to unfold or not to unfold....

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Evening All,
I found this a couple of days ago - I don't know who it is in case anyone can tell from whats left...
Its wether to unbend it or not as I know there are strong/mixed feelings about this.... I don't feel this one has been folded purposefully as its not been done very accurately ( as you can see from the third photos) It has suffered a crack too.
What would you do? Personally, I'd like to unfold it as my curiosity is getting the better of me as I bet there's more to go on from the reverse...!
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Due to the existing damage would unfold, otherwise would suggest leaving.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Dave The Slave wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:56 pm Due to the existing damage would unfold, otherwise would suggest leaving.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Ha! Thanks Dave....
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Its worth a gamble . I would . But dont blame me if it snaps .
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I would leave it alone. Its well bent in two and once they are that bent over, there is very little chance of bringing it back with out cracking it. It already has a crack in it ,so that`s telling you how unstable the metal is ,and so I would certainly leave well alone because I`d go out on a limb and say it will crack if you try and straighten it . :thumbsup: So as Frank Carson would describe ,....."its a cracker" :D
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I'd have a lash at it. Yes, there's an existing crack, but it's running transverse to where you'd need to fold it, and while it may well crack again I think it's worth the risk (unless of course it's a rare coin).

Might be an idea to clean it up and maybe get an ID on it before making a move.

Ooh, decisions, decisions... ;)
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If you record your finds, get it recorded as is as the FLOs seem to like folded coins. I went mad and snapped a Richard I by trying to unfold it.
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I would leave it as it is, I reckon it was folded intentionally.

I had one like this a while ago and wish I had left it now, was an elesiastical one with the bishops mitre, wasnt a great coin when unfolded and had actually looked better folded. Oh well, you live and learn

Dont think there would be a lot to gain by unfolding it even if it went well, its not in the best of conditions :thumbsup:
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They are magical, the folded ones. Someone folded what was to them a lot of money at the time to save a loved one or some other important wish/ prayer/ hope. That’s really special.

I’ve never found a deliberately folded one, but I wouldn’t unfold it if I did. Marvel at what it represents rather than the physical coin :Luv Ya:
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So as it is a deliberately modified coin that is no longer to be used as currency would it be classed as Treasure. ?
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A deliberately folded(as above) early Short X - Henry II or Richard I. :thumbsup:
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I'd leave it as is, perhaps look into why such coins were folded in half. There has to be a reason for it. :thumbsup:
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It should straighten out okay with annealing but I quite like the look of it as is so would leave it. Can see Henricvs on it. :thumbsup:
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Steve RC wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:46 pm So as it is a deliberately modified coin that is no longer to be used as currency would it be classed as Treasure. ?
No!!!! Don’t get me started................😂
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Easylife wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:48 pm It should straighten out okay with annealing but I quite like the look of it as is so would leave it. Can see Henricvs on it. :thumbsup:
Yep it’s a short cross .... had a peek and will now re-seal! I’m not sure it’s a deliberate fold it’s been very badly done if so....
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