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04 May 2017

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What is the oldest date on a coin you have collected? Mine is from Portugal, late 1400s. It can be world coins as well, not just American.

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Kepi

Level 6

I have some ancient coins from Rome..no dates though.

user_7180

Level 5

1803 half cent

1779 Silver 8 Reales from the EL Cazador Shipwreck.

ZanzibarCoins

Level 4

My oldest coin is a copper Roman coin with no date. Sadly, my oldest coin with a date is only 1862. :) That is really neat that you have a coin from the 1400's!!! Keep collecting!!!!!

Alexyo?

Level 4

Thanks for that information!

Longstrider

Level 6

I have a few ancients that have no dates on them. I have one coin from Italy from The Medici Family, Early 1400's.

Pliny The Elder

Level 5

Most of my coins do not have actual dates on them.

user_2428

Level 4

My OLDEST coin is a NGC Spanish Medieval Cities of Leon & Castile 1312-50 9D Quarter sized Silver MS62! Of King Alfonso XI! Spain did not exist until 1501. King Alfonso's XI father was King Ferdinand IV. King FerdinandIV died while his wife Queen Constance of Portugal was pregnant. After King Ferdinand died the 2 cities he controlled had NO KING! King Alfonso XI was put into tutoring to become King. In the 1300's a person was not considered a responsible adult until age 15! In 1327 King Alfonso XI became 15. King AlfonsoXI FIRED his tutors & became King! King Alfonso was a Real Fighter! He killed for reasons of State w/o trial! King Alfonso ELMINATED the control of the Moors in Spain. The Moors had ruled Spain since the800,s. The LAST major attack by the Moors on Europe was the Battle of Rio Salado lost to King AlfonsoXI in 1340. King Alfonso was the ONLY European King to die of the BLACK DEATH in the Siege of Gibraltar in 1350. (Died at age 38) Thanks!

My oldest is from 270 AD, but my Dad has at least one that dates back to the time before the birth of Jesus.

SpartaCuse

Level 4

1783 - colonial

"SUN"

Level 6

My Greek coin does not have a date, but it from the B.C. era.

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

i have an old copper roman coin. what kind of coin is the Portugal coin and what is the composition of it

Alexyo?

Level 4

I think it's alfonso V. I am not sure of the composition though.

CoinLady

Level 6

I had a few ancients. Not sure of when they were struck. I have owned British coins from the 1700s. Sorry I can't be more exact! Oldest US coin I ever got in change was 1910 cent.

Mike

Level 7

Mine dates back to the time of Christ. Some coins that old don't have dates but they know when there from. You will be surprised how old coins have that collectors own. Good for you enjoy it. Mike.

Alexyo?

Level 4

Wow! That's pretty old. Thank you for your feedback!

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