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my new favorite coin......... thanks MrEureka

boiler78boiler78 Posts: 3,035 ✭✭✭✭✭

Andy Lustigs' table is always a favorite stop at any coin show. He handles a wide range of numismatic material...... everything from patterns and cool error coins to world coins. I happened by his table at the FUN show and he showed me a coin that I didn't know I needed but having the coin in hand quickly changed that. I couldn't stop thinking about it for the rest of the show and after I got home I contacted Andy and gave it a new home. Thanks Andy!


  • JustacommemanJustacommeman Posts: 22,847 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Was this back of the table or in his case?

    Andy is a cool fella


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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Double wow.... I can see why you wanted/obtained that coin.... A golden beauty.... Have you had all the marks etc. interpreted?? Cheers, RickO

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,203 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is remarkable!

  • FloridafacelifterFloridafacelifter Posts: 1,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice coin- congratulations!

  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,269 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1663 - a looooong time ago! I bet that is just way cool to have in hand and to think about its history.

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  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,172 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love it

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  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,123 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Many eye catching details on that puppy.
    A great strike for 1663.
    With this being an MS 63 grade, I would like to see what the higher grades have to show.

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  • coinnutcoinnut Posts: 1,429 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Spectacular Coin!! I love it.

  • SmEagle1795SmEagle1795 Posts: 2,130 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congratulations! Regarding "in hand", if you haven't held a gold 8 escudo outside of a holder, I'd highly recommend it (just perhaps not with this high grade example).

    There are very few numismatic experiences that can replicate holding an ounce of pirate treasure in your bare hand. I have a worn doubloon on my desk and play with it regularly.

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  • DCWDCW Posts: 6,750 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @boiler78 never ceases to amaze with his wonderful collection!
    Congrats on the new acquisition

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  • relicsncoinsrelicsncoins Posts: 7,751 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Super cool. Arrrrrrrr Matey.

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  • ThreeCentSilverFLThreeCentSilverFL Posts: 1,655 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cobs are awesome! Even better in gold! That one is a beast! It has a very nicely centered Shield, and a clear overdate to boot! Very cool.

  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,400 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very cool new addition, congrats!

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  • TPRCTPRC Posts: 3,734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Super cool!!!


  • moursundmoursund Posts: 3,207 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Makes me want one. Do they come in "affordable"?

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  • crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,674 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’ll co-sign the WOW!! What a beauty 👍

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  • kazkaz Posts: 9,012 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beautiful! Looking at the label, under Spain I see "Calico-1904 M-- What is that in reference to?

  • airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 21,756 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Andy's table routinely has many coins I don't know I need. That said, my wallet often says it doesn't matter how much I need them, I need to wait.

    Very cool coin!

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  • NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,940 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very cool piece for sure!!

  • BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wonderful coin! Come on over to the World forum sometime!

  • Type2Type2 Posts: 13,985 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice.

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  • ThreeCentSilverFLThreeCentSilverFL Posts: 1,655 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @kaz said:
    Beautiful! Looking at the label, under Spain I see "Calico-1904 M-- What is that in reference to?

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  • OnastoneOnastone Posts: 3,680 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I did an image search on this to uncover some of the cryptic markings, the results came back instantly saying: Cool Coin!

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,735 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Gorgeous coin @boiler78!

    Compared to other Spanish gold from that era I've seen the photos look a bit dark. Do the photos represent what it looks like in hand?

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,710 ✭✭✭✭✭

    First one I have ever seen and wow glad I didn't hold it in my hand. That is so beautiful it is hard to put words together that describes it.

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  • fastfreddiefastfreddie Posts: 2,654 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Every coin in your collection would be my new favorite!


    Great gold!

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  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 7,642 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Absolutely beautiful coin

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  • HigashiyamaHigashiyama Posts: 2,103 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is an indescribably beautiful coin!

  • scubafuelscubafuel Posts: 1,649 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very cool! I wonder how big the planchet would have to be to get all the details on the coin?

  • SwampboySwampboy Posts: 12,826 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sweet old gold!

  • TwoKopeikiTwoKopeiki Posts: 9,460 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Andy's the best.

  • JustacommemanJustacommeman Posts: 22,847 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TwoKopeiki said:
    Andy's the best.

    And still alive


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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,016 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Old gold, love it

  • LakesammmanLakesammman Posts: 17,191 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Modern holder - I'll pass...... :D

    I remember you ruminating over that piece during the show - congrats on a great purchase!

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  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,669 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What a treasure!!

    Breathtaking to behold!!

    Congrats to you both!!

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  • NicNic Posts: 3,313 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sweet! Crack her out. Let her breathe again.

  • jshaulisjshaulis Posts: 785 ✭✭✭✭

    @fastfreddie said:
    Every coin in your collection would be my new favorite!


    Great gold!

    I can not agree more!

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