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Is this a coin, found on first outing with CTX
Posted by: jayhop
Date: February 08, 2018 06:12PM
It was 2 years ago but it was my first time using the CTX. It was found on the NC coast. I have done several searches but haven't seen anything like it. Any ideas?




Re: Is this a coin, found on first outing with CTX
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: February 08, 2018 06:42PM
I have no idea but I just wanted to say...Don’t throw it away! It LOOKS old and crudely made but until you know for sure,keep it! How have you been getting on with the CtX?

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Re: Is this a coin, found on first outing with CTX
Posted by: jayhop
Date: February 08, 2018 06:59PM
It does look like a hammered coin but not sure.
As for the CTX, I have really enjoyed it. It did hurt my feelings a couple of weeks ago when I found I have been using it for 2 years with no chance at all of finding a silver half or dollar coin.
I hunt in Ferrous/coin with discrimination on line 1. But not anymore. The CTX will not sound off on a half or dollar with discrimination above the 42 to 47 area.
That makes me not happy.

Re: Is this a coin, found on first outing with CTX
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: February 08, 2018 07:52PM
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jayhop
It does look like a hammered coin but not sure.
As for the CTX, I have really enjoyed it. It did hurt my feelings a couple of weeks ago when I found I have been using it for 2 years with no chance at all of finding a silver half or dollar coin.
I hunt in Ferrous/coin with discrimination on line 1. But not anymore. The CTX will not sound off on a half or dollar with discrimination above the 42 to 47 area.
That makes me not happy.

I hear you,and lots of others found this out! Now that you know to have that open,it’ll be a bit more peace of mind. Good luck with the ID!

Re: Is this a coin, found on first outing with CTX
Posted by: chuckciao
Date: February 09, 2018 05:46PM
Looks like a COB coin possibly from Latin America! Google COB Coins!

Re: Is this a coin, found on first outing with CTX
Posted by: Weston05
Date: February 10, 2018 08:47AM
I just spent an hour looking through countless hammered coins, Latin American coins, and many 1400s-early 1700s European coins with no luck. I do believe it is a coin and a special one at that because I can't seem to find it. I hope you figure it out man sorry I tried :stars:

Re: Is this a coin, found on first outing with CTX
Posted by: Sand dog
Date: February 10, 2018 09:03AM
Hmm maybe a Knights Templar coin? Just a guess. Hope you find out what it is.

John

Re: Is this a coin, found on first outing with CTX
Posted by: Brianc
Date: February 10, 2018 09:11AM
can you try to do a touch of oil on it to bring out some more details. watch a youtube video aquachigger has a good video on cleaning coins.



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Re: Is this a coin, found on first outing with CTX
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: February 10, 2018 09:14AM
After Chuck mentioned COBS I looked at a lot of them and have NO doubt it’s a coin also. WHAT kind it is may take some serious searching,but I’d think it’s a general and small consensus that you have a unique and potentially VERY valuable find there Jay. PLEASE keep us posted!!

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Re: Is this a coin, found on first outing with CTX
Posted by: jayhop
Date: February 10, 2018 03:26PM
I do thank everyone for your help, it does resemble a cob. But I haven't been able to find a match. It has enough detail that I'm surprised we can't match it up. I found it on the beach in NC so its no telling where it came from.

Re: Is this a coin, found on first outing with CTX
Posted by: Hello
Date: February 11, 2018 05:49PM
Try the Numista site someone might know on there

Re: Is this a coin, found on first outing with CTX
Posted by: Bassplayer
Date: February 24, 2018 09:55PM
Dan Sedwick is probably the best expert on Cobs and treasure coins in the country. Take a look at his web site below and send the photo to him. He may know immediately what it is.

http://www.sedwickcoins.com/fake_cobs.htm

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Re: Is this a coin, found on first outing with CTX
Posted by: jayhop
Date: February 25, 2018 07:49AM
Thank you, I just emailed him.

Re: Is this a coin, found on first outing with CTX
Posted by: "Carolina"
Date: February 25, 2018 01:55PM
I'm curious what it rang up? Really nice coin. Hope you get an id. Let us know.



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Re: Is this a coin, found on first outing with CTX
Posted by: jayhop
Date: February 25, 2018 09:49PM
I just checked and it's 12.42, I'm pretty sure it's copper. It has a slight bit of green around 1 edge.

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