Anybody Find...???

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Just curious if anybody have found any William IV or George IV coins?

I seem to find a lot of the first three George's and similar amounts of Victoria coinage, but very little from George or William IV???

I am not sure if it's a local thing, or whether there simply wasn't much coinage minted under those two monarchs?
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I only looked at my records for last year and this (both significantly curtailed due to Covid restrictions) and the answer is "No"

But this might not be unexpected,
George IV only reigned from 1820-1830. Significantly Spinks says "The Mint resumed the coinage of copper farthings in 1821 and pennies and halfpennies in 1825", so no pennies or halfpennies - the most likely finds - were produced for half of his reign. While William IV was only on the throne from 1830-1837.

So we are only looking at 1830-1837, and for pennies or halfpennies that is reduced to only 1825-1837.
I suspect that Victoria is the monarch we are most likely to dig, but if we look at our records I would not be surprised if a lot of detectorists had a 12yr gap in her 64 year reign.

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Saffron wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:15 am I only looked at my records for last year and this (both significantly curtailed due to Covid restrictions) and the answer is "No"

But this might not be unexpected,
George IV only reigned from 1820-1830. Significantly Spinks says "The Mint resumed the coinage of copper farthings in 1821 and pennies and halfpennies in 1825", so no pennies or halfpennies - the most likely finds - were produced for half of his reign. While William IV was only on the throne from 1830-1837.

So we are only looking at 1830-1837, and for pennies or halfpennies that is reduced to only 1825-1837.
I suspect that Victoria is the monarch we are most likely to dig, but if we look at our records I would not be surprised if a lot of detectorists had a 12yr gap in her 64 year reign.

Evan
I think I have only ever found one George IV copper and one William IV sixpence, but that was scooped by the farmer before the dirt was even dry on it! lol
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I've only found the one George IV penny, but it was unrecognisable at the time. I think it had been used as an anvil as it had a domed shape to it. I annealed it, whacked it several times with a mallet and scrubbed the surfaces to try and get some detail to show. :shock:

It's still in a rough old state, but at least I can make out what it was. :Thinking:

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Just the one for me aswell . 1825 farthing . P.s . It didnt look like that when i found it .
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Just two of each for me including an 1829 George IV shilling. Both William IV farthings are 1834.
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Found neither, even Victoria is scarce where i detect. Mainly George 1st to 3rd.
Plus they were poor, not found any Silver after Elizabethan and pre 20th C.
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TerraBritannia wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:24 am I annealed it, whacked it several times with a mallet
Ah, the gentle and intricate art of coin restoration :lol: Works, though :thumbsup:

Not had an encounter with either of these gentlemen as of yet
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I’ve had a look in the cabinet & grot box to find only these few.
George IV
2 half crowns 1821 & 1825,
3 farthings 1822 & ? ?
1 halfpenny 1827

William IV
2 groats or four pence 1836 & 1837
both pierced for wearing on a chain?

Clint :thumbsup:
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Found a few over the years, ive always wondered why they both used IIII in the legend at times rather than the traditional IV, not wondered enough to look into it though :lol:
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George IIII shilling 1823
William IIII sixpence 1834
William IIII groat 1836
For me , but never a regular find.
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So it looks like coins from these monarchs are relatively scarce then....I suspect there are people on here who have found far more Roman than coinage from these two monarchs....
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Pete E wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:11 pm So it looks like coins from these monarchs are relatively scarce then....I suspect there are people on here who have found far more Roman than coinage from these two monarchs....
I've found more Roman than all my pre decimal put together Pete, they are pretty common around these parts :thumbsup:
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TerraBritannia wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:24 am I've only found the one George IV penny, but it was unrecognisable at the time. I think it had been used as an anvil as it had a domed shape to it. I annealed it, whacked it several times with a mallet and scrubbed the surfaces to try and get some detail to show. :shock:
I can not say that I have seen that method for cleaning and restoring coins before.

But I hear you have a roadroller on the drive that you use for opening walnuts :lol: :lol: :lol:

alloverover wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:12 pm
I've found more Roman than all my pre decimal put together Pete, they are pretty common around these parts :thumbsup:
Blimmey. I am in the North Cotswolds and lots of Roman activity in the general area. Yet I have found hundreds of pre-decimals and only one roman grot.


I thought this was quite an interesting thread. I noticed that 3 of the coins shown had been pierced, so had been used a charms or jewellery - probably indicating that by Victorian times they were considered unusual.

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It was done with some care, well at least I used a rubber mallet. :D
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