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Friday Update – 4 December

Each Friday afternoon, I will update the website with all my latest coin news and valuations, articles and news. I will continue to publish any breaking news, such as auction results, as they happen.

Hot Topics

These articles will cover issues which affect the metal detecting community. They are intended to provoke debate and I encourage you to express your opinions in the comments section of these articles.

Institute of Detectorists – is it a cause for concern?

There are fears that the Institute of Metal Detecting is intent on restricting the hobby of metal detecting.

Or is it simply trying to educate metal detectorists to enable them to unearth and report finds with a greater understanding of the archaeological impact. 


Reader’s coin cleaned

Reo Freita’s coin before and after cleaning

Coin Cleaning Success

Scott Abel from Gladius Coins explains how he cleaned one of the coins sent into me for valuation and offers advice on coin cleaning.

Updated Valuation Report

My updated valuation report on the now cleaned coin.

Valuations and Identifications

In this week’s edition there are 8 new valuations including my Find of the Week and Runner Up.

Find of the Week

Other Valuations

Highlights of my other valuations, with a particular story to tell

Scottish Penny of Alexander III

Alexander III Penny

and the story of the Brussels Hoard

Victoria Gold Sovereign

Victoria Gold Sovereign

with advice on selling these coins

Auction News

Previews of upcoming auctions and auction results


In this section, I share news from detectorists and detecting clubs.

Quoit-headed pin

Story of how this became Find of the Year at a detecting club

Next week

Please help me with next week’s edition. If you would like a coin identified or valued then please see my free online coin valuation service.

Or if you have any detecting news then please Contact Me.

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