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What is this guardian angel coin and could this be solid Gold? Where did they come from?

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    SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 7,495 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've found several of them in Coinstar reject slots - usually gold plated steel.

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    CameonutCameonut Posts: 7,267 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 7, 2018 7:04AM

    The one I inherited from my mother recently is magnetic. So it is likely brass plated but could be gold plated.
    I'd like to more about these.

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    WatchbelieveWatchbelieve Posts: 527 ✭✭✭

    Thank you

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    CommemKingCommemKing Posts: 2,202 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Common. It does not appear to be gold. Likely brass.

    They do make "Angel" coins I think through the Perth mint. Look them up. They usually depict St. Michael the Archangel (my Saint name). They are produced in gold and solver. I have a .999 silver one I hold with me for "protection."

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 32,626 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have a bag of those somewhere. Not sure who commissioned them, but they were likely sold mail order through an ad.

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    CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,704 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have seen bowls of them for sale in Hallmark stores for a dollar or two. Not gold.

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    chumleychumley Posts: 2,305 ✭✭✭✭

    pennies from heaven?

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    CameonutCameonut Posts: 7,267 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @messydesk said:
    I've had one come in the mail booger-glued to a request for money from a charity.

    This is likely the case with my mother. She contributed to almost 75 charities - basically all that run tear-jerker ads on TV.

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    SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,323 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some real gold 1/25 oz Guardian Angel rounds were made by a private mint. They are hallmarked and don't look like that.

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,584 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You can tell by the dark holes in the golden surface that the piece is only plated.

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    AzurescensAzurescens Posts: 2,699 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Smudge said:
    Some real gold 1/25 oz Guardian Angel rounds were made by a private mint. They are hallmarked and don't look like that.

    There are some older gold and silver saint medals without hallmarks. I really don't wanna dig it out and probably cry going through the other stuff in the box, but I own a Saint Michael coin/pend/medal about the size of a dime that's 92% silver and thick as a quarter.

    The coin in OP is plated.

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    TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    not gold, just a token

    Frank

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    RogerBRogerB Posts: 8,852 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's just a cheap, poorly made medal.

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    northcoinnorthcoin Posts: 4,987 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My angels for which I am a guardian were minted from gold in France. :)

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have one of those...I believe I found it in a coinstar reject slot.... not gold, no value....Cheers, RickO

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 24,030 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those are used by Catholic religious orders during their mail solicitations for donations. They have been around for years and are very, very common. They are not gold.

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    gripgrip Posts: 9,962 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My aunt was my guardian angel but over the years
    she lost it in a cracker jack box. Bless her.

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    when i first found mine I was like woah a new coin for the value collection but then I saw that it was worth nothing so that's a bummer but it is a cool coin to have tho.

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    WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,410 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The one I have in hand is from Catholic Charities.
    Mine shows an edge with a combination of a non-silver base with a brass plated obverse and reverse.
    Wayne

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    moursundmoursund Posts: 3,207 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @WAYNEAS said:
    The one I have in hand is from Catholic Charities.
    Mine shows an edge with a combination of a non-silver base with a brass plated obverse and reverse.
    Wayne

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    WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 5,067 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Is the coin angel a male or female angel?

    :)

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    WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,410 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @WillieBoyd2 said:
    Is the coin angel a male or female angel?

    :)

    I go with Female Angel.
    Wayne

    Kennedys are my quest...

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    moursundmoursund Posts: 3,207 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @WAYNEAS said:

    @WillieBoyd2 said:
    Is the coin angel a male or female angel?

    :)

    I go with Female Angel.
    Wayne

    Top image is male, bottom image is female. Odd...

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    WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,410 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @moursund said:

    @WAYNEAS said:

    @WillieBoyd2 said:
    Is the coin angel a male or female angel?

    :)

    I go with Female Angel.
    Wayne

    Top image is male, bottom image is female. Odd...

    Without peaking under the robes, I say both female.lol


    Wayne

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    moursundmoursund Posts: 3,207 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Male
    .
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    Female
    .
    .

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    DivahuffDivahuff Posts: 5
    edited July 1, 2022 8:10PM

    @Everyone who has commented

    Ok just want to let everyone know FYI.. That this is a Christian/Religious coin for, a token of an angel with to be with you at all times and It’s worth more than any amount of money ok! it’s priceless because we all need more faith, guidance, protection, peace, strength, healing, love and most definitely blessings. It is also protecting you from evil or anything or anyone who has bad intentions to hurt you in anyway. So it’s definitely worth more than any amount of money! Trust this if you have one put it in your wallet or wherever you will always have it with you. We all know that we all come into the world without anything and we all leave the world the same way without anything. Anyway god is good and you all have a blessed beautiful day! 💋

    Be safe & thankful
    D.

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    DivahuffDivahuff Posts: 5
    edited July 1, 2022 8:13PM

    PS
    I’m not trying to be rude or anything else but truthful and honest to you guys ok!

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    wevwev Posts: 146 ✭✭✭
    edited July 1, 2022 8:44PM

    They're nothing compared to my black cat bone, but they do make good bb gun targets

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 32,626 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Divahuff said:
    PS
    I’m not trying to be rude or anything else but truthful and honest to you guys ok!

    So, you believe in idolatry?

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    ConnecticoinConnecticoin Posts: 12,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @messydesk said:
    I've had one come in the mail booger-glued to a request for money from a charity.

    Yup that’s how a got mine. Was hoping it was a recycled Cheerios Dollar

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    rokkyrokky Posts: 308 ✭✭✭✭

    @northcoin said:
    My angels for which I am a guardian were minted from gold in France. :)

    I love them, and the Roosters. I had a nice big handful of them at one time when I was investing in nothing but gold years ago.

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