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Bronze Coinage

1865 Queen Victoria 'Bun' One Penny

This was the first old penny, and indeed old coin that I ever found!

1865 Queen Victoria 'Bun' One Penny

1939 King George VI 'Ship' Half Penny

With only a few minor edge chippings, this half penny has remained in remarkable condition.

1939 King George VI 'Ship' Half Penny

1921 King George V Half Penny

1921 King George V Half Penny

A nice, smooth patina on this little bronze!

1884 Queen Victoria Half Penny

I just like how this shot turned out! The ghost of Britannia along with the date of 1884 give the shot some real character.

1905 King Edward VII Half Penny

1905 King Edward VII Half Penny

Although a worn example, a memorable 'first' Edwardian coin!

1860 Queen Victoria Half Penny

This find is almost completely smooth but is a nice find as it marks a transitional point for this coin series..

1860 Queen Victoria Half Penny

The shadow of a young Victoria on the coins obverse..

1860 Queen Victoria Half Penny

Upon inspection with the loupe, I could make out the date of 1860. This marks the year that pure copper issue coinage was replaced with harder wearing bronze. Better news for detectorists in the future hoping to find some dateable relics!

1897 Queen Victoria 'Old' One Penny

This was great to see, my first Old Head Queen Victoria coin.

1897 Queen Victoria 'Old' One Penny

This is the 'Low Tide' issue, note the spacing on the 'N' of 'ONE' - it is much more evenly spaced on the 'High Tide' issue.

1897 Queen Victoria 'Old' One Penny

Although corrosion is evident, this coin has some lovely detail.

1919 King George V One Penny

Some lovely high point detail, marred only slightly by some bronze growths

1919 King George V One Penny

Beautiful green patina complimented by some nice, unusual oranges

1921 King George V One Penny

An impression in the soil so sharp, I thought I had two coins for a moment! The first in a series of striking coins I would go onto recover over the coming week.

1921 King George V One Penny

Sleek, dark patina and fantastic definition

1921 King George V One Penny

Beautiful coin!

1920 King George V One Penny

I thought the 1921 was good. This was magnificent from the moment it came up.

1920 King George V One Penny

1920 King George V One Penny

All cleaned up and revealing some stunning features..

1920 King George V One Penny

One of the best obverse shots I've taken of one of the best coins I've found. I do love a good bronze coin!

1797 King George III 'Cartwheel' One Penny

1797 King George III 'Cartwheel' One Penny

Enough detail remaining to be able to ID a find I'd been wanting to make! Obviously someone had other thoughts about the British monarchy with the scoring of Britannia, as seen above. Dissention echoing through the years. Detecting can offer some fantastic insights!


1936 King George V Farthing

A stunning little coin with a fantastic, even patina.

1880's Queen Victoria Farthing

1880's Queen Victoria Farthing

My first Farthing find of Queen Victoria

1904 King Edward VII One Penny

A coin with some character, I just like this one!

1904 King Edward VII One Penny

1904 King Edward VII One Penny

A lovely finish to this coin. It has obviously seen some circulation which just adds a bit of depth to this coin's beauty. To think of all the hands this passed through at the turn of the last century, it is always something I like to contemplate.

1892 Queen Victoria 'Bun' One Penny

Simply stunning in it's state of preservation..

1892 Queen Victoria 'Bun' One Penny

Every detail you could wish for is bold as it was when struck!

1892 Queen Victoria 'Bun' One Penny

Lovely King George V Half Penny, as dug

Lovely King George V Half Penny, as dug

Half Penny 'Bender' style copper Half Penny love token

likely King George II

Half Penny 'Bender' style copper Half Penny love token

likely King George II

1862 Queen Victoria One Penny

1862 Queen Victoria One Penny

My oldest Victorian bronze to date.

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