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Friday Update – 11 December

Each Friday afternoon, I will update the website with all my latest coin news and valuations, articles and news.


These articles will cover issues which affect the metal detecting community.

What is the market like for coins at the moment?

A review of the prices being achieved in the coin market.


I’ve started two new features on the website this week:

Thrill of the Find

Collection of reader’s stories, sharing the thrill they get from finding things.

Thrill of the Find


Thrill of a first hammered coin

Fantastic day detecting

Finding a gold stater

Detecting in the News

A round-up of articles about metal detecting in the press.

Copper Alloy Furniture Fitting


PAS annual report

Gold coins found while weeding the garden

Detectorists donate hoard to Museum

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

Gold Stater

Valued for 50/50 agreement with landowner

Other Valuations

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

Edward 1 Mule Class 10ab

Edward I Penny

A new variety of Class 10ab

James 11 Gold Touch piece

James II Touch Piece

The story of giving out a gold angel

Auction News

Previews of upcoming auctions and auction results

Christmas Coin Quiz

On Boxing Day, I will be publishing my Christmas Coin Quiz: 40 questions to test your knowledge of coins.

Spink have kindly provided the prize for the winner: four of their superb coin books, including the new Coins of England 2021.


In this section, I share news from detectorists and detecting clubs. If you have a Find of the Month competition, looking for new members or any other news, please Contact Me.

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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