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1817 George 3RD Coin

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 Posted 08/10/2020  11:52 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add stretch4leeds to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi I hope you are able to access the two links to images I have pasted below. I dug up a George 3rd coin whilst meat detecting yesterday (assumed a penny). I have searched the internet and the closest I found to the pattern on the obverse was that of a half crown but this coin is copper not silver? Appreciate any help you can offer. Thank you

David Lees

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 Posted 08/10/2020  12:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Collector28 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've been meat detecting before, though I used much different machinery to get it
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 Posted 08/10/2020  12:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add stretch4leeds to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well done for spotting the deliberate mistake- this should of course have read metal and not meat- which will explain my hatred of predictive text and the fact that my next signal was a bratwurst & &
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 Posted 08/10/2020  12:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Collector28 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey, it allowed me to make a really bad joke

I can't see the pictures, by the way - tried copy and pasting the link.
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 Posted 08/10/2020  12:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add stretch4leeds to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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 Posted 08/10/2020  1:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Collector28 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is a George III half crown, just rather corroded.

to the community, by the way!
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 Posted 08/10/2020  2:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add stretch4leeds to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for your ID of the coin as I said I was a bit confused as I thought that they only came in silver and wasn't sure
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 Posted 08/10/2020  2:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Collector28 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No problem

Good find!
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 Posted 08/10/2020  2:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add stretch4leeds to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Must have been a George 3rd set of fields - within 20
Minutes had found this, a George 3rd penny and a British copper company token from about the same era
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 Posted 08/10/2020  3:37 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It could be a contemporary cast forgery - we'd need to see larger, clearer photos. I'm afraid these coins were quite extensively forged in base metal and then given a thin silver wash, which may have worn away after all those years in the soil. A genuine silver coin usually has some silver poking through somewhere.
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 Posted 08/10/2020  3:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add stretch4leeds to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Definately no silver left on it if it is more contemporary but brings more clarity to my confusion about its denomination - makes sense really- thanks
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 Posted 08/10/2020  4:18 pm  Show Profile   Check PaddyB's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add PaddyB to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would say definitely a contemporary forgery of a Half Crown. Silver would not corrode that way.
There are collectors for these, but probably not in that bad a condition.
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 Posted 08/10/2020  4:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add stretch4leeds to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's the unfortunate toll of Agricultural fertilisers and years of field ploughing I'm afraid. Modern coins simply won't last that distance in comparison
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 Posted 08/10/2020  4:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Collector28 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I defer to the superior knowledge of PaddyB and NumisRob
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 Posted 08/10/2020  4:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hogarth to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

I agree with Paddy and Rob, a contemporary counterfeit.
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