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Some sort of Spanish coin

I got this in the Dominican Republic and was told it’s an old Spanish coin sometime from the late 1400’s to early 1700’s. I was just wondering if anyone would be able to help me further identify this coin at all. Thank you so much in advance.

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  • Hi Joey --

    You have a replica of a "klippe cob" coin from Spanish Mexico. If it were genuine, it would be a valuable piece. The surfaces of your coin do not look natural, and they betray its "replica" status. My picture shows a genuine klippe cob which is very similar to yours. My guess is that the counterfeiters who made your piece used the pictured coin as a pattern.

    Here is the description of the pictured coin:

    Heritage World Coin Auctions > CSNS Signature Sale 3099    Auction date: 5 May 2022
    Lot number: 32163

    Price realized: 1,900 USD   (Approx. 1,804 EUR / 1,535 GBP / 1,872 CHF)
    Lot description:

    Mexico
    Philip V Klippe Cob 8 Reales 1733 Mo-MF VF35 NGC, Mexico City mint, KM48, Cal-1431. 26.62gm. An unusually fine and well-centered Klippe issue, leaving all details for identification fully discernible, complimented by a gentle and honest pattern of wear and little to no striking weakness.

    You can see a run-down of these coins at this page:

    https://coinquest.com/cgi-bin/cq/coins.pl?coin=1673

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