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Canadian coin? Blank reverse. I don't know what coin it is

Some ridges still appear on edge. Slightly larger than a US dime. Google Lens says it looks like an 1185 Straights Settlement dime, but its missing lettering if so.


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    1885 not 1185

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    ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's a little hard to tell from the photos.
    The photo makes it appear to be high relief, it may have been a medal, button or replica for a necklace.
    Sometimes the lettering is removed from one side of a coin to make a love token.

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    OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 2,930 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My guess some type of decorative piece.

    The boarder on the obverse indicates that there was no intention of adding a legend. There is no room and I don't think they would haphazardly add a couple words that would throw it out of balance. While I'm not an authority, I cannot recall any Small British Empire Victorian portrait coin without a motto or date. Even the quarter farthing has one.

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    The size is 18 mm. I am wondering if it was a coin struck on the wrong planchet.

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    OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 2,930 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Redcrossmom said:
    The size is 18 mm. I am wondering if it was a coin struck on the wrong planchet.

    No.

    Note the beaded boarder at the rim. Whatever purpose it was struck for, the die was designed to be that size

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    ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You have 2 responses here that say about the same thing.

    "it may have been a medal, button or replica for a necklace." & "some type of decorative piece."

    Fair chance that is what you have but you may get more information if you post it on the World Coin forum. ;)

    https://forums.collectors.com/categories/world-ancient-coins-forum

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    YQQYQQ Posts: 3,275 ✭✭✭✭✭

    definitely NOT Canadian

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    @ifthevamzarockin said:
    You have 2 responses here that say about the same thing.

    "it may have been a medal, button or replica for a necklace." & "some type of decorative piece."

    Fair chance that is what you have but you may get more information if you post it on the World Coin forum. ;)

    https://forums.collectors.com/categories/world-ancient-coins-forum

    Thank you so much. I might be a love token, I have now seen samples of those. This one though doesn't even have any words on obverse, and the love tokens do. I will take your advice and post it to the world forum. Thank you again for the help.

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    ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sometimes they intended to make a love token but never got around to engraving it. ;)

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