Long cross for ID - 12th Feb 2019

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Long cross for ID - 12th Feb 2019

Post by stubble hunter » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:35 pm

Out on one of our club sites today and not too muddy as on the stubble and grass coming through.
I am always chuffed to find any hammy even when they are bent over like this.

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I checked both ends of the fold and luckily there was no obvious split at either end.
Even so it was with trepidation that I 'slowly' managed to unbend it. I placed the coin in a coupled of pieces of soaked kitchen roll on a chopping board and firmly held the large part of the coin flat to it with my right thumb. I just gently levered up the smaller part with the left thumb. But it involved ensuring the coin stayed unmoved throughout. Start, stop then check but it took about 20 minutes. I have very sore thumbs ! .
With previous bent hammies I find that once you get past the 90 degree mark without any obvious splits appearing then you are in the clear. For me, its a light tap tap with a mallet to finish off the flattening process.

And here it is (obviously there is a crease evident but overall I'm pretty satisfied)

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Now all I have to do is figure out a full ID for this. So any help appreciated. Certainly an Edward and London mint.

Hope some of you getting some luck out there ::g
Cheers!
John
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Re: Long cross for ID - 12th Feb 2019

Post by Allectus » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:40 pm

Edward I 3d London penny. ::g

A ;)

3cd. ::g
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Re: Long cross for ID - 12th Feb 2019

Post by Mancave-man » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:42 pm

Brave man and it does look good now. Wonder if it was deliberately bent in the first place?
Well found.

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Re: Long cross for ID - 12th Feb 2019

Post by stubble hunter » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:45 pm

Allectus wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:40 pm
Edward I 3d London penny. ::g

A ;)
Just brilliant A. and thanks as ever! ::g =D>
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Re: Long cross for ID - 12th Feb 2019

Post by bazzerhut » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:27 pm

Wow, no annealing? You're a brave (and lucky) man, but well done.

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Re: Long cross for ID - 12th Feb 2019

Post by Digiffys » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:47 pm

That came out well well done ::g Nice find!
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Re: Long cross for ID - 12th Feb 2019

Post by HolzHammer » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:49 pm

Very nice result - looks excellent

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Re: Long cross for ID - 12th Feb 2019

Post by bazzerhut » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:55 pm

Mancave-man wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:42 pm
Wonder if it was deliberately bent in the first place?

Very possibly, by the look of it. There's a good thread on this subject at:

viewtopic.php?f=131&t=90624

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Re: Long cross for ID - 12th Feb 2019

Post by Mancave-man » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:40 pm

Interesting read from the links provided. I did in fact pass on the details to my FLO when I found a bent coin. She was delighted with the info.

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