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    Foreign milled coins, gold, silver and copper




    Mega rare American coin - only 20 known

    Commemorative issue

    4th of July in Baltimore

    Bust, facing left, surrounded by legend
    Lettering: BALTIMORE . TOWN • JULY • 4 • 90 •
    Engraver: Standish Barry

    Denomination surrounded by legend,
    letters separated by dotted x's
    Engraver: Standish Barry


    A small number of threepence were struck by Standish Barry, a silversmith in Baltimore, Maryland. They feature a bust, facing left, surrounded by the legend: JULY • 4 • 90 • BALTIMORE • TOWN. The reverse shows the denomination with Barry’s full name along the perimeter.

    For many years numismatists have speculated that the enigmatic bust on the obverse was a crude rendition of George Washington or perhaps a self-portrait of Barry. Recent research (Max B. Spiegel, “C4 Newsletter,” Spring 2009), however, uncovered contemporary sources that identify the portrait as that of James Calhoun, the first mayor of Baltimore.

    The exactness of the date on the Standish Barry threepence – July 4, 1790 – has also been the subject of much speculation. It could refer to a Fourth of July celebration in the city, although no major celebration is known to have occurred in 1790. One did happen in 1809 and it was reported that the city’s silversmiths marched “under the direction of Standish Barry.” Will Nipper speculates that the “90” in the date could be a transposition of “09,” but it is unlikely that the Standish Barry threepence was issued as late as 1809.

    Only around 20 Standish Barry threepence are known to have survived and most are in circulated grades. Some specimens have prominent die cracks and the piece in the collection of Colonial Williamsburg was struck from nearly shattered dies. It is likely that the dies used to strike the Standish Barry threepence failed quickly, with the result being a very limited mintage.

    Standish Barry, Baltimore, Maryland
    Standish Barry, of Baltimore, circulated a silver threepence in 1790. He was a watch and clockmaker, an engraver, and, later, a silversmith. The tokens are believed to have been an advertising venture at a time when small change was scarce. The precise date on this piece may indicate that Barry intended to commemorate Independence Day, but there are no records to prove this. The head on the obverse is probably that of James Calhoun, who was active in Baltimore politics in the 1790s. The legend BALTIMORE TOWN JULY 4, 90, appears in the border. An enigmatic gold doubloon is also attributed to Barry.


    1910 Belgium milled silver 50 cents

    British Commonwealth

    1920 Canadian milled silver 5 cents 1862 Victoria India milled silver 2 Annas
    1910 Australian Edward VII milled silver three pence 1910 Canada Edward VII milled silver 5 cents
    India 1841 Victoria milled silver two Anna 1940 Canadian George VI milled silver ten cents
    1841 Indian Victoria milled silver 2 annas India 1862 Victoria milled silver qtr rupee
    1917 Ceylon milled silver 25 cents
    1902 Canadian milled silver 5 cents
    1890 Victorian Hong Kong 5 cents milled silver


    1718 Fredrik IV Danish 12 Skilling silver"
    1796 Danish silver coin


    1801 Danish 2 skilling silver coin

    1786 Danish milled silver 2 Skilling

    Danske of Christian VII

    1762 Danske 1 skilling milled silver


    1694 Danish milled silver 2 Skilling
    1801 Danish 2 skilling silver coin
    1841 Danish 4 silver Skilling
    1760 Continental Denmark skilling billion silver coin 18thC Denmark skilling billion silver coin
    1805 Danish milled silver coin 1805 Denmark 2 skilling milled silver billion coin
    1855 Denmark milled billion silver 4 skilling RM
    King Christian VIII (1839-1848)
    Type Standard circulation coin
    Years 1841-1842

    4 Rigsbankskilling = 1 1/4 Schilling courant = 1/4 Rigsdaler courant = 1/24 Rigsbankdaler (1/24)

    1762 Friedrich von Dänemark -1 Marien Groschen

    Rev 1 Marien Gros:

    OLM 1762

    1782 Denmark 2 skilling milled silver billion coin

    France - milled silver from 1646

    Napoleon Bonaparte

    France 1 franc 1812 Utrecht

    Netherlands - French in occupation 1810 -1813

    Designer Pierre Joseph Tiolier

    Mintage 12,000

    1704 Louis XIIII milled silver
    1866 Napolean III milled silver 1 Franc
    1835 Louis Philippe I of France - 1/4 Franc milled silver

    1729 French Louis XV milled silver - 1/2 ECU (44 Sols)

    13.98g, 32.75mm

    1715-1774 Louis XV of France silver coin
    1936 French 5 Francs milled silver coin
    1704 French Louis XIV milled silver 10 sols 18thC French Louis XV milled silver - 1/2 ECU (44 Sols)
    1850 French 20 centime milled silver coin French 1834 Louis Philippe 1st milled silver half Franc


    LOUIS XV "THE WELL-BELOVED" Écu dit "aux branches d'olivier" 1738 Tours silver

    Obverse : LUD. XV. D. G. FR. ET NAV. REX. Buste du Roi à gauche, la tête nue, le cou cravaté, portant le cordon et la croix de l'ordre du Saint-Esprit sur une veste brodée ; au-dessous un coeur
    Reverse : SIT NOMEN DOMINI - E - BENEDICTUM (Mg) 1738 Écu de France ovale, couronné entre deux branches d'olivier

    French 1834 Louis Philippe 1st milled silver half Franc - Paris mint
    French 1834 Louis Philippe 1st milled silver half Franc - Paris mint 1916 French 50 centimes silver coin

    1808 French Napoleon - 1 milled silver Demi Franc

    Reverse : Denomination within wreath, date below EMPIRE FRANÇAIS. 1 FRANC. ancre 1808. Metal: Silver (.900). Obverse : Laureate head right NAPOLEON EMPEREUR. Denomination: 1 Franc. Country: France.

    1830's Louis Philippe I of France - 1/4 Franc milled silver
    1940 French 5 francs Lavillier - bronze-alluminium 1916 French milled silver coin -50 centimes
    1729 French Louis XV milled silver coin - 1/2 ECU (44 Sols) 1929 French Lebanon 10 Piastres silver coin

    Napoleon III was the first President of France from 1848 to 1852 and the Emperor of the French from 1852 to 1870

    2 Franc milled silver coin

    1735 worn milled silver coin
    1729 French Louis XV milled silver coin - 1/2 ECU (44 Sols)
    1729 French Louis XV milled silver coin - 1/2 ECU (44 Sols)
    1729 French Louis XV milled silver coin - 1/2 ECU (44 Sols)  


    German States - Brandenburg-Bayreuth 1/48 Thaler 1736 Frederich
    1771   German  1  SCHILLING   COURANT milled silver coin

    1856 Germany German States Prussia Friedrich Wilhelm IV Silver Thaler

    The Kingdom of Prussia (German States, located in North Central Germany, came into being in 1701

    1876 German milled silver 50 penning coin

    1762 Karl 1st -- 1/12 Thaler

    Principality of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (German states)



    1855- 2½ Silber Groschen - Friedrich Wilhelm IV

    Kingdom of Prussia (German States)

    1870 Germany- Prussia Wilhelm milled silver Einen Thaler

    Nazi Germany

    1936 German 5 reichs mark silver coin

    Paul Von Hindenburg

    1811 German states milled silver 48 Einen Thaler

    German States 1 Schilling 1813 s-ss Friedrich Franz I. (1785 - 1837)

    Obv Crown FF

    Rev 1 Schilling Courant Mecklenb Schwerin Munze

    1746 German states silver coin - Bremem 1805  German  1  SCHILLING   COURANT milled silver coin

    18thC German Prussia states continental billion silver coin -1/12 Thaler

    1740-1786 Friedrich II

    Inscription Obverse

    Head of Friedrich II to the right, FRIDERICUS BORUSSORUM REX

    Inscription Reverse

    12 between rosettes, EINEN REICHS THALER year, bottom A between rosettes.

    Classed as rare 1747 German states silver billion coin ??

    Country German states (Bremen)
    Years 1747-1763
    Value 1 Groten (1/72)
    Metal Billon
    Weight 0.9 g
    Diameter 16 mm



    Crowned Imperial Eagle



    Key within ornate shield

    Lettering: MON.NOV.REIP.BREM. [date]

    18thC German states 1/12th Einen Thaler milled silver coin

    1763 Prussian milled silver coin -1/48th Thaler


    17.07mm, 1.14g

    1827 Kindom of Hannover (German States) 24th Thaler milled silver coin 1790   German  1  SCHILLING   COURANT milled silver coin
    1792   German  1  SCHILLING   COURANT milled silver coin


    Christian VII (1766-1808)
    Danish duchies of Schleswig and Holstein (German states)

    2½ Schilling Courant = 1⁄24 Rigsdaler Specie

    1737 German States milled silver - 1 Groten (1/72)


    City arms within shield. Date at end of surrounding legend.

    Lettering: MON:NOV:REIP:BREM:1737


    G. / L.C.

    1771 Frederick 1st of Prussia silver coin

    Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp, 6 Schilling, 1723,



    Karl Friedrich of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp was the father of the later Russian Emperor Peter III. (overthrown and murdered by his wife Catherine II the Great). This founded the line Romanov-Holstein-Gottorp from which all later Tsars emerged.

    German States Saxon 1798 1/12 Thaler

    Obverse: Crowned large oval arms

    Obverse Legend: FRID: AVGVST: D: G: DUX SAX: ELECTOR

    Reverse: Value above date

    Reverse Legend: CLX • EINE FEINE MARK •

    1736- 1/48 taler piece from the dukedom of Brandenburg-Bayreuth minted under the reign of Fredrick (1735-1763).  


    1683 Zeeland (United Netherlands) silver 6 Stuivers
    1855 William III Dutch 5 cents

    1712 Guilder of Utrecht silver coin - 1834 William IIII sixpence for size


    Crowned arms of Zeeland dividing value, date above.

    Script: Latin

    6 ST

    Unabridged legend: Moneta nova argentea ordinum Zelandiae

    Translation: New silver coin of the province of Zeeland


    Three mast ship sailing to right.

    Script: Latin


    Translation: It should be left as it's been received

    1939 Dutch 25 cents silver coin

    18thC Dutch milled silver coin

    Obv Zee Lan Dia

    Large Continent milled silver coin - researching it

    6 Stuivers "Rijderschelling"


    Issuer Dutch Republic (Netherlands)
    Type Standard circulation coin
    Years 1683-1691
    Value 6 Stuiver (0.3)


    Date above crowned arms (eagle) dividing value

    Mono Arg Civ Daventriae

    Translation: Silver money of the city of Deventer


    Knight on a striding horse

    Lettering: Concordia res parvae crescunt

    Concordance makes small things grow

    (Unity is strength)


    Italy 1863 Vittorio Emanuele II milled silver 50 centesimi Papal States 1868 Pope Pius IX Silver 10 Soldi Coin

    1810 Napolleone

    1810 Italy KINGDOM of NAPOLEON 5 Soldi 1810 M MILAN silver coin

    1913 Italian Vittorio Emanuel III 1 Lyre silver coin


    Real 1757 Mexico, minted in Mexico City (M with o above). Assayer M = Manuel de la Pena.
    Spanish king Ferdinand VI. Obv. leg: .FRD.VI.D.G.HISP.ET.IND.R. Rev. leg: VTRA.QUE.VNUM which means "Both are One" and refers the two globes between the pillars of Hercules. The pillars carry the additional text "PLUS ULTRA", meaning "More Beyond"
    1794 Charles IIII of Spain 1/2 Real Mexico mint 1.56g
    1819 Mexico Ferdinand VII milled 2 reales silver coin  


    8 Skilling Norway, 1773. At this time Denmark and Norway were both ruled by king Christian VII. The crossed hammer mint mark shows that this coin is made in Norway 2 Skilling Denmark or Norway, 1778 (last digit uncertain).
    At this time Denmark and Norway were both ruled by king Christian VII Danish coin would have mintmaster HSK or CHL, Norwegian coin would have mintmaster HIAB with crossed hammers.
    Denmark Frederik IV -Holstein-Gottorp-Rendsborg 12 Skilling 1719-BH Large very pretty silver coin, slightly bigger than a groat or 2 Shilling piece

    1763 Continental milled silver bullion coin

    Allemagne, Schleswig-Holstein, Christian VII, 2 sechsling (1 shilling) Norway.

    1842 Norway Carl XIV 2 skilling silver coin  


    1757AD- Peru, Lima mint, King Ferdinand VI (of Spain), date 1757, assayer JM, and the denomination appears to be a half real(z)


    1750-1770 20 Real Joseph I Portuguese silver coin Portuguese gold 1000 reis Moidore of King John V 1717

    1728 Portuguese Joao V milled gold - 1/2 Escudo (800 Reis) 0.9170 Gold

    John V of Portugal

    1712 Portugal 1000 Reis gold coin

    Obverse: Crowned arms with vertical value at left side, titles of John V at right

    Obverse Legend: IOANNES V D G ...

    Reverse: Jerusalem cross, quatrefoil in angles, date above

    Reverse Legend: IN HOC SIGNO VINCES


    1725 Portuguese milled gold coin - 1600 reis



    South Africa

    1897 Zuid Afrika republic coin - 2 shillings (24 pence)

    1896 South Africa Zuid - Krugar silver three pence

    Bearded bust of President Johannes Paulus Kruger left.


    Great relic made from a large silver coin

    5 shillings 1892 silver
    5 SHILLINGS 1892 / coat of arms SAR
    ZUID AFRIKANSCHE REPUBLIEK / Paul Kruger (president) left



    1874 Sweden 10 Ore milled silver coin


    1859 Switzerland billion silver coin


    1800 Spanish reale milled silver coin
    Tiny 1799 Carlos IIII Spanish milled silver 1/2 Real- Seville mint mark
    1776 Charles IV Spanish milled silver reale 1794 Charles IIII of Spain 1/2 Real

    1721 Spanish silver coin


    1757 Spanish Lima 1/2 real pillar Ferdinand VI peru


    1806 Prussia (Poland) bullion silver milled coin (219)

    3 Groschen

    1763 Continental silver coin - 22.30mm, 16.7g

    6 Groszy from Danzig (Gdansk) under Polish rule and the King August III.
    Obv: Bust of King August III, "D G AVGVSTVS III REX POL M D L R P D S & E L"
    Rev: Value VI over shield, "MON ARGNET CIVITAT GEDANENSIS"
    Mintmaster is Rudolph Ernst Oeckermann (REOE), metal is billon (very low silver content).


    1860 Russian 20 Kopeks milled silver coin 1815 Russia Alexander I milled silver 5 Kopeks

    Tiny silver coin

    1 Kopeck minted during the rein of Peter The Great between 1696 and 1717. The wire kopecks of that period were the lightest and smallest of all Russian wire specie, and had the lowest silver content.

    1836 Russian milled silver 10 Kopeks
    1881 Russian 20 Kopeks milled silver coin 1915 Petar I King of Serbia


    1865 1 dollar USA gold coin

    1830 USA Liberty 5c coin
    1835 USA Liberty milled silver half dime
    19thC USA Shield Nickle
    1900 USA Barber Dime
    1912 USA One dime
    1852 American 3 cents !!!

    USA silver 3 cent

    The three-cent silver, also known as the three-cent piece in silver or trime, was struck by the Mint of the United States for circulation from 1851 to 1872, and as a proof coin in 1873. Designed by the Mint's chief engraver, James B. Longacre, it circulated well while other silver coinage was being hoarded and melted, but once that problem was addressed, became less used. It was abolished by Congress with the Coinage Act of 1873.

    1884 USA milled silver one dime
    1960's Washington silver qtr 1942-45

    North African coins



    Abdul Hamid II. The bottom date reads 1293, which is the date of the ruler's accession, and the top date looks like 29 to me. So I think this would be referred to as a 10 qirsh of Abdul Hamid II, 1293/29, from 1903.

    Ohio Drew

    1917 2 Piastres silver coin



    Huge silver coin concaved to make into a pendant - 32mm dia

    Turkey Tenth issue Years 26-32 Mahmud II 1808- 3 Kurush




    Unknown Continental milled silver billion coin 18thC Continental silver billion coin - cooking to remove crust


    Foreign copper coins


    Biggest coin/ trade weight ? I have ever seen. The landowner eyeballed this on their land and I said I would try and get it ID'd. It looks like a Chineses cash coin but it is a monster and 1/8 inch thich.

    69.5mm dia, 7mm thick

    This copper coin worth 100 cash is from the city of Fuzhou in China, the capital city of Fujian Province. It was minted between 1853 and 1855 during the reign of the Emperor Wen Zong (1850-61), of the Qing Dynasty. The Chinese characters on the obverse read 'Xian Feng tong bao'. The characters at the top and bottom, 'Xian Feng', refer to the reign title of Wen Zong, and translate as 'Universal Prosperity'. The character on the right is 'tong', and that on the left is 'bao', and together they mean 'Universal Currency'. The characters on the reverse indicate the value of the coin and where it was minted. The characters to left and right read 'Boo fu', which means the mint of Fuchow. Those at the top and bottom read 'Yi Bai', which show that the coin is worth one hundred cash.


    1767 Zeeland 1/2 Duit (Dutch) Southen most province of the Netherlands
    1760 Zeeland 1/2 Duit (Dutch) Southen most province of the Netherlands
    1789 Dutch Utrecht Duit coin. Smallest Netherlands Province
    French, Louis XVI 1775 Ecu coinage LIARD
    Zeeland 1/2 Duit (Dutch) Southen most province of the Netherlands
    French 1856 Napoleon III centime
    French 1855 Napoleon III centime
    French 1855 Napoleon III centime copper
    1843 Kindom of the Netherlands - Std coinage 1/2 Cent copper
    Huge 1822 40 Reis 'pattern' Portuguese Coin
    1765 Gelderland Duit (Dutch) former duchy of the Netherlands
    1904/5 France 25 Centimes (Nickel)
    Belgium 2 centimes
    1750 Gelderland Duit (Dutch) former duchy of the Netherlands
    Belgium 1837- 2 centimes coin (rare date) (f)
    1774 Louis XVI Ecu Coinage LIARD French copper
    1882 Dix (10) Centimes France, Napoleon III
      1766 Zeeland 1/2 Duit (Dutch) Southen most province of the Netherlands
    Small copper coin - possibly Spanish
    I believe this is 10 Centimes 1810, Napoleon I (as Emperor).
    The other side of the coin would show a crowned N.
    The metal is Billon, which is very low grade silver
    1748 Swedish Ore - Frederick 1st Copper coin - Standard coinage(c)
    1896 1 Heller Austria, Franz Joseph I
    1850 French Napoleon copper
    1854 Napoleon III copper Value is 5 Centimes
    1792 Louis XVI French 2 SOLS copper, great shape 1/8 inch thick
    1808 Louis Napoleon, King of Holland - Netherlands East Indies 1/16th of a Guilder
    1865 Napolean III Value is 5 Centimes
    1652, 8 Maravedis revalidated with VIII counterstamp on 8 Maravedis of 1625 of uncertain mint, Felipe IV (1621-1665) of Spain
    Dutch 1745 Duit copper coin
    1821-1842 2 Pfennige (1/180 Thaler) Prussia.
    1855 Napoleon III French copper Value is 5 Centimes
    177? 1/4 Stuber, Julich-Berg (German States)
    1652, 8 Maravedis revalidated with VIII counterstamp on 8 Maravedis of 1625 of uncertain mint, Felipe IV (1621-1665) of Spain

    European copper dated 1810

    'This is a 2 (or 4) Skilling Courant from Norway. Ruled at the time by the Danish king Frederik VI. The crossed hammers in the date are an "instant identifier" for Norway.'

    It is not possible to see in the picture if it is 2 or 4 Skilling and they are also very close in size: 2 Skilling is 28 mm and 4 Skilling is 33 mm.The 2 Skilling 1810 is common, low value, but if it is 4 Skilling it is very rare! Only 4 years later, in 1814 Norway came under Swedish rule until 1905.

    Dutch 1770's - 4 Stuivers
    1641, 8 Maravedis revalidated with VIII counterstamp on 8 Maravedis of 1625 of uncertain mint, Felipe IV (1621-1665) of Spain
    Foreign hammered coin - not researched it yet
    1880 Dutch 1 cent copper coin
    19thC 4 Fenning copper coin

    Great find, mint condition copper shilling - June 1690 James II Irish 'gun metal' emergency coinage

    Obv 1 - JACOBVS II DEI GRATIA - Rev 1

    1700's 5 Reis Portuguese copper coin
    Facinating copper coin find - can't find it in the books, any ideas ?


    obverse: PHILIPPVS III D G surrounding to I circulate that it contains a crowned shield of a castle between mint and value VIII

    reverso: HISPANIARVM REX DATE surrounding to I circulate that it contains a crowned shield of a lion to izqierdas and date

    1723 George 1st Irish copper farthing
    1930 German reich - 1 Fennig coin
    19thC Cut continental copper coin
    1894 India 1/2 Anna
    Pie (pice) of the East India Company struck in Benares during the period 1815-1821. It has the fixed regnal year 37 of the Mughal emperor Shah Alam II'.
    1934 Indian head USA 5 cents (what a find !!!)
    Russian 1818 Alexander I - 2 Kopeks found by Canadian Don
    1868 Guernsey 8 Doubles coin
    'Soldo da 12 bagattini
    Undated - what you see is actually * 12 *
    Doge Alvise Mocenigo II (1700-1709)
    Mixture of copper and silver.

    In the venician coinage system 12 bagattini (earlier called denari) were 1 soldo, 20 soldi 1 lira (12d = 1s, 20s = 1£ this should sound familiar to you )

    A rather common coin to find in the venecian area, I'm surprised you found it in Essex!' Rob

    1907 Edward VII Nigeria - British East Africa one penny
    "1796-1820 Cash, China, Emperor: Chia Ching.
    In the order top-bottom-right-left the characters read: Chia-ching-Tung-pao (province can be deciphered from the other side!)
    1799 Brazilian copper coin 10 Reis as a Portuguese colony
    1875-1908 and the emperor was Kuang Hsu. It apperas to be 10 Cash minted in Peking by the Board of Revenue.
    1808 Louis Napoleon, King of Holland - Netherlands East Indies 1/16th of a Guilder
    1734 Foreign copper coin - need to check the books

    Huge 1792 Louis XVI Double Sol of France copper coin - Paris mint mark

    Obverse: Bare-headed and draped bust of Louis XVI left, privy mark (lion passant) below.
    Legend: LOUIS XVI ROI DES FRANCOIS . 1792 . A

    Reverse:Fasces surmounted by Liberty cap, 2 S across field; all within wreath; date in exergue.

    French King Louis XVI (b1765-d1793) copper coin .  His bust is encircled by the Latin legend LUD-XVI-D-G FR-ET-NAV-REX (Louis XVI, King of France and Navarre
    Huge 1827 King Petrus Portuguese 40 Reis coin -1/8 inch thick
    1808 Louis Napoleon, King of Holland - Netherlands East Indies 1/16th of a Guilder
    1882 French 5 centimes copper coin
    1749 George II Irish half penny
    1951 East Africa 10 cents copper coin
    19thC Chinese cash coin
    1768 Ductch Zeelandia Province copper coin
    18thC Continental copper coin Huge Japanese coin
    1766 Dutch provinces coin 18thC French copper coin
    1855 French Napoleon III copper coin

    1754 Portuguese 10 Reis, X; 1/2 Vinten

    Obverse Description Crowned arms in baroque frame
    Reverse Description Value in wreath, date below
    Ruler Name Jose I

    1721 Portuguese Moidore copper coin


    'in this sign you shall conquer'

    Continental copper coin or token ?

    1801 Sweden 1/2 skilling copper coin

    Obv: Round arms Rev: Value, date

    Heart attack find in the hole !! 1941 French 2 Franc coin
    Liard on behalf of Philip II, minted in poop Dordrecht, Holland County South Holland province today), in 1579.
    The city raised arms against Spanish rule, perform "insurrectionary" coinage from 1574-1579.

    1789-1804 French republic 1 centime (Paris)


    1856 French Napoleon milled copper coin 1607 Dutch milled copper coin
    Netherlands Duit Coin 1702 OVER YSSEL  1787 Swedish Ore - Frederick 1st Copper coin
    1796 Dutch - Hollandia milled copper coin 1794 German States 1 Fenning copper coin
    1774 German States - Julich Berg copper 1/4 stuber 1767 Dutch Over Ysell copper coin

    1600's Spanish Lion & Castle 8 Maravedis Cob

    21mm, 4.34g

    1764 Dutch copper coin
    Huge 18thC Louis XVI Double Sol of France copper coin

    1740 Dutch milled copper coin


    1700's Portuguese 10 Reis, X; 1/2 Vinten

    Obverse Description Crowned arms in baroque frame
    Reverse Description Value in wreath, date below
    Ruler Name Jose 1

    1882 USA Indian head milled copper one cent

    Huge 1720 Continental copper coin

    Portugal 10 Reis

    João V






    Crowned arms of Gelderland
    Inscription, date within baroque cartouche
    1767 Netherlands Overyssel duit copper coin 1924 Argentina copper coin
    1793 Dutch Zeelandia copper coin 1880 French 10 centimes copper coin - over stamped 1916
    1788 Dutch Utrecht Duit coin. Smallest Netherlands Province 1856 Napoleon III milled copper centimes coin
    1861 Napoleon III milled copper coin Unknown continental copper coin
    1770 Dutch Zee Landia copper coin 1767 Dutch ZeeLanddia copper coin
    1773 Dutch ZeeLanDia copper coin

    1820 Norway Carl XIV Johan copper 1 Skilling coin


    Unknown continental copper coin ?

    1753 Liege Bishopic John-Theodore of Bavaria.
    It’s something called a Liard ( or a Liege Liard)

    1744-1763. But I can make out the 5 and 3 in the photo, so must be 1753.

    Ps. So John-Theodore was a Bavarian Cardinal, and he was the Prince-Bishop of Liege,
    Which included Belgium. So the coin is Belgian, not Bavarian.

    Dutch colonial New York Penny

    Utrecht 1684 Dutch Colonial New York Penny This copper " Duit " coin was minted over 200 years ago and is similar to the ones used by the Dutch in the era when they bought the island of Manhattan (present-day New York City) for the equivalent of $24 in Dutch coins. These were brought to the colonies by the Dutch when they settled in New Amsterdam , now New York. Because of that these are called New York pennies.

    Obv: CIV TRAIECT 1687 , City of Traiectum -Latin name of Utrecht.

    Rev: City weapon of Utrecht crowned, two loins left and right, below UTRECHT 1684 City Utrecht one of the Republic of the 7 Provinces (1581-1795 AD)


    USA Indian head one cent 1768 Dutch Zeelandia duit copper coin
    1752 Holandia milled copper coin 1801 Continental copper coin
    1866 Portuguese Acores 20 Reis coin

    Facinating coin find - Slightly bigger than a Saxon sceat and has Saxon type markings - Sent off to Dr Martin at the Fitzwilliam musmeum Early medieval corpus for his views

    This is from the Indian sub-continent or south-east Asia. I am not an expert on this area unfortunately. You might contact one of the discussion groups on the Oriental Nummismatic Society website.

    Best wishes,


    12.44mm, 1.02g

    1759 Dutch provinces copper coin 1802 Sweden Gustaf Adolf IV 1/4 skilling copper coin

    1963 Colombia milled copper nickle coin

    20 Centavos

    Red copper 1 cent 1826  of the Netherlands struck under the reign of king Willem I