George III half penny off the beach

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George III half penny off the beach

Post by Stillburning » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:58 pm

Away this weekend and had an early start down to my favourite beach, which has thorown up some interesting finds in the past. Its a good walk from anywhere and I had it almost all to myself, came back after plenty of digging nicely chilled out ::g

The knife blade was on the surface, I think the big cartridge must be from a flare gun, a varied assortment of fishing weights.

Most of the old coppers on the beach are more knackered than the ones off the fields but the 1799 George III half penny must be about the best I've ever found, not cleaned apart from a rinse off, the 50p below it has had a much harder time!

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Re: George III penny off the beach

Post by fred » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:12 pm

You really can't beat a nice trip to the beach. :D

The cartridge looks like a 20mm one to me. The Georgian halfpenny is pretty good for a beach. I have had some crackers over the years but the surface is generally quite porous and they usually turn a funny colour quite quickly. ::g
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Post by Dave The Slave » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:01 pm

Good session, George 3rd Penny is in good condition.
Nice array of Fishing weights.
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Re: George III penny off the beach

Post by Lowland » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:50 pm

The coins got a lovely look to it .
Nice find and a good run out ::g
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Re: George III penny off the beach

Post by Stillburning » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:51 pm

fred wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:12 pm
You really can't beat a nice trip to the beach. :D

The cartridge looks like a 20mm one to me. The Georgian halfpenny is pretty good for a beach. I have had some crackers over the years but the surface is generally quite porous and they usually turn a funny colour quite quickly. ::g
Thank you for your gentle correction Fred, I'm away and missing my Spink but have edited my original post from penny to half penny.

I've not found a cartridge that big before so will be very pleased if it is 20mm - will research further when I get home.
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Re: George III half penny off the beach

Post by Steve_T » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:55 pm

That George III looks good considering its been in the salty environment

Looks nice ::g ::g ::g

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Re: George III half penny off the beach

Post by CTX_Phil » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:15 pm

If it's not a 20mm it will be a .50 cal which is what I'm going with comparing it to the size of the fishing weights πŸ‘

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Re: George III half penny off the beach

Post by fred » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:46 pm

CTX_Phil wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:15 pm
If it's not a 20mm it will be a .50 cal which is what I'm going with comparing it to the size of the fishing weights πŸ‘

A 20mm case of that type should measure about 24mm across the base (I just happen to have one next to me on the window ledge :D).
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Re: George III half penny off the beach

Post by FUBAR » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:41 am

That penny is in great condition for a beach find. Thanks for posting with a great picture which is always appreciated. ::g

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Re: George III half penny off the beach

Post by carlburt78 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:07 am

Good finds , I wish my George 111 was in that condition , it was the first coin I ever found so it's priceless to me ::g

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Re: George III half penny off the beach

Post by ROCK HOPPER » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:32 am

Looks just like a photo I would have taken of my beach finds, especially the fishing leads.

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Re: George III half penny off the beach

Post by Stillburning » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:24 pm

fred wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:46 pm
CTX_Phil wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:15 pm
If it's not a 20mm it will be a .50 cal which is what I'm going with comparing it to the size of the fishing weights πŸ‘

A 20mm case of that type should measure about 24mm across the base (I just happen to have one next to me on the window ledge :D).

Having returned home and measured the base diameter which is indeed 24mm and comparing it to a .50 cal cartridge I can confirm it is a 20mm and a nice addition to my ammunition display :D
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