What does your hammered coin collection look like?

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Oxgirl wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:11 pm Now you have a deus though - things will change!
I think they still have to be in your general vicinity though. 😂
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I have done a similar table but it is currently out of date by about 50 coins! Having a quick look I seem to have far more cut Henry III / John coins than full pennies but far more Edward I/II/III pennies than round fractions by a big percentage.
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I'm impressed that you have an Excel spreadsheet, but disappointed that you don't have it conditionally formatted, with hyperlinks to photos of the coins :lol: :lol:
I also note that you don’t include your Sterling imitations on this inventory?

And just to grind you gears…..
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Just had a look at my small collection!
Henry 11 penny x 1
Henry 11 cut half x1
John cut half x1
Unidentifiable short cross quarter x 1
Henry 111 cut half x 2
Eddy 1 penny x 4
Unidentifiable York long x penny x1
Henry V111 groat (broken half) x 1
Liz penny x 1
Liz 3 half pence x 1
Liz sixpence x 1
Unidentifiable Tudor penny x 1
James 1 round half penny x 1

10 found in my first detecting stint lasting four or five years.then a non detecting gap of 15 years. 7 found this year so I’m pleased with that. Think that’s down to using the explorer on factory settings in the first stint but changing to conductive with open screen this year then buying a deus.
All except 4 found on my main permission .
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shaggybfc wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:44 am I'm impressed that you have an Excel spreadsheet, but disappointed that you don't have it conditionally formatted, with hyperlinks to photos of the coins :lol: :lol:
I also note that you don’t include your Sterling imitations on this inventory?

And just to grind you gears…..
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P.S. I ignored anything not British like the sterling imitations and the soldinos - I haven’t transferred them over yet :geek:
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mattjb wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:43 pm Cath on your table you’ve got William 3rd , I thought they are all milled coins or am I missing something?
They just sneaked in :lol:
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TheFenTiger wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:22 am I have done a similar table but it is currently out of date by about 50 coins! Having a quick look I seem to have far more cut Henry III / John coins than full pennies but far more Edward I/II/III pennies than round fractions by a big percentage.
That makes sense - cut fractions seem to be far more prolific than round ones. For some reason this part of Oxfordshire seems to have more than it’s fair share of round ones though, unless I’m just missing the cut ones!
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Oxgirl wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:07 pm I recently bought myself a lovely old coin collector’s cabinet so I’ve re-arranged my coin collection. They are now organised chronologically by monarch and date which rather satisfies my organised mind. Before they were in those card and plastic wallets which is really nice and neat, easy to keep with their details, but made handling them very difficult.

Anyway, whilst sorting them I decided to do a table to see what I had. There are a few more with the FLO and I’ve ignored anything not silver or British but I’ve got the bulk.

I was really surprised just how many penny fractions - especially round farthings and half pennies, and how many Henry IIIs I had found. Does this look anything like your collections?

Remember the table expands when you click on it :thumbsup:

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So how do you keep track and display individual coins? I only have a few hammered at present, and they are not displayed as such, but each individually bagged up with the details of the find and a PAS number once I get one....This is pretty much how I store all my decent finds, not that I have that many...
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Not the best really as I only have 6 :thumbdown:
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Pete E wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:30 am
So how do you keep track and display individual coins? I only have a few hammered at present, and they are not displayed as such, but each individually bagged up with the details of the find and a PAS number once I get one....This is pretty much how I store all my decent finds, not that I have that many...
I used to use these with the details on the back (find info removed in these photos)….
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Now use this cabinet. The find spot and PAS reference are on the reverse of the labels so I can show them without sharing that info. Currently hand written but I’ll find a way of doing typed labels at some point when I can be bothered :geek:
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I have mine in capsules but a tip from the BM when someone asked what happens when you drop a tray was, each coin is weighed and the weight put on the ticket so you can quickly put most of them back.
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Very nice & organised Cath, well done there, I'm in the bits all over the place at the moment,
Love the old cabinet, the spreadsheet list is something I must do when I move to the new office/study/shed & have had a sort out, but I'm useless with anything technical like that, hence why I have no avatar after trying to change it, the other half will have to do it for me!
Why does the spreadsheet start at Henry II?
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Oxgirl wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:48 am I used to use these with the details on the back (find info removed in these photos)….
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Now use this cabinet. The find spot and PAS reference are on the reverse of the labels so I can show them without sharing that info. Currently hand written but I’ll find a way of doing typed labels at some point when I can be bothered :geek:
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Thanks Cath, that's much appreciated... I like the "security" of the first method, but the second certainly makes for a nicer display. Do you clean the coins periodically, or are they allowed to tarnish naturally?

I have seen a couple of hand made wall displays made along the lines of a reversible picture frame. The coins were held in compartments much like yours, but covered with perspex front and back so both sides of the coin could be viewed...I am not sure how the person kept track of what coins were in what frames, but I suppose a labelled photo of each display cross referenced to a spreadsheet would work...

Thanks again,

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TheFenTiger wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:06 pm I have mine in capsules but a tip from the BM when someone asked what happens when you drop a tray was, each coin is weighed and the weight put on the ticket so you can quickly put most of them back.
That is a handy tip, and not one I would have thought of!
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I went though a big exercise during lockdown making sure I was on top of my coins and made a spreadsheet creating a code for each coin just based on the year. So 21A1 was the first coin found in 2021, I then put the info on to plain white circles with at least that code so I can go back to the spreadsheet and know what it is and when it was found. I am slowly re-writing the discs with more detail as this is what the coin collectors like if they were ever to be sold.

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I then keep them in the stackable Lindner coin draws, loosely in some order of ruler. I will probably get a case for them at some point.

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And this was a very carefully arranged photo to ensure I didn't mix up my hoard coins!

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