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A very lowball beach find!

 
 
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 Posted 07/02/2018  3:52 pm Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am starting to get back into metal detecting after about three years' enforced absence from the hobby. After two major surgical operations I was advised not to lift anything heavier than a half-filled electric kettle until the doctor said it would be OK to start again...

I now have the green light to go detecting. All the earth is rock hard with the current drought, so I tried the beach, hoping that the holiday-makers who were here over the weekend might have dropped a few pound or two-pound coins...

Well, I DID find a coin, but not at all what I expected, and after checking with a better example in my collection I indentified it as a postwar Italian 5 Lire coin from about 1950!

Here it is - yesterday's detector find on the left and the specimen from my collection on the right!



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 Posted 07/02/2018  7:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coaster to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well done, great detective work there NumbisRob!
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 Posted 07/18/2018  2:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Anywhere near the A259?
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 Posted 07/19/2018  02:42 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Anywhere near the A259?


Yes - about 100 yards away, actually!
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 Posted 07/19/2018  10:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Yes - about 100 yards away, actually!


So you can see it from your house?!?! Nice! Cross over A259 and your at the beach.
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 Posted 07/19/2018  6:54 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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So you can see it from your house?!?! Nice! Cross over A259 and your at the beach.


This is looking down from where I live to the sea. The street lamp in the distance is on the A259. You can't see the beach because it's at a much lower level than the road.

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 Posted 07/19/2018  7:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I knew that. Very nice indeed!
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 Posted 07/25/2018  04:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sarkany to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not one one sees everyday. keep on a digging!
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 Posted 08/03/2018  12:19 am  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice find and congratulations!
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