Teena writes: I have a 1″ to 1 1/4″ coin that appears bronze. Edge is not circular, possibly cut from a press. One side has 1618 along the edge on right side. B on the left. Center is shield shaped emblem with standing lion. Top of both sides has a crown with a fleur-de-lis in it. The other side has P on the left. VIII on the right with castle in the middle. (M appearance.) Any information on this coin and value would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
You have a 1618 Spain 8 Maravedis (34 Maravedis= 1 Real), Burgos mint, struck under King Philip III. Value depends on grade (condition). Approximate value: US $5 – $35.