Silver day part 1

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Kenleyboy
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I wasnt planning on going out on the land today but looking at the weather forecast for the next week or so looks like rain and more rain . Yesterday was bitter and that was from the aftermath of some snowfall which then froze bringing the temperature right down . Today was a little respite in the winter cold , cloud cover brought the temperature up and with no rain it seemed the ideal time to go . My penance for sneaking out of the workshop will be a late night at the bench but it was well worth it .
Grey skies , and bare winter branches with a little dash of colour as a pair of colourful yellowhammers were spooked from their resting place as I made my way along the muddy track and up onto the fields beyond .
I had four hours at my disposal but I felt a little guilty abandoning the workbench so depending on how much the fields give up , it may well be a short visit but even the comfort of a warm workshop and a bench full of exciting commissions to get stuck into , four walls can close in a little and a good whisk around the damp fields is just the tonic .
A few false starts in the shape of a few bits of silver foil , the next decent signal produced the first cut half of the day and that chuffed me up no end and this could be a short session , finding something good at kick off is usually the death knell for me as far as finding anything else of note .
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Onwards and a few more bits of scrap and then a really decent signal , nice and strong and half expecting the dreaded ring pull I was leased to see this 1936 sixpence and really nice condition pop up out of the dark soil .
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Not a bad start to the afternoon although I was almost contemplating an early finish , two nice finds and I had my fill of fresh air but knowing the rain was coming then maybe I would not be back out for a while .
Some more odds and ends , a huge silver button which had the heart racing and then a nice squeaky signal , in goes the spade and the soft soil tipped out another great find , a tiny hammered coin which looks heavily but neatly clipped .
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It was now getting to that point where I just had to stay for the duration but I was hungry and it was time for a cuppa , no Hob Nobs or fancy cakes , just a plain old cheese sandwhich in my haste to get out the door .
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Great write up as ever, and it appears that you and the Deus are getter along just fine :thumbsup:
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More hammereds :shock: very, very well done. You’ve become a master of the Deus in less than a year :clapping:

Are you sure the last coin ain’t a halfpenny? Get some more photos up for an ID cause I’m intrigued :D
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Nice going Kb, I think Caths correct, farthing rather than halfpenny :thumbsup:
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Oxgirl wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:04 pm More hammereds :shock: very, very well fone. You’ve become a master of the Deus in less than a year :clapping:

Are you sure the last coin ain’t a halfpenny? Get some more photos up for an ID cause I’m intrigued :D
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It’s an Irish coin I think?

I’m going to stick my neck out and say it’s an Edward I. Check this guide out :thumbsup: http://hammered_farthings.tripod.com/edward-i-farthings/dublin.htm
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Well done on getting out, Paul and this time of the year, it is braving the cold.
Good to see some coins come up, most people will disagree but i actually prefer the 1936 Sixpence.
Now i see you have a Part 2 to read.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Dave The Slave wrote: Wed Dec 01, 2021 1:37 pm Well done on getting out, Paul and this time of the year, it is braving the cold.
Good to see some coins come up, most people will disagree but i actually prefer the 1936 Sixpence.
Now i see you have a Part 2 to read.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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The sixpence is a very nice coin , always nice to find . :thumbsup:
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Wow yes, nice selection. Looks like a nice open piece of land just perfect to swing over. Hammered's are always good! (Unless you are in France where the bulk of them seem to be either copper alloy or billon. :cry: ) I am always impressed when people talk with such authority on these small hammered's. I was always pants at it and since being in France for 5 years I am even worse. Totally clueless.. I miss my own coins. Always love a sixpence: it was my tuck-shop money when I was at primary school. :lol:
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A great days out :thumbsup:
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