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Old 06-03-2020, 11:45 AM
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Default ID Help on a Foreign Coin

This past weekend I found a large foreign coin. It has been drilled, and appears to have been in a fire.
Its about 1/8" larger than a half dollar, is ~1.3" or 33 - 34 mm.
It has a reeded / milled edge. Is slightly thinner than the half dollar.
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Weighs ~ 11.3g or .4oz.
about the only detail I can make out is a dotted ring about 1/4" smaller than the coin diameter, only on the one side.

Any info would be helpful.
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Old 06-03-2020, 12:09 PM
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Sorry, but your pics are bit out of focus and that glare...nothing to work with.


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Old 06-03-2020, 02:51 PM
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Here are some better pictures.
Maybe a dragon in the dotted circle on the LH side?
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Old 06-03-2020, 03:43 PM
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something like this:
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces17674.html
likely was in a fire
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Old 06-03-2020, 08:54 PM
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I would guess it is a silver medallion rather than a coin

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Old 06-03-2020, 08:56 PM
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Big silver, fire damaged dragon coin medallion! Heck of a dig, man! No idea what it was, but heck of a dig!
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Old 06-04-2020, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by matmit View post
I would guess it is a silver medallion rather than a coin
It has a reeded edge. Usually only done to coins so you could tell if someone had removed material from the edge of the coin decreasing its value.

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Old 06-04-2020, 10:29 AM
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Yep..looks like some type of chinese dragon dollar. Google a bit and you will see lots of them. But i think finding exact match is kinda hopeless effort. Cool find anyways


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