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Old 15th March 2013, 09:36 PM   #1
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Default Found a ancient coin.

I found this old coin on the beach in Goderich Ontario a few years ago, can anyone identify this coin?
Size is about a inch and a half in diameter.


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Old 15th March 2013, 09:44 PM   #2
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Take it to a coin dealer. Now if that were an old speaker, well, we could identify it in a flash.

Try here, excellent site:

http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/

Also try googling things like identifying old coins or hieroglyph coins or...
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Old 15th March 2013, 09:48 PM   #3
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It looks quite clean. I hope you did not clean it, that will reduce it's value to collectors significantly if it is a rare coin. It looks like it is a 'struck' coin. That could mean it is very old.
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Old 15th March 2013, 09:54 PM   #4
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Maybe find some matching symbols here

Continuing Legacy Hieroglyphs Ancient Coins
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Old 15th March 2013, 11:23 PM   #5
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Get thee to a coin dealer, asap. Do not let it out of your sight, it may be very valuable. It may not.

Show them the images.

Is it gold?? Looks gold.

You may have found part of a cache. And left without the cache! ha ha!

Looks *very* old...

Please let us know what it turns out to be?

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First picture looks definately Spanish (cross/lion/castle) maybe an old silver reale. Google has lots of pictures, but don't be surprised if condition/rarity only add up to $50 or so.
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Old 16th March 2013, 12:07 AM   #7
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It's not outside the realm of possiblities, but it seems a little odd to me that an Old World Spanish coin would be found in Ontario. I'd definitely guard it until I consulted a good numismatist.
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I'd guess French as I see a couple of fleur de lis-like symbols on the 2nd pic lower right.
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Old 16th March 2013, 07:50 AM   #10
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It's got to be worth going back to the same spot on the beach with a metal detector for another look around. Nice find whatever the value!
Do you know how the law applies to "found" valuable artefacts in Canada? This would be worth knowing.
A friend of mine found an almost perfect flint arrowhead whilst digging on her garden allotment recently; only the very tip of the point was missing.

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