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My dad had a very old coin in his stuff that I found when he passed.  It is very worn and very thin but can see a head in one side with the vague words ricus borussorum Rex
The other side, 6 einn reighs Thaler 1765 but the 1 looks funny almost like an anchor or something

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Hi Danny,
The coin is a 1/6th thaler from the German State of Prussia. It is made of just over 50% purity silver. Despite the age, it's a fairly common coin, as are many others from the various German States around this time period. In this well used condition it's worth around $7-$8.
Thanks for the question.

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My specialty is world coins from the 18th to 20th centuries, primarily non-US foreign coins and related areas such as errors and exonumia (tokens, medals, etc.). I can answer questions relating to identification, grading, selling, preservation and evaluation of such items. In addition to catalog value, I can give you the practical market value and trends for specific types of coins. I will also take questions regarding counterfeits (both modern and antique) and on how to identify them. I am NOT knowledgeable in paper money/banknotes, ancient or "shipwreck" coins. Thank you.

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Collector of world coins since early childhood. Access to a variety of auction records and reference material. You can also find me on Facebook.

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A.S. in Psychology (2006), B.A. in Forensic Psychology (2008), M.A. in Forensic Psychology (2011).

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