posted on Dec, 3 2016 @ 10:06 PM
Neat coin. I wonder if it is old or a replica. It probably is a replica but I can't say for sure. I found some bronze looking coins in an attic one
time, I threw them in a box in the attic when I was insulating. I also found a box of old money in the attic which I gave to the people who owned the
house. It had been in the attic since they got the house, the previous owner had died. There was only about a hundred bucks worth of old money in
the box, some ones, fives and a twenty if I remember. I am honest and the money belonged to these people now.
Back to the coins, I thought they were from some sort of board game or something, they were heavy. Fast forward twenty years and I am looking up gold
coins, I recognized the British coin right away, I stared at the coins a long time in the attic and stuck them in a dish in a box up there. I never
dreamed that British gold coins would be bronze color. If I hadn't found the shoe box of money I would have never checked them out like I did. I
remember the attic well, the coins, the old shoe box and the twenties money. I know the general area of the house but I wish I remembered which house
it was so I could tell the owners they have some two hundred year old coins in a cup in an old box in their attic. There were probably about ten
coins I had found and put in that dish, they were scattered around on the floor and in the rafters. I bet there are more than that up there, now the
ones in the vermiculite are covered with six inches of insulation too. I didn't know at the time whether they were foreign coins or from some sort of
old game and they could still be replicas, but they sure were heavy, they would have to be made of coated lead if they are replicas. Probably the old
owners collection. There were also other foreign looking coins, but they were lighter feeling. That is why I thought they were game pieces, there
were about fifty total pieces of funny looking metal coins. I only put the heavy bronze ones in the cup but threw the light ones I found in the box.
The heavy ones were cool looking. I guess they would have been around eighty percent gold if they were real and each one weighed about as much as a
half dollar but were smaller.
I wonder if they threw all that stuff out? The guy said he and his wife were going to go through it some day to see if there was any more money or
valuables in the stuff since I brought them a shoebox of money. Maybe they looked up the coins, I will never know. If I would have known, I would
have brought the coins down to them too, I am honest and gold means nothing to me. I like copper, I grew up in an area full of copper mines and the
color of copper is much more desireable to me. I would go collecting copper from all the old tailing piles and give it to my dad or uncle. I liked
collecting it lots more than owning it. I hope those people did not do what I would have done with those coins, throw them in the trash.