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New Year’s Day Update

Happy New Year to you all. If you’ve not already done so, remember to enter the Coin Quiz by 3 January. You only need to score 30 or more to be entered in the draw for Spink’s 2021 Coins of England. Five new valuations this week, including a coin that shouldn’t exist.

Plus a review of two major auctions coming up this week, both with coins expected to sell for more than £100,000.

In Detecting in the News, a couple of stories that demonstrate the good that detectorists do in advancing the understanding of the past and returning a long lost item to its home.

Coin Quiz

Four Spink coin books for the winner.

Chance to win with 30 or more correct

Valuations and Identifications

In this week’s edition there are 5 new valuations including my Find of the Week and Runner Up.

Find of the Week

Eadred Penny

The King who drove the Vikings out of York

Runner Up

Henry I Penny

Detective work to find the mint and moneyer

Other Valuations

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

scottish cut halfpenny

Alexander III Penny

Why does this coin exist?

Auction News

Two auctions coming up in January that contain some very rare coins.


An auction of an significant coin collection, that has already attracted national media attention.

CNG – Triton XXIV

CNG - Auction Preview

Roman and British Coins, including this Brutus Aureus

Detecting in the News

Latest stories in the press about metal detecting

Previous Website Updates

You can find previous website updates in News

Next week

Next week, I will be updating the website on Friday 8 January.

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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