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Old 09-13-2021, 10:31 PM
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I'm hoping there is someone on the forum who may help to identify this piece. It was found on an East coast Florida beach, today. It's unlike anything I've ever seen. I don't even know what kind of metal it is. I do not want to clean it to get a better look at the design. Let me know what you think. Thanks I found an image of a coin that matches it. It's described as a 1454 sg coin 2f. Not sure what it is.
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Old 09-14-2021, 07:58 AM
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to me, it looks like a copy of a Spanish COB. These are found by members here around beaches all of the time; i also have real ones and fake ones. The giveaways to me: color/metal type (should be silver or gold), and the details have a bubbly look from being copied from some kind of original design.

If you take a pick and clean some of the crust off you should find a "copy" hidden in the design someplace.
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Old 09-14-2021, 08:23 AM
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Thanks. You could be right. The metal just doesn't look quite right. I've pulled plenty of silver coins out of the water and they didn't look like this.

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Old 09-14-2021, 03:07 PM
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Lima Peru 8 Escudos (replica, probably)





Your obverse is almost exactly upside down. Still not sure about the reverse. The date is on the obverse, but I can only make out the 7 at the end. They were minted between 1710 and 1746 from what I can tell.
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1733 maybe? Also it would be gold if it were real.

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Old 09-14-2021, 06:52 PM
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It's a copy of an 8 reale cob, tourist piece, they get posted on here from time to time...

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Old 09-17-2021, 02:13 PM
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I suspected it probably was a replica. I know it's not gold. It's black but it could be silver plated. I just have to keep on looking for the real one. Thanks for the input.

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