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It looks like a Philippines coin - what is it and is it worth anything?

This coin belongs to my uncle and he thinks it might be worth something. Can anyone tell me what this is? It looks like perhaps it is some sort of proof coin.

6 years ago

I googled ABCDI 1414 and found another example of a Liberty head coin, found in a roll of US Cents. The one shown here, is, indeed, modeled in a Philippines ten centavo.  Both of them seem to be of the same fabric. They are not any kind of official issue. Whether they are play money, gambling tokens, or something else remains to be learned.


6 years ago

Well, from the second side of the picture, it looks like it is one of the coins the USA sent to philippines, but I can recognize the other side. You may have an expensive coin!!!! :)

6 years ago

I am sorry, Kid, but the object is not technically a "coin" at all. It also has the granular or "soapy" look of a casting. It was not struck. 

 

6 years ago

Wow, that's pretty cool! But yeah, the fabric does not appear correct for a genuine Philippine coin issue; most definitely cast, not struck. Perhaps it is a game counter/token of some sort? Still not something I'd get rid of easily unless I knew exactly what it was. I tried searching for info about this in the ANA archives for The Numismatist magazine, but came up with nothing. Wish I could've provided more help with this one, sorry. (I'll look around the ANA library at some point soon to see what books might be available to help with this, and I'll post anything else if I come up with something good.)

6 years ago

Thanks guys. It may not be treasure but it would still be interesting to solve the mystery.

6 years ago
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