What would you do with this coin?

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What would you do with this coin?

Post by janner53 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:46 pm

Well, I assume its a coin. Its sort of welded onto some stones and dark brown crud which is solid. No way it will lift off, if I take it off will have to be a hammer/chisel job. I can't see any detail on the coin but looks old.
Found it way out on Exmouth beach near the low tide mark.
Measures exactly 3cm, so bigger than a pre-decimal penny. Its thick as you see in photo I hope.

One half of me wants to break it off, but the other half of me thinks its cute as it is.
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Re: What would you do with this coin?

Post by BigDan » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:51 pm

I wouldn’t spend it!

I’ve got a lovely 2p just like that. Not worth a light but still something a bit different. I’d leave it in. It’s a talking point and the coin by the looks of it is pretty worn.

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Post by janner53 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:54 pm

Yes I agree it is a bit different, I'm liking it as it is ::g
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Re: What would you do with this coin?

Post by JBM » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:00 pm

Put it in my tumbler. ;)

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Post by janner53 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:03 pm

Haha...cheers Jerry :))
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Post by Ladybird66 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:27 pm

Now I would try to remove a bit of the crud from the coin then coat the whole thing with clear nail varnish.
The little pebbles look cute and the varnish will bring out thier colour. :D

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Post by janner53 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:38 pm

Good idea Ladybird, so your saying turn it into a work of art ::g
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Re: What would you do with this coin?

Post by sweepstick47 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:55 pm

I wouldn't get too excited about it, it's probably just an old pre-decimal 1933 or 1954 penny 8-|
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Re: What would you do with this coin?

Post by Ladybird66 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:03 pm

janner53 wrote:
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Good idea Ladybird, so your saying turn it into a work of art ::g
Absolutely ::g I’ve done it with a few bits I’ve found. Just love oddities and the G.Kids love them as well. Every time they come they ask if they can look at the shiny pebbles. Great fun :D

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Re: What would you do with this coin?

Post by fred » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:06 am

I have a few of these concretions knocking around too. Often the coins eventually seem to drop out of their own accord as it dries out or perhaps continues to rust. ::g Try lemon juice just on the coin for a starter to see if shifts the crud. If not try other acids and solvents until you find something that works. Do let us know how it turns out. :D
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Re: What would you do with this coin?

Post by blueonceagain » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:59 am

It will fall off eventually.
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Post by Ladybird66 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:02 am

Hope you don’t mind me adding my pic on your post janner. It’s a few of the many. All interesting in thier own way and have a story to tell.
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Re: What would you do with this coin?

Post by littleboot » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:47 am

I like it as it is...the element of mystery and all that...I think there has always been something intriguing about a coin that is stuck or placed somewhere it can be seen but not used. Goes back to the whole idea of votive offerings I suppose. This, though a natural occurrence has the same vibe.

When my old dad was in Italy during the war Vesuvius decided to erupt. In the aftermath dad went up it to a place where the local guides were putting coins into gobbits of cooling lava and selling them as souvenir ashtrays! This kind of reminds me of that. :)
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Re: What would you do with this coin?

Post by Tomo » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:48 am

Normally break these open with the handle of a steel knife. Hit the concretion not the coin lol
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Re: What would you do with this coin?

Post by edge1255 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:49 am

Just pop it in the Coinstar coin counter in your local Asda. They take EVERYTHING! =))
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