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Old 04-07-2021, 05:09 PM
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Default Help ID a large copper coin

I revisited an old homestead site on the Maine island were I live that over the past years has yielded several diverse coins, including a 1802 Draped Bust Cent, a couple Matron Cents, a 1863 "fatty" Indian Head, a 1850 Haitian 6-1/4 Centime coin and a 1814 Nova Scotia Half-Cent.

Today, this coin rang up in the mid-80's on my AT-Pro with 5"x8" coil.

The coin is copper, 1.13" (28.70 mm) in diameter and has "denticles" around the perimeter of both "Side 1" and "Side 2.

"Side 1" appears to have a sailing vessel, bow to the left, stern to the right, and sailing on a rolling sea. There may be a date, possibly 1850 at the 6-o'clock position, and the word "CURRENT" from the 4-o'clock to the 2-o'clock position.

"Side 2" appears to have a three masted sailing vessel, bow to the right, stern to the left. The letters "EDIT" appear from the 8-o'clock to the7-o'clock position.

At first, I thought it might be Canadian, given the sailing vessel, but don't Canadian coins usually have an image of the current monarch on the obverse?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-07-2021, 05:15 PM
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Possibly van Buren hard times token..think there are couple varieties of it with different dates.


https://americanhistory.si.edu/colle...t/nmah_1382125


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Old 04-07-2021, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Voriax View post
Possibly van Buren hard times token..think there are couple varieties of it with different dates.


https://americanhistory.si.edu/colle...t/nmah_1382125


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Looks like one to me.

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Old 04-07-2021, 05:24 PM
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Voriax, Kaufenanger,

Thank you so much! You guys gave a brilliant and positive ID -- and lightning fast!

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Old 04-07-2021, 06:01 PM
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They are correct...
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Old 04-07-2021, 10:34 PM
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I thought I'd repost my original found token along with a museum example so viewers could easily see the details in comparison.
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