Weeeeeeeeeell, it ain't exactly a coin...

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Kentucky, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Just found this poking around in my minutiae and thought I would show it. Left over silver nitrate solution from lab experiments collected and reacted with bits of copper wire thrown away by the students gave me some crystaline/granular silver that I had someone melt for me in the ceramics dept. in an old crucible which was then broken off. Weight is 22.85 g and upper diameter 26 mm or so...just for fun:
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  3. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    "Send it to a TPG, then get back to us." ;)

    Professional Experiment Grading Service. Hmm, maybe I could get inspired to start a small company...
     
  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Weeeeeeeeeell, then you'd better engrave some dies or make a punch or a mold and make it a coin, by golly!

    (Well, OK, technically a token or medal, anyway, since you ain't the guv'mint.)

    Chop chop! Get crackin' on that, already! :p

    I'll wait right here for the results.
     
  5. Stevearino

    Stevearino Supporter! Supporter

    Wait, wait! I see Pangea.

    Steve
     
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  6. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    I think he already tried ! I swear I can see a dropped letter on that thing - it's gotta be a error coin !!! :D
     
  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Hoo boy, we've got some inkblot/Rorschach/pareidolia stuff goin' on!
     
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  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    You're insane.

    I think I saw it too.

    I'm insane.

    But I already suspected that.
     
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  9. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    I think maybe I should move this thread to the Error Coins section :rolleyes:
     
  10. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Wait, is that a 5 on the cheek?
     
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  11. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    You guys crack me up...maybe move it to the Ancients as an Argenti Rude :)
     
  12. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    I think it is a doubled die for sure. The horse head on the reverse seems to be slightly doubled.
     
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  13. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    I think it's a 17th century French Laird struck on a silver planchet. :yack:

    BTW: stay away from the guys in the ceramic department. They're nothing but trouble, always throwing stuff in 3000F furnaces, talking about brittle fracture, and telling you about things you can't pronounce like transition metal dichalcogenides
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  14. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Whoa, I think you nailed it.
     
  15. fullhart

    fullhart Junior Member

    Sell it for $100,000 on Ebay. :woot:
     
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  16. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    If it's worth $100,000 on eBay, then it's worth at least $1,000,000 on Etsy.
     
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  17. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    You should post it in the 'What's It Worth' forum - at $12.83 (assuming pure silver), it would be worth more than 90% of the 'error' coins on there :rolleyes:
     
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  18. Mike Thornton

    Mike Thornton Member

    I definitely see a griffin (or is it a lion), at the 3-4 o'clock position. I don't collect ancients so I can't help with the identification. Not sure it would grade with all the rim dings, MPD, road rash and the tell tale signs of being cast. Otherwise what a nice "coin". A true rarity.. List it as a rare, one of a kind find. You could get action, maybe, at $1.5MM on Itsy.

    Thanks for letting me have some fun.
     
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  19. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I was thinking of putting it in the Ancients forum, but not sure they would appreciate the humor...I ruled out the Bullion forum because........................................
     
  20. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    To me it looks like a Chinese Syree.
     
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