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« on: December 29, 2009, 07:03:56 PM »

Received a "delivered by hand" Xmas card today through the letterbox from a farmer who`s land i detect on,thanking me for the case of beer & card i`d dropped off before Xmas day.Inside the card was these 2 coins & a little note saying thanks for showing the farmer & his family the finds made & the Silver coin & Token i had gifted them.
Has anyone any idea what they are?
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2009, 08:24:11 PM »

The second one is a Victoria Diamond jubilee medal, these are not uncommon and come a variety of designs, I have even found a lead one.
the first is a mystery, the reverse looks like a spade guinea or a fraction of and it says George III but the portrait is all wrong, but it looks too good an  engraving of somebody  to be a forgery. weird but interesting.
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2009, 08:32:43 PM »

Thanks Geoff,that`s interesting,i`ve tried researching but drawn a blank so far !  Huh
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2009, 08:43:26 PM »

its george 111 its a gaming piece and the first one is what jeoff said you can allso get alot off toy money of victoria  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2009, 08:50:41 PM »

Nice id Phil,
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2009, 08:53:12 PM »

if by chance its not a george 3rd gaming piece, then if u check out spink, guineas and half guineas, you will see the reverse design as shown in the above picture.

i can't read the date properly if its 1761, then theres no record in my spink, of coins with that date -- but maybe its there in the latest edition.

if it is indeed a guinea/half guinea - well done its worth hundreds

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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2009, 09:10:13 PM »

That was a nice unexpected Christmas present Stig, he must have felt sorry you did'nt win the oil lamp  Grin, very nice pieces mate
Ace  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2009, 09:25:11 PM »

the bust is wrong to be a gold guinea this is my gaming piece hope this helps mick but do check the date mate  Wink and i think i can see the date 1701 which is qween ann  Huh
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2009, 09:27:30 PM »

thx phil - a lovely find - i've never seen one of these before today - now i may have seen 2!
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« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2009, 09:32:30 PM »

ive found a few alan the old heart starts going when they come out if you look at the date on micks you can see 1701 which is qween  Lips sealed sorry william the 111 what a dork so it makes sence when you think about it  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2009, 09:35:19 PM »

if the date is 1701 then yes i'd agree with william, if its 1761, then george 3rd.

my eyes aren't that good and the date looked like 1761 ..

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« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2009, 09:38:32 PM »

The date on it defo looks like 1701,so it`s a Token then Phil ?
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« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2009, 09:39:30 PM »

yes to token
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« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2009, 09:48:24 PM »

Spoke to Gwyn(the farmer) on the phone & apparently they was found by builders under the floor boards during the farmhouse renovations ! He thought i might have an interest in them,so passed them on.  Wink
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« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2009, 09:50:54 PM »

what a lovely gesture - it would be worth photographing them and giving a written report of what each one is .. then give gwyn a copy - perhaps in a thank you card . or b'day card !!

well done on having a very supportive farmer
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