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#51

Pete E
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29 July 2020 08:23 am

Another recent find is this Elizabeth 1st silver Fourpence from 1575...

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#52

Pete E
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29 July 2020 10:24 pm

I found the item below a few weeks ago. It a Victorian silver sixpence that has been converted by a jeweller to a charm or pendant.

Sadly the date has been removed when the monogram was applied, but it’s probably late 1800s so not particularly old.

Using silver sixpences as charms is fairly common, this is my first with a monogram.

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#53

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29 July 2020 11:28 pm

Not a bad find Jubilee Head 1887 - 1893 very nice well done. perfect

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#54

Pete E
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29 July 2020 11:58 pm

deepblue wrote:

Not a bad find Jubilee Head 1887 - 1893 very nice well done. perfect

Thanks for that...Don’t really Know much about heads on the Viccy coins other than “Young” or “Old” Victoria....I take it the shilling below would be a Jubilee head as well or is there some subtle difference?

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deepblue
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30 July 2020 09:47 am

Only 2 types of Jubilee heads are stated the Small head 1887 - 1889 and Large head 1889 - 1893 for the shillings. Nice looking coins the groat is great. thumbsup

#56

Pete E
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30 July 2020 10:14 am

deepblue wrote:

Only 2 types of Jubilee heads are stated the Small head 1887 - 1889 and Large head 1889 - 1893 for the shillings. Nice looking coins the groat is great. thumbsup

Thanks for that..As you can tell, I assumed the charm was a sixpence, I didn't realise it was a groat...Funnily enough I had a William 4th groat the other week, but the farmer took a shine to it .. hmm It was a pity as we don't get many William 4th as he was only on the throne about seven years...I will see if I have some pics of it...

Found it...
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#57

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05 August 2020 07:47 pm

I'm not a notch on Kato, she is far more dedicated and seems to have a nose for things.
It is always a pleasure to she her find something old, the hiding smile on her face betrays her excitement. wink

Two of her best prizes.....

The English Penny 1807, in pretty good nick for around 200 years in the dirt.
Possibly owned or handled by Colonel William Light in 1836.
Some other items lend providence to this theory.

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A Gambling Token dated 1768 found in Adelaide, looks like it was turned into a necklace for a child,
nearly 60 years before Adelaide was founded.

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Still looking for Captain Feather-swords treasure chest !
Won't be long now - 3240+ holes and STILL counting. (bloody ring-pulls and tabs) LOL

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#58

mineallmine
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05 August 2020 09:18 pm

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My oldest and first anything predecimal. A c.1851 penny token (posted on another thread )

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#59

Pete E
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08 August 2020 12:07 am

Greenhornet_au wrote:

Two of her best prizes.....

The English Penny 1807, in pretty good nick for around 200 years in the dirt.
Possibly owned or handled by Colonel William Light in 1836.
Some other items lend providence to this theory.

Not sure why but the various George's never seen to come out of the ground in good nick but least yours is identifiable...I have a couple of privately issued half penny tokens and they are a bit better and also feel heavier so it might be down to the quality of the metals used?

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09 August 2020 11:06 pm

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My oldest coin

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#61

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09 August 2020 11:37 pm

Ramjet wrote:

My 1807 Half penny is my oldest coin.

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Maybe not rare but this Influenza Emergency Worker badge from the 1918 outbreak is unusual.

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from the spanish flu!

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deepblue
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09 August 2020 11:51 pm

Hi pete E,
I like your goat that seen some wear in it's time, what is it a 1836? This is what mine looks like.
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One of the many that I have. I like the 1 1/2 pence coins more then the goats.
cheers db

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Pete E
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10 August 2020 12:34 am

Thanks db, I can't really tell the exact date, but they were only minted between about 1830 and 1837...
That one of yours looks in excellent condition...where abouts did you find that?

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deepblue
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10 August 2020 12:54 am

Hi pete
Groats have been mint for hundreds of years going back to Elizabeth I and the last was minted in 1888 that I can recall where as the 4 pence maundy coin has been around since 1680 I believe. Found my first one in Sandstone WA and couple in Victoria I think I have about 12 in different conditions. They were discontinued because of the size was to confusing with the threepence and the traders didn't like them. It looks like you are starting to amass quite a collection of old coins.
cheers db

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Pete E
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10 August 2020 11:10 am

deepblue wrote:

Hi pete
Groats have been mint for hundreds of years going back to Elizabeth I and the last was minted in 1888 that I can recall where as the 4 pence maundy coin has been around since 1680 I believe. Found my first one in Sandstone WA and couple in Victoria I think I have about 12 in different conditions. They were discontinued because of the size was to confusing with the threepence and the traders didn't like them. It looks like you are starting to amass quite a collection of old coins.
cheers db

Sorry, bit of confusion,..when I gave the date range 1830 to 1837 I was referring to the William 4th groat I posted a pic of earlier....Re the old coins, sadly only the silver (and presumably gold) stand a chance of coming out of the ground in half decent condition, with copper ones tending to come out either blank or nearly so..As an example I found the coin below earlier today. It's a Cronebane halfpenny token issued by the Irish Mining Company in 1789. In the hand, you can just see enough detail to ID it, but barely...

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#66

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Rarest has got to be between my Scotch whisky farthing token, it's frustratingly undated but roughly mid 19th century:
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And the William IV memorial token I found recently:
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Oldest is a mid 1600's Chinese coin but that's cheating I reckon. Oldest British coin is an 1806 half penny:

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Equinox 600 / White's GMT / Go Find 40 . Combined age of predecimals found so far: ~20,545 years (188)

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