hmm, they have Latin on them. Are they Greek coins? Happy WW.
King Forever???? Is he Polish??? Happy WW :)
Wow, those are some seriously old coins. You have my interest...
Oh wow... which country do these coins come from? Thanks for sharing some information about these coins.
Just by looking it looking at it I would guess it is something to do with Charles III so would it be French or possibly Spanish? I'm also still guessing, but the date 1783 is significant too??
Allison, you are following the right path....
Iunno... but I want to know.
Very interesting coins! I'll have to go read your other link to learn more :)
this coins are really nice and sooooo old. i love old stuff.
Does this have to do with the end of the American Revolution in 1783 & Spain regaining Florida?
I'm not saying a thing! I am tired of embarrassing myself! But I love the coins and will learn more next week!
Charles III By the Grace of God.I think those are the pillars of Hercules a shield which I assume is Leon and Castille.I think it also reads King of Spain and Indies or something like that, so these are Spanish coins.
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Ack....Spanish coins that were used as dollar coins in early US. IIRC, First US government minted coins did not appear until about 1793...... In early America, as a need for smaller amount/value (bits) coins were needed for everyday commerce, dollar coins were cut up to provide smaller amount "coinage" Phrases like "two bits" ( one-fourth or a quarter of a dollar coin) and "four bits" ( one-half of a dollar coin).Many of the Spanish coins used in early US were minted in Mexico (New Spain) or Peru. French coins were also in circulation, as well as coins from other nations, such as Holland. As always throughout World History, coins of gold or silver were worth more than those of copper or bronze.
I think anglophile football fanatic is right. Charles III of Spain lost Florida, but regained it in 1793 after the American revolutionary war. Love the nose!
1783 that is.
My first time here, but not my last. Very interesting. I can't wait to read the answer. Especially as Alison is close to knowing what it is... :)
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