Whats your favourite silver coin find ?

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Here’s mine which I found yesterday. It’s an Iron Age silver stater of the Dobunni tribe circa 50BC - 20AD.
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muddy mick wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:34 pm Mmmm dunno :lol: one of these but which one lol sorry for being naughty :mrgreen: :lol:
Haha just close your eyes n have lucky dip. Some beautys there
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I tend to quite well for big silvers here in Normandy. i have stumbled upon a few purse losses of big hammered coins as well as some enormous milled silver from the 18th century (silver ecus are 1 oz of silver each.)
But my favourite has to be my Spanish 8 Reales Cob (Piece of Eight) because it just stirs the imagination. Pirates, ship-wrecks, the silver mines of Colombia. :lol: And how did it come to be in a field in Normandy. We are an hour from Le Havre so I speculate it came in that way. 'Aaghh me Hearties' (or whatever Pirates sound like in French. :lol: )
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Littleboot wrote: Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:39 am I tend to quite well for big silvers here in Normandy. i have stumbled upon a few purse losses of big hammered coins as well as some enormous milled silver from the 18th century (silver ecus are 1 oz of silver each.)
But my favourite has to be my Spanish 8 Reales Cob (Piece of Eight) because it just stirs the imagination. Pirates, ship-wrecks, the silver mines of Colombia. :lol: And how did it come to be in a field in Normandy. We are an hour from Le Havre so I speculate it came in that way. 'Aaghh me Hearties' (or whatever Pirates sound like in French. :lol: )
:thumbsup: that is stunning . well done
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Littleboot wrote: Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:39 am I tend to quite well for big silvers here in Normandy. i have stumbled upon a few purse losses of big hammered coins as well as some enormous milled silver from the 18th century (silver ecus are 1 oz of silver each.)
But my favourite has to be my Spanish 8 Reales Cob (Piece of Eight) because it just stirs the imagination. Pirates, ship-wrecks, the silver mines of Colombia. :lol: And how did it come to be in a field in Normandy. We are an hour from Le Havre so I speculate it came in that way. 'Aaghh me Hearties' (or whatever Pirates sound like in French. :lol: )
Wow that’s a nice chunk of silver. Lovely to see one with proper detail too. Stunning :Star:
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Pete E wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:02 pm Some lovely coins here and some real rarities too..

I have never found anything on a par of these, just a few hammy's and a bit of Georgian and later silver.

Despite having found the hammy's, the coin that always makes me smile is a George lll sixpence.

Despite it being quite dark, the surface has a lovely luster to it, and I think the design itself is very elegant and much more pleasing to the eye than some of the Victorian silver...

I have attached a couple of pics but they simply don’t do it justice compared to what it’s like in the had...
lovely bullhead. the ones ive found are all very worn .
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Not as old as my avatar, but then again it does not have to be but I really like it, it's a Bristol silver sixpence trade token dated 1811, the time of the industrial revolution.
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GeoffBristol wrote: Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:45 pm Not as old as my avatar, but then again it does not have to be but I really like it, it's a Bristol silver sixpence trade token dated 1811, the time of the industrial revolution.
Nice piece of history
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joemole wrote: Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:31 am lovely bullhead. the ones ive found are all very worn .
Thanks for that..I am worn whether to leave as is, or give it a little clean...I am leaning on the side of leaving it as I don't want to loose or damage the lovely luster it has in the hand...
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GeoffBristol wrote: Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:45 pm Not as old as my avatar, but then again it does not have to be but I really like it, it's a Bristol silver sixpence trade token dated 1811, the time of the industrial revolution.
I never even knew those existed, but I like it very much; a real bit of local history....
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Pete E wrote: Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:12 pm Thanks for that..I am worn whether to leave as is, or give it a little clean...I am leaning on the side of leaving it as I don't want to loose or damage the lovely luster it has in the hand...
I've ruined coins in the past by polishing them . Looks fine as it is
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I think you are probably right!
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Here's my favourite two silver coins,
Both found in same favourite field.
Aethelred the unready, first small cross type, c978
Henry 1st, Pellets in quarterfoil type,
c1123
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stanslad wrote: Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:29 pm Here's my favourite two silver coins,
Both found in same favourite field.
Aethelred the unready, first small cross type, c978
Henry 1st, Pellets in quarterfoil type,
c1123
I dream of finding something like that .. marvellous
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This is probably my favourite Roman, An Argenteus of Maximian :thumbsup:
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