Awesome find, a snapshot of history in metal, well done 🤔
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Great find - definitely something magical about discovering something that's was made by someone hundreds of years ago and hasn't been touched by another person until you pick it up.
these are the type of nuggets found in australia.
wow - great find
Hey cofty if you want to find some really deep targets ld be suggesting a minelab gpx4500.This detector is predominantly built to find gold and only discriminates at a shallow depth.However on the plus side it has exceptional depth capabilitys.
Very nice find! Coin collecting is what keeps me sane these days.
Here are a couple more I found recently.
Elizabeth I Shilling 1569. Notice the moneyer who hammered the die got a slight bounce and double-struck the bust.
This one was a very unexpected find. It is a 3 Groshen coin minted in Gdansk in 1539. The king is Sigismund I also known as Sigismund the Old. He was also Grand Duke of Lithuania and ruler of Bohemia. I found it just 50 yards from where I am typing now. One possible explanation is that ships sailed from Gdansk to Leith near Edinburgh in the 16th century. You just never know what will turn up!
Nice! How fun is that!
Nice find Cofty.
While the U.S. is a very "young" country in comparison to Europe, and others, there are still some cool finds here. I found a few American " Indian head wheat " pennies dated from 1861 and 1862. Now these pennies are not necessarily worth a lot, and also, not extremely rare. However, what made them really historically cool, is that I found them at Gettysburg Pennsylvania, on the actual battlefield.
Probably the most major battles of the whole Civil war, were at Gettysburg. I found the coins on the exact part of the battlefield, where Pickets charge took place. The "high water mark" of the Confederacy. I also found a musket ball, and Union bullet, there too.
I just think its awesome, that I found 2 pennies that were dated during the Civil war, ON a Civil war battlefield. How cool is that.
That is very cool Dunedain.
Its exciting when you can link a find to known events. Battle sites in the UK have mostly been declared "Scheduled Ancient Monuments" which makes it illegal to detect there. I get a lot of lead musket balls around here. Some of them are squashed flat from hitting something - somebody!