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#76

Dave79
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04 May 2019 05:17 pm

Awesome coin! Looks like it was just dropped yesterday. Bet you're glad you went back for one more look trophy


Prospecting must be like fishing, the big one keeps getting away!

#77

DetectingSA
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04 May 2019 05:38 pm

Dave79 wrote:

Awesome coin! Looks like it was just dropped yesterday. Bet you're glad you went back for one more look trophy

Really happy with the detail on the front, ole Vicky is worse for wear though
just gave it abit of a bicarb paste rub and it’s got a weird yellow colouring (rams head for comparison):

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And he’s Vicky, poor las... looks like someone’s intentionally tried to melt it?

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#78

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04 May 2019 06:08 pm

Never seen anything like that damage on a coin. Sure looks like it's been hit with a blowtorch, but the display side is mint so who cares!


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#79

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04 May 2019 06:42 pm

Sure is bizarre, just noticed a section of the reeding has been melted smooth too:

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#80

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04 May 2019 06:49 pm

Maybe a grass fire at some stage.


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#81

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04 May 2019 07:25 pm

Smoky bandit wrote:

Maybe a grass fire at some stage.

I guess it’s possible, damage seems pretty localised to certain parts of the coin though.

I wonder if the coin being heated could be the cause of the yellow tone


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#82

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04 May 2019 07:33 pm

Lovely coin, the sandy soil has been very kind to it. thumbsup


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#83

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04 May 2019 07:36 pm

Well I love it smile
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#84

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04 May 2019 07:41 pm

Thats a cracking coin thumbsup despite the damage
I cant recall seeing one like that before

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#85

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05 May 2019 10:30 am

Might have an explanation, this from a Facebook coin group I posted on:

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Definitely sounds like a plausible explanation


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#86

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05 May 2019 09:11 pm

Went out for hunt #56 today, got permission from a lady who found a mortar shell in her property a few years ago and the military came out to dispose of it haha! She saw my Facebook ad and invited me down to check for anymore ordnance lol

Found no bombs thankfully but did come up with some goods:

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Lovely little buckle with flower engravings!

And dog tag #4, this time 1895 (didn’t have this shape yet so pretty happy with that, my dogtag collection is going strong!)

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Here’s everything else: I’m hoping the buckle is silver but I’m doubtful of that! No idea why I found 6 sinkers no where near any water in the middle of a paddock but there ya go!

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Next hunt will be Wednesday, got private permission on an old 1850s copper mine site which had small amounts of gold found there!

Cheers!


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#87

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05 May 2019 10:34 pm

Nice buckle DetectingSa.The buckle looks cool.Regarding the sinkers in the middle of a paddock,they were probably used in a slingshot.Kids out trying to take down a rabbit or something.

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#88

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05 May 2019 11:17 pm

Any ideas how to clean it without removing the patina, but bringing more detail of the flowers out? I used warm water and a soft brush so far.. still got dark grime on it me thinks

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#89

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06 May 2019 12:05 pm

I reckon the sinkers are slingshot ammo mate.


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#90

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08 May 2019 07:29 pm

Sniffed around an old 1850s mine site today for hunt #57:

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$12sih, few roo pennies, lock plate, lovey 1879 Brit penny, 1912 thrip!

This half penny though, has had a rough life, I’ve never seen a coin so slick!:

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Not a single buckle or button, pretty disappointed on the relic front but there ya go!


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#91

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08 May 2019 08:23 pm

Got a silver though DSA....that's a beauty.
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#92

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08 May 2019 08:51 pm

Nice old penny there. Be gentle cleaning it as the beautiful green patina is usually quite fragile.


Prospecting must be like fishing, the big one keeps getting away!

#93

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09 May 2019 10:23 am

silver wrote:

Got a silver though DSA....that's a beauty.
power cool thumbsup

Yeah that was pretty well the only saving grace of the day, oldest Aussie silver so far, shame there wasn’t a few more! I’ve been detecting the last few permissions with the bloke I sold my 400i too, he’s about 40 hours in and hasn’t got a silver yet, our last two permissions I snagged the only 2 silvers to be found lol

Dave79 wrote:

Nice old penny there. Be gentle cleaning it as the beautiful green patina is usually quite fragile.

I just used a soft toothbrush to take some of the dirt off, couldn’t get it all but that will do! Shame the thrip isn’t in better nic, scarce coin worth a few bob in good nic, not that I’d sell it anyway tongue

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#94

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09 May 2019 12:05 pm

Awesome penny, I can't get enough of the brass ones they are always in great condition for their age.


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#95

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13 May 2019 04:57 pm

Just got onto a new promising spot for hunt #58

but I’m left early because I had a pretty sketchy interaction.

I was on the park in view on the street, car pulls up and an African fella jumps out, walks around his car to the passenger side and leans on the front side panel smoking his cigarette watching me. At this point I give up on my hole and stand up directly facing him so he can see I have my shovel and edge digger on my hip.

He flicks away his smoke and casually gets in his car and drives away.... I don’t care if anyone thinks I’m stereotyping but I’m pretty certain old mate was gonna to try to rob me!

I decided to get out of these incase old mate came back with friends argh

Unfortunately I was only there for about 45 mins so these were my only finds:

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Probably been laying together for the last 50 odd years!

Cheers


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#96

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13 May 2019 05:01 pm

Bugger mate. Pity we have to look over our shoulders these days. Good finds.. looks promising

DetectingSA wrote:

Just got onto a new promising spot for hunt #58

but I’m left early because I had a pretty sketchy interaction.

I was on the park in view on the street, car pulls up and an African fella jumps out, walks around his car to the passenger side and leans on the front side panel smoking his cigarette watching me. At this point I give up on my hole and stand up directly facing him so he can see I have my shovel and edge digger on my hip.

He flicks away his smoke and casually gets in his car and drives away.... I don’t care if anyone thinks I’m stereotyping but I’m pretty certain old mate was gonna to try to rob me!

I decided to get out of these incase old mate came back with friends argh

Unfortunately I was only there for about 45 mins so these were my only finds:

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 09986e.jpg

Probably been laying together for the last 50 odd years!

Cheers

#97

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13 May 2019 05:40 pm

Better safe than sorry. Lotsa dodgy characters out there and a detector is a target.


Prospecting must be like fishing, the big one keeps getting away!

#98

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13 May 2019 07:30 pm

Got a thrippy though mate.... that's all that matters there !
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#99

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13 May 2019 11:29 pm

Probably only wanted the detector lol

DetectingSA wrote:

Just got onto a new promising spot for hunt #58

but I’m left early because I had a pretty sketchy interaction.

I was on the park in view on the street, car pulls up and an African fella jumps out, walks around his car to the passenger side and leans on the front side panel smoking his cigarette watching me. At this point I give up on my hole and stand up directly facing him so he can see I have my shovel and edge digger on my hip.

He flicks away his smoke and casually gets in his car and drives away.... I don’t care if anyone thinks I’m stereotyping but I’m pretty certain old mate was gonna to try to rob me!

I decided to get out of these incase old mate came back with friends argh

Unfortunately I was only there for about 45 mins so these were my only finds:

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 09986e.jpg

Probably been laying together for the last 50 odd years!

Cheers

#100

DetectingSA
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13 May 2019 11:53 pm

flyrodder wrote:

Probably only wanted the detector lol

DetectingSA wrote:

Just got onto a new promising spot for hunt #58

but I’m left early because I had a pretty sketchy interaction.

I was on the park in view on the street, car pulls up and an African fella jumps out, walks around his car to the passenger side and leans on the front side panel smoking his cigarette watching me. At this point I give up on my hole and stand up directly facing him so he can see I have my shovel and edge digger on my hip.

He flicks away his smoke and casually gets in his car and drives away.... I don’t care if anyone thinks I’m stereotyping but I’m pretty certain old mate was gonna to try to rob me!

I decided to get out of these incase old mate came back with friends argh

Unfortunately I was only there for about 45 mins so these were my only finds:

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 09986e.jpg

Probably been laying together for the last 50 odd years!

Cheers

He wouldn’t have gotten the detector... he’d have got the shovel, at a quite high velocity fistpump


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