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Go minelabbing weekend
« on: May 22, 2017, 05:37:15 PM »
This is a rather sad wee coin found yesterday.  I thought it showed a large letter S on the reverse but of course it is the lion's tail (thanks Derek).  I think it is a Lion or Hardhead but the thing is, using my Spinks book I cannot see anything similar, with the star to the left of the lion rampant.  The coin is tiny, as thin as a piece of paper and about 14mm diameter.

Can anyone narrow it down as to full id?  Pity it's not in better condition.  I can see the letter M for Mary Queen of Scots and the crown above.  I think the metal is billon.

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Re: Go minelabbing weekend
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2017, 05:38:57 PM »
And the other side.

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Re: Go minelabbing weekend
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2017, 06:20:12 PM »
Hi Howard

See page 6 on the link and coins 3462

http://www.baldwin.co.uk/media/cms/auction-archive/auction-96/07%20BALDWINS%20Auction%2096%20-%20Sept%202015%20-%2005%20-%20COLLECTION%20OF%20SCOTTISH%20COINS.pdf


Mary Queen of Scots, Lion or Hardheads (2), issue of 23/24th alloy of One and a Halfpence value, with
counter mark of 1575 of a heart and a star, 1558, large crowned M, MARIA D. G. SCOTOR. REGINA.,
rev crowned Scottish lion rampant left, date in legend surrounding,

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Re: Go minelabbing weekend
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2017, 06:41:29 PM »
Well done Howard, nice find and good ID Belso.
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Re: Go minelabbing weekend
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2017, 07:42:57 PM »
NICE wee turner Howard well done
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Re: Go minelabbing weekend
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2017, 08:16:32 PM »
Thanks guys.  Good id too Martin.
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Re: Go minelabbing weekend
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2017, 08:16:38 PM »
Well done on the find and the ID...

You keep finding the weird (ie different) stuff Howard!

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Re: Go minelabbing weekend
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2017, 08:24:08 PM »
Just goes to show Bob how the Deus is able to locate such  a tiny target.  It really is tiny.
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Re: Go minelabbing weekend
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2017, 08:16:02 AM »
Nice wee find Howard! And great ID
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Re: Go minelabbing weekend
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2017, 09:00:16 AM »
excellent find howard well done mate

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Re: Go minelabbing weekend
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2017, 10:12:04 AM »
Well done Howard
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Re: Go minelabbing weekend
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2017, 11:08:18 AM »
Grand find Howard.  It was great to meet you too  :)

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Re: Go minelabbing weekend
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2017, 01:20:29 PM »
...magic Howard, a great wee find and a solid ID by Belso, well done both!!!

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Re: Go minelabbing weekend
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2017, 02:11:35 PM »
Nice find Howard. Its counterstamped with the star in a heart making it a james the 6th issue. Hardheads were really heavily counterfeited the counterstamped ones are the real deal.
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Re: Go minelabbing weekend
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2017, 04:42:25 PM »
Nice wee find there howard and solid ID well done  ;D
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