Hello from an East Devon newcomer

Please post any finds here that you wish help with identification.
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Hello from an East Devon newcomer

Post by CampingPark »

Hi. I am new here and to Metal Detecting.

I have just purchased an Equinox 800 and went out first time and discovered a coin on the third hole. Too badly corroded to see any inscription but I am sure someone out there will be able to give me a guide as to what I have found. It does have a milled edge and was not aware of pennies having a milled edge but maybe some did.

Rather fortunate in that I have my own hunting ground and as the name suggests I have a camping park. Been a Park since 1945 apparently but also there is some history to the village - so looking forward to what I discover in the months/years ahead.

Can you clean something up like this? Wary of using anything too harsh as I don’t want to make it worse.

I look forward to hearing from someone.



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Post by NoxHunter »

Hi welcome and nice to see a nova equinox user probably a old George penny ::g
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Post by sweepstick47 »

Hello Mark and welcome aboard the forum ::g You seem to be well set-up in terms of land available for your detecting. The coin shown is probably a ha'penny from the Georgian period (18th C) and the condition is typical of those found from the period by detectorists. Unfortunately, there is no cleaning process that will result in more detail being available as it has been lost by combination of circulation wear and weathering in the ground. :( Regards ss47
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Re: Hello from an East Devon newcomer

Post by MilitaryMetalMagnut »

Greetings, fellow East Devoner. ::g

I’d agree with it being a Georgian Half penny, as I found one of the same size in the Exe estuary when I was a little lad. ::g
I’d suggest a bit of soapy water and an old toothbrush might give ‘some’ detail. it’s surprising how effective a bit of soapy water is!

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