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Wally69
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02 February 2015 10:39 pm

I thought I would start a new thread for my coins and relics finds.

I first got into coin and relic hunting in order to practice using my detector so that when I hit the distant gold field I would be somewhat competent. It has since become an exercise that I enjoy, particularly exploring old sites/parks and unearthing buried history.

Tonight I tested a park near home, it has been around for a long time and I had presumed that it would have been worked over quite well. My first target was a $2 coin down about 4" so I moved onto some shallower looking soil areas and struck silver straight away with a 1936 threepence. The strike on the coin is great and that silver certainly does shine, infact, part of the rim of the coin was exposed, so I was pretty excited.

Not more than three feet away and at about 3" I struck my best looking halfpenny, it is a 1918 coin and again the strike and detail is brilliant and it wears a wonderful green colour. The difference in soil type to my usual hunting grounds is encouraging as most of my pennys to date have been quite corroded. I have not been game to clean the dirt off it yet as I don't want to ruin it.

A bit more scouting uncovered a few other relics including an un-fired 303 round, AMF button and a silver pen all at shallow depth. I was now thinking how could anyone have missed these, could this be a detecta-virgin park?

I had another commitment, so I did a swing around the perimeter back to my car and picked up 1c, a 1960 sixpence and finished off with a $1 coin. Again, all shallow and a good indication of some further potential.

Needless to say, I will be paying this spot another visit. tongue

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03 February 2015 02:15 am

Might be a virgin spot, time will tell as more finds come to hand I guess. Well done on picking up the pre-decs. smile


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Wally69
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03 February 2015 11:15 am

Don't know much about coin collecting but it looks like the threepence has a die crack mark

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And penny cleaned up well

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03 February 2015 04:41 pm

That's sweet nectar for sure :-)


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03 February 2015 05:37 pm

Nice work mate, that park has plenty of potential I'd say.


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05 February 2015 12:40 pm

Pulled this last night along with 1913, 1921, 1923 Pennys and a pocket full of change some of which were sun baking on bare patches under the trees.

Any ideas???

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05 February 2015 12:46 pm

The Philippines has a aluminium coin that shape...

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05 February 2015 01:42 pm

Thought I had it for a moment but it does not quite match the details big_smile

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05 February 2015 01:53 pm

Liverpool, NSW, 1914-1917

The first internment camp for political prisoners was established at Liverpool in New South Wales at the outbreak of World War I. Little is known about this camp but it is of numismatic interest because the first Australian internment camp tokens were issued for use there. Perhaps setting a precedent for the WWII camps, the Liverpool token was radically different from any coin in general circulation

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05 February 2015 01:58 pm

Wow ... Very cool
Thanks for the research Wally

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05 February 2015 02:45 pm

Awesome find and great research Wally.


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05 February 2015 03:31 pm

Top find mate, that is a great piece of history. Awesome!


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05 February 2015 05:23 pm

Thanks guys, it is a shame it wasn't intact as it would fetch between $1-2k.

I think I know why the deterioration has hit one corner, it may have once been worn on the same chain as this one

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14 February 2015 01:34 pm

Here is the bit out of the book with the correct orientation for you may still be worth a bob, as they are not making them anymore.
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These photos of images are for research purposes only and are considered to be fair dealing in that respect( and should not be reproduced further from here).

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What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

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14 February 2015 05:54 pm

Good finds. Pity about the internment camp token condition - but still you got something fairly rare. Congrats.

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25 February 2015 11:04 pm

Thanks guys, sorry I didn't see your responses, I must have been away gold hunting.

Anyway, all this talk of GPZs and gold stirred me up so I went out for a night hunt.

Was very happy to find another 2 silvers and some coffee money from this spot. I thought I pulled a Victa-roo halfpenny but when I got home it turns out I have another personal first, I could just make out a spear and seated figure and got excited. After 10 patient minutes in olive oil I can just make out 1902......I'm stoked cool

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26 February 2015 03:04 am

Bummer about the victa killing the brittania penny, though a first one for you is always a highlight and the silvers also make it all worthwhile. Are you doing parks, or were those goldfield finds? smile


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26 February 2015 08:11 am

The funny thing is I was saying to a mate yesterday that I would love to find a Pre-1911 penny and my best chance to find one was on the goldfields. To find one a couple of clicks from home that night made me chuckle a bit.

It is a shame it has taken a blade but it is a good indicator that this park has more goodies to give up.

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26 February 2015 08:31 am

Nice results mate, well done. Just got to visualise what you want to find and it will be there.


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26 February 2015 12:36 pm

GPZ.........GPZ.........GPZ........GPZ.......... roll if only it was that easy.

Just cleaned the 20c pieces and the three that were in a stack are all 1966, so I will go out on a limb and say, being the first year of circulation, they have been in the ground since then.

Are they wavy's ? - unfortunately not cry

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26 February 2015 12:47 pm

Wally69 wrote:

The funny thing is I was saying to a mate yesterday that I would love to find a Pre-1911 penny and my best chance to find one was on the goldfields.

It seems funny to hear that but it's been amazing amoungst the trash on the goldfields the different coins iv uncovered and a mate of mine that isn't a member here, He and his kids have unearthed amazing things like pocket watches etc...

I wish someone would hurry up with the forums oldest coil iv got a few coming!

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01 March 2015 12:32 pm

Another 'lucky' find from the same park

1929 San Merino 10 Centesimi converted into a silver plated good luck medallion, possibly a special Papal issue but can't seem to find any info on it.

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02 March 2015 08:41 pm

No detecting today but went for a walk to get a coffee, we had some heavy rain so, as you do, I am on the lookout for raised coins on bare patches.

Got me thinking who needs a detector anyway........

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#24

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18 March 2015 07:35 pm

Went for a quick hunt today

Got a few buttons, the Moses & Levi London one is a nice find and the 41 roo is in poor condition but brightened my afternoon

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Not sure what this is, might be a bonnet emblem off an old car ?????

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And my most prized find for the day, something Indiana Jones would be proud of. Not sure where the rest of the brass monkey went....must have been cold. big_smile

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26 March 2015 10:59 am

Found this the other night, looks like a high school workshop project

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On closer look today it got me thinking 'would I employ the kid that made it ?'

The quality of workmanship and the ingenuity in material selection are qualities that seem to be rare these days.

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