What are we?

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by stldanceartist, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    We were found in a half dollar tube filled with little silver globs - we think we are money, but we're not sure what we are, where we are from, and if we have a monetary value. Neither of us are magnetic.

    Thing 1
    (I weigh about 3.6g and am about 9mm wide)​


    Thing 2
    (I weigh about 1.3g and am about 7mm wide)​

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  3. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    guessing top 1 might be Thailand ??? bullet money ???
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  4. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    Ooh, that's a good guess. Looks just like an 1800's 1/4 Baht (which weighs about 3.6 - 4.0 grams.) Nice job!
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  5. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    wow..what a kool find whatever they are.. they look like siglos to me.
  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Odd Supporter

    I agree with @spirityoda. Not because I know doodley-squat about Thai bullet money, but I've seen stuff like this out there, is all.

    (Edit: "out there" in cyberspace, I meant.)
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2018
  7. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    @coin_nut is out that way and sent me pictures of something similar recently. I'm sure he will chip in now I have tagged him!
  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Odd Supporter

    Yes, @coin_nut is in Thailand.

    I didn't think to tag him. Good call.
  9. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    It appears to be Thailand bullet money (as previously mentioned). The link below has some books and auction catalogs and the pics listed as Bullet Money look like yours. Google Thailand Bullet Money



    I have no idea if yours are authentic or reproductions
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  10. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    @Loong Siew he might know more about the Thailand coin.
  11. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

    Cool, first time I been "tagged". I agree the first one is pod duang. The second one I don't know. It appears to be bowl shaped, concave on one side and convex on the other. Weren't some Byzantine coins made that way, only much thinner? forget what they were called.
  12. norenxaq

    norenxaq Member

    scyphate and they were quite thin
  13. DallasCoinsNThings

    DallasCoinsNThings Active Member

    Those are pretty damn cool! Never even HEARD of Bullet Money!
  14. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

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