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Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:05 pm
by Tomo
this little wire ring i found a month ago that i was told was 20th century by our FLO last night. Found a fair bit of gold from 9ct to 18ct and alot of artifacts but like this the best cos it managed to survive the wrath's of the sea and being so fragile it managed to stay in one piece.

Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:48 pm
by tinsmith
Never seen one of them Tomo , very interesting

Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:53 pm
by Barnet
This years bits so far, but i've had a few more since this photo was taken. ;)

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Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:56 pm
by phil
wow, i'm just starting out and waiting for my detector to arrive,hoped i've made the right choice after weeks of deliberating :-/ c scope 4pi.

Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:02 pm
by Barnet
pi machines are pretty much designed for beach use, good choice. I've always wanted to try one.

[:)

Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:19 am
by davidzozo
Barnet, you'll soon need to grow more fingers :) great finds!!

Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:09 am
by Barnet
davidzozo wrote:Barnet, you'll soon need to grow more fingers :) great finds!!
They are my Mrs fingers, most of the rings don't fit on mine ! :D I'll let her know.

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Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:43 am
by Indy
A £1 coin. It looks like most of the gold is washed up on Barnacle's beach.
:D

Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:05 am
by tinsmith
Some finds there Barnett , was at the beach yesterday but only came away with afew quid in change
but a good day anyhow

Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:41 pm
by silver caz
a victorian gold and diamond brooch on the dunes at great yarmouth and a solid gold diver charm on southend beach. these are my only gold items and i only detect when on holiday or for a day out at the moment as i have'nt any land(BOO HOO). i wear the brooch occasionally and i gave the diver to a friend. ...silver caz...

Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:54 am
by Katie
the barnacle wrote:had a few gold over the yrs.
WOWZERS!!!!!

Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:37 am
by vikingwarrior
i found 2 20p coins on skeggy beach lol :D

Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:15 pm
by Tomcat-uk
Ok not on the beach but on the pavement next to the does that still count?

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Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:18 pm
by Dave8472
Only ever detected the beach for about half an hour but found this

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"Pratts" Fuel Can Cap c.1911 - 1933 ( Post 1934 was Esso )

Dave

Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:13 am
by badger
so far i have found lots of modern on my beach and the usual junk,but i have started to find dress rings only two at the mo,gives me a real buzz to catch the first glimpse of gold or silver must be the pirate in me 8-}

Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:37 am
by Danzigman
One Gold from Last year.. Lady gave 110 £ i reward for finders fee.. A few silver rings come up to..
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Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:36 pm
by Christoph1945
Keep the aluminium cans; you could weigh them in! ::g

Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:58 pm
by RRPG
You could weigh in the girl Tomcat posted a picture of as well. Probably a few quids worth of silicone there.

Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:25 pm
by newseeker
looks like tomcat-uk found a treasure chest :)

Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:12 pm
by stuardo76
When I was a kid I found a champagne cork with a silver cap and an embossed swastika on the top that was on st Ives harbour beach.
I lost it years ago but I would love to know if it was from the third reich. s;..

Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:55 pm
by adam
ive never really detected beaches... id rather fish.

maybe ar get michelle to lug the sov and rods down the beach next time mich can go mackerel fishing and i can wander round with the detector.... ::g :D :D

Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:25 pm
by bob4567890
raf sweet hart's ring :D
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Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:51 pm
by JD666
Got a pound coin on holiday in Cornwall last week lol and a wee bit of odd jewellery that I haven't cleaned up yet,not got any close beaches so don't often get the chance

Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:13 pm
by tasman
hi all...
apart from gold rings..my best find was a Henry III Irish long cross penny.. ::g

Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:37 pm
by roxy1dog
15ct gold pocket watch ill look for a pic

Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:50 am
by AaronP
the barnacle wrote:had a few gold over the yrs.
Flippin' heck! Save some for the rest of us mate! ;) Very impressive.

I love beach detecting, sand's so easy to clean off and I still get a buzz from finding a 50p or £1 coin.

My best find is only an old, possibly silver ring with a few pink glass stones in it, looks pretty old, must post it on here soon to get an ID though I always get disappointed when I'm told its just modern steel :( But it is nice it was my first ever ring, still waiting on my first ever gold though, fingers crossed :)

Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:37 am
by metalmicky
The best beach find was this spanish gold florin, when i was only 14 yrs old. It was a holiday with grandfather, and we went to praa sands in cornwall for a day. 34 yrs ago in october and it was very quiet. I had a c scope bfo , found nothing then it was time to go home, so walking back to the car dragging the detector behind me, one more signal and there it was. We went to the museum with it and they said 16th century alfonso 5th, probably off a spanish wreck. I had it mounted and worn it ever since.
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Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:15 pm
by Danzigman
metalmicky wrote:The best beach find was this spanish gold florin, when i was only 14 yrs old. It was a holiday with grandfather, and we went to praa sands in cornwall for a day. 34 yrs ago in october and it was very quiet. I had a c scope bfo , found nothing then it was time to go home, so walking back to the car dragging the detector behind me, one more signal and there it was. We went to the museum with it and they said 16th century alfonso 5th, probably off a spanish wreck. I had it mounted and worn it ever since.
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Could be fun to find out if there is ever found more coins like yours.. I mean Spanish Wreck.. COuld be loads to be found..Have you ever returned to the spot ?? Exciting.. ::g

Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:37 pm
by metalmicky
Not been back since, Danzigman. I remember the beach must of had a big shift of sand, as there was an unusual sand bank, in the middle of the bay, and it was on top of the bank about 1cm under. Bodmin museum said it was the second one to be found in the country. So in early 80's i had it valued, and because it is slightly worn on fleur de lis side it is worth £500 . If it was in good nick all round it would of been worth £5000 ;;z . Perhaps i should go for a week in the winter, i remember it like yesterday. I suppose i need a permit now.

Re: Whats the best item you have found on your beach.

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:26 pm
by etruscan
Best beach find. An Olympic gold medal, from the days they really were gold, 9ct.