ID for my first silver hammies :D

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ID for my first silver hammies :D

Post by chrisbham » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:50 pm

Found my first ever silver hammered, then found another one a few feet away! I think they're Edward III but any idea of class or any other info?

Right next to one coin was a large pin/nail with a twisted shaft, any ideas?

The crop was cut yesterday so went out today for the first time in that permission. Was found on the stubble about 3" deep and was showing on the 7th notch on the Garret EuroAce.

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Re: ID for my first silver hammies :D

Post by Allectus » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:54 pm

They're both Edward III London Groats. ::g

Well done! ::g

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Post by Allectus » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:56 pm

The corrugated roofing nail can go in the bin! :))
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Post by Oxgirl36 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:57 pm

Congratulations on your first hammy, and your second! And both groats as well! Very well done ::g
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Post by Lowland » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:59 pm

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Post by chrisbham » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:05 pm

Cheers guys :D
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The corrugated roofing nail can go in the bin! :))
I knew I got my hopes up for nothing haha. I'm fairly new to detecting and goes to show just because it's near to something doesn't mean it's related.

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Post by chrisbham » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:32 pm

Allectus wrote:
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They're both Edward III London Groats.
Out of interest, what do you look for to see if it's a groat, half groat, penny etc? Sorry if it's a stupid question!

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Post by Fishwick » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:51 pm

Finding one is good going but two- that's brilliant!... Very well done ::g

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Post by Ollie K » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:52 pm

Well done on your first (and second) hammered! ::g I started with a Euroace and loved it. A friend of mine still has his and he's found boxes of stuff, cut halves and quaters too so it will find the small bits as well. ):=
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Post by Fisher1266X » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:59 pm

There's a very good chance that you may have come across a purse loss so there may be more nearby.
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Post by chrisbham » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:00 pm

Fisher1266X wrote:
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There's a very good chance that you may have come across a purse loss so there may be more nearby.
Cheers for the advice. I spent a good hour circling around the find place and doing a grid pattern around it and no luck. I will def be going out there to search the same place again though!

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Post by sweepstick47 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:04 pm

It's mainly down to size for the actual denomination. A copy of Spink's Coins of England is a recommended reference source for more detailed info. ::g Regards ss47
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Post by knotalot » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:44 pm

Well done on your first hammies ::g i agreed with Sweepstick47 about the spinks book which a 2017 copy can be got at the moment for £20.43 ::g
if you still have that £13 you saved on the buckle id book it brings it down to you only needing £7.43 :)) :))

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Post by chrisbham » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:55 pm

Think it's worth buying the 2017 edition or saving a bit and going for the 2016 version?
The 2018 one comes out next month too so that's another thing :P No idea if much changes each edition or if its minor corrections.

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Post by knotalot » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:16 pm

chrisbham wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:55 pm
Think it's worth buying the 2017 edition or saving a bit and going for the 2016 version?
The 2018 one comes out next month too so that's another thing :P No idea if much changes each edition or if its minor corrections.
most changes would be coin values i am still using the 2016 copy which i bought NEW in september 2016 from the big river site when it was on offer for £10 bargain

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Post by alfaowner » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:26 pm

I would love too find 1 groat let alone 2 in a day , well done ::g

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Post by FULLTIMER » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:23 pm

Very nice and pretty good condition to, if they were within a few feet of each other it looks like you could have just found your first hoard might be worth contacting your local FLO and see about getting them recorded etc as being that close to each other they could be classed as treasure. As for the Spinks book unless you are really interested in the value of coins rather than just being able to identify them then an older copy would probably serve the purpose.
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Post by Allectus » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:14 am

"any idea of class or any other info?"

Fourth coinage, pre-treaty, series G(S1570) & Fourth coinage, treaty period(S1616) ::g
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Post by chrisbham » Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:03 pm

Allectus wrote:
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Fourth coinage, pre-treaty, series G(S1570) & Fourth coinage, treaty period(S1616) ::g
Amazing, thankyou very much! ::g

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Post by Euro Detector » Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:39 pm

Great coins, very nice condition, too. ::g
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Post by chrisbham » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:35 pm

FULLTIMER wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:23 pm
If they were within a few feet of each other it looks like you could have just found your first hoard might be worth contacting your local FLO and see about getting them recorded etc as being that close to each other they could be classed as treasure.
If I understand it correctly I have 14 days to report, and seeing how the farmer said I have 1 week before the field is drilled and I have no access till next sept, ill spend every chance this week back to the same area I found them and see if there are any more spread out to get a better idea before I tell the FLO.

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Post by chrisbham » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:46 pm

For anybody interested I got some better quality pics of the coins. Does anybody know what would cause the one coin to be so worn down when both of the reverse sides of the coins are both decent condition where the detail hasn't worn?
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