Landslide and clipped half penny

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Landslide and clipped half penny

Post by Stillburning » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:00 am

I was away for a long weekend and on Sunday was told there had been a landslide at a nearby beach.

Went to have a look on Monday morning, very impressive,I tried climbing up the rocks and detecting the loose soil in the first photo but it was very slippery so beat a careful retreat.

The local press and film crew turned up and I was photographed with a woman who happened to be there at the same time, told my wife before she saw the picture online but still got the predictable "so thats what you do when you tell me you are going detecting" :D

Going back up the beach find the usual fishing weights and crusty coppers, having come home and had a chance to clean them off the George V ship halfpenny has been clipped top and bottom, any ideas why?

Thanks for looking ::g

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Re: Landslide and clipped half penny

Post by Buriedbytime&dust » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:13 am

Mechanical damage on the halfpenny, rather than deliberate clipping, I suspect.

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Re: Landslide and clipped half penny

Post by Buriedbytime&dust » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:00 pm

A pound coin that received similar treatment :D
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Re: Landslide and clipped half penny

Post by Stillburning » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:23 pm

Buriedbytime&dust wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:13 am
Mechanical damage on the halfpenny, rather than deliberate clipping, I suspect.
Thanks, its the first one I've seen like that and thought it must have been intentional but your pound coin shows thats probably not the case ::g
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Re: Landslide and clipped half penny

Post by Ladybird66 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:37 pm

Saw the teams photo efforts on the news last night. Can’t remember which beach but I know they issued a warning to keep away.
Good job you gave up on it. We could hav3 lost you in an avalanche :D

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