Actually, don’t want the coin, just to know the name of a coin that would suit my purposes.
I need it to:
be old, as in, minted prior to 1900. Could be really ancient, that doesn’t matter, just not modern (if possible.)
reasonably pure gold.
as ‘common’ as possible
as cheap as possible.
The idea is that Person X will have a couple of these coins as part of necklace, and they should be just as close to ‘worthless’ as it’s possible for gold to be.
I’m thinking that if the coin was pierced, and polished somehow – like maybe buffed? – any lingering numismatic value will have been destroyed?
If you know approximately what these coins would weigh and/or what they would be worth if sold purely as X weight of gold, that would be great.
I actually have what I think is called an “Indian Princess” gold coin, which is pretty tiny and – I think – common/cheap/etc, except for being made in the 1900s. I suppose I could go with that if there’s nothing ‘better.’