Georgian coppers - wish they would all come out like this one!

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Georgian coppers - wish they would all come out like this one!

Post by HolzHammer » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:43 pm

Evening All,
Had a very pleasant if not slightly boring afternoon after the Hertfordshire winds had subsided somewhat, on a bit of permanent pasture I rarely tackle.... lots of bits of lead - a couple of uninteresting buttons and four Georgian halfpennies... at least there is a little detail on them but I wish they all came up like the George III on the right, which is much more "raised" and pronounced in real life - that one made my day!
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Post by fred » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:50 pm

Well done. All four of them are better than most of the ones that I find. The 1806 halfpennies didn't tend to circulate for anything like as long as the earlier ones so they rarely wore completely slick. Poor soil conditions can still toast them nicely though. :D
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Post by HolzHammer » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:05 pm

fred wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:50 pm
Well done. All four of them are better than most of the ones that I find. The 1806 halfpennies didn't tend to circulate for anything like as long as the earlier ones so they rarely wore completely slick. Poor soil conditions can still toast them nicely though. :D
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Post by beaubrummell » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:28 pm

If finding 4 cracking coins like that is boring to you you've been spoilt. :)
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Post by HolzHammer » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:50 pm

beaubrummell wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:28 pm
If finding 4 cracking coins like that is boring to you you've been spoilt. :)
you know what I mean!! I love finding anything which ain't a cartridge, modern rifle round or endless, seemingly mordernish lead, so coins are great though I think you'll agree one is always hopeful for something a little, shall I say, older.... though Georgian coins are a good second best....

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Post by Zyrbalax » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:22 am

fred wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:50 pm
Well done. All four of them are better than most of the ones that I find. The 1806 halfpennies didn't tend to circulate for anything like as long as the earlier ones so they rarely wore completely slick. Poor soil conditions can still toast them nicely though. :D
Yup, my Georgians are generally toast too. Occasionally find one I can just about (with a bit of imagination and a lot of squinting) make out a date...

Well done HH, I'd be happy with that session too!

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Post by bryan162 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:26 pm

Well done you must have good soil where you are, they have lasted well ::g

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Post by HolzHammer » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:52 pm

bryan162 wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:26 pm
Well done you must have good soil where you are, they have lasted well ::g
... lush pasture by a river bank.... hardly ever do it as for some reason it doesn't give me a good vibe!

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Re: Georgian coppers - wish they would all come out like this one!

Post by bryan162 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:42 am

HolzHammer wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:52 pm
bryan162 wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:26 pm
Well done you must have good soil where you are, they have lasted well ::g
... lush pasture by a river bank.... hardly ever do it as for some reason it doesn't give me a good vibe!
I have a similar site which produces a fair bit of rubbish but being close to a river it has seen a lot of activity and gives up some good finds including a George III quater Guinea and a Gold mourning ring. Give it a chance ::g

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