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Boxing Day Update

In this Boxing Day update: a Coin Quiz with a prize for the winner, plus a new article in my Kings and Queens of England series: William II.

There is a more recent website update on 1 January 2021.

christmas message

Christmas Message

My Christmas message to the readers of Detecting Finds

Coin Quiz

Prize of four Spink coin books to be won

William II

William II’s reign, troubles with his brother and mystery of his death.

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

Saxon gold Tremissis coin portraying king bubba

Merovingian Tremissis

History of the Merovingians and their coinage, plus my valuation of this rare coin

Runner Up

Edward the Confessor Penny

Edward the Confessor Penny

New moneyer and mint combination

Other Valuations

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

Henry III Penny and John Halfpenny

Cut Halfpennies

How detecting finds informed our knowledge of coin usage

James I square weight

Check weights

Weights used to check the standard of coins

stirrup mount bledlow - roger paul

Stirrup Mount

How detectorist finds have made these less scarce

Swivel connector for dog leash

Swivel Mount

For a dog leash

Auction News

Spink Auction Preview – Frank Viles Collection of Sixpences

Auction Preview

Story of the sixpence from Edward VI to George III

Detecting in the News

Next week

Next week, I will be updating the website on the morning of New Year’s Day.

Auction Previews

Previews of two auctions in January 2021.


CNG - Auction Preview


Triton XXIV

Help with the next edition

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.

If you are out detecting over the Christmas period, let me have your pictures and stories, or if you have any other detecting news then please Contact Me.

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