering if it is genuine since there are a couple poor "replica" or "fantasy" coins in the lot as well - this one seems fine as far as I can tell but I'm not experienced enough to be able to know for sure.

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    Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated!
     
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  3. BasSWarwick

    BasSWarwick Well-Known Member

    Could it be?

    This?

    Weight is about right

    OR

    Spain 2 Reales - Felipe III hammered - although weight seems off - should be about 6.8gms

    Numista


    CGB
     
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  4. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    Im leaning towards fake ill look at my references tomorrow morning.
     
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  5. The Meat man

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    Thanks!

    @BasSWarwick Here is an even closer match - acsearch.info - Auction research - the size and weight match pretty well.

    @Paddy54 Thanks! I hope it's not fake but, genuine might be too good to be true. For type, the above acsearch link seems pretty close.
     
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  6. BasSWarwick

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    Hoping it's genuine and you have nabbed a bargain :)
     
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  7. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    You might want to contact Dan Segwick he is an expert on these...however im sure that he is most probably at the ANA world fair of money.
    Here's some images but nothing matches 100% 20220819_090454.jpg 20220819_090430.jpg 20220819_090522.jpg
     
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  8. The Meat man

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    Thanks @Paddy54 ! I have sent an email to Mr. Sedwick, so hopefully I will know for sure soon!
     
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  9. The Meat man

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    Well, that was fast! I just received a reply. Here's what he had to say:

    "Looks OK [as far as authenticity] and your description [Felipe II one-reale] is accurate, Seville mint (Spain). Might be clipped or shaved around the edge. Not very high in value."

    Needless to say, I'm pretty stoked!
     
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  10. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    Ok cool beans...I didn't want to take a shot in the dark...I knew if anyone could nail it down
    He be the one. that's great news.
     
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