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Hello again I have a couple more see if anyone knows what they are.


  • JBKJBK Posts: 9,573 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Why do you call them "rare coins"? They both look fake and one is clearly marked "copy".

  • Not looking for negative comments just wondering if anyone knows what they are? Fake or not I was just curious.

  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,245 ✭✭✭

    "Rare" has a technical meaning for coin collectors, and shouldn't be used all willy-nilly (like it is almost always used on eBay).

    This coin is not rare. It is a mass-produced base-metal copy of a Spanish-colonial silver 8 reales - also known as a "Pirate piece-of-eight". Copies such as this are frequently sold at Pirate-themed tourist traps or for other Pirate-related reasons. For example, you can buy a boxful of them, go out and bury them, and have fun with the kids playing "Pirate treasure hunt".

    As JBK says, this one is clearly marked "COPY" - second picture lower left at around 7 o'clock. That, plus being made of the the wrong metal, plus the general crudeness of the design, all indicate this was not a coin intended to fool a collector.

    Genuine "pieces of eight" with this design look more like this example.

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  • Thank you very much. I didn’t know what they were and do now. Thanks much

  • EVillageProwlerEVillageProwler Posts: 5,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jricha15 said:
    Thank you very much. I didn’t know what they were and do now. Thanks much

    I find it hard to believe that you do not know what COPY means.

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