First Old Penny and Unknown Iron Lump

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First Old Penny and Unknown Iron Lump

Post by ashjacko » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:21 pm

Hi everyone! My name is Ash and I'm from Cornwall, I only recently (2 weeks) took up metal detecting after buying my 6 year old son a detector and we got hooked!

I went out for a couple of hours today at a local beach and found my first vintage coin a very worn penny and not sure what this heavy lump of iron is any ideas?

It has a certain shape with what looks to be it's flat base it's about the size of my palm and solid.
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Re: First Old Penny and Unknown Iron Lump

Post by fred » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:21 pm

No idea what the iron is but well done on the old penny. ::g

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Post by ashjacko » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:31 pm

Thank you! it's my 6th trip out and my first old coin I have found plenty of new coins so well happy with this.

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Post by Fishwick » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:39 pm

Well done Ash,thanks for sharing your story and the detailed photos ::g

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Post by ashjacko » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:44 pm

Thank you and no problem I am a photographer so the pictures come naturally lol.

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Post by liamnolan » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:07 pm

Nice finds but please read the Hammy Code for guidance on what information is needed for a good ID request, cheers, Liam
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Post by ashjacko » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:01 am

Thank you and sorry I will do.

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Re: First Old Penny and Unknown Iron Lump

Post by ROCK HOPPER » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:58 am

Keep going.
The other week I had 3 pennies, a Victorian 1900 and George V pennies 0f 1920 and 1925 all in the same spot. All in good condition.
I shall put them in the bucket with the other few hundred.
A couple of weeks ago I went down a local beach here in Cornwall and in 1 hour I found 3 George V shillings again in good condition. Must have been the recent storms.

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Re: First Old Penny and Unknown Iron Lump

Post by ashjacko » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:21 pm

Oh that's great! are you from Cornwall Rock Hopper?

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Post by ROCK HOPPER » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:04 am

ashjacko wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:21 pm
Oh that's great! are you from Cornwall Rock Hopper?
Yes we live down here because of work but are now retired. As the county is so narrow where we live it is only 8 miles both to the north and south coasts.

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Re: First Old Penny and Unknown Iron Lump

Post by ashjacko » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:23 pm

Oh cool I am from Bodmin.

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Re: First Old Penny and Unknown Iron Lump

Post by Roberts » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:53 pm

ashjacko wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:21 pm
Hi everyone! My name is Ash and I'm from Cornwall, I only recently (2 weeks) took up metal detecting after buying my 6 year old son a detector and we got hooked!

I went out for a couple of hours today at a local beach and found my first vintage coin a very worn penny and not sure what this heavy lump of iron is any ideas?

It has a certain shape with what looks to be it's flat base it's about the size of my palm and solid.
Welcome to the adventurous world of detecting, 1st time seeing the metal lump i thought meteorite but then read found on the beach so it might just be a lump of iron worn and smoothed due to sea and sand friction.
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Re: First Old Penny and Unknown Iron Lump

Post by ashjacko » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:36 pm

Thank you! yeah plenty of odd bits of iron on beaches.

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