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12 Jan 2017

Spanish Gold Coin

Coins-World | Manole19

Hi.
I have a friend that needs help. He has this Nice Spanish Gols Coin,and doesnt know what it is.
This is what I have found.
Its a 1712- 8 Escudos Spanish Coin.
Can any one help us find out more about this coin.
Like, where it was minted in the Americas?
Lima,Peru,Potasis,Columbia, ect ect?
Any Info will help. he wants to sell,but cant do with out nowing what he has.
Thanks to All

Comments

Kepi

Level 6

It looks to nice to real the real thing. Pretty though.

CoinLady

Level 6

It looks good, but too good to be a genuine coin.

user_7180

Level 5

It looks like you have an answer - good or bad.

Am I mistaken, or does the legend on the coin read DREAD PIRATE. This may be a token or counter for a board game.

Numinerd9

Level 5

Ooh yeah, that's a pretty bad fake; severe loss of details - those lions look very malnourished! Sorry.

Manole19

Level 3

Dont be sorry its true. hahaha

That's a nice looking coin! I wish I could help, but I really don't know what that coin is.

Manole19

Level 3

its a counterfeit hahaha

Longstrider

Level 6

I wonder what makes it so evident to, Heritage, a fake? Maybe the great condition of an ancient coin? Thanks

Manole19

Level 3

This is the email I got from Heritage Auctions. Thank you for your inquiry with Heritage Auctions. As one of the World & Ancient coin experts here at Heritage, your inquiry was passed along to me. From the photographs you sent, it unfortunately appears that your coin is a counterfeit. Coins are notoriously frequently counterfeited, and we see this sort of thing regularly. While I can't say for sure without seeing the coin in person, I am fairly certain that it is not genuine. We cannot purchase or sell this item at auction. Let me know if you have any other questions. Best regards, Heritage Auctions Toll Free: 1.800.872.6467 email: @HA.com

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

it may have been a replica not supposed to be a counterfiet

Manole19

Level 3

I found The answer. I send the photos to Heritage Auctions and there expert on Spanish coins contacted me. this coin is a Counterfit. that why we cant see the mint make. well happy ending its not my coin. hahaha Thats for helping Guys.

Mike

Level 7

It's the old words we use by the book before the coin. Call the library see if they can help you. If I buy a coin like that i ask questions of the seller. If he found it then I would go the other ways. Try a dealer. Maybe he would know.

Manole19

Level 3

Thanks Mike. Its a friends coin,I was tring to help him out.

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

i am pretty sure it was minted in peru (see link) https://www.coinshome.net/en/coin_definition-8_Escudo-Gold-Peru-nlIK.GJAipEAAAEtjPbwgJBx.htm

Manole19

Level 3

Thanks Conan. Thats what I tought, they look more or less in that range.

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