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Spanish Coins25 of 42my best detecting find yetSpanish coin found metal detecting on the Gulf Coast a few weeks ago.
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    Posted 6 years ago

    Elbaalicia…
    (7 items)

    Hi again,
    I got this two coins from my grandmother many many years ago, she was born in Spain and migrated to El Salvador, Central America as a child.
    I know just a bit about this coins which in El Salvador we call them
    Macacos. Could you please tell more about them, I would really appreciated you expertise in this matter, and also how much they are worth it.
    Thank you in advance and have a great day!

    Alicia

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    Comments

    1. just_a_random_guy, 6 years ago
      the markings look like those on a Spanish silver doubloon. Google has a pile of images. Thanks for sharing something so cool!
    2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
      Spanish piece of eight. 8 Reales cob. One of the most and easiest coins there is to reproduce. Originals can bring a good price. They wash up on beaches here in Florida now and then after a hurricane.
    3. Elbaaliciagarzona, 6 years ago
      Thanks very much for your comments, very useful information, my problem Is how Can I know they are original, hope they are because they are coming from my grandmother who kept them for years and I got them in 1960.
      Thanks again!

    4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
      These were struck and people still strike them today to forge them. Look up the original weight and diameter and compare it to what you have. If it is close then you need an expert to look at it.
    5. Elbaaliciagarzona, 6 years ago
      Hi there,
      You gave me an excellent idea. I will compare size and weight.
      Thanks a bunch!
      Alicia
    6. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
      You really came up with a good idea....GOOD LUCK!
    7. Elbaaliciagarzona, 6 years ago
      The idea was yours and I really appreciated it.
      thanks again and have a wonderful eve!
    8. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
      All I did was plant seed for thought.
    9. Vanda, 6 years ago
      Back in the 60's and early 70's not so much forging. Looks like a coin I have -.
      The little one is a Piece of 4 most likely and the larger one a piece of 8.
      The size and weight may be tricky because in the 1400's to 1600's etc the measures were not 100% The cut you have out of the side might be what happened because the weight was two much. Cosmetics did not matter. That coin looks a lot like the Lucayan Treasure coins.
    10. Elbaaliciagarzona, 6 years ago
      Heloo VANDA,
      Thank you very much for your comment, I am glad when you said in the 60's and 70's were not much forging, that make me think they are real cuz I got them long, long time before that time. How much do you think they are worth if they are real?
      Thanks again and have a wonderful evening,
      Alicia

    11. apostata apostata, 7 months ago
      These were struck and people still strike them today to forge them. Look up the original weight and diameter and compare it to what you have.

      this is a strange way of reasoning, so corrosion plus erosion is lineair proportional to the weight , that,s to simple i think

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