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Possibly Gold-Plated 1826 UK Shilling

 
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United Kingdom
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 Posted 08/14/2021  05:24 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Coinsaurus to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi,
I have this shilling that looks like it is gold plated, I would like more information on this, such as weather this actually is gold plated and if this is common for these coins. Thanks.
Edited by Coinsaurus
08/14/2021 07:00 am
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New Zealand
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 Posted 08/14/2021  07:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chedee to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would suggest taking it along to a second-hand jewellery shop and asking them to test it. Would like to know how you got on
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United Kingdom
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 Posted 08/14/2021  08:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinsaurus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't know any places like that near me but I will have a look, thanks.
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United Kingdom
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 Posted 08/14/2021  11:58 am  Show Profile   Check PaddyB's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add PaddyB to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It seems to have been a fairly common practice - I have a similar one dated 1825:


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 Posted 08/14/2021  12:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JohnConduitt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it was quite common to plate coins with gold for use in jewellery. But since it was not done by The Royal Mint, and the gold wouldn't be worth the cost of recovering it, it's often considered damage.
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 Posted 08/14/2021  12:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinsaurus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ok thanks.
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 Posted 08/14/2021  2:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What does it have to do with the weather, its a gilt plated coin.
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 Posted 08/23/2021  5:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add David Graham to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:

What does it have to do with the weather, its a gilt plated coin.

Tut tut.. PT - shouldn't that be "it's".
"Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones".

BTW - You will send yourself to an early grave trying to correct a perceived cold blooded murder of the English tongue. I used to get cranky (still do sometimes) with terms such as "he goes" (in reference to talking), "my bad" etc etc. I was simply... . You cannot change it and I'm sure there are plenty of cases where our forebears would be turning in their graves if they heard us speak our 'good' English. English is an evolving language that you or I can't stop.

My continuing pet peeves? ATM machine and PIN number.
Edited by David Graham
08/23/2021 5:05 pm
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