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Metal Detecting

Ash (Jacko)

Always on
Hi everyone!

Do any of you metal detect? it's something I did as a child and as of a year ago something I came back to. I haven't had any gold yet but have had some nice finds.

So far in the last year I have had 15 silver coins which include 2 hammered coins one Charles I half groat from 1640 and the other is a James I shilling from 1607.

Last Sunday two of my detecting friends and I went to a Victorian military training permission we have and have done at least 20 times and had so many coins including a gold sovereign and gold half sovereign and plenty of silver coins.

A couple of hours into the hunt and this beauty popped up! I couldn't see what it was to start with and only half the chain was there with the two silver coins. It turned out one of them was a George IV shilling from 1826 that had been cut out possibly trench art as it would have been a soldiers.

The other coin is a 200 Reis of Pedro II (Brazil) from 1856 which is 917 silver all on a solid silver chain. I searched the hole and found the T bar and then had another signal next to the hole and when I dug it up came the other half of the chain including the clip that would have attached to the pocket watch.

Oh and I have since cleaned it all up and fixed it back to how it would have originally been and it looks great.DSC_0001 (2) - Copy.jpg DSC_0003 (2) - Copy.jpg DSC_0006 - Copy.jpg 52053784_2502645636473425_915351929863798784_n.jpg

I thought this was worth sharing.
 
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