Gold! Henry VIII half-crown

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Re: Gold! Henry VIII half-crown

Post by shaggybfc » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:31 am

Great photos of a lovely find. ::g
Just out of interest, if this beautiful coin was to be straightened professionally, what sort of cost would you be looking at?
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Re: Gold! Henry VIII half-crown

Post by Steve_T » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:54 am

The desciion as is or as was originally is yours to make ::g

Hope you have it recorded as is and provide images as was after the unrolling process as it's contextual to the unique piece

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Re: Gold! Henry VIII half-crown

Post by Junior » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:11 pm

Buriedbytime&dust wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:26 am
Fantastic find! ::g

If it were mine, I'd have it recorded as is, but afterwards I'd have to get it straightened to admire it in all its glory.

Mine they partially opened up when it went to the Flo....so u never know how it might come back....mates cousin sent a load of axe heads in they got lost and never found !!!!! ::g

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Re: Gold! Henry VIII half-crown

Post by Buriedbytime&dust » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:24 pm

Junior wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:11 pm
Mine they partially opened up when it went to the Flo....so u never know how it might come back....mates cousin sent a load of axe heads in they got lost and never found !!!!! ::g

Wow. No issues at all with our FLO - items are collected at the monthly club meeting and always returned at the next one (unless treasure, obviously) in the same condition as supplied.

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Re: Gold! Henry VIII half-crown

Post by fred » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:25 pm

Great find, well done. ::g
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Re: Gold! Henry VIII half-crown

Post by bazzerhut » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:36 pm

J_digger wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:13 am
Dr Martin Allen at the Fitzwilliam has been researching rolled coins of the Early Medieval period. He may have an angle on later coins like yours?

Funnily enough, I'm just about to e-mail him on some other scores (a Stephen penny and an Edward the Confessor cut half), so I'll certainly be picking his brain on this one too.

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Re: Gold! Henry VIII half-crown

Post by bazzerhut » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:44 pm

Junior wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:35 am
In your case I'd have to get it out of the house or I'd be so tempted to have a go

Yes, it's an urge I'm having to fight quite hard. In principle it should be a pretty straightforward job, having become very adept at straightening mangled silver hammies with repeated cycles of annealing, quenching and teasing.

Even allowing for Henry's notorious debasement, this gold should be pure enough to be far more pliable than most silver, and I have a good steady hand (I was a clocksmith in a former life), but I don't think I'd take any chances all the same.

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Re: Gold! Henry VIII half-crown

Post by bazzerhut » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:47 pm

f8met wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:16 am
So were the numbers in the low range like coke normally is? If it is a good signal an in the low 30s down to the 20s then I do leave them. I would have thought this up in the 70s-80s on the target ID.

It was way down there in the 30s, I'm afraid. Unsurprising, really, given the relative depth and the possibility that this slender tube may have been standing upright.

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Re: Gold! Henry VIII half-crown

Post by bazzerhut » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:49 pm

Junior wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:06 am
what woz the id no please

Sorry, I should have said - it was in the mid-30s.

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Re: Gold! Henry VIII half-crown

Post by bazzerhut » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:51 pm

shaggybfc wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:31 am
Just out of interest, if this beautiful coin was to be straightened professionally, what sort of cost would you be looking at?

I have no idea at this stage, but I'll let you know after I've talked some more with the goldsmith.

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Re: Gold! Henry VIII half-crown

Post by Kritika » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:37 pm

Fantastic coin, well done ::g
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Re: Gold! Henry VIII half-crown

Post by HolzHammer » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:34 pm

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Gold! Henry VIII half-crown

Post by PeakDetectorist » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:49 pm

Amazing find, very well done!
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Re: Gold! Henry VIII half-crown

Post by bryan162 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:49 pm

Lovely find well done

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Re: Gold! Henry VIII half-crown

Post by paint » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:51 pm

That what makes it all worth while Great find

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Re: Gold! Henry VIII half-crown

Post by bazzerhut » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:44 pm

Junior wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:11 pm
Mine they partially opened up when it went to the Flo

Wow, that's a bit of a bloody liberty, innit? What was the coin?

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Re: Gold! Henry VIII half-crown

Post by kingcoil » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:11 am

A lovely find

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Re: Gold! Henry VIII half-crown

Post by Junior » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:08 am

bazzerhut wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:44 pm
Junior wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:11 pm
Mine they partially opened up when it went to the Flo

Wow, that's a bit of a bloody liberty, innit? What was the coin?

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Re: Gold! Henry VIII half-crown

Post by bazzerhut » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:41 am

Junior wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:08 am
gently gently and it came out no creases and finished off with a rolling pin ...prob just luck ...

Nah, it sounds like you coaxed it with a proper slow hand. Gently gently gets most things nicely done.

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Re: Gold! Henry VIII half-crown

Post by PHILLUCKY » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:57 pm

What a great find, well done. bet your eyes popped out your head

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Re: Gold! Henry VIII half-crown

Post by Digiffys » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:04 pm

Stunning find! very well done ::g ::g
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