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Old 06-08-2008, 06:03 PM
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Default 1741 Coin of unknown origin...

I was out detecting last weekend in the historical village of Waterford, Virginia. I was at the school. I came across this coin. There are no letter markings on it, just the head of a guy with a crown and the back has a 3 masted tall ship. Check out the photos. If any one has any idea what or where it came from, I would love to know. I have been researching it for a week now and no clues!!
The date is 1741. I found it about 4-5 inches deep, it read a 38 on the TID of my X-70. It appears to be bronze. The date fits the time period of settlement (1733) of the area I was md'ing. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks!!
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Old 06-08-2008, 06:15 PM
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Looks more like a medal than a coin.. check a medal forum, neat find... you may have something quite valuable there... RickO
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Old 06-08-2008, 06:53 PM
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It looks to be in excellent shape. It resembles one of those gift shop tokens...tourist coins? Nice find!

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Old 06-08-2008, 10:37 PM
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That looks familiar - perhaps someone posted the same thing last year??? Can't remember if it was ever ID'ed, sorry.
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Old 06-08-2008, 11:45 PM
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Here's a link to an earlier thread with the same coin.....

http://metaldetectingforum.com/showt...highlight=1741

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Old 06-09-2008, 12:58 PM
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You can bet Rusty will ask if he can have it. LOL

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Old 06-09-2008, 01:13 PM
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You're right! Looks like the same thing.

phooey... I did a search on ebay and there wasn't one.
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Old 06-09-2008, 03:22 PM
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Default Thanks for looking y'all!

I have been searching for over a week and nothing! The only thing I have seen close to it, was in the link Dutchroots posted. I will keep on looking.
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Old 06-09-2008, 03:56 PM
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May be from somewhere around the middle east.

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Old 06-09-2008, 05:59 PM
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From that earlier link one side of the coin is shown but it's kinda dark to see. So I took the image and changed the contrast and brightness a bit. Here is what it looks like.....
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Old 06-09-2008, 07:47 PM
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Dutchroots, that looks exactly like mine. Thanks for a clearer photo.

Doug, I thought Middle East at first also. more specifically Iran/Persia! Nothing has panned out so far!
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same two places I had in mind till now. I don't know what it is

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Perhaps they are reproductions of medals to commemorate Vitus Bering
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Old 06-10-2008, 11:33 PM
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Vitus Bering? Discoverer of the Bering Straight?

But... there is a crown on the head.
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Vitus Bering? Discoverer of the Bering Straight?

But... there is a crown on the head.
Yeah I see that more clearly now..thought it may have been a helmet or weird cap or something else...hmmmm 1741...ship....had me thinking explorer...
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Could it be someone of the afshar dynasty. he was ruler of Persia at about that time.

[[URL="http://www.4dw.net/royalark/Persia/afshar2.htm"]

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oops.....this should work

http://www.4dw.net/royalark/Persia/afshar2.htm

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Old 06-12-2008, 04:02 PM
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I will have to check into that one a little more. Thanks!
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Default unknown coin

I found an exact copy of the coin ace digger found. and i live in missouri. i was also curious about the coin, i will be looking for more info on the can and we post back if i find anything
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I found an exact copy of the coin ace digger found. and i live in missouri. i was also curious about the coin, i will be looking for more info on the can and we post back if i find anything
Good luck, 3-4 other forum members have found same token and so far it's origin is still unknown.

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