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« on: August 29, 2009, 07:52:50 am »

Hi I have a gold coin and am unsure of its origin. The coin tests as 14 ct and I'll write the letters around the edge as far as , I can make out: IFTATE.ET.IVSTITIA On the reverse: PUBLICA (presumably republica).

It doesn't appear to have a face value. there is a figure on a plinth and on either side of the figure there is the letter F with a crown above it

Any info would be greatly appreciated
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2009, 08:08:41 am »

It's 16 century bronze Nuremberg jeton:

PIETATE ET IVSTITIA means Compassion and Justice (Latin) and it's very popular legend type on these jetons.

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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2009, 08:17:59 am »

Hi thanks for your reply, you say 'bronze jeton' but it does test for 14ct gold

do you have any idea of its value?
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2009, 09:21:59 am »

Hi,

I'm afraid it is not gold - it's bronze.  As to value, I think it best to think of it as a curio.

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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2009, 09:45:21 am »

Hi Malcolm, thanks but I've had it tested again and it is definately Gold and not bronze, thanks for trying but I think you are wrong on this issue
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2009, 10:21:36 am »

I dont know how these testing kits are supposed to work, but I agree with Bacchus. No way that's gold. The jeton is supposed to be bronze, and indeed looks tarnished. Gold doesnt tarnish.
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2009, 11:28:04 am »

If your test kit says it's gold and you won't believe us (you won't find anybody here telling you it is gold)
take it to a jeweller and have him test it.

I wouldn't say bronze though but brass from the look of it.
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