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That was a pleasant surprise

Post by cantona1 » Wed May 16, 2018 7:51 pm

Found this pretty grotty looking coin today on ploughed and rolled stubble with the Q40 on Rings mode, sens at 80, discrim on bottom 3 notched out, probably about 5 inches deep. I never wipe my coins in the field anymore, I've messed up to many that way rl; I put it away and had a better look when I got home and it turned into this beauty :D
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Re: That was a pleasant surprise

Post by Wessexlad » Wed May 16, 2018 7:57 pm

Nice one, that's cleaned up rather well. A lesson for us all I think, patience is everything in this game.
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Re: That was a pleasant surprise

Post by Swany » Wed May 16, 2018 8:01 pm

Well done mate, nice restoration job, don't think there is any silver content, may be wrong. ::g

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Re: That was a pleasant surprise

Post by cantona1 » Wed May 16, 2018 8:18 pm

Yup just checked, they're Cupro Nickel

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Re: That was a pleasant surprise

Post by Junior » Thu May 17, 2018 7:16 am

I think around 1946 for silver ??????

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Post by cantona1 » Thu May 17, 2018 7:55 am

Junior, yes 1946/7 I think.

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Re: That was a pleasant surprise

Post by sweepstick47 » Thu May 17, 2018 8:00 am

English Coinage - Pre 1920 coins were sterling standard .925.
1920 to 1946 - Silver was debased to 50/50 content.
1947 - 'Silver' coinage content was an alloy of Copper/Nickel (cupronickel)

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Re: That was a pleasant surprise

Post by Lowland » Thu May 17, 2018 12:20 pm

Lovely-came up well..
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Re: That was a pleasant surprise

Post by chip » Thu May 17, 2018 12:47 pm

Very nice, how did you clean it up?
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Re: That was a pleasant surprise

Post by ashjacko » Thu May 17, 2018 12:58 pm

Nice find and it cleaned up very well, I have never cleaned anything in the field I always wait til I get home.

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Re: That was a pleasant surprise

Post by Dave The Slave » Thu May 17, 2018 2:35 pm

Well found and nicely cleaned.
Yet to find a Half Crown or Crown, pre decimal.
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Re: That was a pleasant surprise

Post by Ladybird66 » Thu May 17, 2018 3:02 pm

They’re lovely coins to find, always give such a good signal. It’s cleaned up very well, most of around that age do.
Nice one for the collection :D

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Re: That was a pleasant surprise

Post by cantona1 » Thu May 17, 2018 5:03 pm

chip wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 12:47 pm
Very nice, how did you clean it up?
Chip, if I tell you please don't shout at me :) I think it was Lowland that made me do it rl;

First I gave it a couple of minutes of Electrolysis, then, ( you said you wouldn't shout remember ) I'm ashamed to say I gave it a gentle rub with a Brillo pad rl;

Came up nice didn't it B-)

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