Unknown Coin, please help indentify it!

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by JosnyAce, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. JosnyAce

    JosnyAce New Member

    HI, I have this gold coin for a while, I ahve try to search info of the coin through the internet but could not find any. Could anyone help me identify it.

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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I don't think it is a coin so much as a medal/token.

    1st picture rough translation:
    Praise the King and Lord
    Some sort of coat of arms or other image in the center. 247 possibly being the number of the coin minted in a series

    2nd picture rough translation:
    Phillip King (of) (Asturum - I'm not sure)
    Portrait of presumably Phillip.
    1977 - presumably date minted

    Beyond that there is no country or "value" of the coin. This makes me think it is a medal or token of some sort. I'd be interested in what others have to say.
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  4. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    In the diamond (reverse bottom) is that 24K, like gold? What does it weigh?
  5. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    That very well could be 24K.
  6. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I also didn't think this was a coin, because of all the Latin and religious references on it, and nothing on the net matches this. But there is a date, so that was interesting. I am not convinced this is real gold even with the 24K stamp.
    As 24K is 100% gold it would be soft/malleable. I'd get it tested for gold/purity. Copper or silver is almost always added to the alloy to make it firmer.
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  7. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Rather than see if you can bite it or acid test it, test it's specific gravity.
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