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Posted 2 years ago

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Another coin I came into recently. It could be a spanish doubloon, but I dont know anything about ancient coins. Is it worth anymore than the value of the silver?

Any information would be great, thank you

Update, it was pointed out that I put of pictures of the same side of the coin, I just posted the other side.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    This address has the beginnings of some material for you. Spanish Reales and Mint marks on the side. I'm sure others will be able to give an opinion about authenticity.
    Thanks for sharing them:
    http://www.newworldtreasures.com/cointypes.htm
  2. Militarist Militarist, 2 years ago
    These crude early Spanish coins are hard to attribute due to partial designs. What metal is it made of and what is the weight. That would tell you it's denomination. Then one could check out the mint and assayers initials in some of the specialized Spanish books to pin it down. My guess would be that you may have a 4 reales coin from Spain proper struck in the 1600's. Not an ancient coin but worth much more than the melt value.
  3. Purpleisafruit6, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the information vetraio50!! Very helpful
  4. Purpleisafruit6, 2 years ago
    Militarist, the coin is made out of silver and weighs 12.8 grams
  5. Militarist Militarist, 2 years ago
    With that coat of arms on both sides I am thinking Spanish Netherlands and possibly as early as the 1500's. I will try and find a copy of the Delmonte book which may hold the answer.
  6. Militarist Militarist, 2 years ago
    To start with you must be showing us two different coins here and not both sides of the same coin. From what you are showing I am fairly sure that you have two different 4 reales coins that were minted in Bolivia between 1574-1651. These would catalog some where between $100. to 350. dollars.
  7. Purpleisafruit6, 2 years ago
    Thanks again militarist, I posted two pictures of the same side. I just swapped one out for a picture of the otherside.

    Now that you see the otherside, would be able to help me come up with a closer estimate for price?
  8. Militarist Militarist, 2 years ago
    That is what I thought. It still falls into the estimate range I gave you. Some one who knows these types of coins would have to see them in person to give a better valuation.
  9. Purpleisafruit6, 2 years ago
    Well thanks for all of the amazing information!
  10. headhuntress headhuntress, 7 months ago
    This coin is from the Atocha also known as Nuestra Señora de Atocha ("Our Lady of Atocha") was the most famous of a fleet of Spanish ships that sank in 1622 off the Florida Keys.

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