Finally find some pre decimal.

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Finally find some pre decimal.

Post by Dave The Slave » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:19 pm

Have never found a pre 1992 silver coloured coin from down the beach and only 2 copper pennies, 1926 & 1966.
Did a couple of hours today on sand that had been dredged up a few months back for coastal defences.
1st signal 2 pound coin, petrol paid for. 6oz lead weight and then very thin coin could just make out George IV & Shilling, finally got my pre 1992 silver coloured coin. Then I dropped it where my fingers were frozen and watched it disappear edge down into the sand, finally recovered it
Covered about half mile, turned around on a line about 5yds further in. Had a few coins, heavily encrusted and corroded. Dug a large piece of copper pipe with fittings from at least a foot down. Also recovered a large 10p, not had one before.
At home 11 coins;
2 pound and 7p
1948 Shilling, 1956 Shilling,1965 Halfpenny, which came up as bright as the day it was minted with just a rinse under the tap as the crud fell off,
1976 large 10p and a couple of unidentified coins.
All found on dry dredged up sand with 400i,Custom mode, 2 off max sensitivity and discim below 60.
Well pleased with my pre decimals.
Cheers ::g
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Re: Finally find some pre decimal.

Post by cantona1 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:18 pm

Nice one ::g
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Post by roamingrob » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:49 pm

Its great when it all pays off ::g
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Post by Fisher1266X » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:47 pm

Nice one Dave, love a bit of coin-shooting ;)
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Post by Lowland » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:51 pm

Good stuff
I sometimes wish I was closer to the coast!
Would just end up fossil hunting on the cliffs :D
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Post by littleboot » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:41 pm

Sounds like a Grand Day Out to me!
I miss a day in the sea air and the straightforward pure fun of finding coins on the beach.
Not far from the beaches here....but sadly the old GMP is not a good tool for the job. Like trying to knit with a pair of pliers.
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