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MeTaL PoRn FRIDAY. Pirate Treasure!

WeissWeiss Posts: 9,922 ✭✭✭✭✭

A nod to the approaching Halloween season! Post your pirate booty! After all, it's METAL PORN FRIDAY!

We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
--Severian the Lame

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  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,209 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Weiss Those small chop marks are cool. B)

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

  • rte592rte592 Posts: 1,387 ✭✭✭✭✭

    How's this.
    If I look at it closely, it look to me to be over struck on another silver coin.

  • WeissWeiss Posts: 9,922 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @rte592 said:
    How's this.
    If I look at it closely, it look to me to be over struck on another silver coin.

    It's possible. Portugal overstruck coins regularly--typically Spanish pieces. That was primarily when they moved the capital of Portugal to Brazil to avoid Napoleon. But it probably happened earlier, too.

    We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
    --Severian the Lame
  • rte592rte592 Posts: 1,387 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Weiss said:

    @rte592 said:
    How's this.
    If I look at it closely, it look to me to be over struck on another silver coin.

    It's possible. Portugal overstruck coins regularly--typically Spanish pieces. That was primarily when they moved the capital of Portugal to Brazil to avoid Napoleon. But it probably happened earlier, too.

    That's my best quess if I look at it hard enough I think I can see the headline/outline of a Spanish reale.
    Has to be dated earlier then 1707 if that's the case.

    I really like it, took 2 tries at auction.
    Got outbid the first time by 3x my bid.
    Second time it showed up I questioned the seller what happened and they said the bidder backed out.
    I got it for half of what I was willing to pay the first time.
    I think it books for 2x what I paid and I had some Free casino winnings, so WinWin.

  • rte592rte592 Posts: 1,387 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've got an interesting gold bit too.

    Pretty sure that one was tested for purity in a pirate's mouth.
    Well makes a plausable good story ;)

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have one coin like those in the OP... but it is a counterfeit....Though real silver. Cheers, RickO

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