Friday Update – Good Friday 2021

Editorial

I’ve 9 new valuations and identifications including a Henry VI half noble which is in very good condition for a detecting find.

In the PAS and Treasure Review, there’s a steelyard and strap union and appropriately for Good Friday, a pilgrim’s badge

Detecting in the News reflects some of the best aspects of metal detecting. A detectorist donates his treasure find to his local museum. Plus nine detecting finds in Wales are declared treasure and all are destined for museums.

At the other end of the spectrum is the story of the pair who are due in court for failing to declare the find of 900 gold staters in September 2020. As well as being a criminal offence, it seems a particularly stupid thing to do. If they had reported it, they would have received a tax-free reward, provided they had permission to detect on the land.

The auction results this week indicate that the coin market continues to be strong and in DNW’s auction next week, there’s a solution to where to store all your detecting finds.

Valuations and Identifications

In this week’s edition there are 9 new valuations including my Find of the Week and Runner Up.

Find of the Week

Henry VI half noble

Henry VI Half Noble

It’s rare for a detecting find to be so undamaged

Runner Up

William I Penny

William I Penny

The rarest type of William I pennies

PAS and Treasure Review

A selection of the finds recorded by PAS and treasure reports by the Treasure Registrars in the previous week

Detecting in the news

Detectorist donates find to museum

How are the stripes made and what is this ring used for?

Pair in court for failing to declare treasure

Pair fail to declare the find of 900 gold staters in September last year.

Nine Welsh detecting finds declared treasure

Post Medieval gold ring

All these Welsh treasure finds were found by detectorist

Auction news

Auction Preview

Lot 1138, coin cabinet

DNW Auction: 6 and7 April

How about this 19th century mahogany coin cabinet for your collection on detecting finds. Also in the auction is the collection of Walter Wilkinson. His extraordinary career included working in the forests of Africa, when the Numismatic Circular would take a month to arrive by post.

Auction Results

Lockdales, Coins and Militaria, 27/28 March

Lot 1854, Edward III Noble

This Edward III “Treaty B” noble achieved the good price that was anticipated

Spink, The Eccles Collection

Lot 5144, Charles I Unite

Some very strong results, including this Charles I unite that sold for £9,500.

Quick Quiz

Quick Quiz #10

As it’s Easter, here’s a quick quiz on the crosses found on coins.

Previous Website Updates

You can find all previous website updates in News

Next week

Help with the next edition

Please help me with next week’s edition. If you’ve been out detecting again or taking the time to go through your collection, please contact me with anything you find of interest or would like me to identify.

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