Posted 4 years ago
I was recently at a local Goodwill who just got in a lot of vintage toys such as Dinky toys Army type trucks, Evel Knievel doll, etc. They were great finds! They sell small, loose toys in a wire rack on an endcap. You fill up a clear plastic bag they provide and you get whatever you can fit in the bag for $2.99. As I was searching through it all a coin fell out of the rack into the floor next to my feet. I picked it up and thought it looked very neat and had never seen anything like it. After my sister and I did some research I found out that it is a Spanish Cob Coin Shield Type. I have tried to educate myself on them but there is so much to learn and look for. Is there anyone here that can help me rule out it being counterfeit? Any suggestions what to look for being in the shape it's in? I clearly see an "S" on the left of the shield. When I weighed it it's exactly 9 grams. The dimensions are rough of course do to the natural state of the coin. It's about 1-1/8" x 1-5/16". It is slightly concave. Its looks to be authentic from what I have read and looked at but I would like more of a professional opinion if it looks like the "real deal". I know pictures cannot capture everything but I hope to at least find a start. Thanks all!