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Evening crimbo elves. So today was a toss up between going in work or detecting and chose the latter😁 Was only a 4 hour session and I was cheesed off by the end with thick mud on the boots and finding tin foil,so I took a short cut back to the van and only half swinging the coil then another 70 on the simplex expecting more can slaw but no.
It's the biggest hammy I've found and just a shame it's bent and mangled but I'm taking it. 👍
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Nice work!!
That might straighten out, then it would be a real belter.
Well found and well saved. :thumbsup:
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A super find with good detail, well worth some careful annealing. Well done. :thumbsup:
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Great find, well done CD & good luck for more soon.
Clint :thumbsup:
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Shame thats bent over CD, but as said if your cahoona's are big enough then it might straighten out :thumbsup:

Great coins though and huge as you say
I have a full round one i found on the surface of a field i was walking through to get to where i wanted to be
Suffice to say i never made it past this hotspot for a few hours :lol:
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That'll straighten no bother. Nice find. :thumbsup:
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Those Stuart silvers are wonderful finds - well done, a good Christmas present :Star:
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Lovely find and good looking coin 👍
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Total belter of a coin, that man :thumbsup:

Is it just the images that make it appear to be bent literally in half? If so, and being a newly converted "don't straighten a deliberately bent coin" merchant I'd not straighten it if it looks to be bent purposefully. But that's purely personal choice (and recently acquired at that :lol: )
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figgis wrote: Fri Dec 24, 2021 7:50 pm Total belter of a coin, that man :thumbsup:

Is it just the images that make it appear to be bent literally in half? If so, and being a newly converted "don't straighten a deliberately bent coin" merchant I'd not straighten it if it looks to be bent purposefully. But that's purely personal choice (and recently acquired at that :lol: )
That's a good call mate and I was looking at this before I read your post. Definitely folded bang in half in antiquity by the looks of it. Why would this be done?cluld it have been a political objection? Cheers.
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There’s something about James coins that I love, I’ve only ever found 2 which is shame but still great coins and fantastic find 👍 here’s mine
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coal digger wrote: Fri Dec 24, 2021 8:15 pm Definitely folded bang in half in antiquity by the looks of it. Why would this be done?cluld it have been a political objection? Cheers.
While I could bang on authoritatively about coin bending and make meself look good, I would in actual fact be copying from a link Cath posted in this thread. Fascinating stuff :thumbsup:
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My first and worst ever conditioned hammered was a James I and I have only found one other since. :P
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I hadn't noticed it was bent exactly in half! That's even better. Maybe political but just as likely to be a range of other things too. The fun of this hobby is imagining as we'll never really know.
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Oxgirl wrote: Fri Dec 24, 2021 10:08 pm I hadn't noticed it was bent exactly in half! That's even better. Maybe political but just as likely to be a range of other things too. The fun of this hobby is imagining as we'll never really know.
There might be an inscription on the inside which was meant for a saint😮😮won't be opening it though so will not see what's inside.
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